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Wallis & Futuna Is.

1st May 1920

- Changes of Administration

French colony 35

  #1 xxx


Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
New Caledonia overprints
1 centime black, green   1 1      
other values 2c to 75c   2-24 2-17      

Scott's initial listing covers 1920-28, while Gibbons is restricted just to 1920.

The Wallis and Futuna Islands, north-east of Fiji, were discovered by Captain Wallis in HMS Dolphin in 1767. They became a French protectorate in 1888 and were administered by New Caledonia, but issued their own stamps from 1920 and continue to do so. In 1961 the islands became a French Overseas Territory.

Sources: ScS, SGP6, JM4.

Image from David Olson, Al Gore.

FI ref: 508 Page credit: NB

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