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A Fiji Puzzler -- Any Help?

 
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Posted 02/19/2018   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add EdziuMM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Looks to me like this early Fiji issue was postmarked at "NAUSORIPOR".
Haven't found any references to Nausoripor, only to Nausori.
Given that the "-por" is a common ending to placenames in India & Indians have been an important population group in Fiji, was Nausoripor the early name for Nausori?
Any help appreciated.
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Posted 02/19/2018   12:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi EdziuMM,

Google shows an action image of a strip of three Fournier forged stamps and postmarks which look every similar to your item (including the stamp value and at least the month on the CDS date.)

The catalogue refers to this being the "bogus 'NAUSORI POR' cds".

I guess this is just "Nausori Town".

I've no idea if there was such a genuine postmark with this wording.
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Posted 02/19/2018   12:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 02/19/2018   1:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add EdziuMM to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey, thank you both for the detective work! (I glory in detective work!)
I'm happy to know that I have a genuine forgery!
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Posted 02/19/2018   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Perf 12 ---Thanks for your link to the forgery example ,now something for me to look for .
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Edited by floortrader - 02/20/2018 12:00 am
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Posted 02/20/2018   10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the genuine, with remainder cancel as noted in the reference:



Still pretty crude-looking versus Commonwealth stamps of the same time frame.
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Posted 02/20/2018   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is a little bit more about the favor cancels at this old thread:

http://goscf.com/t/10885

Since the image is already in the system, I might as well throw it up here, too:

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Posted 02/07/2021   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Fiji fan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The cancel shown in the original post is listed as number 159 in "Madame Joseph Revisited" by Brian Cartwright, published by the Royal Philatelic Society London in 2005.
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Has any member purchased the Klaseboer CD Rom?
It came up often in my early days of searching info.
Any reviews?
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Posted 02/28/2021   1:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vincentvriends to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I bought both of them a year or 2 ago. I find them very useful and there is a lot of info in them about forgeries and german local issues. I use it next to my scott classic catalog. I also like that they are written in HTML so I have put them on my webserver to access from anywhere (with VPN because I guess it's not allowed to host it for the whole world). I'm also in the process of adding notes to it about my own collection.
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Posted 02/28/2021   8:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Vincent.
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