/Pacific Islands

The British Solomon Islands: A Small Group for the Moderate Specialist (1910)

By | Mar 3, 2017|British Solomon Islands, Pacific Islands, Solomon Islands|

This article was originally published in “The Postage Stamp”, 15 October 1910. For the collector who, whilst maintaining his interest in his general collection, is desirous of indulging his specialistic tendencies to a moderate extent, there are a number of small and straightforward issuing countries, which have sprung into being during the past decade and offer admirable opportunities for activity in this direction.

Picture Perfect: New Zealand 1898-1908

By | Feb 26, 2017|Birds on Stamps, British Commonwealth, British Empire, Classic Stamps, Errors, Feature, New Zealand, Overprints, Pacific Islands, Perforations, Rarities, Revenues, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics, Venezuela, Waterlow|

The first pictorial definitive series from a major British colony, issued by New Zealand in 1898, had two different printers,

Gilbert & Ellice Islands Stamps: Post Due Issue (1940)

By | Sep 4, 2016|British Empire, Feature, Gilbert & Ellice Islands, Pacific Islands, Postage Dues|

This Postage Due issue for the Gilbert and Ellice islands was typo printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company in 1940.

Guam: The First Issue (1899)

By | Aug 19, 2016|First Issues, Guam, Overprints, Pacific Islands, Philippines, Spain & Colonies, Topicals or Thematics, United States, United States of America|

The island of Guam, formerly administered as part of the Spanish Philippine Islands, was occupied by American troops in 1899

Stamps of New Caledonia: Tokyo Olympics (1964)

By | Aug 6, 2016|Designers, France & Colonies, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Oceania, Olympics on Stamps, Pacific Islands, Printing Processes, Sports on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Sporting events provide much of the commemorative issues produced by New Caledonia. The Tokyo Olympic Games were recorded by this

Stamps of Aitutaki (1903-20)

By | Jun 5, 2016|Aitutaki, Birds on Stamps, British Empire, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Overprints, Pacific Islands, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Aitutaki used the postage stamps of the Cook Islands from 1892 to 1903, when New Zealand overprinted its own stamps

Map of Oceania (Pacific Ocean) 1897

By | Apr 9, 2016|Australasia Maps, British Empire, British New Guinea, Germany & Colonies, History, Maps, New Zealand, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea|

This fine map shows Oceania (the Pacific Region) as it was in 1897. It should be a useful chart for

Stamps of Pitcairn Islands: Botanica (2014)

By | Mar 10, 2016|Botanica on Stamps, Flowers on Stamps, New Issues 2014, New Zealand, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

The flora of the Pitcairn Islands consists of 81 species, of which 10 are endemic. IUCN Red List threat categories

Pitcairn Islands Stamps: Breadfruit Saga (2015)

By | Sep 1, 2015|Fruit on Stamps, History, New Issues 2015, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Ship's Mail, Shipping Archive, Ships, Ships on Stamps, Souvenir Sheets, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Pitcairn Island Post has prepared for releasing a special set of stamps that is devoted to the Breadfruit Saga –

Galapagos Post Office

By | Jun 22, 2015|Ecuador, Galapagos, Pacific Islands, South America, Tonga, Video|

Here is a fascinating video describing how mail was delivered to the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific. In some ways

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

By | Jun 15, 2015|Boats and Rafts on Stamps, France & Colonies, French Polynesia, Pacific Islands, Peru, Topicals or Thematics|

Let's go back in time some 60 years. World War II had just ended and many countries were busily rebuilding

Pitcairn Islands: Paintings Issue (2015)

By | Apr 29, 2015|Art on Stamps, British Commonwealth, New Issues 2015, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Shipping Archive, Ships, Ships on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

The Pitcairn Islands promoted paintings of the Island in the 1980s with two stamp issues released. Additional works have been

Stamps of New Caledonia: Emma the Red (2015)

By | Feb 26, 2015|France & Colonies, French Polynesia, History, New Caledonia, New Issues 2015, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Religion on Stamps, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

The story behind the stamp is both intriguing and very touching. Known today as Emma the Red, she was a

Stamps of Vanuatu: ‘Vanuatu Cocktails’ (2015)

By | Jan 14, 2015|New Issues 2015, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Stamp Profiles, Topicals or Thematics|

Your plane has landed, you have checked in to one of the stunning resorts – time to let the holiday

Stamps of Tonga: Id. Gold Coins Issue (1963)

By | Oct 15, 2014|British Commonwealth, Coins on Stamps, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Stamp Profiles, Tonga, Topicals or Thematics|

Tonga introduced a series of three gold coins in 1963 and issued a set of thirteen stamps to mark the

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