Tripolitania #B20 (1927)

Tripolitania #B20 (1927)

Tripolitania or Tripolitana (طرابلس‎‎ — Ṭarābulus — in Arabic, Ṭrables in Berber, from Latin Regio Tripolitana) is a historic region and former province of Libya. Originally, it included Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, and a vast northwestern portion of the country; later, the sha’biyah of Tripoli became much smaller than the original Tripolitania, including merely the city of Tripoli and its immediate surroundings. Because the … Continue reading Tripolitania #B20 (1927)

Italian East Africa #1 (1938)

Italian East Africa #1 (1938)

Italian East Africa (Africa Orientale Italiana) was an Italian colony in the Horn of Africa. The dominion was formed on January 15, 1936, after the Second Italo-Abyssinian War that resulted in the annexation of the Ethiopian Empire by Fascist Italy, by merging the pre-existing colonies of Italian Somaliland and Italian Eritrea with the newly conquered territory. When established in 1936, Italian East Africa (the other Italian colony … Continue reading Italian East Africa #1 (1938)

Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)

The Italian Colony of Eritrea (Colonie Italiane Eritrea) was formally proclaimed on January 1, 1890,  although the first Italian settlements in the area were established in 1882 around Assab. Along with Ethiopia and Italian Somaliland, it became part of Italian East Africa in 1936. The British occupied the area from 1941 until 1952, while the Italians gave up the colony in 1947 when it was federated with Ethiopia. … Continue reading Italian Colony of Eritrea #158 (1934)