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Tonga Vs. Toga Stamps

 
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Posted 11/30/2022   12:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Rob Roy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
During the years 1897-1944, The name on Tonga stamps was "Toga".
Anyone knows why?
Thanks in advance
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Posted 11/30/2022   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Read the last post on this link: https://stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?t=23265


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Posted 11/30/2022   2:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Peter.
If I understand correctly, the country's name is pronounced Toga and the proper writing should be To-nga, so after 1944 they added the silent n.
Why did they omit the "n" in 1897 in the first place, and was there a specific reason, maybe political, that they chose to omit the "n" and return it on those dates on their postage stamps?
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Posted 11/30/2022   2:28 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You need to read the Stampboards thread, including Nigel's comments, but also the other references.
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