Thursday, 28 April 2016
We'll Funafuti , Tuvalu has always been close to my heart. It was the first island Country I wanted to visit when I began my travels back in 1980. So here I am back for the third time. It was great and as friendly as every . Tuvalu is considered by the UN to be the least visited Country in the world.
The Post Office and the philatelic bureau are now in the same building. This was the original Bureau.
The friendly staff of Tuvalu Post limited. They are in there new uniforms. Some staff are assigned to bureau work .
The Counter has many stamps going back years. Now days the stamps are sent to Tuvalu from their agents in New York free of charge ,so no cost to Tuvalu. What stamps they sell from Tuvalu is pure profit. However, if they wish to have a"local " issue they have to fund the stamps . Since they cannot afford that there is very little local content in the stamps of Tuvalu. The post office mostly sells the corals definitive issue to regular post clients. There is a newer Fish definitive set, but it is now only sold as a set. However, I was able to use this set on the many covers and postcards I sent back.
Tuvalu has just received new postmarks. These are just about to be sent to the outer islands of Tuvalu.