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Envelope with labels





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Envelope with blue Hebrew text and Star of David. Green stamp in top right depicting large wooden boat.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

This cover contains the JNF/KKL (Jewish National Fund) label from 1946 depicting the immigrant ships bearing Jewish refugees from the Holocaust to the shores of Palestine, before being turned back by the mandatory government of Great Britain. The label is overprinted in violet with the word “Doar” or Post with a Tel Aviv double ring cancellation. It references the November 29, 1947 Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to establish a Jewish state in Palestine. As the British attenuated postal services in April 1948, postal operations and post offices were transferred to the Provisional government, the latter utilizing JNF/KKL stamps/labels with overprints or in some cases (e.g., the towns of Safed and Nahariya) ad hoc postage - prior to the declaration of the state of Israel. This transition or interim period lasted from May 1 to May 15, 1948. Israel Post began to issue stamps on May 16, 1948, a Sunday (Saturday was the Sabbath), titled Doar Ivri - Hebrew Post - as the name of the new nation had not yet been chosen.


6 x 5", 4 x 3 1/2"


Palestine, Immigrant Ship


Label, Philatelic

Envelope with Provisional Label Used During the Transition Between End of British Mandate and Beginning of Jewish State in Palestine



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