Vanuatu

Vanuatu stamp showing a volcano"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, in Australia.

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.

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

In 1980, independence ended a 74 year reign by the British and French.

Whale postage stamps from Vanuatu

The stamps of Vanuatu tell the story of life in the islands, the flora and fauna, links to other countries and of the people's fondness for the Royal Family in England. A number of the islands are featured in the first definitive Map set of Stamps.

Year SG No Description MUH Hinged Used FDC
1980 287-299 Defins (13) Br $24.00   $24.00 $25.00
1980 287f299f Defins (13) Fr $24.00   $24.00 $25.00
1980 300-301 Rotary Br $2.50 $1.80 $2.50 $3.00
1980 300f301f Rotary Fr $2.50   $2.50 $3.00
1980 302-303 Kiwanis Br $2.00   $2.00 $2.30
1980 302f303f Kiwanis Fr $2.00 $1.20 $2.20 $2.30
1980 304-306 Christmas $2.20   $1.80 $3.00
1980 304a Christmas - Fr cancel       $3.00
1981 307-310 Birds $6.50   $5.50 $7.00
1981 307a Birds - Fr cancel       $5.50
1981 311-314 Duke of Edinburgh $3.00   $3.00 $4.00
1981 311a Duke of Edin - Fr cancel       $4.00
1981 315-317 Royal Wedding $3.70     $4.00
1981 318-321 1st Anniversary $3.00   $3.00 $3.20
1981 322-325 Christmas $2.00 $1.40 $2.00 $2.50
1981 326 Christmas m/s $2.20   $2.20 $2.70
1982 327-330 Birds $9.00   $7.00 $8.00
1982 331-344 Orchid defins (14) $28.00   $28.00 $30.00
1982 345-349 Scouts $4.50   $4.00 $5.00
1982 350-353 Christmas $2.20   $2.20 $3.00
1982 354 Christmas m/s $2.20 $1.60 $2.20 $3.00
1983 355-360 Butterflies     $8.00 $11.00
1983 361-364 Commonwealth Day $3.00   $2.60 $3.00
1983 365 Economic Zone m/s $6.00 $4.00 $4.50 $5.00
1983 366-371 Manned Flight $5.00   $4.00 $5.00
1983 372-375 World Comm Yr $2.40   $2.00 $3.00
1983 376 World Comm Yr m/s $2.70   $2.20 $3.50
1984 377-380 Fungi $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1984 381-384 Lloyds List $3.00   $2.50 $3.50
1984 385 UPU Congress $1.50   $1.20 $2.00
1984 386-389 Cattle $4.00   $4.00 $4.50
1984 390-392 Ausipex $4.00   $3.30 $4.50
1984 393 Ausipex m/s $4.00   $3.50 $4.50
1984 394-396 Christmas $3.50   $3.00 $4.00
1985 397 Orchid 5vt o/print $1.50   $1.50  
1985 398-401 Traditional Costumes $4.00   $3.50 $4.50
1985 406-409 Queen Mother $3.00     $5.00
1985 410 Queen Mother m/s $3.00     $5.00
1985 411-414 5th Anniv/Expo $6.00   $5.00  
1985 415 5th Anniv/Expo m/s $6.00 $4.00 $5.00  
1985 416-419 Youth Year $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1985 420 UN Day $4.50   $4.00 $5.00
1985 421-424 Marine Life Part 1 $8.00   $7.50  
1986 425-428 Tourism $7.00   $6.00 $7.50
1986 429-433 Queens Birthday $7.00   $6.00 $7.50
1986 434-436 Ameripex $7.50   $7.00 $8.00
1986 437 Ameripex m/s $7.50   $7.00 $8.00
1986 438-441 Halleys Comet $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1986 442-445 Marine Life Part 2 $16.00   $15.00 $18.00
1986 446-449 Christmas $9.00   $8.00 $9.50
1987 450-453 Cars     $8.00 $9.00
1987 454-459 Hurrican Relief Fund $36.00      
1987 460-463 IRHO $8.00   $7.00 $8.50
1987 464-478 Fish defins (15) $35.00   $32.00 $36.00
1987 479-482 Insects     $12.00 $14.00
1987 483-486 Christmas $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
1987 487-491 QEII 40th Wedding     $9.00  
1988 492-495 WWF - Dugong $14.00      
1988 496-499 Aust Bi-Centenary $6.00   $6.00 $6.50
1988 500 Sydpex - Cook $2.00   $2.00  
1988 500S Sydpex Cook sheetlet $18.00   $16.00 $19.00
1988 501 Expo 88 m/s     $6.00 $8.00
1988 502-505 Olympic Games     $7.00  
1988 506 Olympic Games m/s     $6.00 $8.00
1988 507-510 300th anniv Lloyds $7.00   $7.00 $8.00
1988 511-514 F.A.O. $10.00   $9.00 $10.00
1988 515-518 Christmas $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1989 519-522 Marine Life Part 3     $10.00 $11.00
1989 523-526 ESCAP Aircraft     $8.00 $9.50
1989 527-528 Philexfrance $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1989 529 Philexfrance m/s $6.00   $5.00 $6.00
1989 530-533 Moonlanding $8.00   $7.00 $8.00
1989 534 Moonlanding m/s     $8.00 $8.50
1989 535 Stampshow Orchid     $6.50 $7.00
1989 536 Stamp Expo $2.00   $2.00 $3.00
1989 537 Stamp Expo m/s $5.00   $5.00 $6.00
1990 538-541 Flora $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1990 542-545 Stampworld London     $12.00 $13.00
1990 546 Stampworld m/s $18.00   $16.00 $16.00
1990 547-551 10th Anniversary     $8.00 $9.00
1990 552 SP Forum m/s     $8.00 $10.00
1990 553-558 De Gaulle sheetlet       $15.00
1990 559-563 Christmas     $9.00 $9.50
1991 564-567 Butterflies Pt 2     $10.00 $11.00
1991 568-571 Art Festival $6.00   $5.00 $6.50
1991 572-575 Orchid Overprints (4) $8.00   $8.00  
1991 572a 20vt Orchid 2nd Print $2.50      
1991 576-577 Queen & Duke B'days $3.50   $3.00 $4.00
1991 576s Queen & Duke s'let $17.50      
1991 578-581 Birds $7.00   $6.00 $8.00
1991 582 Birds m/s $4.50   $4.00 $5.50
1991 583-586 World Aids Day $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1992 587-591 Queen's Ruby Jubilee $5.00   $4.50 $5.50
1992 592-595 WWII - Pt 1 $7.00   $6.00 $8.00
1992 596 WWII - Pt 1 m/s $6.50   $5.50 $8.50
1992 597-600 Meteorological Bureau $6.00   $5.00 $7.00
1992 601-604 Olympic Games $5.00   $4.50 $6.00
1992 605-608 World Food Day $6.50   $6.00 $7.00
1992 609-612 Turtles $7.50   $7.00 $8.00
1992 613 Turtles m/s $5.50   $5.00 $6.00
1993 614-617 Hibiscus $6.50   $6.50 $7.50
1993 618-621 Orchid Conference $7.00   $6.50 $7.50
1993 622 Orchid O/Print 20/35 $2.40      
1993 623-626 WWII - Pt 2 $7.50   $7.00 $8.00
1993 627 WWII - Pt 2 m/s $7.00   $6.50 $8.00
1993 628-643 Scenery Defins (16) $29.00   $28.00 $30.00
1993 644-647 Shells Part 1 $8.50   $8.00 $10.00
1993 648-651 Christmas - The Louvre $7.00   $6.50 $7.50
1993 652-655 Sth Pacific Mini Games $4.00   $3.60 $4.50
1994 656-659 Charitable Organisations $6.50   $6.50 $7.50
1994 660 Charitable Organis m/s $4.50   $4.00 $5.50
1994 661-664 Year of the Family $7.00   $6.50 $8.00
1994 665-668 Shells Part 2 $8.50   $8.00 $9.00
1994 669-672 Tourism - Scenes $9.00   $8.50 $9.00
1994 673 Scenery m/s $5.00   $4.50  
1994 674-677 Fish Part 1 $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
1994 678 Fish m/s Philakorea $4.00   $4.00 $5.00
1994 679-682 Civil Aviation $6.00   $5.50 $7.00
1995 683-686 Hibiscus Pt 2 $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
1995 687-691 Lizards $8.00   $7.50 $9.00
1995 692-695 Shells Part 3 $8.50   $8.00 $9.00
1995 696-701 15th Anniv Independence $10.00   $9.00 $10.50
1995 702 15th Ann/Sing '95 m/s $3.50   $3.00 $4.50
1995 703-706 WWII - Pt 3 $8.00   $7.00 $9.00
1995 707 Victory m/s - Singapore $4.00   $3.50 $5.00
1995 708-711 Artefacts $6.00   $5.50 $7.00
1996 712-715 Fishing $7.50   $7.00 $8.00
1996 716-719 WWF - Flying Foxes $4.00   $4.00  
1996 720 Artifacts m/s China'96 $2.50   $2.50  
1996 721 Flying Fox m/s China'96 $5.50   $5.50 $6.50
1996 722-723 UNICEF $2.50   $2.50 $3.00
1996 724-727 Birth of Radio 1896 $6.50   $6.00 $7.00
1996 728-731 Olympics'96 $8.50   $8.00 $9.50
1996 732-735 Christmas'96 - Children $5.50   $5.50 $6.50
1996 736-739 Hibiscus Pt.3 $8.50   $8.00 $9.00
1997 740-743 Coral Reef - Diving $8.50   $8.00 $9.00
1997 744 Coral Reef - Diving m/s $8.50   $8.00 $10.00
1997 745 Hong Kong'97 Hibiscus $5.50   $5.50  
1997 746-749 Air Vanuatu'97 $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1997 750 Pacific'97 - Wreck m/s $4.50   $4.00  
1997 751-756 Birds Part 1 $9.50   $9.50 $10.00
1997 757-759 Thomas Edison $7.50   $7.50 $9.00
1997 760-764 Fish Pt 2 $7.50   $7.00 $7.80