Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History

CANCELLATION DETAILS

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Website Cat.AD Type 8
Location:Abu Dhabi
Description:The Multi-Lingual Large Oval Abu Dhabi “Recommande” Canceller
Dimensions:2.8 x 4.0 cm
Story Behind the Cancellation:Although registered covers bore registration labels they were all cancelled with the standard cancellers until the introduction of the Large Oval Abu Dhabi canceller in April 1968.

On the 1st of April 1968, a registration date-stamp was introduced for the Abu Dhabi Post Office. It was a multi-lingual canceller with the inscription of “ABU DHABI” in Arabic, the date in English and the inscription “ABU DHABI RECOMMANDE” in French.
Incoming/Outgoing:Outgoing Cancellation
Earliest Usage:07-Apr-1968
Latest Usage:11-Jul-1970
Donaldson (As per TE Jones):Type 9
D I S T R I B U T I O N   G R A P H
4 Covers 25%
07-Apr-1968
29-Jun-19682 Covers 13%
29-Jun-1968
19-Sep-19681 Covers 6%
19-Sep-1968
11-Dec-19683 Covers 19%
11-Dec-1968
03-Mar-19692 Covers 13%
03-Mar-1969
25-May-19692 Covers 13%
25-May-1969
15-Aug-19691 Covers 6%
15-Aug-1969
06-Nov-19691 Covers 6%
06-Nov-1969
27-Jan-19700 Covers 0%
27-Jan-1970
20-Apr-19700 Covers 0%
20-Apr-1970
11-Jul-1970
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