The Wallis and Futuna Islands are an Overseas
Territory of France. They are comprised of two island groups.Wallis
Island, surrounded by a barrier reef, and the Hoorn (named for the
home town of le Maire and Schouten) or Futuna Islands,
Futuna and Alofi. The stamp features an outline map of the islands of
Wallis (Matā-Utu is the capital of the Territory) and Futuna (Sigave
is the highest point of the territory).
In addition to the map the stamp also features three
compass roses and a picture of a ship, which probably represents the
European discovery of the islands by Jacob le Maire (Eendracht) and
Willem Schouten (Hoorn) on April 28, 1616.
When it was issued in 1960 the stamp was valued at 33
Francs. In 1971 it was overprinted with a value of 21 Francs.