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Israel

16 May 1948

Middle East 13

Israel1
  #1 xxx

perf 10, 11 and compound, no wmk, typographed
Printed by Haaretz Printing Press, Sarons

Description Size Scott SG Mi Y&T  
3 mils orange   1 1      
5m yellow-green   2 2      
10m red-violet   3 3      
15m red   4 4      
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      

Isr1tab
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 [1] 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.