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Lot# 1502 - Auction 291-297

  • Lot# : 1502 Ethiopia

    1900/1906: Collection of twenty four covers and postcards (three with some stamps removed) from the days of Minister Ilg at the Court of Menelik II including a card written by his wife to order fashion and cookery magazines. As Ethiopia did not join the UPU until 1. November 1908 all of the letters and cards bear a double franking with French Somalia stamps. There are also some contents still present. This lot is of significant historical interest and will provide an insight into the history of this contested area.
    Starting bid : 1,000.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,800.00 CHF