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[19654]  ETHIOPIA - NETH. EAST INDIES…1935 - 36 ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR ETHIOPIAN CENSORSHIP..  1935(Dec 18)
[19654]  ETHIOPIA - NETH. EAST INDIES…1935 - 36 ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR ETHIOPIAN CENSORSHIP..  1935(Dec 18)
[19654] ETHIOPIA - NETH. EAST INDIES…1935 - 36 ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR ETHIOPIAN CENSORSHIP.. 1935(Dec 18) Kangaroo C & E Club crested envelope to Ampendan bearing Ethoipia pair 2g tied Addis Abeba cds & with plain pink resealing label tied violet Empire D'Ethiopie /Censure Militaire hand stamp & on reverse Bombay Foreign (27 Dec) transit & Ampenan (15 Jan 36) arrival cds ....................................................................... Censored mail is found on overseas mail from 13 Dec 1935 to 25 April 1936 which is just 10 days before Italian troops entered Addis Abeba during the Italian East Afrian War
US$250
[19653]  ETHIOPIA - NETHERLAND...ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN 1935-6 WAR RED CROSS AID..  1936(Jan 2)
[19653]  ETHIOPIA - NETHERLAND...ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN 1935-6 WAR RED CROSS AID..  1936(Jan 2)
[19653] ETHIOPIA - NETHERLAND...ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN 1935-6 WAR RED CROSS AID.. 1936(Jan 2) Plain postcard to Gravenhage bearing Ethiopia 1g & 2g tied Addis Abeba cds & with red circular Nederl. Roode Kruis /Hofdbestuur hand stamp & on reverse signed by members of the Nederlands Red Cross Ambulance to Ethiopia .................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa resulting in various forms of Foreign Medical Aid going to assist
US$150
[19652]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1935(Jun 29)
[19652]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1935(Jun 29)
[19652] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1935(Jun 29) Black & white postcard entitled "Asmara - Chiesa Copta" to Italy bearing Eritrea 20c tied Posta Militare 101 cds that was used by the Italian forces during the campaign ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$70
[19651]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Aug 17)
[19651]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Aug 17)
[19651] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1936(Aug 17) Printed airmail envelope to Military address, Amara, Eritrea bearing Eritrea 50c tied Posta Militare N 210 cds that was used by VA Division Alpina Division "Ousteria", 7 -11 Regiment & 5th Regiment Art. Alpina ......................................................................... Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$50
[19650]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Jun 29)
[19650]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR..  1936(Jun 29)
[19650] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ETHIOPIA-ERITREA WAR.. 1936(Jun 29) Printed airmail envelope to Alessandria bearing Eritrea Pair + single 50c tied Posta Militare N 104 cds that was used by the IV Division "3 Gennaio" & with on reverse arrival cds dated 7 Jul ……………… Without any declaration of war Mussolini's troops invaded Ethiopia on 3 Oct 1935 & with modern weapons & aircraft against primative resistance Addis Ababa was captured 5 May 1936. Heile Selassie had fled & despite pleading for help from the League of Nations Italy had already named it's king "Emperor of Ethiopia" annexed the country, united it with Eritrea & Italian Somaliland to form Italian East Africa.
US$80
[18763]  ETHIOPIA - SOUTH AFRICA …WW2 FIELD SERVICE POST CARD....  1941 (Aug 9)
[18763]  ETHIOPIA - SOUTH AFRICA …WW2 FIELD SERVICE POST CARD....  1941 (Aug 9)
[18763] ETHIOPIA - SOUTH AFRICA …WW2 FIELD SERVICE POST CARD.... 1941 (Aug 9) D.D. 6 24. Field Service Post Card imprinted G.P. -S.5920 - 1940 - 100,000. S. to Cape Town cancelled E.A. APO 62 (10 Auug) located Dire Dawa................................................ Rare card with small printing of 100,000 is not recorded in Wartime Postal Stationary (1986) or by Henning (1996)
US$500
[17858]  ETHIOPIA - ERITREA... 1944 CENSORED AIRMAIL...  1944 (Aug 30)
[17858]  ETHIOPIA - ERITREA... 1944 CENSORED AIRMAIL...  1944 (Aug 30)
[17858] ETHIOPIA - ERITREA... 1944 CENSORED AIRMAIL... 1944 (Aug 30) Airmail envelope with vertical crease only seen on back to Asmara bearing Haile Salassie pair 25c + single 20c tied Addis Abeba cds & with PC 90 Opened By Examiner / ZZ 37981 label of British Occupation of Former Italian Colonies & with Asmara Ferrovia (31 Aug) arrival cds ..........Internal mail such as this is seldom offered
US$300
[17248]  KENYA - ETHIOPIA…...WW2 to POLITICAL HQ & forwarded to EVACUATION CAMP MANDERA BRITISH SOMALILAND…  1942 (Nov 18)
[17248] KENYA - ETHIOPIA…...WW2 to POLITICAL HQ & forwarded to EVACUATION CAMP MANDERA BRITISH SOMALILAND… 1942 (Nov 18) Portion of parcel package 190 x 118mm to Capt. A.O. Smith, c/o Political Headquarters Nairobi for Political HQ Harar, Ethiopia & forwarded to Evacuation Camp Mandera bearing high rate KUT 3/- tied Oljoroorok / Kenya cds & with complete Parcel Post number 92 label with Oljoroorok / Kenya (18 Nov) cds .......................... Rare Parcel Post into British Somaliland during this period................................... Note this is not a full envelope it is a portion of a Parcel package
US$550
[16837]  ETHIOPIA-ITALY..ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR..  1936(Oct 1)
[16837]  ETHIOPIA-ITALY..ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR..  1936(Oct 1)
[16837] ETHIOPIA-ITALY..ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR.. 1936(Oct 1) Printed airmail envelope slightly cut down on left when opened to Rome endorsed from Italian soldier, Commando 16 Regt. Addis Abeba bearing Eritrea 50c & i lira tied Posta Militare N 55 datestamp & with on reverse Roma [19 Oct] arrival d/s
US$80
[16768]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED to NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16768]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED to NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16768] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED to NATIVE SOLDIER.. 1941(May 29) Plain env to native Hailoo Affrasa c/o Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence Headquarters, 21st Brigade, E A Force, bearing KUT 2 x 10c tied Taveta/Kenya d/s w/unframed Passed By Censor h/s in violet & forwarded w/manu c/o 24 Brigade deleted then to 1/2 Bn K.A.R. & w/circular APO-U-MPK/22 [30 Jul]arrival d/s located Harrar Ethiopia ...[Interestingly the censor marking is not listed in Henning & scarcer mail to presumably a native soldier]
US$300
[16767]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED from NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16767]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED from NATIVE SOLDIER..  1941(May 29)
[16767] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE HQ & FORWARDED from NATIVE SOLDIER.. 1941(May 29) Plain env to native Hailou Afrasa c/o Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence Headquarters. 21st Brigade, APO E A Force, endorsed on reverse from native written in vernacular native script & bearing KUT pair 10c tied Taveta/Kenya d/s w/on face unframed Passed By Censor h/s in violet & forwarded w/manu 21st Brigade deleted & sent c/o 24 Bde HQ deleted then to 1/2 K.A.R. & w/circular APO-U-MPK/22 [30 Jul]arrival d/s located Harrar Ethiopia ...[Interestingly the censor marking is not listed in Henning & scarcer mail from presumably a native soldier to another in Harrar Camp]
US$400
[16766]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE UNIT & FORWARDED..  1941(Jul)
[16766]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE UNIT & FORWARDED..  1941(Jul)
[16766] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION INTELLIGENCE UNIT & FORWARDED.. 1941(Jul) Plain env to native Hailu Afrassa c/o Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence, 21st EAB, c/o APS Nairobi bearing KUT 20c tied Taveta/Kenya d/s & w/unframed Passed By Censor h/s in violet & forwarded w/manu HQ 12(A) Division w/Not in blue crayon deleting it then to 1/2 K.A.R. again deleted & finally Details Mega (Ethiopia) w/circular EA APO 2 [31 Jul] transit d/s & EA APO 2 [30 Sep]arrival d/s so presumably returned ...[Interestingly the censor marking is not listed in Henning & scarcer mail to presumably a native soldier]
US$250
[16764]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION & FORWARDED to INTELLIGENCE UNIT..  1941(May 26)
[16764]  KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION & FORWARDED to INTELLIGENCE UNIT..  1941(May 26)
[16764] KENYA-ETHIOPIA...WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION & FORWARDED to INTELLIGENCE UNIT.. 1941(May 26) Plain env to Capt. A.O. Smith, Intelligence. c/o Headquarters 21st Brigade, APS East Africa Force & forwarded in blue crayon 24 Bde crossed through & sent c/o Nairobi bearing KUT 20c tied Kikuyu/Kenya d/s & w/circular APO-U-MPK/22 [30 Jul] arrival d/s located Harrar Ethiopia
US$250
[16758]  ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND...WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES…  1943(Mar 25)
[16758]  ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND...WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES…  1943(Mar 25)
[16758] ETHIOPIA-ITALIAN SOMALILAND...WW2-OCCUPIED ENEMY TERRITORY by RITISH FORCES… 1943(Mar 25) Plain env from Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa to Major. B.C. Shea, c/o O.E.T.A. Evacuation, Dire Dawa & forwarded in manu to Mogadiscio bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & with EA APO 62 [26 Mar] transit d's & on rev Dire Daoua [28 Mar] + EA APO 62 [3 Apr] + EA APO 75 [3 Apr] transit d/s ... [Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encounted]
US$450
[16753]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Aug 3)
[16753]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Aug 3)
[16753] ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942(Aug 3) Plain env to Lieut . L.A. Davison, Air Port Evacuation Camp, Dire Dawa bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & with EA APO 62 [5 Aug] transit d/s & on rev Dire Daoua [5 Aug] arrival d/s... [Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encountered]
US$350
[16751]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Dec 14)
[16751]  ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Dec 14)
[16751] ETHIOPIA…..WW2 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942(Dec 14) Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa printed env to Capt. B.C. Shea, c/o O.E.T.A Evacuation, Dire Dawa bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & w/on rev Dire Daoua [16 Oct] transit d/s + EA APO 62 [16 Dec] arrival d/s ... [Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encounted]
US$350
[16747]  ETHIOPIA... WW2 BRITISH FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Aug 26)
[16747]  ETHIOPIA... WW2 BRITISH FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942(Aug 26)
[16747] ETHIOPIA... WW2 BRITISH FORCES INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942(Aug 26) Plain env to O/C, Evacuation Camp "B", Dire Dawa bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba d/s & with on rev Dire Daoua [28 Aug] arrival d/s... [Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encountered]
US$300
[15070]  ERITREA-ITALY...ITALIAN EAST AFRICA WAR..  1936(Jun 17)
[15070]  ERITREA-ITALY...ITALIAN EAST AFRICA WAR..  1936(Jun 17)
[15070] ERITREA-ITALY...ITALIAN EAST AFRICA WAR.. 1936(Jun 17) Airmail env to Milan from Italian soldier bearing Eritrea 1 lira & 50c tied Posta Militaire No 88 d/s & w/on rev Milan [22 Jun] arrival d/s
US$130
[16760]  ETHIOPIA - BRITISH SOMALILAND...WW2 BRITSH FORCES O.E.T.A. INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942 (Dec 14)
[16760]  ETHIOPIA - BRITISH SOMALILAND...WW2 BRITSH FORCES O.E.T.A. INTERNMENT CAMP…  1942 (Dec 14)
[16760] ETHIOPIA - BRITISH SOMALILAND...WW2 BRITSH FORCES O.E.T.A. INTERNMENT CAMP… 1942 (Dec 14) Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial & Oversea) Addis Ababa printed envelope with vertical creases to Capt. H. Ebsworth c/o Evacuation Office, Harrar & forwarded in red crayon to Evacuation Camp, Mandera bearing Haile Selassie 10c tied Addis Abeba cds & on reverse Dire Daoua (17 Dec) + EA APO 75 (17 Dec) transit cds..... ... Not a great deal is known about Italians taken POW during the Eritrea/Ethiopian campaign. They were initially placed into various camps in British & Italian Somaliland, Eritrea & Ethiopia however generally overcrowding, poor conditions & sanitation necessitated careful handling with many being moved to other theatres such as Egypt etc. Mail connected to these Camps is seldom encounted
US$750
[16847]  ETHIOPIA-CHINA [ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR-CENSORED]  1936(Mar 4)
[16847]  ETHIOPIA-CHINA [ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR-CENSORED]  1936(Mar 4)
[16847] ETHIOPIA-CHINA [ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR-CENSORED] 1936(Mar 4) Plain envelope to Swatow bearing 4g tied bi-lingual Addis Ababa datestamp with boxed 1 censor handstamp in violet ..................Censored mail from the Ethiopian side is very elusive
US$300
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