Vanuatu 2009 First Contact with Russia 1809

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 28th July 2009
  • two values se-tenant in a miniature sheet
  • Designed by: Denise Durkin
  • Printed by: Wyatt & Wilson, New Zealand
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 35mm x width 50mm. Sheet oval format max width 128mm
  • Perforations: 13 x 13

Bicentenary of the Visit of Russian Ship to the New Hebrides
130vt ~ Admiral V M Golovnin
350vt ~ the sloop Diana
Notes: Golovnin, charged with sailing from the Gulf of Finland to Kamchatka, experienced a rough passage aroud the Cape of Good Hope; as a recuperation stop he anchored off Tanna Island (at Cook's Port Resolution on July 28, 1809

Miniature sheet