New Hebrides (British)

Named the New Hebrides by Captain Cook in 1774, these are lush green islands with 5 active volcanoes, including one UNDERWATER!

Independence ended a 74 year reign by the British and French, and the islands of the New Hebrides became known as Vanuatu in 1980.

"The land which came up from the sea" or "Our Land" is made up of about 80 islands. They are situated north of New Caledonia and east of North Queensland.

Although 66 islands are populated, the bulk of the people live on 16 main islands. The capital is Port Vila on the island of Efate. Most people are Melanesians.

The stamps of Vanuatu and New Hebrides tell the story of the history and life in the islands, the flora and fauna, links to other countries and of the residents' fondness for the Royal Family in England.

Up to 1980, stamps were issued by French and British administrations. 286 British and 299 French stamps make up a complete collection, making this country easy to collect in total.

Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1908 1-9 Fiji o/prints (7) Simpl.        
1908 1a 1/2d green   $2.00 $7.00  
1908 2 1d   $2.00 $1.50  
1908 3 1/-   $18.00 $18.00  
1908 5 2d $2.50 $1.50 $2.00  
1908 6 2 1/2d $3.00 $2.00 $2.50  
1908 7 5d $4.00 $2.50 $5.00  
1908 8 6d $4.00   $3.00  
1910 10-16 Fiji overprints (7)   $30.00    
1910 10 1/2d $7.00 $4.50 $20.00  
1910 11 1d $20.00 $11.00 $10.00  
1910 12 2d $2.50 $1.50 $2.50  
1910 13 2 1/2d   $2.00    
1910 14 5d   $2.50    
1910 15 6d   $3.00    
1910 16 1/-   $4.00    
1911 18-28 Weapons & Idols (9)   $60.00    
1911 18 1/2d $1.50 $1.00 $1.50  
1911 19 1d $2.40 $2.00 $2.00  
1911 20 2d   $3.30 $3.50  
1911 21 2 1/2d   $2.50 $3.80  
1911 24 5d $6.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1911 25 6d   $3.00 $4.50  
1911 26 1/-   $6.00    
1911 27 2/- $22.00 $14.00    
1911 28 5/-   $28.00    
1920 30-34 Surcharges(5)   $20.00 $70.00  
1920 30 1d on 5d   $10.00    
1920 31 1d on 1/- $4.00 $3.00 $10.00  
1920 32 1d on 2/- $4.00 $3.00 $10.00  
1920 33 1d on 5/- $4.00 $3.00 $10.00  
1920 34 2d on 40c "CA" $5.00 $3.00 $12.00  
1921 36-39 Script CA wmk (3)        
1921 36 1d $6.00 $4.50 $8.00  
1921 37 2d   $5.50 $15.00  
1921 39 6d $22.00 $14.00    
1924 40-42 Surcharges (3) $24.00 $17.00    
1924 40 1d on 1/2d $6.00 $4.00    
1924 41 3d on 1d $8.00 $5.00 $7.00  
1924 42 5d on 2 1/2d $12.00 $9.00    
1925 43-51 Dual Values Script CA   $32.00    
1925 43 1/2d $1.50 $1.00 $2.50  
1925 44 1d $2.00 $1.20 $2.50  
1925 45 2d $3.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1925 46 2 1/2d $3.00 $2.00 $2.50  
1925 47 5d $3.00 $3.00 $2.00  
1925 48 6d $5.00 $4.00 $7.00  
1925 49 1/- $6.00 $4.00 $9.00  
1925 50 2/- $12.00 $8.00 $15.00  
1925 51 5/- $16.00 $10.00 $18.00  
1938 52-63 Gold Currency (12) $350.00 $190.00    
1938 52 5c $2.50 $1.50 $1.50  
1938 53 10c $3.00 $1.80 $1.00  
1938 54 15c $4.00 $2.50 $2.00  
1938 55 20c $3.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1938 56 25c $3.50 $2.50 $3.00  
1938 57 30c $3.50 $2.50 $2.00  
1938 58 40c $6.00 $4.00 $3.50  
1938 59 50c $5.00 $3.00 $1.50  
1938 60 1f $8.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1938 61 2f   $20.00    
1938 62 5f $72.00 $48.00    
1949 64-67 UPU $12.00 $6.00 $7.00  
1953 68-78 Outriggers (11) $60.00 $32.00    
1953 68 5c $1.00 $0.50 $1.00  
1953 69 10c $1.00 $0.50 $0.60  
1953 70 15c $1.00 $0.50 $1.00  
1953 71 20c $1.00 $0.50 $0.40  
1953 72 25c $1.50 $0.80 $0.80  
1953 73 30c $1.50 $0.80 $0.80  
1953 74 40c $2.00 $0.80 $0.80  
1953 75 50c $3.00 $1.00 $2.00  
1953 76 1f     $4.00  
1953 77 2f   $8.00    
1953 78 5f $30.00 $16.00    
1953 79 Coronation $4.00 $1.00 $2.00  
1953 2/6/53 Qantas to London       $5.00
1956 80-83 50th Anniversary $2.00 $1.20 $1.50  
1957 84-94 Scenes (11) $40.00 $28.00 $20.00  
1957 84 5c $0.40 $0.30 $0.10  
1957 85 10c $0.50 $0.30 $0.10  
1957 86 15c $0.50 $0.30 $0.20  
1957 87 20c $0.50 $0.30 $0.20  
1957 88 25c $0.60 $0.40 $0.20  
1957 89 30c $0.80 $0.50 $0.20  
1957 90 40c $0.80 $0.50 $0.30  
1957 91 50c $1.00 $0.60 $0.30  
1957 92 1f $4.50 $3.00 $1.50  
1957 93 2f $13.00 $10.00 $5.00  
1957 94 5f $25.00 $17.00 $15.00  
1957 84-87 5c-20c FDC       $2.00
1963 95 Freedom from Hunger $2.50 $2.00    
1963 96-97 Red Cross $4.50 $3.00 $3.00  
1963 98-109 Definitives (12) $50.00 $35.00    
1963 98 5c lake/brown $0.40 $0.20 $0.30  
1963 98a 5c lake $45.00 $30.00 $30.00  
1963 99 10c $0.60 $0.40 $0.20  
1963 100 15c $0.60 $0.30 $0.20  
1963 101 20c $1.50 $0.80 $0.20  
1963 102 25c $0.80 $0.50 $0.50  
1963 103 30c $1.50 $0.80 $0.30  
1963 104 40c $1.80 $1.20 $1.60  
1963 105 50c $1.50 $1.20 $0.40  
1963 106 1f $4.00 $2.50 $1.80  
1963 107 2f $5.00 $3.50 $3.00  
1963 108 3f $20.00 $11.00 $9.00  
1963 109 5f $25.00   $16.00  
1963 Part 16/8/65 4 stamps       $12.00
1963 Part 15/8/66 3 stamps       $4.00
1965 110-111 ITU $3.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1965 112-113 ICY $2.50 $1.50 $2.50  
1966 114-117 Churchill $5.50      
1966 118-119 World Cup $2.50 $1.50 $2.00  
1966 120-121 WHO $2.50 $1.50 $2.00 $4.00
1966 122-124 UNESCO $3.00 $2.00 $2.00 $4.00
1967 125-128 Pacific War $3.50 $3.00 $3.00  
1967 129 New defin 60c $3.00 $1.50 $2.00 $3.00
1968 130-132 Bougainville $2.50 $1.50 $2.00  
1968 133-134 Concorde $6.00 $4.00 $6.00  
1969 135 Timber $0.50 $0.30 $0.40 $1.50
1969 135s Timber sheetlet $4.50 $3.00 $4.00  
1969 136-137 3rd SP Games $1.50 $1.00 $1.50  
1969 138-140 Pentecost Land Divers $2.20 $1.50 $1.50  
1970 141 UPU $2.00 $1.00 $1.80 $2.00
1970 142-143 Free French $3.00 $1.60 $2.50 $4.00
1970 144 Surcharge 35c on 20c $1.50 $0.80 $1.00  
1970 145-146 Christmas $1.20 $0.80 $1.00  
1971 147-148 De Gaulle Memoriam $2.20 $1.50 $2.00 $3.00
1971 149-150 4th SP Games $2.00 $1.00 $1.30  
1971 151 Royal Society $2.00 $1.00 $1.80 $2.50
1971 152-153 Christmas $2.00 $1.00   $3.00
1972 154-157 Aircraft $7.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1972 158-169 Definitives (12) $35.00 $22.00    
1972 158 5c $0.50 $0.30 $0.40  
1972 159 10c $1.00 $0.60 $0.40  
1972 160 15c $0.50 $0.30 $0.40  
1972 161 20c $0.80 $0.40 $0.50  
1972 162 25c $0.80 $0.40 $0.50  
1972 163 30c $1.00 $0.50 $0.50  
1972 164 35c   $0.90 $0.50  
1972 165 65c $1.50 $0.80 $1.00  
1972 166 1f $2.00 $1.40 $2.00  
1972 167 2f $7.50 $4.50    
1972 168 3f $6.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1972 169 5f $15.00 $9.00    
1972 170-171 Christmas $1.50 $1.00 $1.20 $3.00
1972 172-173 Silver Wedding $1.00 $1.00 $1.00  
1973 174-177 Orchids $9.00 $6.00 $6.00  
1973 178-179 New Wharf Vila $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1973 180-181 Tanna Island $4.00 $2.50 $2.50 $3.50
1973 182-183 Christmas $1.60 $1.00 $1.50 $3.00
1974 184-187 Wild Life $12.00 $8.00 $11.00  
1974 188-189 Royal Visit $4.00 $3.00 $3.00 $5.00
1974 190-191 Vila Post Office $3.00 $2.00 $3.00  
1974 192-195 Bicent. Discovery $16.00 $12.00    
1974 196 UPU $1.50 $0.80 $1.00 $2.00
1974 197-198 Christmas $2.00 $1.50   $3.00
1975 199 10f Bull $17.00 $12.00   $18.00
1975 200-203 Scout Jamboree $14.00 $10.00 $14.00  
1975 204-206 Christmas $4.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.50
1976 207 5f Concorde $21.00 $14.00   $22.00
1976 208-210 Telephone $3.20 $2.50    
1976 211-213 Constitution $5.00 $3.00 $4.00 $6.00
1976 214-216 Christmas $4.50 $3.00 $4.50 $6.00
1977 217-219 Silver Jubilee $4.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00
1977 220-232 Paris surcharges (13) $55.00 $40.00    
1977 220 5f $0.50      
1977 221 10f $0.80 $0.60    
1977 222 15f $1.10   $1.00  
1977 223 20f $1.40      
1977 224 25f $1.50   $1.00  
1977 225 30f $2.50   $2.00  
1977 226 35f $2.50      
1977 227 40f $2.50      
1977 228 50f $3.00      
1977 229 70f $5.00   $4.00  
1977 230 100f $7.00 $5.00 $6.00  
1977 231 200f $10.00      
1977 232 500f $30.00      
1977 233-241 Vila surcharges (11)        
1977 233 5f $2.00 $1.00 $1.50  
1977 234 10f $2.00   $1.50  
1977 235 15f $5.00      
1977 237 30f $250.00      
1977 239 40f $6.00      
1977 239a 50f unissued $42.00      
1977 239b 100f unissued $42.00      
1977 240 200f $32.00 $20.00    
1977 241 500f $38.00      
1977 242-254 Maps (13) $25.00 $20.00    
1977 242 5f $0.30   $0.30  
1977 243 10f     $0.50  
1977 244 15f $0.50   $0.50  
1977 245 20f $0.60   $0.60  
1977 246 25f $0.70   $0.70  
1977 247 30f $0.90   $0.90  
1977 248 35f $1.00      
1977 249 40f $1.40   $1.40  
1977 250 50f $1.50   $1.50  
1977 251 70f $3.00   $2.50  
1977 252 100f $4.00   $3.00  
1977 253 200f $6.00   $4.50  
1977 254 500f $12.00      
1977 255-257 Christmas $2.00 $1.50 $2.00  
1978 258-261 Concorde $5.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1978 262-264 Coronation $4.00      
1978 262s264 Coronation sheetlet $8.40 $7.00 $7.00  
1978 265-268 Christmas $3.00   $3.00  
1979 269-270 Self Government $2.50 $1.50    
1979 271-273 Rowland Hill $1.50 $1.50   $2.50
1979 274 Rowland Hill m/s $2.20 $1.50   $3.00
1979 275-278 Festival of Arts $2.00     $4.00
1979 279-282 Christmas $2.00 $1.50 $2.50  
1980 283-286 Birds $7.00     $8.00