first issues > countries > bahrain

Bahrain

8th October 1933

Middle East 10

Bah1
Bah2
  November 1933 Sc1 August 1933 Sc2 xxx

perf 14, wmk multiple stars

Description Date Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Stamps of India, overprinted
3 pies slate green Nov 1933 1 1      
½ anna green 10 Aug 1933 2 2      
other values 9p to 5 rupees   3-14 3-14      

Walker (see Syria) writes, " BAHRAIN, the first country on the [alphabetical] list, is simple. It issued its first stamp in 1933 and has remained philatelically stable since then."

Gibbons [1] describes Bahrain as, "an independent sheikhdom with an Indian postal admministration from 1844. A British postal administration operated from April 1948 to December 1965 … Unoverprinted Indian stamps were used [until 1933]."