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1928 P.T.T. Overprint


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1928, September 1
Rubber handstamp on the 1928 Definitive prior to its use. 
For printing information and stamp colors see the following issue HERE
Scott: 165-174. Stanly Gibbons: 213-222. Michel: 106-115. Yvert: 156-165.
216
 
 
 
 
1/8 m Black handstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Red handstamp
c. Invert (black)
e. Double, one invert (black with red invert)
5,000

 
 
 
 
217
 
 
 
 
 
 
¼ m Violet handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Red handstamp
c. Invert (violet, red)
d. Double (black)
e. Double, one invert (violet)
f. Pair, one handstamp missing (black)
5,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
218
 
 
 
 
 
½ m Violet handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Red handstamp
c. Invert (black)
e. Double, one invert (red)
f. Pair, one handstamp missing (black)
5,000

 
 
 
 
 
219
 
 
 
 
1 m Violet handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Red handstamp
c. Invert (black)
f. Pair, one handstamp missing (black)
5,000

 
 
 
 
220
 
 
 
 
2 m Red handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Violet handstamp
c. Invert (red)
f. Pair, one handstamp missing (violet)
5,000

 
 
 
 
221
 
 
 
 
 
4 m Black handstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Red handstamp
c. Invert (black)
d. Double (black)
e. Double, one invert (black)
5,000

 
 
 
 
 
222
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 m Red handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Violet handstamp
c. Invert (red)
d. Double (black)
e. Double, one invert (black)
f. Pair, one handstamp missing (violet)
5,000

 
 
 
 
 
 
223
 
 
 
 
1 t Black handstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Red handstamp
c. Invert (black)
e. Double, one invert (violet)
5,000

 
 
 
 
224
 
 
 
 
2 t Red handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Violet handstamp
c. Invert (red)
e. Double, one invert (red)
5,000

 
 
 
 
225
 
 
 
 
 
3 t Red handstamp
a. Black handstamp
b. Violet handstamp
c. Invert (red)
e. Double, one invert (violet)
f. Pair, one handstamp missing (black, violet)
5,000

 
 
 
 
 
Notes:
1. The Amharic overprint reads: 1920 (1928) / P.T.T. (Posts, Telephone, Telegraph) / Souvenir / of the Inauguration.
2.1. 5,000 sets were originally handstamped with 1,000 sets distributed to officials and members of the diplomatic corps (probably the Presentation Folders). The remaining 4,000 sets were on sale September 1st and 2nd only for two hours each day and sales limited to two sets per customer. Postal use was limited.
3. The set was reprinted in 1931 for the remainder sale to Thomas Cluffe. The reprints appear to be from the original handstamp and are not distinguishable from the originals The are found unused only.
4. Varieties are not common and appear to be as much errors as philatelic. Color trials and inverts are found in First Day Presentation Folders. More varieties may exist.
5. The entire set is know handstamped SPECIMEN.

First Day Presentation Folders

First Day Presentation Folders
1,000 issued in two types of folders in red, buff, or green. The folders were prepared by at least three clerks (based on writing style) using two cancelling devices, AA7 and AA8.

                    Last update: September 9, 2000