Aerogrammes Used in
the Qu'aiti State in the Hadhramaut

The postal arrangements between Aden and the Qu'aiti State made it possible for Aden aerogrammes with the image of either King George VI or Queen Elizabeth II to have been posted from Mukalla and other towns in the Qu'aiti State. No such aerogrammes, however, have been found to date. Formular aerogrammes used in Aden, on the other hand, were also used in the Qu'aiti State post offices. Note: The postal arrangements also made it possible for Qu'aiti State aerogrammes to be used in Aden. To date, I have not seen any such examples.

Quaiti aerogramme 1

The first aerogramme from the Qu'aiti State in the Hadhramaut may have been issued on 1 September 1955, together with the new definitive series. The earliest recorded use of this aerogramme is March 1956.

The denomination of the aerogramme is 50 cents (East African currency). The design includes a scene depicting date cultivation and the image of the ruler, Sultan Sir Salih bin Ghalib al-Quaiti.

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