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    Posted 8 years ago

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    This is a first day issue postmarked mini-sheet of (6) John F. Kennedy commemorative postage stamps issued on May 25, 1972 by Sharjah & Dependencies. - The sheet contains three Air Mail stamps (left side), and three regular mail stamps. There is no catalog listing for this issue.
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    #1) - 75 dirhams - J.F. Kennedy & Cape Canaveral, Florida (Air Mail)
    #2) - 1 riyal - J.F. Kennedy & Statue of Liberty, New York City (Air Mail)
    #3) - 3 riyals - J.F. Kennedy & Niagara Falls, New York/Canada (Air Mail)
    #4) - 5 dirhams - J.F. Kennedy & Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
    #5) - 10 dirhams - J.F. Kennedy & The White House, Washington, D.C.
    #6) - 35 dirhams - J.F. Kennedy & Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
    FIRST DAY ISSUE POSTMARK - May 25, 1972 / Sharjah & Dependencies
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    In 1963 Sharjah opened its own post office and began to issue its stamps and postal stationery under the name of Sharjah & Dependencies (which included Kalba, Khor Fakkan, and Dibbah). Sharjah and its dependencies joined the United Arab Emirates in December 1971 but it continued to issue its own stamps. In July 1972 the UAE assumed full postal responsibilities. The United Arab Emirates or the UAE, is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar, Iran and Pakistan. The UAE is a federation of seven emirates (equivalent to principalities). The constituent emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain.

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