Fiji Postal History - Postage Meters, Registration Labels, Machine Cancellations

Fiji Postal History

By John Dear (2015)

This publication combines the earlier monographs on these three subjects (originally published in 1979; 1980 and 1981), effectively three publications in one high quality up-to-date, profusely illustrated reference work, the result of much dedicated work by John Dear, who is to be congratulated on this formidable addition to the list of PISC publications.

The first section on Postage Meters in its own right occupies 120 pages. It is sub-divided into sections for each manufacturer, with each listed in ascending number order, fully illustrated in colour (with very few numbers unable to be located for illustration). Dates of use, with alternative slogans listed and illustrated, make this an ideal reference and the inclusion of a section containing photographs of the various machine types, together with a complete index of meter users adds to the appeal.

The second section dealing exclusively with Registration labels (not including registration handstamps) runs to 37 pages, with 10 different types of label identified and illustrated. Those offices using each type of label are listed with recorded dates of use, accompanied by a selection of full colour illustrations of some of the more exceptional items.

The final section dealing with Machine Cancellations runs to 61 pages, using the original 1981 study as its base with the slogan element, and the accompanying datestamps are listed and illustrated separately. Dates of use for each slogan, and each office using that slogan, have been updated to the current date, with a selection of typical covers being included. This comprehensive listing is completed with an index of individual slogans encountered.


  • Large Vermeil medal at London 2022, 2022
  • Vermeil medal at APBS York, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-899833-23-8
Size: A4, perfect bound and profusely illustrated throughout in colour
Pages: 234
Price: £21.00 colour (members), £26.00 colour (non-members) excl. P&P

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