🇦🇪 The postal service of The United Arab Emirates, Emirates Post, issued a se-tenant pair of 1 AED face value stamps (=2 x 21p in pounds Sterling) and 8 miniature sheets each with a face value of 7 AED (=£1.44p) on 2 December 2021 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the granting of independence by The United Kingdom, after the expiration of the treaty between the various parties, to the seven Gulf emirates which had previously been known as The Trucial States over which it had held protectorates and the combination of six of the territories (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain) to form The United Arab Emirates (Ras al-Khaimah joined on 10 January 1972). United Arab Emirates (UAE) was admitted to membership of The United Nations on 9 December 1971 but, like Britain’s other Gulf state former protectorates (Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar), it did not seek membership of The Commonwealth.
The miniature sheets show all the rulers of each emirate together with individual portraits of each ruler on a miniature sheet of their own. The total face value of the issue is AED58 (=£11.92p).
🇧🇲 Depicted below are the two previously reported stamps (see Blog 1969) from the postal service of Bermuda issued on 18 October 2021 which commemorate Bermuda’s first Olympic Games gold medallist, Flora Duffy.