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Kathiri State in Seiyun (Protectorate of South Arabia, Yemen)

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[Kathiri state] by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:2
Adopted: ?
Abolished: 1967

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The Kathiri State of Seiyun, as it was formerly known, was originally a part of the Aden Protectorate, which in turn was a part of the British Empire, and as such issued its own postage stamps from the late 1940s until the mid-1950s when they were superseded by the stamps of the South Arabian Federation. The al-Kathiri were the ruling dynasty of this statelet.
Ron Lahav, 21 November 2008

Kathiri State of Seiyun in Hadramaut - السلطنة الكثيرية - سيؤن - حضرموت - a sultanate in the Hadhramaut region of the southern Arabian Peninsula, in what is now Yemen.
The Kathiris once ruled much of Hadhramaut but their power was truncated by the rival Qu'aitis in the 19th century. The Kathiris were eventually restricted to a small inland portion of Hadhramaut with their capital at Seiyun (Say'un). The sultanate entered into treaty relations with the British in the late 19th century and became a part of the Aden Protectorate. The Kathiri State declined to join the Federation of South Arabia but remained under British protection as part of the Protectorate of South Arabia. Al Husayn ibn Ali, Kathiri sultan since 1949 was overthrown in October 1967 and, the following month, the former sultanate became part of newly independent South Yemen which united with North Yemen in 1990 to become the Republic of Yemen. (Source: wiki)
Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 November 2008

Standard of the Sultan

[Standard of the Sultan] by Jaume Ollé

Ratio 1:2
Adopted: ?
Abolished: 1967

Variant Pattern

[Variant of Standard of the Sultan] from Carr, Flags of the World [car61]

The National Flag of Kathiri State differs only from the Sultan's Standard in that it has no crown. The field of the flag is yellow over green over yellow, having a red equilateral triangle, bearing three white five-pointed stars, at the hoist." The design of the crown is somewhat different in Carr than in the first image.
Santiago Dotor, 8 May 2003