About Us


The government of Tuvalu established their own postal administration on January 1, 1976, the day that full administration of the colony was transferred from Tarawa, the capital of the old Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony. On this day, a set of provisional overprinted definitive stamps and a commemorative set of three stamps were placed on sale.

These were the first stamps inscribed for specific use in the post offices of Tuvalu. Stamps of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands remained valid for postage until the end of 1976.

The Philatelic Bureau sells all new stamp issues and first day covers at face value.

This website that has been officially endorsed by Tuvalu Post Limited (TPL).

TPL is a corporation owned by the Government of Tuvalu and is responsible for the production of all Tuvalu stamp issues. All queries and orders sent from this website will be received directly at Tuvalu Post Limited.

This website was made possible by the kind voluntary services of Mr Drevis Uitterdijk from Holland. Apart from creating this website, Mr Uitterdijk continues to maintain, update and improve this site, working closely in collaboration with TPL. We welcome any feedbacks from you that could help improve our services.