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 $1.50 $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 $2.00 $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 $11.00   $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 $3.50 $4.00 $5.00
1983 372-375 World Comm Yr $2.40 $1.40 $2.00 $3.00
1983 376 World Comm Yr m/s $2.70   $2.20 $3.50
1984 377-380 Fungi $5.50 $3.00 $5.00 $6.00
1984 381-384 Lloyds List $3.00 $2.00 $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 $2.40 $3.00 $4.00
1985 397 Orchid 5vt o/print $1.50   $1.50  
1985 398-401 Traditional Costumes $4.00 $3.00 $3.50 $4.50
1985 402-405 Audubon - Birds     $15.00  
1985 406-409 Queen Mother $3.00     $5.00
1985 410 Queen Mother m/s $3.00 $2.00   $5.00
1985 411-414 5th Anniv/Expo $6.00 $4.00 $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 $8.50   $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   $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 $8.00   $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 $9.00   $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   $8.00 $8.50
1989 535 Stampshow Orchid $6.50   $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   $12.00 $13.00
1990 546 Stampworld m/s $18.00   $16.00 $16.00
1990 547-551 10th Anniversary $8.00   $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
1998 765 Defin O/P 5v/70v $1.50   $1.50  
1998 766-769 Architecture $9.00   $8.50 $10.00
1998 770 Princess Diana stamp $3.00     $4.00
1998 771 Princess Diana m/s $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1998 772-776 Masks'98 $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
1998 777-782 Butterflies'98 $13.50   $13.00 $14.00
1998 783 Singpex'98 B'fly m/s $5.50   $5.00  
1998 784-788 Active Vulcanoes $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1999 789-795 Defin o/print to 5v $3.50      
2000 796-797 Defin o/p 34v,73v $4.00      
1999 798-802 Explorers $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
1999 803 Explorers m/s Aust'99 $6.00   $6.00  
1999 804-807 Birds Part 2 $7.50   $7.50 $8.50
1999 808 Lorikeet m/sheet $6.00   $6.00  
1999 809 PhilexFrance Expl. m/s $7.00   $7.00  
1999 810-816 Dancing Defins Pt 1 $17.00   $17.00 $18.00
2001 817-820 Dance Defins Pt 2 $34.00   $34.00 $36.00
1999 822 China'99 Lorikeet m/s $3.50   $3.00  
1999 823-826 Fish Pt 3 Firefish $7.00   $7.00 $7.50
1999 827 Millennium 2000 $8.50   $8.50 $9.50
2000 828 Queen Mother 100th B'day $6.00      
2000 829-832 Space $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
2000 833 Space m/s $7.00      
2000 834-838 20th Anniv.Independence $8.50   $8.00 $9.50
2000 839-842 Olympics $8.00   $8.00 $9.10
2000 843-846 Dolphins $8.00   $8.00 $8.90
2001 847 Dolphin m/s Hong Kong $5.50      
2001 848-852 Birds Part 3 $12.00   $12.00 $13.00
2001 853-856 Export Products $7.50   $7.50 $9.00
2001 857-859 Whales $6.50     $7.50
2001 859a Whales Joint Issue NCA       $14.00
2001 860 Whales m/s $7.50      
2001 861-864 Sand Designs $10.00   $9.50 $11.00
2002 865-869 Eco Tourism $11.00   $11.00 $12.00
2002 870 Eco Tourism m/s $11.00      
2002 871-875 Horses of Vanuatu $11.00   $11.00 $12.10
2002 876 Wild Horses m/s $5.00      
2002 877-880 Soccer $8.50   $8.00 $9.60
2002 881-884 Reforestation $7.50   $7.00 $8.80
2002 885 Horses PhilaKorea m/s $5.00      
2002 886-889 Dugong $8.50   $8.50 $9.80
2002 890 Dugong m/s $7.00      
2002 891-894 Orchids $8.00   $8.00 $9.00
2003 895-898 Cattle $8.50   $8.50 $10.10
2003 899-902 Pentecost Land Diving $11.00   $11.00 $12.50
2003 903 Pentecost Land Diving ms $5.00      
2003 904-908 Snorkelling $11.00   $11.00 $12.00
2003 909 Snorkelling m/s $11.00      
2003 910-913 Natanggura Palm $8.00   $7.20 $9.40
2003 914 Underwater P.O. (1) $2.50   $2.50 $4.10
2003 915-917 Seahorses $8.50   $8.50 $9.70
2003 918 Seahorses m/s $5.00      
2003 919-922 Moonlight Moths $8.50   $8.00 $9.80
2004 923-926 Underwater P.O. (4) $10.00   $10.00 $11.30
2004 927 Underwater P.O. m/s $5.50      
2004 928-931 Starfish $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
2004 932-936 Tropic Birds $12.00   $12.00 $13.00
2004 937 Tropic Birds m/s $12.00      
2004 938-941 Musket Cove to Port Vila $9.50      
2004 942 Musket Cove-Port Vila ms $5.00      
2004 943 Underwater s/let $11.00   $11.00 $13.40
2004 944 Christmas'04 $2.00   $1.70 $3.70
2005 945-948 Sunsets $8.50   $8.50 $10.10
2005 949 Lapita People $10.00     $11.00
2005 950-953 Volcano Post $10.00   $8.50 $11.00
2005 954 Vulcano P.O. m/s $5.50   $6.00  
2005 955 25 Years of Independence $10.00      
2005 956 Coral Gardens s/a s/l $10.00   $10.00 $12.80
2005 957-960 Scenic Wonders Airmail $9.20   $9.20 $11.30
2006 961 Shells of the Reef m/s $11.00   $11.00 $13.70
2006 962-965 Queen's 80th B'day $11.00   $11.00 $12.30
2006 966 Queen's B'day m/s $7.50      
2006 967 400th Ann, Discovery $9.00      
2006 968-971 FIFA World Cup '06 $9.00   $9.00 $10.00
2006 972 FIFA World Cup m/s $9.00      
2006 973-982 Flower Defins s/a $42.80   $42.80 $47.20
2006 982a982h International Flower def $39.10   $39.10 $41.30
2006 983 WWF Giant Grouper set $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
2006 983S WWF Giant Grouper s/let $20.00   $20.00  
2006 984-987 Pres Coolidge Dive Site $12.00   $12.00 $13.00
2006 988 Coolidge Dive Site m/s $12.00     $13.00
2007 989-993 Herons of the Reef $11.00   $10.00 $12.00
2007 994 Herons/Reef m/s $11.00   $10.00  
2007 995-998 Million Dollar Point $11.00     $13.40
2007 999 Million Dollar Pt m/s $10.20   $10.10  
2007 1000-03 Million Dol Pt Internat $11.10   $11.10 $12.40
2007 1004-08 Tropical Fruit $11.00   $11.00 $12.60
2007 1009-12 Tales by James Michener $13.30   $13.10 $15.40
2007 1013-16 Banded Iguana $10.10   $10.10 $12.20
2007 1017 Banded Iguana m/s $7.50   $7.50  
2007 1018-21 Air Vanuatu $12.80   $12.80 $15.00
2008 1022 Boeing 737-800 $2.50   $1.90 $4.10
2008 1023-24 Coconut Crabs $12.00   $12.00 $14.10
2008 1025 Coconut Crabs m/s $12.00   $12.00 $14.10
2008 1026 Beijing Olympics $4.10   $4.10 $6.00
2008 1027-30 Extreme Postmen $10.00   $10.00 $11.00
2008 1031-37 Resorts $13.00   $13.00 $15.10
2008 1038 Nudibranchs s/a s/let $11.60   $11.60 $14.10
2008 1039-42 Greetings From Vanuatu $12.40   $12.40 $14.70
2008 1043 Greetings M/sheet $5.90   $5.90 $8.30
2009 1044-48 Romance $10.60   $10.60 $13.00
2009 1049-52 Mystery Island Uncovered $11.40   $11.40 $13.70
2009 1053 Mystery Island m/s $11.40   $11.40  
2009 1054 Peony Flower $2.10   $2.10  
2009 1054S Peony Flower sheetlet $16.80   $16.80  
2009 1055 Panda m/s Joint Issue $8.00   $9.60 $11.50
2009 1056-59 Frangipani $10.00   $10.00 $12.50
2009 1060 Russia Contact 200 yrs $10.10   $10.10 $12.10
2009 1061-62 Charles Darwin Bi-cent $8.30   $8.30 $10.40
2009 1063 WWF Beach Thickknee $8.60   $8.60 $10.00
2009 1063S WWF Beach Thick-knee m/s $17.20   $17.20  
2010 1064 Year of the Tiger $5.20   $5.20 $7.20
2010 1065 Butterflies $12.40   $12.40 $14.40
2010 1066-69 World Expo Shanghai $11.60   $11.60 $13.70
2010 1070 World Expo Shanghai m/s $11.60   $11.60  
2010 1071-74 Cats $10.10   $10.10 $12.30
2010 1075 Youth Olympics 2010 $9.70   $9.70 $11.90
2010 1076-85 Vanuatu Smiles $11.60   $11.60 $13.60
2011 1086-89 Turtles $7.80   $7.80 $9.70
2011 1090-93 Coffee $9.70   $9.70 $10.20
2011 1094-97 WWF Lorikeet $7.40   $7.40 $9.90
2011 1097S WWF Lorikeets s/let $29.60      
2011 1098 WWF Lorikeet m/s $14.90   $14.90  
2011 1099-02 Frogs $8.30   $8.30 $10.40
2011 1103 Frog m/s $6.20   $6.20 $8.30
2011 1104-07 Beaches $9.40   $9.40 $11.30
2011 1108-11 Colourful Blooms $10.40   $10.40 $12.30
2012 1112-15 Dragonflies $9.50   $9.50 $11.30
2012 1116 Dragonflies m/s $6.20   $6.20 $8.00
2012 1117 China Relations 30yrs $1.70   $1.70 $5.90
2012 1118-29 Bird Defins (12) $48.90   $48.90 $52.70
2012 1130 Bird Defins sheetlet $48.90   $48.90  
2012 1131-32 Queen's Diamond Jubilee $10.40   $10.40 $12.30
2012 1133-36 Kiwanis Race Day $8.90   $8.90 $11.10
2012 1137-40 Eclipse $8.00   $8.00 $9.90
2012 1141-42 Red Cross $2.90   $4.70  
2012 1143-46 Greetings from Vanuatu $8.80   $8.80 $10.70
2013 1147-50 Dogs $8.40   $8.40 $10.30
2013 1151 Dogs m/s $6.60   $6.60 $8.40
2013 1152 WWF Filefish $7.40   $7.40 $9.00
2013 1152S WWF Filefish m/s $14.80   $14.80  
2013 1153-56 Waterfalls $9.10   $9.10 $11.10
2013 1157-60 Birth of Prince George $8.90   $9.40 $11.50
2013 1161-64 Christmas 2013 $11.50   $11.50 $13.60
2013 1165 Underwater PO 10th Ann. $7.30     $9.40
2014 1166-68 VAN - FIJI Sub Cable $16.20   $15.70 $19.20
2014 1169-72 Theatre Festival $9.70   $9.80 $11.80
2014 1173-76 Cocktails $12.40     $14.40
2014 1177-80 Extreme Sport $11.00   $11.00 $13.00
2014 1181-84 Nelson Mandela $11.10      
2015 1185-88 Made in Vanuatu $12.20      
2015 1189-92 Fine Cuisine $11.00      
2016 1193-96 Rio Olympics $10.70