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Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2
 

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