Excessive Stamps from Tuvalu
An interested page was pointed out on RCSD by Edward Locke. It was published here: http://www.tuvaluislands.com/stamps/phil-bur/st-formlist.htm
and lists as well the stamps available at the Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau (TPB) as those produced by the Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC). Please note that the IGPC stamps are: "valid only on Philatelic bureau mail, and are not placed on sale at regular post offices."
The following stamps are available from the TPB. Click on the individual sets to access the order forms. These can be printed on your printer, filled out, and mailed to the Philatelic Bureau. Payment methods are on the order forms. Those collectors paying by credit card may also Fax their orders to: (688) 20 712. Tuvalu uses the Australian Dollar.
TPB: Stamps produced or contracted by Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau. These are postally valid throughout Tuvalu.
IGPC: Stamps produced by the Intergovernmental Philatelic Corporation with approval of the Tuvalu Philatelic Bureau. Most are postally valid only on Philatelic bureau mail, and are not placed on sale at regular post offices.
* 25th anniversary Taiwan-Tuvalu diplomatic relationships (19 Sept 2004) TPB
* Inauguration of Taiwan President / Government Building (20 May 2004) TPB
* AIDS / HIV Awareness (17 May 2004) TPB
* Art: Picasso, Gaugin, the Hermitage (1 Mar 2004) IGPC
* Norman Rockwell (30 Jan 2004) IGPC
* Lunar Year of the Monkey (5 Jan 2004)
2003 -1998 ..."
Here also some fakes (illegals, etc.), listed on the same site: http://www.tuvaluislands.com/stamps/fakes.htm
And last but not least, a Scandal: http://www.tuvaluislands.com/stamps/LOW_story.htm