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  • 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

    Lot# : 1503 Ethiopia

    1901/1993: Collection in two volumes, with some earlier items including a single franking 1/2 g green and black on printed matter to Switzerland dated 1928, a registered letter from the Italian office dated 1936 and a range of modern issues including some blocks of four. For good measure the lot also includes three letters from China in the later 1970s.
    Starting bid : 120.00 CHF
    Hammer price : 160.00 CHF
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