Prestige Philately Auction 237 CatalogueFIJI - Postal History
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1872 complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of November 2, 1872 with 2c on 1d pale blue SG13 ('t' of 'Cents' below 's') tied 'G.P.O/NO4/1872/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, couple of minor folds & blemishes. Scarce newspaper rate: Alford in 'Fiji Philatelics' (2004) notes 16 recorded, some with faults.
This & the next four lots are from an important original find of issues of Fiji's first newspaper. In each case, the wrapper with the address has been discarded; all have some soiling that is greatly reduced with careful use of a soft eraser.
1873 complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of January 22, 1873 with 2c on 1d pale blue SG13 ('t' of 'Cents' above 's') tied 'G.P.O/JA22/1873/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, couple of folds & blemishes.
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1873 complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated May 9, 1873 with 2c on 1d blue SG 13 affixed, apparently addressed to UK as NSW 1d DLR affixed over the top of the Fiji stamp tied 'SYDNEY/JU14/1873/NSW' cds, couple of folds & blemishes.
1873 complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper dated June 14, 1873 with 2c on 1d blue SG 13 affixed, to UK as NSW 1d DLR affixed over the top of the Fiji stamp tied 'SYDNEY/JY12/1873/NSW' cds, British 'DONCASTER/SP10/73 - 255' arrival duplex alongside, couple of folds & blemishes.
1873 complete editon of the 'Fiji Times' newspaper of November 15, 1873 with 2c on 1d pale blue SG13 ('t' of 'Cents' below 's') tied 'G.P.O/DE3/1873/LEVUKA-FIJI' cds, couple of folds & blemishes.
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee frankings range incuding Davuilevu Technical School cover to Ireland with 2d solo, to Natal with 2d solo and 'PARTI/GONE AWAY/VERTREK' cachets, registered to Hawaii with 3d pair endorsed "SS Oklahoma", to American Samoa with 3d single, to England taxed with GB 1d Postage Due (faults) & another endorsed "Late Fee" with 2d x2, to USA with 3d Plate '1A' plus two taxed items, also a few PPCs, etc, plus some FDCs and philatelic covers including Tonga 'Tin Can Mail' item, condition mixed but generally fine.
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee frankings selected for postmark interest comprising straight-line 'TOYOTA' on 2d to "Rabi Estate" with Suva transit, 'DAVUTU' alongside 2d tied 'P.O. LEVUKA' cds to NZ (front only), rubber 'RICHMOND' a bit faint on 2d on 'Village' PPC and two fine strikes on 2d + KGVI ½d Pictorial on 1945 cover, ' RABI' on 2d to UK with 'SUVA/18JU35' b/s plus three strikes on loose stamps, then cds of 'LABASA', 'WAIYEVO' & 'SAVU SAVU EAST' on covers plus range on loose stamps, condition mixed but generally fine.
(Qty 8 covers + 59 stamps)
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee frankings carried by ship comprising 1) to Canada with 2d tied wavy-lined circle and 'MARINE POST OFFICE/NEW/ZEALAND/R.M.S. NIAGARA' alongside; 2) Bank of NSW cover to Victoria with 2d tied 'LOOSE SHIP LETTERSYDNEY' cds; 3) 'Ceremonial Dancer' real photo PPC to USA endorsed written aboard "SS Mariposa" with 2d tied 'SUVA' cds and boxed 'PAQUEBOT' cachet alongside; and 4) to UK endorsed "Per SS Mariposa" with 'Via HONOLULU' cachet and 2d tied 'LAUTOKA' cds, couple with minor blemishes.
1935 KGV Silver Jubilee frankings 1) long OHMS cover to UK endorsed "Air Mail Australia to England" with 3d & 1/- plus Definitives ½d 1d & 6d; and 2) LB Lawton large cover 153x230mm to Birmingham with 1/- plus Definitives ½d and 5d pair; both paying 1/10½d per ½oz rate, both covers with some repaired edge faults.
1935 (Dec 14) Jang Hing Loong Co Ltd cover to Sydney with Jubilee 2d, re-directed to Dutch Indies "c/o KPM Line/Batavia" with Australia KGV 2d, Vic Centenary 3d & Kookaburra 6d tied by 'AIR MAIL/SYDNEY NSW' cds and airmail label added, 'BATAVIA' arrival b/s, slightly shortened at right & a couple of minor blemishes. [Walker & Breckon both give the airmail rate from Australia to NEI as 1/- for the first ½oz + 11d per extra ½oz, but we would give the 'benefit of the doubt' to the clerk in the Sydney Air Mail Section to have charged the correct rate]