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TONGA Other proofs
Lot No Type Description Price
7188 EP image TONGA (1981) Sailing ship - arrival of Maurelle*. Monochrome proof on card. Discovery of Tonga by Maurelle. Scott No 489, Yvert No 484.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7189 EP image TONGA (1981) Map of Island*. Cromalin proof on card. Discovery of Tonga by Maurelle. Scott No 490, Yvert No 485.
AVAILABLE AT $80
7681 EP image TONGA (1981) Sinking of "Port-au-Prince"*. Monochrome proof on card. Capture of ship "Port-au-Prince. Scott No 500, Yvert No 495.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7682 EP image TONGA (1981) Ship of "Port-au-Prince"*. Monochrome proof on card. Capture of ship "Port-au-Prince. Scott No 501, Yvert No 496.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7021 EP image TONGA (1983) Concorde*. Balloon*. Modern ship*. Sailing ship*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard, from the printer's archive. Very limited quantities produced. Sea and Air Transport souvenir sheet. Scott No 536. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $80
3568 EP image TONGA (1984) Parrot*. Cromalin proof on heavy cardboard from printer's archives. Reproduction of Tonga #51 for Aussipex '84. Scott No 589, Yvert No 583. Only 3-4 exist. Extraordinary margins and very lovely!
AVAILABLE AT $90
7245 EP image TONGA (1984) Fish*. Compound monochrome proof of fish from shells & fish series. Shows the 6 different fish.
AVAILABLE AT $200
7246 EP image TONGA (1984) Red soldierfish*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 565, Yvert No 566.
AVAILABLE AT $100
7247 EP image TONGA (1984) Zebra shark*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 568, Yvert No 567.
AVAILABLE AT $100
7248 EP image TONGA (1984) Red lionfish*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 570, Yvert No 568.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7249 EP image TONGA (1984) Damselfish*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 572, Yvert No 569.
AVAILABLE AT $100
7573 EP image TONGA (1984) Coconut crab*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 577, Yvert No 585.
AVAILABLE AT $100
6686 EP image TONGA (1988) Brown booby*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 691, Yvert No 707.
AVAILABLE AT $100
3666 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Hypolimnas bolina. Monochrome artwork proof on thin cardboard without values or words, made directly from the artwork to see how the design would look at stamp size. Scott No 714, Yvert No 729. Only one proof was done for this design. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3667 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Hypolimnas bolina. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard with mockup of values or words added, made after the artwork was accepted to see where the words and values would go. Scott No 714, Yvert No 729. Only one proof of this type was done. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3668 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Jamides bochus. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard with mockup of values or words added, made after the artwork was accepted to see where the words and values would go. Scott No 715, Yvert No 730. Only one proof of this type was done. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3669 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Jamides bochus. Monochrome artwork proof on thin cardboard without values or words, made directly from the artwork to see how the design would look at stamp size. Scott No 715, Yvert No 730. Only one proof was done for this design. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3670 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Melanitis leda solandra. Monochrome artwork proof on thin cardboard without values or words, made directly from the artwork to see how the design would look at stamp size. Scott No 716, Yvert No 731. Only one proof was done for this design. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3671 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Melanitis leda solandraw. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard with mockup of values or words added, made after the artwork was accepted to see where the words and values would go. Scott No 716, Yvert No 731. Only one proof of this type was done. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3672 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Danaus plexippus. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard with mockup of values or words added, made after the artwork was accepted to see where the words and values would go. Scott No 717, Yvert No 732. Onlyone proof of this type was done. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
3673 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly Danaus plexippus. Monochrome artwork proof on thin cardboard without values or words, made directly from the artwork to see how the design would look at stamp size. Scott No 717, Yvert No 732. Only one proof was done for this design. Unique!!
AVAILABLE AT $120
5441 EP image TONGA (1989) Rugby Through the Ages*. This is a monochrome proof of the artwork sketch of the design for the rugby series issued for the opening of the National Sports Stadium. Striking similarity to the final design, but obviously arough draft. This proof was probably used to approve the design. Scott No 718, Yvert Nos 733-7. Unique!
AVAILABLE AT $250
6102 EP image TONGA (1989) Green sea turtle*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 705, Yvert No 725.
AVAILABLE AT $100
9788 EP image TONGA (1989) Butterfly*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick, glossy cardboard. Hypolimnas bolina - the common or great eggfly. Scott No 714, Yvert No 729. Only a few exist! Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
9789 EP image TONGA (1989) Dark Cerulean Butterfly "Jamides Bochus"*. Cromalin proof in full color on heavy cardboard from printer's archives. Scott No 715, Yvert No 730. Only 3-4 exist. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
9790 EP image TONGA (1989) Brown Butterfly "Melanitis leda solandra*. Cromalin proof in full color on heavy cardboard from printer's archives. Scott No 716, Yvert No 731. Only 3-4 exist. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
11484 EP image TONGA (1989) Rugby players*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick cardboard, from the printer's archives. Only 2-3 exist! Scott Nos 718a-e, Yvert Nos 733-7 :Rugby Through the Ages. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $125
7252 EP image TONGA (1990) Surgeonfish*. Imperforate plate proofs in marginal block of 4. Usually only one sheet of 40 of these proofs was printed. Scott No 759, Yvert No 789.
AVAILABLE AT $50
8136 EP image TONGA (1990) Conus bullatus*. Trial color imperforate plate proofs in marginal block of 4. Usually only one sheet of 40 of these proofs was printed. Scott No 758, Yvert No 788.
AVAILABLE AT $50
9163 EP image TONGA (1990a) Turtle*. Stamp-on-stamp*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick, glossy cardboard. From 1897 to 1942, all Tongan stamps had turtle watermarks. This set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first postage stamp showed the watermark on the front of stamp, and hence on the proof also. Only a few exist! Scott No 739, Yvert No 771. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
9164 EP image TONGA (1990b) Turtle*. Stamp-on-stamp*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick, glossy cardboard. From 1897 to 1942, all Tongan stamps had turtle watermarks. This set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first postage stamp showed the watermark on the front of stamp, and hence on the proof also. Only a few exist! Scott No 740, Yvert No 772. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
10079 EP image TONGA (1990b) Broken glass* on beach*. Sun*. Shark fins*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick, glossy cardboard. Health and Safety issue inscribed "Swim From Safe Beaches" and "Beware of Broken Glass." Scott No 770b-c, Yvert No 812-3. Only a few exist! Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
11226 EP image TONGA (1990a) Native catamaran*. Proof strip of 2 and gutter illustration from printer's archives. Polynesian explorers - "Bidding farewell." Scott No 748, Yvert No 776. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $40
11886 EP image TONGA (1990) Windmills*. Chromalin proof in full color from printer's archive. Scott No 743, Yvert No 775. Only 2-3 exist. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $100
13625 EP image TONGA (1990) Porites (coral)*. Trial color imperforate plate proofs in marginal block of 4. Usually only one sheet of 40 of these proofs was printed. Scott No 756, Yvert No 786. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $30
5325 EP image TONGA (1991) Rowers* in outrigger canoe*. Cromalin proof in full color. Rowing Festival. Only 2-3 cromalin proofs were made. Scott No 780, Yvert No 834. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
11608 EP image TONGA (1991) Communications satellite*. Cromalin proof in full color from the printer's archives. Scott No 783b, Yvert No 821.
AVAILABLE AT $50
7577 EP image TONGA (1992) White-spotted hermit crab*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 802, Yvert No 862.
AVAILABLE AT $30
9074 EP image TONGA (1992) Bats*. Monochrome proof (same size as stamp) mounted on cardboard, sent to printer to check design. Sacred bats of Kolovia - Kula leaving for Upolo. Scott No 823a, Yvert No BF17. Issued as a souvenir sheet. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $40
9075 EP image TONGA (1992) Bats*. Monochrome proof (same size as stamp) mounted on cardboard, sent to printer to check design. Sacred bats of Kolovia - Kula looking through path of fires. Scott No 823b, Yvert No BF17. Issued as a souvenir sheet. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $40
9076 EP image TONGA (1992) Bats*. Monochrome proof (same size as stamp) mounted on cardboard, sent to printer to check design. Sacred bats of Kolovia - Kula walking down path, Hila. Scott No 823c, Yvert No BF17. Issued as a souvenir sheet. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $40
9077 EP image TONGA (1992) Bats*. Monochrome proof (same size as stamp) mounted on cardboard, sent to printer to check design. Sacred bats of Kolovia - Kula leaving with pet fruit bats. Scott No 823d, Yvert No BF17. Issued as a souvenir sheet. Rare!
AVAILABLE AT $40
7254 EP image TONGA (1993) Holocentrus ruber*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard, from the printer's archive. Scott No 799, Yvert No 917.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7255 EP image TONGA (1993) Damselfish*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 803, Yvert No 920.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7256 EP image TONGA (1993) Red lionfish*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard. Scott No 806, Yvert No 923.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7257 EP image TONGA (1993) Zebra shark*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard. Scott No 807, Yvert No 924.
AVAILABLE AT $30
8137 EP image TONGA (1993) Swansonia casta*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard, from the printer's archive. Scott No 798, Yvert No 916.
AVAILABLE AT $30
8138 EP image TONGA (1993) Lambis truncata*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard. Scott No 804, Yvert No 921.
AVAILABLE AT $30
2213 EP image TONGA (1994) Maui - The Fisher of Islands*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard, from the printer's archive. Very limited quantities produced. Scott No 853a, Yvert No 944. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $30
3175 EP image TONGA (1994) Turtle*. Large sized cromalin proof in full color. Chelonia mylas. Scott No 880, Yvert No 965. Only 2-3 color proofs were produced. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $150
7578 EP image TONGA (1994) Coconut crab*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 881.
AVAILABLE AT $100
7579 EP image TONGA (1994) Coconut crab*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 881.
AVAILABLE AT $30
8139 EP image TONGA (1994) Chicoreus palma-rosae*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 882, Yvert No 967.
AVAILABLE AT $100
10175 EP image TONGA (1994) Tiger shark*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard, from the printer's archive. Very limited quantities produced. Scott No 860, Yvert No 969. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $30
3513 EP image TONGA (1995a) Bicycle*. Child*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick cardboard from printer's archives. Children of the Commonwealth (Polynesia). 25th anniversary of Tonga's entry into British Commonwealth. Scott No 897, Yvert No 993. Only 3-4 exist. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
3514 EP image TONGA (1995b) Bicycle*. Children*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick cardboard from printer's archives. Children of the Commonwealth (Asia). 25th anniversary of Tonga's entry into British Commonwealth. Scott No 898, Yvert No 994. Only 3-4 exist. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
3515 EP image TONGA (1995c) Bicycle*. Child*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick cardboard from printer's archives. Children of the Commonwealth (Africa). 25th anniversary of Tonga's entry into British Commonwealth. Scott No 899, Yvert No 995. Only 3-4 exist. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $90
7258 EP image TONGA (1995) Red Lionfish*. Imperforate plate proofs in marginal block of 4. Scott No 879.
AVAILABLE AT $50
7259 EP image TONGA (1995) Zebra Shark*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 884, Yvert No 991.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7518 EP image TONGA (1995) Holocaust survivors*. Plate proof from the printer's archives. Scott No 905a, Yvert No 1026.
AVAILABLE AT $50
8140 EP image TONGA (1995) Conus bullatus*. Imperforate plate proofs in marginal block of 4. Scott No 874.
AVAILABLE AT $50
8142 EP image TONGA (1995) Conus aulicus*. Imperforate plate proofs in marginal block of 4. Scott No 878.
AVAILABLE AT $50
10176 EP image TONGA (1995) Shark*. Cromalin proof in full color on thick cardboard, from the printer's archives. Only 2-3 exist! Scott No 884, Yvert No 991: Stegostoma fasciatum. Very rare!
AVAILABLE AT $75
6104 EP image TONGA (1996) Green sea turtle*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 920.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7260 EP image TONGA (1996) Shark*. Monochrome proof of First Day Cancel for Official stamp.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7580 EP image TONGA (1996) Coconut crab*. Cromalin proof on card. Scott No 921.
AVAILABLE AT $100
7581 EP image TONGA (1996) Coconut crab*. Monochrome proof on card with simulated perforations. Scott No 921.
AVAILABLE AT $30
7582 EP image TONGA (1996) Coconut crab*. Imperforate plate proof from margin with color bars. Scott No 921.
AVAILABLE AT $25
7583 EP image TONGA (1996) Coconut crab*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No O84.
AVAILABLE AT $25
8145 EP image TONGA (1996) Chicoreus palma-rosae*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No 922.
AVAILABLE AT $30
8146 EP image TONGA (1996) Chicoreus palma-rosae*. Monochrome proof on card. Scott No O85.
AVAILABLE AT $30
9165 EP image TONGA (1996) Green sea turtle*. Imperforate plate proof from sheet margin showing color code marks. Scott No 920. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $60
10349 EP image TONGA (1996) Egyptians*. Greek statues*. Romans*. Coliseum*. Monochrome proof from the printer's archives mounted on cardboard. 13th Congress of International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences. Scott No 929b. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $60
4780 EP image TONGA (1997) Mushrooms*. Imperforate plate proof full sheet of 3 strips of 6. Scott No 976. Incredible!
AVAILABLE AT $160
10779 EP image TONGA (1997) High school band*. Monochrome proof on thin cardboard, from the printer's archive. Very limited quantities produced. Scott No 966. 50th anniversary of Tonga High School. Scarce!
AVAILABLE AT $20
11658 EP TONGA (1997a) Globe*. Stonehenge*. Pyramid*. Catamaran*. Royal Palace*. Satellite*. Imperforate proof of strip of 2 stamps issued for New Year 1997 and inscribed "Tonga - Where Time Begins. Towards the Millennium." Scott No 940. Interesting aspect of topic! image (Image b)
AVAILABLE AT $120
11659 EP image TONGA (1997b) Clock face*. Ox*. Sheet of 4 plate proofs of minisheet of 4 stamps issued for Year of the Ox, inscribed "Tonga - Where Time Begins." Only one large sheet of 16 blocks of 4 (4 times the size of this sheet) was printed.Since it was too large to send through the mail, the printer's archives broke it down into 4 blocks of 4 similar to this sheet. Most of those were cut up into smaller blocks. This may be the only sheet of 4 in existence! Scott No 942. Very rare! Spectacular!
AVAILABLE AT $375

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