British Postal Administration
(April 1st, 1948 – June 13th, 1963)
The Dubai post office was transferred to the British Postal Agency
administration on April 1st, 1948, and British surcharged in “Annas” and
“Rupees” were placed on sale in Dubai.
The British Postal Administration may be divided into two periods.
From April 1st, 1948 to January 6th, 1961, Dubai used British stamps and
from January 7th, 1961 to June 13th, 1963, Dubai used the Trucial States
stamps. During the first period twelve issues of Great Britain stamps and
eight aerogrammes were used, and during the second period one set and one
aerogramme only were used.
As Pakistani administration, British postal administration used
the Indian cancels Type 6 and 7 until replaced by British cancels during
the year 1949. The Indian boxed registration cahet, was also used during
the British period, until replaced by a British registration labels inscribed
in English only.
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postal history can be found in the following links
Postal Administration - Pakistani
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