I collect used stamps world wide: any used stamp of this list is very much apreciated.
|← 1972 want ← 1972 offer|
19721972 catalogue 1972 want 1972 offer
|1973 want → 1973 offer →|
|Following decades of maritime conflict, the coastal emirates became known as the Trucial States with the signing of the General Maritime Treaty with the British in 1820 (ratified in 1853 and again in 1892), which established the Trucial States as a British protectorate. This arrangement ended with independence and the establishment of the United Arab Emirates on 2 December 1971 following the British withdrawal from its treaty obligations. Six emirates joined the UAE in 1971; the seventh, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation on 10 February 1972.|