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1930 Haile Selassie 1er


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1930, April 3
To commemorate the Proclamation of Prince Tafari Makonnen as Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Printed by topography by Leon de Rebillard Printing Press, Addis Abeba on 1928 Definitives. 
Sheets of 25 stamps (5 x 5).
Scott: 190-199. Stanly Gibbons: 258-267. Michel: 131-140 (II). Yvert: 171-180 (II).
261

 

1/8 m Red overprint 
a. Blue overprint
c. Double
 
262

 

¼ m Green overprint 
a. Brown overprint
b. Inverted
 
263

 

½ m Red overprint
a. Black overprint
b. Invert
 
264 1 m Green ovrprint
a. Blue overprint
 
265 2 m Red overprint 
b. Inverted
 
266 4 m Red overprint   
267 8 m Red overprint 
b. Inverted
c. Double
 
268

 

1 t Red overprint
b. Invert
d. Double, one invert
 
269

 

2 t Red overprint 
b. Invert
d. Double, one invert
 
270 3 t Red overprint 
b. Inverted
 
Varieties: One setting with two or more printings. Many varieties occured and were repaired during printing. Most varieties are from the last printing which was probably done for the remainder buy to Thomas Cliffe.
e. AILE, H missing (positions 1, 13)  
f. No : end row 2 (position 2)  
g. No : end row 2 and 3 (position 2)  
h. No : end row 2 and 3, AILE,  (position 2)  
i.. No : end row 2 and 3,  for  (position 2)  
j. for   (position 4)  
k. SELASSIE1er, 1 close with e raised (position 5)  
l. 3 Avril1930, date close (position 6)  
m. 3 Avril   1930, date wide (position 7)  
n. SELASSIE1er, 1 close (positions 8, 20)  
o. SELASSIE1er, 1 close, no : row 3 (position 8)  
p. SELASSIE1er, 1 close, no : row 3, : row 2 wide (position 8)  
q. SELASSIE1er, 1 close, no : end row 3, : row 2 wide (position 8)  
r. SELASSIE1er, 1 close, no : end row 3 (position 8)  
s. , 3 : row 3 (position 9)  
t. No : end row 3 (position 9)  
u. SELASSIE1er, 3 : row 3 (position 10)  
v. HAIIE, 3 Avril1930, I for L, 1 close (position 15)  
w.  of  missing (positions 3, 16, 18)  
x. :: end row 2,  faint or missing (position 17)  
y. 3 : row 3 (positions 19, 24)  
z. Final : only row 3 (position 23)  
aa. , 3 : row 3, 3 Avril   1930 (position 24)  
ab. , 3 : row 3, 3 Avril   1930 (position 24)  
Notes:
1. The following are caused by inking and are not true varieties: 
No middle : row 2; 1 r (e missing); HAIIK or HAILK (position 15).
2. Variety j,  for , is a misspelling of SELASSIE. The story is told that the typesetter lost his job for this error.

                    Last update: July 29, 2002