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.11
Stanley Cat.11
Scotts Cat.11
Michel Cat.11
CountryAbu Dhabi
Issue Date30-Mar-1964
Denomination10 Rupees
ColourDeep Ultramarine
Perforation13 x 13
Sheet Size50
DesignMiss P.M. Goth
DescriptionThe First Definitive Issue 1964
PrinterRecess printed by Bradbury Wilkinson
CommentsThe Murban 3 well is the basis of the design of the 5 Rupees and 10 Rupees stamps in the 1964 definitive issue. This is the well from which the first oil exporter by Abu Dhabi was pumped.
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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