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cook islands stamp packet

Cook Islands - Stamp Packet

SKU: PAQ-COOI
25 different stamps
USD $14.75
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50 different stamps
USD $20.50
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Description

The Cook Islands are in the South Pacific Ocean near Fiji. They are composed of over 15 major islands and 6 atolls, all formed by volcanic activity. First inhabited by Polynesians, Captain James Cook landed there in 1773. The Cook Islands became a British Protectorate, but were transferred to New Zealand in 1901. In 1965 they became a self-governing territory in association with New Zealand. The first stamps of Cook Islands were issued in 1892.