Thursday, 10 December 2015

WALLIS AND FUTUNA - Telituale o Uvea mo Futuna

Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands , FrenchWallis et Futuna or Territoire des îles Wallis et FutunaFakauvea and FakafutunaUvea mo Futuna), is a French island collectivity in the South Pacific between Tuvalu to the northwest, Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast, Samoa to the east, and Tokelau to the northeast. Though both French and Polynesian, Wallis and Futuna is distinct from the entity known as French Polynesia.
Its land area is 142.42 km2 (54.99 sq mi) with a population of about 12,000. Mata-Utu is the capital and biggest city. The territory is made up of three main volcanic tropical islands along with a number of tiny islets, and is split into two island groups that lie about 260 km (160 mi) apart, namely Wallis Islands (Uvea) in the northeast, and Hoorn Islands (also called the Futuna Islands) in the southwest, including Futuna Island proper and the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island.
Since 2003, Wallis and Futuna has been a French overseas collectivity (collectivité d'outre-mer, or COM). Between 1961 and 2003, it had the status of a French overseas territory (territoire d'outre-mer, or TOM), though its official name did not change when the status changed.

This is my first Registered Airmail from Wallis and Futuna, one of the rare item in my collection. I have ever seen an airmail with registered barcode and country own code 'wf'. All the letters transfer via Tahiti, French Polynesia, there is an additional postmark on the backside of the cover from Tahiti. 

These two beautiful covers supposed to reach alongwith the registered one, but they traveled to Los Angales and reached in my hand. I was surprised why it happened so. WF philatelic service is really good.

This is my first airmail cover from Wallis and Futuna arranged by Holger Kaufhold. The cover posted on and I received on. Thank You Holger for the nice cover.

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