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DUBAI POSTAL HISTORY


A 1968 cover.
Picture and information courtesy http://www.ohmygosh.on.ca
Dubai's postal history may be divided into five periods :
  • From 1909 to 1948, Dubai used 'unoverprinted' stamps and postal stationery of India.
  • From 1948 until 1961, Dubai used the stamps and postal stationery of the British Postal Agencies   in Eastern Arabia (listed under Oman in Scott's Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue).
  • From 1961 to 1963, Dubai used the stamps and postal stationery of the Trucial States.
  • From 1963 to 1972, Dubai issued stamps and postal stationery under its own name.
  • Dubai became a part of the United Arab Emirates on December 2, 1971 and began to use the   issues of the United Arab Emirates on January 1, 1973.

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