New Hebrides (French)

Stamp of the New HebridesIndependence 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.

New Hebrides stampAlthough 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.

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

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 1-5 New Cal o/prints (5)   $30.00    
1908 1 5c   $3.00 $3.00  
1908 2 10c   $3.00 $3.00  
1908 3 25c $6.00 $3.00    
1908 4 50c   $10.00    
1908 5 1f   $15.00    
1910 6-10 New Cal o/prints (5)   $30.00    
1910 07 10c   $3.00 $1.00  
1910 08 25c   $3.00    
1911 11-21 Defins CA wmk (11)   $50.00    
1911 11 5c $1.50 $1.00 $1.20  
1911 12 10c   $1.20 $0.60  
1911 13 20c   $2.00 $1.80  
1911 14 25c $4.50 $3.00 $2.50  
1911 15 30c $7.50 $5.00    
1911 16 40c $4.00 $2.50    
1911 17 50c $4.00 $2.00    
1911 18 75c   $7.50    
1911 19 1f   $3.00 $5.00  
1911 20 2f $15.00 $10.00    
1911 21 5f $25.00 $15.00    
1913 22-32 Defins RF wmk (11)   $80.00    
1913 22 5c $2.00 $1.00 $2.00  
1913 23 10c $2.00 $1.00 $1.00  
1913 24 20c $2.00 $1.20 $1.20  
1913 25 25c $2.00 $2.00 $1.40  
1913 26 30c $4.00 $1.50    
1913 27 40c $20.00 $12.00    
1913 28 50c $15.00 $10.00 $14.00  
1913 29 75c $16.00 $10.00    
1913 30 1f $10.00 $5.00 $8.00  
1913 31 2f $15.00 $10.00    
1920 32a37 Surcharges (7)        
1920 33 5c on 50c $5.00 $2.50    
1920 33a 10c on 25c $2.00 $1.00 $2.00  
1920 34 5c on 40c $36.00 $25.00 $45.00  
1920 35 20c on 30c CA $15.00 $10.00 $30.00  
1920 36 20c on 30c RF $10.00 $8.00 $35.00  
1920 37 10c on 5d $18.00 $12.00 $20.00  
1924 38-41 Surcharges (4)   $25.00    
1924 38 10c on 5c $2.00 $1.50 $2.00  
1924 39 30c on 10c $2.00 $1.50 $2.00  
1924 41 50c on 25c RF $4.50 $3.00    
1925 42-52 Dual Values (11)   $18.50 $50.00  
1925 42 5c $2.00 $0.50 $4.00  
1925 43 10c $2.00 $0.50 $4.00  
1925 44 20c $1.00 $0.50 $1.00  
1925 45 25c $1.50 $0.50 $3.00  
1925 46 30c   $0.50 $2.00  
1925 47 40c $1.50 $1.00 $2.00  
1925 48 50c   $1.00 $1.00  
1925 49 75c   $1.50    
1925 50 1f $3.50 $2.50 $2.50  
1925 51 2f $6.00 $4.50 $11.00  
1925 52 5f $10.00 $6.50 $12.00  
1938 53-64 Gold Currency   $110.00    
1938 53 5c $2.00 $1.50 $1.50  
1938 54 10c $2.00 $1.50 $1.00  
1938 55 15c $2.50 $1.50 $2.00  
1938 56 20c $2.50 $2.00 $1.50  
1938 57 25c $3.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1938 58 30c $4.00 $2.00 $2.00  
1938 59 40c $4.00 $2.50 $3.00  
1938 60 50c $5.00 $2.50 $1.50  
1938 61 1f $6.00 $3.00 $3.00  
1938 62 2f   $15.00 $20.00  
1938 63 5f $38.00 $24.00    
1938 64 10f $100.00 $60.00    
1941 65-76 France Libre o/p (12)   $90.00    
1941 65 5c $6.00 $4.00    
1941 66 10c $6.00 $4.00    
1941 67 15c $6.50 $4.50    
1941 68 20c $12.00      
1941 70 30c   $8.00    
1941 71 40c   $8.00    
1941 72 50c $12.00 $8.00    
1941 75 5f $18.00 $12.00    
1949 77-80 UPU $13.00 $9.00    
1953 81-91 Outriggers (11) $100.00 $65.00    
1953 81 5c $0.80 $0.50 $0.50  
1953 82 10c $0.80 $0.50 $0.50  
1953 83 15c $1.50 $1.00 $1.00  
1953 84 20c $2.00 $1.50 $0.60  
1953 85 25c $3.00 $2.00 $1.00  
1953 86 30c $3.00 $2.00 $1.00  
1953 87 40c   $2.50 $2.00  
1953 88 50c $5.00 $2.50 $2.00  
1953 89 1f $15.00 $8.50 $5.00  
1953 90 2f $25.00 $16.00 $17.00  
1953 91 5f $45.00 $33.00 $35.00  
1956 92-95 50th Anniversary $5.50 $5.00   $9.00
1957 96-106 Scenes (11) $60.00 $35.00    
1957 96 5c $1.00 $0.50 $0.20  
1957 97 10c $1.00 $0.50 $0.50  
1957 98 15c $1.00 $0.60 $0.30  
1957 99 20c $1.00 $0.60 $0.30  
1957 100 25c $1.20 $0.70 $0.30  
1957 101 30c   $0.80 $0.40  
1957 102 40c $1.50 $0.90 $1.00  
1957 103 50c $1.50 $0.90 $0.50  
1957 104 1f   $4.00 $2.00  
1957 105 2f     $10.00  
1957 106 5f $44.00   $30.00  
1963 107 Freedom from Hunger $17.00 $12.50    
1963 108-109 Red Cross $22.00      
1963 110-125 Defins (16)   $60.00    
1963 110 5c lake/brown $0.60 $0.40 $0.30  
1963 110a 5c lake $45.00 $30.00 $30.00  
1963 111 10c "RF" left   $1.00 $0.80  
1963 112 10c "RF" right $1.00 $0.70 $0.30  
1963 113 15c $3.00 $2.00 $0.50  
1963 114 20c "RF" left   $2.00 $2.00  
1963 115 20c "RF" right $2.00 $1.00 $0.50  
1963 116 25c $0.90 $0.60 $0.50  
1963 117 30c $2.70 $1.80 $0.60  
1963 118 40c $6.00 $3.50 $4.00  
1963 119 50c $5.00 $3.00 $0.70  
1963 120 60c $2.30 $1.50 $1.50  
1963 121 1f $4.50 $3.00 $2.00  
1963 122 2f $18.00 $12.00 $5.00  
1963 123 3f "RF" left $20.00 $12.00 $15.00  
1963 124 3f "RF" right $12.00 $8.00 $7.00  
1963 125 5f $22.00 $14.00 $15.00  
1965 126-127 ITU $22.00 $18.00    
1965 128-129 ICY $13.00 $10.00 $13.00  
1966 130-133 Churchill $11.00 $7.00 $10.00  
1966 134-135 World Cup $5.50 $4.00 $5.00  
1966 136-137 WHO $5.50 $4.00   $7.00
1966 138-140 UNESCO $6.50 $4.50 $6.50 $8.00
1967 141-144 Pacific War $11.00 $8.00 $10.00 $12.50
1968 145-147 Bougainville $3.50 $2.50 $3.50 $4.00
1968 148-149 Concorde $7.00 $5.00    
1969 150 Timber $0.50   $0.50 $1.50
1969 150s Timber sheetlet $12.00 $9.00    
1969 151-152 3rd SP Games $2.00 $1.50 $2.00  
1969 153-155 Pentecost Land Divers $3.00 $2.00 $2.50 $4.00
1970 156 UPU $3.00 $1.50 $2.50 $3.50
1970 157-158 Free French $4.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00
1970 159 Surcharge 35c on 20c $1.50 $0.80 $1.00 $3.00
1970 160-161 Christmas $2.50   $2.00 $3.50
1971 162-163 De Gaulle $2.00 $1.50 $2.00 $3.00
1971 164-165 4th SP Games $4.00 $3.00 $4.00  
1971 166 Royal Society $1.00 $1.00 $1.50 $3.00
1971 167-168 Christmas $2.50 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50
1972 169-172 Aircraft $10.00 $6.00   $11.00
1972 173-184 Definitives (12) $62.00 $40.00    
1972 173 5c $1.50 $0.60 $0.50  
1972 174 10c $1.50 $1.00 $0.80  
1972 175 15c $1.50 $0.60 $1.00  
1972 176 20c $3.00 $1.50 $0.50  
1972 177 25c $2.50 $1.20 $1.00  
1972 178 30c $2.50 $1.50 $0.80  
1972 179 35c $3.50 $2.00 $0.80  
1972 180 65c $3.00 $2.00 $1.50  
1972 181 1f $4.50 $3.00 $2.50  
1972 182 2f $16.00   $14.00  
1972 183 3f $12.00   $10.00  
1972 184 5f $20.00   $14.00  
1972 185-186 Christmas $2.50 $1.50 $2.00 $3.00
1972 187-188 Silver Wedding $2.50 $2.00 $2.00  
1973 189-192 Orchids $15.00 $10.00 $10.00  
1973 193-194 New Wharf Vila $4.00 $2.40 $3.00  
1973 195-196 Tanna Island $5.50 $4.00   $6.00
1973 197-198 Christmas $2.80 $2.00   $4.00
1974 199-202 Wild Life $19.00 $13.00    
1974 203-204 Royal Visit $11.00 $7.00 $10.00 $12.00
1974 205-206 Vila Post Office $4.00 $3.00    
1974 207-210 Bicent Discovery $24.00 $16.00 $24.00  
1974 210a UPU $2.50 $1.50   $3.00
1974 211-212 Christmas $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1975 213 10f Bull $22.00 $16.00   $26.00
1975 214-217 Scout Jamboree $15.00 $11.00 $15.00  
1975 218-220 Christmas $8.00 $6.00 $7.00  
1976 221 5f Concorde $26.00      
1976 222-224 Telephone $7.00 $5.00    
1976 225-227 Constitution $8.00     $9.00
1976 228-230 Christmas $7.00 $5.00 $7.00 $8.00
1977 231-233 Silver Jubilee $3.00     $3.50
1977 234-246 Paris surcharges (13)   $60.00    
1977 234 5f $1.00   $1.00  
1977 235 10f $1.00   $1.00  
1977 236 15f $1.00   $1.00  
1977 237 20f $1.50   $1.00  
1977 241 40f $4.00      
1977 242 50f $5.00      
1977 243 70f     $6.00  
1977 244 100f $12.00      
1977 245 200f $20.00      
1977 246 500f $40.00      
1977 247-255 Vila surcharges (9)        
1977 256-268 Maps (13) $40.00      
1977 256 5f $0.30   $0.50  
1977 257 10f $0.50 $0.30 $1.00  
1977 258 15f $0.60   $0.50  
1977 259 20f $0.90   $0.50  
1977 260 25f $1.20   $1.00  
1977 261 30f $1.40   $2.00  
1977 262 35f $1.70 $1.20 $1.50  
1977 263 40f $2.50   $1.50  
1977 264 50f $2.50   $1.50  
1977 265 70f $4.00 $2.50 $2.00  
1977 266 100f $5.00      
1977 267 200f $8.00   $6.00  
1977 268 500f $15.00   $12.00  
1977 Part 9/5/78       $15.00
1977 269-271 Christmas $3.50   $3.00  
1978 272-275 Concorde $14.00      
1978 276-278 Coronation $4.50      
1978 276s278 Coronation sheetlet $10.00   $9.00  
1978 276u278 Coronation uncut sheet $33.00      
1978 279-282 Christmas $6.50      
1979 283-284 Self Government $4.00 $3.00    
1979 285-287 Rowland Hill $3.50 $2.50   $4.00
1979 288-291 Festival of Arts $3.50 $2.50   $4.00
1979 292-295 Christmas $4.50   $4.50 $5.00
1980 296-299 Birds $11.00 $8.00 $10.00 $12.00