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Dubai

15th June 1963

Middle East 17

Dubai 1 to 16
  Sc1-16 xxx

perf 12x11½ , no wmk, lithographed.
Printed by N. C. R. Joseph Chalhoub.

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T Notes
1 naye paise dull blue and carmine-rose   1 1      
2np light blue and bister brown   2 2      
3np green and sepia   3 3      
4np pink and orange   4 4      
5np violet and black   5 5      
10np brown-orange and black   6 6      
15np grey-olive and deep carmine   7 7      
20np rose-red and orange-brown   8 8      
25np apple-green and red-brown   9 9      
30np grey and red   10 10      
35np deep blue and lilac   11 11      
50np orange and sepia   12 12      
1 rupee salmon and greenish-blue   13 13      
2r dull yellow and brown   14 14      
3r rose-carmine and black   15 15      
5r green and dull red-brown   16 16      
10r rose-lake, greenish-blue and black   17 17     perf 12

Scott [1] notes that Sc13-17 are also available as perf 10½ and "values are much higher".

Previously using stamps of the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia, in 1961 Dubai became one of the Trucial States (and the only state to use its stamps), issued its own stamps from 1963 until 1972, joined the United Arab Emirates in December 1971 and used UAE stamps from 1973.

See Trucial States for Tim Balm's summary of these issues.