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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
   91:153 mm., light age staining.
   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
20th Century:    Checked
Israel:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Other:    Stamps