Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History


Stamp SetOn the occasion of the first anniversary of the opening of the post office in Abu Dhabi, the first stamps of Abu Dhabi were issued. The definitive set of 11 stamps had values ranging from 5 Naye Paise to 10 Rupees. The stamps bore the portrait of the then ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan al-Nahyan along with a variety of designs 3 of which depict the gazelle from which the Emirate takes its name Abu Dhabi Father of the Gazelle.
Type of StampDefinitive
Web Cat.7
Stanley Cat.7
Scotts Cat.7
Michel Cat.7
CountryAbu Dhabi
Issue Date30-Mar-1964
Denomination75 Naye Paise
Sheet Size100 (10 by 10)
DesignM.C. Farrar-Bell
DescriptionThe First Definitive Issue 1964
PrinterPhotogravure by Harrison & Sons of London
CommentsThe plate number is 41 for this denomination.
C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 30-Mar-1964
Cover Type: First Day Cover
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 11
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