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Ethiopian Stamps & Postal History

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27 Jan: Menelik & Lion

Unissued Stamps

Proofs & Specimens

Menelik & Lion Covers

Ras Makonnen Seal

JA Michael's Lion

Chocolate Cards



Covers Bearing Menelik II & Lion of Judah Stamps


Internal Use: Philatelically franked cover from Harrar to Dire Daoua. The original seven stamps were re-authorized for use during a stamp shortage that occurred in 1908.
Early Registered Mail: Guerche total franking = 2G registration + 2G first 20 grams + 15.5G additional weight. Probably philatelically franked. Registration became available in February 1908. Ethiopian stamps were only valid internally and to Djibouti during this time.

Early Registered Mail to Europe: 14.5Guerche total franking = 2G registration + 2G first 20 grams weight + 10.5G additional weight. French colonial stamps were used to pay postage to the outside world. Probably philatelically franked.