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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

Stamp issues for Dubai printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. and items found in the Archive

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Dubai stamps printed by Format International Security Printers Ltd.
Links to pages with information on items found in the archive

Dubai was originally a member of the Trucial States and began producing their own stamps in 1963.
Dubai became a member of the United Arab Emirates on December 2, 1971. Dubai continued to use their own stamps until January 1, 1973.

1968 BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS Scott UNLISTED, SG #277-84
Issued in se-tenant blocks of 8.

Several different deluxe sheetlet sets were printed for this issue.

1968 Butterflies and Moths Stamps
Se-tenant block of 8
1968 Butterflies and Moths Se-tenant Block of 8
Full sheet with two se-tenant blocks of 8
1968 Butterflies and Moths Stamp Sheet
Deluxe sheet Set with White Background and not numbered
1968 Butterflies and Moths Deluxe Sheet Set with White Backgrounds
Deluxe sheet Set with Tan Background and numbered
1968 Butterflies and Moths Deluxe Sheet Set with Tan Backgrounds
Deluxe sheet Set with Green Background and numbered
1968 Butterflies and Moths Deluxe Sheet Set with Green Backgrounds

1968 ARAB MOTHER'S DAY Scott UNLISTED, SG #285-8
Issued in sheetlets of 10.

1968 Arab Mother's Day Stamps

1968 FLOWERS Scott UNLISTED, SG #289-96
Issued in se-tenant blocks of 8.

An interesting issue of which apparently it was printed in the same form as the earlier Butterflies issue in a full sheet with two se-tenant blocks of 8 with a decorative border. To this day I have not found a complete sheet as the ones that exist have the decorative border cut off.
The set also exists in sheetlets of 15 stamps being three se-tenant strips of 5. Since the set has 8 values there would have been 3 such sheetlets. One would only have two values though, an example of which has not been found.

1968 Flowers Stamps
Se-tenant block of 8
1968 Flowers Se-tenant Block of 8
Full sheet with two se-tenant blocks of 8
1968 Flowers Stamp Sheet
Sheetlet with three se-tenant strips of 5
1968 Flowers Stamp Sheetlet of 15

1968 CHILDREN'S DAY Scott UNLISTED, SG #306-9

1968 Children's Day Stamps

1968 ARABIAN GULF BIRDS Scott UNLISTED, SG #310-17
Issued in se-tenant blocks of 8. Also in panes of 25 stamps.

1968 Arabian Gulf Birds Stamps
Se-tenant block of 8
1968 Arabian Gulf Birds Se-tenant Block of 8
Full sheet with two se-tenant blocks of 8
1968 Arabian Gulf Birds Stamp Sheet
Full sheet with 25 Stamps
1968 Arabian Gulf Birds Stamp Sheet of 25

1969 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUBAI POSTAL SERVICES Scott #90-6, SG #318-23,MS324

1969 Dubai Postal Services Stamps
1969 Dubai Postal Services Souvenir Sheet

1969 ARAB MOTHER'S DAY Scott #97-100, SG #325-8
The 1R is wrongly inscribed "Mazzuoli".

1969 Arab Mother's Day Stamps

1969 FISH Scott #101-8, SG #329-36
Issued in se-tenant blocks of 8. Also in panes of 25 stamps.
It has been discovered that they were also printed in sheetlets. The one example discovered has two values on it. It is perf 13.5 where all other issues are perf 11. Earlier on the Flowers issue it was noted that sheetlets of 3 values in strips of 5 exist but the question was raised about the sheetlet with only two values. The possibility that that sheetlet would look like the one below is probable as is it probable the other values for this set were printed in sheelets of 3 strips of 5.

1969 Fish Stamps
Se-tenant block of 8
1969 Fish Se-tenant Block of 8
Full sheet with two se-tenant blocks of 8
1969 Fish Stamp Sheet
Full sheet with 25 Stamps
1969 Fish Stamp Sheet
Patial Sheetlet with two se-tenant strips of 5
1969 Fish Stamp Sheetlet of 10

1969 OIL INDUSTRY Scott #113-17, SG #341-5

1969 Oil Industry Stamps

1969 FIRST MAN ON THE MOON Scott #118, SG #346-8
Issued in se-tenant strips.

1969 First Man on the Moon Stamps

1970 10TH WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY Scott #121-4, SG #349-52

1970 10th World Meteorological Day Stamps

1970 UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION HEADQUARTERS OPENING Scott #125-6, SG #353-4

1970 U.P.U. Headquarters Opening Stamps

1970 DEATH CENTENARY OF CHARLES DICKENS Scott #127-30, SG #355-8

1970 Death Centenary of Charles Dickens Stamps

1970 CHILDREN'S DAY Scott #131-3, SG #359-61
Printed in panes of 15.

1970 Children's Day Stamps

1970-71 DEFINITIVES Scott #134-43, SG #362-71

1970-71 Definitive Stamps

1971 OPENING OF DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Scott #144-5, SG #372-3

1971 Opening of Dubai International Airport Stamps

1971 OUTER SPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONGRESS, PARIS Scott #146,C55-6, SG #374-6

1971 Outer Space Telecommunications Congress, Paris Stamps

1971 13TH WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE, ASAGIRI, JAPAN Scott #147-50, SG #377-80

1971 13th World Scout Jamboree, Asagiri, Japan Stamps

1971 FAMOUS PEOPLE (1st series) Scott #151,C57-9, SG #381-4

1971 Famous People (1st series) Stamps

1971 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND Scott #152-3,C60, SG #385-7

1971 25th Anniversary of the United Nations Children's Fund Stamps

1972 FAMOUS PEOPLE (2nd series) Scott #154-5,C61-2, SG #388-91

1971 Famous People (2nd series) Stamps

1972 WORLD HEALTH DAY Scott #C63-4, SG #392-3

1972 World Health Day Stamps

1972 POSTAGE DUES Scott #J10-14, SG #D394-8

1972 Postage Due Stamps

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES, MUNICH Scott #156-8,C65-7, SG #399-404
These were the last stamps printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. for Dubai.

1972 Olympic Games, Munich Stamps

References taken from:
Stanley Gibbons Middle East
Scott Catalog
Inventory list for the Format Archive by Robson Lowe

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