Penrhyn stamps

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A magnificent example of a pure atoll, Penrhyn (also known as Tongareva) lays 1365 km north-north-east of Rarotonga. It is the most remote of the Cook Islands and the largest atoll in the group of 15 islands. It sits atop the highest submarine volcano in the Cooks, all of 4876 m above the ocean floor.

It comprises a ring of coral 77 km around. Its superb lagoon covers 90 square miles (233 sq km) of which 24 (62 sq km) is covered with pearlshell.

http://www.ck/penrhyn.htm

Postal History

There was no issue of stamps for the island when it became a dependency so the stamps of Cook Islands were used until the first special issue in 1902. The island continued to use overprinted stamps until 1932 when the Cook Islands issues were reintroduced.

The northern Cook Islands began to issue their own stamps again in 1973 and since then Penrhyn has used issues inscribed 'Penrhyn Northern Cook Islands'. It still remains a New Zealand dependency.

http://www.sandafayre.com/atlas/penrhis.htm


Scott: #64-5P

Issued: 27.9.1974

Centenary, UPU

 Inside #64: Penrhyn #1O

 Inside #64: Penrhyn #2O

 Inside #65: Penrhyn #27O

 Inside #65: Penrhyn #28O

Scott: #64-65O

Sheets of 8


Scott: #107-10O

Issued: 26.9.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

 Inside #107: Penrhyn #64-5P

 Inside #108: G.B. #1 [G-B]

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm

Inside #109: Penrhyn #104bO

Scott:#110aO


Scott: #296O

Issued: 20.9.1984

AUSIPEX '84

Inside #296: Penrhyn #104bO (Pic of 104)

Inside #296: Penrhyn #108O (Pic of 107-10)

 Inside #296: Penrhyn #136O

Inside #296: Penrhyn #180O (Pic of 180a)

Scott: #298O

Thanks to Jan Van Lin for the scan


Scott: #345O

Issued: 4.8.1986

STAMPEX '86, Surcharge #298

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan


Best website related:

The New Zealand Dependencies
The Stamps and Postal History

http://home.prcn.org/pauld/index.html

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