Fiji stamps and postal history

Fiji 1912-1937 King George V Key Plates Stamps

Fiji £1 stamp purple and black on red Die II, a marginal example with 10 plate number

Fiji was one of the first colonies to employ the new King George V key plate of the Imperium design in February 1912, and solely employed this design for its definitive issue throughout the King George V period. This was the only colony that required additional ornamentation within the colony name tablet, although it may be argued that the effect was to clutter this area rather than enhance the design. Sheets were not numbered until c. 1920.