Kuwait

Kuwait Flag & Coat

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. 

1923

Stamps of India featuring King George V (Overprinted Kuwait)

Kuwait 2 i2

SG # 2

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Kuwait 9 i2

SG # 9

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

Kuwait 23 i2

SG # 23

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1948

King George VI Series (Surcharged)

Kuwait-69-AK21

SG # 69

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

 

1958

Various Scenes Series of 1958 (Currency changed and new designs)

Kuwait-158-AP141

SG # 158

Used (Hinged)

 

 

INDEPENDENT STATE OF KUWAIT

1976

Non Aligned Countries’ Congress Series (Colombo)

Kuwait-690-AK21

SG # 690

Used (NH)

 

 

 

 

1981

Sief Palace Series

Kuwait-903-AK21

SG # 903

Used (Hinged)

 

 

 

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