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Two white envelopes, both have blue stamps showing a figure holding a gun with the Israeli flag in the background.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Interim cover May 6, 1948 Rishon Le Zion imperforate label/stamp, “transported by armoured car,” to Tel Aviv. Rishon Le Zion is 12 miles from Tel Aviv. With the withdraw of the British from Palestine in September 1947, hostilities broke out with the Arabs impacting communications. As an emergency device, buses and taxis were used to carry mail, but rates were prohibitively expensive. As a consequence, the local Council of Rishon established its own postal service with Tel Aviv, and created its own special stamp, designed by Eva Samuel. Service continued until may 6 when the regular Minhelet Ha’am-Interim-service could take over.

Israel interim period Rishon Le Zion Nachlat YehudaMailed to Tel Aviv cancelled last date: 5/6/1948. Local stamps in use until May 7th. Nachlat-Jehuda was postal agency near Rishon le Zion.


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


Rishon le Zion, Tel Aviv


Label, Philatelic

Rishon Le Zion Interim Covers



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