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THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS LTD. ARCHIVE

Information and Reference of What was Found in the Archive

Stamp issues for Ras al Khaima printed by the Format International Security Printers Ltd. in 1972 and items found in the Archive

Flag of Ras al Khaima
Marquee for Golowe's Reference Site on the Format International Security Printers

RAS AL KHAIMA
1972

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

Ras al Khaimah was the last of the Trucial States to issue its own stamps. Ras al Khaima post office was opened on December 21, 1964. Its first set, which was issued on the same day of the opening of the post office, was very similar to the original Trucial States designs. From the opening of post office in 1964 to the last issued set in December of 1972, According to Michel, Ras al Khaima issued 903 stamps and 148 souvenir sheets.
As far as the souvenir sheets are concerned though Michel has listed some of the deluxe sheetlets as souvenir sheets. They have also not listed many souvenir sheets also. Therefore the numbers are inaccurate.

Please visit my introduction page for the Trucial States to understand how the following sets have been determined to have been printed by the Format International Security Printers.

INTRODUCTION TO THE TRUCIAL STATES STAMPS PRINTED BY THE FORMAT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTERS

A NOTE ON THE AGENCIES

You will find here that the evidence presented refutes every document created and presented on the ohmygosh webpages by the Middle East Stamp Company as false and misleading including the statements and the "contracts" presented there. These "copies of documents" can be found at this link:

The Fujairah Stamps and Postal History Site

These "documents" are presented on the Ajman and Fujairah (Fujiera) webpages and can be googled easily thus many collectors and dealers may become "misinformed" as to the true facts on the status of many Trucial States stamps.
If the documents that are presented on that website were true then almost every issue cataloged in Michel and Minkus during 1970 through 1972 would have to be considered as unofficial and fake issues. Judging from all the covers and such that are available all over the world and that have been shown to be officially honored by the various Trucial States, obviously this shows us that the "documents" presented are false and misleading. The Middle East Stamp Company never had any dealings with the Format International Security Printers and thus with the evidence shown here, proving who printed the stamps, we can see who really was the "jealous and envious" company yes? A changing of the guard so to speak did happen in 1971 when Questa Colour Limited apparently took over most of the later issued stamps for many of the Trucial States. I believe this occured for Ras al Khaima with the 1972 SUMMER OLYMPICS LANDMARKS issue onward. The gold color frames are the key. Definitely the look of Questa's. After that the large stamps etc;.

1972 BIRDS
Michel #593-8, Block 108, Minkus #616-22

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Birds Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Cardinal
Ras al Khaima 1972 Birds Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Birds Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Birds Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Yellow Background and Numbered

1972 WINTER OLYMPICS (Sapporo)
Michel #607-12, Block 110, Minkus #630-6

The singles exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Possibly two varieties of deluxe sheet sets of the singles also exist. I could not find any white background (un-numbered) sets available at the time of producing this page. They may not exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Helleborus
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH GREEN BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Background and Numbered

1972 BUTTERFLIES
Michel #614-19, Block 111, Minkus #644-50

The single stamps were printed in panes of 10.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Butterflies Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Lepidopteres
Ras al Khaima 1972 Butterflies Souvenir Sheet
BUTTERFLIES PANES OF 10
Ras al Khaima 1972 Butterflies Set of Panes of 10
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Butterflies Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH TAN BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Butterflies Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Tan Background and Numbered

1972 WILD AFRICAN ANIMALS
Michel #621-6, Block 112, Minkus #651-7

The single stamps were printed in panes of 10.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Wild African Animals Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Monkey
Ras al Khaima 1972 Wild African Animals Souvenir Sheet
WILD AFRICAN ANIMALS PANES OF 10
Ras al Khaima 1972 Wild African Animals Set of Panes of 10
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Wild African Animals Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH GREEN BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Wild African Animals Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Background and Numbered

1972 TROPICAL FISH
Michel #628-33, Block 113, Minkus #658-64

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Possibly two varieties of deluxe sheet sets of the singles also exist. I could not find any white background (un-numbered) sets available at the time of producing this page. They may not exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Tropical Fish Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Betta splendens
Ras al Khaima 1972 Tropical Fish Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH GREEN BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Tropical Fish Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Background and Numbered

1972 LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN
Michel #635-40, Block 114, Minkus #665-71

The single stamps were printed in panes of 25. This is the first set for Ras al Khaima using the 5x5 formation.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Noting that another way of proving that the Format Printers printed a set of stamps is by the color bars on proofs which is a unique style the Format Printers used. These color bars would run across one side of the uncut press sheet used to make the proofs. It can only be found on proofs cut from a press sheet or on a full uncut press sheet itself. There are many such proofs and press sheets with the color bars attached for many different countries printed by Format.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Beethoven Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Portrait by Stieler
Ras al Khaima 1972 Beethoven Souvenir Sheet
BEETHOVEN PANE OF 25
Ras al Khaima 1972 Beethoven Pane of 25
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Beethoven Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Beethoven Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Yellow Background and Numbered
PROOF THAT THE FORMAT PRINTERS PRINTED THIS SET
Ras al Khaima 1972 Beethoven Proof showing Color Bars Proving Format Printed Them

1972 LEOPOLD MOZART
Michel #642-7, Block 115, Minkus #672-8

The single stamps were printed in panes of 25.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Mozart Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Mozart's Family
Ras al Khaima 1972 Mozart Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Mozart Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH BLUE BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Mozart Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Blue Background and Numbered
PROOF THAT THE FORMAT PRINTERS PRINTED THIS SET
Ras al Khaima 1972 Mozart Proof showing Color Bars Proving Format Printed Them

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES (Munich)
Michel #649-54, Block 116, Minkus #679-85

The single stamps were printed in panes of 10.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games (Munich) Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Runner
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games (Munich) Souvenir Sheet
OLYMPIC GAMES (Munich) PANES OF 10
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games (Munich) Set of Panes of 10
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games (Munich) Deluxe Sheetlet with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH GREEN BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games (Munich) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Background and Numbered

1972 HORSES
Michel #656-61, Block 117, Minkus #700-6

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Horses Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Ras al Khaima 1972 Horses Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Horses Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Horses Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background and Numbered
HORSES FORGERY (Fake) SET
Supposedly created in 1985 in Yugoslavia, these are dangerous forgeries of this set. Ras al Khaima 1972 Horses Forgeries (Fake) Stamp Set

1972 PARROTS
Michel #663-8, Block 118, Minkus #707-13

The single stamps were printed in panes of 25.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Parrots Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Ras al Khaima 1972 Parrots Souvenir Sheet
PARROTS PANE OF 25
Ras al Khaima 1972 Parrots Pane of 25
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Parrots Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Parrots Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background and Numbered

1972 CHARLES DE GAULLE MEMORIAL
Michel #670-5, Block 119, Minkus #530-6

The single stamps were printed in panes of 25.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting Minkus lists this set as issued in 1971.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Funeral
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Souvenir Sheet
CHARLES DE GAULLE MEMORIAL PANES OF 25
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Panes of 25
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH LAVENDER BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Lavender Background and Numbered

1972 CHARLES DE GAULLE MEMORIAL OVERPRINTED "IN MEMORY OF CHARLES DE GAULLE"
Michel #677-82, Block 120, Minkus #686-92

The single stamps were printed in panes of 25.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Overprinted Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Funeral
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Overprinted Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Overprinted Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH LAVENDER BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Charles de Gaulle Memorial Overprinted Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Lavender Background and Numbered

1972 53RD ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
Michel #686, Block 125, Minkus #378-9

The single stamps were printed in panes of 6.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. No deluxe sheetlets exist with this overprint.
Noting that Minkus lists this set as being issued in 1970.

Ras al Khaima 1972 53rd Anniversary of the Birth of John F. Kennedy Overprinted Stamp
SOUVENIR SHEET
Ras al Khaima 1972 53rd Anniversary of the Birth of John F. Kennedy Overprinted Souvenir Sheet
OVERPRINTED PANE OF 6
Ras al Khaima 1972 53rd Anniversary of the Birth of John F. Kennedy Overprinted Stamp Pane of 6

1972 APOLLO XIV
Michel #701-6, Block 126, Minkus #458-64

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting Minkus lists this set as issued in 1971.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 14 Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Astronauts
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 14 Souvenir Sheet
APOLLO XIV PANES OF 20
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 14 Panes of 20
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 14 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH LAVENDER BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 14 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Lavender Background and Numbered

1972 SAFE RETURN OF APOLLO XIV
Michel #708-13, Block 127, Minkus #537-43

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting Minkus lists this set as issued in 1971.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Safe Return of Apollo 14 Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Astronauts
Ras al Khaima 1972 Safe Return of Apollo 14 Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Safe Return of Apollo 14 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH SALMON BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Safe Return of Apollo 14 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Salmon Background and Numbered

1972 USA-JAPAN BASEBALL FRIENDSHIP
Michel #715-22, Block 128, Minkus #544-52

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. No Deluxe sheet sets seem to exist.
Noting Minkus lists this set as issued in 1971.

Ras al Khaima 1972 USA-Japan Baseball Friendship Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
USA-Japan
Ras al Khaima 1972 USA-Japan Baseball Friendship Souvenir Sheet
USA-JAPAN BASEBALL FRIENDSHIP PANES OF 20
Ras al Khaima 1972 USA-Japan Baseball Friendship Panes of 20

1972 SUMMER OLYMPICS (Munich)
Michel #724-9, Block 129, Minkus #553-9

The single stamps were printed in panes of 12.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting Minkus lists this set as issued in 1971.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Wittelsbach Fountain
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Souvenir Sheet
SUMMER OLYMPICS PANES OF 20
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Panes of 20
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH SALMON BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Salmon Background and Numbered

1972 WINTER OLYMPICS (Sapporo)
Michel #731-6, Block 130, Minkus #693-9

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Schuba, Austria
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Souvenir Sheet
WINTER OLYMPICS PANES OF 12
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Panes of 20
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background and Numbered
PROOF THAT THE FORMAT PRINTERS PRINTED THIS SET
Ras al Khaima 1972 Winter Olympics (Sapporo) Pane showing Gripper Key Proving Format Printed Them

1972 APOLLO XVI
Michel #738-43, Block 131, Minkus #714-20

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 16 Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Lunar Rover
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 16 Souvenir Sheet
APOLLO XVI PANES OF 20
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 16 Panes of 20
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 16 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 16 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Yellow Background and Numbered

1972 EUROPEAN SOCCER
Michel #745-50, Block 132, Minkus #721-7

The single stamps were printed in panes of 12.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 European Soccer Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Chorda, France
Ras al Khaima 1972 European Soccer Souvenir Sheet
EUROPEAN SOCCER PANES OF 20
Ras al Khaima 1972 European Soccer Panes of 20
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 European Soccer Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 European Soccer Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background and Numbered

1972 OPERATION SKYLAB
Michel #752-7, Block 133, Minkus #728-34

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Operation Skylab Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Ras al Khaima 1972 Operation Skylab Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Operation Skylab Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH SALMON BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Operation Skylab Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Salmon Background and Numbered

1972 SUMMER OLYMPICS LANDMARKS (Munich)
Michel #759-64, Block 134, Minkus #735-41

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate including the souvenir sheet. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Landmarks Stamps
SOUVENIR SHEET
Vajdahunyad, Budapest
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Landmarks Souvenir Sheet
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Landmarks Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Summer Olympics (Munich) Landmarks Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background and Numbered

1972 PRESIDENT POMPIDOU VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES
Michel #766-8, Minkus #744-6

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist. I found only one available.

Ras al Khaima 1972 President Pompidou Visit to the U.S. Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 President Pompidou Visit to the U.S. Deluxe Sheetlet with Yellow Background and Numbered
PROOF THAT THE FORMAT PRINTERS PRINTED THIS SET
These were found in the Format Archive
Ras al Khaima 1972 Master Proofs of the Pompidou, Olympics and Pioneer issues Proving Format Printed Them

1972 THE CHARLES DE GAULLE MEMORIAL
Michel #773-5, Minkus #755-7

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist. I can find none at the time of creating this page.

Ras al Khaima 1972 President Pompidou Visit to the U.S. Stamps

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES LARGE STAMPS
Michel #776-8, Minkus #758-60

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting that proof that the Format Printers printed this set is shown by the master proofs imaged with the Pompidou set.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Michel 776-8 Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Large Stamps Deluxe Sheetlet with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH YELLOW BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Large Stamps Deluxe Sheetlet with Yellow Background and Numbered

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES LARGE STAMPS OVERPRINTED
Michel #785-7, Minkus #773-5

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Overprinted Michel 785-7 Stamps

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES OLD AND NEW SPORTS (1st issue)
Michel #788-93, Minkus #776-81

The single stamps were printed in panes of 10 in matched pairs.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Three versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting that the following sets of Olympics stamps appear to be extremely rare and hard to find mint. The intact panes seem to be almost non-existent.
The pink Deluxe sheetlets exist with and without numbers.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (1st issue) Stamp Pairs
1972 OLYMPICS OLD AND NEW PANE OF 10
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (1st issue) Pane of 10
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (1st issue) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH PINK BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (1st issue) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Pink Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH PINK BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (1st issue) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Pink Background and Numbered

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES OLD AND NEW SPORTS (1st issue) OVERPRINTED "GOLD MEDAL WINNER" WITH NAMES
Michel #794-9, Minkus #782-7

These stamps exist perforated and imperforate.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (1st issue) Overprinted Stamp Pairs

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES OLD AND NEW SPORTS (2nd issue)
Michel #800-5, Minkus #788-93

The single stamps were printed in panes of 10 in matched pairs.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheet sets exist. Possibly three if Green ones with no numbers exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (2nd issue) Stamp Pairs
1972 OLYMPICS OLD AND NEW PART PANES OF 10
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (2nd issue) Part Panes of 10
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (2nd issue) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH GREEN BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (2nd issue) Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Background and Numbered

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES OLD AND NEW SPORTS (2nd issue) OVERPRINTED "GOLD MEDAL WINNER" WITH NAMES
Michel #806-11, Minkus #794-9

These stamps exist perforated and imperforate.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Old & New Sports (2nd issue) Overprinted Stamp Pairs

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES ADVERTISING POSTERS
Michel #812-14, Minkus #800-2

The single stamps were printed in se-tenant strips of 3.
The se-tenant strips were printed in panes of 4 strips. The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheetlets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Advertising Posters Stamps
1972 OLYMPIC GAMES ADVERTISING POSTERS PANE OF 4 STRIPS
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Advertising Posters Pane of 4 Strips
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Advertising Posters Deluxe Sheetlet with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH BLUE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Advertising Posters Deluxe Sheetlet with Blue Background

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES ADVERTISING POSTERS OVERPRINTED "THE WINNERS OF THE MUNICH OLYMPIC GAMES" WITH NUMBER OF MEDALS WON
Michel #815-17, Minkus #806-8

These stamps exist perforated and imperforate. They appear to be extrely rare as I can find not one for sale at the time of creating this page.

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES SYMBOLS
Michel #818-20, Minkus #803-5

The single stamps were printed in se-tenant strips of 3.
The se-tenant strips were printed in panes of 4 strips. The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheetlets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Stamps
1972 OLYMPIC GAMES ADVERTISING POSTERS PANE OF 4 STRIPS
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Pane of 4 Strips
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Deluxe Sheetlet with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH BLUE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Deluxe Sheetlet with Blue Background

1972 OLYMPIC GAMES SYMBOLS OVERPRINTED "PRELUDE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OF MONTREAL"
Michel #821-3, Minkus #809-11

These stamps exist perforated and imperforate.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Overprinted Stamp Strip

1972 OLYMPICS ON TELEVISION
Michel #824-30, Minkus #812-18

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two versions of Deluxe sheetlets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympics on Television Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Deluxe Sheetlet with White Background
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH BLUE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympic Games Symbols Deluxe Sheetlet with Blue Background

1972 OLYMPICS ON TELEVISION OVERPRINTED "GOLD MEDAL WINNER" WITH NAME
Michel #831-7, Minkus #821-7

These stamps exist perforated and imperforate.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympics on Television Overprinted Stamp Set
Ras al Khaima 1972 Olympics on Television Overprinted 15r Stamp

1972 APOLLO XVII
Michel #840-5, Minkus #828-33

The single stamps were printed in panes of 12.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Deluxe sheet sets exist. I am sure sets with white backgrounds exist but none available at the time of creating this page.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 17 Stamps
APOLLO XVII PANES OF 12
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 17 Panes of 12
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH SALMON BACKGROUND AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 17 Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Salmon Background and Numbered

1972 SPACE PROJECTS
Michel #851-A852, Minkus #839-41

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting these stamps are of the same design as earlier Pompidou and Olympics stamps.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Apollo 17 Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET WITH WHITE BACKGROUND
Ras al Khaima 1972 Space Projects Deluxe Sheetlet with White Background

1972 ROSES
Michel #853-8, Minkus #842-7

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Roses Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUNDS
Ras al Khaima 1972 Roses Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Backgrounds

1972 FLOWERS
Michel #859-64, Minkus #848-53

The single stamps were printed in panes of 20.
The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Deluxe sheet sets exist.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Flowers Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUNDS
Ras al Khaima 1972 Flowers Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Backgrounds

1972 PAINTINGS OF FLOWERS
Michel #865-70, Minkus #854-9

This set of stamps, even though supposedly quite common, indeed was the most difficult set for Ras al Khaima for me to track down any image for! At the time of creating this page I could not find this set available hardly anywhere!
It seems that no deluxe sheetlets exist either.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Flowers Stamps

1972 NAPOLEON I
Michel #871-6, Minkus #860-5

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Deluxe sheet sets exist. I could only find the types imaged.
Noting that availability of this set is scarce. Both Michel and Minkus do not even have an image with the listings of this set.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Napoleon Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH GREEN BACKGROUNDS
Ras al Khaima 1972 Napoleon Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Backgrounds
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH GREEN BACKGROUNDS AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Napoleon Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Green Backgrounds and Numbered

1972 NAPOLEONIC WAR AT SEA
Michel #877-82, Minkus #866-71

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Deluxe sheet sets exist. I could only find the type imaged.
Noting that availability of this set is scarce. Notice the low numbering on the deluxe sheetlets. Appears the large stamp only exists as white background deluxe sheetlet.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Napoleonic War at Sea Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH PINKISH BACKGROUNDS AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Napoleonic War at Sea Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Pinkish Backgrounds and Numbered

1972 PAINTINGS OF OLD MASTERS
Michel #883-7, Minkus #872-6

The stamps exist perforated and imperforate. Two varieties of Deluxe sheet sets exist.
Noting that availability of this set is scarce.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Paintings of Old Masters Stamps
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH WHITE BACKGROUNDS
Ras al Khaima 1972 Paintings of Old Masters Deluxe Sheetlet Set with White Backgrounds
DELUXE SHEETLET SET WITH YELLOW BACKGROUNDS AND NUMBERED
Ras al Khaima 1972 Paintings of Old Masters Deluxe Sheetlet Set with Yellow Backgrounds and Numbered

1972 CHRISTMAS
Michel #888-93, Minkus #877-82

This set of stamps, even though supposedly quite common, indeed was also a very difficult set for Ras al Khaima for me to track down any image for! At the time of creating this page I could not find this set available hardly anywhere!
The large size stamp is readily available but the smaller singles are not. It seems that no deluxe sheetlets exist either.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Flowers Stamps

1972 EASTER (1973)
Michel #894-8, Minkus #883-7

This set of stamps, even though supposedly quite common, indeed was also a difficult set for Ras al Khaima for me to track down any image for! At the time of creating this page I could not find this set available hardly anywhere!
It seems that no deluxe sheetlets exist either.

Ras al Khaima 1972 Easter (1973) Stamps
References taken from:
Michel Asien II
Minkus Trucial States Stamp Catalog
Evidence found in the Format Archive
Online research

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