1966 Definitives: Bahrain’s third definitive set was issued on the 21st of January 1966 and launched not only the independent Bahrain Postal Authority but also the new currency – The Bahrain Dinar. The decimal points were now called Fils and there were 1000 Fils in a Dinar.
The set consist of a total of 12 values: 5 Fils, 10 Fils, 15 Fils, 20 Fils, 30 Fils, 40 Fils, 50 Fils, 75 Fils, 100 Fils, 200 Fils, 500 Fils and 1 Dinar of which I have only 5 values.
1975 Arabian Horses: This set is valued high in most catalogs and though I have only four of the set of 8, I really like these stamps a lot. A commemorative set of 8 stamps issued to celebrate the Arabian horse. The stamps were issued together in se-tenant sheetlets of 8 stamps. All 8 stamps were issued with the value of 60 Fils.
1976-80 Definitives: Bahrain’s fourth definitive set was issued over the period of 1976 - 1980. 18 stamps were issued including high value definitives. I have 10 of the set.
1989 Definitives: Bahrain’s fifth definitive set portraying Rashid bin Khalifa al-Khalifa was issued on the 16th of December 1989. The set consist of a total of 10 values: 25 Fils, 40 Fils, 50 Fils, 60 Fils, 75 Fils, 80 Fils, 100 Fils, 120 Fils, 150 Fils and 200 Fils. My collection has seven of these 10 values.
1989 Camels: A commemorative set of 12 stamps issued depicting different images of camels in their environment. The stamps were issued in 2 se-tenant sheetlets of 6 stamps. All 12 stamps were issued with the value of 150 Fils. These are one of my favourite stamps from all of my collection.
1994 Butterflies: A commemorative set of 16 stamps depicting different images of butterflies. The stamps were issued in 2 se-tenant sheetlets of 8 stamps. The 8 stamps in the first sheetlet, the one I have here, were all issued with a value of 50 Fils whereas the 8 stamps in the second sheetlet were all issued with a value of 150 Fils.
War Tax stamps: Two stamps were issued in 1973 and 1974. What you see below, are two copies of the same stamp issued in 1974. They come in numerous shades. I am looking to get the one issued in 1973 too.
These are beautiful stamps of Bahrain. I wish to have many more of all the missing birds, horses and butterfly stamps someday.