COUNTRY: New Caledonia (French overseas territory)
YEAR PRINTED: 1973
VALUE: 12 CFP francs
This stamp celebrates the Tchamba mask and costume used in the ceremonies of the Melanesian people of New Caledonia. New Caledonia is a southern Pacific island under French sovereignty, classified as an overseas territory. This specific assemblage is reproduced from one exhibited in the Museum of Noumea, the capital of New Caledonia.