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French Polynesia (Tahiti - French dependency) -
Postage stamps have been issued since 1892.

Postal Contact:

Centre Philatélique
Papeete, Tahiti
Polynésie Française


Box 378, Malverne, NY 11565
The history :
The history of postage stamp issues in French Polynesia can be rather conveniently subdivided into a number of periods:

1862­1882: Usage of stamps of the universal issues for the French Colonies without special Indication of the country of origin

1882­1892: Usage of the same stamp issues with local overprint "Tahiti"

1892­1958: Stamp issues inscribed: "Etablissements Français de l'Océanie"

Since 1958: Stamp issues inscribed: "Polynésie Française"

(each is dealt with - aj)
French Polynesia via the CIA :
Overseas territory of France since 1946

Location: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from South America to Australia

National holiday: National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)
French Polynesia (& "Tahiti") - Download Album Pages: - $5 a year for all the countries you can eat!
"Tahiti" is listed seperately under 'T'
Free Album Pages? This site is sort of like "shareware" software.
Philatelic Center of Tahiti - Centre Philatélique de Tahiti (French Polonesia)
Centre Philatelique de Polynesie Francaise Office des Postes et Telecommunications
Attn: Linda Noble, Mgr.
8 rue de la Reine Pomare IV
Papeete - Tahiti
Tel : (689) 41.43.35
Fax : (689) 45.25.86
E-mail : [email protected]

(featuring stamps & phonecards and offers a subscription service- aj.)
Philatelic Center of French Polynesia - Stamps page (English ver.)
Current Issue
2000 program
1999 Issues
1998 Issues
Stamp Museum
History of Stamps
You may use the form, or E-mail us at [email protected]
SSL server for ordering; VISA, MasterCard, Eurocard
l'Office des Postes et des Télécommunications de Polynésie Française
The Regular Postal Dept.
La Poste in France
looks like you can buy stamps here too.
Dealer: Albany Stamp Co. , Charleston, S.C., US.A. :
"French Colonies, French Polynesia, St Pierre, FSAT, Worldwide Topical Stamps"
Recommened by the Philatelic Center in Tahati. And, indeed, they have many listings of their stamps.

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