General issues: British protectorate 1964-1971, United Arab Emirates 1971-1972
Country name on general issues: Ajman
Special issues: Regional issues Manama 1966-1972
Currency: 1 Rupee = 100 Naye Paise 1964-1966, 1 Dinar = 100 Fils 1966-1972
Population: 4 000 in 1970
Political history Ajman
Ajman is an emirate on the Arabian peninsula in western Asia. At the start of the 19th century British influence in the region increases and Ajman becomes a British protectoratein 1820. As do other emirates in the region, together called the Trucial States. The treaty of protection ends in 1971 and Ajman gains independence. In the same year, several emirates in the region join to form the federation of the United Arab Emirates of which Ajman is currently still a member. Ajman is the smallest of the United Arab Emirates, it has two exclaves in the region: Manama and Masfut.
Postal history Ajman
The first post office in Ajman is opened in 1963 by the British Postal Agencies in Eastern Arabia. The Agencies were set up in 1948 to provide postal services to several countries in the region. Mail is processed via Dubai using the stamps issued for the Trucial States until 1964, the year in which Ajman also issues its first stamps. After joining the United Arab Emirates in 1971, Ajman continues to issue stamps until the issues of Ajman are replaced by those of the United Arab Emirates in 1973. As of 1966, Ajman has also issued stamps for the exclave of Manama. These were also replaced by the issues of the United Arab Emirates in 1973.The stamps of Ajman issued after 1965 and the issues for Manama are disputed. Scott does not list them, SG lists issues from 1967 in the Appendix.