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Cook Islands is a country in the South Pacific Ocean and consist of 15 islands and two reefs. It spread over two million square kilometres with a population of about 12'400 people.

Rarotonga Rarotonga is the most populous island of the Cook Islands.  The centre of Rarotonga was once a massive volcano and is dominated by eroded volcanic peaks cloaked in dense vegetation.

Te Manga at 652 metres is the highest point of the island and also the highest point of the Cook Islands.

 

Rarotonga 1920
James Cook (1728-1779).
The Cook Islands are named after the British navigator Captain James Cook.

 

Niue & Rarotonga 1920.
Landing of Captain James Cook.
Rarotonga island.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Te reigna o pora and Te Kaki mou in the background 1920

Rarotonga / Niue 1920, harbour of Rarotonga.
Te reigna o pora (438 m) and Te Kaki mou (344 m) in the background ?
 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Ikurangi and Te Manga mountain stamp 1958

Rarotonga / Niue, 1927
peaks of Ikurangi 485 m (left) and Te Manga 652 m.
(seen from Avatiu Harbour)
 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Rarotonga island stamp 1933 

Cook Islands 1932
Avarua harbour, Te Manga peak (left) and Mount Maungatea 523 m (right).
The stamp is existing with two different perforations (13 and 14) and with any and with two different watermarks.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Ikurangi mountain stamp 1946

Cook Islands 1940, Mt. Ikurangi (485 m).

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Ikurangi and Te Manga mountain stamp 1958 www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Ikurangi and Te Manga mountain stamp 1960

Cook Island 1949/1960
Peaks of Ikurangi 485 m (left) and Te Manga 652 m.

 

www.mountainstamp.com  Cook island Ikurangi mountain stamp

Cook Islands 1949, Ikurangi peak in the background. 

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Te Ata Kura Te Manga mountain stamp 1949

Cook Islands 1949
Te Ata Kura (638 m) in the left and Ta Manga (653 m).
(seen from the east)

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Ikurangi and Te Manga mountain stamp 1958

Cook Islands 1958
Peaks of Ikurangi 485 m (left) and Te Manga 652 m.
(seen from Avatiu Harbour)

existing:
overprinted: „In Memoriam / SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL / 1874 - 1965“.
overprinted: "Airmail"
overprinted: 50c
overprinted: 10.00 $

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Ikurangi peak stamp 1963

Cook Islands 1963, Ikurangi 485 m.
existing overprinted:
„In Memoriam / SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL / 1874 - 1965“.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Rarotonga stamp 1967

Cook Islands 1967, Rarotonga island.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Cook island Tipairua 1973

Cook Islands 1973
A Tipairua sailing canoe in the foreground.  

 

Cook Island stamp

Cook Islands 1975, 10th Anniversary of Self Government".
Rarotonga.

 

Cook Islands 2010, Areal view of Rarotonga.

 

Cook Islands 2011, Areal view of Rarotonga.
(value 5$)

 

Cook Islands 2015, "The 50th Anniversary of Self Government".
Areal view of Rarotonga.

 

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