Gilbert Islands

SC  283
 $1           01 Jul 76              The L. C. Tabakea             Design is identical to Kiribati Scott #339, except for the presence of a small silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II on this stamp. The L.C. (Landing Craft) Tabakea is named after the Turtle God who is believed to support Banaba Island on his back. The craft is used to ferry passengers (up to 200) and freight (up to 22 tons) among the islets that make up the nation's capital, Tarawa.

 SC  322

 20c         15 Jan 79             Chelonia mydas