Prestige Philately Auction 125 CatalogueFIJI - Military - World War I I
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Displaying 11 Lots in Category - FIJI - Military - World War I I
Censor handstamps & tapes including OAS covers with triangular h/s (7, none with 'F' prefix), then an extensive civilian mails group including very early use of 'OPENED BY CENSOR' tape on cover of 28AUG39 from Makogai with Suva b/s of 2SP39, 'Passed by Censor' h/s with numeral '1' (unrecorded by Welsh; front only), '2' & '9', 'PASSED BY/CENSOR'-in oval #3 4 5 6 8 & 9, a variety of tapes including with 'X' prefix '111' to '118' complete, then a few covers censored in transit including items to India (2) & Nyasaland!, condition variable. Good lot. (Qty 41)
American Forces covers with various American APO or naval cancels, also 1945 inter-island cover from Suva to APO 347 & 1942 patriotic cover from Gilberts to APO 37 at Mboutini with G&E 2d cancelled at Nausori & small 'PAQUEBOT' h/s (none listed for Nausori by Hosking), minor duplication. (Qty 29)
1940 Cable & Wireless Ltd telegram to Dunedin from a member of the NZEF at Suva, with the illustrated "gold" envelope. (Qty 2)
1941 (Nov 21) Burns Philp airmail cover to Hong Kong at the shortlived 2/9d rate (11.10.1941 until 7.12.1941 only), boxed 'NOT TRANSMISSIBLE' h/s in violet presumably applied at Singapore after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour on 6/12/1941, minor blemishes. [The airmail portion was between Australia & Singapore only]
1943-44 OAS covers to New Zealand with the rare triangular 'SERVICE CENSOR/ F7' (fine strike; front only), '.../F16' (fine strike; front only), '.../F18' (superb strike in blue; flap fault), '.../ F23 /...' (good strike in violet; stained/toned), and '.../ F27 /...' (very fine strike in violet; front only). (Qty 5)
1944 small piece with 2½d Map tied by a very fine strike of the rare 'A.P.O./27MR44/FIJI' cds. Unrecorded by Proud. [Very little is known of this datestamp. Rodger suggests that it was used at American APO 250 at Suva but this is rather speculative]
1945 (Feb 17) stampless OHMS cover (227x152mm) with printed 'AIRGRAPHS/GPO/SUVA' on the face & the flap sealed with a similarly addressed label (badly damaged on opening), from 'RAKI RAKI' with Suva arrival cds on the face, a few faults; also 1943 airgraph from Suva to GB; American 'V MAIL' unused form; & an inwards example (filing holes) to APO 716 at Vunayasi. A rare group. [We have not recorded an envelope like the first item from any country] (Qty 4)
FIJI BOMBER FUND: 1940 (July 23) cover front to "Corpl JB Turner/Malalua Camp/Lautoka" with 2d tied by Suva cds, superb strikes of the rare boxed 'BUY BOMBERS/FOR BRITAIN' cachet (Proud #HS3; recorded for 6 weeks only) & 'RED CROSS CARNIVAL/AUG 30TH & 31ST SUVA' cachet (Proud #HS4; the only recorded example) both in violet, light staining. Ex Proud: the vendor paid $286 at our Macray Watson auction of 26/10/1999. [Rodger states this is the only cover with the h/s known by him]
FIJI BOMBER FUND: 1941 Fiji Bomber Fund complete miniature sheet of 6 labels, virtually full-o.g. with five units being unmounted. The finest of the few examples we have seen. [The vendor paid $718 at our auction of 27/8/2005]
FIJI BOMBER FUND: 1941 label x4 including two on piece; very early usage tied to commercial cover to England by Suva cds of 29MR41; pair tied to Clipper Mail cover to USA by the flight cachet; and registered commercial cover to NSW with label tied to the reverse by 'NADROGA' cds. Scarce group. [Jones states about 100 covers are recorded but only about 20% of them have the label(s) "tied" to the cover] (Qty 3 covers)
GIFTS TO BRITAIN: 1946 apparently complete sheetlet of 4 labels featuring a map of the islands, minor blemishes, ungummed.