Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History

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Stamp SetThe provisional issue of the 5 Fils stamp was necessary to meet the seasonal demand for the local greeting cards and the stamp was only on sale from the 8th to 18th of December 1971, when further supplies of the 5 Fils stamp from the 4th definitive issue arrived from the printer in the U.K.

A total of 75.000 copies of the 50 Fils stamps were overprinted with 5 Fils and put on sale and these stamps bridged the gap of the 10 days before they were withdrawn and the remainder of the balance destroyed. Though the stamps were only on sale for a short period many stamps were sold to philatelist, especially from Europe, who saw a possibility for a quick profit. This run on the stamp almost created a second shortage according to the then Post Master, H.W.Wynn.
Type of StampDefinitive
Web Cat.81
Stanley Cat.80
Scotts Cat.80
Michel Cat.A80
CountryAbu Dhabi
Issue Date08-Dec-1971
Denomination5 Fils on 50 Fils
ColourMulti-Coloured
Perforation14
Quantity75000
Sheet SizeSheet of 50 (5 by 10 vertically 2 panes of 25)
DescriptionThe 5 Fils Surcharge on 50 Fils Provisional Issue 1971 - Final
PrinterPrinted in lithography by De La Rue & Co. and the overprint was done by Nitco Printing Press in Abu Dhabi.
C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 08-Dec-1971
Cover Type: First Day Cover
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 08-Dec-1971
Cover Type: First Day Cover
Destination: UK
Related Items: 3
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Cancellation Date: 18-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Airmail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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Cancellation Date: 19-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 19-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Airmail
Destination: UK
Related Items: 3
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 19-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Airmail
Destination: UK
Related Items: 2
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 19-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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Cancellation Date: 20-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 20-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 21-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Airmail
Destination: West Germany
Related Items: 2
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 23-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 23-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 23-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 26-Dec-1971
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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C O V E R 
Cancellation Date: 12-Jan-1972
Cover Type: Local Mail
Destination: Abu Dhabi
Related Items: 1
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