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Fellowship of Samoa Specialists
The Fellowship of Samoa Specialists, a group of avid collectors of Samoan stamps and postal history,
was founded in 1979 by Jack Hughes of California. Today this group has members in a dozen countries
who share their knowledge through The Samoa Express, quarterly newsletters edited by Don Mee.
The Pacific Islands Study Circle
The Study Circle was founded in Great Britain in 1962. It now has nearly 400 members, of whom more
than 40% live overseas. It caters for collectors of the stamps and postal history of the Pacific islands.
Most countries are covered except for Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.
The Indian Ocean islands of Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) are also covered.
Society of Australasian Specialists / Oceania
The Study Circle was founded in Great Britain in 1962. It now has nearly 400 members, The Society of
Australasian Specialists was founded in July 1936 by a small group of collectors interested in
Australasian philately. In 1965, the American Society of Australian Philatelists, later to become
Oceania, Inc. was established for the same purpose as the older SAS. In 1978, the two Societies
consolidated to better serve the members of both organizations. Today, the Society has many
members, not only in the United States and Canada, but also in New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain,
and a few other countries. SAS/Oceania is incorporated as a non-profit organization, whose purpose
are to promote, publicize, encourage, and extend the study and collection of philatelic material of
those Pacific Ocean lands mainly south of the Tropic of Cancer. The area includes Australia,
New Zealand, their dependencies, and all the Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia
(except Hawaii). The Society is an affiliate member of the American Philatelic Society.
The official sales site of Post Fiji. Here you can view and buy the latest stamp issues from Fiji.
Tuvalu Online is the most comprehensive web site about the South Pacific Polynesian nation of Tuvalu.
Here you will find information not only about stamps and postmarks, but all other aspects of life in this island paradise.