is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates,
and is the only Emirate not to have a coastline along the
Gulf, with population
of 150.000 about.
It is also the youngest of the Emirates, only becoming independent from
Sharjah in 1952. In 1952, Fujairah entered into treaty relations with
the last of the emirates to join the Trucial States. On 2 December
1971, Fujairah joined the United Arab Emirates. [R1]
Between 1964 and 1972 the
country issued its own stamps, with Fujeira name on it. Between
1964-1967 the country issued about 170 stamps.
For stamps issued between 1967 - 1972 Stanley
Gibbons writes: "The
following stamps have either been issued in excess of postal needs or
have not been available to the public in reasonable quantities at face
value. Such stamps may later be given full listing if there is evidence
of regular postal use". SG notes also that "During 1970 a
other sets came on the market, but their official status is in doubt".
to Michel catalogue, between 1967 and 1972 the small country issued
more than 1500 stamp and 200 Mini-Sheets. In its most prolific year,
1972, Fujeira issued about 700 stamps and 200 sheets (!). Fujeira
stamps were replaced by issues of UAE on 1
January 1973. [R2]
stamps of Fujairah related to Paleontology: dinosaurs and other