Dear everyone: We started a thread about the life of French Polynesian Philatelists & their stamps. Due to culture, language & native tradition in the middle of Pacific Ocean, we have some discoveries to share.
A French Polynesian Philatelist hired 2 French artists to do art painting on his 6 story town house in Papeete. The house owner spend over 300,000 euros for this art project. It was a monumental task, but the owner with a colorful personality was determined to finish. The 2 artists worked everyday while attracting many bystanders. Their art painting received praises from many philatelic clubs & organizations. Upon completion, the colorful Philatelist guard his house so nobody can touch the exterior. In 2016, the Polynesian Postal Office produced a stamp with his building on it.
Photo: This stamp mainly promote the 2016 International Stamp Expo in New York (USA). A huge event at that time. This stamp makes it's debut at the opening ceremony (NY).
We purchased this stamp & stamp sheet through a post office in Tahiti. It was difficult to obtain, but we got lucky. This stamp is beautifully designed with excellent printing. We also love the story behind this stamp. It's quite interesting.
Love & peace,
French Polynesian Stamp Club