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Hi,   Hope you enjoy seeing these. Issued in 1976 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Air Services in Fiji.  Not sure why this date but it could be related to Fiji Airways . I found this that might be of interest

Air Pacific Ltd. was not the first airline to connect the islands of Fiji. Fiji Airways, an airline backed by Guinea Airways, was established in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1932. It began short-lived services in the spring of 1933, according to A History of the World’s Airlines by R.E.G. Davies.

 In 1947 New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NZNAC) began a flying boat service connecting New Zealand with Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands. This was called the “Coral Route.” ( I showed a cover for this route some weeks back you may recall) The Australian airline Qantas also began flying to Fiji in the late 1940s.

 Harold Gatty, the famous aviator dubbed “the Prince of Navigators” by Charles Lindberg , established a second airline called Fiji Airways in September 1951. I suspect this is the reference to 25 years

Anyway, if you like these.. and how can you not, I have them in my Bidstart Store  How can I not miss the chance to promote that. 🙂   http://stampwants-stamps.bidstart.com/Fiji-SG-532-535-MLH-set-/34562588/a.html  

Enjoy your stamps and flying 🙂   Michael    www.cddstamps.com

 

 

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