8th October 1933
|November 1933 Sc1||August 1933 Sc2||xxx|
perf 14, wmk multiple stars
|Stamps of India, overprinted|
|3 pies slate green||Nov 1933||1||1|
|½ anna green||10 Aug 1933||2||2|
|other values 9p to 5 rupees||3-14||3-14|
Walker (see Syria) writes, " BAHRAIN, the first country on the [alphabetical] list, is simple. It issued its first stamp in 1933 and has remained philatelically stable since then."
Gibbons  describes Bahrain as, "an independent sheikhdom with an Indian postal admministration from 1844. A British postal administration operated from April 1948 to December 1965 … Unoverprinted Indian stamps were used [until 1933]."