Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History

Location:Abu Dhabi
Direction of Mail:Outgoing Mail
Cover Type:Airmail
Comments:This cover shows the very scarce usage of the 70 Fils denomination given that the normal rate to Cyprus was 60 Fils in 1970. Why was this stamp used? Well, we know that the 1st of January issue was launched ahead of time as the post office was running out of the corresponding values but the new 60 Fils stamp was issued on the 1st of April i.e. in time for the posting of this letter. Let us presume that the sender had already bought his stamp for the posting prior to the 1st of April.
Cancellation Date:06-Apr-1970
Recipient Country:Cyprus
Recipient Name:Cyprus Postmaster
Sender Name:Painting, Finishing & Tiles Fitting Contract
Arrival Date:13-Apr-1970

C A N C E L L A T I O N 
Classification: AD Type 3 Earliest Usage: 25-Apr-1965  
Donaldson: Type 3 Latest Usage: 01-Aug-1972  
Related Items: 29
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Web Cat: 59
Issue Date: 01-Jan-1970
The Fourth Definitive Issue January 1970
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