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|1910 Fiji / Tonga|
1910 picture post card (people on the deck of a ship playing shuffleboard) to Apia, Samoa, bearing a KE VII 1d cancelled NAUSORI 13 OCT 1910. At the lower part of the card is a good strike of the rare oval handstamp 'MISSENT TO TONGA'. This handstamp is not recorded or listed by Proud. Vavau OC 27 and Nukualofa OC 29 10 datestamps are on the picture side of the card. A very fine and rare card with this handstamp.
1905 registered THE PACIFIC CABLE BOARD CABLEGRAM envelope to the Governor of SAMOA franked with a 6d and ½d, paying the 2½d postage and 4d registration, cancelled SUVA 18 JA 1905. On the back is an Apia, Samoa 22.1 05 arrival cancel. A very scarce cover.
Nadia Airport 16 JL and Toronto and Oshawa JUL 21 52 transit and arrival cancels are on the back. An uncommon registered envelope.
1913 3d registered envelope overprinted 'SPECIMEN'. Fine.
1901 ½d reply paid postal stationery card, (H&G 4) to Germany, cancelled Suva 22 JUL 01. A Grafenau 14 SEP 01 arrival datestamp is on the front of the card. There is a four line message, written in German. The reply part of the card is still attached.
1901 locally addressed envelope franked with a pair of 1d's, perf. 11 x 11¾ (SG 101) cancelled Suva 31 MAY 01. Fine.
1899 1½d letter card, locally addressed cancelled with a Suva 27 APR 99 datestamp with another strike below. Fine and uncommon.
1905 picture post card to Australia, bearing an KE VII 1d cancelled Suva 3 MAY 05. Fine.
1924 2d + 1d registered envelope, size 'G' measuring 152 x 96mm, used to New Zealand with two ¼d and three ½d stamps cancelled Suva 26 JAN 1924. This envelope is listed as H&G 2 and only known as a 'SPECIMEN' and not known unused or used. An extremely rare item in superb condition, probably unique, and considered the rarest of all the recorded Fiji postal stationery items.
1908 picture post card of the Buretta River near Levuka, posted to Victoria and franked with a pair of ½d's, cancelled with the scarce straight line RAKI RAKI handstamp. A Suva 13 APR 08 c.d.s. also ties the stamps. Very fine, and an uncommon commercial usage.
1886 envelope from London franked with a 6d, cancelled AU 27 86, addressed to Suva and then redirected to Lakeba. On the reverse are Suva OC 23 and OC 27 1886 and Levuka 24 and 30 OC 1886 datestamps. A fine and interesting incoming envelope to Fiji.
1908 picture postcard to Victoria, Australia, franked with a 1d, tied by a straight-line 'RAKI RAKI' handstamp, as well as a Suva 2 MAR 08 datestamp. A fine commercial usage of this straight-line handstamp.
1846 incoming folded letter to the Rev Lyth, 'Feejee Islands', from York, England, with a cancel of AP 28 1846. The letter was sent care of the Wesleyan Missionary Society in Auckland, New Zealand, for them to forward to Fiji. It was received in Auckland on OC 13 1846. There is a 'P 1/- and a '4' in manuscript, denoting charges to collect. A fine letter, and one of the earliest recorded going in to Fiji from this correspondence.
1899 registered envelope to Suva franked with a 6d dull rose, perf 11, (SG 57) cancelled NAUSORI P.O. 12 DEC 1899. A very scarce single usage of this stamp on a commercial envelope. Fine.
1884 envelope with original letter from London to Fiji, with a 1d and 6d cancelled MY 16 84. A Suva JY 2 1884 arrival c.d.s. is on the reverse. The letter asks for information on the senders son, whom he has not heard from for 3 years!
1877 envelope to Victoria, Australia, bearing a 6d carmine-rose overprinted 'V R' tied by a 'sunburst' canceller with a LEVUKA AP 5 1877 datestamp alongside. On the reverse is a Melbourne AP 28 77 arrival cancel. Very fine and scarce.
1929 registered and insured envelope to Australia bearing a 5d, a pair of 2/- and a 5/-, paying a rate of 9/5d, the stamps cancelled SUVA, FIJI, REGISTERED 21 NOV 29. A red manuscript INSURED FOR Â£160 and a red insured label are on the front. On the back is another Insured label, which is tied by a partial arrival cancel. A magnificent and extremely rare cover.