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The first meters were used in 1930 when the country was a British protectorate. All stamps show “FIJI” in the frank.
The stamps are grouped according to appearance as follows:
A - With monogram of the King of England, 1930 – 1953
B - With monogram of Queen Elizabeth II of England, 1953 - 1987
C - Post independence, without monogram, 1987 forward




GROUP A: 1930 to 1953. Frank contains Crown and King’s monogram “G v R” or “G R”Edit


A1. Universal "Midget" (LV-5), 1930. [$10]

Nearly square frank with simulated perforation border.
Inscribed “POSTAGE” and “PAID” in vertical panels at sides,
lower corners contain "M" prefix at left and meter number at right.
Large crown over "G v R" monogram in center.
Two machines only, M1 and M2.
TM: BIC
Values: ½, 1, 1½, 2, 3, 6



A2. Universal "Midget" (LV-3). [$15]

As Type A1 but monogram "G R", with “v” removed.
Meters M1 and M2.
TM: BIC
Values: ½, 2, 3, 6, 9, 1/- , 1/6
a. Value figures in typewriter font. Meter M1 [$25]





A3. Neopost (LV-2 or LV/3). [$35]

Similar to Type A2 but without lines above and below value figure at bottom.
M# N1 only known.
TM: BIC
Values seen: 2, 6







GROUP B: 1953 to 1987. Frank contains crown and monogram of Queen Elizabeth, “E ii R”Edit



B1. Neopost (LV-2?). [$15]

Similar to Type A3, but bottom corner shapes larger, and crown much smaller.
One machine known, N1.
Values seen: 6 , 1/-





B2. Universal "Multi-Value" (MV). [$5]

Upright rectangle with simulated perforation border.
Similar to earlier types but larger.
“U” Prefix and meter # in lower corners with small crown and “EiiR” between.
TM: DC
V/F: 0/0




B3. Francotyp "Cc" (MV). [$5]

Very similar to Type B2 but narrower spacing between TM and frank, and value figures larger.
M# with “X” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F (£sd): 0/0
V/F (decimal): 0.00




B4. Roneo Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV). [$5]

Similar to Types B2 and B3 but “FIJI” larger and without panel lines at sides.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F (£sd): =0/= =
V/F (decimal): 0•00




B5. Roneo Neopost “205/2205” (MV).

Square frank with straight single-line border.
"POSTAGE/ PAID" reads up at left.
M# with “RN” prefix in lower corners with crown and “EIIR” between.
Date figures tall (“205”) or short (“2205”).
TM: BIC or nil (with date)
V/F: 0•00 00.00



B5.1. Roneo Neopost “2205” (MV).

As Type B5 but with "POSTAGE" at left and "PAID" at right.
M# with “RN” prefix.
Date figures short.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0•00



B6. Roneo Neopost “405/505” (MV).

Similar to Type B5 but wider frank with double-line border.
Crown at bottom is much smaller.
TM: BIC
V/F: 0•00 0000 00•00





B7. Neopost “105-2” (LV). [$10]

Large square frank with straight double-line frame.
TM: DC or nil
Values seen: 4, 20, 25c




B8 Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Rectangular frank with straight single-line border.
Crown/“EiiR” at top right.
M# with “H” prefix at bottom center.
TM: DC or nil
V/F: 00.00







GROUP C: Independence period, 1987 to present. Frank contains no monogram but may contain a crownEdit



C1. Neopost “Electronic” (MV).

Horizontal rectangle with panels at top and bottom, “POSTAGE/PAID” vertical at left.
M# with “RN” prefix in center segment of bottom panel.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0.00




C2. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Frank with outer frame lines at top and bottom only.
“FIJI / POSTAGE PAID” at top with crown at top right.
Floral design at left above M#.
Value figures lowered in relation to date figures.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0.00




C3. Pitney Bowes “5000” (MV).

Similar to Type C2, but M# “FIJI” and “POSTAGE PAID” on same line with M# immediately below.
M# with “P.B.” prefix above value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0.00



C4. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Very similar to Type C3 but date and value figures on same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix below value figures.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0.00






C5. Hasler (MV).

Large open frank with “Fiji” at top center with small “POSTAGE/PAID” to its right.
Floral design at center, and slogan across bottom.
M# with “H” or “AH” prefix.
A. Slogan “FOR ALL YOUR POSTAL NEEDS SEE US”
B. Private slogan “J&H MARSH & McLENNAN” [$20]
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00









C6. Satas “Baby” (MV). [$15]

Square frank with simulated perforation border.
Australian meter die modified for use in Fiji.
Horizontal wavy lines at sides.
“SATAS” above M# at bottom.
M# with “SA” prefix.
M# SA1001 known.
TM: nil
V/F: 0.00



C7. Satas “Baby” (MV).

Very similar to Type C1 but smaller.
Top line of bottom panel broken in center.
Date figures tall.
M# with “RN” prefix.
TM: BIC
V/F: 00.00
NOTE: Despite the “RN” (Roneo Neopost) prefix this stamp appears to be from a Satas “Baby” meter model.




C8. Hasler "Mailmaster” (MV).

Similar to Type C1 but with palm tree at left.
Bottom panel contains meter number with "AH" prefix in box at left and "POSTAGE" at right.
TM: DC
V/F: 00.00





C9. Satas (Neopost “Electronic”) (MV).

Similar to Type C6 but larger.
Small crown at upper right.
Date figures with stops, wide space between M and Y.
M# with “TAC” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F: ≋0.00






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