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Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
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Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2

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This is a presentation of the stamps of Fiji. It presents a variety of older and newer stamps and covers that show a variety of collecting areas and what makes the county so interesting.

This is a presentation of the stamps of Fiji. It presents a variety of older and newer stamps and covers that show a variety of collecting areas and what makes the county so interesting.

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  • 1. Beautiful Fiji, a Collector’s Delight
  • 2. Telling the story of Fiji
    • Seafaring Polynesians settled the islands about 3,500 years ago.
  • 3.
    • They found a group of 300 islands rich in forests and providing everything needed.
  • 4.
    • Traditional Fijian bure
  • 5.
    • Great variety of foods
  • 6.
    • Abundant wildlife…..
  • 7.  
  • 8.
    • … trees and flowers
  • 9. European Discovery
    • Abel Tasman sighted the islands in 1643.
    • William Bligh sails through islands in 1789 .
  • 10.
    • Cakobau ruled the islands, as shown with the CR on early stamps, until 1874.
  • 11.
    • Then replaced with VR for Victoria after becoming a British colony.
  • 12.
    • Levuka was capital until 1882
  • 13.
    • 1 st Indians brought to Fiji in 1889
  • 14.
    • Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara was Prime Minister from 1967 to 1992.
  • 15.
    • The Peace Corps first came to Fiji in 1968
  • 16.
    • Independence from Great Britain in 1970.
  • 17. Fiji was the first country to see the new millennium
  • 18.
    • Another famous Fijian
  • 19. Economy of Fiji
    • Sugar cane has been the most important part of the economy since the first mill in 1881.
  • 20.
    • Tourism is now number one!
  • 21.
    • One of the newer ventures….
  • 22. What makes stamps of Fiji interesting?
    • If you have some money go for the earliest issues, the Fiji Times issues of 1870….
  • 23.
    • Printing mistakes….
    • the George VI definitives (1938-1955)
    Missing paddler
  • 24. Missing 180 degrees
  • 25. Blue sugar cane field
  • 26.
    • Do you collect every variety?
    There are 33 watermark and date inscription varieties.
  • 27.
    • Keep an eye out for counterfeits
  • 28.  
  • 29.  
  • 30.
    • Fiji Times imitations
  • 31. Back of Book, Stationery, Booklets
  • 32.
    • Aerogram
  • 33.
    • Booklets
  • 34. Postal History
    • FDC’s
  • 35.
    • Careful!!
  • 36. First Flight covers Arrived San Francisco 11/17, NY 11/19
  • 37.
    • Censored, First Flight to Auckland
    Sunday mail, four weeks before Pearl Harbor
  • 38.
    • American troops in Fiji

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