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ARCHITECTURE TOWNS OF ETHIOPIA 1977 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ARCHITECTURE TOWNS OF ETHIOPIA 1977 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $11.00
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NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC ADDIS ABABA
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC ADDIS ABABA
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005426    See Details...
ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY & HISTORY
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY & HISTORY
Description: Ethiopia 1867-1936 - History, stamps and postal history - by Roberto Sciaky, published 1999 Hardbound 8” x 11 3/4”, color dust jacket, 224 pages, 3 maps, 16 color plates, over 200 black and white illustrations. A REVIEW BY GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA (copyright) Although this impressive volume ends with an extensive bibliography taking up two pages, the available literature on this country is limited and sometimes difficult to obtain. In 1961 Ivan Adler’s “Handbook of the postage stamps of the Empire of Ethiopia and her postal system” was published, and it was divided into two booklets; one focusing on the historical background and philatelic information of the various issues and the other actually being a specialized catalogue. This work has served collectors well and despite a few inaccuracies is still a useful source of information. Ten years later the Ethiopian Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications published a lavish “Ethiopian Stamp Catalogue”, with color illustrations and new information. This catalogue is still highly prized by collectors despite the fact that it has a few understandable inaccuracies. Then, in 1977 came Henry Tristant’s invaluable “Postal History of Ethiopia during the Reign of Emperor Menelik II”. Unfortunately only 100 copies were printed and given to friends and correspondents of the author. Twenty-four years later I can still recall the frustration I felt about this type of “limited edition” approach. It is indeed really true that the road to hell is paved with good intentions! This unfortunate situation was remedied in 1995 by Huguette Gagnon, president of the Ethiopian Philatelic Society, who translated the original work and published 100 copies of it in two volumes. Needless to say, the book is now out of print. In the interim however, the Rev. Payne wrote eight booklets in the Cockrill series devoted to Ethiopian philately from 1894 to 1943. These were published in 1981-82 and proved very popular, but the author’s approach was strictly philatelic and only just occasionally were postal history aspects mentioned. From the 1960s to the early 1990s collectors who embarked on Ethiopian philately and postal history had a rather limited amount of literature to rely on, some of it virtually impossible to obtain, whilst additional and useful information was scattered through articles published in a variety of magazines over a long span of time. Sciaky’s book comes to fill a gap, and it does so by utilizing a lot of published information and sifting through it carefully to avoid perpetuating old mistakes and inaccuracies. However, the new book goes much further and gives a concise and useful summary of the history of Ethiopia, followed by a detailed study of the stamps and postal history of the period 1867-1936. Each chapter begins with a historical profile, followed by a thorough discussion about the relevant stamp issues, and concluded with postal history aspects as well as postal rates and cancellations. Quite often the Author provides certain elements for the detection of reprints and fakes, and the various stamps are illustrated, including a large number of illustrations devoted to covers and facets of postal history. Sciaky’s book is most welcome for a number of good reasons. First and foremost, it is written in plain language and although the English is not always flawless, the Author gets his points across, much to the benefit of beginners and those who require answers to their many questions. The Author writes with genuine enthusiasm and draws the reader inexorably into seeking out his albums and double checking his or her material. Secondly, Sciaky has obviously gone to some length to double check his facts and verify information published in earlier articles and books. In many cases the existing literature gave him conflicting information and only after systematic research did he come up with his conclusions. It is obvious, and we are already seeing the results, that a book of this caliber will generate new collectors, while the old-timers will find a few details to add or amend. The Author himself has already published a couple of articles giving updates, or expanding upon his research. Sciaky’s monograph is undoubtedly the standard reference for both philatelists and postal historians who specialize in this interesting country. But as thorough as the present book is, further research is critical to the advancement of this specialty and it would be useful to gain a better perspective of postal rates and other involving or controversial philatelic aspects. It would be remiss of me if I did not mention the handsome production of this volume, with its eye-catching color plates and captivating lay-out. The author is to be applauded for sustaining our interest throughout the over two-hundred pages, but at the same time it is somewhat unfortunate that a philatelic editor versed in the many booby-traps the writing of English poses was not recruited by the publisher for this important project. This is very minor criticism and I warmly recommend this volume. GIORGIO MIGLIAVACCA (copyright)
Price: $88.00
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HAIR STYLES 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: HAIR STYLES 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005427    See Details...
HAIR STYLES 1977 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: HAIR STYLES 1977 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $12.00
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POTTERY 2ND SERIES 1981 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: POTTERY 2ND SERIES 1981 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $11.00
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S YEAR 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $10.00
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MODERN COINS OF ETHIOPIA 1986 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: MODERN COINS OF ETHIOPIA 1986 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $11.00
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MADAGASCAR PICTORIAL POSTAL ENVELOPE MANANJARY SHIP
Country: MADAGASCAR
Condition: MADAGASCAR PICTORIAL POSTAL ENVELOPE MANANJARY SHIP
Description: From time to time we come across some extraordinary items, this is one of them POSTAL STATIONERY MADAGASCAR PICTORIAL POSTAL ENVELOPE 0.50 Francs TO PARIS TO THE EDITOR OF THE MAGAZINE "LES AILES" MOST ATTRACTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS AT LEFT DEPICTING INDIGENOUS FEMALE & STEAMSHIP MANANJARY circle date stamp with DATE MODIFIED BY HANDWRITING An unusual, significant and desirable showpiece for the advanced collector Signed by noted expert Dr. Migliavacca to attest authenticity
Price: $48.00
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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE HERBAL MEDICINE 1977 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: TRADITIONAL MEDICINE HERBAL MEDICINE 1977 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $13.00
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TREES 1986 HAGENIA ABYSSINICA ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: TREES 1986 HAGENIA ABYSSINICA ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $11.00
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FOOTBALL SOCCER AFRICAN CUP NATIONS 1976 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: FOOTBALL SOCCER AFRICAN CUP NATIONS 1976 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $12.00
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2009 BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE MINIATURE SHEET MINT NH
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: 2009 BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE MINIATURE SHEET MINT NH
Price: $6.00
Item Id #013371    See Details...
FOOD COOKING SPICE HERBS 1978 ETHIOPIA FDC
Condition: FOOD COOKING SPICE HERBS 1978 ETHIOPIA FDC
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Price: $11.00
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2009 BRANDENBERG MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA Souvenir Sheet MINT NH
Country: NAMIBIA
Condition: 2009 BRANDENBERG MOUNTAIN FLORA & FAUNA Souvenir Sheet MINT NH
Price: $12.00
Item Id #013372    See Details...
30th ANNIVERSARY UNITED NATIONS 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 30th ANNIVERSARY UNITED NATIONS 1975 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $9.00
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GOLD JEWELRY PRECIOUS STONES 1976 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: GOLD JEWELRY PRECIOUS STONES 1976 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $11.00
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MEDICINE NURSES 50th ANNIV RED CROSS 1985 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: MEDICINE NURSES 50th ANNIV RED CROSS 1985 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005439    See Details...
ETHIOPIAN HOUSE ARCHITECTURE 1984 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIAN HOUSE ARCHITECTURE 1984 ETHIOPIA FDC
Price: $10.00
Item Id #005441    See Details...
TINA TURNER TCHAD MINIATURE SHEET MNH SCOTT 669
Country: TCHAD
Condition: TINA TURNER TCHAD MINIATURE SHEET MNH SCOTT 669
Price: $9.00
Item Id #006472    See Details...
GRUNEWALD The Entombment MAXIMUM CARD MADAGASCAR
Country: MADAGASCAR
Condition: GRUNEWALD The Entombment MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $19.00
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MUSHROOMS SET of 9 VALUES MNH COMOROS 1998
Country: COMOROS
Condition: MUSHROOMS SET of 9 VALUES MNH COMOROS 1998
Price: $9.00
Item Id #008289    See Details...
BEETHOVEN  COMOROS MINIATURE SHEET rare MNH
Condition: BEETHOVEN COMOROS MINIATURE SHEET rare MNH
Price: $7.75
Item Id #003171    See Details...
VINCENT VAN GOGH Tchad SOUVENIR SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Country: TCHAD
Condition: VINCENT VAN GOGH Tchad SOUVENIR SHEET MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011128    See Details...
TCHAD MILLENNIUM SOUVENIR SHEET IMPERFORATE MNH
Country: TCHAD
Condition: TCHAD MILLENNIUM SOUVENIR SHEET IMPERFORATE MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED MNH
Price: $14.00
Item Id #011129    See Details...