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Bahrain definitive stamp series of 1976/1980 - varieties

Bahrain definitive stamp series of 1976/1980 - varietiesPossibly the most common and interesting of all Bahraini stamps is the definitive stamp series of 1976/80. These are a classic example of stamps where catalogue listings are incomplete and lagging behind discoveries. The series consists of four low values (5 to 20 fills) showing Bahraini flag, eight middle range values (from 40 to 200 fills) displaying map of Bahrain, and six high values (from 300 fills to 3 dinars) depicting a portrait of the Emir, Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. The low and mid range stamps were printed in lithograph by Oriental Press of Bahrain, the high values were recess printed at De La Rue of London. ...(635 words,4 images, 2 comments)

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