Stamps & Letters cancelled in Nouméa

Normally PAQUEBOT cancels would have been used - but it's the Pacific.....

Philatelic Sundries







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Noumea 1 Noumea 2

14 February 1911

22 April 1911

Nouméa Nouvelle Calédonie

Recorded on 1910 issue

Noumea 3 Noumea 4

Nouméa Nouvelle Calédonie

Recorded on 1925 issue

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NOUMEA handstamps 24 mm & 26 mm recorded on the 1938 issue.

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1 September 1948

Cover to Australia backstmped Noumea 1-9-48. (Klinger coll.)

1950s
1950s

Air Mail cover to Australia, overpaid 5c ?, cancelled on arrival Nouméa with the 26 mm straight line mark. ("Aore" coll.)

dd June 1950

Letter to Sydney, the British 5c and 15c stamps are cancelled with the Nouméa Paquebot cancel (26mm x 4mm). The Bannisters lived in Tanna, so this letter was most likely posted by Mr. Bannister. As there was no Post Office in Tanna in 1950, so mail would be posted on the next ship. Backstamped Nouméa 14 June 1950. ("JGI" coll.)

dd June 1950

Letter to Vila, the British 15c stamp is cancelled with the Nouméa Paquebot cancel (26mm x 4mm). The cover is transit stamped "Nouméa Nelle Calédonie" 14 Juin 1950. ("JGI" coll.)

1 September 1948
1950s
dd June 1950
dd June 1950
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1950s

Air Mail cover to Australia, 20 cg rate (?), cancelled on arrival Nouméa with the 24 mm straight line mark. ("Aore" coll.)

Both above Bannister covers came from the Seventh Day Adventist Mission in Tanna. Letters to Mr. Bannister in Tanna are known with the address S.C.I.S. ("Soçiété Coloniale des Îles du Sud").

dd March 1950

Letter to Sydney, the two French 5c stamps are cancelled with the Nouméa Paquebot cancel (24mm x 4mm). The cover is backstamped Edgecliff 20 March 1950. ("JGI" coll.)

4 June 1951

Letter to USA, the 10c UPU and the 1938 British 30c and two 50c stamps cancelled with the Nouméa paquebot handstamp (24mm x 4mm), additionally with a normal Nouméa CDS. Backstamped on arrival 11 june 1951, so this was a real Air Mail letter. ("JGI" coll.)

18 November 1953

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

1950s
dd March 1950
4 June 1951
18 November 1953
12 January 1963

Letter from the New Hebrides to Australia, cancelled in Nouéa with the "NOUMEA" handstamp and a Nouméa cds at left. ("Aore" coll.)

12 January 1963
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Noumea 8 Noumea 9 Noumea 10

Nouméa 24 mm

Recorded on 1953 issue

Noumea 11

Nouméa 24 mm

Recorded on 1957 issue

Straight line marks applied to loose letters received at Nouméa from ships coming from the New Hebrides. Vessels of the French New Hebrides Company and Messageries Maritimes would have been the main source for such letters. (most stamps "Aore" coll.) Although issued with a NAVIRE mark in 1953, this mark was used to 1967.

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