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28 January 1909*: 1909 Definitive Issue

Quantity Issued: first printing 100,000 sets; second printing 1/4G 1,000,000, 1/2G 700,000, 1G 600,000, 2G 550,000. 4G 300,000, 8G 100,000, 16G 50,000; total of 4,000,000 stamps between the first two printings. A possible third printing was made consisting of : 1/4G 150,000, 1/2G 287,500, 1G 225,000, 2G 112,500, 4G 37,500, 8G 37,500, 16G 12,500. The initial 100,000 sets were delivered to Ethiopia on 22 January 1909 to Mr. J. Cardot, the Director of the Ethiopian Posts.

Designer: Stamp - Emile Dete

Perforations: 11 1/2 X 11 1/2

Printer: Atelier de Fabrication des Timbers, Paris, France

Printing Process: Stamp - Typography

1/4 Guerche

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T
147 40 134 87 86

1/2 Guerche

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T
148 41 135 88 87

1 Guerche

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T
149 42 136 89 88

2 Guerches

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T
150 43 137 90 89

4 Guerches

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T

151

44

138

91

90

8 Guerches

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T

152

45

139

92

91

16 Guerches

Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Y&T

153

46

140

93

92

 

*Earliest known cancel on a single stamp, 29 January 1909 is earliest known use of stamps on cover