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

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

Stamps of Tonga: Queen Salote Accession Anniversary (1938)

By | Oct 15, 2014|Agriculture on Stamps, British Commonwealth, British Empire, De La Rue, History, Oceania, Pacific Islands, People on Stamps, Printers, Printing Processes, Royalty, Tonga|

The twentieth anniversary of the accession of Queen Salote (Charlotte) was celebrated in October 1938 by three stamps, recess-printed by

Stamps of Tonga: Christmas Issue (2013)

By | Nov 28, 2013|Angels on Stamps, Art on Stamps, Christmas Stamps, Designers, New Issues 2013, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Tonga, Topicals or Thematics|

Self-Adhesive Stamps of Tonga

By | Jun 12, 2008|Articles, Pacific Islands, Postal History, Tonga|

Were these weird stamps ever used? The short answer to the question is ‘Very much so’. I have recently seen a large holding of commercial covers of Tonga dating from the 1960s and bearing many different frankings from the myriad of self-adhesive stamp issues. An absolutely riotous experience I must add.

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