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Posted 10/03/2014   8:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add colonelrklink to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
Can anyone shed some light on why certain stamps within their sets such as c211 and c238 are such a higher value to compared to many of the stamps of the set and or country. Recieved these two mint stamps on their backing paper within a WW trade and these are the first experience with Tongo stamps. Was they issued just for a limited time?

Thank you for your help and guidance in aiding me to learn a little of the world of tonga stamps

Thanks
Richard
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Posted 10/04/2014   10:46 am  Show Profile Check Petert4522's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One of the reasons, and in my humble opinion, is the usage. I can not really speak for Tonga, but in case of most Western countries they issue certain sets of the most used values. They are normally first class, postcard, airmail, international etc. First Class would be used ( and printed ) far more than the others. Hence some of the difference in value! Also, in a definitive series ( a long running series, like the Famous Americans for instance ) the dollar values are much less used ( and issued ) as the lower values.

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Posted 01/11/2015   10:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nl1947 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As noted it is generally usage or amount printed initially.
The c211 was 22C and it would appear to have been the first time this value was issued & if it did not sell or was not suitable for specific types of mail it may have limited the quantity in circulation.
You may be able to find a catalog that lists the quantities issued.
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Posted 02/17/2017   07:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Tonga's got mail:
New technology provides postal service to remote communities

Unique 3 word world addresses to every home

Tonga Post becomes 'international.bashfully.placidity'

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-...ions/8278766
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