• Short Summary

    CIRCULAR GOLD COIN STAMPS -- RATED BY EXPERTS AS THE MOST UNIQUE EVER -- HAVE JUST BEEN PRINTED IN LONDON.

  • Description

    1.
    SV SEVEN STAMPS - ZOOM IN SHOWING DETAIL THEN INTO ONE STAMP, 11D.
    0.44

    2.
    CU STAMP - 2/4D TILT UP TO OTHER STAMPS THEN ZOOM INTO 15/- STAMP.
    1.08

    3.
    SV TRACK BACK SHOWING OTHER STAMPS.
    1.24

    4.
    CU 15/- STAMP.
    2.00

    5.
    SV SHOWING COMPARISON WITH BRITISH STAMP.
    2.11

    6.
    SV STAMP MAGAZINE HEADLINE.
    2.32



    Initials PGR/V/JH/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CIRCULAR GOLD COIN STAMPS -- RATED BY EXPERTS AS THE MOST UNIQUE EVER -- HAVE JUST BEEN PRINTED IN LONDON. THEY COMMEMORATE THE RECENT ISSUE IN TONGA OF GOLD COINAGE.

    EACH STAMP BEARS A GOLD-EMBOSSED REPLICA OF THE COINS IN ACTUAL SIZE AND COLOURS. THEY'RE INSCRIBED: "TONGA, THE FRIENDLY ISLANDS, COMMEMORATING THE FIRST GOLD COINAGE OF POLYNESIA."
    THE STAMPS, RANGING IN POSTAL VALUE FROM 1D TO 15/-, ARE PRINTED SINGLY AND DO NOT EXIST IN MULTIPLE FORM. DIES FOR THIS SPECIAL ISSUE HAVE BEEN DESTROYED, AND PHILATELISTS BELIEVE THEY WILL QUICKLY BECOME RARE COLLECTORS' PIECES.

    (THE TONGA ISLAND KINGDOM IN THE PACIFIC HAS BEEN A BRITISH PROTECTORATE SINCE 1900. ITS SOVEREIGN IS QUEEN SALOTE TUPOU. BOTH BRITISH AND AUSTRALIAN CURRENCY ARE LEGAL TENDER IN THE ISLANDS.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZP3KBAJ538Q5PXEPI53PBR15
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZP3KBAJ538Q5PXEPI53PBR15
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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