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Address: Funafuti, Tuvalu
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Srevice with a smile

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2016
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars 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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Funafuti, Tuvalu
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3 of 5 stars 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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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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3 of 5 stars 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 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 

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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.

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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 

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Russia
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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!!

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