Key: 4520  
Country:
Group: Italian
Volume: 44
Issued: 87 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,724,880 sq.km; Capital - Asmara
A former Colony of ITALY in eastern Africa established in 1936, combining the territories
of Italian Somaliland (see SOMALIA), ETHIOPIA (ABYSSINIA) and ERITREA. Stamp issuing
between 1938-1941. In 1942 the area was occupied by British forces (see
MIDDLE EAST FORCES).
The overprint A.O.I. = Africa Orientale Italiana
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Inscriptions
AFRICA ORIENTALE ITALIANA
A.O.I. overprinted on postage due stamps of Italy
A.O.I.

Index
ITALIAN EAST AFRICA
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
100 Centesimi = 1 Lira
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ITALY
Italy

SOMALIA
Somalia

ETHIOPIA (ABYSSINIA)
Ethiopia (abyssinia)

ERITREA
Eritrea

MIDDLE EAST FORCES
Middle East Forces