International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Vanuatu

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Vanuatu[edit]

  • The Republic of Vanuatu gained independence on July 30, 1980. Up to that date the country was the Anglo-French Condominium of New Hebrides.
  • The stamps are grouped according to period of issue:
A - issues of the Condominium, inscribed “Nles HEBRIDES / NEW HEBRIDES”
B - issues of the republic, inscribed “VANUATU”



GROUP A: Frank contains “Nles HEBRIDES / NEW HEBRIDES”[edit]


Vanuatu stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Satas “J” (MV), 1974. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Small upright frank with single-line simulated perforation border open at the middle of the sides.
Country name in French and English at top, "POSTAGE" over "POSTES" at bottom
Date figures tall.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
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Vanuatu stamp type A2.jpg


A2. Satas “P” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Type A1 but hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix.
TM: SC
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GROUP B: The frank contains “VANUATU”[edit]


Vanuatu stamp type B1.jpg

B1. 1980, Satas “J” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

As Types A1 and A2 but with "VANUATU" at top.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
TM: SC
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Vanuatu stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Open design with lines above and below value figures.
7-pointed star at left.
TM ring is thick.
M# “PB37001” seen.
TM: SC
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Vanuatu stamp type B3p1.jpg

B3.1 Roneo Neopost “205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$25]

Open frank with foliage at sides.
“VANUATU” at top, "POSTAGE PAID" above meter number at bottom.
Meter number “6639” seen, possibly with prefix which is not identifiable.
TM: SC with tall date figures
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Vanuatu stamp type B3.jpg

B3.2 Roneo Neopost “2205” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$20]

Very similar to Type B3.1 but with smaller "VANUATU" flanked by foliage that rises higher than on B3.1.
One M# seen “887U”.
TM: BIC with short date figures
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Vanuatu stamp type B4.jpg

B4. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank consisting of horizontal lines with outer frame line along bottom only.
M# reading down at right.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: SC with thick ring
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Vanuatu stamp type B5.jpg

B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type B4 but with outer frame line around entire frank.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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