The Large Canoe issue proved successful enough that the
Colonial Office agreed to the provision of a new, permanent
issue. This new issue, called the Small Canoe Issue by
philatelists, conformed to the color scheme adopted by the
Universal Postal Union to which the Protectorate had been
admitted on September 3, 1907. The design was a reduced-size
version of the original issue, expertly produced under
contract to the Crown Agents by Thomas De La Rue & Co.