The stamp below is a view of the valley of Fautaua.
The designs were taken from sketches by Henry Lemasson.
Lemasson was postmaster of Papeete during two periods between
1896 and 1920,
and was responsible for the postal organization of Tahiti.
The Fautaua river drains the northwest flank of Mt Orohena
the highest point on the island (2241m).
Tahiti Nui began to form 1.7 million years ago and terminated
about 300,000 years ago.
The stamps illustrated below were issued in 1913.
The next pair of stamps were overprinted in 1926
As are the next stamps, overprinted 1924-27.
The next stamps are postage dues issued in 1929
Many thanks to Dave De Roo
The following image is of an aerial photograph issued in 1997
in booklet form
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