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25th Anniversary of New Zealand's Control of Western Samoa

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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.

     


Bibliography

"Samoa." Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue.


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