ETHIOPIA

As early as 1892, Menelik II was discussing the issuing of postage stamps and silver coins. A postal system was introduced in 1894 and on 27 January 1895 the first set of stamps was issued. The two designs for the new stamps were taken from the first modern Ethiopian coins engraved in France by Legrange and minted in Paris. A famous artist by the name of Eugene Mouchon, well known for having created the designs of many French and foreign stamps, engraved the first stamps of Ethiopia. The first four stamps of the 1895 set depict Menelik II (the Neguse Negest, or Negus Negesti: the King of Kings); the three top denominations feature the heraldic Lion of Judah holding a banner on a pole which is topped by a golden cross. The head of the lion is crowned -- this design representing the arms of the country, the pennant being in green, yellow and red, the national colours of Ethiopia. All the inscriptions are in Amharic, and Mouchon’s name is featured on the bottom margin of each stamp at right. Historical and symbolic designs such as these, the Star of David and the Throne of Solomon are to be found on the early stamps of Ethiopia. Additionally both designs of the first stamps feature the war sword of the emperor at the bottom of the vignette, with a cotton tree at the right end and a coffee tree at the left.

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1964 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT SET ON REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER Famous Women
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1964 ELEANOR ROOSEVELT SET ON REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $19.00
Item Id #005376    See Details...
1961 GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HAILE SELASSIE FIRST DAY COVER rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1961 GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HAILE SELASSIE FIRST DAY COVER rare
Price: $22.00
Item Id #005377    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...
REGISTERED COVER ADDIS ABABA TO STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 95c postal rate
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: REGISTERED COVER ADDIS ABABA TO STOCKHOLM SWEDEN 95c postal rate
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005378    See Details...
1966 RAS TAFARI HAILE SELASSIE 50 YEARS LEADERSHIP FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1966 RAS TAFARI HAILE SELASSIE 50 YEARS LEADERSHIP FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $13.00
Item Id #005379    See Details...
1968 HUMAN RIGHTS REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1968 HUMAN RIGHTS REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER rare
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005380    See Details...
1964 SPORTS AIR MAIL OLYMPIC GAMES SET ON REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1964 SPORTS AIR MAIL OLYMPICS SET ON REGISTERED FDC BASKETBALL SWIMMING
Description: 1964 SPORTS AIR MAIL OLYMPICS SET ON REGISTERED FDC BASKETBALL SWIMMING
Price: $18.00
Item Id #005381    See Details...
REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER ADDIS ABABA TO SWEDEN 95c postal rate
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: REGISTERED AIRMAIL COVER ADDIS ABABA TO SWEDEN 95c postal rate
Price: $15.00
Item Id #005382    See Details...
1966 AIR MAIL SET WILD ANIMALS MONKEY RHINOCEROS IBEX FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1966 AIR MAIL SET WILD ANIMALS MONKEY RHINOCEROS IBEX FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $15.00
Item Id #005383    See Details...
1968 NATIONAL COSTUMES REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1968 NATIONAL COSTUMES REGISTERED FDC
Price: $18.00
Item Id #005384    See Details...
1966 WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION & UNESCO FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1966 WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION & UNESCO FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005386    See Details...
1962 REGISTERED COVER TO SWEDEN E$3 rate ADDIS ABABA uncommon
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1962 REGISTERED COVER TO SWEDEN E$3 rate
Price: $18.00
Item Id #005387    See Details...
1962 ANCIENT LEADERS SET ON REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1962 ANCIENT LEADERS SET ON REGISTERED FDC
Price: $22.00
Item Id #005388    See Details...
WICKER WORK FIRST DAY COVER 1974 scarce
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: WICKER WORK FIRST DAY COVER 1974 scarce
Price: $9.00
Item Id #005390    See Details...
UNICEF 25th Anniv 1971 CHILDREN Massawa FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: UNICEF 25th Anniv 1971 CHILDREN Massawa FDC
Price: $10.00
Item Id #005391    See Details...
1963 COVER TO SWEDEN SPECIAL POSTMARK AFRICA HEADS OF STATES CONFERENCE
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1963 COVER TO SWEDEN SPECIAL POSTMARK
Description: 1963 COVER TO SWEDEN SPECIAL POSTMARK AFRICA HEADS OF STATES CONFERENCE
Price: $15.00
Item Id #005392    See Details...
1971 AWASA REGISTERED EXPRESS INLAND COVER 90c rate EXPRESS LABEL
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1971 AWASA REGISTERED EXPRESS INLAND COVER 90c rate EXPRESS LABEL
Price: $14.00
Item Id #005393    See Details...
1962 FEDERATION 10th ANNIVERSARY REGISTERED FIRST DAY COVER rare
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: 1962 FEDERATION 10th ANNIVERSARY REGISTERED FDC
Description: 1962 FEDERATION 10th ANNIVERSARY REGISTERED FDC ``` Opened for perfect display WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW THIS SET ON A REGISTERED FDC??
Price: $22.00
Item Id #005394    See Details...
TELEPHONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIRST DAY COVER
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: TELEPHONE TELECOMMUNICATIONS FIRST DAY COVER
Price: $10.00
Item Id #005395    See Details...
ETHIOPIA TRADITIONAL CEREMONIAL ROBES Massawa FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA TRADITIONAL CEREMONIAL ROBES Massawa FDC
Price: $13.00
Item Id #005396    See Details...
HUMAN RIGHTS 1973 FIRST DAY COVER scarce
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: HUMAN RIGHTS 1973 FIRST DAY COVER scarce
Price: $11.00
Item Id #005397    See Details...
MAPS FOOD MEDICINE AFRICAN UNITY FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: MAPS FOOD MEDICINE AFRICAN UNITY FDC
Price: $11.00
Item Id #005398    See Details...
ETHIOPIA TOURISM WATER SPORTS SAFARI MOUNTAINEERING
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA TOURISM WATER SPORTS SAFARI MOUNTAINEERING
Price: $10.00
Item Id #005399    See Details...
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION UNESCO Massawa FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION UNESCO Massawa FDC
Price: $10.00
Item Id #005400    See Details...
ETHIOPIA INTL METEOROLOGY ORGANIZATION Massawa FDC
Country: ETHIOPIA
Condition: ETHIOPIA INTL METEOROLOGY ORGANIZATION Massawa FDC
Price: $12.00
Item Id #005401    See Details...