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1917, April 5-19   - Blue on ¼g, ½g, 4g, 8g, 16g
1917, May 15       - Red on 2g
1917, July 13        - Blue on 1g
1917, August 13   - Black on 2g
1917, October 1   - Black on 4g
Printing: Typographed by A. Desvages Printing Press, Addis Abeba on 1909 Definitives
Sheets: Sheets of 75 were folded in the gutters and printed in panes of 25 (5 x 5)
Scott: 108-115. Stanly Gibbons: 168-176. Michel: 53-59. Yvert: 106-112.
161
 
 

 

¼g Tafari in Blue
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
j. Double, both inverted
k. Double, one diagonal
864,000

 
 

 

162
 
 

 

½g Tafari in Blue
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
l. Misplaced
m. Gutter pair
440,000

 
 

 

163
 

 

1g Tafari in Blue
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
l. Misplaced
150,000

 

 

164

 

2g Tafari in Red
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
2,250

 

165
 

 

2g Zauditu in Black
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
n. ZAUTUDI (  )
o. ZAUDITU reversed (reported but not confirmed)
300,000

 

 

166
 
 

 

4g Zauditu in Blue
e. ZAUDITI, final Amharic TI (  ) (po 16)
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
j. Double, both inverted
308,000

 
 

 

167

 

4g Zauditu in Black
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
37,500

 

168
 

 

8g Zauditu in Blue
e. ZAUDITI, final Amharic TI (  ) (po 16)
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
175,000*

 

 

169
 

 

16g Zauditu in Blue
e. ZAUDITI, final Amharic TI (  ) (po 16)
g. Inverted
h. Double
i. Double, one inverted
130,000*

 

 

Notes:
1. All printings were done from one setting with the top line changed as necessary. Varieties given below for the two printings of the 8g and are typical for other values.
Variety
1st Printing
2nd Printing
a. 9 under :
positions 5, 10, 15, 20, 25
positions 5, 10, 15, 20, 25
b. 9 under :, 1st / short
position 15
positions 10, 15, 20
c. 1st / short
positions 19, 24
positions 2, 19, 24
d. 2nd / short
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positions 7, 8, 9
e. ZAUDITI (  )
position 16
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f. Partial inking: missing W and K, 1st /, and 2nd 1
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position 3
2. Dates of issue are probably printing dates and not dates of first use. The 2g red is also reported printed on July 13 and the 4g black on May 15.
3. Variations in printing quantities are reported from 250 up to 38,000.
4. * Quantities for the 8g and 16g are less 40,000 each for the 1917 New Value Provisionals.
5. In 1931 remainders of this issue were sold to Thomas Cliffe, and English stamp wholesaler. The total quantity was 1,469,788 stamps, leaving 856,962 of this issue for possible postal use.

                    Revised: September 2, 2000