During the year 1971, the 50 fils
stamp of the 1970 definitive issue was overprinted in green by a local
in English and Arabic. The overprint is in green,
and two squares block out the original denomination. This stamp was surcharged
to meet the seasonal demand for the local greetings card rat and was only
on sale from the 8 to 18 December.
Dec.). 50 fils stamp from the 1970 definitive issue overprinted in green.
Surch by NITCO Printing Press, Abu Dhabi.
5 f. on 50 f. Multicolored - Shaikh
June). Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem. Perf 3½. Litho De La Rue.
35 f. Multicolored - Dome of the Rock.
60 f. Multicolored - Mosque entrance.
125 f. Multicolored - Mosque dome.
When the British
forces decided in 1968 to withdraw from the Gulf, the seven emirates plus
Bahrain and Qatar, began serious attempts to unite into some form of federation.
The agreement signed in Dubai on February 22, 1968, announcing the creation
of the Federation of Arab Emirates, never took place. On December 2, 1971,
six states, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah and Umm al Qiwain,
formed an independent Union, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Ras al Khaima
joined on February 10, 1972.
were underway for the printing of a definitive set, the 1970 Provisional
Issues was overprinted “UAE” in English and Arabic. The set of twelve
values was the last definitive issue of Abu Dhabi. The issue overprinted
by National Printing Press in Abu Dhabi.
Provisional issue. 1970 definitive issue was overprinted with "UAE"
in English and Arabic. Overprinted by National Printing Press, Abu Dhabi.