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[19724]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR..  1936(Apr 3)
[19724]  ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR..  1936(Apr 3)
[19724] ITALIAN EAST AFRICA - ITALY…ITALO-ETHIOPIAN WAR.. 1936(Apr 3) Printed Alla Littoria airmail envelope little untidily opened with airmail etiquette crosssed through to Rome bearing Eritrea 1 lira + 30c + 20c tied Posta Militare N 88 cds with on reverse Roma (11 May) arrival date stamp ...................................................... 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
[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
1941 (Mar 21)
1941 (Mar 21)
1941 (Mar 21) Plain envelope by airmail to Bangalore bearing Camel Rider 5m + 2 x 2p tied Indian FPO No 23 cds located at Kilo 120 Karen road & with violet triangular Passed By /Censor /Crown /No 1506 & red on brown Arms /Opened By Censor label tied black triangular Passed By /Censor /B 43 with black framed Karachi /Cancelled Jusqu'a hand stamp over airmail etiquette directing it to surface mail within India & with on reverse Bombay Fore /B.P. (8 Apr) transit cds + framed Bangalore (11 Apr) arrival date stamp ......................................................... FPO 23 was used by 5th Division in the campaign to oust the Italian occupation forces from Eritrea, Ethiopis & the Somalilands
US$200
[18854]  ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Mar 7)
[18854]  ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS…  1944 (Mar 7)
[18854] ERITREA - SWITZERLAND…WW2 B.O.F.I.C. CENSORED to RED CROSS… 1944 (Mar 7) Plain envelope by airmail to International red Cross, Geneva bearing GB GV1 1/- + 1d + 2˝d Overprinted M.E.F. tied Asmara Centro cds & with black circular bi-lingual Censorship /Dept 87 applied in Egypt + red Ax within circle applied by the Germans in Paris plus on reverse PC 90 Opened By Examiner /ZZ 37571 label (CCSG IVb) tied Asmara Ferrovia cds & Lisbon (5 Apr) transit + unframed violet 2841 hand stamp ................................................................. The PC 90 label with number ZZ 37571 is not recorded by the CCSG as at 2000 & the earliest recorded date of any type IVb label is 8 Jul 44 This is 4 months earlier
US$200
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
[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
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