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1930 Hayle 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: 180-189. Stanly Gibbons: 284-257. Michel: 131-140 (I). Yvert: 171-180 (I).
251

 

1/8 m Red overprint 
a. Green overprint
b. Brown red overprint
c. Invert
          
252
 
 

 

¼ m Green overprint 
a. Red overprint
b. Brown red overprint
d. Invert (green)
e. Double
h. Misplaced (red)
 
253
 

 

½ m Red overprint
a. Green overprint
b. Brown red overprint
d. Invert
e. Double
 
254
 
 
 

 

1 m Green ovrprint
a. Red overprint
b. Brown red overprint
c. Olive brown overprint
d. Invert (green, red)
e. Double
h. Misplaced (green)
 
255
 
2 m Red overprint 
a. Brown red overprint
g. Pair, one overprint missing
 
256
 
4 m Red overprint 
a. Brown red overprint
f. Triple
 
257

 

8 m Red overprint 
a. Brown red overprint
d. Double
e. Double, one invert
 
258
 

 

1 t Red overprint
a. Brown red overprint
d. Invert
e. Double
f. Double, one invert
 
259

 

2 t Red overprint 
a. Brown red overprint
g. Pair, one overprint missing
h. Misplaced
 
260 3 t Red overprint 
a. Brown red overprint
 
Varieties: One setting with two or more printings. Many varieties occured and were repaired during printing. Most varieties are from the later printing which was probably done for the remainder buy to Thomas Cliffe. Positions are tentative as no complete sheets were available and plating done from blocks.
i. HAY E (Y missing)  
j. HAY E,  Avril 1930 (Y and 3 missing) (position 6 or 16)  
k.   Avril 1930 (3 missing) (position 5)  
l. Avril 1930 (3 inverted) (positions 6, 16)  
m. HAYLE SELASSIE 1er (H and I low) (position 11)  
n. 1e (r missing) (position 15)  
o. 1er missing  
p. 1er (r raised) (position 18)  
q. for   
r. missing  
s. HA  E,   Avril 1930 (YL and 3 missing)  
t. 3 Avri  19 0 (l and 3 missing)  
u. missing  
v. and H missing  
w. ,  H and  missing.  
Also reported are missing Amharic  and dropped 9.

                    Last update: July 29, 2002