St. Vincent is an
independent state in the British Commonwealth.
In 1898 the British
transferred administration of the Somaliland from the Indian
Government to the British Colonial Office. The protectorate became
part of independent Somaliland in 1960.
Swaziland was an
independent state in the 19th century. From 1894 to 1906 it was
administered by Transvaal when the British High Commissioner for South
Africa took over. In 1967 internal self-government was granted, and
independence was proclaimed in 1968. The stamp was issued as a set of
four to mark the opening of the Swaziland Railroad linking Ka Dake
with Lourenco Marques.
The Tokelau Islands consist
of three atolls; Atafu, Nukunono and Fakaofo, with an area of 4 square
miles spaning 100 miles of ocean. They are a dependency of New