Samoa stamps

(Westren Samoa)

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Flag of Samoa

The Independent State of Samoa is a country comprising a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean (about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand).

The Samoas are of volcanic origin and the total land area is 2934 sq km, consisting of the two large islands of Upolu and Savai'i which account for 96% of the total land area, and seven small islets: Manono, Apolima, Nuutele, Nuulua, Namua, Fanuatapu, Nuusafee and Nuulopa.

Previous names are German Samoa (1900 to 1914) and Western Samoa (1914 to 1997).

In 1962 Western Samoa declared independence, as a constitutional monarchy (Queen Elizabeth head of state) and a member of the Commonwealth.

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#343

Scott: #343O

Issued: 12.3.1971

INTERPEX

#3 Inside #343: Samoa #3cO (Pic of #3)

#1 Inside #343: US #1O


403-406

Scott: #403-6P

Issued: 4.9.1974

Centenary, UPU

#66 Inside #405: Samoa #66O

THE GERMAN POSTAL AGENCY 1886 – 1900


#460-1

Scott: #458-61P

Issued: 29.8.1977

Samoan Postage Stamp Centenary

#3 Inside #458: Samoa #3cO (Pic of #3)

#4 Inside #459, #461: Samoa #4bO (Pic of #4)

#157 Inside #459: US #157O

#1 Inside #460: Samoa #1cO (Pic of #1)

THE SAMOA EXPRESS ISSUES - The first issue of stamps for Samoa were for a private post office operated by the local newspaper, The Samoa Times. This post office operated from 1877 to 1881, when the newspaper went out of business. Most of the stamps of this design readily available to the collector, including some of those shown here, are reprints that were made up years after the close of the post office they were created to serve. Differences do exist between the originals and the reprints. The stamps were printed in Sydney, N.S.W., by the firm of S.T. Leigh and Co. There are several shades of color for each issue, and they appear with several different perforations.


#473

Scott: #473O

Issued: 9.6.1978

CAPEX

Inside #473: Pseudo Stamp


#513-6

Scott: #513-6P

Issued: 27.8.1979

Death Centenary of Sir Rowland Hill

GB #1 te Inside #513-6: G.B. #1

#2 Inside #513-6: G.B. #2

#516a

Scott: #516aO

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


#533

Scott: #533O

Issued: 23.8.1980

ZEAPEX '80

 Inside #533: Samoa #239O

(Thanks to Zhang for the scan)

#3 Inside #533 (In Margin): New Zealand #3O


#538

Scott: #538O

Issued: 29.9.1980

SYDPEX '80

#536 Inside #538: Samoa #536O


#547-9

#550-2

Scott: #547-552O

Issued: 29.4.1981

Scenes of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Inside #551: Stamp Collecting


#710

Scott: #710O

Issued: 27.1.1988

Australia Bicentennial

Inside #710d: Stamp on envelope


#775

Scott: #775O

Issued: 3.5.1990

150th Anniversary, Penny Black

GB #1 te Inside #775: G.B. #1 [G-E]

Visit: The Penny Black Plate project http://www.arcieriminerva.it/SOS/homeSOS.htm


Scott: #780O

(Thanks to Zhang for the scan)

Issued: 24.8.1990

New Zealand '90

 Inside #780: Samoa #240O

(Thanks to Zhang for the scans)


#797-800

Scott: #797-800O

Issued: 16.11.1991

Phila Nippon '91

Inside #797-800: Pseudo Stamp


#810

Scott: #810O

Issued: 17.4.1992

World Columbian Stamp Expo '92

#1 Inside #810: Samoa #1O


#831

Scott: #831O

Issued: 16.8.1993

TAIPEI '93

Inside #831: Pseudo Stamp


#933

Scott: #933O

Issued: 3.2.1997

Hong Kong '97

Inside #933: Pseudo Stamp


#934

Scott: #934O

Issued: 29.5.1997

Pacific '97, 150th Anniversary First U.S. Stamps

#2 Inside #934: U.S. #2O

#1 Inside #934: Samoa #1O


2005a

Scott: #1075-8O

Issued: 7.12.2005

50 Years of Europa Stamps

Inside #1075: 

#1262

Netherlands #494O

Andorra/Fr Adm #174O

Spain #1262

Germany #749O

Italy #750O

Austria #657O

Sc #1076:

#573

Norway #842O

Belgium #573O

San Marino #701O

 

#1567

Netherlands #417O

 

Spain #1567O

Inside #1077:

Italy #750O

Netherlands #494O

Austria #657O

 

#1262

Belgium #496O

 

Spain #1262

 

Inside #1078:  

#1567

Netherlands #417O

San Marino #701O

Spain #1567O

 

#573

Norway #842O

 

Belgium #573O

2005b

Scott: #1078aO

Thanks to Lou Guadagno for ID's and scans


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