Penrhyn

A Penrhyn stamp with fishThe northernmost island of the Cook Islands, Penrhyn is located 1365 kilometres from Rarotonga. It has the largest lagoon areas of the Cook Island's atolls, covering 233 square kilometres and measuring some 18 miles across with depths of up to 350 feet. The main village is Omoka, located in the west.

Like its nearest neighbour Manihiki, copra production (the drying of coconut flesh for vegetable oil extraction) has now been replaced by pearl farming and shell products as a primary source of income. Penrhyn is known for its golden pearls (poe pipi) and sandy beaches. Cultured black pearl farming only began here recently.

Penrhyn stamp showing a view of the islandPenrhyn women make the finest rito craftwork (from young coconut fronds). Hats, bags, fans and mats made here are the best to be found in the Pacific.

Sometimes called by its Maori name Tongareva, this is the most remote of the Cook Islands and almost 4 hours by air from Rarotonga.

Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1902 1-13 NZ Pictorials o/printed        
1902 01 2]d blue (NZ260)   $3.50    
1902 01a 2]d ] & P spaced   $18.00    
1902 04 ]d W38 P14   $2.00    
1902 05 1d W38 P14   $5.00 $13.00  
1902 09 ]d W43 P14   $2.00 $4.00  
1902 10 1d W43 P14   $1.50 $3.00  
1903 14-16 NZ Birds overprinted        
1903 14 3d Toru Pene.   $18.00    
1903 15 6d Ono Pene.   $22.00    
1903 16 1/- brown-red   $50.00 $55.00  
1903 16a 1/- bright-red   $45.00    
1914 19-23 NZ Edward VII o/printed        
1914 19 ]d carmin o/p $3.00 $2.00    
1914 19c ]d vermilion o/p $3.00 $1.50    
1914 22 6d Ono Pene. $75.00 $30.00 $60.00  
1914 23 1/- Tahi Silingi   $50.00    
1917 24-31 NZ George V o/printed        
1917 24 2]d P14x13] $10.00 $5.00    
1917 24a 2]d P14x14]   $5.00    
1917 24b 2]d vert pair   $50.00    
1917 25 3d rec P14x13]   $12.00    
1917 25a 3d rec P14x14]   $12.00    
1917 26 6d P14x13] $20.00 $12.00    
1917 26a 6d P14x14]   $10.00    
1917 26b 6d vert pair   $75.00    
1917 27 1/- P14x13]   $20.00    
1917 27a 1/- P14x14]   $20.00    
1917 27b 1/- vert pair   $120.00    
1917 28 ]d typo P14x15 $3.00 $1.50    
1917 28b ]d narrow spac.   $9.00    
1917 29 1]d slate $15.00 $7.50    
1917 29a 1]d slate narrow   $25.00    
1917 30 1]d orange-brown $3.00 $1.50    
1917 31 3d typo P14x15   $5.00    
1917 31a 3d narrow spac   $30.00    
1920 32-37 Pictorials no wmk (6)   $36.00    
1920 32 ]d Landing   $1.50    
1920 33 1d Wharf $3.00 $2.00    
1920 33a 1d Dbl Derrick   $10.00    
1920 34 1]d Capt Cook   $6.00    
1920 35 3d Palm tree $6.00 $4.00    
1920 36 6d Huts   $6.00    
1920 37 1/- Harbour   $11.00    
1927 38-40 Pictorials wmk (3) $27.00 $14.00    
1927 38 ]d Landing   $5.00    
1927 39 1d Wharf   $5.00    
1927 40 2]d Chief   $5.00    
1973 41B52B Cook Isl o/prints (12) $13.00 $9.00 $9.00  
1973 53-55 Princess Anne Wedding $4.50 $3.00 $4.00  
1974 56-67 Fish to $1 (12) $20.00 $13.00 $13.00  
1974 68-69 $2 & $5 Defins (2) $25.00 $16.00 $16.00  
1974 70-71 UPU $2.20 $1.50 $1.80  
1974 72-75 Christmas $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1974 76-77 Churchill $3.50 $2.50 $3.00  
1975 78 Apollo-Soyuz $8.00   $6.00 $8.00
1975 79-81 Christmas $3.50 $2.00 $3.50 $4.00
1976 82-84 Easter/Michelangelo $2.50 $2.00 $1.50 $3.00
1976 85 Easter/Michelangelo m/s   $3.00 $3.00 $4.00
1976 86-91 US Bicentenary $7.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1976 92 US Bicentenary m/s $8.50 $6.00 $8.00  
1976 93-95 Olympic Games $5.50 $4.00 $5.00  
1976 96 Olympic Games m/s $6.50 $4.00 $6.00  
1976 97-99 Christmas/Durer $2.50 $2.00 $2.50 $3.00
1977 100-102 Silver Jubilee $5.50 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
1977 103 Silver Jubilee m/s $8.50 $6.00 $8.00  
1977 104-106 Christmas $2.50 $2.00 $2.50  
1978 107-114 Discovery of Hawaii $11.00 $8.00 $10.00  
1978 115 Disc Hawaii m/s (2) $13.00 $10.00 $13.00  
1978 116-118 Easter/Rubens $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1978 119 Easter/Rubens m/s $2.50 $2.00 $1.80  
1978 120 Charity m/s (3) $4.50 $3.00 $4.50  
1978 121-123 Coronation $3.00 $2.50 $2.50  
1978 124 Coronation m/s $3.50 $2.00 $3.00  
1978 125-126 Christmas/Durer $2.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1978 127 Christmas/Durer m/s $2.40 $1.40 $2.00  
1979 128-131 Rowland Hill $5.00 $4.00 $4.50  
1979 132 Rowland Hill m/s $7.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1979 133-144 IYC $6.00 $5.00 $5.00  
1979 133a IYC s/let with Tabs $7.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1980 145-147 Easter $1.50 $1.00 $1.00  
1980 148 Easter m/s $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1980 149 Charity m/s (3) $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1980 150 Queen Mother $4.00 $3.00 $3.50  
1980 151 Queen Mother m/s $6.00 $3.50 $5.00  
1980 152-159 Olympic Games $6.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1980 160 Olympic Games m/s $6.50 $4.50 $6.00  
1980 161-163 Christmas $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1980 164 Chirstmas m/s $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1980 165 Charity m/s (3) $4.50   $3.00 $5.00
1981 166-208 Ship Defins (43) $70.00 $50.00 $50.00  
1981 218-220 Easter $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1981 221 Easter m/s $3.00 $2.00 $2.50  
1981 222 Charity m/s (3) $5.00 $4.00 $4.00  
1981 223-227 Royal Wedding $5.50 $3.50 $5.00  
1981 228 Royal Wedding m/s $6.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1981 229-233 IYDP $8.00 $5.00 $8.00  
1981 234 IYDP m/s $8.50   $8.00  
1981 235-243 World Cup Football $8.00 $5.00 $7.00  
1981 244 World Cup m/sheet $9.00 $6.00 $8.00  
1981 245-247 Christmas $3.50 $2.50 $3.00  
1981 248 Christmas m/s $3.50   $3.00  
1981 249 Charity m/s (3) $5.00   $4.50  
1982 250-254 Royal Birthday $6.50 $4.00 $6.00  
1982 255 Birthday m/s $7.50 $5.50 $7.00  
1982 256-260 Prince William $11.50   $11.00  
1982 261 Prince William m/s $16.00   $15.00  
1982 262-271 Prince William Pt 2 $15.00   $14.00  
1982 272 Prince William Pt 2 m/s $11.00   $10.00  
1982 273-275 Christmas $4.00 $3.00 $3.50 $5.00
1982 276 Christmas m/s $4.50 $3.00 $4.00  
1982 277 Charity m/s (3) $6.50 $4.00 $6.00  
1983 278-281 Commonwealth Day $4.00 $3.00 $3.50  
1983 282-284 Scouts $8.00 $6.00 $6.00  
1983 285 Scouts m/s $7.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1983 286-288 Scout Jamboree $8.00 $6.00 $6.00  
1983 289 Scout Jamboree m/s $7.00   $6.00  
1983 290-294 Save the Whales $20.00 $15.00 $18.00  
1983 295-297 World Comm Year $3.00 $2.00 $2.50  
1983 298 World Comm Year m/s $3.50   $2.70  
1983 299-313 Ship Overprints (15) $30.00 $20.00 $20.00  
1983 314-319 Royal Overprints (6) $35.00   $30.00  
1983 320A324A Manned Flight (A) $17.00 $10.00 $16.00  
1983 320B324B Manned Flight(corrected)     $10.00  
1983 325A Manned Flight m/s (A) $20.00   $15.00  
1983 325B Flight m/s Corrected $25.00   $20.00  
1983 326-329 Christmas/Raphael $6.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1983 330 Christmas m/s $4.50   $4.00  
1983 331-335 Surcharges (5) $24.00 $16.00 $22.00  
1983 336 Charity m/s (4) $8.00   $7.00  
1984 337-355 Ship Defins (19) $40.00 $28.00 $36.00  
1984 356-358 Olympic Games $7.00 $5.00 $7.00  
1984 359 Olympic Games m/s $8.00   $8.00  
1984 360-361 Ausipex $3.50 $3.00 $3.50  
1984 362 Ausipex m/s $4.50   $4.50  
1984 363-366 Prince Henry $20.00   $20.00  
1984 367-370 Christmas $5.00   $4.00  
1984 371 Christmas m/s $8.00   $8.00  
1984 372 Charity m/s (4) $8.00   $8.00  
1985 373-376 Audubon/Birds $15.00 $10.00 $15.00  
1985 377 Audubon Birds m/s $12.00 $10.00 $12.00  
1985 378-381 Queen Mother $9.00   $9.00  
1985 382 Queen Mother m/s $12.00   $12.00  
1985 383-385 Youth Year $7.00 $5.00 $7.00  
1985 386-388 Christmas $7.50 $5.00 $7.00  
1985 389 Christmas m/s $7.00 $5.00 $7.00  
1985 390 Charity m/s (3) $11.00 $8.50 $11.00  
1986 391-392 Halleys Comet $8.00   $8.00  
1986 393 Halleys m/s $7.00   $7.00  
1986 394-396 Queens Birthday $8.50   $8.50  
1986 397-399 Statue of Liberty $10.00 $7.00 $10.00  
1986 400-401 Royal Wedding $11.00   $11.00  
1986 402 Stampex m/s $9.00   $9.00  
1986 403 Queen Mother m/s $11.00   $11.00  
1986 404-406 Christmas $9.00   $9.00  
1986 407 Christmas m/s $9.00 $6.00 $9.00  
1986 408-410 Pope Visit $22.00   $12.00  
1986 411 Pope Visit m/s $22.00   $22.00  
1987 412 St.Liberty Pt 2 m/s (2) $16.00      
1987 413-414 Queens 40th Wedding $14.00      
1987 415-417 Christmas $12.00      
1987 418 Christmas m/s $14.00      
1987 419 Charity m/s (1) $17.00      
1988 420-423 Olympic Games $11.00      
1988 424 Olympic Games m/s $11.00      
1988 425-428 Seoul Winners $12.00      
1988 429 Seoul Winners m/s $12.00      
1988 430-433 Christmas $9.00      
1988 434 Christmas m/s $12.00      
1989 435-439 Moonlanding $15.00      
1989 440-443 Christmas $9.50      
1989 444 Christmas m/s $13.00 $11.00    
1990 445 Q.Mother 90th B'day $5.00   $5.00  
1990 446 Q.Mother 90th B'day m/s $13.00     $14.00
1990 447-450 Christmas $9.00      
1990 451 Christmas m/s $11.00     $12.00
1990 452-455 Birdpex o/prints $14.00      
1991 456 Queen's Birthday $13.00      
1991 457-460 Christmas $11.00     $12.00
1991 461 Christmas m/s   $10.00   $15.00
1992 462-465 Olympic Games $7.00     $8.00
1992 466-468 Festival of Arts $9.00   $8.00  
1992 469-471 Royal Visit       $10.00
1992 472-475 Christmas $5.50   $5.50 $6.00
1992 476 Christmas m/s $8.00   $7.50 $9.00
1992 477-479 Columbus     $8.00 $10.00
1993 480 Coronation $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1993 481-488 Marine Life Pt 1 $4.50   $4.00 $5.00
1993 489-493 Marine Life Pt 2     $8.00 $9.00
1994 494-495 Marine Life Pt 3 $13.00     $14.00
1997 496 Marine Life Pt 4 $12.00     $13.00
1998 497 Marine Life $10 $16.00   $15.00 $16.00
1993 499-503 Christmas $12.00   $11.20 $12.50
1994 504 Man on the Moon $7.00 $5.00 $6.00 $8.00
1994 505-512 Christmas $11.00   $10.00 $12.00
1995 513-514 End of WWII $12.00   $12.00 $14.00
1995 515 Queen Mother $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
1995 516 United Nations $6.00   $6.00 $6.50
1995 517-520 Year of the Turtle $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
1996 521 Queen's 70th Birthday $6.00   $6.00 $7.10
1996 522 Olympics'96 $9.00   $9.00  
1997 523 Royal Golden Wedding $4.50   $4.50 $5.50
1997 524 Golden Wedding m/s $6.00     $6.90
1998 525 Princess Diana stamp $2.50   $2.50 $5.00
1998 526 Princess Diana m/s $7.00     $8.00
1998 527 Diana Childrens Charity $8.00      
1999 528-530 Millennium o/p $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
2000 531-534 Queen Mothers 100th S/le $15.00   $14.00 $16.00
2000 535 Queen Mothers 100th m/s $15.00     $16.00
2000 536-539 Olympics 2000 S/let $16.00     $18.00
2000 540 Olympics 2000 m/s $5.50     $6.20
2003 541-544 WWF - Sunfish $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
2003 544S WWF Sunfish s/lets(4) $36.00      
2003 545 United We Stand $3.00   $3.00 $3.80
2003 545S United We Stand S/let $12.00   $12.00 $13.00
2005 546 Pope John Paul II $2.50   $2.50 $5.60
2005 546S Pope John Paul II S/let $12.50      
2008 547-550 WWF Reef Egret $7.40   $7.40 $9.70
2008 550S WWF Reef Egret s/let $29.60   $29.60 $38.90
2010 551-554 WWF Striped Dolphins $6.00   $6.00 $7.00
2011 555-564 R.Engagement s/let of 10 $6.60   $6.60  
2011 565-566 Royal Engagement set(2) $5.30   $5.30 $7.00
2011 566S R.Engagement 2 s/l of 5 $26.50   $26.50  
2011 567 Royal Engagement m/s $5.30   $5.30 $7.00
2011 568 R.Engagement special m/s $10.70   $10.70 $12.50
2011 569-570 R.Engagement delux m/s(2 $29.20   $29.20 $30.90
2011 571 Pearl Industry $5.40   $5.40 $8.70
2011 572 Pearl Industry m/s $5.40   $5.40 $8.70
2011 573-587 Island View Defins(15) $19.40   $19.40 $22.70
2011 588 Island Views sheetlet $19.40   $19.40 $22.70
2011 588N Island Views Numbered $21.50   $21.50 $24.80
2011 588X Peony Flowers $25.00      
2011 589 Royal Wedding m/s $2.90   $2.90 $4.60
2011 590-593 Christmas 2011 $5.00   $5.00 $6.70
2011 594 Christmas 2011 m/s $5.00   $5.00  
2012 595-596 Beatification Pope John $8.40   $8.40 $10.10
2012 596S Beat Pope John Paul sl $16.80      
2012 597-602 Christmas 2012 $12.80   $12.80 $14.40
2012 603 Christmas 2012 s/let $12.80   $12.80 $14.40
2012 604-615 Fish Defins (12) $82.90   $82.90 $87.80
2012 616-618 Fish Defins m/s (3) $82.90   $82.90 $87.80
2012 619 Fish Defin s/let $82.90   $82.90 $87.80
2012 620 Personalised Stamps $5.50   $5.50 $7.10
2013 621 Year of the Snake $6.50   $6.50 $8.20
2013 622 Birth of Prince George $6.80   $6.80 $8.60
2013 623 China Expo 2013 $5.10   $5.10 $7.10
2013 624-625 J F Kennedy 50th Ann. $8.00   $8.00 $9.90
2013 626-637 Fish Defins Pt2 set(12) $62.30   $62.30 $68.00
2013 638 Fish Defins Pt2 s/let $62.30   $62.30 $68.00
2013 639-640 Christmas 2013 $3.70   $3.70 $5.60
2013 641 Christmas 2013 m/s $11.10   $11.10 $13.10
2014 642 Year of the Horse $8.80   $8.80 $10.70
2014 643 Easter 2014 s/l $9.20   $9.20 $13.00
2014 644 Easter 2014 m/s $14.60   $14.60 $16.50
2014 645-648 WWF Turtle White edges $12.40   $12.40 $14.50
2014 645a648a WWF Green Turtle Strip $12.40   $12.40  
2014 646S WWF Green Turtle s/let $49.50   $49.50  
2014 649 WWF Green Turtle S/sh $13.00   $13.00 $15.20
2014 650 Christmas 2014 $7.80   $7.80 $10.00
2015 651 Year of the Sheep m/s $13.70   $13.70  
2015 652 Easter 2015 $14.90   $14.90 $17.10
2015 653 Princess Charlotte $18.80   $18.80 $21.20
2015 654-655 Year of the Monkey $11.10   $11.10 $13.60
2015 656 Year/Monkey Souv. sh. $15.80   $15.80  
2015 657 QE II the Longest Reign $12.90   $12.90 $15.40
2015 658 Christmas Nativity m/s $6.00   $6.00 $8.40
2016 659 Queen's 90th Birthday $9.80   $9.80 $12.10
2016 660-670 Ocean Wildlife $24.20   $24.20 $28.80
2016 671-672 Year of the Rooster $11.30   $11.30 $13.60
2016 673 Year / Rooster m/s $11.30   $11.30 $13.60
2016 674-677 Christmas '16 $5.00   $5.00 $7.20
2016 678 Explorers 200 anniv. $16.70   $16.70 $19.00
2017 679 Easter 2017 $5.70   $5.70 $7.60
2017 680 JFK Birthday Centenary $10.00   $10.00 $11.90
2017 681 Queen's 65th Jubilee $16.50   $16.50 $18.70
2017 682-683 Year of the Dog $10.80   $10.80 $12.90
2017 684 Year of the Dog m/s $10.80   $10.80  
2017 685-688 WWF Butterfly Fish $11.30   $11.30 $13.40
2017 689 WWF Butterfly Fish m/s $22.60   $22.60  
2017 690-693 Christmas $10.80   $10.80 $12.90
2018 694-697 Birdpex 8 $10.70   $10.70 $13.10