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Samoa

Provisional Government

In the late 19th Century, Germany, Britain, and the U.S. all had interests in the Samoan islands. Following an uprising in 1899, the parties formed a joint Commission of three members to restore tranquility.

This Commission formed a provisional government which ruled until 1900, when the parties agree to partition the islands, with Germany receiving control over the islands east of 171° west longitude.

During the period of provisional government, stamps of Samoa’s existing Davis Post were overprinted "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT".

Set Date(s)

c. 1899-1900

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Provisional Government

In the late 19th Century, Germany, Britain, and the U.S. all had interests in the Samoan islands. Following an uprising in 1899, the parties formed a joint Commission of three members to restore tranquility.

This Commission formed a provisional government which ruled until 1900, when the parties agree to partition the islands, with Germany receiving control over the islands east of 171° west longitude.

During the period of provisional government, stamps of Samoa’s existing Davis Post were overprinted "PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT".

Set Date(s)

c. 1899-1900

Watermark(s)

Album Page(s)