Tonga

The Kingdom of Tonga is located in the south Pacific east of Fiji. The islands have been a British protectorate since 1900. Two official seals have been recorded from Tonga and they are scarce.



Catalog: Drummond OS1

Date issued: Unknown, EKU September 27, 1983

Printing: Black

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "TONGA / FOUND OPEN. / OFFICIALLY CLOSED" with "The officer closing this must / sign his name in the centre." inside rectangle

Control Number: "P.O. 49" at upper left corner

Description: Airmail envelope mailed in 1983 from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Vava'u with an official seal of Tonga affixed on reverse.

Courtesy of Jim Drummond by permission.




Catalog: Drummond OS2

Date issued: Unknown, EKU February 11, 1992

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "TONGA / FOUND OPEN. / OFFICIALLY CLOSED" with "The officer closing this must / sign his name in the centre" inside rectangle with diagonal ends

Control Number: "P.O. 49" at upper left corner

Description: 1992 cover from Toronto, Ontario to Vava'u, repaired at upper right with single Tongan seal of the second type.

Courtesy of Jim Drummond by permission.

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