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lot # 5453 - fiji 1874-1916

Tuesday Apr 09, 2019 17:00 Europe/London
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A remarkable collection of the postmarks of Fiji in a Senator loose-leaf album. Starting with Levuka, the old capital, with cds cancels on 12 stamps, a page of 'Sunburst' killer cancels showing the Levuka oval type on 2 single KEVII adhesives & a strip of 4 of the 2d dull green on piece; the Suva killer on 8 values, two in bright red; Smaller post offices are represented by BUA, with three values with manuscript name cancel & date(1900-02); UDU KACU manuscript cancel across a pair of 1d mauve(1899); TAVIUNI on Edward 1d(1905); NANUKULOA RA on 1d mauve(1902); scarce cds cancels of P.O.BA (3), P.O.NADI (2), P.O.NAVUA(3) & undated violet double ring SAVU SAVU/POST OFFICE on Edward ½d pair. The a 'locally made' cancel of P.O.NAMOLI in violet (c1900-01) on 2 x ½d green. Violet LAUTOKA, part cancels in violet on 1d & 2d(c 1900-07) & 4 examples of the 23mm cds on 4 adhesives (1905-10). A manuscript cancellation by the postal agent at NAUSORI (1897) plus 3 values with the cancel of 'A.M.Brodziak & Co Nausori' (1898) & 1899,1900 & 1903 examples of the Nausori P.O.cds on 1d or 2d adhesives; 2 pages of SUVA with various cds cancels from 1892 & examples of the duplex (1895). Three pages of cancels, not written-up, at the back of the album include more 'killer' cancels & part straight line cancels of SOMO SOMO, NADARIVATU, NADROGA, WAINIBOKASI etc. Plus some possibly fiscal manuscript cancels. A terrific lot for the specialist, many marks are rarely seen. All on stamp(s).(114 items - 135 stamps) Scans & photocopies are available - please contact the office. [US6] (Start Price = £736.80)

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