16 May 1948
perf 10, 11 and compound, no wmk, typographed
Printed by Haaretz Printing Press, Sarons
|3 mils orange||1||1|
|20m bright ultra||5||5|
|50m orange brown||6||6|
|150m dark slate green||34 1/2x22mm||7||7|
|500m red-brown, cream||34 1/2x22mm||8||8|
|1000m indigo, pale blue||36 1/2x24mm||9||9|
with tab and selvege
|1948 Sc1 SG1|
Walker (see Syria) writes, " ISRAEL #1, issued in 1948, is plentiful, even on cover, and should be in everyone's collection. "
Scott  notes that "When the British mandate of Palestine ended in May 1948, the Jewish state of Israel was proclaimed by the Hebrew Jewish National Council in Palestine."
Although not an original feature, Israeli stamps are noted for their "tabs" or sheet margins.