1955-1962 Album

This album covers the next period in Haile Selassie’s reign. After the rebellion against Haile Selassie in 1960, the motifs on the stamps gradually changes from celebrating anniversaries to thematics like fauna, sports and history.

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1955-1962 page INDEX with links to scans of front and back of the covers:
08 Jul 1955    – 20th anniv. of Ethiopian Red Cross (Princess Tsahai at sickbed nursing a sick child) (pages 2-3)
03 Nov 1955  – Silver Jubilee of HIM Haile Selassie I (1930-1955) (pages 4-5)
05 Nov 1955  – Silver Jubilee Fair in Addis Abeba (pages 6-7)
30 Dec 1955  – 10th anniv. of Ethiopian Airlines (pages 8-9)
16 Jul 1956    – 25th anniv. of the Constitution (pages 10-11)
07 Feb 1957   – Ancient Capitals of Ethiopia (pages 12-13)
14 Feb 1957   – 70th anniv. of Addis Abeba (pages 14-15)
15 Apr 1958   – First Conference of Independent African States, Accra (pages 16-17)
01 Dec 1958  – Tuberculosis, series II (pages 18-19)
29 Dec 1958  – 1st Session of United Nations Economic Conference for Africa (ECA), Addis Abeba (pages 20-21)
30 May 1959  – Red Cross Centenary 1859-1959 (overprint of the 1953 Red Cross issue) (pages 22-23)
16 Aug 1959  – 30th anniv. of Air Mail Service in Ethiopia 1929-1959 (overprint on 1947 Air Mail issue) (pages 24-25)
07 Apr 1960   – World Refugee Year 1959-1960 (overprint on 1947 definitives) (pages 26-27)
07 May 1960  – Ethiopian Red Cross Society ‘Silver Jubilee’ (overprint on unissued 1936 Red Cross stamps) (pages 28-29)
14 Jun 1960   – Independent States of Africa, 2nd. Conference, Addis Abeba (pages 30-31)
02 Nov 1960  – 30th anniv. of the Coronation (Haile Selassie) (pages 32-33)
15 Apr 1961   – Opening of Africa Hall (‘Africa Day’) (pages 34-35)
05 May 1961  – 20th anniv. of the Liberation (from the Italian occupation) (pages 36-37)
16 Jun 1961   – Wild Animals of Ethiopia (Animals series 1) (pages 38-39)
27 Jul 1961    – Golden Wedding Anniversary 1911-1961 (triangular stamps) (pages 40-41)
14 Jan 1962   – Sports (pages 42-43)
07 Apr 1962   – Battle Against Malaria (‘The Word United Against Malaria’) (pages 44-45)
05 May 1962  – Ethiopian Birds (series 1) (pages 46-47)
23 Jul 1962    – Collective Security’ (2nd. anniv. of Ethiopian UN forces in Congo, and 70th. Birthday of HS) (pages 48-49)
11 Sep 1962  – 10th anniv. of Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea  (Assab-Massawa pictures) (pages 50-51
02 Nov 1962  – Ancient Leaders of Ethiopia (series 1) (pages 53-53)

Varieties, errors, minor flaws, rareties, forgeries, etc.:
16 Jul 1956  – 25th anniv. of the Constitution (pages 10-11)
07 Feb 1957 – Ancient Capitals of Ethiopia (pages 12-13)
30 May 1959 – Red Cross Centenary 1859-1959 (overprint of the 1953 Red Cross issue) (pages 22-23)
16 Aug 1959 – 30th anniv. of Air Mail Service in Ethiopia 1929-1959 (overprint on 1947 Air Mail issue) (pages 24-25)
07 Apr 1960  – World Refugee Year 1959-1960 (overprint on 1947 definitives) (pages 26-27) (varieties)
07 Apr 1960  – World Refugee Year 1959-1960 (overprint on 1947 definitives) (pages 26-27) (broken u)
07 Apr 1960  – World Refugee Year 1959-1960 (overprint on 1947 definitives) (pages 26-27) (plate numbers)
07 May 1960 – Ethiopian Red Cross Society ‘Silver Jubilee’ (overprint on unissued 1936 Red Cross stamps) (pages 28-29) (varieties)
07 May 1960 – Ethiopian Red Cross Society ‘Silver Jubilee’ (overprint on unissued 1936 Red Cross stamps) (pages 28-29) (Jiubilee)
07 May 1960 – Ethiopian Red Cross Society ‘Silver Jubilee’ (overprint on unissued 1936 Red Cross stamps) (pages 28-29) (forgeries)
27 Jul 1961   – Golden Wedding Anniversary 1911-1961 (triangular stamps) (pages 40-41)
14 Jan 1962  – Sports (pages 42-43)
05 May 1962 – Ethiopian Birds (series 1) (pages 46-47)
11 Sep 1962 – 10th anniv. of Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea (Assab-Massawa pictures) (pages 50-51
02 Nov 1962 – Ancient Leaders of Ethiopia (series 1) (pages 53-53)

Read the full text from the Ethiopian Post Office presentation folders/paphlets:
02 Nov 1962 – Ancient Leaders of Ethiopia (series 1)

Related articles:
The December 1960 rebellion

 

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