GB Overprints Society

Bahrain postal stationery

Note: the numbering system used below is copyright © GBOS, and may not be used without permission.

This is a simplified listing. The only postal stationery overprinted for use in Bahrain was airletters. The airletters overprinted for the other Gulf states were also valid for use in Bahrain.


Air letters

Bahrain G6 airletter 200

BA1 King George VI. Purple air letter overprinted "BAHRAIN 6 annas". 1 June 1952.

Bahrain stat coronation airletter 200

Bahrain stat coronation airletter detail 200

BA2 Queen Elizabeth. Red coronation air letter overprinted "BAHRAIN 6 ANNAS". The imprinted stamp is inscribed "2 JUNE 1953", the date of the coronation, instead of "sixpence". 3 June 1953.

Bahrain QE airletter 6 Annas 96

BA3 Queen Elizabeth. Red air letter, imprinted stamp reads "SIXPENCE" instead of date. 2-line instructions on the rear begin "If anything is enclosed...". January 1954.

BA4-6 as above but instructions on the rear changed to 3 lines beginning "An air letter should not contain...". 1955.

Bahrain QE airletter 40np 96

BA7 Overprint "BAHRAIN 40 NP", decimal currency. 1957.

Bahrain airletter 30np 

BA8-9 Rate reduced to 30 NP. 1 April 1959.

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