DOIG'S ETHIOPIA STAMP CATALOGUE

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Official Stamps
Type I - The Amharic handstamp reads "OFFICIEL" from the French word for OFFICIAL. Usage was very limited with most stamps remaining unused. The stamps are uncommon to rare.

Handstamped diagonally on 1917 Zauditu Typographed Overprints

O1 2g Black overprint, violet handstamp
O2 4g Black overprint, violet handstamp
O3 8g Blue overprint, violet handstamp
O4 16g Blue overprint, violet handstamp

Handstamped diagonally on the 1919 Animal and Rulers Issue

O5 $2 Violet handstamp
O6 $3 Violet handstamp
O7 $4 Black handstamp
O8 $5 Black handstamp

Handstamped diagonally on the 1927 overprint of 1g on 12g

O9 1g on 12g Violet handstamp

Handstamped diagonally on the 1928 Issue

O10 1m Violet handstamp
O11 2m Violet or red handstamp
O12 4m Violet handstamp
O13 8m Violet or red handstamp

Type II – The overprint reads in French OFFICIEL, and in Amharic "Ye Mangist Gwadai," or "Government Business. Usage was very limited with most stamps remaining unused. The stamps are uncommon and not as rare as Type I as government business had increased.

Handstamped diagonally on 1928 Issue

O14 1/8m Violet handstamp
O15 ¼m Violet handstamp
O16 ½m Violet handstamp
O17 1m Violet handstamp
   a. Inverted handstamp
O18 2m Red and red-violet handstamps
   a. Inverted handstamp
O19 4m Violet handstamp
O20 8m Red and red-violet handstamps
   a. Pair, one omitted
O21 1t Violet handstamp
   a. Inverted handstamp
   b. Double handstamp
O22 2t Red-violet handstamp
O23 3t Red-violet handstamp

Handstamped diagonally on 1928 Negous Teferi Overprints

Set reported but not confirmed.

Handstamped diagonally on 1930 Coronation Provisionals

O24 1m Violet overprint, violet handstamp
O25 2m Red overprint, red handstamp
   a. Violet overprint, red handstamp
O26 4m Violet overprint, violet handstamp
O27 8m Red overprint, red handstamp
   a. Violet overprint, red handstamp
   b. Pair, one Coronations overprint violet, one red
O28 $1 Violet overprint, violet handstamp
   a. Coronation overprint inverted

Handstamped diagonally on 1931 Provisional Low Values

O29 ? on 1m Violet handstamp
   a. Inverted
O30 ? on 2m Violet handstamp
O31 ½ on 2m Violet handstamp
   a. Inverted
O32 ½ on 4m Violet handstamp
   a. Inverted
O33 ½ on $3 Violet handstamp
   a. Inverted

                    Revised May 4, 2000