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Fujeira is one of the Trucial States in the
See: United Arab Emirates
Stamp Centenary Exhibition
Inside Mi #58-59Block2A:
Inside Mi #58-59Block2A: G.B. #1
Scott:???? Mi #1457-62P
Inside Mi #1457:
Telstar and the Earth
Inside MI #1458: Dahomey #C62P
de Gaulle, Political Leader - A lifetime military man, de Gaulle was minister
for National Defense and War in June, 1940 when
Inside Mi #1459:
Napoleon, by Paul Delaroche
Inside Mi #1460:
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
Inside Mi #1461:
Inside MI #1462:
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.