Pakistani Postal Administration
(August 1947 – March 31st, 1948)
After the division of India on August 15th, 1947, the Branch Post
Office was taken over by Pakistan postal administration.
Indian stamps continued to be used during the Pakistani postal
administration until October 1947, when stamps of India overprinted “PAKISTAN”
values from 3p to 2r and Indian postal stationery 1 ½a envelopes
overprinted “PAKISTAN” were placed on sale at Dubai and continued
in use until March 31st, 1948. Indian postal administration Cancels continued
in use during the Pakistani administration, Type 6 and Type 7 cancels were
Unoverprinted Indian stamps used during the
Pakistani postal administration.
1947 Airmail cover to Bombay franked on reverse with India
1/2a purple & 2a vermilion tied by "DUBAI
PERSIAN GULF" cds's dated "8 SEP' 47".
"PAKISTAN" overprints on Indian
stamps were replaced on October, 1947.
1948 Airmail cover to Bombay franked on reverse with Pakistan 1/2a
purple tied by "DUBAI PERSIAN GULF"
cds dated "2 FEB' 48" and with a postage due cachet, plus Bombay arrival
cds and with a "BOMBAY UNPAID".
Pakistan Stamps Used In Dubai: -
King George VI Stamps
1947, October 1. Perf. 131/2x14
½a rose violet
1a carmine rose
1½a dark purple
6a peacock blue
8a blue violet
12a carmine lake
14a rose violet
1r brown & slate
2r dark brown & dark violet
STATIONERY ENVELOPES :-
King George VI Envelope
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More information about DUBAI
postal history can be found in the following links
Postal Administration - British
Postal Administration - Back to DUBAI