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Declaring the Jewish State - First Day of Issue, Tel Aviv 1948

מעטפת היום הראשון למדינת היהודים ז' אייר תש"ח - Zionism

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  • Lot Number 52920
  • Title (English) Declaring the Jewish State - First Day of Issue
  • Title (Hebrew) מעטפת היום הראשון למדינת היהודים ז' אייר תש"ח
  • Note Zionism
  • City Tel Aviv
  • Publication Date 1948
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
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  • Item # 2272532
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Physical Description

91:153 mm., light age staining.


Detailed Description   

First day cover of Israel's first Independence Day. These were the first stamps that were issued by the Israeli post. Because Saturday is a day of rest, Sunday, May 16, was the first business day after independence was declared on which stamps could be sold. The first set of stamps was entitled Doar Ivri ("Hebrew Post") because the country's name had not yet been chosen. The stamps were printed by letterpress, perforated or as a rouletted variation. The Doar Ivri stamps were designed by Otte Wallish using ancient coins from the First Jewish-Roman War and later Bar Kochba revolt.