Prestige Philately Auction 185 CatalogueCatalogue by countryFiji
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Displaying 20 Lots in Category - Fiji
Pacific Islands postal stationery from Fiji including 1895 1d+1d Reply Card philatelically used, 1d Postal Card x2 & 1½d Letter Card all commercially used, 1896 OHMS cover with Government Printing Office frank (usually seen only on Wrappers) & a bundle of unused QEII issues; and Tonga with 1d Postal Card "PINE-APPLE PLANTATION" used, 1911 commercial usage of 1½d Letter Card (very scarce but stained), & scarce unused Registration Envelopes 6d x2, 4d & 3d; condition variable. (Qty 30 items)
British Commonwealth predominantly modern mint with representations from Barbados, Fiji, Great Britain, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, South West Africa, etc including M/Ss & sheetlets, plus heaps of Omnibus issues for 1937 Coronation, 1946 Victory & 1953 Coronation. Potential for discovery. *Heavy* (Qty 1000s)
DOCUMENTS & EPHEMERA
Government papers comprising 1886 re Annexation of the Kermadec Islands (trimmed), 1906 re New Hebrides Condominium & the associated Convention, 1920 re New Guinea Mandate, and 1920 re Nauru Mandate & Phosphate Mining; also "The Times" of 4/4/1877 with a description of Fiji, original cinema poster for "Forty Thousand Horsemen" (badly damaged & very fragile), and catalogues for exhibitions by David Hockney and Brett Whiteley.(Qty 9 items)
Attractive cards from Fiji (40), New Guinea/Papua (35) & Solomons (6, one badly damaged), the condition is variable.(Qty 81)
Fiji Stinson double-size sepia panorama PPCs x10 different, corner bends & a few minor faults but all unfolded, unused; also Papua A&K Gibson wallet (95x75mm, soiled) with complete set of 12 photos in superb condition; & "Solomon Islands Snapshots" (113x80mm) complete with 11 photos; two other items.
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Range on leaves with 'VR' Underprints x9, KEVII £1 blue & stone, KEVII £1 purple & black/red (a little faded), KGV £1 Die II, 1922-29 Script set to 5/-, etc, those mentioned Cat £1675; also OHMS wrappers with Government Printer franks x5.(Qty 70 + wrappers)
1874 'V.R.' Surcharges comprising Gothic Overprint 2c on 1d SG 16 & 12c on 6c SG 18, Roman Overprint 2c on 1d SG 19 & 12c on 6d SG 21 (with manuscript "LL/1 4 76" cancel in red of Loma Loma), and 1875 '2d.' Surcharges in Red on 6c on 3d SG 22 & 23 and in Black on 6c on 3d SG 24 & on 12c on 6d with Inverted 'A' for 'V' SG 26c, the last three with manuscript cancels that may not be postal, a few minor defects but the last four are fine to very fine, Cat £3800.(Qty 8)
POSTAGE DUES: 1917 First Issue (Wide Setting) ½d to 4d SG D1 to D5, a few characteristic rough/short perfs, Cat £1400.(Qty 5)
POSTAGE DUES: 1917-18 Second Issue (Narrow Setting) ½d unused & used, 1d (cds) & 2d (small fault at left) SG D5a to D5c, Cat £1600.
POSTAGE DUES: 1918 Monckton cover with ¼d only & boxed 'T___' h/s, rare franking of Wide Setting ½d SG D1 & Narrow Setting 1d (marginal, from the top of the sheet) SG D5b tied by heavy sunburst cancels, Cat £640 x6+.
POSTAGE DUES: 1918 De La Rue mint, used (+ extra 3d) & overprinted 'SPECIMEN' (no gum); 1940 Waterlow set mint, used & perforated 'SPECIMEN' (large-part o.g.), Cat £1300; also 1910 underpaid PPC to NZ with boxed 'T (1d")' h/s.(Qty 40 + card)
POSTAGE DUES: 1943 unstamped New Zealand Patriotic Fund Board envelope to "Ba Rarawai" with 'NADI' cds & mss "T5d" in red, 'LAUTOKA' transit & 'BA' arrival b/s, Postage Due 5d green tied by Ba cds, Cat £85 x15+ on cover. [Gerald Patterson's 1940 internal cover with Postage Due 1d sold for $920, and his 1940 inwards cover with Postage Due 2d sold for $1150 at our auction of 12/10/2012]
SAMOA - The German Post Office - Postal History
1900 1900 cover to Suva endorsed "To [sic] late for Reg[ular] Mail" with remarkable franking of Overprints 3pf gutter block of 4 & 5pf x2 tied by 'LEVUKA/16/OCT/00/FIJI' transit cds & another strike at left, 'GPO SUVA' arrival b/s, ironed-out central fold & some minor toning.
SAMOA - 1886-1900 "Palmtrees"
1895 correctly rated cover to Fiji with ½d x4 tied by 'APIA/SEP/11/95/SAMOA' cds, 'GPO SUVA' arrival b/s, very minor blemishes. Odenweller Census unlisted.
1898 cover to Fiji with Perf 11 1d green pair tied by 'APIA/OCT/8/98/SAMOA' cds, 'LEVUKA' transit & 'GPO SUVA' arrival b/s. Odenweller Census unlisted: remarkably, only one other cover is listed for October 1898.
1901 cover to Fiji with Washington 2c strip of 3 tied by two strikes of the 'PAGO PAGO/SAMOA' duplex, 'APIA' & 'LEVUKA' transits & 'GPO SUVA' arrival b/s, a few blemishes. [The post office at Pago Pago opened on 1st October 1900]
FIJI: "Queen Victoria One Shilling and Five Shillings Postage Stamps 1881-1902" by R Duberal (2003), 60pp.
FIJI: "The Aviation & Air Mail History of Fiji" by Bryan Jones (2002), 336pp hardbound, some very minor spotting.
FIJI: "The 2006-09 Definitive Overprints (The First Four Years)" by BA Jones (2010), 143pp looseleaf in ringbinder.