New Currency Overprints
|1936, January 29
Typographed from handcarved hard rubber by Leon de Robillard Printing, Addis Abeba.
Sheets of 50 (10 x 5) overprinted in one operation on 1931 Defintives.
Scott: 242-246. Stanly Gibbons: 318-322. Michel: 186-190. Yvert: 214-218.
|321||1 c on 1/8 g Dark blue overprint
a. Black overprint (Trial)
|322||2 c on ¼ g Red overprint
|323||3 c on ½ g Dark blue overprint
|324||5 c on 1 g Dark blue overprint
a. Large 5 c
|325||10 c on 2 g Red overprint|
1. Issued to supply the new currency of 100 centimes = 1 thaler.
2. The 4g was sold unoverprinted for 25 c and the 8 g unoverprinted for 50c; the thaler values were still current.
3. Since this issue was only in use for two months before the fall of Addis Abeba to the Italians on May 5, 1936, some values are difficult to find used.
4. Reported, but not confirmed, are trials in red or blue found on any value including inverts and doubles. Also reported is the 2 c on ¼ g with the 2 c missing.
Last update: September 6, 2000