Tin Can Mail – Tonga

Mails, enclosed in the “tin can”, were carried by  a swimmer or canoes in the solitary island, Niuafoou, Tonga for over 100 years. This extraordinary method of mail delivery was known as Tin Can Mail.

A Beautiful TIN CAN Mail cover From Tonga carried by Warner Pacific Line and the reverse side of cover shows all the cancellations . The covers have Tonga Tin Can Mail Centenary Stamps and Postmarked Dec 1982.

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