International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Vanuatu

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Vanuatu[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

A1. Satas “J” (MV), 1974.   [Scarce]
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.
V/F:      ★00

A2. Satas “P” (MV).   [Scarce]
As Type A1 but hour figure between TM and frank.
M# with “SP” prefix.
V/F:      ★000

GROUP B: The frank contains “VANUATU”[edit | edit source]

B1. Satas “J” (MV).   [Scarce]
As Types A1 and A2 but with "VANUATU" at top.
M# with “SJ” prefix.
V/F:      ★00

B2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).   [Scarce]
Open design with lines above and below value figures.
7-pointed star at left.
TM ring is thick.
M# “PB37001” seen.
V/F:      0.00

B3.1 Neopost “205” (MV).   [Very scarce]
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
V/F:      000

B3.2 Neopost “2205” (MV).   [Scarce]
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
V/F:      0.00

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
V/F:      0 00

B5. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).
Similar to Type B4 but with outer frame line around entire frank.
M# with “PB” prefix.
V/F:      0.00

B6. Unidentified, possibly Neopost “205” (MV).
Plain rectangular frame with "VANUATU” at top, "POSTAGE PAID" at bottom.
No meter number.
TM: SC with tall date figures
V/F:      0.00