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Description: 1873 (May 3) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated April 2 1873 franked Fiji 2c on 1d blue SG13 & with NSW DLR 1d affixed over the Fiji stamp & tied by 'SYDNEY/JU14/1873/NSW' cds. [Britain & Colonies did not recognise the Fiji Government or its stamps, so they were valid only to the first port of call, where additional stamps were required for on-forwarding. In 1874 King Cakobau ceded Fiji to Queen Victoria and it became a Crown Colony, after which the additional postage was not required]

This & the next two lots are from an important original find of issues of Fiji's first newspaper: see also Lots 901 to 911. In each case, the wrapper with the address was discarded but empirical evidence shows that they were sent to England. [All have some soiling that is greatly reduced with careful use of a soft eraser]

Auction Category: NEW SOUTH WALES - Postal History

Listed in: Postal History , Combination Covers , GREAT BRITAIN , overprinted stamps , FIJI , Newspapers , AUSTRALIA , NEW SOUTH WALES , AUSTRALIAN COLONIES General

Estimate: AUD$ 1000.00

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Price : AUD $750.00