International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi[edit]

The Arab Trucial State of Abu Dhabi used meter stamps at least as early as 1968. In 1971 it merged with several other Trucial States into the umbrella group United Arab Emirates. Stamps inscribed “ABU DHABI” continued to be used for many years after the merger. See also United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi stamp type 1.jpg

1. Pitney Bowes “Automax” (MV), 1968 or earlier. MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border.
Country name in curved panel at top.
Meter no. with “P.B.” prefix below “FILS/ POSTAGE” at bottom.
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Abu Dhabi stamp type 2.jpg

2. Neopost “205" (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Nearly square frank with straight single-line border.
Country name in curved panel at top.
Meter no. with “N” prefix in lower corners, “FILS” at bottom.
TM: SC with tall date figures
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a. With date but without town mark

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3. Neopost “Frankmaster 505” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$10]

Similar to Type 2 but frank wider than tall.
M# with “N” prefix, “FILS” at bottom.
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4. Neopost "205" and “2205” (MV).

As Type 2 but blank at sides and with “DIRHAMS/ POSTAGE” at bottom.
M# with “N” prefix.
Date figures tall ("205" model) or short ("2205" model, shown).
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