Thursday, May 28, 2009

Who said Papua New Guinea was boring?

British collector rates PNG stamps among world’s best

A British stamp collector has rated Papua New Guinea postage stamps among the best in the world.

United Kingdom-based R.E.A Howard said recently in a letter to the PNG Philatelic Bureau that he began collecting PNG stamps in 1937.

“I have really enjoyed your issues from 1937 and I am only missing four stamps plus one stamp booklet.

"I must congratulate you on your new issue service, this compares with the very best, do keep it up,” he said.

The bureau’s February 2009 issue, which Mr Howard referred to, features the country’s different frog species and was a joint project between Post PNG and conservation organisation WWF.

The British High Commissioner to PNG, David Dunn, said Mr Howard’s attraction to PNG stamps is not surprising.

“PNG stamps are amongst the most collectable in the world and with their vibrant colors and scenes depicting PNG life and the vast array of indigenous flora and fauna remain as popular today as this were in 1937,” he said.

1 comment:

  1. I like your blog, I came here via Keith Jackson's blog. Interesting story about the stamps. I still have a collection of TPNG stamps and first day covers from the 60's, when I worked there. I want to sell them to augment my retirement pocket money but I am not sure where to go for an honest deal. Have you any suggestions?