An official first day cover issued by the Western Samoa Post office at AUSIPEX 84 international stamp exhibition, held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, 21-30 September 1984.

Ausipex 84 was held under the auspices of: The Royal Philatelic Society of Victoria; the Victorian Philatelic Associations and other Philatelic Societies; the Victorian Stamp Promotion Council, and the Australasian Stamp Dealers Association with the co-operation of Australia Post. Ausipex was the largest philatelic exhibition ever staged in Australasia. The exhibition was a combination of displays, competitive entries and trade; there were approximately 100 stands of dealers and overseas postal administrators.

Physical Description

An envelope featuring two illustrated scenes, the Samoan flag, two ink stamps and a mounted Samoan stamp. To the left of the envelope is an illustration of the Royal Exhibition BUilding. To the right, an image of a Samoan hut and a Nomad N24 aeroplane, an Australian built twin-engine turboprop, high-wing, short take off and landing (STOL) aircraft built between 1975-1985, for both commercial and military use.

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