Sunday Stamps 014: Falcons on UAE stamps

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From the arid desert of the United Arab Emirates come these two beautiful stamps which feature the falcon:

Falcons are featured on many stamp issues of the UAE Postal Office.
The falcon is used for hunting in Arab lands, and remain an important cultural symbol in the country. The stamps used in this cover feature a stylised illustration of a falcon (left) that was issued in 2007 valued at 5dirhams, and the 6dirham definitive (right) which I believe was a 2007 re-issue of the 1990 falcon series of the same design.

If you notice the cancellation mark is upside-down. Actually the stamps were glued to the cover upside-down so I scanned it the other way around so the stamps are in the correct position (at least for one of the stamps)  :)

8 comments:

Bob Scotney said...

Both are lovely stamps far nicer than the few I have from the UAR

Joy said...

Nice stamps, the stylised one with the sweeping lines reminds me a little of Arab calligraphy.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love the stylised falcon on the left!

Postcardy said...

I like the stylized one too. I'm glad you mentioned that only one of the stamps was in the correct orientation because I didn't realize that at first.

Anglers Rest said...

I like the falcon stamp!

Dorincard said...

Nice little stamp! Falconry values some birds in the range of $1,000,000.

viridian said...

Beautiful bird in that one stamp. Thanks for participating.

Lisa B said...

Very nice stamps.

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