These are only few of the many stampless covers on the market.
30 June 1970
15 July 1970
23 July 1970
23 February 1971
Letter from a Government School at Port Vila to Santo, Date: 31.05.71, PCH
type 27. The letter's cachet: "Lycée mixte d'État de Port Vila, Nlles Hébrides"
between the two circles and "Le Proviseur" (Principal of the local French
High School ("Lycee")) in the centre (Holland type f37).
On the back it is handstamped "Santo, New Hebrides", PCH type 47,
dated -1.-6.71-1. (Now in the hands again of the addressee's daughter.)
This letter shows one of the difficulties of everyday life on the smaller islands:
It is a letter from the Principal of the high school a young woman attends to her father,
a planter on the small island of
Aore just south of Santo. She grew up at Aore in the fifties and sixties before
she had to move to Vila to attend the state high school there. Some straight 170 miles
and dozens of islands in between.
Map thanks to the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.
Official letter "Public Works" from Norsup to the British District Agent Central District No. II at Lakatoro, Malekulaa.
Holland type c74 cachet known from 1973. (coll. Petit)
Postmaster oder advice as folded and stapled sheet to Bonn, Germany.
Cancelled with Type 25A. Adressee stated on the back "erh. 4.8.73" - not bad for Vila - Bonn.
30 July 1973
Old map of Santo
30 July 1973
Local Aoba letter with Holland c74 cachet with manuscript "Aoba" addition. (Klinger coll.)
Letter from "New Hebrides CONDOMINIUM des Nouvelles-Hébrides" to the Chef du
Personel, Port Vila. Date: -2.-8.74, PCH type 27.
The cachet says: Condominium Meteorological Dept. Vila New Hebrides (Holland
type c33 (or c32)) and the letters O.C.S. (On Condominium Service) (Klinger coll.)
Letter from the British Residency to M.F. Lepage, Establishment Officer,
Condominium. Date stamp -4 Nov 1974, Postal Date: -5.11.74, PCH type 27.
The cachet says: British Residency New Hebrides, Holland type b23, handstamped "ON HER
MAJESTY'S SERVICE and the letters O.H.M.S. (Klinger coll.)
Letter from John Champion, British Resident Commissioner in Port Vila to
Renn Davis, who used to be the British Judge in Vila before he was sent
to the Solomon Islands. Holland type b34 official cachet. Info thanks
to Martin Treadwell. (Klinger coll.)
2 August 1974
5 November 1974
Local stampless cover from the British residency - no postal cancel. (Lebourcq coll.)
Another "Rawcliffe" letter, O.C.S. with an interesting handstamp "Conservation
de la Propriété Foncière Registry of Land Titles." (Klinger coll.)
Letter to "The Sheriff". PCH type 26 cancel and Holland type b33 official
cachet. (Klinger coll.)
Letter from the Résidence de France aux Nouvelles-Hébrides in Santo to the
Bureau du Personnel du Condominium, Port-Vila, Date: 25.-3.76, PCH type 47.
The cachet says: "Délégation Francaise
de Santo, Nouvelles-Hébrides, République Francaise. Holland type f7. (Klinger coll.)
Letter from the Résidence de France aux Nouvelles-Hébrides,
Délégation de Santo, to Pasteur Rawcliff E.V. (E.V. = en Ville, which
was not the right address and added in handwriting :) Loloway, Date: 10.-7.79,
PCH type 49. On the back are the printed letters
The cachet says: "Résidence de France aux Nouvelles-Hébrides,
Délégation de Santo", Holland type f43. (Klinger coll.)
9 September 1975
10 September 1975
25 March 1976
10 July 1979
31 August 1979
6 December 1979
17 October 1980