Sunday, January 08, 2012

A cover from Dubai

I have received and scanned the cover that illustrates this post since a while now, but I never found the time to share it with you. This is a pity because I think this is the first cover I receive from UAE (United Arab Emirates). This one is coming from Dubai (Thank you very much Ganesh for this nice cover).

So here is the cover bearing five large and nice stamps.

The stamp located in the top right corner was issued on the 2nd of December 2009 to celebrate the 38th National Day. The National Day is celebrated on the 2nd of December each year in the United Arab Emirates. It marks the UAE's formal independence from the United Kingdom and the eventual unification of the seven emirates in 1971 which combined to form the modern-day country. The stamp pictures the official emblem of the 38th National Day that reuses the four colors of the national flag: green, red, black and white.

The stamp located on the left of the preceding was issued on the 4th of April 2011 to commemorate the 17th GCC Stamp Exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi. The stamp reuses the same color code and picture the head of the Peregrine Falcon, the national bird and symbol of UEA. I think the result is really nice.

You can see this Peregrine Falcon on the two other stamps that are part of the definitive series issued on the 2nd of April 2009. The full set contains seven stamps where the design mixes the falcon with the Arabic symbol of the country.

The last stamp was issued on the 31st of May 2011 to celebrate the 5th Gulf federation for cancer control conference that was held from the 5th to the 7th of May in Sharjah. The stamp pictures the logo of the conference.

I must admit that I did not now so much about the modern stamps of UEA and this cover is really a nice addition to my covers collection!

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