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1936 Italian Occupation


 
1936, May 22         - 25c, 30c, 50c
1936, December 5  - 10c, 20, 75c, 1.25L
Printed by photogravure by the Italian Government Printing Office, Rome. Perforated 14.
Watermarked Crown. (When watermarked viewed from the back, the normal position of cross on crown is up on the 10c, 20c, 75c and 1.25L; to left on 25c and 30c; to right on 50c.)
Scott: N1-N7.  Stanley Gibbons: 322a-322g.  Michel: .  Yvert: 1-7.
327
 
10c Yellow brown               
a. Inverted watermark
        
327 20c Violet  
328
 
25c Green
a. Inverted watermark
 
329
 
30c Brown
a. Inverted watermark
 
330
 
50c Red
a. Inverted watermark
 
331 75c Orange  
332 1,25L Blue  
Notes:
1. Known overprint SPECIMEN in serifed caps in violet, 19.25 x 2.75 mm.
2. During and after the Italo-Ethiopia War contemporary stamps of Eritrea, Italian Somaliland, and Libia were used. The Italians had cancelling devices for various towns they occupied as well as the Posta Militare cancels. Towns in Tigre Province are shown as Eritrea. Ethiopian stamps found with various Italian cancels and Italian stamps with Ethiopian cancels are primarily philatelic.
3. From February 1938 until 1941 the stamps of Italian East Africa were used with may showing cancellations in Ethiopia.

                    Last update: September 4, 2000