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As discussed in the thread I started earlier this week, here is part one of the pictorial listing of the Fiji Bird Stamp overprints (surcharges).

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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1 cent on 6 cents overprint type L

Scott # 1149 SG # F1316 Issue date 30 May 2007
spacing (mm) 3¾ Scott Price US$1.00 SG GBP £0.70


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1 cent on 6 cents INVERTED SURCHARGE

Scott # 1149v (Footnote) SG # F1316a
Scott Price US$90.00 SG GBP £60


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1 cent on 6 cents Surcharge double, one inverted

Scott # 1149v (Footnote) SG # F1316b
Scott Price US$150.00 SG GBP £75


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Error of value: 2 cents on 6 cents within sheet of 1 cent on 6 cents

Scott # 1149v Unlisted Variety SG # F1316c
R6C7 Value Error - 2 c/6c instead of 1c/6c
SG GBP £100


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There is also a single sheet of Scott #1149 recorded where R6C1 shows overprint omitted. That stamp is believed to be unique

SG F1316d - UNPRICED

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1 cent on 6 cents Overprint type s

Scott # 1150 SG F1317 Issue date 19 September 2007
spacing (mm) 3¾ Scott Price US$7.00 SG GBP £2.50
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Continuing ...

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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Scott # 1150v Unlisted Variety 1c/6c
R1C6 has "XX" not "xx"

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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Scott #1151 SG F1310 Released 03 April 2006 2c/1c Opt type s
spacing (mm) 4½ Scott Price US$4.00 SG GBP £2.50

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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Scott #1152 SG F1311 Released 13 November 2006 2c/1c
Opt type s (Slightly LARGER font) spacing (mm) 3¾ Scott Price US$2.00 SG GBP £2.50

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -
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Scott #1152c SG F1311a 2c/1c s R6 C7 1½mm gap between 2 and c
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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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Scott #1152v Unlisted Variety 2c/1c Type: s Gap (mm): 3¾ Surcharge shifted 25% upward

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Scott #1152v Variety mentioned in footnotes 2c/1c Type: s Gap (mm): 3¾ Surcharge shifted 50% upward

Scott Price US$ 50.00

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Scott #1152A SG F1312 Released July 2007 2c/1c Opt type L spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$200 SG CV GBP £130

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Scott #1152Ab SG F1313 Released 20 August 2008 2c/1c Opt type L spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$200.00 SG CV GBP £130

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n.b. There are two examples of the 3¾mm gap stamp in each 5mm gap sheet so the two different types exist se-tenant.

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lesbootman wrote:Continuing ...

Scott # 1150v Unlisted Variety 1c/6c
R1C6 has "XX" not "xx"
Not my area at all, but isn't the 'XX variety' shown in the top image exactly the same as the overprint in the lower image?

If so, the variety is only a variety when in pair XX+xx or xx+XX (or strip).

And having typed that I will now preview it and see if it makes sense! (It does :) )
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So don't tear up the block. :lol: The KGV 1d red tete-beche pair of Australia comes to mind--separated, they're a few bucks. Joined together, its a six-figure item. :shock:

Amazing that a fairly modern stamp, with a face value of 2cents morphs to $200 catalogue value. Who says there isn't money in stamps (assuming you're 'in the right place at the right time' to get hold of stock).
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Not my area at all, but isn't the 'XX variety' shown in the top image exactly the same as the overprint in the lower image?
Pretty much. One thing you soon notice with these issues is that the printers doing the overprinting (a small local firm in Fiji) found it awkward setting up the matrix for the overprints so that each stamp in the sheet got the overprint more or less in the right place. First attempts sometimes had the overprint in the wrong place (i.e. half way up the stamp) on the stamps from the bottom half of the sheet because they'd mis-judged the size of the gutter between rows 5 and 6.

Thus, they find a template that worked and adapt that. i.e. they wanted 1c overprints so they call up a template of 2c overprints and use the find and replace command to substitute 1c for 2c. That works fine except for the stamp that has a space between 2 and c.

Hey presto, you have the 2 c on 6c in the middle of a sheet of 1c on 6c stamps.

Further down the list (don't look right away because I have not done it yet) you will see that they wanted some more 1c stamps but were overprinting on the 23c original.

The printers called up the same matrix and produced a small number of sheets of 1c on 23c with 2 c on 23c in their midst. They noticed before they'd done too many and called up the corrected matrix for the rest.

Maybe you are starting to see what fascinates me (and quite a few other collectors) about these stamps.
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Amazing that a fairly modern stamp, with a face value of 2 cents morphs to $200 catalogue value.
You're quite right. The thing is that with some of these stamps, very few were produced. Because Fiji is not awash with stamp collectors sometimes the ones that are produced get used up before anyone spots them.

Further down the list (don't look right away because I have not included them in the thread yet), the catalogue prices go up to $500.00

If the scarcer varieties of Fiji overprints were Australian or GB stamps and those were available in such limited quantities as some of these are, then you'd add at least one zero onto those catalogue prices.
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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Continuing ...

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153 (SG F1318) issued 17 Feb 2007 3¾mm spacing cv $1.25 / £0.70

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153c (SG F1318b) constant variety R6/C7 space between 2 and c
cv $60.00 / £50.00

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott unlisted (SG F1319c) - overprint omitted R6/1 - unique? Unpriced in SG

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153a (SG F1319) issued 27 Feb 2007 5mm spacing cv $1.25 / £0.40

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153a - footnoted variety (SG F1319a) overprint inverted : cv $110.00 /£45.00

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153a - footnoted variety (SG F1319d) overprint double, one inverted
cv $150.00 / £100.00

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153a unlisted (SG F1319b) constant variety R1/C2, R1/C3 and R9/C4 3¾mm spacing in 5mm spacing sheet
SG CV £8.00 (pair with normal).

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Scott - unlisted variety - printed on gummed side (ink unstable)
SG F1319e CV GBP £60.00

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2 cents on 6 cents overprint

Scott 1153B (SG F1320) issued 19 Feb 2007 opt type: s (lower case "xx")
cv $500.00 / £1,380 (typo - should be £180)

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Continuing ...

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Scott # 1154 SG # F1314 Issue date 13 March 2006 3c/1c Opt type s
spacing (mm)4 CV US$1.25 / GBP £0.50

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Scott # 1154v (Footnote) SG F1314a 3c/1c Surcharge double, one inverted
CV US$300.00 / GBP £75.00

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Scott # 1155 SG F1315
Issue date 27 June 2006 4c/1c Opt type s
spacing (mm)4 CV US$1.50 / GBP £0.75

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Scott # 1155v (Footnote) SG F1315a
4c/1c R6 C7 1½mm gap between 4 and c
Scott Price US$50.00 / GBP £15.00


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Continuing ...

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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Scott # 1156 SG F1324
issue date 6 June 2007 4c/6c Opt type L
spacing (mm) 3¾ CV US$1.25 /GBP £0.70


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Scott # 1156a SG F1325
Issue date 19 February 2008 4c/6c Opt type L
spacing (mm)5 CV US$1.25 /GBP £0.50

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Scott # 1156av (Footnote) SG F1325a
4c/6c INVERTED SURCHARGE
CV US$90.00 / GBP £30.00

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1156av (Footnote) SG F1325b
4c/6c Surcharge double, one inverted
CV US$150.00 / GBP £50.00

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Continuing ...

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Unlisted Variety 4c/6c Surcharge shifted 25% upward

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4c/6c Surcharge shifted 50% upward

Scott # 1156av Footnote Variety CV $50.00

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Bryan Jones's book also reports a 4c/6c with the Surcharge shifted 75% upward. I've not got a picture of one of those available though.


Scott # 1156av Footnote Variety CV $50.00

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Unlisted constant Variety 4c/6c : stamps in positions R1/C2, R1/C3 and R9/C4 show 3¾mm spacing between c and XX in a 5mm spacing sheet

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6 cents on 6 cents

Scott # 1156B : SG F1327

Issue date February 2007 6c/6c Opt type s spacing (mm) 3.5

CV : Scott US$500.00 / SG GBP £200.00

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Continuing ...

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Scott # 1157 SG F1328
Issue date 8 June 2006 18c/6c Opt type s spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott CV US$6.50 / SG CV GBP £2.50

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Scott # 1157v (Footnote) 18c/6c with the Surcharge shifted 75% upward.
Scott Price US$50.00

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Scott # 1157v (Footnote) SG F1328b
18c/6c with the Surcharge double (type 1)
Scott CV US$130.00 / SG CV GBP £100.00

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Scott # 1157v (Footnote) SG F1328b
18c/6c with the Surcharge double (type 2)
Scott CV US$130.00 / SG CV GBP £100.00

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Scott unlisted / SG F1328a
18c/6c with the Surcharge double (type 3 - both 3¾mm spacing)
SG CV GBP £140.00

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Scott # 1158 SG F1329
Issue date 8 September 2006 18c/6c Opt type L spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott CV US$11.00 / SG CV GBP £4.00

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Scott # 1158v Footnote Variety SG F1330b
18c/6c spacing (mm) 1.5 Surcharge double
Scott CV US$150.00 / SG CV GBP £100.00

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Scott # 1158a / SG F1330
Issue date August 2007 18c/6c Opt type L spacing (mm) 4
Scott CV US$22.00 / SG CV GBP £10.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps

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Scott # 1159 SG F1331
Issue date 19 January 2007 20c/6c Opt type s spacing (mm) 2½
Scott CV US$6.50 / SG CV GBP £1.00

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20c/6c : Variety - inverted Surcharge
Scott # 1159v (Footnote) / SG F1331a
Scott CV US$110.00 / SG CV GBP £50.00

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Scott # 1159a SG F1332
Issue date January 2007 20c/6c Opt type s spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott CV US$14.50 / SG CV GBP £2.50

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Scott # 1160 SG F1333
Issue date 8 March 2007 20c/6c Opt type L spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott CV US$30.00 / SG CV GBP £15.00

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Scott # 1160a SG F1334
Issue date 12 April 2008 20c/6c Opt type L spacing (mm) 1.5
Scott CV US$60.00 / SG CV GBP £10.00

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Scott # 1160a Footnote Variety SG F1334a
20c/6c spacing (mm) 1.5 Surcharge double
Scott CV US$150.00 / SG CV GBP £175.00

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Notes on this series of postings.

1. I am listing the stamps in the sequence they appear in the Scott catalog (and for the stamps that aren't listed I'm fitting them in where I think most appropriate)

2. I'm prone to making mistakes - if anyone spots an obvious one please let me know.

3. key to overprint types:

s Original value obliterated by 2 small x's (xx)
L Original value obliterated by 2 LARGE X's (XX)
T Original value obliterated by 3 small x's (xxx)
* 1 Original value obliterated by 3 LARGE X's (XXX)
* 2 Original value obliterated by 3 small x's (xxx), larger 20
* 3 Original value obliterated by 3 small x's (xxx), smaller 20
---- (8mm) Original value obliterated by single line 8mm long
= Original value obliterated by single "=" sign
== Original value obliterated by double "==" sign

Catalogue numbers quoted from:
Scott C-F 2013 catalog
SG Commonwealth West Pacific 2009 catalogue

Ref: Scott 1157 varieties (1) & (2). The 18c on 6c overprint double exists in two forms. The spacing on the overprints is different, on one variety the narrow overprint is at the top, on the other variety the wide overprint is at the top.

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N.B. Posts have been edited in 2017 to revise picture files. Catalogue references and CV's updated too:

Scott C-F 2018 catalog and SG Commonwealth West Pacific catalogue 4th edition (both published 2017)
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Excellent Les.
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Just found the Scots list.

Now to check off what i have

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Keep up the good work Les as I have most of them but not the scott numbers. As to the 2c error on the 23c, I have it in a block of nine. It has 3 stamps above the gutter and 6 below. The 2c is the middle stamp immediately below the gutter. Any ideas what it is worth in the block.
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Scott 1191 - SG F1336
Issue date 22 August 2008 - 1c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$1.50 SG GBP £1.00

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Scott 1191b - SG 1336b - variety - Issue date 22 August 2008 - 1c on 13c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 3¾ (variety narrow space occurs twice in each sheet in positions R1C3 and R9C9)
Scott Price US$50.00 SG GBP £30.00

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Scott 1191 FOOTNOTE - SG 1336a - 1c on 13c Overprint type L
Variety showing overprint double, one inverted
Scott Price US$150.00 SG GBP £50.00

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Scott 1191 FOOTNOTE - SG 1336c - 1c on 13c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 5 showing overprint double, one inverted - the inverted overprint being type t - three small xxx.
Scott Price US$175.00 SG GBP £100.00

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Update:

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An unlisted (by Scott) variety of Scott 1191 : SG F1336d
Issue date 22 August 2008 - 1c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 3¾
SG CV GBP £30.00

The standard spacing between c and XX for Scott 1191 is 5mm. The 3¾mm spacing variety of this stamp was thought to occur just twice in each sheet. However, an eagle eyed philatelist in Germany discovered a strip of 3¾ in his collection, all of which had the 3¾mm spacing. Subsequent research suggests that a small number of sheets of the 1c on 13c exist with the 3¾mm spacing on all stamps in the sheet. The block pictured comes from one of these sheets.

The initial discovery was reported on the PISC forum.

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manamegm wrote:Keep up the good work Les as I have most of them but not the scott numbers. As to the 2c error on the 23c, I have it in a block of nine. It has 3 stamps above the gutter and 6 below. The 2c is the middle stamp immediately below the gutter. Any ideas what it is worth in the block.
PS> it is not for sale
Thanks
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Yes, I have a block as well. There cannot be too many.
Was this the case, from memory, where there was a conference in one of the large hotels and after rate increases the extra stamp was needed for conference letters back to the USA so a call was made for supplies that would enable existing stamps from the hotel to be used. When the error was discovered, many keen locals thought it best to remove the stamp with the hope of a quick profit.
Hence very few block available, even pairs. Perhaps someone can expand upon this.
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Was this the case, from memory, where there was a conference in one of the large hotels and after rate increases the extra stamp was needed for conference letters back to the USA so a call was made for supplies that would enable existing stamps from the hotel to be used. When the error was discovered, many keen locals thought it best to remove the stamp with the hope of a quick profit.
Hence very few block available, even pairs. Perhaps someone can expand upon this.

Hi Tony,

I think the stamp you are thinking of (the one that was issued to meet the hotel group's mailshot requirement) was the 3c on 23c - Scott1218. There were 99 of the 3c on 23c stamps and one c on 23c (missing the 3!) in the sheet of 100.

I seem to recall selling you a block which including the missing "3" stamp back in 2009 or 2010.

There is a full write up of that particular stamp in the book "Fiji - The 2006-9 Definitive Overprints (The First Four Years) By Bryan A. Jones (2010) published by and available from PISC.

http://www.pisc.org.uk/pisc-publications.html

I respect the time and effort Bryan put in to researching and writing that book and have no wish to do or to write anything to devalue his work or which may be construed as plagiarism.

The stamps I am listing in this thread include many that are mentioned in Bryan's book plus some that have come to light since the book was published and some which have been issued since then.

I've not got as far as Scott 1218 yet so everyone else will have to wait for that.
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Scott 1191A - SG F1346
Issue date 18 December 2008 - 1c on 23c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$1.00 - SG CV GBP £1.00

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Scott 1191A variety mentioned in a footnote - SG F1346b
1c on 23c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 3¾ - variety : inverted Surcharge
Scott Price US$160.00 - SG CV GBP £100.00

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Scott 1191A variety mentioned in a footnote - SG F1346a
2 c on 23c appears in sheet of 1c on 23c stamps in sheet position row 6 column 7
Scott Price US$100.00 - SG CV GBP £100.00

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Scott 1191Ab - SG F1347
Issue date 23 January 2009 - 1c on 23c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$1.00 SG GBP £1.00

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Scott 1191C - SG F1322
Issue date 19 February 2007 - 2c on 6c Overprint type = spacing (mm) 4
Scott Price US$175.00 SG GBP £110.00

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Scott 1192 - SG F1323 (N.B. SG do not differentiate between spacings for stamps with "==" obliterator)
Issue date 19 February 2007 2c on 6c Overprint type == spacing (mm) 4
Scott Price US$175.00 SG GBP £110.00

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Scott 1192 - SG F1323 - 2c on 6c Overprint type ==

Listed varieties:

Scott 1192 : 2c on 6c Overprint type == spacing between "c" and "==" 2mm : CV US$175.00
Scott 1192c : 2c on 6c Overprint type == spacing between "c" and "==" 2½mm : CV US$400.00
Scott 1192d : 2c on 6c Overprint type == spacing between "c" and "==" 4mm : CV US$325.00

Scott 1192 footnote : 2c on 6c Overprint type = == (3 double bars): CV US$500.00
Scott 1192 footnote : 2c on 6c Overprint type ==== (4 double bars) : CV US$500.00
Scott 1192 footnote : 2c on 6c Overprint type obliterator "==" omitted : CV US$750.00

SG F1323 2c on 6c (surcharge type VI = obliterator comprising two equals signs "==") : CV GBP £110.00

Both Scott 1191C (SG F1322) and Scott 1192 (SG F1323) were trial printings, produced in very small quantities (probably only one or two sheets of each), experimenting with different overprint settings available.

After deciding not to use these particular overprint settings Post Fiji released the trial printings for postal use, on the basis that they were perfectly suitable to serve as 2 cent stamps.

The == overprint setting used on Scott 1192 was not uniform over the sheet. Thus varieties exist within the sheet showing two different spacings between "c" and "==" as well as "= ==", "= =", "====" and one example (row 2 column 1) with no = signs at all, just 2c ! The block pictured illustrates some of these varieties.
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lesbootman wrote:
Was this the case, from memory, where there was a conference in one of the large hotels and after rate increases the extra stamp was needed for conference letters back to the USA so a call was made for supplies that would enable existing stamps from the hotel to be used. When the error was discovered, many keen locals thought it best to remove the stamp with the hope of a quick profit.
Hence very few block available, even pairs. Perhaps someone can expand upon this.

Hi Tony,

I think the stamp you are thinking of (the one that was issued to meet the hotel group's mailshot requirement) was the 3c on 23c - Scott1218. There were 99 of the 3c on 23c stamps and one c on 23c (missing the 3!) in the sheet of 100.

I seem to recall selling you a block which including the missing "3" stamp back in 2009 or 2010.

There is a full write up of that particular stamp in the book "Fiji - The 2006-9 Definitive Overprints (The First Four Years) By Bryan A. Jones (2010) published by and available from PISC.

http://www.pisc.org.uk/pisc-publications.html

I respect the time and effort Bryan put in to researching and writing that book and have no wish to do or to write anything to devalue his work or which may be construed as plagiarism.

The stamps I am listing in this thread include many that are mentioned in Bryan's book plus some that have come to light since the book was published and some which have been issued since then.

I've not got as far as Scott 1218 yet so everyone else will have to wait for that.
Yes you are right Les - that is the one.
I did indeed get one of these blocks from you. Wonder how many survived as blocks?
Hope you have kept one yourself.

Your list is interesting. I was only missing 1 or 2 of the lower mid range ones up to the 31¢ overprints. There are still several omissions from Scott. A pity they do not list some of the basic varieties as SG does.
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A pity they do not list some of the basic varieties as SG does
It may be I've missed some off my Scott list but I am not aware of any of the basic overprints that are listed by SG which are not listed in Scott. It is SG that has the catching up to do but they haven't published their West Pacific since 2009 and they have not attempted to update their listings in SOTW published subsequent to 2009.

Some of the overprint stamp varieties arise as a result of misfeeds in the printing process which leads to skewing - producing dramatic effects.

Those would not qualify for catalogue status so I would not include them in my basic list, although I will try (if I ever finish the basic listings) to include some pictures and comments on them.
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lesbootman wrote:
A pity they do not list some of the basic varieties as SG does
It may be I've missed some off my Scott list but I am not aware of any of the basic overprints that are listed by SG which are not listed in Scott. It is SG that has the catching up to do but they haven't published their West Pacific since 2009 and they have not attempted to update their listings in SOTW published subsequent to 2009.

Some of the overprint stamp varieties arise as a result of misfeeds in the printing process which leads to skewing - producing dramatic effects.

Those would not qualify for catalogue status so I would not include them in my basic list, although I will try (if I ever finish the basic listings) to include some pictures and comments on them.
Yes I thought there were a few that should have been in the Scott. I will come back to these when I can do a recheck.

I liked how some lists of SG that I saw had some of the consistent varieties [spacings etc and there have been a few different sheets/values with one value wrong]. These were what I was referring to.
Looks like I have missed the inverted '=='s etc

Yes the Jones book is essential reading for anyone interested in these issues.

Will you be covering/illustrating the 'interesting' FDCs that were also produced.

… or even some of the covers that have some of the errors used as postage?

So many interesting aspects.

Again good work

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lesbootman wrote:Continuing ...


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Scott 1191Ab - SG 1310e - Issue date 23 January 2009 - 1c on 23c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 5 Scott Price US$1.00

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Scott 1191C - SG 1310ic - Issue date 19 February 2007 - 2c on 6c Overprint type =
spacing (mm) 4 Scott Price US$175.00

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Scott 1192 - SG 1310id - Issue date 19 February 2007 - 2c on 6c Overprint type ==
spacing (mm) 4 Scott Price US$175.00

To be continued .....

I've a suggestion for your next postings.

When the viewer is scrolling through any second or subsequent stamp in a posting, currently it's easy for one to lose a sense of connection between the text and the referenced stamp.

It would be prudent to insert some form of characters (in bold) such as '---------' or '.........' between each set of stamps and their applicable text. The viewer will then be able to scroll through any post without having to try to remember what text refers to a particular stamp e.g. the stamp above or below.

I've edited your previous post to illustrate my suggestion.
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Will you be covering/illustrating the 'interesting' FDCs that were also produced.

… or even some of the covers that have some of the errors used as postage?
.... Where I said it may be Christmas before I had got to the end of my listings, I was hoping it would be Christmas 2012 ...

Maybe not! :D :D :D
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I've a suggestion for your next postings.

When the viewer is scrolling through any second or subsequent stamp in a posting, currently it's easy for one to lose a sense of connection between the text and the referenced stamp.

It would be prudent to insert some form of characters (in bold) such as '---------' or '.........' between each set of stamps and their applicable text. The viewer will then be able to scroll through any post without having to try to remember what text refers to a particular stamp e.g. the stamp above or below.

I've edited your previous post to illustrate my suggestion.
I'm a simple guy. I like to keep things simple. I would have thought that putting the brief text description underneath each picture was easy enough for people to follow.

The format that I am using now was one that was recommended to me by someone in authority anyway.

When it comes down to it, I'm wondering why I am devoting so much of my time doing this listing ... it is not for my benefit because I already have the information!

As it happens I'm going to pretty busy elsewhere for most of the next week or two so it may be a while before I get opportunity to continue.

Don't worry though ... I'll be back :D
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It's only simple if:

1. You're the poster
2. There is only one stamp with one set of text.

Any more stamps and text and the user will lose track scrolling back and forth.

Is this thread only for your benefit or should you also consider the end user? It's not difficult to clip and paste a set of text.
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OK, so now I'm wondering if I would be better re-starting this thread on the PISC forum rather than continuing with it here? One advantage of that is that I get opportunity to edit the postings after I've sent them, another is that it might flow better.

I'll have a think about it over the next couple of weeks.

If anyone else has the details of the stamps issued and pictures to match perhaps they'd like to carry on with this thread whilst I am occupied elsewhere for the next couple of weeks.

I'll have a look at the suggestions for formatting already made and any subsequent comments before I start again, whether it is here or on the PISC forum.
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I've not given up on the listing, I've returned from my holiday (vacation) now and when I get back in tune with "normality" I'll carry on the postings as and when time allows.
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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

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Scott 1192A - SG F1321
Issue date 19 February 2007 - 2c on 6c Overprint ------ (8mm long line) spacing (mm) 2
Scott Price US$175.00 SG GBP £110.00


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Unlisted variety - Issue date 19 February 2007 - 2c on 6c Overprint ------ (extended line)
spacing (mm) 2

The stamp with the extended line occurs within the same sheet as the standard 8mm long line stamps.


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Scott 1193 - SG F1339 - Issue date 20 August 2008 - 2c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$1.25 SG GBP £1.00

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Scott 1193a - SG F1339b - 2c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 3¾ - the narrow spacing variety occurs twice within each sheet of normal 5mm spacing stamps at sheet positions R1/3 and R9/9.
Scott Price US$30.00 SG GBP £30.00

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Scott 1193 - (Footnote) - SG F1339a
2c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5 - variety overprint double (one inverted)
Scott Price US$150.00 SG GBP £100.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1193 - (Unlisted variety) - 2c on 13c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 5 - variety overprint double (one inverted)

No picture available but because of the overprint matrix layout there will be two of these stamps with the 3¾mm gap on the correctly aligned overprint and two more with the 3¾mm gap on the inverted overprint.


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1193 - (Footnote ) - SG F1339c - 2c on 13c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 5 - variety overprint double (one inverted). The correctly aligned overprint is type L but the inverted overprint is the type T (three small xxx)
Scott Price US$175.00 SG GBP £100.00

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Once again due to the overprint matrix layout there will be at least two of these stamps with the 4mm gap on the correctly aligned overprint and at least two more with the narrower spacing on the inverted overprint.


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Scott 1193 - (Footnote ) - SG F1339d - 2c on 13c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 5 - this variety shows a full stop after the "c" of 2c
Scott Price US$500.00 SG GBP £100.00

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Scott 1194 - SG F1342 - Issue date 20 August 2008 - 4c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$1.25 SG GBP £1.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1194a - SG F1342b - 4c on 13c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 3¾ - the narrow spacing variety occurs in sheet positions R1/3 and R9/9 within each sheet of normal 5mm spacing stamps.
Scott Price US$30.00 SG GBP £20.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1194 - (Footnote) SG F1342a
4c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5 - variety overprint double (one inverted) -
Scott Price US$2000.00 SG GBP £70.00


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

(Unlisted variety) - 4c on 13c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5 - variety overprint double (one inverted)

Because of the overprint matrix layout there will be two of these stamps with the 3¾mm gap on the correctly aligned overprint and two more with the 3¾mm gap on the inverted overprint.


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Scott ???? - (Unlisted variety) SG F1342d
4c on 18c Overprint type L spacing (mm) 5 - overprint inverted
SG GBP £100.00

This stamp only exists with overprint inverted, because the design of the 13c and 18c stamps was the same it is assumed that one sheet of 18c stamps got mixed in with a batch of 13c stamps sent for overprinting.

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No picture available but two of these 4c on 18c stamps must exist with the narrower 4mm overprint (overprint matrix positions R1/3 and R9/9)

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Scott 1195 - SG F1335 - Issue date 28 April 2008 - 20c on 6c Overprint type T spacing (mm) 1.5
Scott Price US$100.00 SG GBP £65.00

Only a small number of sheets of this stamp were produced when some 6c sheets were mixed in with the sheets of 23c stamps sent for overprinting. Most of the stamps so produced were distributed to post offices and used for postage so surviving examples are scarce.

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Scott 1195b - SG F1335a - Issue date 28 April 2008 - 20c on 6c Overprint type T spacing (mm) 0 the overprint on the stamp in sheet position R7C10 reads "20cxxx" - there is no gap between "20c" and "xxx".
Scott Price US$500.00 SG GBP £ unpriced

This is a particularly scarce variety.

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Scott 1195A - SG F1367
Issued April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *1 (three large XXX's) spacing (mm) 1½
Scott Price US$400.00 : SG GBP £150.00


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Scott 1195A - Issued April 2008 - (Footnote variety) - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *1 (three large XXX's)
Variety : surcharge misplaced upwards 75% : Scott Price US$300.00

The matrix used for this trial print had the overprints correctly aligned for the top five rows but the overprint on the stamps from the bottom half of the sheet was misaligned downwards due to incorrect allowance for the gutter. This meatt that the stamps on row 6 did not receive the overprint and rows 7 to 10 inclusive had the overprint near the top of the stamp instead of at the bottom.


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Scott 1196 - SG F1361 - Issued April 2008
20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's) spacing (mm) 1½
Scott Price US$2.00 : SG GBP £1.00

n.b. Illustration shows block comprising 8 examples of Scott#1196 and one example of #1196a

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Scott 1196 - (Footnote) - SG F1361a - Issued April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3
(smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's) spacing (mm) 1½ - Variety : Surcharge inverted
Scott Price US$90.00


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Scott 1196 - (Footnote) - SG F1361b - Issued April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's) spacing (mm) 1½ - Variety : Surcharge on gummed side only :
Scott Price US$150.00 : SG GBP £100.00


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -
Unlisted - Issued April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's)
spacing (mm) 0 - Variety : Surcharge on gummed side only : Scott Price US$150.00

No picture available but because of the overprint matrix layout there will be at least one of these stamps with the no gap constant variety from R7C10.


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1196 - (Footnote) - Issued April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's)
spacing (mm) 1½ - Variety : overprint shifted half way up the stamp : Scott Price US$70.00

No picture on this one - I'm not sure about the catalogue status. Due to production problems the 20c on 23c exists with the overprint in a variety of positions on the stamp, some horizontal and many skewed at various angles. However, these varieties came about due to misfeeds and mechanical problems with the printer. I do not think they are constant varieties but of course I may very well be be wrong.

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Variety : overprint shifted half way up the stamp

Again, no picture available but due to the overprint matrix layout there will be at least one of these stamps with the no gap constant variety from R7C10.


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Scott 1196 - (Footnote) - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's)
spacing (mm) 1½ - Variety : Surcharge double
Scott Price US$150.00

Two different examples pictured, illustrating the problems the printers were experiencing with accurate positioning of the overprint due to technical issues at the printers.


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1196 - (Footnote) - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's)
spacing (mm) 1½ - Variety : Surcharge double, one inverted
Scott Price US$150.00


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Scott 1196a - SG F1361b - Issued April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's) spacing (mm) 0 - Variety : no gap between "c" and "xxx"
Scott Price US$35.00 : SG GBP £15.00


This is a constant variety occurring at sheet position R7C10

Illustration shows block comprising 8 examples of #1196 and one example of #1196a

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Scott 1196a - (variety) - 20c on 23c Overprint type T *3 (smaller figure 20 and three small xxx's)

spacing (mm) 0 - Variety : no gap between "c" and "xxx"

The constant variety <<< no gap between "c" and "xxx" >>> occurring at sheet position R7C10 will also appear on the inverted overprints, the double overprints and the double overprints, one of which is inverted.

I'm afraid I don't have pictures of any of those at the moment.

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Scott 1197 - SG F1365
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 1.5
Scott Price US$200.00 : SG GBP £45.00


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Unlisted variety - Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 1.5

Variety: overprint at top of stamp. This occurred on rows 7 to 10 of one sheet which used the same overprint matrix as Scott 1195A but with "XX" instead of "XXX". I do not have a picture but the layout is similar to the vertical gutter strip of 3 of 1195A illustrated in the previous post. A picture of this variety appears in Bryan Jones' book but Bryan has had to work from a photocopy.

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Unlisted variety - Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L
spacing (mm) 0

This stamp is believed to be unique. I understand that it is currently in the possession of a collector in the USA. It arose when one sheet of 23c originals was overprinted using the overprint matrix illustrated on page 117 of Bryan Jones' book. Just one position (out of 100) has the no gap error.

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Scott 1197a - SG F1364
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott Price US$80.00 : SG GBP £30.00



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SG F1366a (Unlisted by Scott )
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 2.5 - Variety : Wrong denomination the stamp in sheet position R1C3 is a 1c value, not a 20c.

SG GBP £100.00

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Scott 1197d - SG F1365b
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 3
Scott Price US$100.00 : SG GBP £100.00

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Scott 1197e
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$80.00

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Scott 1197f - - SG F1366
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type L - spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$175.00 : SG GBP £100.00


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Scott 1197B - SG F1362
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type T2 (overprint consists of larger font "20" and small "xxx")
spacing (mm) 1.5
Scott Price US$35.00 : SG GBP £15.00


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Scott 1197B (variety) - mentioned as footnote in Scott - SG F1362a
20c on 23c Overprint type T2 (overprint consists of larger font "20" and small "xxx") spacing (mm) 1.5 - Variety - surcharge inverted
Scott Price US$150.00 : SG GBP £100.00


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Scott 1197Ba - SG F1362b
20c on 23c Overprint type T2 (overprint consists of larger font "20" and small "xxx") spacing (mm) 0 - no gap between "c" and "xxx"
Scott Price US$100.00 : SG GBP £30.00


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(Unlisted variety) - 20c on 23c Overprint type T2 (overprint consists of larger font "20" and small "xxx")

spacing (mm) varies

As can be seen from the picture, there is some variation in spacing between "c" and "xxx" on some of the stamps in column 1. The illustration shows this on the inverted overprint but some sheets of the correctly positioned overprint also show this same variation, resulting in stamps with gaps of approx. 2.5mm and approx. 4mm.


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Scott 1197C - SG F1363
Issue date April 2008 - 20c on 23c Overprint type "==" (trial obliterator) - spacing (mm) 1
Scott Price US$175.00 : SG GBP £75.00


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Scott 1197C (variety) - mentioned as footnote in Scott - SG F1363a
20c on 23c Overprint "==" (trial obliterator) - spacing (mm) 1 - Variety - surcharge inverted -
Scott Price US$350.00 : SG GBP £75.00


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Unlisted variety
20c on 23c Overprint type "==" (trial obliterator) spacing (mm) 0 - no gap between "c" and "=="

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Unlisted by Scott - SG F1363b
20c on 23c Overprint type "==" (trial obliterator) spacing (mm) : varies
SG don't give a price for this variety which occurs on both upright and inverted overprints

As illustrated by the picture which shows "=_=" instead of "==" on the top left stamp in the block, there are some different obliterators on some of the stamps within the sheet. This overprint matrix was prepared as a trial and does not seem to have been done uniformly (this comment applies to both the upright and also to the inverted overprints. A number of such varieties are also recorded amongst the varieties of Scott 1192 (the 2c on 6c with "==" obliterator).

The illustration shows this particular surcharge on an inverted example.

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An excellent resource.

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Scott 1214 - SG F1337
Issue date 10 March 2009 - 1c on 13c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4
Scott Price US$40.00 : SG GBP £15.00


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Scott 1214a - 1c on 13c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrower gap between "c" and "xxx" occurring in sheet positions R1C3 and R9C9

Scott Price US$75.00

No picture for this one - sorry.


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Scott 1215 - SG F1348
Issue date 10 March 2009 - 1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4
Scott Price US$1.25 : SG GBP £1.00


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Scott 1215b - SG F1348b
1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrower gap between "c" and "xxx" occurring in sheet positions R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$30.00 : SG GBP £30.00

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Scott 1215 (Footnote variety) - SG F1348a
1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4 : Variety - surcharge inverted
Scott Price US$90.00 : SG GBP £40.00


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Unlisted variety
1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - surcharge inverted combined with narrower gap between "c" and "xxx" occurring in sheet positions R2C2 and R10C8

No picture available currently for this variety but it must exist.

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Scott 1215A - SG F1349
Issue date 5 August 2010 - 1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott Price US$1.00 : SG GBP £0.70


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Scott 1215A (footnote variety) - SG F1349a
1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - surcharge inverted
Scott Price US$90.00 : SG GBP £50.00


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Scott 1215A (footnote variety) - SG F1349b
1c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - "xx" instead of "xxx"
Scott Price US$200.00 : SG GBP £140.00

This overprint was prepared using the 20c overprint matrix as a template. In correcting the no gap error at sheet position R7C10 the printer inserted a space but deleted one "x" in so doing. A small number (between 20 and 30 according to unofficial sources in Fiji) of each of the 1c, 2c and 3c on 23c sheets were run off and checked. The error was spotted and corrected before printing continued.


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Scott 1216A - SG F1340
Issue date 30 March 2009 - 2c on 13c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$40.00 : SG GBP £15.00

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Scott 1216B - SG F1353
2c on 23c Overprint Single horizontal line (8mm long) - spacing (mm) 2 : Trial issue released for postal use :
Scott Price $175.00 : SG GBP £120.00


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Scott 1216 - SG F1319f
Issue date March 2009 ??? - 2c on 6c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$100.00 : SG GBP £30.00
Recent discovery


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Scott 1193B - SG F1352
Scott : Unlisted - Issue date March 2009 ??? - 2c on 23c Overprint type L (2 upper case x's "XX") - spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$125.00 : SG GBP £40.00

Recent discovery


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Scott 1217 - SG F1350
Issue date 30 March 2009 - 2c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$20.00 : SG GBP £10.00


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Scott 1217b - SG F1350a
2c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrow spacing occurring R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$30.00 : SG GBP £50.00


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Scott 1217A - SG F1351
Issue date 5 August 2010 - 2c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott Price US$1.00 : SG GBP £0.50


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Scott 1217A (Footnote variety) - SG F1351a
2c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - surcharge inverted
Scott Price US$90.00 : SG GBP £100.00


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Scott 1217A (Footnote variety) - SG F1351b
2c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - "xx" instead of "xxx"
Scott Price US$200.00 : SG GBP £140.00

This overprint was prepared using the 20c overprint matrix as a template. In correcting the no gap error at sheet position R7C10 the printer inserted a space but deleted one "x" in so doing. A small number (between 20 and 30 according to unofficial sources in Fiji) of each of the 1c, 2c and 3c on 23c sheets were run off and checked. The error was spotted and corrected before printing continued.


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Scott 1218 - SG F1354
Issue date 27 August 2009 - 3c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$40.00 : SG GBP £20.00


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Scott 1218 (variety mentioned in Scott catalog footnote) - SG F1354a
3c on 13c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - Variety - Numeral 3 omitted.

Scott provide three prices for this variety:
for the stamp with 3 omitted but with cut perforations : $100.00
for the stamp with 3 omitted and with good perforations : $300.00
for the stamp with 3 omitted and with good perforations in pair with normal : $350.00
SG GBP £140.00

Bryan Jones' book tells the fascinating story of this particular stamp, and explains why some of the examples available have cut perforations.



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Scott 1218b - SG F1354b
3c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrow spacing occurring R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$90.00 SG GBP £50.00


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Scott 1218A - SG F1355
Issue date 5 August 2010 - 3c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott Price US$1.00 : SG GBP £0.80


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Scott 1218A (Footnote variety) - SG F1355c
3c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - "xx" instead of "xxx"
Scott Price US$200.00 SG GBP £140.00


This overprint was prepared using the 20c overprint matrix as a template. In correcting the no gap error at sheet position R7C10 the printer inserted a space but deleted one "x" in so doing. A small number (between 20 and 30 according to unofficial sources in Fiji) of each of the 1c, 2c and 3c on 23c sheets were run off and checked. The error was spotted and corrected before printing continued.


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Scott 1219 - SG F1326
Issue date 10 March 2009 - 4c on 6c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$70.00 : SG GBP £45.00


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Scott 1219a - SG F1326a
4c on 6c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrow spacing occurring R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$100.00 : SG GBP £140.00

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Scott 1219 (Footnote variety) - SG F1326b
4c on 6c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4 Variety : overprint inverted
Scott Price US$200.00 : SG GBP £100.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1219 (footnote variety) - 4c on 6c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx")
spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - overprint inverted plus narrow spacing occurring R10C8 and R2C2
Scott Price US$200.00

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Scott 1220 - SG F1343
Issue date 10 March 2009 - 4c on 13c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$40.00 : SG GBP £15.00


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Scott 1220a (Unlisted in SG)
4c on 13c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrow spacing occurring R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$75.00

Picture Credit : Thanks Matt for the picture on this one

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Scott 1221 - SG F1358 Issue date 10 March 2009 - 4c on 23c Overprint type L (2 large "XX") - spacing (mm) 5
Scott Price US$90.00 : SG GBP £45.00

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Scott 1222 - SG F1356
Issue date 10 March 2009 - 4c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$1.50 : SG GBP £1.00

<<<< n.b. the picture includes an example of the narrow gap stamp (middle stamp on top row) together with regular 3¾mm gap stamps. >>>>


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1222b - SG F1356b
4c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrow spacing occurring R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$40.00 : SG GBP £20.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1222 (Footnote variety) - SG F1356a
4c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4 Variety : overprint inverted
Scott Price US$90.00 : SG GBP £50.00

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Unlisted variety
4c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - overprint inverted plus narrow spacing occurring R10C8 and R2C2

Sorry : no picture on this one

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1222A - SG F1357
Issue date 3 August 2010 - 4c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott Price US$1.00 : SG GBP £0.80


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Scott 1222A (Footnote variety) - SG F1357b
4c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - overprint double on stamps above gutter (rows 1 to 5 inclusive)
Scott Price US$150.00 : SG GBP £140.00


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Re: FIJI Bird Overprint stamps from 2006 : A PICTORIAL LISTI

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Les,
Here's an example of the 4c on 13c "xxx" 4mm with R1/3 showing 2.5mm spacing.

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Scott 1223 - SG F1359
Issue date 8 July 2009 - 5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 3¾
Scott Price US$1.50 : SG GBP £0.80


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Scott 1223 - SG F1359
5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Narrow spacing occurring R1C3 and R9C9
Scott Price US$30.00 : SG GBP £15.00

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Scott 1223 (footnote) - 5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx")

Scott list a variety of this stamp with the overprint misplaced upwards by 50% and price it at $60.00.

Such misplaced surcharges are found on many of the overprints and occur as a result of misfeeds etc. during the printing process. They are not constant varieties and thus catalogue status (even as a footnote) must be called into question.

No picture is available of Scott #1223 with surcharge uplifted but these pictures illustrate similar positional varieties on other stamps - also caused by the shortcomings of the surcharging process (but which are not mentioned in Scott):

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There are some instances, particularly among the earlier releases, where the overprint matrix has been set up incorrectly. This usually results in stamps below the gutter margin (i.e. rows 6 - 10) showing surcharges raised by 50% or 75% depending on the particular matrix. The 18c on 6c (Scott # 1157 = SG F1328) is probably the best known example of this. I've seen examples of blocks spanning the gutter of the 1c on 6c, 2c on 1c, 4c on 6c, 4c on 18c (inverted) and 20c on 23c showing the overprints normal above the gutter and uplifted 50% or 75% on the stamps below the gutter (or above the gutter in the case of inverted surcharges). Because the error lies in the overprint matrix itself, those are constant varieties and such stamps are much more deserving of catalogue status.

To illustrate my point:

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and an irregular block that has long been a particular favourite of mine

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1223 (footnote) - SG F1359a
5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4 Variety : overprint inverted
Scott Price US$100.00 : SG GBP £40.00


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Unlisted variety - 5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - overprint inverted plus narrow spacing occurring R10C8 and R2C2

Sorry - no picture on this one

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1223 (footnote) - SG F1359b
5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) 4 Variety : surcharge double, one of which is inverted
Scott Price US$150.00 SG GBP £100.00


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1223 (Unlisted variety) - 5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx")
spacing (mm) 2.5 and 4 - Variety : surcharge double, one of which is inverted
sub variety - narrow spacing on correctly aligned overprint - affecting stamps in sheet positions R1C3 and R9C9

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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1223 (Unlisted variety) - 5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx")
spacing (mm) 2.5 and 4 - Variety : surcharge double, one of which is inverted
sub variety - narrow spacing on inverted overprint - affecting stamps in sheet positions R10C8 and R2C2

Sorry - no picture on this one


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Scott 1223c - - SG F1359c
5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") - spacing (mm) not applicable - Variety : xxx omitted - surcharge reads "5c" and the original denomination is not obliterated at all.
Scott Price US$250.00 : SG GBP £160.00

This variety came to light when a used example was spotted by a collector in the USA and he alerted Bryan Jones at the PISC.


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Fiji Bird overprint stamps -

Scott 1223A - SG F1360
Issue date 6 August 2010 - 5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5
Scott Price US$1.00 : SG GBP £0.80


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Scott 1223A (Footnote variety) - SG F1360a
5c on 23c Overprint type T3 (3 small "xxx") smaller/narrower setting - spacing (mm) 2.5 : Variety - Surcharge inverted
Scott Price US$90.00 : SG GBP £50.00


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