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Address: Funafuti, Tuvalu
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A Must See on any Tuvalu Visit

Tuvalu does not offer an abundance of things to see and do but there is something special about its philatelic bureau. Managed by some very friendly ladies it showcases the wide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mbaas
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Singapore
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tuvalu does not offer an abundance of things to see and do but there is something special about its philatelic bureau. Managed by some very friendly ladies it showcases the wide range and staggering diversity of Tuvalu stamps. They make for a great souvenir too!

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Thank mbaas
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The office is small, but their collection of stamps is amazing :) Lots of fun for collectors. The staff was very helpful and they even offered us little gifts (more stamps :). Yes, it's true, the only postcards you can find are of birds (replica of bird stamps they used to have in the past), which I found even more... More 

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Thank oMagdalenao
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

I went here to buy the Tuvalu stamps which are a real collectors item. Great range of stamps for collectors. I only had a $A50 note to buy say $20 worth of stamps. They did not have any change So I was given a lift on the back of a motorbike to the nearest shop to get change. Service with... More 

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Thank chas93
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

a place to go to on a wet day had some interesting stamps and a good display showing the history of the islands

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Thank Lindsay B
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

There is a large table displaying hundreds of colorful stamp sets and sheets sold over the years, all going for face value, which is nice. Oddly, you can't use ANY of those stamps to send a postcard, you can only use the current definitive stamps for that. I've never heard of that. I guess they want to preserve the older... More 

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Thank TravisTripper
Funafuti, Tuvalu
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016

The employees said they were in the process of moving.. I'm not sure if they were moving to somewhere or moving into the building they were in.. however, they were friendly and polite and eager to show me their favourite collections.

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1 Thank puck013
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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Thank Sanksee
Omaha
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 Thank Richard J
Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 Thank Neko2013-Neko2013
Rockdale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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