Federation of South Arabia
The Federation of South Arabia
: اتحاد الجنوب العربي
Ittiḥād al-Janūb al-‘Arabī
) was a federal state under British protection
in what would become South Yemen
. Its capital was Al Attihad.
Two values of the 1965 definitives used at Aden
The Federation issued its own Adeni postage stamps
from 1963 to 1966. Most of its issues were part of the omnibus issues
common to all the Commonwealth territories, but it did issue its own definitive stamps
on 1 April 1965. The set of 14 included 10 values, from 5 to 75 fils
, each depicting the arms of the Federation in a single colour, while the top four values (100 fils, 250 fils, 500 fils, and 1 dinar
), featured the flag of the Federation.
The stamps referred to above are those listed in the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalog. A number of other stamps have also been issued and are listed in Stanley Gibbons
and other widely used stamp catalogues. It is possible, or even likely, that some of the stamps of South Arabia were not issued primarily for postal use.
- Paul Dresch. A History of Modern Yemen. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- R.J. Gavin. Aden Under British Rule: 1839-1967. London: C. Hurst & Company, 1975.
- Tom Little. South Arabia: Arena of Conflict. London: Pall Mall Press, 1968.
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