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    Tonga 1925 2d Black & Dp Violet SG57b Fine Very Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Tonga 1892 4d Chestnut SG12 Fine Mtd Mint
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    Tonga 1892 2d Olive SG11 Good Unused
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    Tonga 1943 5s Black & Brown-Red SG82 Fine & Fresh Mtd Mint
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    Tonga 1897 5d Black & Orange SG46 Fine & Fresh Mtd Mint
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    Tonga 1942-43 Set of 9 SG74-82 V.F MNH
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    Tonga 1897 10d Black & Lake SG49c Small 2nd O Fine Used
    Regular Price £120.00 Special Price £96.00
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    Tonga 1895 7 1/2d on 2 1/2d Vermilion SG31 Good Used
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    Tonga 1893 5d on 4d Ultramarine SG08 Good Mtd Mint
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    Tonga 1893 2 1/2d on 2d Ultramarine SG07 Fine Lightly Mtd Mint
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    Tonga 2004 Royal Succesion set of 5 SG1594-MS1598 V.F MNH
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    Tonga 1987 Canoe Race Specimen Mini Sheet SGMS971s V.F MNH
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    Tonga 1984 Marine Life set of 17 SG865-881 Fine MNH
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    Tonga 1977 Whale Conservation set of 10 SG628-637 Fine MNH
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    Tonga 1974 Girl Guides set of 10 SG498-507 Fine MNH
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    Tonga 2002 17th Commonwealth Games set of 4 SG1523-1526 V.F MNH
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    Tonga 2000 Millennium 2nd Series set of 4 SG1466-1469 V.F MNH
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    Tonga 1998 Christmas set of 4 SG1443-1446 V.F MNH
    Regular Price £5.00 Special Price £4.00
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Tonga is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean

The postal history of Tonga can be traced to 1886 when the first Tongan stamp, 1 penny, was issued in 1886 which depicted George Tupou I of Tonga.

In the early part of the 20th century, philatelists began seeking out postal cancellations from Niuafo'ou, a volcanic Tongan island. Since Niuafo'ou lacked a deep water harbor to accommodate ships, postal deliveries were received via the so-called "Tin Can Mail", a system of having mail thrown overboard in biscuit tins and retrieved by local swimmers

In 1963, Tonga issued the world’s first self-adhesive stamps. The stamps were circular in shape and printed on embossed gilt-foiled paper, thus matching the design of the coins being commemorated. Subsequent philatelic issues employed other off-beat designs including stamps shaped like hearts, birds and fruit.

Tonga continued to issue self-adhesive stamps printed on paper, however, many of the stamps were too big for placement on conventional mailing envelopes. Tonga’s unusual postage stamps have become popular with philatelists around the world