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1st April 1923

Middle East 6

  #1 xxx

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T  
Stamps of India overprinted
½ anna emerald   1 1      
other values 1a to 10 rupees   2-15 2-15      

Floyd A. Walker (see Syria) writes, "KUWAIT is even simpler [than Jordan]: just one first issue (#I) in 1923."

Gibbons [1] states, "Kuwait, an independent Arab shaikhdom since 1756 placed itself under British protection in 1899 to counter the spread of Ottoman influence in the Arabian Gulf.
The first, somewhat limited, postal service, via Bushire, commenced with the appointment of a Political Agent to Kuwait in August 1904."