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ETHIOPIA POSTS IN THE 1930s by LINDAHL very useful
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA POSTS IN THE 1930s by LINDAHL very useful
Description: Lengthy 20 page article replete with illustrations, written by the most authoritative writer of Ethiopian Philately - the article is part of a 52 page edition of THE LION No 122-123 Summer-Autumn 2000, which contains other articles of interest to the collector of ETHIOPIA - a good buy *** A Special Item FROM THE ANTIQUARIAN & MODERNARIAN OF POSTAL HISTORY & PHILATELY
Price: $17.00
Item Id #013194    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...
1954 AIRMAIL
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1954 AIRMAIL "A.O." COVER TO USA 2c + 5c (x 2) + 5c + 30c 1951 TUBERCULOSIS
Description: SCOTT B21 + B24
Price: $35.00
Item Id #013548    See Details...
ETHIOPIA TEWODROS TO MENELIK 1867-1908 POSTAL HISTORY
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA TEWODROS TO MENELIK 1867-1908 POSTAL HISTORY
Description: Ethiopia 1867-1908 TEWODROS TO MENELIK Postal History by Roberto Sciaky, published 2002 Perfect bound 160 pages 8” x 11 3/4”, 132 black and white illustrations. IN ENGLISH FROM NAPIER TO INDEPENDENT IMPERIAL POST IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF COMBINATION COVERS, FRANKINGS ETC ETC INDISPENSIBLE TO ASSESS VALUE OF COVERS INCLUDES INVENTORY OF ALL KNOWN COVERS (in print and on floppy disc) INCLUDES VALUABLE INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE (not available in previous books by Sciaky) *************************************
Price: $99.00
Item Id #014593    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
Item Id #015922    See Details...
ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY *ADDENDA
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA 1867-1936: STAMPS, POSTAL HISTORY *ADDENDA
Description: Ethiopia 1867-1936 - History, stamps and postal history - by Roberto Sciaky, published 2001 Perfect bound 80 pages 8” x 11 3/4”, , 3 maps, 40 black and white illustrations. IN ENGLISH FULL UPDATE OF 1999 EDITION AND NEW DATA ON POSTAL RATES, AIR MAIL INCLUDING ZEPPELIN * FORCES MAIL ETC
Price: $55.00
Item Id #016123    See Details...
FOOTBALL SOCCER AFRICAN CUP NATIONS 1976 ETHIOPIA FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1970 WORLD FOOTBALL CUP Ethiopia FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $16.00     Sale Price! $13.00
Item Id #016490    See Details...
1976 10th AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS  ETHIOPIA FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1976 10th AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS ETHIOPIA FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $12.00
Item Id #016491    See Details...
1982 WORLD CUP ESPANA 82 Ethiopia FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1982 WORLD CUP ESPANA 82 Ethiopia FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $11.00
Item Id #016492    See Details...
HISTORY CHURCHILL MALI * RARE 1974 FDC
Country: MALI
Condition: CHURCHILL MALI * RARE 1974 FDC
Price: $14.00
Item Id #008190    See Details...
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...
1964 FIRST DAY COVER NURSING ASSOCIATION REGISTERED TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: 1964 FIRST DAY COVER NURSING ASSOCIATION REGISTERED TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Price: $11.00
Item Id #012266    See Details...
1959 REGISTERED TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS EAST LONDON NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION
Country: SOUTH AFRICA
Condition: 1959 REGISTERED TO BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS EAST LONDON NATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION
Price: $10.00
Item Id #012267    See Details...
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...
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
Item Id #009528    See Details...
TITANIC SINKING MADAGASCAR MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Country: MADAGASCAR
Condition: TITANIC SINKING MADAGASCAR MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Description: MINT NEVER HINGED
Price: $9.50
Item Id #003466    See Details...
GRUNEWALD The Entombment MAXIMUM CARD MADAGASCAR
Country: MADAGASCAR
Condition: GRUNEWALD The Entombment MAXIMUM CARD
Price: $19.00
Item Id #004942    See Details...
2009 CELEBRITIES: MANDELA & FOOTBALLER ABOUTRIKA MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Country: COMOROS
Condition: 2009 CELEBRITIES: MANDELA & FOOTBALLER ABOUTRIKA MINIATURE SHEET MNH
Price: $15.00
Item Id #013097    See Details...
BUTTERFLIES BEAUTIFUL COMOROS SET OF 9 VALUES 1998 MNH
Country: COMOROS
Condition: BUTTERFLIES BEAUTIFUL COMOROS SET OF 9 VALUES 1998 MNH
Description: VERY FINE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM DIFFICULT TO FIND ITEM
Price: $17.50
Item Id #009156    See Details...
FISH FISHES DOLPHIN COMOROS SET OF 9 values MNH 1998
Country: COMOROS
Condition: FISH FISHES DOLPHIN COMOROS SET OF 9 values MNH 1998
Description: VERY FINE MINT NEVER HINGED ORIGINAL GUM DIFFICULT TO FIND ITEM
Price: $15.00
Item Id #008432    See Details...
PRE HISTORY ANIMALS DINOSAURS COMOROS 1998 MNH SET OF 9 VALUES
Country: COMOROS
Condition: PRE HISTORY ANIMALS DINOSAURS COMOROS 1998 MNH SET OF 9 VALUES
Price: $12.50
Item Id #009239    See Details...
BEETHOVEN  COMOROS MINIATURE SHEET rare MNH
Condition: BEETHOVEN COMOROS MINIATURE SHEET rare MNH
Price: $7.75
Item Id #003171    See Details...
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...
BIRDS OF PREY COMOROS 1998 Set of 9 stamps MNH
Country: COMOROS
Condition: BIRDS OF PREY COMOROS 1998 Set of 9 stamps MNH
Price: $13.70
Item Id #008447    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...