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[4225]  ERITREA-ITALY [ITALIAN FORCES-PROVISIONAL CENSOR] 1935(Mar 19)
[4225]  ERITREA-ITALY [ITALIAN FORCES-PROVISIONAL CENSOR] 1935(Mar 19)
[4225] ERITREA-ITALY [ITALIAN FORCES-PROVISIONAL CENSOR] 1935(Mar 19) Plain env to Catania bearing Italian Eritrea 50c tied Adicaie/Eritrea d/s & w/Plain lined paper taken from exercise book sealing strip w/manuscript Verificato Per Censura in black ink & tied by Arms oval R.R. Poste/M.V.S.N./Comando La Battagligne CC NN Eritrea h/s in violet & w/on reverse Catania [5 Apr] arrival d/s.......[A most Unusual use of provisional censor label]
US$400
[13223]  ADEN-ERITREA [DOUBLE CENSORED]   1943(Feb 2)
[13223]  ADEN-ERITREA [DOUBLE CENSORED]   1943(Feb 2)
[13223] ADEN-ERITREA [DOUBLE CENSORED] 1943(Feb 2) Plain env endorsed "By Air Mail" to Panam Airways, Asmara bearing 8a & 2 x 2a tied Aden d/s & w/scarcer red on orange Opened By/Censor label [CCSG 1C] tied boxed Passed By Censor No 4 Aden [CCSG 1] h/s in violet plus distorted circ Passed by/6/Censor h/s [CCSG 1V] in violet of Eritrea & w/manu "Not BOAC" & Try Operational APO 617 & w/on rev Asmara Centro d/s [[6 Mar] & Indian FPO 90 [6 Mar] transit d/s
US$300
[11293]  B.O.F.I.C/ERITREA-ADEN [WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED]  1943(Jul 14)
[11293]  B.O.F.I.C/ERITREA-ADEN [WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED]  1943(Jul 14)
[11293] B.O.F.I.C/ERITREA-ADEN [WW2 DOUBLE CENSORED] 1943(Jul 14) Printed airmail env to Aden Camp bearing on rev GB Ovptd MEF 1/- + 2˝d + 1d tied Asmara/Eritrea d/s & w/circ Eritrean =O=/Censorship h/s & Aden losenge Passed F/2 censor h/s both in violet & w/on reverse Aden Camp [22 Jul] arrival d/s
US$170
[14523]  ADEN/ERITREA-GB [S.S.MAHALLAH]  1904(Jun 9)
[14523]  ADEN/ERITREA-GB [S.S.MAHALLAH]  1904(Jun 9)
[14523] ADEN/ERITREA-GB [S.S.MAHALLAH] 1904(Jun 9)Black & white picture postcard showing Mosque at Karen to Wanstead Essex endorsed on rev SS Mahallah Massaua to Hodeidah 4 Jun 04 bearing India 1a tied belted Aden d/s..................Nice item from ship sailing Massaua-Hodeidah & posted enroute
US$70
[1700] ITALY - ERITREA [ITALIAN OCCUPATION MILITARY MAIL] 1892(Apr 4)
[1700] ITALY - ERITREA [ITALIAN OCCUPATION MILITARY MAIL] 1892(Apr 4)
[1700] ITALY - ERITREA [ITALIAN OCCUPATION MILITARY MAIL] 1892(Apr 4) plain envelope (small piece gone on reverse) to Captain Noe, Disposizione del Comando, Massaua bearing Italy 20c tied Chieti d/s with on reverse smudged Brado 14 Apr] transit d/s + Massaua/Mar Rosso [25 Apr] arival d/s................................. early item of Italian Occupation
US$750
[15273]  B.O.F.I.C.-GB [ERITREA-BRITISH OCCUPATION]  1951(Oct 19)
[15273]  B.O.F.I.C.-GB [ERITREA-BRITISH OCCUPATION]  1951(Oct 19)
[15273] B.O.F.I.C.-GB [ERITREA-BRITISH OCCUPATION] 1951(Oct 19) envelope by air to Brighton with bi-lingual By Air Mail / Per Via Aerea label bearing GB GV1 9d Overprinted B.A. / Eritrea 75 cents [SG E21] tied Asmara / Eritrea d/s
US$130
[11142]  ITALY [WW2 MILITARY PROPAGANDA CARD]   1943(Feb 4)
[11142]  ITALY [WW2 MILITARY PROPAGANDA CARD]   1943(Feb 4)
[11142] ITALY [WW2 MILITARY PROPAGANDA CARD] 1943(Feb 4) Stampless pictorial military propaganda card showing Italian forces storming East African stronghold to soldier 207 Btg Costiero $th Comp Salaudia from another soldier in Stato Maggiore per la Difensa Del Territorio cancelled Posta Militar No 9 & with faint Military Unit hand stamp
US$200
[13643]  ETHIOPIA - GB.....ITALIAN EAST AFRICIAN WAR  1939 (Aug 25)
[13643]  ETHIOPIA - GB.....ITALIAN EAST AFRICIAN WAR  1939 (Aug 25)
[13643] ETHIOPIA - GB.....ITALIAN EAST AFRICIAN WAR 1939 (Aug 25) Banko di Roma, Filale di Addis Abeba printed airmail envelope to Lloyds Bank, London bearing Italian Eritrea 2 lira + 1 lira & 25c tied Addis Abeba cds & with PC66 Opened By/Censor /131 label & with circular clock style Received /5 Sep 1939 hand stamp ......Scarce mail posted prior too & delivered after commencement of WW2
US$250
[15272]  B.O.F.I.C. [ERITREA-ETHIOPIA/ BRITISH OCCUPATION]  1945(Mar 13)
[15272]  B.O.F.I.C. [ERITREA-ETHIOPIA/ BRITISH OCCUPATION]  1945(Mar 13)
[15272] B.O.F.I.C. [ERITREA-ETHIOPIA/ BRITISH OCCUPATION] 1945(Mar 13) Alfonso Giovene, Asmara printed env to Addis Ababa fnkd GB M.E.F. Ovpts 1d, 2˝d & 1/- [SG M11, M13 & M18 respectively] tied Asmara d/s & w/black on white PC90 Opened by Examiner/ZZ 37781 label & w/on rev Addis Ababa [16 Mar] arrival d/s
US$200
[14519]  ERITREA - EGYPT….BRIT.OCCUP.FORMER ITALIAN COLONIES..  1942 (Jul 3)
[14519]  ERITREA - EGYPT….BRIT.OCCUP.FORMER ITALIAN COLONIES..  1942 (Jul 3)
[14519] ERITREA - EGYPT….BRIT.OCCUP.FORMER ITALIAN COLONIES.. 1942 (Jul 3) Plain envelope by airmail to Cairo bearing GB 2˝d +3d & 2 x 5d Overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara cds & w/black on white bi-lingual Examined By Censor /3 /Verificato Per Censura label & with on reverse Asmara Ferrovia [4 Jul] + Cairo [10 Jul] transit & Heliopolis (11 Jul) arrival cds ......Despite some damage to label upon opening a scarce item
US$300
[15403]  ERITREA - ITALY….ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR...   1936 (Jul 8)
[15403]  ERITREA - ITALY….ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR...   1936 (Jul 8)
[15403] ERITREA - ITALY….ITALIAN EAST AFRICAN WAR... 1936 (Jul 8) Plain airmail envelope with part address crossed through to Genova from Italian soldier bearing Eritrea 1 Lira & 50c tied Posta Militare/N. 102 cds & with on reverse Genova (12 Jul) arrival date stamp
US$130
[15454]  ITALY - ERITREA….1940 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA SERVICE SUSPENDED & RETURNED...  1940 (Dec 30)
[15454]  ITALY - ERITREA….1940 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA SERVICE SUSPENDED & RETURNED...  1940 (Dec 30)
[15454] ITALY - ERITREA….1940 ITALIAN EAST AFRICA SERVICE SUSPENDED & RETURNED... 1940 (Dec 30) S.A. Mirani Autotrasporti, Piacenza printed airmail envelope with some opening damage to flap to company offices in Decamere (A.O.I.) bearing Italy 2 x 1 lira + 5 lira & 50c tied Piacenza cds & with black unframed Al Mittende /Per Impossibile Inoltro hand stamp & manuscript Returno il 9/5/941 in pencil with on reverse blue on white 1 Centenario /della Casa /Andrea Merzario /1835-1935 label.......British & allied forces were preparing to invade & marched into Italian held Ethiopia on 19 Jan 41 & the route became impossible for Italian mail
US$300
[16960]  ERITREA-USA [B.O.F.I.C.-BRITISH ADMINISTRATION]  1950(Apr 19)
[16960]  ERITREA-USA [B.O.F.I.C.-BRITISH ADMINISTRATION]  1950(Apr 19)
[16960] ERITREA-USA [B.O.F.I.C.-BRITISH ADMINISTRATION] 1950(Apr 19) Printed airmail envelope to Export Finders Bureau, New York bearing GB GV1 B. A. Eritrea overprints strip 3 x 40c on 5d & single 30c on 3d tied Asmara/Eritrea d/s & with manuscript 51097 within circular h/s in red & unframed Apr 24 1950 arrival d/s.......[According to S. Gibbons the administration was handed back to the Italians on 1 April 1950 however no new currency stamps were yet available & British overprints continued to be used during this short interim period]
US$150
[19193]  ERITREA -AUSTRALIA…WW2 O.H.M.S. WAR ECONOMY REGISTERED & TRIPLE CENSORED...   1944 (Apr 13)
[19193]  ERITREA -AUSTRALIA…WW2 O.H.M.S. WAR ECONOMY REGISTERED & TRIPLE CENSORED...   1944 (Apr 13)
[19193] ERITREA -AUSTRALIA…WW2 O.H.M.S. WAR ECONOMY REGISTERED & TRIPLE CENSORED... 1944 (Apr 13) Longer O.H.M.S. War Economy printed envelope with trivial creases to left side registered to Williamstown, Victoria bearing GB GV1 3d & Pair 5d Overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro /Raccomandate cds with blank R /4143 label with Asmara C inserted & with violet circle with = O inside (CCSG VIB) alongside black circular bi-lingual 73 /Censorship /Dept applied in Egypt + red on white 3 Opened By Censor label tied violet framed 3 /Passed /By /Censor / 252 & on reverse violet circular Servizi Postali de Elettrici dall Eritrea /Direzione hand stamp across flaps + Asmara Ferrovia Raccomandate /Distribuzione (13 & 14 Apr) + oval Registered /T.P.O. No 1 /Shellal-Halfa (21 Apr) + Cairo (22 Apr) + Registered /Melbourne (2 Jun) transits + violet oval Williamstown /7 Jun 1944 / Post Office arrival date stamps............. An attractive & scarce three country censored item
US$200
[19367]  B.O.F.I.C. - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 ERITREA BRITISH INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES….  1941 (Jul 14)
[19367]  B.O.F.I.C. - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 ERITREA BRITISH INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES….  1941 (Jul 14)
[19367] B.O.F.I.C. - SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 ERITREA BRITISH INDIAN OCCUPATION FORCES…. 1941 (Jul 14) Captured Italian printed Ala Littoria printed airmail envelope to Natal bank Chambers, Durban bearing combination of India pair 3p + irregular block 3 x GB 3d all tied by faint but readable India FPO /90 cds located at the Fiat Showrooms at Asmara & with violet framed Passed /By /Unit /Censor/ 264 & with on revverse Registered /Durban (28 Jul) arrival cds
US$80
[19497]  ITALY - ERITREA…ITALO-ABYSSINIAN WAR AIRMAIL…  1936 (Mar 18)
[19497]  ITALY - ERITREA…ITALO-ABYSSINIAN WAR AIRMAIL…  1936 (Mar 18)
[19497] ITALY - ERITREA…ITALO-ABYSSINIAN WAR AIRMAIL… 1936 (Mar 18) Airmail envelope to R.T. Pietro Dolfin, 180 Batteria Sommeggieta, 2 Div C.C.N.N. 28 Attabre, Africa Orientale from Antonio Dolfin, 4 Regg., Art. di C.A.A. 10 Btr. Rovereto bearing Caesar 20c + Angel 75c + Int. Aero Exhib 30c + Belliniano Air 25c tied Rovereto /Trento cds with on reverse manuscript 31-3-XIV & 4-4 probably receipt & answered date ...........Italy already had the colonial possessions of Somalia & Eritrea but wanted to expand & commenced operations against the poorly equipted & armed Ethiopians in Oct 1935 & by May 1936 were in total control & occupation.
US$130
[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
[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
[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
[18638]  ITALY - ERITREA …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 28)
[18638]  ITALY - ERITREA …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER.....  1941 (Jan 28)
[18638] ITALY - ERITREA …WW2 RETURN TO SENDER UNABLE TO DELIVER..... 1941 (Jan 28) Commune Di Pistola printed envelope registered to Comando, C.R.E.I.M. at Massawa A.O.I. with red Comune di Pistola 85c meter cancellation & with R / Pistola/4220 registered label & with red unframed Al Mittente /Non Potuto Inoltrare /A Destino ( Return to Sender Not Possible to Deliver) hand stamp & on reverse Pistola (23 Apr) return cds .............The Allies from January 1941 onwards were conducting campaigns against Italian Somaliland , Ethiopia & Eritea & this item was affected by this offensive..
US$300
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