Fujeira stamps

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Fujeira is one of the Trucial States in the Persian Gulf. With six other sheikdoms, it formed the State of the United Arab Emirates on 18 July 1971. Fujeira stamps were replaced by issues of UAE on 1 January 1973.

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See: United Arab Emirates


Michel #58-59Block2AO

Issued: 27.1.1966

Stamp Centenary Exhibition Cairo, January 1966

#1 Inside Mi #58-59Block2A: Egypt #1O

#1 LJ Inside Mi #58-59Block2A: G.B. #1

Mi #1457MI #1458

Mi #1459Mi #1460Mi #1461

Scott:????  Mi #1457-62P

Issued: 16.9.1970

Philympia '70

#1048 Inside Mi #1457: France #1048P

Telstar and the Earth

#C62 Inside MI #1458: Dahomey #C62P

Charles de Gaulle, Political Leader - A lifetime military man, de Gaulle was minister for National Defense and War in June, 1940 when France capitulated to Germany. DeGaulle escaped to Britain, where he made a famous broadcast calling on the French people to resist (earning him the nickname of the "Man of June 18, 1940"). DeGaulle formed the Free French forces and became a symbol of the French resistance. After the war, he served as president and a kind of grand figurehead of France until stepping down in 1969. http://www.answers.com/topic/charles-de-gaulle

#C76 Inside Mi #1459: Monaco #C76O

Napoleon, by Paul Delaroche

#817 Inside Mi #1460: France #817O

Pierre de Coubertin and Olympic Stadium

Pierre de Coubertin- French educator, primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894 (1863-1937) “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well." Pierre de Coubertin quotes

#253a Inside Mi #1461: Cook Islands #253O

Lord Baden Powell (Visit to Rarotonga in 1935)

Mi #1462aMi #1462

MI #1462P

[Human Rights, type ] Inside MI #1462: Congo #Mi 216O

Mi #1457-61


Lou wrote: Fujeira, on June 2, 1970 issued a vertical strip of five stamps (Michel #1457-61) to note Philympia 70/Events of 1970. One of my NY stamp dealer-mentors supplied me with a cover sent to him, even before I acquired the mint strip! When I went to mount them together, I saw that the mint strip and that on the cover did not have the five stamps in the same order and had color differences too. I was aware that the stamps had been printed in sheetlets of 25, and so thought that there might be other strips of five with the designs rotated. However, a few years later, I was able to buy a complete sheetlet and saw that all rows were identical.

As a plus, the reverse side of the cover has an imperf s/s (Michel Block 198B/1462) issued as part of the commemorative set.

After more years and the advent of the internet and international sources, I saw other covers being offered and all had the same different stamps and the s/s on the back as my cover. I probably have seen a dozen or more (I now own three sent to various destinations), all addressed to philatelic publications or dealers around the world, and I imagine there may have been hundreds sent out. 

The only explanation I can think of is that the printers had first created a quantity of sheets with the stamp values in random order; this was changed so that the 5 values were in actual ascending order, and the odd stamps were then used up on the publicity mailings. Some time in the late '70s, I received a mailing from a now defunct dealer in specialized material, that offered the odd format in a single perforated mint strip with four margins. The price was well above my stamp budget then, but I kept the photocopy as a reference and a reminder to look for one more reasonably priced, but alas, forty years or more later, I've never seen another offer. See the scans attached.

Whatever the real reason, the mint strip and the cover make for a very interesting page in my collection.  I hope you liked seeing them.