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23 March 1942 - The Restoration Definitives - Provisional Issues

   
Böhringer & Schmuck Stanley Gibbons Michel Minkus Scott Yvert &
Tellier
4 Centimes 204 323 204 333 247 227  
10 Centimes 205 324 205 334 248 228
20 Centimes 206 325 206 335 249 229  

Centimes Denomination and Postal Rates:

During this period, the Maria Theresa Dollar ($1 MTD = 100 Centimes) was the official Ethiopian currency; and the East African Pound (£EA = 20 Shillings, and 1 Shilling = 100 Centimes) was officially recognized for use in Ethiopia.

The mail was managed by British East African occupation forces. Therefore, British postal rates in Pounds/Shillings/Pence (£Br = 20 Shillings, and 1 Shilling = 12 Pence) were applied to Ethiopian mail.

  1 British Pound = 1 East African Pound = 1 Ethiopian Maria Theresa Dollar

  240 British Pence = 200 East African Centimes

  1 British Shilling (12 Pence) = 1 East African Shillings (100 Centimes)

  1 British Penny = 8.333 East African Centimes

        Surface Mail Printed Matter = 1/2 Penny = 4.16 East African Centimes; Ethiopia rounded this down to 4 East African Centimes - Green 4C stamp

        Surface Mail Post Card Rate = ; 1 1/4 Pence = 10.42 East Africa Centimes; Ethiopia rounded this down to 10 East African Centimes - Red 10C stamp

        Surface Mail Letter Rate Abroad = 2 1/2 Pence = 20.83 East Africa Centimes; Ethiopia rounded this down to 20 East African Centimes - Blue 20C stamp

 

Quantity Issued: 4C-100,479; 10C-101,199; 20C-99,039
Designer: Adapted from a Photograph
Perforations
: 14 X 13.5
Printer: Stamps - Nasik Security Printing Press, Bombay India; Values - McCorquodale & Company (Sudan) Limited, Khartoum, Sudan
Printing Process: Stamps - Lithography; Values - Typography; Surcharges - Typography

 

 

 

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