Ras al Khaima is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located in the northern part of the emirates and was the last “Trucial State” to issue its own postage stamps (its post office opened December 21, 1964). Ras al Khaima was a British protectorate from 1820 to December 1971. Through 2019, Scott Catalogue only recognized eight stamps from the Trucial State, as researchers were unable to verify the stamps had been valid for postal use. In 2020, it was determined a total of 461 stamps had been legally sold and distributed by the nation’s post office through 1972. According to Scott Catalogue editors, “there are still many issues that are bogus, printed by unauthorized third parties, or were not valid for postage…” and they expect to list additional stamps as they are authenticated.
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