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Displaying 12 Lots in Category - FIJI - Postal History


Image

Lot

Type

Quality

Description

Estimate

Realised


901

L

C

1872 (July 31) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated July 27 1872 franked 2c on 1d deep blue SG13a (Gartner type ii 's' below 't') tied by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, some aging especially around edges. [All have some soiling that is greatly reduced with careful use of a soft eraser]

This & the next nine lots are from an important original find of issues of Fiji's first newspaper. In all cases the wrappers with the address have been discarded. However, at this time Fiji's stamps paid postage only to the first port of call. Given that all the papers were in a bound volume, and that some examples have the Fijian stamp obscured by a NSW stamp - see Lots 567 to 569 - it is probable that they were all sent to Sydney.

400.00

$525.00




902

L

A-

1872 1872 (Dec 13) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated Dec 4 1872 franked 2c on 1d deep blue SG13a (Gartner type iii 'C' above 'e') cancelled by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, above-average condition.

500.00

$480.00




903

L

B

1872 (Dec 13) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated Dec 7 1872 franked 2c on 1d deep blue SG13a (Gartner type i 't' below 's') tied by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds.

500.00

$380.00




904

L

B

1873 (Jan 21) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of 18 Jan 1873 with extremely rare franking of 'CR' 1d blue SG10 tied by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, mailing wrapper discarded, some soiling but the stamp and postmark are both fine. A great rarity: David Alford recorded only four first issue Cakobau postal articles, this being a new discovery. [The very late usage of the unoverprinted 'CR' stamp raises the tantalising possiblity that this may be an Overprint Omitted error!]

2000.00

$5,750.00




905

L

B

1873 (Mar 1) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated Feb 26 1873 franked 2c on 1d deep blue SG13a with 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, the mailing wrapper discarded but apparently addressed to UK as NSW 1d DLR affixed over the top of the Fiji stamp, and tied by 'NSW' in concentric ovals, some soiling but the stamps and postmarks fine.

1000.00

$2,200.00




906

L

B

1873 (May 22) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated May 9 1873 franked 2c on 1d blue SG13, apparently addressed to UK as NSW 1d DLR affixed over the top of the Fiji stamp, and tied by 'SYDNEY/NSW' cds of JU14/1873.

1000.00

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Price $750.00
+ Buyer's Premium




907

L

B

1873 (June) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated June 14 1873 franked 2c on 1d blue SG13, apparently addressed to UK as NSW 1d DLR affixed over the top of the Fiji stamp, and tied by 'SYDNEY/NSW' cds dated JY12/1873, with English 'DONCASTER/SP10/73 - 255' arrival duplex alongside.

1000.00

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Price $750.00
+ Buyer's Premium




908

L

B

1873 (Oct 26) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of Oct 22 1873 franked 2c on 1d pale blue SG13 (Gartner type ii 's' below 't') tied by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, English 'DONCASTER/JA27/74' arrival cds, a few aging marks not affecting stamp.

500.00

$380.00




909

L

B

1873 (Dec 3) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of 26 Nov 1873 franked 2c on 1d pale blue SG13 (Gartner type i 't' below 's') tied by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds. [Scarce newspaper rate - Alford in 'Fiji Philatelics' (2004) notes 16 recorded, some with faults]

500.00

$380.00




910

L

B

1874 (Jan 2) complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of Dec 20 1873 franked 2c on 1d pale blue SG13 (Gartner type iii 'C' above 'e') tied by 'GPO/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds.

500.00

$525.00








911

C

1903-12 PPCs including 1907 (faults) with 'COLO WEST' straight-line cancels, 1908 & 1909 both with 'S.S. SUVA' h/s (one sent from the docks in Sydney), 1903 stampless to USA via Sydney where taxed, 1912 stampless to Argentina with boxed 'T ("10c")' h/s plus American & Argentine postage due h/s, etc. (Qty 7)

200.00

$340.00






912

C

A-

1907 'Island Scenery' undivided back postcard to New Caledonia with KEVII 1d red tied to view side by fine strike of 'COLO WEST' straight-line h/s struck over the top of a light impression of what appears to be a Mail Bag Seal, couple of minor blemishes. Hill Province north of Suva.

200.00

$850.00




Displaying 12 Lots in Category - FIJI - Postal History



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