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The Stamps of Tuvalu. A journey - 1976 to 1982

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THE STAMPS OF TUVALU. A JOURNEY.
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But first a bit of background courtesy of Wikipedia and Bing Images.

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Funafuti Philatelic Bureau. Tuvalu.
Funafuti Philatelic Bureau. Tuvalu.
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The album covers the years 1976 to 1982.
There are a few stamps missing.
But the album does include extras.
Like gutter pairs, specimens and officials.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1976. Separation. Set of three.  SG1-3.
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The second issue was not in the album. An image from Ebay.
Definitive set of Gilbert & Ellice Islands overprinted Tuvalu. 1977. SG5-7  14-25
Definitive set of Gilbert & Ellice Islands overprinted Tuvalu. 1977. SG5-7 14-25
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Great album, Ubobo!! Thanks for sharing it with us. Please, allow me one comment about your last post: When the Gilbert and Ellice definitive set was issued overprinted for use in Tuvalu, the same set was also overprinted for use in Gilbert Islands (later Kiribati).

Here is the overprinted set (Well, half of it, since I put it in two separate pages for space):

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Great set Eli. As I have already posted much earlier, A Pattern of Islands, was required reading in my Junior Certificate English course at school and started me on a love affair with those islands. I have tried to collect those stamps ever since. I love them, keep them coming please.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1976. New coinage. Set of four. SG26-29
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This definitive set is made up of seventeen different values but the $5.00 stamp
comes in two varieties. Watermarked and un-watermarked.
SG numbers are: 37-38 40-43 58-64 and 66-69.
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Fongafale Island showing Fungafuti Airport.
Fongafale Island showing Fungafuti Airport.
Playing sport on the airstrip.
Playing sport on the airstrip.
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At the risk of being told,"The pot calling the kettle black," the poor goalkeeper looks as if he rolled out the entire strip unaided by any machinery.
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Great thread - brings back many happy memories from 1976. Somewhere I‘ve got the same album - need to try and find where I put it. Was a great country to collect ... until LOTW :evil:

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Stamps of Tuvalu. Christmas 1976. SG 45-49.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977 Silver Jubilee. Set of three. Sg50-52.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977 Silver Jubilee. Set of three. Sg50-52.

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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977. Silver Jubilee M/S.  SG53.
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on location in Tuvalu. October 1982.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on location in Tuvalu. October 1982.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977. 30th anniversary of the South Pacific Commission. Set of four. SG54-57.
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A bit of history of the Commission.

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Formerly the South Pacific Commission now called Pacific Community.Current flag.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977. 50th anniversary of scouting. Set of four. SG73-76.
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A bit of history on Tuvalu scouts.

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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977. Royal Society Expeditions. Set of four. SG77-80.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1977. Royal Society Expeditions. Set of four. SG77-80.

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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Wild birds of Tuvalu. Set of four. SG81-84.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Wild birds of Tuvalu. Set of four. SG81-84.

A listing of all the bird stamps issued by Tuvalu.
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Bird list of Tuvalu.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Ships. Set of four. SG85-88.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Ships. Set of four. SG85-88.
Freighter MV Cenpac Rounder. Auckland Harbour New Zealand. 1977.
Freighter MV Cenpac Rounder. Auckland Harbour New Zealand. 1977.
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Before RogerE gets into another appropriation discussion, it should be pointed out that both Puffin and I own copies of this album. Puffin is unable to set eyes on his copy. If you set eyes on his stamp rooms you would understand why, they are even more untidy than mine, although my wife would not believe it. Accordingly, with my full permission, he is using my copy.

Since school, I have had a love affair with the Gilbert & Ellice Islands. Sadly, Puffin does not want to include Kiribati in this thread. I was lucky to purchase a selection of Tuvalu mint sheetlets/F.D.C.s as well as those from Kiribati. The Tuvalu sets will show up later in this thread and I may start one for Kiribati and the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, separately.

They are a part of the world that I have always had a yearning to visit, especially Tarawa with its WWII history involving the U.S. Marine Corp., for whom I have great admiration , and today being so close to V.P. day and my birthday.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. 25th Anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Set of four. SG89-92.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. 25th Anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Set of four. SG89-92.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. 25th Anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Miniature Sheet. SG93.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. 25th Anniversary of the Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Miniature Sheet. SG93.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Coronation. Booklet panes of SG issues 89,90,91 and 92. Two of each.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Coronation. Booklet panes of SG issues 89,90,91 and 92. Two of each.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Independence. Overprint on earlier issues. SG94-100.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Independence. Overprint on earlier issues. SG94-100.

Part of the independence proclamation.
Part of the independence proclamation.
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Here are a few covers from that era .
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Flora. Set of four. SG101-104.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1978. Flora. Set of four. SG101-104.

The flower featured on the 40c stamp. Now has a new name.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Fish definitives. 1c to 20c. SG105-11.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Fish definitives. 1c to 20c. SG105-11.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Fish definitives. 25c to $5.00  SG114-122.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Fish definitives. 25c to $5.00 SG114-122.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. Fish definitives. 45c value and 45c on 50c value. Singles and gutter pairs. SG117b & 157.
Stamps of Tuvalu. Fish definitives. 45c value and 45c on 50c value. Singles and gutter pairs. SG117b & 157.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Fish definitives. Booklet.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Fish definitives. Booklet.
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Local Tuvaluan fishermen.
Local Tuvaluan fishermen.
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What a catch ! Palu malau puku. A deep sea fish.
What a catch ! Palu malau puku. A deep sea fish.
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The old and the new.
The old and the new.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Bicentenary of the death of Captain Cook. SG123-126.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Bicentenary of the death of Captain Cook. SG123-126.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Bicentenary of Captain Cook's death. Sheetlet. SG123--126.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Bicentenary of Captain Cook's death. Sheetlet. SG123--126.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Bicentenary of Captain Cooks death. Special plate print.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Bicentenary of Captain Cooks death. Special plate print.

This was attached to the bottom of the special plate print sheet.

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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Internal Air Service. Set of four. SG127-130.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Internal Air Service. Set of four. SG127-130.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Internal Air Service. Set of four in sheetlets of four. SG127-130
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Internal Air Service. Set of four in sheetlets of four. SG127-130
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Set of three. SG131-133.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Set of three. SG131-133.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Set of three in gutter pairs. SG131-133.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Set of three in gutter pairs. SG131-133.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Set of three in sheetlets of four. SG131-133.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Set of three in sheetlets of four. SG131-133.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Miniature Sheet. SG134.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. Centenary of the Death of Sir Rowland Hill. Miniature Sheet. SG134.

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Back to 1978 and the Independence overprints, the forst four values with Specimen overprint on the overprint.


Tuvalu 1978 Independence overprints Specimen
Tuvalu 1978 Independence overprints Specimen

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Thankyou Tod. I will be putting up a small selection of Specimens and officials when I complete the standard issues.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. International Year of the Child. Set of four. SG135-138.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. International Year of the Child. Set of four. SG135-138.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. International Year of the Child. Set of four in gutter pairs. SG135-138.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. International Year of the Child. Set of four in gutter pairs. SG135-138.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. International Year of the Child. Set of four in sheetlets of four. SG135-138.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1979. International Year of the Child. Set of four in sheetlets of four. SG135-138.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Shells. (Cowries). Set of four. SG139-142.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Shells. (Cowries). Set of four. SG139-142.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Shells. (Cowries). Set of four in gutter pairs. SG139-142.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Shells. (Cowries). Set of four in gutter pairs. SG139-142.
As featured on the 8c stamp.
As featured on the 8c stamp.
Jester Cowrie as featured on the 20c stamp.
Jester Cowrie as featured on the 20c stamp.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Shells. (Cowrie). Set of four in sheetlets of four. SG139-142.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Shells. (Cowrie). Set of four in sheetlets of four. SG139-142.
Carnelian Cowrie. As per the 30c stamp.
Carnelian Cowrie. As per the 30c stamp.
Golden Cowrie. As per the 40c stamp.
Golden Cowrie. As per the 40c stamp.

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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Set of four. SG143--146.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Set of four. SG143--146.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Miniature Sheet. SG147.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Miniature Sheet. SG147.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Set of four in Gutter Pairs. SG143-146.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Set of four in Gutter Pairs. SG143-146.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. London International Stamp Exhibition. Set in sheetlets of four and a pair.
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Interesting to see the Philatelic Bureau on the 10c stamp. What a big building it is! Almost looks like a school.

And I recall from some brochure they published that they say they have "61 staff" working there. But probably now reduced to 3.

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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. oth Birthday of the Queen Mother. SG148. Gutter pair & sheetlet of ten.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. oth Birthday of the Queen Mother. SG148. Gutter pair & sheetlet of ten.

The Queen Mother. Front row number 3. With assorted relatives.
The Queen Mother. Front row number 3. With assorted relatives.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Moths. Set of four. SG149-152.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Moths. Set of four. SG149-152.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Moths. Set of four in Gutter Pairs. SG149-152.
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Aethaloessa calidalis. Image of the 8c stamp.
Aethaloessa calidalis. Image of the 8c stamp.
Parotis suralis. Image of the 20c stamp.
Parotis suralis. Image of the 20c stamp.
Dudua aprobola. Image of the 30c stamp.
Dudua aprobola. Image of the 30c stamp.
Decadarchis simulans. Image of the 40c stamp.
Decadarchis simulans. Image of the 40c stamp.
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Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Aviation History. Set of four. SG153-156.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Aviation History. Set of four. SG153-156.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Aviation History. Set of four in Gutter Pairs. SG153-156.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Aviation History. Set of four in Gutter Pairs. SG153-156.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Aviation History. The 30c value in a sheetlet of four. SG155.
Stamps of Tuvalu. 1980. Aviation History. The 30c value in a sheetlet of four. SG155.
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Short Sunderland Flying Boat. WW11 era.
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