Archive for the ‘Israel’ Category
Thank you, Meir Kasirer, for sending this beautiful cover from Israel! It was posted in Ramat-Gan on October 28 and arrived on November 4, 2010.
The cover was posted on December 2, 2009.
The left two stamps were issued on November 26, 2002, and depicts a menorah.
The middle stamp is part of the set “Animal Assisted Therapy” (issued on September 8, 2009). The right stamp is part of the joint issued Israel/France, I already wrote about in this post.
This cover has attached the Israeli stamps of the joint issue with France, on which I wrote in this article. Because I am collecting tabs of Austrian stamps too, I like the tabs on Israeli stamp sheets.
I noticed that recently a lot of post officers forget to cancel the stamps. In the last month I received some covers without cancellations.
Ori, thank you for sending me this nice cover!
The two stamps at the left depict the seven-armed candelabrum, the menorah, which is one of the most important symbols of Judaism. It is also part of the coat of arms of Israel.
The middle stamps commemorates the International Youth Year 1985, which was initiated by the United Nations. The stamp was issued on July 16, 1985, and has a face value of 1.50 Israeli new sheqel (NIS). (Read more at this page.)
The right two stamps depict the fruit of the trees Quercus ithaburensis and Arbutus andrachne. They are part of the series “Trees of the Holy Land”, which was issued on December 29, 1981. Both stamps have a face value of 3 NIS.