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pbailey
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I have this cancel dated 5 May 1916 on a newspaper wrapper to a Mr A Bentley, HM Customs, Levuka. In his book the Postal History of Fiji, J G Rodger on page 52 refers to a Postage Paid mark which was in use for 21 months prior to the introduction of the farthing wrapper, yet it has still not been described or illustrated. Ross Duberal in his book the Postal Stationery of Fiji makes the same comment. Is this the missing cancel, which is listed in Campbell as Type PP/I, Rodger Fig 126, and Proud Type PD2? I would be interested to know if anyone has seen this cancel, whether on a wrapper or not , and the date of use.
2020-02-08 20:02
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jray
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Is your example a cds or a straight line, or boxed or what? It would be very helpful if you could supply a scan. The illustrations in Campbell and Rodger to which you refer appear to be identical, both being a cds. It seems unlikely that the mark mentioned by Rodger on page 52 of his 1911-1952 book and which he says has not been described or illustrated is the one which he illustrates as figure 126 in the same book.
2020-03-04 11:09
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pbailey
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The cancel on the newspaper wrapper is CDS POSTAGE PAID / GPO SUVA, the same as Rodger Fig 126 on page 175. Interesting that Rodger quotes exactly the same dates used as Campbell. Had Rodger seen this cancel or was he copying Campbell?
2020-03-07 20:01
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jray
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I strongly suspect that Gordon Rodger's source for the postmark was Campbell; his illustration and dates of use are the same as what Campbell had previously published.
2020-03-10 14:37
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