Monday, 25 April 2016

Nauru

The people of Nauru a tiny potato shaped island was once one of the worlds richest . At least that was the case when I visited last in 1980. Now in 2016 , the phospate has nearly run out and it is a very poor reflection of its old claim to fame. 











Nauru post office looks like it was falling apart. The last stamp issue they have was released in 2009 and they have no new issues here since then. The post office sells Definitives unless you ask for special stamps and then they produce a full selection in another folder . It is just 70c to mail a postcard. They have stopped the registered service over a year ago according to June who was in charge on the first day when I got the low down on Nauru Post. Here I am with the lady who normally deals with EMS Mail  but June was out sick on the second day of my visit. Very helpful . They are waiting on a new postmark and some airmail stickers. I would say some paint as well ! 

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