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SOMALIA

(Benadir, Italian Somaliland)

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1903 Elephant or lion, inscription 'POSTE ITALIANE BENADIR'

value in besa or anna
  1 b brown (elephant)
  2 b green (elephant)
  1 a red (lion)
  2 a orange (lion)
  2 1/2 a blue (lion)
  5 a yellow (lion)
  10 a lilac (lion)

Surcharged with c(entesimi) or lira

  2 c on 1 b brown
  bars on 2 c on 1 b brown
  5 c on 2 b green
  10 c on 1 a red
  'Centesimi 15' on 5 a orange
  15 c on 2 a yellow
  20 c on 2 a orange
  25 c on 2 1/2 a blue
  '40 Centesimi' on 10 a lilac
  50 c on 5 a yellow
  '1 LIRA 1' on 10 a lilac
  bars on 2 c on 1 b brown
  bars on 5 c on 2 b green
  bars on 10 c on 1 a red
  bars on 15 c on 2 a orange
  bars on 20 c on 2 a orange
  bars on 25 c on 2 1/2 a blue
  bars on 50 c on 5 a yellow
  bars on 1 L on 10 a lilac

Double surcharged

  5 c on 50 c on 5 a orange
  20 c on 1 L on 10 a lilac

Double surcharged (second surcharge in BESA)

'6' and bars on 5 c on 2 b green '18 BESA 18' and bars on 10 c on 1 a red '20 BESA 20' on 15 c on 2 a orange

  '2' and bars on 2 c on 1 b brown
  '3' and bars on 2 c on 1 b brown
  '3 3' on 5 c on 2 b green
  '6 BESA' on 10 c on 1 a red
  '5 BESA 5' and bars on 50 c on 5 a yellow
  '6 6' and bars on 5 c on 2 b green
  '9 BESA' on 15 c on 2 a orange
  '15 BESA' on 25 c on 2 1/2 a blue
  '18 BESA 18' and bars on 10 c on 1 a red
  '20 BESA' on 15 c on 2 a orange
  '20 BESA 20' on 15 c on 2 a orange
  '25 BESA 25' on 15 c on 2 a orange
  '30 BESA' on 50 c on 5 a yellow
  '30 BESA 30' and bars on 1 L on 10 a lilac
  '60 BESA' on 1 L on 10 a lilac
  '60 BESA 60' and bars on 1 L on 10 a lilac
  1 R on 1 L on 10 a lilac

Surcharged stamps with bars through surcharge (1926)

  2 c on 1 b brown
  5 c on 2 b green
  10 c on 1 a red
  15 c on 2 a orange
  20 c on 2 a orange
  25 c on 2 1/2 a blue
  50 c on 5 a orange
  1 L on 10 a lilac

 

Later issues

1927 issue 1926 issue

Parcel post stamps, consisting of two parts, one for the parcel and one for the receipt (cancelled specimens should always be separated!).

"Parcel Post" of Italy overprinted "SOMALIA ITALIANA" "Parcel Post"

Unused specimen, two parts still together


Postage Due stamps

1906 Postage due stamps of Italy, overprinted 'Somalia Italiana Meridionale'

  5 c orange and red
  10 c orange and red
  20 c orange and red
  30 c orange and red
  40 c orange and red
  50 c orange and red
  60 c orange and red
  1 L blue and red
  2 L blue and red
  5 L blue and red
  10 L blue and red

 

1909 Postage due stamps of Italy, overprinted 'Somalia Italiana'

  5 c orange and red
  10 c orange and red
  20 c orange and red
  30 c orange and red
  40 c orange and red
  50 c orange and red
  60 c orange and red
  1 L blue and red
  2 L blue and red
  5 L blue and red
  10 L blue and red

 

OLTRE GIUBA

Oltre Giuba (or Jubaland) issued stamps from 1925 on, example:

1925 issue

It stopped issuing stamps in 1927 when it was joined to Somalia.


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