Pacific Ocean
Tonga Archipelago
Tin Can Island

The Tin Can island, also known as Niuafo'ou, is part of the Kingdom of Tonga and Tonga Archipelago.

Tin Can island is an active volcano located on an underwater ridge. It is a circular volcanic island of about 8 km in diameter, containing a 5-km wide caldera with steep inner walls rising 70 to 260 m above sea level. The highest point is Makuta at 260 m (northeast of the crater rim).

 

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Niuafo'ou 1983, De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter over Niuafo'ou.
The 29s stamp was issued again in the year 1988 as stamp on stamp.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Tonga Tin Can island map stamp 1982

Niuafo'ou 11.05.1983, map of Tin Can island.
(set of 14 stamps / please see below)

   
 
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2S
3s red
3s blue
5s
6s
9s
10s
13s
15s
20s
29s
32s
47s

The 10s stamp was issued again in the year 1984 as stamp on stamp.

 

Niuafo'ou 30.05.1983, map of Tin Can island.
(set of 4 stamps / please see below)

Niuafo'ou 1983, map of Tin Can island.

 

Tonga 1982
Niuafo'ou 1983
overprinted
Niuafo'ou
Kingdom of Tonga

Niuafo'ou 1983
overprinted
1T$ on 2T$
and
Niuafo'ou
Kingdom of Tonga

Tonga 1982, "Centennial Anniversary of Tin Can Mail".
Map of Tin Can island.

 

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Tonga 1982, "Centennial Anniversary of Tin Can Mail", souvenirsheet.
Map of Tin Can island.

 

Tonga 1982, "Centennial Anniversary of Tin Can Mail".

 

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Niuafo'ou 1983, eruption of the Niuafo'ou volcano 1946/1947.

The eruption started at 09.09.1946. In December 1946 all 1300 inhabitants were evacuated and resettled on the island of ‘Eua. Only in 1958 was the first group of 200 people allowed to return.

 

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Niuafo'ou 1984, map of Tin Can island.
stamp on stamp, issued 1983

 

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Niuafo'ou 1988, Tin Can island
stamp on stamp, issued 1983

 

Niuafo'ou 1990, Tin Can island.

 

www.mountainstamp.com 50th anniversary of evacuation of Tin Can island stamp

Niuafo'ou 1996.
50th anniversary of evacuation of Tin Can island.

 

Niuafo'ou 2002.
planes over Tin Can island.
Casa C-212 Aviocar / Britten-Norman Islander / DeHavilland DHC 6-300 Twin Otter

 

 

 

 

 

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