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Horn of Africa collection

The Horn of Africa collection is a superbly prepared niche area in postal history and contains specialties such as covers from the East African War (1941-1945), which is broken down into three chapters.

Horn of Africa

Multifaceted range of material from five different collection fields

Sometimes one has the good fortune to be able to offer at auction not one but two outstanding collections from a leading collector. Which is why, following the enormous success of the Waizero Collection from our 158th Auction, we are now delighted to be able to present you the Horn of Africa Collection.

The Horn of Africa collection offers an extensive and multifaceted range of material from five different collection fields, all located close together geographically yet each exceptional in itself. Beginning with early postal transport in the region and going from camel post to modern-day airmail, the collection covers a broad period of postal history. Each of the collection fields reflects the thought and passion that went into creating it and is sure to win over an international field of collectors and enthusiasts. While covers of this kind have not been freely available for 40 years, our special auction now gives you the opportunity to acquire extremely rare material that has not been seen on the market for a long period.  

Superbly prepared niche area in postal history

The Horn of Africa collection is a superbly prepared niche area in postal history and contains specialties such as covers from the East African War (1941-1945), which is broken down into three chapters: Postmarks, Red Cross and Prisoners of War. Also featured is material from the Obock/Djibouti collection field of French postal history – with exceptionally rare frankings. Ethiopia is also prominently represented through airmail and AOI lots. And on a smaller scale, there is Massaua-Aden-Suez shipmail, with one of three cancellations known worldwide on a letter/entire piece. The collection is rounded off by Italian Eritrea postal history, which boasts a surprisingly detailed structure.

Lot 3876 - Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa

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Discover the unique appeal of the Horn of Africa collection!

It is a very great pleasure for us to be able to present you this outstanding collection in a special catalogue. Why not delve into a fascinating area of postal history and discover the unique appeal of the Horn of Africa collection? As part of our 160th auction on the 9th of November 2017, we hereby invite you to rediscover old treasures and to marvel at the gems from this collection that will soon be going under the hammer at our auction house.


Auctioning or selling philately?

Have we aroused your interest in this exciting collection field?
You should take a closer look into our online-catalogue for the upcoming auction – or simply order our printed catalogue.


Do you have articles of african philately that you would like to sell?
Please talk to our experts to find out how to secure the best price for your material.


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