December 21, 2014

1367 PAPUA NEW GUINEA (East New Britain) - Tavurvur volcano

Tavurvur is an active stratovolcano that lies near Rabaul, on the island of New Britain, the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago. It is a sub-vent of the Rabaul caldera and lies on the eastern rim of the larger feature. An eruption of the volcano largely destroyed the nearby town of Rabaul in 1994. It is the most active volcano in Rabaul caldera, and the latest eruption began on 29 August 2014, prompting concerns over disruption of flights in Australian airspace due to the large ash clouds. Communities near the volcano were evacuated, while residents of the town of Rabaul were advised to remain indoors to avoid falling ash.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Orchids of PNG 2010, issued on September 22, 2010, which depicts a unique group of orchids from Papua New Guinea, called Spatulata:
• Dendrobium lasianthera “May River Red (1.00 PGK) - it's on the postcard
• Dendrobium violaceoflavens J.J. Smith (3.00 PGK)
• Dendrobium mirbelianum var. Vanimo (4.65 PGK)
• Dendrobium discolor var pink Bensbach (6.30 PGK)

The last stamp is part of the series Waterfall in New Guinea, issued on September 7, 2011:
• Kesesoru waterfall - located in Eastern Highlands Province (1.05 PGK)
• Aerial view of the Mageni waterfall - located in Pomio, East New Britain Province (1.05 PGK)
• Outlet of the Mageni waterfall - located in Pomio, East New Britain Province (5.00 PGK) - it's on the postcard
• Waghi waterfall - located in Western Highlands Province  (7.00 PGK) 

Tavurvur - Wikipedia
Tavurvur, Rabaul Caldera, New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea - Volcano World

Sender: ???
Sent from ??? (Papua New Guinea), on ??.11.2014


  1. fantastic card, you still dont know the sender..?!

  2. No. It is a surprise owed to a very good friend from another country. :)

  3. This is amazing postcard with fantastic view! <3 You are lucky men!