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 cover from Tonga on TIN CAN mail ,issue Date 11 May 1983. Inauguration of NIUAFO’OU  Airport.