International Postage Meter Stamp Catalog/Yemen

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Yemen[edit]

  • The Republic of Yemen came into existence in 1990 with the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen).
  • In 1967 the British Protectorate of Aden and the Federation of South Arabia merged into the Peoples Republic of Southern Yemen which changed its name to the Peoples Democratic Republic of Yemen in 1970.
  • The first meter stamps appeared in Aden in 1950.
  • The stamps are grouped according to political inscription:
A - ADEN, to 1967
B - FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA, to 1967
C - PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN YEMEN, 1967 – 1970
D - PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF YEMEN, 1970 – 1990
E - YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC (North Yemen), 1967 – 1990
F - REPUBLIC OF YEMEN or YEMEN REPUBLIC, 1990 to present
  • For specialized information about the meter stamps of Yemen, see “Aden Meter Marks” by Gary Brown, serialized in The Dhow, journal of the Aden-Somaliland-Yemen Study Group, September 2003 through September 2004.



GROUP A: Issues of ADEN, 1950 – 1967[edit]


Yemen stamp type A1.jpg

A1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1950.

Horizontal frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight inner border.
Dhow (sail boat) circled at center.
M# with “U” prefix at lower right.
Straight-line TM at lower left:   “ADEN”,   “ADEN CAMP” [Scarce]   and   “LITTLE ADEN” [Rare]
A. Meter numbers U1 and U2 are denominated in Annas and Pies:    An | P     [Scarce]
V/F:      0/0      00/o
B. The other numbers are denominated in Shillings and Cents:    SH | Cts
V/F:      000      0oo      00oo
a. With horizontal lines appearing at right of the meter number



Yemen stamp type A2A.jpg
Yemen stamp type A2B.jpg
Yemen stamp type A2aa.jpg
Yemen stamp type A2bb.jpg

A2. Neopost (LV-6), 1951.

Small, upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight inner border.
Dhow at center above the value figure.
A wreath frames “ADEN” and the dhow at top.
M# with “N” prefix.
TM: BIC
A. Valued in Annas. “ANNAS” in small scroll above value figure. M#s N5 and N7 only      [Rare]
Values:      1, 1½, 2, 6, 8, 12
B. Valued in Cents and Shillings. “CENTS” in scroll above value figure. M# N1, N3 to N18, N01, and N02.
Values:      0•05, 0•15, 0•25, 0•50, 1•00, 1•25, 2•00, 3•00, 5•00      [Scarce]
Values:      5, 15, 4•00      [Very scarce]
Values:      2 (N02), 50 (N01), 10•0 (N5,9), 25•0 (N9)      [Very rare]
Values:      “SH” above 5 (N02)      [Very rare]
a. Blank scroll above value figures      [Very scarce]
Values:      2•00, 3•00, 4•00, 5•00 (all N5)
b. Blank scroll above value figures and with “RS” above value figure      [Very rare]
Values:      1, 3, 5 (N5 and N6)

NOTE: Meter number "N2" exists as a proof but has not been reported on actual mail. This is true also for the "7" value of A2b.



Yemen stamp type A3.jpg

A3. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV), 1958.      [Very scarce]

Nearly square frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight inner border.
Value figures inside inner box with wreath ornaments at sides.
Dhow at bottom center flanked by M# with “N” prefix.
Spacing variable between TM and frank.
TM: DC
V/F:      00•00



Yemen stamp type A4A.jpg
Yemen stamp type A4B.jpg


A4. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).      [Very scarce]

Upright frank with simulated perforation outer border and straight inner border.
“ADEN” in panel at top, “POSTAGE” and “PAID” vertical in panels at sides.
“CENTS” and tall crown at bottom center flanked by the meter number and prefix in corner boxes.
M#s U2 – U18
TM: DC
A. Inner panels intact
V/F:      000      0oo      0.oo
B. Inner lines of top and side panels partly removed to make room for expanded value figures
V/F:      00oo





Yemen stamp type A5.jpg

A5. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).      [Very scarce]

Very similar to Type A4A but the crown is much wider in design and has “SH.” and “CTS.” at the sides rather than “CENTS”.
M# “U1” only.
TM: DC
V/F:      0.oo      0oo      000      00oo




Yemen stamp type A6.jpg

A6. Universal “MultiValue” (MV), 1965.      [Scarce]

Similar to Types A4 and A5 but without crown and currency indicator.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:      000      0000
a. Inside line of left side panel removed. Value figures centered to left. M# U3



Yemen stamp type A7.jpg

A7. Pitney Bowes-GB “ Simplex” (LV-25), 1960.      [Very scarce]

Similar to Type A4A but smaller and with wider spacing between the TM and frank.
M# with “S” prefix.
TM: DC
Values:      0.o5 and up

NOTE: Type A7 is possibly an essay rather than an issued stamp design. No convincingly postally used examples have been seen by us.






GROUP B: Issues of the FEDERATION OF SOUTH ARABIA, 1966 – 1967[edit]


Yemen stamp type B1.jpg

B1. Neopost (LV-6).      [Very rare]

Small upright frank with simulated perforation border and straight inner border bisected horizontally.
In top half is the country name in Arabic above English.
M# with “N” prefix in lower corners flanking the value figure.
TM: BIC
Values seen:      5, 20, 50, 65, 75, 100, 200, 400, 500, 600, 800, 900, 1000 fils



Yemen stamp type B2.jpg

B2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).      [Very rare]

Upright frank with simulated perforation border and straight line inner border.
Country name in Arabic at top and English at bottom.
M# at bottom below inner border.
M# with “N” prefix in corners.
TM: DC
V/F:      000



Yemen stamp type B3.jpg

B3. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).      [Rare]

Upright frank with simulated perforation border.
With inner panels at the sides.
Country name in Arabic above inner frame.
Country name in English and M# at bottom.
M# with “U” prefix in small boxes beneath the side panels.
TM: DC
V/F:      000      0000



NOTE. When the Federation of South Arabia achieved independence from Britain in 1967 mailers were directed to use rubber stamps reading “PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN YEMEN” in Arabic and English on mail franked by Group B stamps in order to conceal "Federation of South Arabia". Rubber stamped covers are probably very rare. Only Type B3 covers are known with the rubber stamp but it was likely used on Type B1 and B2 mail as well.





GROUP C: Issues of the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF SOUTHERN YEMEN, 1967 – 1970[edit]


Yemen stamp type C1.jpg

C1. Universal “MultiValue” (MV).      [Very rare]

Similar to Type B3 but with different inscriptions at top and bottom.
M# with “U” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:      000







GROUP D: Issues of the PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF YEMEN, 1970 – 1990[edit]


Yemen stamp type D1.jpg

D1. Pitney Bowes-GB. “MultiValue” (MV).      [Rare]

As Types B3 and C1 but with different inscriptions at top and bottom.
M# with “P.B.” prefix.
TM: DC
V/F:      000



Yemen stamp type D2.jpg

D2. Neopost “Frankmaster 305” (MV).      [Very rare]

Frank with straight outer border and panel across top containing country name in Arabic.
With inner vertical panels at sides.
M# with “RN” prefix in small boxes beneath side panels.
TM: DC
V/F:      000
a. Frank inverted, value figures up-right, M# RN16



Yemen stamp type D3.jpg

D3. Neopost “505” (MV).      [Very rare]

Horizontal frank with widely spaced simulated perforation frame line.
Arab text across the top.
"PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC / REPUBLIC OF YEMEN" in two lines at the bottom.
M# with "RN" prefix brakes frame line in lower left corner.
TM: BIC
V/F:      0 0 0 0



Yemen stamp type D4.jpg

D4. Neopost (LV).      [Exceptionally rare]

Small, upright frank with straight line border. The stamp is divided into two horizontal sections. The top section filled with the contry identification in Arabic and English. The bottom section is mostly empty space but with POSTAGE in Arabic and English at top and the value figure centered at bottom. In the lower corners are the meter number with "N" prefix at left.
M# “N 10” seen.
TM: BIC
Values seen:     20, 125





GROUP E: Issues of the YEMEN ARAB REPUBLIC (North Yemen), 1967 – 1990[edit]


Yemen stamp type E1.jpg

E1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).      [Scarce]

Horizontal frank with widely spaced simulated perforated frame similar to that found on Type D3.
Coat of arms at top left. Country name in English across bottom.
M# with “Y.P.” or “Y.P.B.” prefix breaks bottom frame line.
TM: DC
V/F:      0.00



Yemen stamp type E2.jpg

E2. Postalia (MV).      [Scarce]

Large, square frank with country name as “YEMEN•A•R” at top.
Coat of arms at right of value figures in center.
Without M#.
TM: DC
V/F:      B 000 MeterCat 5 spaces.jpgB 0000






GROUP F: REPUBLIC OF YEMEN, 1990 to present[edit]


Yemen stamp type F1.jpg

F1. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

Horizontal frank with straight outer border.
Country name in English across bottom.
M# with “YP” prefix at lower left above “REPUBLIC”.
TM: DC
V/F:      0.00




Yemen stamp type F2.jpg

F2. Pitney Bowes-GB “6300” (MV).

This is Type E1 with "ARAB" removed from the country identification leaving a blank space between “YEMEN” and "REPUBLIC".
Meter number with "Y.P." prefix seen.
TM: DC
V/F:      0.00








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