Here is a fascinating video describing how mail was delivered to the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific. In some ways
The twentieth anniversary of the accession of Queen Salote (Charlotte) was celebrated in October 1938 by three stamps, recess-printed by
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.