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The overall registration of the overprints looks rather haphazard on the new matrix and (as John spotted) the gap between "c" and "xxx" is also variable. It is not as if it is an improvement over the 2010 matrix!
The relative layout is the same on the sheet of 5c stamps as it is on the sheet of 1c so that suggests that the printers have performed their usual find and replace procedure to convert the 1c matrix into a 5c matrix (or vice versa).
To add further interest, I have also seen a block of the 1c on 31c which was pretty obviously produced using the earlier 2009 overprint matrix - which gives a wider overprint and to my eyes at least, has a slightly larger "xxx" obliterator. That means that there are known examples of three different overprint matrices having been used to produce 1c on 31c stamps.
I've posted a picture of that block on the Stampboards thread I set up. You can find it on page 3 at http://www.stampboards.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=39235&start=100
I will post pictures illustrating the layout of the stamps over the sheet when I get a bit of time and have a scanner nearby.
Feedback I've received from Fiji suggest that neither the 1c on 31c or the 5c on 31c using this newly discovered overprint matrix is common - only a very limited number of mint stamps have been located. It is also thought that they have been in circulation for a while - it was not until John spotted the variety that anyone seemed to have noticed that they were different.
All in all, both of these overprints remain a bit of a mystery at this time!
1c on 31c with uppercase XX obliterator. Two notable varieties on this one, R6 C1 has a supersized "XX" and R8 C7 shows variety "1c" omitted.
20c on 44c produced using the original large "20" overprint matrix which has "no gap between 20c and xxx at positions R7 C10 and R8 C9.
The "large 20" 20c on 44c exists with overprint double.
1c on 44c (standard 2010 setting overprint)
This could turn out to be a very scarce stamp indeed (even by Fiji overprint standards).
Edit: 21 December - Subsequent to my initial post, I understand that two blocks of mint stamps have been located in Fiji, I'm not sure how big the blocks are but I'm advised that there are somewhere around 50 mint examples of this stamp altogether.
The stamp in sheet position R6C1 has a wider gap.
I've not figured out which overprint matrix (or matrices) were used as yet but a picture of some I received in the mail this week are shown.
I've seen a full sheet of each and there do not appear to be any spacing varieties on the new 3c or 4c on 44c overprints.
Some printings of the 20c on 44c used the same matrix so the 20c on 44c is also known with the stamp at R1/3 having a 3¼mm gap. Early indications are that that one is likely to prove difficult.
A very small number of large "20" 20c on 63c stamps have also been seen.
Thank you for the info on the 3c and 4c on 44c.
Contained 2c, 3c, 4c, 5c (which I knew about) + 23c ( a bit of a surprise, that one) all on 44c.
23c only has 2 small "x" as obliterator.