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1930 First Coronation Provisional


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1930, November 2
To commemorate the Coronation of Haile Selassie I.
Rubber handstamp on the 1928 Definitive issue.
Scott: 200-209. Stanly Gibbons: 268-277. Michel: 141-150. Yvert: 180A-180L.
271
 
 
1/8 m Violet handstamp
a. Red handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
         
272
 
 
¼ m Violet handstamp
a. Red handstamp
b. Double, both invert (violet)
 
273
 
 
 
 
½ m Red handstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
c. Invert
d. Pair, one no handstamp
 
274
 
 
 
1 m Violet handstamp
a. Red handstamp
b. Invert
c. Double
 
275
 
 
 
2 m Red handstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Maroon handstamp
c. Pair, one no handstamp (red)
 
276
 
 
 
4 m Violet handstamp
a. Red handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
c. Pair, third handstamp between
 
277
 
 
8 m Red handstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
 
278
 
 
1 t Violet handstamp
a. Red handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
 
278
 
 
 
2 t Red hanstamp
a. Violet handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
c. Black handstamp
 
280
 
 
 
3 t Violet handstamp
a. Red handstamp
b. Blue handstamp
c. Pair, one no handstamp (violet)
 
Notes:
1. Handstamp necessary because the stamps orderded for the Coronation had not arrived.
2. The Amharic reads: "Haile Selassie I, King of Kings of Ethiopia / 2 November 1930."
3.Reprinted in 1931 for the remainder sale to Thomas Cliffe. The original handstamp was used, and reprints are indistinguishable from the originals. 
4.Reported in pairs with red and violet handstamps. Also handstamped in sheet margins on 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 m.
5. FORGER B has used the original handstamp (or a close forgery) to produce many "errors" in red, violet, and blue. The handstamp is partly deteriorated and fuzzy, particularly in the upper left.

                    Last update: September 10, 2000