Aden was formerly a British
colony and protectorate. In 1963 the colony of Aden and the the
sheikdoms and emirates of the Western Aden Protectorate formed the
Federation of South Arabia
Aitutaki is a part of the
Cook Islands, but is admininistered separately and has its own postal
service since 1972. It was attached to the Cook Islands in 1901 and
used overprinted New Zealand stamps until 1920.
The stamps issued in 1974 in observance of the
centenary of the Universal Postal Union show a map of the island with
overprinted New Zealand stamps (Aitutaki 1, 2 and 132) and Aitutaki
Until 1956, when Antigua
became a Crown Colony, it was a presidency of the Leeward Islands. In
1981 it became an Associated State of the United Kingdom, and in 1981
it became an independent nation with the name Antigua and Barbuda.
The stamp shows a map of Redonda commemorating the
centenary of the phosphate industry.