Daily Prompt: Purple

Not knowing what I would find, I Googled Purple Yemen. 

I FOUND STAMPS!

Anyone else fascinated by postage stamps from other countries? I have some beautiful, never mailed stamps that I got in Japan. But I also just love receiving mail from other countries because of the stamps! I do not have any of my own stamps from Yemen, unfortunately, so Google is my savior.

Important note: THERE ARE CAT STAMPS AHEAD!

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Postage of the Kingdom of Yemen, 1940 (written in French)
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The Moutawakilite Kingdom of Yemen, 1949

The Moutawakilite Kingdom of Yemen was a monarchy from 1918 – 1962, which followed the Yemen Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. It later became North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic) until 1990.

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Café Moka and Sana’a Royal Palace, Kingdom of Yemen 1947 – 1958
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Federation of South Arabia, 1962-1967

The Federation of South Arabia was a British Protectorate that would eventually form South Yemen. South Yemen eventually united with the Yemen Arab Republic in 1990.

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The Mutawakelite Kingdom of Yemen – Tokyo Olympics, 1964
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Mutawakelite Kingdom of Yemen, 1965
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CATS!!!!! 1965
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It’s a JFK stamp! Mutawakelite Kingdom of Yemen, 1965
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People’s Republic of Southern Yemen printed over Federation of South Arabia, 1968

Also known as the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, or South Yemen, from 1967 – 1990. The new name was printed over the old one.

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Democratic Republic of Yemen, 1972
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People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, 1974
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Yemen Arab Republic (12th Anniversary of the Revolution), 1975
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Yemen Arab Republic (to mark centenary of discovery of tuberculosis), 1982

And that is where the stamp journey ends. There might be more recent ones out there, but they became less and less purple over the years.

Sources:
http://www.revrevd.com/yemen-southern–pdr.html
https://www.pinterest.com/hjswalden/yemen-postage-stamps/
http://golowesstamps.com/reference/formatprinters/Yemen%20Arab%20Republic/yemen_arab_republic_stamps.htm

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