Pacific IslandsPazific Islands
On the Pacific Islands Development Program
Led by the Fijian Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and the Governor of Hawaii, George Ariyoshi, a dedicated center programme was launched in 1980 to solve the problems of the islands resulting from decade-long colonisation. The Pacific Islands Development Programme (PIDP) now carries out a wide variety of actions to improve the Pacific Islands' living standards.
PIDP's original purpose is to support the Pacific Islands leadership in their joint effort to promote just and just socioeconomic develop. The PIDP has been serving as a platform for discussion on crucial questions of sustainable and sustainable tourism since 1980 with interested nations, non-governmental organisations, donor organisations and the general public.
The Conference of Pacific Islands Heads of State and Government held four meetings with the President of the United States in Honolulu.
Accueil - Pacific Islands Study Group
Study Circle was established in 1962 in the UK for stamp and postage stamp enthusiasts from the smaller Pacific islands and the Indian Ocean islands of Christmas and Cocos (Keeling). Important exhibitions of Fiji were not often seen in the almost 150-year long story of the king; in 1986 part of the Queen of Fiji's collections was shown, in 1996 Tony Eastgate presented 12 frames of post office and in 2012 a further choice of the Queen's collections.
A 52-part exhibition of Fiji was presented by David Alford and John Ray on 12 January 2017 and the brochure is available here. Combining the previous books on these three topics (originally released in 1979; 1980 and 1981), this book actually contains three papers in a high-quality, topical and richly pictorial encyclopedia, the fruit of a very committed work by John Dear, who is to be complimented on this impressive supplement to the PISC booklet.
For each producer, it is subdivided into chapters, each of which is shown in increasing order and fully colored (although very few numbers cannot be found for illustration). The data of use, quoted and illustrating with alternate tags, make this an excellent example and the addition of a section with photos of the different machines together with a full list of measuring device operators contributes to its attractiveness.
In the second section, which deals solely with registry tags (without registry hand stamps), 37 pages of 10 different kinds of tags are marked and illuminated. Bureaus that use any kind of tag are presented with logged usage data and a choice of coloured images of some of the most extraordinary of these.
This last section on machine-stamping comprises 61 pages and is based on the 1981 slogans, with the corresponding date stamps shown and illustrating their use. The latest issue (third) of The Picture Postcards of Fiji by John Dear is now in store, a unique occasion for those who are not yet ready to include this great resource in their catalog.
With 194 pages in A4 format and fully colored illustrations, this book groups together various publishing houses, from pre-1990 Fiji to pre-1990 Australia, Europe and the US with extra pages on souvenir letterheads, brochures and QSLs.
Adding postcard fares by land and by plane is a welcome supplement. More than 400 single images (reduced in nature colours) of the image page of the different models, without images of the back of all previous models. It is a beautiful book, and it is unlikely that it will ever be replaced, congratulating John on his hard work and his effort to complete a meaningful complement to any existing one.
The Easter Isle has a fascinating appeal that goes far beyond the interests of the philatelist, and although this common book by David Maddock, titled after an authentic Steve Pendleton paper, references the stamp collections and post office histories of this singular isle, the way in which the writers have made great efforts to incorporate a plethora of backgrounds related to each theme makes it far more than just a philatelasic text.
The aim of this book is without doubt to provide a full guide to Easter Island philosophy. Congratulations to Bryan Jones, PISC's Pacifica journalist, on being presented with the ABPS Congress Medal for 2015. "Bryan A Jones of Solihull, who has been appointed by the Banbury Stamp Society, has been presented with the 2015 Congressional Medal by the ABPS Awards Committee.
It is a well-earned distinction, as Bryan works very harshly in various areas of stamps. For over forty years, he has been a member of the Pacific Islands Study Circle, where he edited the magazine and enhanced its output and contents.
Wrote a lot for society, among them several books and a monograph titled "The Aviation and Airmail history of Fiji" and continued his work. Bryan was contacted by Stanley Gibbons in the preparation of his Pacific Area catalog. Bryan's last committee dissolved a few years ago and is now in charge of the success of the event.
It has made Midpex a thoroughly vibrant and vibrant biennale of philately good institutions, now and in the futuropath. He has exhibited extensively on a wide range of topics and given speeches throughout the UK."