International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates[edit]

  • In 1971 the independent Trucial States of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujiera, Sharjah and Um al Q’aiwan merged into the United Arab Emirates. They were joined by Ras al Khaimah in 1972. All stamps have “United Arab Emirates” or “U.A.E.” in the frank.
  • Abu Dhabi and Dubai were the only members to use postage meters prior to the merger, and many of these machines continued to be used unchanged long after the merger. See ABU DHABI and DUBAI for these issues.
  • The stamps are grouped according to usage:
A – Stamps generated by machines in private and commercial use
PO – Stamps generated by machines in post offices

GROUP A: Stamps generated by machines in private use[edit]


United Arab Emirates stamp type 1.jpg

A1. Pitney Bowes “5000” series (MV).

Frank with simulated perforation border, inscribed “U.A.E./POSTAGE PAID” at top.
M# with “P.B.” prefix breaks frame line at lower left.
Date figures raised in relation to value figures.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 2.jpg

A2. Pitney Bowes “6300” (MV).

Similar to Type A1 but “POSTAGE PAID” at bottom.
Date and value figures on same level.
M# with “P.B.” prefix does not break frame line.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 3.jpg


A3. Pitney Bowes “6900” (MV).

Similar to Type A2 but taller frank.
M# with “PBE” prefix breaks bottom left frame line.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 4.jpg


A4. Pitney Bowes “6600” (MV).

Very similar to Type A3 but wider and value figures are larger.
M# with “PB” prefix does not break frame line.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 5.jpg

A5. Pitney Bowes-GB “A900” series (MV).

Frank similar to Type A2 but without straight inner border lines, and the curved inscription at top is not in a banner.
Value figures large.
M# with “PB” prefix.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 6.jpg


A6. Postalia “D2/D3” (MV).

Frank nearly square.
M# with “PA” prefix centered at bottom.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 7.jpg

A7. Francotyp-Postalia “T-1000” (digital).

Frank very similar to Type A6 but M# with “F/PA” prefix.
With “BHS” instead of “FILS” at left of value figures.
Date figures are taller, and value figures are digital.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 8.jpg

A8. Frama “M/E” (MV). MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg[$5]

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation borders inscribed “United Arab Emirates” across bottom.
M# with small “FR” prefix above at left.
Value figures thick.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 9.jpg


A9. Hasler “Mailmaster” (MV).

Very similar to Type A8 but M# with “H” prefix, and value figures thinner.
TM: DC
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United Arab Emirates stamp type 10.jpg


A10. Pitney Bowes” (digital).

Similar to Type A5 but with two columns of numbers left of the town mark.
TM: DC
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UAE stamp type A11.jpg

A11. Hasler "Mailmaster F204” (MV).

Horizontal rectangle with Arabic text at top and "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES" above ID number at bottom.
At left, post horn logo and stacked "P/P".
At right "POSTAGE PAID" in Arabic above English.
M# CN 11 seen.
TM: unknown, probably DC (shown is a proof without TM)
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg "POSTAGE PAID"

NOTE: This stamp does not show a postage value, only "POSTAGE PAID". It has the appearance of being from a non-metered bulk mail printer, but it is from a Hasler "Mailmaster" meter. Although no postage amount shows, the postage generated by the machine is metered. Our only knowledge of the stamp is from the Hasler record sheet for the order. It was prepared for the Bahrain Services & Maintenance Company (BASMA B.V.) of Manama in 1987. The stamp shown above is affixed to this sheet. We haver not verified if the stamp was actually placed into use.





GROUP PO: Stamps generated by machines in Post Offices[edit]


United Arab Emirates stamp type PO1.jpg

PO1. Unidentified (digital).

This stamp is a label for registered mail but it includes the postage amount as well as the registration information.
Covers found with this label have no other postage indicators and so it is also a postage stamp.
Below the bar code are two lines of text:
  • First line: registration number, date, value figures
  • Second line: destination, origin, weight, payment type
V/F: MeterCat 5 spaces.jpg Amt: 0.00 to 000.00Dhs