25th Anniversary of New Zealand's Control of Western Samoa
Four designs in the set feature a coastal village, a map of Western
Samoa, Samoan dancers and a portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson.
When World War I broke out in 1914 the German controlled islands of Samoa were occupied by allied forces and the islands passed to the administrative control of New Zealand. On August 29, 1939 a set of stamps was issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of New Zealand's control of the islands. Western Samoa became independent in 1962.