The Stamps and Philately of Bahrain

InterTran Translation
AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links


Bahrain entered into a treaty of protection with the United Kingdom in 1861 and became independent in 1971. Postage stamps have been issued since 1933.

Philatelic Bureau
Postal Directorate
Box 1212
Manama, State of Bahrain
Arabian Gulf

Linn's Stamp News notes:
Bahrain used a variety of stamps: Indian stamps from 1884 to 1933, overprinted Indian issues 1933-48, overprinted British issues 1948-60 and its own designs from 1960.

Malte's Stamp News on the Net - Bahrain image: 03/03/1998: Urea Plant

CIA data: Bahrain
Location: Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia
Independence: 15 August 1971 (from UK)
National holiday: Independence Day, 16 December (1971)

Universal Postal Union Addresses for International customer relations
Administration des postes
M. Faisal Ali Al-Dallal
Chef des relations postales internationales
B.P. 1212

Téléphone (+973) 523 401
Téléfax (+973) 533 455


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