DOIG'S ETHIOPIA STAMP CATALOGUE

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1917 First Coronation Commemoratives

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1917, March 30
Printing: Silver engraved handstamps on 1909 Definitive issue.
Scott: 101-107. Stanly Gibbons: 161-166. Michel: 47-52. Yvert: 100-105.
155 ¼ g overprint in violet
a. Inverted
b. Double
24,000


 

156 ½ g overprint in violet
a. Inverted
b. Double
20,000


 

157 2 g overprint in black
a. Inverted
b. Double
12,000


 

158 4 g overprint in black
a. Inverted
b. Double
6,000


 

159 8 g overprint in black
a. Inverted
b. Double
4,000


 

160 16 g overprint in black
a. Inverted
b. Double
3,000


 

Notes:
1. The overprint reads: TAFARI or ZAUDITU / 4 Yekatit 1909 / 11-2-1917
2. All inverted overprints occur at the top or bottom of the stamp.
3. There is a wide range in darkness and clarity of the handstamps.
4. Some overprints are know on previously used copies of the 1909 Definitive issue, probably done by a clerk who did the overprinting. Genuine used stamps should show a correct date or have the cancel on top of the handstamp.

                    Revised: September 3, 2000