TUVALU PHILATELIC BUREAU
The Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau is located at the southern end of the township of Funafuti. Stamps depicting facets of Tuvalu are printed overseas and are highly collectable.
Since 1975, collectors from more than 60 countries around the globe have eagerly sought new issues of Tuvalu stamps.
Why are Tuvalu stamps so popular?
In 1975, when Tuvalu separated from the Gilbert Islands & Ellice Islands (now Kiribati) and later became an independent constitutional monarchy, the Philatelic Bureau was created to deal with all stamp issues for the newly-created territory.
The popularity of our unique and original stamp designs quickly became evident and is reflected in the catalogue values of obsolete Definitive and Commemorative issues.
UNSOLD MINT STAMPS
Up to 10% of stamps purchased from the bureau will be accepted as returns within 6 calendar months of issue provided gum on the stamps is intact.
The bureau does not levy a handling charge and sends all orders post free by air mail (please allow a little time for completion of orders. We normally end out on a weekly basis). Large orders are emailed via registered post.
STAMP ISSUING POLICY
To ensure that our stamps remain sought after by discriminating collectors, a specific issuing policy has been put in place, which ensures that no more than 6 special issues, and only one souvenir sheet are released each year, unless very exceptional circumstances warrant new issues. Special issues of stamps are based on their relevance to Tuvalu or reflect a matter of worldwide significance.
Permanent Definitive stamps will only be replaced every 3-5 years and face values will be placed on true postal and fiscal figures.
Stamps are withdrawn from sale for destruction on dates advised and all Commemorative sets will remain on sale for 6 months.
View our Gallery Of Tuvalu Stamps here