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Italian East Africa

7th February 1938

Italian colony 8  

IEA1to8
  #1-#8 xxx

perf 14, crown wmk,
Printed at the Govt. Printing Works, Rome.

Description design Scott SG Mi Y&T  
#1-10 photogravure
2 centesimi orange-vermilion 1 1 1      
5c brown 2 2 2      
7½c violet 3 3 3      
10c brown 4 4 4      
15c blue-green 5 5 5      
20c scarlet 3 6 6      
25c green 6 7 7      
30c brown 1 8 8      
35c blue 2 9 9      
50c bright violet 3 10 10      
#11-20 engraved
75c lake 5 11 11      
1 lira grey-olive 6 12 12      
1l 25c blue 3 13 13      
1l 75c orange 4 14 14      
2l rose-carmine 2 15 15      
2l 55c sepia 6 16 16      
3l 70c bright violet 1 17 17      
5l blue 5 18 18      
10l red 2 19 19      
20l blue-green 4 20 20      

On 1st June 1936, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland were combined to form Italian East Africa. Italian troops surrendered to British and British African forces on 20th May 1941. Ethiopia regained its independence; Eritrea was federated with Ethiopia in 1952 and gained its independence in 1993; Italian Somalia joined with British Somalia in 1960 and became an independent republic.