Abu Dhabi Stamps and Postal History


Stamp SetBefore the actual release the print set must have been run through for trial. Some of the first trial run produced inverted overprints. As such the inverted overprints known on the 5 Fils and 10 Fils should not be considered errors as they were never issued but rather be considered printers waste. Both values were part of the first group of provisional stamps issued. Is there an inverted 60 Fils?

At a 2002 David Feldman Auction the 5 Fils inverted overprint was for sale. The description referred to only one sheet existing if accurate that means that there are only 50 copies of the 5 Fils stamp.
Type of StampDefinitive
Web Cat.85a
Stanley Cat.84a
Michel Cat.84K
CountryAbu Dhabi
Issue Date01-Aug-1972
Denomination5 Fils
Sheet SizeSheet of 50 (5 by 10 vertically 2 panes of 25)
DescriptionThe U.A.E. Provisional Issue Inverted Stamps - 1972
PrinterThe stamps were initially printed in lithography by De La Rue & Co. but the overprint was done by the National Printing Press of Abu Dhabi.
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