Tonga stamps

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Flag of Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga is an archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" in the southern Pacific Ocean (about a third of the way between New Zealand and Hawaii). It was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.

http://www.mapsouthpacific.com/pacific/index.html


Scott: #89O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #89: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #114-8O

Issued: 1.12.1961

75th Anniversary of Postal Service

Inside #114: Tonga #1O

http://www.snap-dragon.com/first_issues_-_t.htm


Scott: #146-7O, #C17O

Issued: 18.6.1966

Centenary of Tupou College and of Secondary Education, Overprint #114


Scott: #168O

Issued: 25.3.1967

New Currency Provisionals, surcharge #147


Scott: #C154-8O

Issued: 20.6.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #C154-8: Stamps on Envelopes


Scott: #337-41O

Issued: 20.6.1974

Centenary, UPU

Inside #337-41: Tonga #CO87O

Simplified: inscriptions, value removed and new value superimposed

Lou wrote: The 1974 publicity release and Scott catalog both note the design of these stamps is a letter addressed to Tonga, so if you disregard that the mailer address is the UPU, Lausanne, Switzerland and you can accept that there IS a stamp on the letter, then by its shape and colors I think the designer intended it to represent #CO87.  I argued for these to be included in the sos checklist back in 1974, but got outvoted.  I still think they belong.

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #454-8O

Issued: 1.6.1979

10th Anniversary, Tongan Self-adhesive Stamps

(all on First Day Covers)

Inside #454-8: Tonga #222-4O

Inside #454-8: Tonga #C60-2O

Inside #454-8: Tonga #C63-7O

Inside #454-8: Tonga #259-61O

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type A46O (Pic of #274)

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type A50O (Pic of #292)

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type AP11O (Pic of #C135)

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type A58O (Pic of #342)

Inside #454-8: Tonga #CO87-9O

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type A55O (Pic of #322)

Inside #454-8: Tonga #C174-5O

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type AP12O (Pic of #C146)

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type AP19O (Pic of #C205)

Inside #454-8: Tonga #C194-5O

Inside #454-8: Tonga #407-8O

Inside #454-8: Tonga Type AP22O (Pic of #C223)

Inside #454-8: Tonga #CO132-3O (Thanks to Lou for the scans)

 


Scott: #C259-63O

Issued: 1.6.1979

10th Anniversary, Tongan Self-adhesive Stamps

(all on First Day Covers)

Inside #C259-63: Tonga Type AP10O (Pic of #C130)

Inside #C259-63: #C155O

Inside #C259-63: #C146O

Inside #C259-63: #CO54O

Inside #C259-63: #222O

Inside #C259-63: #C66O

Inside #C259-63: #C62O


Scott: #CO156-8O

Issued: 1.6.1979

10th Anniversary, Tongan Self-adhesive Stamps

Inside #CO156-8: Tonga #CO118O


Scott: #469-73O

Issued: 30.4.1980

Surcharge and Overprint #454-8 "1980 OLYMPIC GAMES"


Scott: #C285-9O

Issued: 30.4.1980

Surcharge and Overprint #C259-63 "1980 OLYMPIC GAMES"


Scott: #CO176-8O

Issued: 30.4.1980

Surcharge and Overprint #CO156-8 "1980 OLYMPIC GAMES"


Scott: #504-8O

Issued: 22.2.1982

75th Anniversary, Boy Scout Movement

Inside #508: Cape of Good Hope #179O


Scott: #548O

Issued: 22.6.1983

World Communications Year

Inside #548: US #C76P

Inside #548: U.S. #1434a


Scott: #588-9O

Issued: 17.9.1984

Ausipex '84

Inside #588: Australia #18O

Inside #589: Tonga #51O

Scott: #589AO

http://www.kingfisher-stamps.org/KINGFISHERINDEX.htm


Scott: #629-30O

Issued: 22.5.1986

25th Anniversary, Peace Corps in Tonga

Inside #629-30: Pseudo Stamp

Scott: #630aO

Scott: #630bO

http://www.stampsonstamps.org/sugrv.htm


Scott: #635-8O

Issued: 27.8.1986

Centenary, Tongan Stamps

Inside #635: Tonga #1O

Inside #636: Tonga #47aO

http://members.aol.com/TongaJan/ttcmsc.html

Inside #637: Tonga #91O

Inside #638: Tonga #628O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Scott: #639a-hO

Inside #639a: Tonga #40O

Inside #639a-b, #639e-f: Tonga #C29O

Inside #639b-d: Tonga #245O

Inside #639c: Tonga Type AP10O (Pic of #C130)

Inside #639d: Tonga #C148O

Inside #639e: Tonga #429O

Inside #639e: Tonga #440O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

Inside #639f: Tonga #C135O

Inside #639g: Tonga #507O

Inside #639h: Tonga #514O


Scott: #668-71O

Issued: 4.7.1988

70th Birthday, King Taufa'aahau Tupou IV

http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/staff/scholle/graphics/stamps/proofs/Tonga5sketches.html

Inside #671: Tonga #506O


Scott: #672a-kO

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 11.7.1988

Australia Bicentennial

Inside #672c: Australia #248

Inside #672g: Australia #21

Inside #672h: G.B. #588O

Lou wrote: The G. B. #588 in #672h commemorates the Ross-Smith flight as does the label on the reproduced cover. These labels were produced by the Australian government, not the postal service, and had no franking value.  They were added to mail that had been carried on the flight and cancelled with a special commemorative date stamp; some covers without any other postage were allowed into the mail-stream, one even went to England without incurring any postage due.

Inside #672h and in margin: Australia unlisted semi-official air mail labelO

Inside #672k: Australia #676P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


Scott: #729O

Issued: 17.11.1989

World Stamp Expo '89

Inside #729: Tonga #730k-lO


Scott: #730O

Issued: 17.11.1989

20th UPU Congress

Inside #730a: G.B. #1

Inside #730a: Gt. Britain #U3 Mulready letter sheet (Thanks to Lou)

Inside #730a: The actual cover which sold for $80,000 in 2007 (Thanks to Lou)

Inside #730d: France #33

On actual cover: an 1870 Balloon Monte flown from the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War

(Thanks to Lou)

Inside #730h: U.S. #C18

On actual cover: A 1933 U. S.- Germany Graf Zeppelin flight

(Thanks to Lou)

Inside #730k: U.S. #C76P

Inside #730k: U.S. #1434aP


Scott: #739-43O

Issued: 1.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

Inside #739: G.B. #1

Inside #740: G.B. #2

Inside #741: Tonga #1O

http://www.snap-dragon.com/first_issues_-_t.htm

Inside #742: Tonga #CO180O

Inside #743: Tonga #736O

Thanks to Lou for the scan

Scott: #740aO

Thanks to Lou for the scan


Scott: #744-7O

Issued: 4.7.1990

#668-71 Inscribed

Silver Jubilee of His Majesty King Taufa'aahau Tupou IV 1965-1990

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans


Scott: #797a-lO

Issued: 28.4.1992

500th Anniversary, Discovery of America

Inside #797d: Spain #C48O

Inside #797d: Spain #426P


Scott: #819-21O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans

Issued: 4.7.1992

25th Anniversary, Coronation of King Taufa'ahou

Inside #820a-c: Tonga #C33O


Scott: #870aO

Scott: #870bO

Scott: #870cO

Scott: #870dO

Scott: #870eO

Scott: #870fO

Scott: #870gO

Scott: #870hO

Scott: #870iO

Scott: #870jO

Scott: #870kO

Scott: #870lO

Issued: 14.12.1994

25th Anniversary, Production of Stamps

Inside #870a: Tonga Type A39, Banana - re-issue in new size and value

Inside #870b: Tonga Type AP12 - re-issue in new value

Inside #870c: Tonga Type A39, Banana and Type AP12

Inside #870d: Tonga #608, re-issue in new value with added margin inscription

Inside #870e: Tonga #609, re-issue in new value with added margin inscription

Inside #870f: Tonga #610, re-issue in new value with added margin inscription

Inside #870g: Tonga #611, re-issue in new value with added margin inscription

Inside #870h: Tonga #608, 609, 610, 611

Inside #870i: Tonga Type A72, re-issue in new value

Inside #870j: Tonga Type OA19, re-issue in new value

Inside #870k: Tonga Type OA17, re-issue in new value with new anniversary inscription

Inside #870l: Tonga Type OA19, OA17

 

Scott: #870 cover

Thanks to Lou for the scans


Scott: #902a-bO

Issued: 1.9.1995

Singapore '95

Inside #902a: Tonga #887O

Inside #902b: Tonga #888O


Scott: #1033O

Issued: 22.5.2000

Stamp Show 2000 Exhibition

Inside #1033 (In margin of sheet - in show logo): G.B #1


Best website related:

Tonga Stamps New Zealand Post

http://stamps.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/Stamps/OtherCountriesAndTerritories/Tonga/

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