The Wilding Overprints 1952-1961
published by Mike Osborne, 2009
Page 3 Overprint Fonts
A similar variation also exists in the overprints of the Kuwait Annas stamps, the same four values as in the Bahrain issue, ie the 1½, 2½, 3 and 6 Annas being affected. On these values the length of the word “KUWAIT” is marginally shorter and the font marginally taller. This is most evident in the letter “U” which is narrower on the other values. All of the Naye Paisa values had the wider “U”. A comparison of the two types can be found on the Kuwait web page of this site (click here) and the Bahrain web page of this site (click here)
See The Overprinter 2010/1 page 27.
Ajman, Fujairah, Umm Al Qaiwain overprints
SG81, 83, 85 and 86 of the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia are known further overprinted with each of the names of these three Trucial States, purporting to be unissued trial printings. No official record appears to exist of the production of these stamps and opinions have been expressed that they are the result of a “philatelic enterprise” by an individual, and therefore bogus. Clearly in the absence of proper evidence of the provenance of these items the advice to collectors is Caveat Emptor.
See The Overprinter 2010/1 pp 24-26 for background documentation. A brief description and illustration is near the end of the "Bogus items" web page of this site (click here)
Supplement No 1: July 2010
Supplement No 2: July 2012
New and Amended cylinders
|SG91 (coronation)||1||4a on 4d||1 n.d.||E/I||yes||"Varieties" should say "yes"|
|SG84||2||2½a on 2½d||6 dot||E/I||no||New cylinder|
|SG89||2||1r on 1/6d||1 n.d. or dot||E/P or I/P||no or yes||See note 1 below|
|SG99||2||6a on 6d||not known||E/I or E/P||yes||See note 2 below|
|SG110||2||40np on 6d||3 n.d.||I/E||yes||Pink tinted paper|
|BPA in Eastern Arabia|
|SG59||1||2a on 2d||4 n.d.||E/I||yes||Cylinder number now confirmed|
|SG63||1||6a on 6d||1 n.d.||E/P||yes||Cyl & perf type now confirmed|
|SG72||2||25np on 4d||1 n.d.||I/P||yes||New perf type, see note 3 below|
|SG83||1||10np on 1½d||not known||not known||Untinted paper|
|SG88||1||40np on 6d||2 n.d.||E/P||yes||New perf type|
|SG97||2||2½a on 2½d||8 n.d.||E/I||yes||New cylinder|
|SG100||2||6a on 6d||1 n.d.||E/P||yes||New perf type. See note 4 below|
|SG100||2||6a on 6d||1 n.d.||not known||yes||New perf type. See note 5 below|
|SG102||2||1r on 1/6d||1 n.d.||E/I||no||New cylinder. See note 6 below.|
|SG110||2||½a on ½d||3 dot||E/I||yes||New cylinder|
|SG124||1||12np on 2d||10 dot||E/I||yes||New cylinder|
|SG125||1||15np on 2½d||37 n.d.||AE/I||yes||New cylinder with new perf type|
|SG125||1||15np on 2½d||44 n.d.||E/I||yes||New cylinder|
|SG126||1||20np on 3d||4 n.d.||E/I||yes||New cylinder|
|SG128||1||40np on 6d||3 n.d.||I/P||yes||New perf type. Untinted paper|
|SG6||2||15np on 2½d||43 n.d.||E/I||yes||New Cylinder|
|SG9||2||40np on 6d||3 n.d.||E/P||yes||New Cylinder|
|SG9a||2||40np on 6d||2 n.d.||E/P||yes||New Cylinder|
|SG22||2||9np on 1½d||15 n.d.||E/I||yes||Untinted Paper|
|SG327||1||2½d||44 n.d.||E/I||yes||New cylinder|
|SG331||2||6d||not known||not known||yes||See note 7 below|
NOTES to entries in the above table, from supplement 2
1 Bottom marginal single with perforated margin is only evidence seen to date.
2 Left Marginal block of 9 rows 6-8 only evidence seen & with 1 extension perf.
3 Cylinder block not seen but left & bottom margin multiples confirm Perf Type.
4 North East corner block of 6 with imperf right margin only evidence seen.
5 North East corner block of 18 (rows 1-3, cols 7-12) exists with top & right margins perforated and a guide hole on the perforation above cols 6 & 7. This perforation combination does not match any of the Perf types known with the Wilding issue. See also note 7 below.
6 Large North East corner block exists with cutting guide mark in top right margin indicating that it is from no dot cylinder. Cylinder block not seen.
7 North East corner block of 4 (2 x 2) exists with both margins perforated. This is similar to the Kuwait block (see note 5 above). The two blocks cannot originate from the same print run as they have different watermarks and shades.
Amendments to various items of the text arising from the above information
Perforation types, page 2
|Left Margin||Bottom Margin|
|New Type||AE/I||alternate extension hole||imperforate|
NOTES, page 23
Delete notes 12-15 which are repeated on page 24
Pages 26-28, add the following:
|2d||10 dot||row 9/6||Dark spot on necklace|
|2½d||8 n.d.||row 1/4||Red Red dot over left of diadem|
|2½d||8 n.d.||row 12/4||Red spot in leaf of shamrock|
|2½d||8 n.d.||row 18/1||Diagonal scratch from Queen's cheek to neck|
|2½d||44 n.d.||row 1/4||Red dot over left of diadem|
|2½d||44 n.d.||row 12/4||Red spot in leaf of shamrock|
|2½d||44 n.d.||row 18/1||Diagonal scratch from Queen’s check to neck|
|3d||44 n.d.||row 1/3||White scratch to bottom right of R of ER|
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