Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History

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Stamp SetWith the 1969 Christmas season approaching heavy demand for stamps of the 25 Fils airmail rate for greeting cards to Europe, India, Pakistan and the Arab Countries required an emergency surcharge “25” on the 15 Fils 1967 definitive stamp. The revaluing was done by means of a hand numbering machine set to repeat and was executed with surprising accuracy.

Due to the nature of the overprinting errors and varieties are found. The most prominent and also very rare error is the “Double Value” error. Varieties such as broken figures and light or weary impression are more common.

The provisional was place on sale on the 13th of December 1969 and all 20.000 copies were sold at post office counters by Christmas Eve. The majority of the stamps were either used singly on greeting cards or lost to philatelist. The stamp was never put on sale at the Crown Agents.
Type of StampDefinitive
Web Cat.56
Stanley Cat.27a
Scotts Cat.Not Listed
Michel Cat.56
CountryAbu Dhabi
Issue Date13-Dec-1969
Denomination25 Fils on 15 Fils
ColourDark Brown & Red
Dimensions25 x 30 mm
Perforation13 x 13 ˝
Quantity20000
Sheet Size100 (10 by 10)
DescriptionThe 25 Fils Surcharge on 15 Fils Provisional Issue - 1969
Printer(Recess printed by De La Rue & Co.)
C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 13-Dec-1969
Cover Type: First Day Cover
Destination: Bahrain
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 17-Dec-1969
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 23-Feb-1970
Cover Type: Airmail
Destination: UK
Related Items: 1
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