• December 26th, 2014

    The Polynesian legend of PIPIRI commemorated with a new issue

    FindYourStampsValue.com is glad to inform that Polynesian Post released a special stamp entitled "The Polynesian legend of PIPIRI". The issue was unveiled and put into circulation on the 12th of December and is now available for purchasing. One upon a time there was a couple that lived on the island of HUAHINE with their two children, PIPIRI and REHUA. One night, the two parents went torch fishing ...
  • July 12th, 2014

    Stamp issue in honor of "HEIVA" festival

    Early 19th century, in 1819, King POMARE II and in 1842, Queen POMARE IV banned "songs, gambling or lascivious entertainments" after Christianization of the archipelagos of French Polynesia. It is only after King POMARE V donated his Polynesian states to France in 1880, and with the Etablissements français de l'Océanie (French Establishments in Oceania), that the "TIURAI festival" (July in Tahitia ...
  • July 8th, 2014

    50th Anniversary of the Postal Cheque Centre is to be commemorated with a postal stamp

    By way of a ministerial decree dated 28 July 1952, the French Overseas Territories were authorised to implement the service of current accounts and postal cheques. However, it was not before November 1963, when the CEP (Pacific Nuclear Test Centre) and CEA (Atomic Energy Commission), that Mr. Louis JACQUINOT, Minister responsible for Overseas Departments and Territories, ordered its application in ...
  • July 3rd, 2014

    30th anniversary of the self-governing status was commemorated with a new issue

    Under French protectorate in 1843, a colony called "Etablissements français de l'Océanie" (French Establishments in Oceania) after King POMARE IV donated his states to France on 29 June 1880, then Territoire d'Outre-Mer (French Overseas Territory) in 1946, French Polynesia is inscribed in the French Constitution since March 28, 2003. Major political developments over the past three decades built c ...
  • June 17th, 2014

    Sharks in French Polynesia appeared on the stamps

    World Oceans Day, which was initiated in 1992 in the wake of the Rio Summit, is an opportunity, on the 8th of June, to raise public awareness of a better management of the oceans and their resources, to inform about the stakes, to create the desire to adopt a "sustainable attitude", and to provide courses of action by encouraging adults and children to act individually and collectively towards a b ...
  • May 7th, 2014

    Humour: the Wild Boar stamp from French Polynesia

    The word "humour" in French comes from the English humour, which was itself borrowed from the French "humeur". "Humeur", from the latin humour (liquid), initially used to mean bodily fluids (blood, etc.), which were thought to have an influence on behaviour. Strictly speaking, humour is a shade of the comical palette that tries to "draw one's attention, with detachment, on pleasant or unusual aspe ...
  • January 1st, 2014

    Vintage Cars on new stamps from French Polynesia

    The Post of French Polynesia issued a set of two stamps dedicated to vintage cars – the Ford T model and the Citroën "Traction Avant". It was on the 1st of October 1908, in Detroit, United States, that the Ford T was launched on the market, for a price of 850 dollars of the time. Nicknamed "Tin Lizzie", it marked the start of mass production and was produced in 16,482,040 copies. Voted 20th Centur ...
  • December 2nd, 2013

    Ancient Actions on new stamps from French Polynesia

    The Post of French Polynesia issued a set of stamps with unusual design featuring ancient actions. The second French colonial empire was established from 1830 and met its apogee between the two world wars. Between 1919 and 1939, its surface area was over 13 millions km² and had 65 millions of inhabitants. During those years, firms, companies and all kind of small enclaves or "comptoirs" settled in ...
  • October 18th, 2013

    Ancient Canoes on new stamp from French Polynesia

    A new stamp issue by the post of French Polynesia is dedicated to ancient Polynesian canoes. Leaving South-East Asian, for centuries ancestors of Polynesian people have roamed the Pacific Ocean and discovered islands onboard pahis, double-hulled sailing canoes.Onboard those canoes up to 25 meters in length, transporting about 60 persons, riding upwind, allowing round trips, they have populated the ...
  • September 19th, 2013

    FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – Tahiti 2013 stamp

    The post of French Polynesia issued a stamp to commemorate the coming Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup 2013. The 7th edition of the Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup will be held in Tahiti from 18 to 28 September 2013. After the playoffs by confederations, 15 nations will win their ticket for this competition and fly to Tahiti, who qualifies automatically as host. This is the first time that a FIFA tournamen ...