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Bidding Information
Lot #    29068
Auction End Date    1/25/2011 11:11:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    First Day Cover 16.5.1948
Title (Hebrew)    מעטפת היום הראשון ז' אייר תש'ח
Author    [Zionism]
City    Tel Aviv
Publication Date    1948
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
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.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
Other:    Stamps