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Revenues, Customs & Officials

19xx: Jigjiga Customs

19xx: Harar Customs

1917: Coronation Officials

1919: A&R Officials

1921/22: A&R Narrow OP Officials

1927/28: A&R Wide OP Officials

1928: Definitives Officials

1928: Definitive Gov't Business Officials

1930: Coronation Gov't Business Officials

1931:Low Value Provs OP Gov't Business Officials

1942?: Restoration Fiscals

1948: Imperial Lion Proofs and Specimens - $MTD

1948: Imperial Lion - $MTD

1949: AA C of C Revenues

1952: Imperial Lion (1st Issue) - $Eth

1952: Imperial Lion (2nd Issue) - $Eth

1952mperial Lion - 3rd Issue - $Eth

1952 Imperial Lion - 3rd Issue - Pelure Paper 

1950x: Eritrean Revenues Overprinted in $Eth 

1950x: Eritrean Revenues Denominated in $Eth 

1955/6 Eritrea Revenues - Trilingual OP Values

1959: Ethiopian Eritrea Selassiť Vignette

1969?: Imperial Lion - New Design 

1971: AA C of C PMG Revenues

1974: PMG Revenues

1989: PDR Revenues

1991: FDR Revenues

Alcohol Tax

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Ethiopian Related Revenue 

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Asmara Municipality

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Harar Customs Stamps

The exact origin and purposes of this issue has not yet been firmly established. They have been referred to as Jigjiga Customs stamps as well as Salt Tax revenue stamps. Research on these stamps continues. Based on my research, these are clearly customs stamps as almost every example I have examined bears the inscription in Amharic ጉምሩከ ᎓ or customs. Currently I have seen examples with Amharic (of) Harar የሐረር ፡ and (of) Jigjiga  የጅጅጋ ᎓  inscriptions. One researcher in early Ethiopian taxation practices posits that specific customs stamps may have been used to pay various types of duties.

Please contact me if you have scans to share of customs stamps or related documents not shown on my website.

ሐሩር ፡ indicates a Storage Tax

1 Piastre - Storage Tax

1 Piastre

4 Piastres

1 Thaler


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