NEW CALEDONIA

NEW CALEDONIA is a special French collectivity (population 270,000) in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The French government took formal possession of New Caledonia in 1853, following a dispute with the natives. It became a penal colony; and in 1864 nickel was discovered and as a result the French imported workers from Japan, Dutch East Indies and French Indochina. New Caledonia issued its first stamp in 1860 - a mediocre lithographed 10c depicting Emperor Napoleon III; its use extended to 1862 when stamps of the French colonial series came into use. These remained in use until 1881 when 5c and 25c stamps were sold out. It was then decided to overprint the other available denominations with the inscription "NCE" - Nouvelle Caledonie. The first local definitive series was issued between 1905-1907. The colors of many denominations were changed in 1927-1928 and numerous overprints became necessary to adjust to the needs of new rates. ******** TO FIND OTHER ITEMS IN THIS CATEGORY OR any other speciality, PLEASE USE THE SEARCH ENGINE ON THIS SITE. To conduct the search, point and click your mouse in the search textbox. Type in the textbox the word or words you would like to search. Then point and click your mouse on the search button and results of your search will appear. Our Search Engine will conduct a search of its own database based on terms you have entered. Use one or two words only (ie – Flowers, Giraffes, Perfins, Overprinted, Italy 1955, Virgin Islands) ***** We are always happy to be of assistance and to answer your questions. Use the CONTACT US button to communicate with us. ~~~~~~ A SECURITY WATERMARK GENERATED BY THE COMPUTER TO AVOID IMAGE PIRACY BY DISHONEST PEOPLE "MAY BE" EMBEDDED IN THE SCAN: THE ITEMS OFFERED HERE ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION AND THIS WATERMARK IS APPLIED *ONLY* TO THE DIGITAL IMAGE not to the stamps or covers.

There are 12 items in this category

2009 WORLD HERITAGE  UNESCO  1 value MNH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 WORLD HERITAGE UNESCO 1 value MNH
Price: $2.25
Item Id #013389    See Details...
2009 CHRISTMAS * SANTA CLAUS 1 value MNH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 CHRISTMAS * SANTA CLAUS 1 value MNH
Price: $2.25
Item Id #013390    See Details...
2009 MARITIME HISTORY MUSEUM SE-TENANT pair MNH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 MARITIME HISTORY MUSEUM SE-TENANT pair MNH
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013391    See Details...
2009 ASTRONOMY YEAR 1 value MNH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 ASTRONOMY YEAR 1 value MNH
Price: $2.50
Item Id #013392    See Details...
2009 LANDSCAPES trio MINT NH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 LANDSCAPES trio MINT NH
Price: $5.00
Item Id #013393    See Details...
2009 TURTLE CARRIER Wooden Sculpture 1 value MNH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 TURTLE CARRIER Wooden Sculpture 1 value MNH
Price: $4.00
Item Id #013394    See Details...
2009 BIRDS trio MINT NH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 BIRDS trio MINT NH
Price: $6.00
Item Id #013395    See Details...
2009 FISH trio MINT NH
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: 2009 FISH trio MINT NH
Price: $7.00
Item Id #013396    See Details...
NEW CALEDONIA SILK & GOLDLEAF CACHETED FDCs
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: NEW CALEDONIA SILK & GOLDLEAF CACHETED FDCs
Price: $14.00
Item Id #008670    See Details...
USA ARMY POST OFFICE 502 @ NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA JUNE 1945
Condition: USA ARMY POST OFFICE 502 @ NOUMEA NEW CALEDONIA JUNE 1945
Description: FINE & ELUSIVE signed by expert, Dr. Migliavacca
Price: $18.00
Item Id #007262    See Details...
NEW CALEDONIA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Condition: NEW CALEDONIA POSTAL STATIONERY HIGGINS GAGE CATALOG
Description: NEW CALEDONIA * 2 pages ************************************ We are offering the pages of SINGLE COUNTRIES from a used set in good condition. They have punch holes at left to fit appropriate 3-ring binders - no binder is included in this lot. Some countries have updates pasted at the proper point of the listings; in rare cases a few listings are "ticked" with v (this is mentioned for accuracy but it does not detract from usefulness) THE PAGES are ORIGINAL PAGES from the editions of the 1970s (do not expect listings to go beyond the early 1970s) -- these pages ARE NOT PHOTOCOPIES Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalogue, the definitive work on postal stationery issues of the world. HIGGINS & GAGE is to postal stationery what Scott, Michel, Yvert Tellier and Stanley Gibbons are to stamps. You will find listings for all Postal Cards, Letter Cards, Envelopes, Letter Sheets, Wrappers, Aerogrammes, Telephone Forms, Registry, Special Delivery, Pneumatic Post, Parcel Post, COD, Post Office Forms, Insurance, Receipts, Franked Envelopes and much more information. In English, priced in US $. VERY USEFUL WIKIPEDIA describes the Higgins and Gage opus as "the only encyclopaedic catalogue of POSTAL STATIONERY covering the whole world. Despite most volumes not having been updated for over twenty years, the catalogue and the H & G numbering system are still widely used by philatelists and stamp dealers as although the values given in the catalogue are out of date, there is no other comprehensive listing of world postal stationery."
Price: $3.30
Item Id #006291    See Details...
1987 CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION OF NATURE MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: NEW CALEDONIA
Catalog #: Scott #C212
Condition: 1987 CONSERVATION & PRESERVATION OF NATURE MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $4.00
Item Id #011802    See Details...