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Thursday, April 20, 2017

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    Lot 2001

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY LETTER REFERRING CANNIBALISM IN FIJI; 17 June 1837 EL to Bristol with London Paid c.d.s. from the Mission House, Hatton Garden. Writer states 'We have received a number of letters from the Friendly Islands.....that cannibalism prevails amongst the Fijians....Parents bake and eat the remains of their own children...' Remarkable observations of the early missionaries.

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £600

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2001

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY LETTER REFERRING CANNIBALISM IN FIJI; 17 June 1837 EL to Bristol with London Paid c.d.s. from the Mission House, Hatton Garden. Writer states 'We have received a number of letters from the Friendly Islands.....that cannibalism prevails amongst the Fijians....Parents bake and eat the remains of their own children...' Remarkable observations of the early missionaries.

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £600 ×

     



     

    Lot 2002

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY LETTER WRITTEN AT SOMO SOMO; 15 July 1840 EL (few wrinkles and internal stains) to London written missionaries Rev. Lyth & John Hunt. Carried by Rev. Waterhouse on the mission ship Triton to Hobart with arrival d.s. on front and then sent by the 'Mary Hay' (endorsed at left) to London with "SHIP LETTER" and London c.d.s. on rear. Contents read 'The inhabitants of Somo Somo are proverbial even in Fiji for their depraved habits...another chief of high rank followed the example of the King['s conversion to christianity]........about the same time a poor girl whom we delivered from the murderous hands of a Chief, who was about to strangle her because she was ill'. Exceptional and early contemporary reporting of the Islands and the attempts at spreading the gospel

    Estimate: £1500
    Realised: £2400

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2002

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY LETTER WRITTEN AT SOMO SOMO; 15 July 1840 EL (few wrinkles and internal stains) to London written missionaries Rev. Lyth & John Hunt. Carried by Rev. Waterhouse on the mission ship Triton to Hobart with arrival d.s. on front and then sent by the 'Mary Hay' (endorsed at left) to London with "SHIP LETTER" and London c.d.s. on rear. Contents read 'The inhabitants of Somo Somo are proverbial even in Fiji for their depraved habits...another chief of high rank followed the example of the King['s conversion to christianity]........about the same time a poor girl whom we delivered from the murderous hands of a Chief, who was about to strangle her because she was ill'. Exceptional and early contemporary reporting of the Islands and the attempts at spreading the gospel

    Estimate: £1500  Realised: £2400 ×

     



     

    Lot 2003

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - RARE EARLY LOCAL CANOE MAIL; 20 Aug. 1849 EL to Nugulau and addressed to the US.Consul J.B.Williams, written by Rev. Lyth at the Mission Viwa and apparently carried privately as it is without any markings. Contents state 'The Chief Ngawimdy desires....you send him six muskets......also 2 kegs of powder'.

    Estimate: £400
    Realised: £400

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2003

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - RARE EARLY LOCAL CANOE MAIL; 20 Aug. 1849 EL to Nugulau and addressed to the US.Consul J.B.Williams, written by Rev. Lyth at the Mission Viwa and apparently carried privately as it is without any markings. Contents state 'The Chief Ngawimdy desires....you send him six muskets......also 2 kegs of powder'.

    Estimate: £400  Realised: £400 ×

     



     

    Lot 2004

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY MISSIONARY LETTER TO AUSTRALIA; July 1852 EL to Sydney (redirected to Goulburn) written by John Watsford at the Viwa Mission House to Viti Levu. Carried privately to Auckland with c.d.s. on face and Sydney Ship Letter d.s. with "3"(d) ship letter charge h.s. on front and re-rated '5'(d) to include the inland redirection. Contents inc. 'One poor fellow with his head smashed was dragged...to be eaten the other day.....these dark parts of the earth are full of habitues of cruelty'. Important content as to the challenges faced by the Church

    Estimate: £1500
    Realised: £1100

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2004

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY MISSIONARY LETTER TO AUSTRALIA; July 1852 EL to Sydney (redirected to Goulburn) written by John Watsford at the Viwa Mission House to Viti Levu. Carried privately to Auckland with c.d.s. on face and Sydney Ship Letter d.s. with "3"(d) ship letter charge h.s. on front and re-rated '5'(d) to include the inland redirection. Contents inc. 'One poor fellow with his head smashed was dragged...to be eaten the other day.....these dark parts of the earth are full of habitues of cruelty'. Important content as to the challenges faced by the Church

    Estimate: £1500  Realised: £1100 ×

     



     

    Lot 2005

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY LOCAL LETTER TO THE AMERICAN CONSUL; 20 Feb. 1854 EL to J.B.Williams, Consul, Fejee Islands carried privately and without markings, written at Tui Levuka signed by locals Chiefs with 'X' marks and the signatures of European witnesses below.

    Estimate: £300
    Realised: £220

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2005

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY LOCAL LETTER TO THE AMERICAN CONSUL; 20 Feb. 1854 EL to J.B.Williams, Consul, Fejee Islands carried privately and without markings, written at Tui Levuka signed by locals Chiefs with 'X' marks and the signatures of European witnesses below.

    Estimate: £300  Realised: £220 ×

     



     

    Lot 2006

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - STAMPLESS LETTER SENT VIA SYDNEY; 29 Oct. 1858 unfranked EL to London, written by William Moore at Lythville Rewa and 'N.S.W' within three ovals h.s. on face alongside '6'(d) pre-paid ship letter rate with Sydney Ship letter and London Paid c.d.s. on front. Note: The British Consular P.O. opened in Levuka the month prior though no markings were in use at the time.

    Estimate: £750
    Realised: £550

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2006

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - STAMPLESS LETTER SENT VIA SYDNEY; 29 Oct. 1858 unfranked EL to London, written by William Moore at Lythville Rewa and 'N.S.W' within three ovals h.s. on face alongside '6'(d) pre-paid ship letter rate with Sydney Ship letter and London Paid c.d.s. on front. Note: The British Consular P.O. opened in Levuka the month prior though no markings were in use at the time.

    Estimate: £750  Realised: £550 ×

     



     

    Lot 2007

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY CORRESPONDENCE, MAPS, PHOTO ETC.; 1869-71 letters written locally to E.Vincent Sandilands (1847-71) one with env. but without markings, two early printed maps of Fiji, c1872 photo of the King of Fiji, piece of a receipt(?) with GPO Levuka c.d.s. of 6.11.1876, 1872/74 Fijian Govt. Debenture or Certificate of Indebtedness etc. (16 items)

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £110

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2007

    FIJI - PRE 1870 MAIL - EARLY CORRESPONDENCE, MAPS, PHOTO ETC.; 1869-71 letters written locally to E.Vincent Sandilands (1847-71) one with env. but without markings, two early printed maps of Fiji, c1872 photo of the King of Fiji, piece of a receipt(?) with GPO Levuka c.d.s. of 6.11.1876, 1872/74 Fijian Govt. Debenture or Certificate of Indebtedness etc. (16 items)

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £110 ×

     



     

    Lot 2008

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKING APPLIED IN FIJI; 12 Oct. 1870 env. (with contents, datelined at Port Morton - written by E.Vincent Sandilands [1847-71] to his father) to London franked NSW 6d Diadem tied by N.S.W in three concentric ovals and with Ship Letter Sydney c.d.s. on rear. Important and exceptionally rare stamped cover originating in Fiji. Note: A stock of N.S.W stamps was obtained in 1863 from the PMG in Sydney however mail was still transhipped and cancelled in Sydney

    Estimate: £3000
    Realised: £2600

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2008

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - NEW SOUTH WALES FRANKING APPLIED IN FIJI; 12 Oct. 1870 env. (with contents, datelined at Port Morton - written by E.Vincent Sandilands [1847-71] to his father) to London franked NSW 6d Diadem tied by N.S.W in three concentric ovals and with Ship Letter Sydney c.d.s. on rear. Important and exceptionally rare stamped cover originating in Fiji. Note: A stock of N.S.W stamps was obtained in 1863 from the PMG in Sydney however mail was still transhipped and cancelled in Sydney

    Estimate: £3000  Realised: £2600 ×

     



     

    Lot 2009

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - NEW SOUTH FRANKING ON LETTER ORIGINATING IN FIJI; 27 Sep. 1871 long env. (few faults and repairs) to England franked NSW marginal 1/- Diadem tied by Sydney duplex endorsed 'British Consulate Fiji & Tonga' at lower left and 'On Her Britannic Majestys Service' at top. Rear with Hythe/Kent arrival c.d.s. Probably unique double-weight letter with a NSW franking.

    Estimate: £2000
    Realised: £2400

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2009

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - NEW SOUTH FRANKING ON LETTER ORIGINATING IN FIJI; 27 Sep. 1871 long env. (few faults and repairs) to England franked NSW marginal 1/- Diadem tied by Sydney duplex endorsed 'British Consulate Fiji & Tonga' at lower left and 'On Her Britannic Majestys Service' at top. Rear with Hythe/Kent arrival c.d.s. Probably unique double-weight letter with a NSW franking.

    Estimate: £2000  Realised: £2400 ×

     



     

    Lot 2010

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SPECTACULAR 2c ON 1d FRANKING WITH SUVA MANUSCRIPT CANCEL; 26 Aug. 1872 env. (faults & a few repairs) to England franked 2c on 1d Blue (12 - two defective where over the edge of the env.) and tied to env. or each other by mss. 'Suva 26/8/72'. Rear with Levuka and Lincoln c.d.s. Presumably an additional 1d was paid in cash for the 25c 1 oz. rate as no 1c value existed. Major exhibition item. Sold for £2640 in April 1989

    Estimate: £5000
    Realised: £6500

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2010

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SPECTACULAR 2c ON 1d FRANKING WITH SUVA MANUSCRIPT CANCEL; 26 Aug. 1872 env. (faults & a few repairs) to England franked 2c on 1d Blue (12 - two defective where over the edge of the env.) and tied to env. or each other by mss. 'Suva 26/8/72'. Rear with Levuka and Lincoln c.d.s. Presumably an additional 1d was paid in cash for the 25c 1 oz. rate as no 1c value existed. Major exhibition item. Sold for £2640 in April 1989

    Estimate: £5000  Realised: £6500 ×

     



     

    Lot 2011

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - VERY RARE BA MANUSCRIPT CANCEL; Oct. 1872 part front franked 2c on 1d Blue (9) and with mss. cancels 'Ba, Oct 10th 1872 Ba Ba Ba/Ba Ba' one tied by part Levuka c.d.s. and apparently representing the treble (1½ oz.) rate of 18¾c, the fraction probably cash paid as impossible to frank and very unusual thus.

    Estimate: £500
    Realised: £360

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2011

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - VERY RARE BA MANUSCRIPT CANCEL; Oct. 1872 part front franked 2c on 1d Blue (9) and with mss. cancels 'Ba, Oct 10th 1872 Ba Ba Ba/Ba Ba' one tied by part Levuka c.d.s. and apparently representing the treble (1½ oz.) rate of 18¾c, the fraction probably cash paid as impossible to frank and very unusual thus.

    Estimate: £500  Realised: £360 ×

     



     

    Lot 2012

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SAVU SAVU BAY MANUSCRIPT CANCELS ON COVER; 4 June 1874 front and part back to London franked pair 12c on 6d tied by 'Savu Savu Bay' 4/6/74' mss. cancels with G.P.O Levuka c.d.s. alongside and two London arrival d.s. on rear. Rated '6'(d) on front as the franking apparently unrecognised until Fiji was ceded to Great Britain. Important exhibition item

    Estimate: £4000
    Realised: £5500

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2012

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SAVU SAVU BAY MANUSCRIPT CANCELS ON COVER; 4 June 1874 front and part back to London franked pair 12c on 6d tied by 'Savu Savu Bay' 4/6/74' mss. cancels with G.P.O Levuka c.d.s. alongside and two London arrival d.s. on rear. Rated '6'(d) on front as the franking apparently unrecognised until Fiji was ceded to Great Britain. Important exhibition item

    Estimate: £4000  Realised: £5500 ×

     



     

    Lot 2013

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - REMARKABLE FRANKING TO AUSTRIA; 14 Sep. 1875 env. (few stains removed) to Natagedl, Moravia (redirected to Czernahora) franked 12c on 6c VR and 2d on 6c on 3c VR tied to cover or each other by 'ray' cancels. Levuka c.d.s. on rear and London Paid transit d.s. on front. Extraordinary destination and a major exhibition item thus. Ex Robertson (1992) sold for £3000. Holcombe Cert. (1988)

    Estimate: £4000
    Realised: £5500

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2013

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - REMARKABLE FRANKING TO AUSTRIA; 14 Sep. 1875 env. (few stains removed) to Natagedl, Moravia (redirected to Czernahora) franked 12c on 6c VR and 2d on 6c on 3c VR tied to cover or each other by 'ray' cancels. Levuka c.d.s. on rear and London Paid transit d.s. on front. Extraordinary destination and a major exhibition item thus. Ex Robertson (1992) sold for £3000. Holcombe Cert. (1988)

    Estimate: £4000  Realised: £5500 ×

     



     

    Lot 2014

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - THE MAGNIFICENT "ECLIPSE OF THE MOON" COVER; 3 Oct. 1876 front (few faults) to England franked 6c on 3d VR (12 inc. three pairs - two showing combination of Roman & Gothic lettering) with mss. cancel 'Eclipse of the Moon - 10 3rd 1876" and sent from the expedition to view the Eclipse. Faint Levuka c.d.s. centrally placed and carried on the Zealandia to San Francisco. An exceptional exhibition item of the utmost importance. Ex T.V.Roberts and Robertson (1992) Sold for £3500

    Estimate: £5000
    Realised: £5500

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2014

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - THE MAGNIFICENT "ECLIPSE OF THE MOON" COVER; 3 Oct. 1876 front (few faults) to England franked 6c on 3d VR (12 inc. three pairs - two showing combination of Roman & Gothic lettering) with mss. cancel 'Eclipse of the Moon - 10 3rd 1876" and sent from the expedition to view the Eclipse. Faint Levuka c.d.s. centrally placed and carried on the Zealandia to San Francisco. An exceptional exhibition item of the utmost importance. Ex T.V.Roberts and Robertson (1992) Sold for £3500

    Estimate: £5000  Realised: £5500 ×

     



     

    Lot 2015

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SAVU SAVU MANUSCRIPT CANCEL ON PIECE; Fragment (toned) franked 2d on 3d VR (5 inc. two pairs) with 'Savu Savu/5 June 76' and with additional Levuka c.d.s. of 12.6.1876. Very rare manuscript cancel.

    Estimate: £300
    Realised: £320

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2015

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SAVU SAVU MANUSCRIPT CANCEL ON PIECE; Fragment (toned) franked 2d on 3d VR (5 inc. two pairs) with 'Savu Savu/5 June 76' and with additional Levuka c.d.s. of 12.6.1876. Very rare manuscript cancel.

    Estimate: £300  Realised: £320 ×

     



     

    Lot 2016

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SPECTACULAR FIJI/USA COMBINATION FRANKING; 10 May 1877 env. (light stains, slightly reduced at left) to California franked USA 3c banknote (few perf defects) & pair Fiji VR 6d all tied to cover or each other by Levuka c.d.s. San Francisco arrival c.d.s. and bold "5"(c) internal rate h.s. on front. Note: As Fiji was not yet a UPU member, the USA franking may have been an attempt to pay the internal US postage. Probably unique combination and an exceptional exhibition item

    Estimate: £7500
    Realised: £10000

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2016

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - SPECTACULAR FIJI/USA COMBINATION FRANKING; 10 May 1877 env. (light stains, slightly reduced at left) to California franked USA 3c banknote (few perf defects) & pair Fiji VR 6d all tied to cover or each other by Levuka c.d.s. San Francisco arrival c.d.s. and bold "5"(c) internal rate h.s. on front. Note: As Fiji was not yet a UPU member, the USA franking may have been an attempt to pay the internal US postage. Probably unique combination and an exceptional exhibition item

    Estimate: £7500  Realised: £10000 ×

     



     

    Lot 2017

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - VERY RARE LOCAL COVER WITH 2d ON 3d FRANKING; 20 Dec. 1877 env. (central crease, flap defective) to Nasova (Governor's Residence) franked 2d on 3d VR tied by rays cancel with Levuka c.d.s. alongside. Attractive. Ex Robertson (1992) Sold for £800

    Estimate: £2000
    Realised: £2400

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2017

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - VERY RARE LOCAL COVER WITH 2d ON 3d FRANKING; 20 Dec. 1877 env. (central crease, flap defective) to Nasova (Governor's Residence) franked 2d on 3d VR tied by rays cancel with Levuka c.d.s. alongside. Attractive. Ex Robertson (1992) Sold for £800

    Estimate: £2000  Realised: £2400 ×

     



     

    Lot 2018

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - EXCEPTIONAL MISSENT LOOSE LETTER; Dec. 1878 env. (minor blemishes) to Isle of Man franked VR 6d Carmine Rose (2) on wove paper tied by Melbourne 'killer' barred '1' numerals with framed "MIS-SENT TO/MELBOURNE - VICTORIA" and framed "LOOSE/SHIP LETTER" h.s. at top. Rear with Melbourne and Douglas c.d.s. Highly unusual example of missorted mail cancelled en route. Very important exhibition item.

    Estimate: £3000
    Realised: £7000

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2018

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - EXCEPTIONAL MISSENT LOOSE LETTER; Dec. 1878 env. (minor blemishes) to Isle of Man franked VR 6d Carmine Rose (2) on wove paper tied by Melbourne 'killer' barred '1' numerals with framed "MIS-SENT TO/MELBOURNE - VICTORIA" and framed "LOOSE/SHIP LETTER" h.s. at top. Rear with Melbourne and Douglas c.d.s. Highly unusual example of missorted mail cancelled en route. Very important exhibition item.

    Estimate: £3000  Realised: £7000 ×

     



     

    Lot 2019

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - OFFICIAL DOUBLE WEIGHT LETTER TO ENGLAND; 21 June 1879 unfranked OHMS long env. (creases, flap defective) to Leeds rated '1/-' at left with 'Surveyor Generals Office' in mss. at lower left and centrally placed Leeds arrival c.d.s. Rather uncommon official mail.

    Estimate: £500

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2019

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - OFFICIAL DOUBLE WEIGHT LETTER TO ENGLAND; 21 June 1879 unfranked OHMS long env. (creases, flap defective) to Leeds rated '1/-' at left with 'Surveyor Generals Office' in mss. at lower left and centrally placed Leeds arrival c.d.s. Rather uncommon official mail.

    Estimate: £500 ×

     



     

    Lot 2020

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - MAIL CARRIED IN THE NAVAL BAG TO ENGLAND; 3 Dec. 1879 env. (few tears at top and with H.M.S.Emerald imprint on rear flap) to England endorsed from 'Levuka/Fiji' at left and 'Via Melbourne and Brindisi' at top left. Carried by Admiralty bag to Melbourne and thence via Brindisi to London where franked 1d Red tied by London WC duplex and endorsed 'Over one oz' and red "D" with circle applied and charged '1'(d) on front. Very unusual postage due cover avoiding the conventional method of transmission.

    Estimate: £1200

    Tony Eastgate New Cal. & Fiji, Lot 2020

    FIJI - 1870s MAIL - MAIL CARRIED IN THE NAVAL BAG TO ENGLAND; 3 Dec. 1879 env. (few tears at top and with H.M.S.Emerald imprint on rear flap) to England endorsed from 'Levuka/Fiji' at left and 'Via Melbourne and Brindisi' at top left. Carried by Admiralty bag to Melbourne and thence via Brindisi to London where franked 1d Red tied by London WC duplex and endorsed 'Over one oz' and red "D" with circle applied and charged '1'(d) on front. Very unusual postage due cover avoiding the conventional method of transmission.

    Estimate: £1200 ×

 

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