The third and fourth aerogrammes from the Qu'aiti State in the Hadhramaut may have been released in 1966. There are no recorded postally used issues, but I have seen cancelled to order (CTO) aerogrammes with the date 1 April 1966.
The denomination of the original aerogramme is 50 cents (East African currency) and includes the image of the 50 cents 1963 definitive issue. The design includes a scene depicting date cultivation and the image of the ruler, Sultan Awadh bin Salih al-Quaiti.
The overprints are in two colours. The bar covering Aden, the new name of South Arabia and its Arabic equivalent as well as the new 25 fils denomination in English and Arabic are printed in green. The two-line commemorations for Winston Churchill and of John F. Kennedy are printed in blue.
It appears that the Kennedy overprint was used on the original #2 and that the Churchill overprint was used on a reprinted Quaiti aerogramme. Discussion of fronts and of the reverses.
It is possible that the 25 fils aerogramme exists without the two-line commemorative overprint. It is possible that the individual or individuals who bought the supply of these aerogrammes to use for commemorating Chuchill and Kennedy either left some for postal use or did not begin to buy them until after some of the 25 fils aerogrammes were placed on sale at the Qu'aiti State post offices and agencies. I have not seen any, however, as yet.
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