17 Jun 2008

American Samoa stamp goes on sale

10:33 am on 17 June 2008

A 42 cent stamp featuring the flag of American Samoa is on sale at US Post offices.

The American Samoa flag stamp shows an American bald eagle clutching an ancient a war club and a staff. Palm trees and mountains are in the background.

This is the the second commemorative stamp for American Samoa in its 108 year history as a US territory.

The last one in 2000 commemorated 100 years since American Samoa became a territory of the United States,

At the unveiling of the stamp, local Post Master Smitty McMoore said the stamp provided a special opportunity for the territory.