/Pacific Islands

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

By | 1 week ago|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

Pitcairn Islands Stamps: Breadfruit Saga (2015)

By | 2 weeks ago|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 –

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

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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