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Object ID

2021.1.56

Object Name

Envelope

Date

5-16-1948

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Description

Envelope with copies of the Balfour declaration and UN decision to establish Israel on front.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

First day cover commemorating opening of the first post office in Tel Avi, May 16, 1948 with new Doar Ivri stamp of the State of Israel cancelled in Tel Aviv 5-16-1948. Cover contains image of Balfour Declaration to Lord Rothschild from November 1917, and the list of the 33 countries who voted in favor of the proposal in the United Nations General Assembly to establish a Jewish State in Palestine on November 29, 1947. An image in red of Theodor Herzl, father of modern Zionism as a political movement, and supporter of immigration to Palestine and the formation of a Jewish state.

Dimensions

6 x 5"

Keywords

Tel Aviv, Doar Ivri, Balfour Declaration, Lord Rothschild

Subcollection

Label, Philatelic

First Day Cover from Tel Aviv

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