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Kuwait Stamps with Queen Elisabeth II

Here is a set of ten Kuwait Stamps with Queen Elisabeth’s portrait. These stamps had an overprint on British stamps issued from 1952 to 1954. The overprint on the Kuwaiti stamps was composed of the label “Kuwait” and the new value in indian currency.

Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 0.5 Anna
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 0.5 Anna. Kuwait-1952-YT-103

When the stamps were issued, Kuwait was under British protectorate. The  ruler of the country was Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem. He was the eleventh ruler of the Sheikhdom of Kuwait and commander-in-chief of Kuwait Military Forces from 29 January 1950 to his death in 1965; he became the first Emir of the State of Kuwait after the country gained its independence from Great Britain on 19 June 1961.

Queen Elisabeth II (1926 -2022) accessed to the British throne on the 6th of February 1952.

 

Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 1 Anna
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 1 Anna. Kuwait-1952-YT-104
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 1.5 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 1.5 Annas. Kuwait-1952-YT-105
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 2 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 2 Annas. Kuwait-1952-YT-106
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 2.5 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 2.5 Annas. Kuwait-1952-YT-107
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 3 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 3 Annas.h II with facial value of 3 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 4 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 4 Annas. Kuwait-1952-YT-108A
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 6 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 6 Annas. Kuwait-1952-YT-109
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 12 Annas
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 12 Annas. Kuwait-1952-YT-109A
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 1 Rupee
Queen Elisabeth II with facial value of 1 Rupee. Kuwait-1952-YT-109B

Catalogue Reference: Yvert & Tellier 103-109B

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