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

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Beautiful Fiji In Stamps 2

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

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