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ABU DHABI


 
 
Abu Dhabi Aerogrammes
 
British Postal Administration
 
 
30 March 1964

30np – Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan
Note: Instruction line – To open cut here

            i.  White dot variety.
 
 



 
 
1965

30np – Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan
Note: Instruction line – To open slit here
 
 



 
1966

30fils on 30np – Shaikh Shakhbut bin Sultan obliterated by horizontal bars
Number of issue: 30,000
 
 



 
 
Independent Postal Administration
 
(The sheikdom took over the postal service on 1 January 1967)
 

21 May 1967

40f – Jetliner – Printed on watermarked and unwatermarked paper.

            i. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail A”, lift and right.
            ii. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail B”, right only.
            iii. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail C”, lift only.
            iv. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail C”, C looks like an “e”.
            v. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail”, without letter, right only.
            vi. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail Z”, lift and right.
            vii. Unwatermarked.
 
 



 
 
2 January 1968

20f – Shaikh Zaid and palace - Printed on watermarked and unwatermarked paper - Issued for Arab Postal Union

                i. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail A”, lift and right.
                ii. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail Y”
                iii. Watermarked “Imperial Air Mail Z”, right only.
                iv. Unwatermark.
 
 
 
 
23 January 1968

40f – Jetliner - printed locally in halftone
 
 
 
 
1 April 1968

40f – Human Rights emblem and Shaikh Zaid
 
 



 
11 May 1970

20f – Shaikh Zaid and oil platform – Issued for Arab Postal Union - (small version)

                 i. Missing blue color.
 
 
 
 
11 May 1970

40f – Shaikh Zaid and hawk (small version)
 
 



 
18 January 1971

40f – Shaikh and hawk – 149mmm x 106 mm (large version)
 
 

 
1 Jun 1971

20f – Shaikh Zaid and oil platform – 149mm x 106mm (large version)
Number of issues: 300
Note: Released in error, after new rates were decided.
 
 

 
1 July 1971

30f on 20f - Shaikh Zaid and oil platform (149mm x 106mm)

                i. Missing blue.
                ii. Orange printing shifted 20mm down.
                iii. Surcharge shifted left.
                iv. Sheet printed upside down.
 
 

 
1 July 1971

50f on 40f - Shaikh Zaid and hawk - (149mm x 106mm)
 
  



 
 
UAE Postal Administration
 
 
1972

25 fils on 30 fils on 20 fils - Shaikh Zaid and oil platform (149mm x 106mm) – Surcharged UAE.
 
 
 
 
1972

60 fils on 30 fils on 20 fils - Shaikh Zaid and oil platform (149mm x 106mm) – Surcharged UAE.

                i. Width of the surcharges 43.5mm and 16mm between bars.
                ii. Width of the surcharges 45mm and 17.5mm between bars.
 

 
Link to the Aerogramme Society
 
 

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More information about  ABU DHABI  postal history can be found in the following links
 
Abu Dhabi Postal History - Abu Dhabi Cancels - British Stamps Used In AD


 
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