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Coronation Monument Commemorative

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1930, November 23
Designed by Stephen Papazian. Engraved and printed by recess by the Institut de Gravure, Paris.
Sheets of 50 stamps (10 x 5 or 5 x 10). Perforated 12½.
Scott: 210-216. Stanly Gibbons: 278-284. Michel: 151-157. Yvert: 181-187.
281
 
1 g  Yellow orange
a. Imperforate 
200
282
 
2 g Blue
a. Imperforate
200
283
 
4 g Purple
a. Imperforate
200
284
 
8 g Gray green
a. Imperforate
200
285
 
1 t Brown
a. Imperforate
200
286
 
3 t Green
a. Imperforate
200
287
 
5 t Red brown
a. Imperforate
200 
Notes:
1. Ordered for the Coronation of Haile Selassie I, but the stamps arrived three weeks late.
2. The inscription in Amharic and French reads: "Haile Selassie I Emperor of Ethiopia Crowned 2 November 1930."
3. Known perforated 10 x 10, 10 x 11, and combination. Not identified as to original or reprint.

Presentation Sheets

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Imperforate Presentation Sheets on heavy paper inscribed at bottom: 
"GOURONNEMENT DE S. M. HAILE SELLACE I / EMISSION SPECIALE DE TIMBRES-POSTE / I.D.G 37 RUE VIOLET PARIS XV°"  Size 241 x 284 mm.
287A Complete set, imperforate in colors as issued  
287B Complete set, imperforate in black  

Reprints

Reprint Identification:
Positive identification can be made by color comparison. Under magnification the surface ink of the originals is dull and granular. The reprint ink is denser with a slight shine.
281R 1 g Orange yellow   
282R 2 g Gray blue  
283R 4 g Reddish violet  
284R 8 g Yellowish gray green  
285R 1 t Yellowish brown  
286R 3 t Yellowish Green  
297R 5 t Brown red  
Notes:
1. A few reprints are found cancelled with fake or post-war cancels.

                    Last update: July 30, 2002