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Angaur ~ The Phosphate Island

SCN 263


SCN 343

     Bahrain is an archipelago consisting of Bahrain Islands and 30 or so smaller islands on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf between the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia and the Qatar Peninsula. The fifteen mile long King Fad Causeway links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia. It has been ruled by emirs of the Khalifah family since 1783. In 1971 it became independent. Emir Isa ibn Sulman al-Khalifa appears in the upper left hand corner of the stamp, with an outline map of Bahrain.

SCN 232

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