Saqr bin Sultan al Qasimi was installed as the rule of Sharjah by the
British. The first post office was opened on July 10, 1963, and the
government issued its first stamps.
Sharjah SG 170, M 189
A post office was opened in Khor Fakkan, a dependency of Sharjah, on
February 20, 1965.
Sharjah SG 157, M 176
The British deposed Saqr bin Sultan al Qasimi
on June 24, 1965, and its stamps were altered by obliterating his
The maps on Sharjah 1 and Michel 176 show the
territory of Sharjah and its dependencies. The map on Sharjah Michel
185 shows SEACOM and COMPAC communications cables. The ship is HMTS
(Her Majesty's Telecommunications Ship) Monarch, a ship specifically
designed to lay undersea telecommunications cable.
In 1971 Abu Dhabai, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,
Ras al-Khaima, Fujairah, and Umm al-Aqywan achieved independence and
formed the United Arab Emirates in the northwest corner of the Arabian