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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.

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#89

Scott: #89O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU Issue

Inside #89: Stamps on Envelopes


#114-8a

Scott: #114-8P

Issued: 1.12.1961

75th Anniversary of Postal Service

#1 Inside #114: Tonga #1O

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


#146-7#C17

Scott: #146-7O, #C17O

Issued: 18.6.1966

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


#168

Scott: #168O

Issued: 25.3.1967

New Currency Provisionals, surcharge #147


#C154-8

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


#454#455#456

#457#458

Scott: #454P, #455P, #456P, #457O, #458P

Issued: 1.6.1979

10th Anniversary, Tongan Self-adhesive Stamps

(all on First Day Covers)

#222#223#224

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

#C60#C61#c62

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

#C63#C64#C65#C66#C67

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

#259#260#261

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

#274

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

#292

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

#C135

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

#342

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

#CO87#CO88#CO89

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

#322

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

#C174#C175

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

#C146

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

#C205

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

#C194-5

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

#407#408

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

#C223

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

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

 


#C259#C260#C261

#C262#C263

Scott: #C259P, #C260P, #C261O, #C262P, #C263P

Issued: 1.6.1979

10th Anniversary, Tongan Self-adhesive Stamps

(All on First Day Covers)

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

#C155 Inside #C259-63: #C155O

#C146 Inside #C259-63: #C146O

#CO54 Inside #C259-63: #CO54O

#222 Inside #C259-63: #222O

#C66 Inside #C259-63: #C66O

#c62 Inside #C259-63: #C62O


#CO156#CO157#CO158

Scott: #CO156-8O

Issued: 1.6.1979

10th Anniversary, Tongan Self-adhesive Stamps

#CO118 Inside #CO156-8: Tonga #CO118O


#469#470#471

#472#473

Scott: #469-73O

Issued: 30.4.1980

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


#C285#C286#C287

#C288#C289

Scott: #C285-9O

Issued: 30.4.1980

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


#CO156-8

Scott: #CO176-8O

Issued: 30.4.1980

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


#504#505#506

#507#509

Scott: #504-8O

Issued: 22.2.1982

75th Anniversary, Boy Scout Movement

#179 Inside #508: Cape of Good Hope #179O


#548

Scott: #548O

Issued: 22.6.1983

World Communications Year

#C76 Inside #548: US #C76P

#1435a Inside #548: U.S. #1434aP(Cambodia)


#588#589

Scott: #588-9O

Issued: 17.9.1984

Ausipex '84

#18 Inside #588: Australia #18O

#51 Inside #589: Tonga #51O

#589A

Scott: #589AP

#589A1

Scott: #589A (Specimen)O


#629#630

Scott: #629-30O

Issued: 22.5.1986

25th Anniversary, Peace Corps in Tonga

Inside #629-30: Pseudo Stamp

#630a

Scott: #630aO

#630b

Scott: #630bO


#635#636

#637#638

Scott: #635-8P

Issued: 27.8.1986

Centenary, Tongan Stamps

#1b Inside #635: Tonga #1O

#47a Inside #636: Tonga #47aO

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

#91 Inside #637: Tonga #91O

 Inside #638: Tonga #628O

(Thanks to Lou for the scan)

#639

Scott: #639a-hO

#40 Inside #639a: Tonga #40O

#C29 Inside #639a-b, #639e-f: Tonga #C29O

#245 Inside #639b-d: Tonga #245O

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

#C148 Inside #639d: Tonga #C148O

#429 Inside #639e: Tonga #429O

 Inside #639e: Tonga #440O

#C135 Inside #639f: Tonga #C135O

#507 Inside #639g: Tonga #507O

#514 Inside #639h: Tonga #514O


#668-9

#670-1

Scott: #668-71O

Issued: 4.7.1988

70th Birthday, King Taufa'aahau Tupou IV

#506 Inside #671: Tonga #506O


Scott: #672a-kO

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scan

Issued: 11.7.1988

Australia Bicentennial

 Inside #672c: Australia #248P

 Inside #672g: Australia #21P

#588 Inside #672h: G.B. #588P (Belize)

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-Sanmabria #1O

 (England- Australia first Aerialpost vignette, 1919)

 Inside #672k: Australia #676P

Thanks to Lou Guadagno


#729

Scott: #729O

Issued: 17.11.1989

World Stamp Expo '89

#730l-k

Inside #729: Tonga #730k-lO


Scott: #730O

Issued: 17.11.1989

20th UPU Congress

#1 TC 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 #33P(Comoro Is.)

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. #C18O

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

(Thanks to Lou)

#C76 Inside #730k: U.S. #C76P(Antigua & Barbuda)

#1435a Inside #730k: U.S. #1434aP(Cambodia)


#740#739#741

#742#743

Scott: #739-43O

Issued: 1.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

#1 LJ Inside #739: G.B. #1

 Inside #740: G.B. #2

#1 Inside #741: Tonga #1O

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

#CO180 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


#797

Scott: #797a-lO

Issued: 28.4.1992

500th Anniversary, Discovery of America

%23C48 Inside #797d: Spain #C48O

#426 Inside #797d: Spain #426P(Paraguay)


Scott: #819-21O

Thanks to Lloyd Gilbert for the scans

Issued: 4.7.1992

25th Anniversary, Coronation of King Taufa'ahou

#C33 Inside #820a-c: Tonga #C33O


#902a-b

Scott: #902a-bO

Issued: 1.9.1995

Singapore '95

#887 Inside #902a: Tonga #887O

 Inside #902b: Tonga #888O


#1033

Scott: #1033O

Issued: 22.5.2000

Stamp Show 2000 Exhibition

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


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#1

Tonga #1

#40

Tonga #40

#47a

Tonga #47a J

#51

Tonga #51

#89

Tonga #89

#91

Tonga #91

#CO54

Tonga #CO54

#CO87#CO88#CO89

Tonga #CO87-9

#146-7

Tonga #146-7

#C17

Tonga #C17

#168

Tonga #168

#C29

Tonga #C29

#C33

Tonga #C33

#222#223#224

Tonga #222-4

#245

Tonga #245

#259#260#261

Tonga #259-61

#274

Tonga Type A46O (Pic of #274)

#292

Tonga Type A50O (Pic of #292)

#C60#C61#c62

Tonga #C60-2O

#C63#C64#C65#C66#C67

Tonga #C63-7

#C130

Tonga Type AP10 (Pic of #C130)

#C135

Tonga Type AP11 (Pic of #C135)

#C154-8

Tonga #C154-8

#322

Tonga Type A55 (Pic of #322)

Tonga #337-41

#342

Tonga Type A58 (Pic of #342)

#C146

Tonga Type AP12 (Pic of #C146)

#C148

Tonga #C148

#C174#C175

Tonga #C174-5

#C194-5

Tonga #C194-5

#C205

Tonga Type AP19 (Pic of #C205)

#C223

Tonga Type AP22 (Pic of #C223)

#407#408

Tonga #407-8

#CO118

Tonga #CO118

Tonga #CO132-3

#C261

Tonga #C261

#CO156#CO157#CO158

Tonga #CO156-8

#429

Tonga #429

Tonga #440

#469#470#471

#472#473

Tonga #469-73

#C285#C286#C287

#C288#C289

Tonga #C285-9

#CO156-8

Tonga #CO176-8

#CO180

Tonga #CO180

#504#505#506

#507#509

Tonga #504-8

#514

Tonga #514

#548

Tonga #548

#588#589

Tonga #588-9

#589A1

Tonga #589A (Specimen)

Tonga #628

#629#630

Tonga #629-30

#630a

Tonga #630a

#630b

Tonga #630b

#639

Tonga #639a-h

#668-9

#670-1

Tonga #668-71

Tonga #672a-k

#729

Tonga #729

Tonga #730

#740#739#741

#742#743

Tonga #739-43

Tonga #744-7

#797

Tonga #797a-l

Tonga #819-21

#887

Tonga #887

Tonga #888

#902a-b

Tonga #902a-b

#1033

Tonga #1033