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Envelope with nine postage stamps of various colors, blue mark on left side including a Star of David and dated “16.5.1948.”
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: These stamps were the first stamps utilized in Israel after the end of the British Mandate and the beginning of the Israeli postal service, subsequent to the proclamation of the independent state of Israel on May 14, 1948. As they were printed before the name of the new state was in fact chosen, they are titles Doar Ivri or Hebrew Post. The images on the stamps represent coins from the era of Bar Kochba and his struggles against the Roman Empire, symbolizing the struggles Jews have waged toward their own sovereignty in the land of Israel.
4 x 7 1/2"
Doar Ivri, British Mandate
"Doar Ivri First Day Cover, Full Set of Nine Stamps, Tel Aviv Cancels" (1948). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2019.2.258.