Bahrain #347 (1989)

Bahrain #347 (1989)

In Arabic, al-Bahrayn (البحرين) means “the two seas”, although which two seas were originally intended remains in dispute.  The entire coastal strip of Eastern Arabia stretching from Basra n Iraq to the Strait of Hormuz in Oman was known as “Bahrain” for a millennium until the Middle Ages. Today, Bahrain’s “two seas” are generally taken to be the bay east and west of the island, the … Continue reading Bahrain #347 (1989)

Ajman #C9 (1965)

Ajman #C9 (1965)

Ajman is the smallest of seven emirates, formerly known as the Trucial States, centrally located on the western coast of the present-day United Arab Emirates in eastern Arabia.  In 1948, the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia were set up to provide postal services to countries in the region with mail processed in Dubai using stamps issued for the Trucial States.  The first post office … Continue reading Ajman #C9 (1965)