Post Offices of Papua New Guinea

Despite the enormous extension of the territory of Papua New Guinea, the number of post offices is limited. With some patience and a bit of searching, it is possible to accumulate an extensive collection of post offices. Some offices were open only for a short time or were renamed to a more appropriate local name. Therefore there are a few challenges in collecting the various post offices.
In the alphabetical list you will find examples of postmarks and covers from all post offices in Papua New Guinea. By clicking on the place name you will see illustrations and additional information. For further information please refer to the following sources:

  • The Postal History of Papua New Guinea 1945 - 1984, V.A. Rutherford
  • The Postal History of Papua New Guinea 1945 - 1998, M.J. Garwood + R.A.D. Heward
  • Papua Post, journal of ING
  • PPS Stamp News, journal of Papuan Philatelic Society
  • The Registration Labels of PNG 1945 - 1973, Henk Teunis

Thank you very much indeed to all collectors who shared information and illustrations.