Maldives

Maldives Flag and Coat

The Republic of Maldives is an island country situated in the Arabian Sea south west of India and Sri Lanka.  There are more than 1000 islands of which only about 200 are inhabited.  The capital is Malé situated on “King’s Island” because of its central position in the islands.

The country became a British Protectorate in 1887, but achieved independence in 1965.  Since then the country has experienced the challenge of political instability as well as that posed by climate change. Tourism and fishing are the main sources of income.  The country was part of the British Commonwealth from 1982 until 2016 when it chose to withdraw as a result of global criticism in regard to human rights and corruption.

The first stamps used were overprinted stamps of Ceylon issued in 1906.  The first stamps inscribed “Maldives” were issued in 1909.

1963

Centenary of Red Cross Series

Maldives-125-AP141

SG # 125

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1964

Olympic Games Tokyo Series

Maldive Islands 140 i5

SG # 140

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

1973

International Scouting Congress in Nairobi and Addis Ababa Series

Maldives-438-AB135

SG # 438

Unused (NH)

 

 

1974

Centenary of Universal Postal Union Series

Maldives-507-AB135

SG # 507

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Signs of the Zodiac Series

Maldive Islands 522 i5

SG # 522

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Birth Centenary of Sir Winston Churchill Series

Maldives-535-AB135

SG # 535

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Maldives-536-AB135

SG # 536

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Maldives-537-AB135

SG # 537

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Maldives-538-AB135

SG # 538

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

 

Maldives-539-AB135

SG # 539

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

1975

Butterflies and Moths Series

Maldives-595-AB72

SG # 595

Unused (NH)

 

 

 

Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Series

Maldives-673-AC5

SG # 673

Used (Hinged)

 

 

Maldives-674-AB135

SG # 674

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

Maldives-675-AB135

SG # 675

Unused (Hinged)

 

 

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