International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/New Caledonia

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New Caledonia[edit]

  • The first meter was installed on 10 January 1959. By 1998 464 meters were reported in use.
  • Only French-manufactured Satas, Secap, Camp and GAPA machines are known used in the country.
  • The stamps are grouped by usage:
A – used by private, commercial entities
PO – generated only by machines in post offices



GROUP A: Stamps used by private, commercial enterprises[edit]


New Caledonia stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Satas “D” (MV), 1959. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright rectangle with single-line simulated perforation border open in the center of the sides.
“NLLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES” at top, “POSTES” curved at bottom above meter number.
M# with “SD” prefix.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000F



New Caledonia stamp type A2A.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type A2CDE.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type A2B.jpg


A2. Satas “R” (MV), 1960.

As Type A1 but meter number with “SR” prefix (except for variety "E").
Known only with “new franc” currency without “F” after the value figures.
A. NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. NLLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
C. As B, but “LLE” not underlined MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
D. NOUVELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
E. NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES, with unengraved bar replacing meter number
TM: SC with short date figures
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000




New Caledonia stamp type A3A.jpg

A3. Satas “SJ” (MV).

Date figures tall as with Type A1, but meter number with “SJ” prefix.
A. NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES
B. NLLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★00 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 0000



New Caledonia stamp type A4A.jpg

A4. Satas “P” (MV), 1972.

As Types A1 and A3 with tall date figures, but with hour figure added between the town mark and the frank.
M# with “SP” prefix, nos. 3030-3042.
A. NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES
B. NLLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



New Caledonia stamp type A5B.jpg

A5. Satas “L” (MV).

As Type A2 with short date figures, meter number with “SL” prefix.
The spacing between the meter number and the prefix varies, wide to narrow.
A. NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES
B. Nelle CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000



New Caledonia stamp type A6.jpg

A6. Satas “G” (MV).

Short date figures with stops after Month and Day.
"POSTES" small.
M# with “SG” prefix.
Inscribed “NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES”.
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg 000



New Caledonia stamp type A7A.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type A7B.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type A7C.jpg




A7. Secap “NL” (MV).

As previous types (all Satas), but the Secap stamps have wider value figures.
Various meter number prefixes, all starting with “N”.
A. “NELLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES”, M# with “NL” prefix
B. “NLLE CALEDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES”, M# with “NL” prefix. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
C. Inscribed as A, M# "N1" only, hour figure outside TM at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
D. Inscribed as B, M# with "NL" prefix, hour figure outside TM at left MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000









New Caledonia stamp type A8.jpg

A8. Neopost “IJ30 / IJ45” (digital).

Frank much wider than earlier types.
Inscribed “Nelle / CALEDONIE / RF.” above value figures.
M# with “IJ” prefix at bottom.
TM: straight-line within rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000








GROUP PO: Stamps generated by machines in Post Offices[edit]


New Caledonia stamp type PO1A.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type PO1D and E.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type PO1B.jpg


PO1. Camp (MV).
Narrow spacing between town mark and frank with the hour figure in between.
Always printed on adhesive tape, never directly to the mail piece.
A. “NLE CALEDONIE / & DEPENDANCES”, M# with “PR” prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. As A, but M# with “NR” prefix
C. “NLLE CALEDONIE / & DEPENDANCES”, ME with “PR” prefix
D. As C, M# without prefix MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
E. As C, without M#, blank below “POSTES” MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
TM: SC
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg ★000
a. With lower case “h” instead of “H” after the hour figure




New Caledonia stamp type PO2A.jpg
New Caledonia stamp type PO2B.jpg


PO2. Frama (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Country inscription “Nlle CALELDONIE / ET DEPENDANCES”.
“POSTES” straight at bottom without meter number below.
Straight line town mark with bar below, town name at top, date and time in center.
The hour figures are large, with small minute figures reading up.
A. Frank 20 mm wide
B. Wide frank, 22-23 mm
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000 (A) MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 (B)






New Caledonia stamp type PO3B.jpg

PO3. EMD/CAMP (digital), 1994.

“REPUBLIQUE / FRANCAISE” at top of frank, with “NLLE CALELDONIE” at top of the town mark.
“POSTES” straight at bottom above the meter number.
M# with “G” prefix.
Printed on self-adhesive labels, never directly to mail piece.
Hour figure between town mark and frank.
A. Printed on plain white label MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]
B. Printed on label with light blue underprint showing bird and beach scene
Straight-line TM within a thick-lined rectangle
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg0000000
a. With small rectangular pattern of dots between “G” and M#
b. With large “R”/(number) (with or without boxed “AR”) at left to indicate registered mail (with or without acknowledgement of receipt)




New Caledonia stamp type PO4.jpg

PO4. Unknown (digital), 2005 or earlier.

Printed in black on wide, plain white self-adhesive label.
Frameless design with "Nouvelle-Calédonie RF" at top.
Town name large above date and time.
At right, the value figures above an identification number.
The ID consists of a 4-letter code (XX-XX) left of the machine number with "PC" prefix.
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg00000 F




New Caledonia stamp type PO5.jpg

PO5. Unknown (digital), 2014 or earlier.

As Type PO4 but the value figures are at top, and all text is the same size and in upper case.
Below the value figures:
· "NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE RF"
· town name
· date and time
· a code which includes identification of the destination country (if not on local mail)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgXPF 000 (XPF = French Pacific Franc)








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