The First Condominium Series of 1908 -- Remarks on the colour bars of the overprint.
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The composition of the colour bars
The bicoloured stamps had the word "FIJI" barred out with a band of colour approximating the
word. This band has a height of 8 points. As the printing was done in Suva I suppose that these
are Anglosaxon points and not Didot points! One 'As' point equals 1/72 of an Imperial Inch = 0.353 mm,
(one 'Di' point equals 1/72 of a French Royal Inch = 0.376 mm).
1.06mm / 1.77mm
1.77mm / 1.06mm
0.71mm / 2.12mm
|2.12mm / 0.71mm|
The printers realized these 8pt with a combination of two rules 3pt and 5pt or two
rules 2pt and 6pt, so the combinations 3/5pt or 5/3pt occur and 2/6pt or 6/2pt.