ETIOPIA

THE ITALIAN OCCUPATION 1936-1941 The acquisitive eye of Italy had grown more vigilant after Benito Mussolini's ascent to power in 1922. Ten years later the Italian Minister for the Colonies, De Bono, devised a scheme for taking over Ethiopia. On 5 December 1934 Italian soldiers and Ethiopian forces engaged in a skirmish at Welwel in the Ogaden. The matter was brought before the League of Nations whose delays convinced Mussolini that he could go ahead with De Bono's plan. The invasion began on 3 October 1935 and during the winter and early spring months Italy outmatched Ethiopia. Moreover, the Italians resorted to widespread use of chemical weapons and air force. On 2 May 1936, Emperor Haile Selassie left Ethiopia for French Somaliland and exile. Seven days later Italy issued a decree annexing Ethiopia. Selassie appealed for help from the League of Nations in a memorable speech that he delivered to that organisation's headquarters in Geneva on 30 July 1936. Meanwhile, on 22 May, three stamps depicting King Victor Emmanuel III and inscribed "ETIOPIA" were issued to be followed by four additional denominations on 5 December. These stamps had a short life span. Of the pre-existing thirty-eight post offices in the Ethiopian Empire, only Harar and Dire Dawa were functioning at the time of the Italian occupation. [GM - copyright]

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LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Country: ITALIAN EAST AFRICA
Condition: LA POSTA MILITARE CON L’AFRICA ORIENTALE
Description: Typology of the various postmarks * Censor Marks * Accessorial & Instructional markings used by most FPOs * Air Mail delivery and routes * Checklist of the FPOs and Units they served * Use of postage free forces postal stationery and its discontinuation * FPOs opening dates and closing dates * Italian East Africa Civilian Post Offices as of 1 January 1938 * FPOs Basic Check List and Evaluations * Italian East Africa—A Chronology, 1888-1952. THIS IS A MUST HAVE bibliophile publication. 36 pages - 28 centimeters high - many illustrations - highly recommended - limited edition reprint of 75 copies, many already sold to subscribers - ************ PREFAZIONE ALLA RISTAMPA Questo progetto editoriale si propone di offrire al collezionista di poste militari l’occasione per rivisitare una serie di articoli di Virgilio Lunardon sulla campagna nell’Africa Orientale del 1936- 1937 pubblicati dalla gloriosa Rivista Filatelica d’Italia mentre la campagna era in corso. Senza alcun dubbio gli articoli hanno tutti i pregi dell’attualità storico postale dell’epoca e, rileggendoli, ci si rende subito conto che dopo 70 anni le notizie tecniche contenute sono ancora valide e restano un punto di riferimento di grande rilievo. Inoltre, ho ritenuto opportuno pubblicare un elenco di tutti gli annulli noti utilizzando i dati pubblicati nella pregevolissima antologia sulle poste militari in Africa stilata dai membri dell’Associazione Italiana Collezionisti Posta Militare, aggiungendovi le quotazioni aggiornate usando come base le aste AICPM, i listini di vendita di commercianti e vari cataloghi d’asta. Al fine di rendere fruibile il volume anche per i lettori che non parlano l’italiano, è stata inserita la cronologia dell’AOI dal 1888 and 1952 oltre che note, appunti e didascalie in inglese, intercalate nei punti opportuni. Nel riproporre gli scritti di Lunardon spero di aver fatto cosa gradita ai collezionisti e mi auguro che questa pubblicazione possa contribuire ad un maggiore sviluppo del settore. Giorgio Migliavacca ***************** PREFACE TO THE 2007 REPRINT This reprint gives the opportunity to the increasing number of military mail collectors to re-visit a very interesting series of articles on the 1936-7 campaign in East Africa written by Virgilio Lunardon, and published by the renowned Rivista Filatelica d’Italia while the campaign was still in progress. In fact, Lunardon’s articles have all the qualities of eyewitness news reports of postal history in the making. The reader will also realise that although 70 years have elapsed since their publication, these articles hold their ground and remain required reading for both the novice and the specialist. A checklist of all known FPO postmarks has been added; it is largely based on the research presented in the splendid volume on Italian FPOs in Africa published by AICPM (the Italian Society of Military Mail Collectors) about 30 years ago. Additionally, the checklist gives the market value for each postmark based on recent AICPM auctions, public auctions, and dealers price lists. Captions and annotations in English have been inserted where appropriate to disseminate the information on an international scale. Similarly a chronology of Italian East Africa covering the events, both historical and philatelic, between 1888 and 1952, has been added. I sincerely hope that the publication of this reprint will increase the number of collectors of this most interesting chapter of Italian and East African postal history. --- Giorgio Migliavacca
Price: $39.00
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ITALIAN POWs AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WORLD WAR II 1983 edition
Country: EAST AFRICA
Condition: ITALIAN P.O.W.s AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WW2, 2014 REPRINT with ADDENDA
Description: ITALIAN P.O.W.s AND INTERNEES IN AFRICA WW2, 2014 REPRINT of the Second Revised edition 1983, WITH ADDED INFORMATION & ADDED ILLUSTRATIONS -- 72 pages, with many illustrations throughout. Countries covered include: Libya, Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyka, Palestine, Rhodesia, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Somaliland, Eritrea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Congo, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Madagascar; plus a section on related Italian FPOs, Airmail Routes, Stationery, and Censor marks. For more in-depth information we suggest Migliavacca’s book on Italian POWs in North Africa and Weisbecker’s Camp Mail in East Africa. All in short supply. All 3 books are essential to the serious collector of POW Mail.
Price: $38.00
Item Id #010590    See Details...
1938 NEWSPAPER FROM GONDAR ETHIOPIA TO TRIESTE by AIR MAIL rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1938 NEWSPAPER FROM GONDAR ETHIOPIA TO TRIESTE by AIR MAIL rare
Description: LA VOCE DEL TANA inviato per posta aere su intero Giornale * Affrancata Lire 1,10 annullati GONDAR POSTA AEREA rara
Price: $250.00
Item Id #013225    See Details...
ETHIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION 10c used
Country: ETIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1
Condition: ETHIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION 10c used
Description: 10c scarce used Sassone 1 priced 12 Euros
Price: $7.00
Item Id #009317    See Details...
1936 DEFINITIVE SERIES 7 VALUES MINT practically NEVER HINGED
Country: ETHIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1-7
Condition: 1936 DEFINITIVE SERIES 7 VALUES MINT practically NEVER HINGED
Description: SCOTT N1-N7 *** due to some very minor tiny dot of uneven gum we are selling this VERY FINE SET as MINT HINGED [most dealers would sell this set as MNH] ********** SASSONE PRICE FOR MNH 400 Euros - Mint Hinged 160 Euros 8888 UNIFICATO MH 150 Euros
Price: $150.00     Sale Price! $120.00
Item Id #015885    See Details...
1936 DEFINITIVE SERIES 7 VALUES MINT HINGED
Country: ETHIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1-7
Condition: 1936 DEFINITIVE SERIES 7 VALUES MINT HINGED
Description: SCOTT N1-N7 ************ SASSONE PRICE FOR Mint Hinged 160 Euros >>> UNIFICATO MH 150 Euros
Price: $150.00     Sale Price! $105.00
Item Id #015886    See Details...
1936 DEFINITIVE SERIES 7 VALUES MINT HINGED tiny paper adhesion
Country: ETHIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #1-7
Condition: 1936 DEFINITIVE SERIES 7 VALUES MINT HINGED tiny paper adhesion
Description: TINY SPECKS OF PAPER ADHESION IN SOME OF THE STAMPS...mentioned for accuracy...OVERALL VERY FINE *** SCOTT N1-N7 ************ SASSONE PRICE FOR Mint Hinged 160 Euros >>> UNIFICATO MH 150 Euros
Price: $150.00     Sale Price! $80.00
Item Id #015887    See Details...
ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 20c used
Country: ETIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #2
Condition: ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 20c used
Description: VERY IMPORTANT: The stamp pictured here is an example of the quality available. We will ship a stamp of equivalent quality or possibly better, NOT NECESSARILY THIS ONE.
Price: $3.45
Item Id #011738    See Details...
ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 25c used
Country: ETIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #3
Condition: ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 25c used
Description: VERY IMPORTANT: The stamp pictured here is an example of the quality available. We will ship a stamp of equivalent quality or possibly better, NOT NECESSARILY THIS ONE.
Price: $1.00
Item Id #011737    See Details...
ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 30c used
Country: ETIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #4
Condition: 1936 ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 30c used
Description: VERY IMPORTANT: The stamp pictured here is an example of the quality available. We will ship a stamp of equivalent quality or possibly better, NOT NECESSARILY THIS ONE.
Price: $1.20
Item Id #011740    See Details...
ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 50c used
Country: ETIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #5
Condition: 1936 ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 50c used
Description: VERY IMPORTANT: The stamp pictured here is an example of the quality available. We will ship a stamp of equivalent quality or possibly better, NOT NECESSARILY THIS ONE.
Price: $0.50
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ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 75c used
Country: ETIOPIA
Catalog #: Sassone #6
Condition: 1936 ETIOPIA ITALY OCCUPATION * 75c used
Description: SASSONE PRICE 10 euros -- VERY IMPORTANT: The stamp pictured here is an example of the quality available. We will ship a stamp of equivalent quality or possibly better, NOT NECESSARILY THIS ONE.
Price: $5.00
Item Id #011741    See Details...