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New Caledonia Artist's Proofs

From 1970 to 1998, artist's proofs of approximately 215 engraved stamps from New Caledonia were produced. There were about 1,290 different-color proofs (215 x 6) and a total of 5,590 proofs (215 x 26). These pages show photos of artist's proofs of approximately different 150 New Caledonia stamps in various colors - over 320 artist's proofs in total.

During the period 1960-99, Pheulpin engraved 28 New Caledonia stamps, Combet 20, Quillivic and Haley 15 each, and Lavergne 13. Béquet, Gandon, Durrens, Forget, Bétemps, Jumelet, Lacaque, Coatantiec, and Andréotto each engraved 5-10.

New Caledonia produced several exceptional topical series in the late 1960s through the 1990s featuring shells, ships, planes and other topics. The main series, grouped by topic and engraver, are: