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Address: Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Tuvalu used to make $$ selling new stamps and first day covers, but its no longer a popular hobby. The Philatelic Bureau is in its own building. Its filled with hundreds of dusty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2014
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have hundreds of cards and stamps on display, but only a few were available for purchase. They don't deface the stamps when you mail cards from here. The cards on sale had pictures of birds which were not from Tuvalu which was a bit disappointing. The staff are very friendly as all islanders are.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Tuvalu used to make $$ selling new stamps and first day covers, but its no longer a popular hobby. The Philatelic Bureau is in its own building. Its filled with hundreds of dusty plastic envelopes holding stamps, so be careful to pick out selection that is in good condition. Very friendly and helpful staff! All first day covers only $2... More 

3 Thank Richard J
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

When you have a chance to visit Tuvalu, you have to stop at this bureau!! you can find many different kind of stamps here.

2 Thank Neko2013-Neko2013
Rockdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Called in on a couple of ocassions during my 1st holiday in Tuvalu, I stayed here in Tuvalu for 12 nights from 31/01/13 to 12/02/13. The young lady from the local postoffice inside the main Government Building suggested I visit the PHILATELIC BUREAU, I was impressed with the wide range & selection of old postage stamps attached to envelopes, I... More 

3 Thank Stephen N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We have been there in 12 of August 2011, have bought some post card and man from this bureau just present to some stamps! Today we got our postcard from Tuvalu to Murmansk, Russia! Its just fantastic!!

3 Thank miraten

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