Aerogrammes Used in The New Hebrides

Commercially used Aerogrammes are hard to find!

Philatelic Sundries



Many data thanks to Roggenkämper / Russ / Wiegand: Katalog der Aerogramme von Australien und Ozeanien 1992, Arbeitsgemeinschaft "Aerogramme" im Europäischen - Aero - Philatelisten-Club e. V. Stuttgart.


Please see these papers by Allan Gory, Australia, for more information:

OZ Aerogrammes in NH (a)

OZ Aerogrammes in NH (b)

OZ Aerogrammes in NH (c)

OZ Aerogrammes in NH (d)





1956 Aero message

Postmaster Richards wrote details about a New Hebrides prefranked aerogramme in the 21 Feb 1956 item.
21 February 1956

The 21 February 1956 text

Source: Allan Gory collection
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9 December 1950

Airletter with a French 1938 30cg stamp from Vila to New York. An Australian reader informed us that "this date is earlier than any recorded usage of formula postal stationery in the Australian Territories". ("SeSi" coll.)

9 December 1950

Similar airletter with British 1938 30cg stamp from Vila to New York. An Australian reader informed us that "this date is earlier than any recorded usage of formula postal stationery in the Australian Territories". ("SeSi" coll.)

7 February 1951

Aerogramme to Paris, 30c rate. (Klinger coll.)

8 September 1951

Aerogramme to U.S.A:, 30c rate. (Image thanks to Auktionen Gaertner, Germany )

9 December 1950
9 December 1950
7 February 1951
8 September 1951
24 October 1951

Aerogramme used from New Hebrides, 24 October 1951. British 30c stamp to Scotland.

24 October 1951

Aerogramme used from New Hebrides, 24 October 1951. Nearly identical aerogramme: British 30c stamp to Scotland.

13 December 1951

Aerogramme used from New Hebrides, 13 December 1951. French 30c stamp with French cancel to Scotland. Philateic, no text. Aerogramme without dash in "MAIL".

13 December 1951

Aerogramme used from New Hebrides, 13 December 1951. French 30c stamp with French cancel to Scotland. Philateic, no text. Aerogramme without dash in "MAIL".

24 October 1951
24 October 1951
13 December 1951
13 December 1951
2 June 1953

One of three typical Coronation FDC Aerogrammes. (Klinger coll.)

2 June 1953

One of three typical Coronation FDC Aerogrammes. (Klinger coll.)

2 June 1953

One of three typical Coronation FDC Aerogrammes. (Klinger coll.)

22 September 1953

Aerogramme posted on board the "CARIAD I" (built 1896) while calling at TANNA. CARIAD 1 and Noumea cancels. Cachet "Condominium des Nouvelles Hébrides le Délégue Français - des îles du sud". (ex Millet coll.)

2 June 1953
2 June 1953
2 June 1953
22 September 1953
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18 November 1953

Aerogramme posted on board the "CARIAD I" (built 1896) while calling at TANNA. CARIAD 1 and Noumea cancels. Cachet "Condominium des Nouvelles Hébrides le Délégue Français - des îles du sud". (ex Millet coll.)

23 December 1953

Aerogramme with the newly introduced 25c rate from Santo to France.

18 November 1953
23 December 1953
2 February 1954

Aerogramme 25c rate from Santo to England. (Klinger coll.)

dd mm 1954

Aerogramme to Canada 1954. Image thanks to Wildrosephilatelics

xx.xx.11955 ?

Aerogramme to Canada - possibly 1955.

xx.xx.11955 ?

Aerogramme to England - same adressee - possibly 1955.

2 February 1954
dd mm 1954 ?
dd mm 1955 ?
dd mm 1955 ?
19 June 1955

Aerogramme 25c rate to England. (Klinger coll.)

9 November 1955

9 November 1955 Registered aerogramme from Post Vila to U.S.A., the French 20gc and British 4ocg stamps are cancelled with PCH type 17, registration label is type R12. Cancelled on transit in Brisbane 10 NO 55 and on arrival Pearl River NOV 15, 55 - so travel time was 7 days. ("JGI" coll.)

23 October 1955

Aerogramme 25c rate to Canada. (Klinger coll.)

8 May 1957

Aerogramme 25c rate to USA. Image thanks to Allan Gory

19 June 1955
9 November 1955
23 October 1955
21 February 1956
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8 May 1957

SA-2 (ASC g0-Ap2, Stein AS-3) AEROGRAMME with bicoloured, red and blue, border rhombi. Sent from Vila to Palalda (Pyrénées orientales) France. The 25gc tied with PCH type 16. ("SeSi" coll.)

12 December 1957

Aerogramme 25c to France with the scarce air mail cancel

xx.xx.1957 ?

Aerogramme 25cg used from Tanna (in text) to U.S.A.

xx.xx.1957 ?

Aerogramme 25cg used from Tanna (in text) to U.S.A.

19 June 1955
8 May 1957
xx.xx.1957 ?
xx.xx.1957 ?
23 May 1959

Aerogramme 25c rate to Denmark. (coll. Petit)

24 October 1960

Aerogramme 25c from Aobe to Paris dated 20 October 60 inside. Cancelled GK type PM28A. (ex Millet coll.)

24 October 1960
14 June 1962

Aerogramme to USA, the 1957 French 25c stamp is cancelled with PCH Type 21. (Klinger coll.)

xx xx 1962

25cg rate aerogramme from Port-Vila to Australia. Image thanks to Prestige Philately

23 May 1959
24 October 1960
14 June 1962
xx xx 1962
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12 January 1963

30c rate aerogramme from Port-Vila via Prague to Leipzig. (unknown coll.)

8 March 1963

Aerogramme from Port-Vila to Sydney

14 March 1963

Aerogramme from Port-Vila to Paris 7. The 25c.or tied by PCH type 21. ("SeSi" coll.)

11 May 1963

Aerogramme 25c rate to France.

12 January 1963
8 March 1963
14 March 1963
11 May 1963
1963 or later

Aerogramme 25c rate to Eastern Germany, the 1957 25g stamp cancelled with Goyns-Klinger type PM29A. As an airletter rate of 30 cg for non-colonial countries was introduced in 1963 (until 1970) and this aerogramme was taxed double the missing 5cg. The cancel may say 24 June 1964. (Gory coll.) (The date could rather be 24.9.63)

1963 or later

reverse

5 February

Aerogramme from LOLOWAI to JERUSALEM JORDAN. The 5gc and 25c.or stamps cancelled by a SANTO PM29A postmark which paid the 1963-1970 non colonial air letter rate. Backstamped AMMAN 12 FEB 65. ("SeSi" coll.)

28 June 1965

Aerogramme to USA, the 1957 French 25c stamp is cancelled with PCH Type 26.
It is the same type with an additional "Overseas Service" imprint at top to Australia. (Klinger coll.)

11 November 1965

Aerogramme 30c rate to Italy. (coll. Petit)

24 June 1964
5 February 1965
28 June 1965
11 November 1965
25 July 1966

Aerogramme from Vila to Cachan France. The 25gc tied by PCH type 22. Backstamped Fontenay sous Bois 29-7-1966 in arrival.(4 days). "Henri de Preville (1880-1938) vient aux NH en 1908. Il exploita "Les Lagunes" ex domaine Rossi, puis s'installe Bouffa à Vaté. Marié à Marie-Madeleine Jeannin il eut 13 enfants." O'Reilly. ("SeSi" coll.)

15 August

25cg colonial rate to England as first day aerogramme. Sender was John Leaney, British District Agent at Santo. (Allan Gory coll.)

25 July 1966
15 August 1966
about 1966

About end of 1966 (the 25c was issued on 25.8.66): Aerogramme to USA, 30c rate for "non-colonial" destinations. (seen on Ebay 2008)

18 March 1967

Aerogramme 25c colonial rate to New Zealand.

12 August 1967

Aerogramme from Santo to the U.S.A. at the 30c "non-colonial" rate. (Gory coll.)

26 September 1967

Pacific war first day aerogramme

about 1966
18 March 1967
(new in Oct 2017)
12 August 1967
26 September 1967
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23 November 1968

Commercially used aerogramme to France. (coll. Petit)

22 July 1969

Aerogramme from Santo to France. (seen at an internet auction.)
The Vietnamese text says 21 July so this SANTO cancel should be about 22 July.

24 December 1969

Aerogramme normally used to France. (Gory coll.)
The 1968 aerogramme and this one look alike but are different in color and in the left end of the five address lines.

28 April 1970

A standard aerogramme normally used to France. The 1969 25c landdiver stamp is cancelled with PCH type 21. (Klinger coll.)

23 November 1968
22 July 1969
24 December 1969
28 April 1970
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15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Vila English

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Port-Vila French

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Santo English

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Santo French

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Tanna English

15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Tanna French

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Lamap English

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Lamap French

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Longana English

15 October 1970

FD Aerogramme Longana French

15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970

Aerogramme from the Longana PO Opening to England. Backstamped Santo 15.10.70 and Gosport Hunts 22 OCT 70. (Klinger coll.)

15 October 1970

Reverse

15 October 1970
15 October 1970

Aerogramme of unknown origin with 1970 SG 144 cancelled with PCH type 26. This day was not only the first day of issue of the stamp but the first day of usage of type 26 too. (Klinger coll.)

15 October 1970

The same Aerogramme with 1970 SG F159 cancelled with PCH type 27. This day was not only the first day of issue of the stamp but the first day of usage of type 27 too. (Klinger coll.)

13 July 1971
13 July 1971

This aerogramme with first day cancel 13 July 1971, English version. (Klinger coll.)

15 October 1970
15 October 1970
15 October 1970
13 July 1971
13 July 1971

This aerogramme with first day cancel 13 July 1971, French version. (Klinger coll.)

13 July 1971

This aerogramme used on first day at Longana. (ex Millet coll.)

19 August 1971
27 September 1976

Reverse

This aerogramme with Santo cancel 19 August 1971, English version and on reverse Vila cancel 20 August 1971, Frenchversion. (Klinger coll.)

28 December 1971

Privatley used from Santo agricultural Service to England. (Klinger coll.)

13 July 1971
13 July 1971
19 August 1971
28 December 1971
13 May 1972

Privatley used from Santo agricultural Service to England.

26 May 1973

Aerogramme 35c rate to France. (Klinger coll.)

9 April 1974

Aerogramme 35c rate to France. (Klinger coll.)

26 May 1975

Aerogramme used as "ORONSAY" paquebot letter to England. Cancelled Goyns-Klinger type PM30B. (Klinger coll.)

13 May 1972
26 May 1973
9 April 1974
27 May 1975
27 September 1976
27 September 1976

Not an aerogramme but it fits here.
It has the British cancel of this Anniversary Flight.
Williams Aviation Piper Chieftain VH-WGK carried commemorative mails from Melbourne to Melbourne, and to and between PNG, Solomons, New Hebrides, New Caledonia, Norfolk Is- land and Lord Howe Island. Special postmarks were applied in Melbourne and other points. The flight was organised by the Australian Air Mail Society. Covers were backstamped and generally signed by the pilots - Capt. Tony Schwerdt and Capt. N. S. D. Buckley or crew members. Vignettes designed by E. W. Roberts were affixed to much of the mail. (The Australian Airmail Catalogue) (Klinger coll.)

Aerogramme from the same event.

Aerogramme from the same event.

27 September 1976
4 October 1976
4 October 1976
27 September 1976
27 September 1976

And another one! (Klinger coll.)

27 September 1976
27 September 1976

Aerogramme - Stamped Air Mail letter sheet with the subject of the first 1968 Concorde project stamp. 50th Anniversary First Flight Australia - Pacific Is. 1926 - 1976 (also in French plus "Vol commémoratif Nouméa Norfolk Lord Howe Sydney du 6 Octobre 1976). Marked on back "Australia - Pacific Islands - Norfolk Island - Australia 50th Anniversary Flight 1926 - 1976, 7 OCT 76". The same text as a cinderella on front, marked "Australian Air Mail Society, Guaranteed flown" and marked "Guaranteed Flown by VH.WGK", handsigned by the courier, imprinted stamp cancelled "50ème Anniversaire Vol Australie Pacifique Australie, 4 Oct 1976 Port Vila Nouvelles Hebrides". (Klinger coll.)

27 September 1976

Aerogramme - Stamped Air Mail letter sheet with the subject of the first 1968 Concorde project stamp. 50th Anniversary First Flight Australia - Pacific Is. 1926 - 1976 (also in French plus "Vol commémoratif Nouméa Norfolk Lord Howe Sydney du 6 Octobre 1976). Marked on back "Australia - Pacific Islands - Norfolk Island - Australia 50th Anniversary Flight 1926 - 1976, 7 OCT 76". The same text as a cinderella on front, marked "Australian Air Mail Society, Guaranteed flown" and marked "Guaranteed Flown by VH.WGK", handsigned by the courier, imprinted stamp cancelled "50ème Anniversaire Vol Australie Pacifique Australie, 4 Oct 1976 Port Vila Nouvelles Hebrides". ("JGI" coll.)

35 cg aerogramme to Germany to the co-author of the Pacific aerogramme catalogue Werner Wiegand

27 September 1976
27 September 1976
27 September 1976
4 May 1977
1977

The same type aerogramme unused after the currency change. Overprinted with a line/waves block over the old currency and the new 15 FNH at both sides.
There are two different overprints: length of waves block 51mm or 52mm and length of "15 FNH" 11,5mm or 12mm.

27 April 1978
27 April 1978

Both types of aerogrammes flown to USA, backstamped West Palm Beach May 5, 1978.

4 August 1977

Aerogrammes as ship letter from the Arcadia to England. (coll. Petit)

16 February 1978

Aerogramme to Germany. (Klinger coll.)

1977
27 April 1978
4 August 1977
16 February 1978
16 February 1978
16 February 1978

Official British O.H.M.S. aerogramme preprinted "REF...... BRITISH RESIDENCY / VILA / NEW HEBRIDES" inside. Scarcely seen! ("SeSi" coll.)

10 June 1978
10 June 1978

Aerogramme sent by the curator of the Cultural Centre Port Vila to Heckmondwike U.K. The 35gc concorde overprinted 15 FNH tied with GK type PM31C. On front and back a circular cachet CULTURAL CENTRE CULTUREL. N.H VILA. ("SeSi" coll.)

9 August 1978
9 August 1978

First Day Cancel: New type aerogramme after the currency change. Rate is 15 FNH, Concorde style stamp.

15 November 1978

Aerogramme as Paquebot item to Germany, cancelled with Burns Philp meter cancel with 40c. (Klinger coll.)

16 February 1978
10 June 1978
9 August 1978
15 November 1978
24 September 1979
24 September 1979

Rather scacre: A registered Aerogramme. Registration fee was 50 FNH in 1979. Sender our late friend Jacques Merot to a stamp dealer in England.(Klinger coll.)

11 April 1980
11 April 1980

One of the few really commercially used aerogrammes from the New Hebrides. Sent to France by (I suppose) a Marist nurse in Santo hospital. These were hard times in Santo in 1980. (Klinger coll.)

24 September 1979
11 April 1980

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