Yemen, 1985

Until 1990, the state of Yemen was divided into two parts: the Arab Republic of Yemen, or Yemen of the North, and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, also known as Yemen of the South. In the latter the international telephone service, which used the Autelca magnetic technology, was supplied by Cable & Wireless, and in fact the only three cards issued before the unification, which took place in 1990, show the C & W logo. These are three values: 40 units (circulation 80,000), 80 units (950,000), and 160 units (100,000). It seems that a 32-unit card had also been issued, with a 30,000 run, but has never been seen. Following the unification of North and South Yemen, the country took its current name and the telephone service was provided by Yemen International Telecommunications.