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Displaying 11 Lots in Category - Fiji
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Huge accumulation with used Kangaroos & KGV Heads then later in quantity including some on paper, Decimals mint in packets & Yearbooks with substantial face value, big hoard of FDCs and PSEs heavily duplicated in places, lots of commemorative cancels plus some unused, noted 1970 Expo, Royal Visit & Grasslands official Australia Post FDCs unaddressed, also Worldwide including Australian Territories, NZ, GB, Fiji, Gilberts/Kiribati extensive 1976-80s mint collection with official & specimen overprints (lots of thematic interest), Europe & USA in old albums, etc, also small box of coins including a few Uncirculated sets, condition variable but mostly fine. Weighs 96kgs. Leave lots of time to view this one.
C of A - Flight Covers - Commercial
FIJI: 1941 (Dec 15) with Hermes 1/6d tied by Sydney slogan, Clipper h/s in black, superb 'P.O./24DEC41/LAUTOKA- FIJI' arrival b/s. [An anomaly. The Clipper service was suspended immediately after Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7.12.1941. Mail intended for the USA or beyond was held at or returned to Sydney and forwarded via the 'Horseshoe' Route. However, the suspension was publicly announced only on 18th December. It is possible that this cover was forwarded by sea from Auckland instead of being first returned to Sydney]
Pacific Islands covers accumulation mostly post-WWII with lots of Papua New Guinea & Fiji, also Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand & Dependencies, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, etc, includes registered mail, some PPCs and postal stationery, potential postmark interest, majority commercial mail with just a few FDCs and commemorative covers, condition generally fine. Weighs 2kg.
Two file boxes with Australia Kangaroos & KGV Heads used, Decimals with show overprint M/Ss ** & prestige booklets, stockbooks with Samoa, Solomons, Nauru, Fiji, PNG, etc **, Japan including some M/Ss & covers, Butterfly thematics, plenty more. Weighs 20kg.
Pacific Islands far-above average selection from Fiji x9 (two with faults); Gilberts x4 including a marvellous real photo "Natives Wheeling Phosphate in to the Hopper Ocean Island"; German New Guinea x2; Papua x3; Samoa x5; and Solomons x7; many published by European missions; generally very fine unused - mostly - or used in Australia.
FIJI: Batch including local publishers Arnold & Co, Gardiner, Le Faivre and Stinson, mission cards British x7 (Hussey & Gillingham, Adelaide) & French x7, many fine native subjects, etc, condition rather mixed but many are fine used or unused; also some photos & moderns not included in the count.
No longer available
Stockbook with 1874 'V.R.' Gothic 2c on 1d SG 16 (unused) & 12c on 6d SG 18 and Roman 2c on 1d SG 19 & 12c on 6d SG 21, 1875 '2d.' in Red on 6c on 3d SG 22, '2d.' on 12c on 6d SG 26 (thinned), modest Kings, mostly unmounted QEII array, 1940 Postage Dues (**), etc, condition rather variable in the earlies, STC £3500+.
(Qty few 100)
1874-75 'V.R.' Overprints comprising Gothic SG 17 unused and 18 unused & used; Roman SG 19 unused & used x2 and Large Stop after 'R.' SG 19f; '2d.' in Red SG 23 used; '2d.' in Black SG 25 used & Inverted 'A' for 'V' SG 26c on piece; a few problems but mostly of very fine appearance, Cat £8000+.
1876-77 Script 'VR' Underprints 1d grey-blue with the Major Void Corner SG 28c unusually used as a fiscal, on small piece, Cat £425 postally used.
1958-62 OHMS Formular Aerogrammes x13 (!) of various types all to GB; 1956 airmail to Honduras at 1/9d rate; 1965 P&O cover with 'ROYAL VISIT' 3d strip of 3; duplicated postmarks on KEVII-KGV stamps with some scarcer types & a few outstanding strikes including straight-line 'NATAWA', 'MATUKU' & 'WAINIBOKASI', also undated rubber 'SAVU SAVU POST OFFICE'; etc, and covers with KGVI 2d tied by single-line 'MOALA' or 'WAIMOTU' h/s.
(Qty 25 + postmarks)
NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History
1898 tiny parcel tag to Fiji with 1d pair & 3d tied to reverse by 'REGISTERED/SYDNEY NSW' cds. Rare & delightful! [Probably sent at the Merchandise, Patterns & Samples rate of 1d per 2oz x2 + 3d registration]