(Postal Stationery) 1902 (FE 3) One Penny card used to Methven, New Zealand with two G.P.O. Suva cds tying image, bottom left with Auckland transit (12 FE) and Christchurch transit (15 FE), reverse with Rakaia transit (15 FE) and at top on front arrival cds of 15th; a few slight stains and crease at top right, but generally good appearance and condition.
1888 (MR 16) cover to Glasgow, Scotland franked 1881-90 perf 10 1d. dull blue in block of four and two vertical pairs tied by part cds, arrival backstamp. The stamps at top of envelope with some very slight discolouration and some perf faults, the vertical pair at left shows extra large top margin stamp whilst the bottom stamp has damaged base. A striking cover.
1893 (25 MY) long registered cover to London, from Basil Thomson, author of “The Decay of custom in Fiji” to his wife, franked at 1/1d. rate with 2d. single (position 10, type 2), 2d. strip of five (positions 11-15) and 1d. single (position 48, substituted cliché), arrival backstamp.
New South Wales 1899 uprated 1/2d. postal stationery wrapper to Levuka, Fiji with 1d. tied Ship Mail Room Sydney cds, on arrival redirected with red manuscript Nukualofa, reverse with Haapia Tonga cds; fine and unusual.