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Kingdom of Yemen
Stamps and Postal Stationery: 1949 to 1959

 


1949
Provisionals

1949
Provisionals

1 March 1950
75th Anniversary of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) - in 1949
Note: This set was rejected for official release by the Imam Ahmed in part because the design included his image.

1950
Provisionals

1951
Definitives
Note: This series was rejected originally because the Arabic inscription is below the French inscription. It seems that the values were released over time only as needed when the stocks of values of other issues were depleted.

1951
Provisional

1952
Fourth Anniversary of Accession of Imam Ahmed bin Yahya

1952
Fourth Anniversary of Accession of Imam Ahmed bin Yahya
Note: inscribed "Commemoration of Victory" and with different views of the cities from above set

3 July 1952
Provisional

August 1952
Pictorials

1953
Provisional

1953
Provisionals

1953
Fifth Anniversary of accession of Imam Ahmed

1954(?)
Provisionals
Note: These stamps are something of a mystery. They were found in the Ministry of Communications in the early 1970s. There is no indication that these stamps were ever used as postage.

1955
Provisional

28 March 1956
Definitives

1956
Provisional

1956 - 1957
Definitives

Note: Unissued official stamps used for ordinary postage use.

Note: The 1 b. and 5 b. issues were used as 4 b. issues for ordinary postage without surcharge. 20 b. and 1 i. issues with the same design were also prepared but were not issued. Some exist cancelled to order from remainder stock.

4 November 1957, 2 February 1958
Arab Postal Union

13 March, 5 July 1959
First Anniversary of the Proclamation of the United Arab States (U.A.R. and Yemen)

13 March 1959
Arab Telecommunications Union

1959
10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights
Definitives from 1940 series overprinted with emblem of the United Nations and HUMAN RIGHTS / 1948 - 1958 in two lines in English and Arabic.

1959
40th Anniversary of the first stamp of Yemen
Definitives from the 1940 series overprinted with the words 40th ANNIVERSARY / OF YEMEN / FIRST STAMP 1958 in three lines and two-line Arabic equivalent.

Note: The issue seems to refer to Yemen's postal independence in 1918 after regaining independence from the Ottoman Empire, not to the date of the issue of the first stamp.

15 August 1959
Automatic Telephone Inauguration in Sana'a
Definitives from the 1931 series overprinted with the words AUTOMATIC / TELEPHONE / INAUGURATION / SANAA MARCH / 1959 in English and a two-line Arabic equivalent.

1959
11th Anniversary of the Accession of Imam Ahmed
Definitives from the 1931 series were overprinted with the words 11th ANNIVERSARY / OF ASCENSION / OF KING AHMED / Dec. 14, 1958 and a two-line Arabic equivalent.

7 November 1959
Provisionals
Definitives from the 1930 series overprinted with an airplane and two-line AIR MAIL / 1959 in English and Arabic


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