The State of Kuwait is situated in Asia at the top of the Persian Gulf. It has a border with Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the west. Its capital is Kuwait City. It was a British Protectorate from 1914 until 1961 when it became independent. In 1990 the country was invaded and annexed by Iraq. This came to an end in 1991 with the aid of the USA, the United Kingdom, France and Saudi Arabia.
The first real post office opened in 1915. Stamps of India were used. From 1923, the Indian stamps were overprinted “Kuwait”. Under British Administration, the stamps were overprinted with values in annas and rupees. From 1959, Kuwait issued its own stamps.
Stamps of India featuring King George V (Overprinted Kuwait)
SG # 2
SG # 9
SG # 23
King George VI Series (Surcharged)
SG # 69
Various Scenes Series of 1958 (Currency changed and new designs)
SG # 158
INDEPENDENT STATE OF KUWAIT
Non Aligned Countries’ Congress Series (Colombo)
SG # 690
Sief Palace Series
SG # 903