King's Visit to Somaliland

2/05/2012     Somaliland Protectorate

After the visit of King Victor Emmanuel III to Italian Somalia in 1934, a commemorative set of 14 stamps was issued on 1st January 1935. Thirteen of the stamps are the same design (the king in Marshall of Italy uniform looking out over his Colony); the top value is much larger and shows the king in full pomp on horseback. A stunning image from the twilight of the Colonial Era!

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