Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History

CANCELLATION DETAILS

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Website Cat.AD Type 4 (Das Island)
Location:Das Island
Description:The Das Island - Trucial States Parcel Post Canceller
Story Behind the Cancellation:Two parcel post cancellers were introduced presumably in conjunction with the opening of the Post Offices on the 30th March 1963 One for Abu Dhabi and one for Das Island. They were large rectangular boxes - similar to those of Bahrain - clearly stating their purpose of introduction. Each of them refer to Abu Dhabi as part of the Trucial States.

Though the Das Island Parcel Canceller remains illusive the assumption that it existed from the beginning is based on the earliest known Abu Dhabi strike and the fact that the two standard single ring cancellers (Abu Dhabi 1 and 2 - Das Island 1 and 2) were introduced simultaneously which in turn support the assumption that the same was the case with the two parcel handstamps.
Incoming/Outgoing:Outgoing Cancellation
Earliest Usage:07-Jul-1966
Latest Usage:08-Dec-1966
Donaldson:Type 5

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