Prestige Philately Auction 173 CatalogueLot 890Catalogue by countryFiji
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Displaying 9 Lots in Category - Fiji
FIJI: Three VERY early cards "Glimpse of Leonka Harbour" [sic] to Germany June 1899 at 2½d letter rate; "Andi Thakombau" & "Andi Kuila" to Germany Aug 1900 at 1½d postcvard rate; & Hedemann & Co Levuka "A View of Suva Harbour & SS Rockton" & "King Thakombau" unused. Rare trio. (Qty 3)
Interesting shipmail group with 1899 cover endorsed "Per Adi Cakobau" cancelled on arrival at Suva (repaired scissor-cut), c.1950 endorsed "Per MV Yanawai" with KGVI 1d tied by red pencil lines; superb 'TPO/FIJI' shipboard cds on piece; group of stamps with shipboard cancels including 'UNION STEAM SHIP CO' almost complete on Pirogue 1d block of 6, 'KIA ORA', 'MAORI' in rosine, 'ADI KEVA' on KEVII 1d on piece x2, 'ELFRIEDE' on KGV 1d pair, 'TUI MOMI' on KGV 1d pair, boxed 'SS MAKATEA' on KGV 2d pair, '[Y]ARAWA' on KEVII 1d, 'UPOLU' on Pirogue 1d pair, etc; Fiji arrival cds on foreign stamps; Fiji stamps with arrival cancels including 1873 Adelaide cds on 'Six Cents' on CR 3d, 1892 Nukualofa duplex, 1890s '[VA]VAU'-in-bars, 1903 'VAVAU/TONGA', etc; some duplication; also GB 1896 1d Postal Card used from Suva to GB. Ex Don Welsh. (Qty 120+ items)
1878-99 'CR' Replaced with 'VR' Perf 12½ 'Two Pence' on 3d green SG 36 complete sheet of 100 (10x10), virtually full unmounted o.g. with only several units mounted, Cat £1000++. Superb! Ex Colonel Harrie Evans & Sir Gawaine Baillie.
1878-99 'CR' Replaced with 'VR' Perf 11x11¾ 4d bright purple SG 58a large-part sheet of 80 being the top eight rows, full unmounted o.g., Cat £960++. Ex Colonel Harrie Evans & Sir Gawaine Baillie.
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1891-98 New Designs & Values Perf 11x11¾ 2½d yellow-brown SG 103a sheet of 50 (10x5, no margin at the base), and Perf 11¾x11 ½d greenish slate SG 103b half-sheet of 25 & complete sheet of 50, virtually full o.g. with most units unmounted, Cat £760++. Ex Sir Gawaine Baillie. (Qty 3 items)
FORGERIES: 1881-99 QV 1/- by Fournier two imperforate sheets of 16 (4x4) with 'FAC-SIMILE' printed in blue on the reverse, one sheet with a couple of faults. (Qty 2 sheets)
POSTMARKS: Brass straight-line handstamps of 'MOALA' on c.1950 Trotter cover, 'TOTOYA' on 1922 registered Iremonger cover, & 'WAIMOTU' on commercial Burns Philp cover. Ex John Forrest. (Qty 3)
PAPUA - 1901-1942 The BNG & Papua Stamps Period
Selection on album pages with BNG set, Large 'Papua' Opts to 2/6d (ex 4d), Small 'Papua' Opts to 2/6d, Small 'PAPUA' Perf 10 Wmk Upright SG 49-54 & Wmk Sideways SG 59-65, etc, Cat £1400. (Qty 36)