This week here on iheartpost we have an exciting new development: I'm featuring a guest collection!
|Spot the map stamp! :)|
|Click on any image for a better view!|
It is possible that the King of Tonga one could be my favourite of all.
As well as the issues from the Kingdom of Tonga, one of the Tongan islands, Niuafo'ou, issues its own stamps.
Niuafo'ou was once known as "Tin Can Island" and it still issues its own stamps as a historic throwback (ahem) to when the mail delivery was thrown overboard from boats in tin cans, and bobbed to shore on the current! Or so Meredith tells me (and I believe her). Thankfully, their mail now arrives slightly less sodden, in a different sort of tin can (one with wings):
Thank-you, thank-you Phillipe for sharing these brightly coloured philatelic pieces of an island paradise with us!
In other iheartpost news... I am heading off on a little sojourn to Indonesia for the next couple of weeks. I am skipping the last two weeks of winter (I am SO OVER winter) and searching out some beach/sun/adventure etc. So, until September peeps... keep it real. Nerd out.