TONGA

The Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific had its first stamps in 1886. They depicted King George I of Tonga whose portrait also adorned later issues. From 1897 to 1944 the name of the country on the local stamps was TOGA. The first self-adhesive stamps in the world were issued by Tonga in 1963, some 11 years before the United States began to experiment with that type of stamps. Some of these innovative Tongan stamps were printed on embossed gilt foil cut in round shapes to imitate and commemorate the first coinage of Polynesia. As a result, Tonga was the first country to issue round shape stamps.

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TONGA, by Fred Melville,  2007 Reprint
Country: TONGA
Condition: TONGA, by Fred Melville
Description: TONGA, by Fred Melville, 2007 Reprint of the 1909 edition, in English, with many illustrations, one map, larger size than the original , 68 pages, truly high quality paper.Highlights include: the Islands and their Posts; Issues of 1886-88; overprinted stamps of 1891; issue of 1892; overprinted stamps of 1893, 184, 1895; issues of King George II 1895-6; De La Rue issue 1897-99; Official Stamps; Bibliography; Check List. Melville’s book remains required reading for both the newcomer to this fascinating collecting area and the specialist.
Price: $31.00
Item Id #002354    See Details...
TONGA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Country: TONGA
Condition: TONGA POSTAL STATIONERY H & G CATALOG
Description: TONGA * 4 PAGES ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are marked, or "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) -- THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $9.00
Item Id #009230    See Details...
TONGA TIN CAN MAIL COVER NIUAFOOU ISLANDS BY CANOE
Country: TONGA
Condition: TONGA TIN CAN MAIL COVER NIUAFOOU ISLANDS BY CANOE
Description: 1930s - interesting cover from SS MARIPOSA - DESPATCHED BY CANOE MAIL
Price: $30.00
Item Id #010904    See Details...
NIUAFO'OU WORLD WAR 2 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2 Strips of 5 Values SCOTT 179-180
Country: NIUAFO'OU
Catalog #: Scott #179-180
Condition: NIUAFO'OU WORLD WAR 2 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2 Strips of 5 Values
Description: NIUAFO'OU WORLD WAR 2 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2 Strips of 5 Values SCOTT 179-180 VERY FINE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM DIFFICULT TO FIND ITEM
Price: $28.00
Item Id #009614    See Details...
NIUAFO'OU 1999 FLOWERS 4v MINT NEVER HINGED [MNH]
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #217-220
Condition: NIUAFO'OU 1999 FLOWERS 4v MINT NEVER HINGED [MNH]
Price: $6.90
Item Id #010204    See Details...
1983 NEWSPAPER SCOUTS PRINTING 4v SET MNH
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #551-554
Condition: 1983 NEWSPAPER SCOUTS Rotary PRINTING 4v SET MNH
Price: $6.00
Item Id #010202    See Details...
TONGA WORLD WAR 2 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2 Strips of 5 Values SCOTT 900-901 mnh
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #900-901
Condition: TONGA WORLD WAR 2 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2 Strips
Description: TONGA WORLD WAR 2 VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC 2 Strips of 5 Values SCOTT 900-901 mnh
Price: $20.00
Item Id #009080    See Details...
1998 PRINCESS DIANA MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #980
Condition: 1998 PRINCESS DIANA MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Price: $5.00
Item Id #013954    See Details...
1999 - VIEWS AND BOATS * 5v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #1018-1022
Condition: 1999 - VIEWS AND BOATS * 5v SET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $7.50
Item Id #010056    See Details...
1999 FLOWERS 4v MINT NEVER HINGED [MNH]
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #1023-1026
Condition: 1999 FLOWERS 4v MINT NEVER HINGED [MNH]
Price: $6.90
Item Id #010203    See Details...
2000 MILLENNIUM SET & MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: TONGA
Catalog #: Scott #1028-1031a
Condition: 2000 MILLENNIUM SET & MINIATURE SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $18.00     Sale Price! $16.00
Item Id #012279    See Details...
2002 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLDEN JUBILEE MINT NEVER HINGED MINIATURE SHEET
Catalog #: Scott #1059
Condition: 2002 QUEEN ELIZABETH II GOLDEN JUBILEE MINT NEVER HINGED MINIATURE SHEET
Price: $8.00
Item Id #013531    See Details...