New Caledonia is on the South Pacific, and it is compring with Grand-Terre island that is the same size to Japanese Shikoku, Ile des Pins, Ouvea, Lifou, Mare and other small islands, and a Melanesian and a Polynesian lived from old days. British Captain Cook discovered Grand-Terre Island in 1774 and named New Caledonia. French La Perouse and many Catholic and Protestant missionaries visited it, and Napoleon III declared that New Caledonia was a French territory afterwards in 1853. It was an exile place of a French political offense until 1887. It is recognized a French overseas territory from a colony of a French territory in 1946 and maintains autonomy as the main industry by the nickel mining industry and sightseeing business while being a part of the French Republic.
From this New Caledonia, two kinds of insect stamps were issued in 1977.
In 2005 year, three kinds of beetle stamps were issued. It is a stamp of the habits unified with a leaf beetle entirely.
1977.2.21 Insect Stamp
|Longhorn Beetle(imago & larva)
1997.6.25 Insect Stamp
|Cotton Shield-backed Bug
2005.12.8 Beetle Stamp