Key: 1880  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 14
Issued: 643 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 8 sq.km; Population - 2,200 (1981)
A Dependency of NEW ZEALAND, one of the northern Cook Islands in the Pacific
ocean, northeast of New Zealand, also known as Tongareva.
Internally administrated by COOK ISLANDS, while its foreign affairs are being
handled by New Zealand since 1901.
Stamps issued from 1902 until 1932, when stamps of Cook Islands were in use.
Face value on the first stamps was overprinted in the native language. In 1973
(while remaining part of Cook Islands) separate stamps issuing restarted as
Penrhyn/Northern Cook Islands. Annual output about 5.
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Inscriptions
PENRHYN ISLAND overprinted on stamps of New Zealand
PENRHYN
PENRHYN NORTHERN overprinted on stamps of Cook Islands
PENRHYN NORTHERN COOK ISLANDS

Index
PENRHYN ISLAND
      New Zealand Dependency 1901-1932
      Part of Cook Islands 1973-
      Official Stamps
 
Currency
12 Pence = 1 Shilling
100 Cents = 1 Dollar (1973)
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Related Countries

NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand

COOK ISLANDS
Cook Islands