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AJ's Encyclopedia of Stamps & Philatelic Links

ISRAEL / ISRA╦L

Israel -
The British were given a League of Nations mandate to govern Palestine and to establish a Jewish national home there in 1922. They evacuated Palestine and Israel proclaimed independence in 1948. Postage stamps have been issued since independence.

Postal Contacts:

Israel - via CIA's World Factbook:
Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon

Independence: 14 May 1948 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration) (since 1922 - aj)

Israel Philatelic Federation - F.I.P. Rep.
Israel Philatelic Federation
P.O. Box 4523
IL-61045 Tel Aviv
Israel
Phone: 00972 3 6629 5547
Fax: 00972 3 6629 5547

Israel catalog - APS's - WPID data is in ASCII comma delimited format
...The data can be imported into a database program such as Access, Approach, dBase, Foxpro, Paradox etc.
Also the data (apparently no longer available at the link avove; see below) has not been updated in a number of years.. - others are needed to continue this task.

ftp sites for the WPID data:
  • ftp.funet.fi/pub/doc/mail/stamps/wpid/ ; use this one!
  • ftp.cviog.uga.edu/pub/exchange/jackson/miscel/

    To enter new information contact the co-ordinator J. M. Myerson ([email protected])
    Computers in Philately Committee
    c/o Lois M. Evans-de Violini, Chairperson
    P. O. Box 5025, Oxnard, CA 93031, USA
    e-mail: [email protected]

    The Israel Stamp Dealers Association ====>>>

    Philatelic Museums & Libraries data - Israel ====>>> .

    Israel Stamp Shows.com Calendar
    .none 2/99

    Literature

    >>Teaching the Holocaust through Stamps - from Chaya Ostrower & Tova Perlmutter
    Featuring: The Exectuioner, The Witness and The Silent Bystander. A superb teaching element. Includes a "Teacher's Guide", "A Dictionary of Terms" and "Operating Instrucions" ; email: [email protected]

    Zionists on the Stamps of Israel
    Try to guess who's on each stamp, then click on the stamp to see if you're right!

    Dealers Specializing in Israel

    The UN list as its distributor:
    Mougrabi Stamps
    5 Pinsker Street
    Tel Aviv 63323
    Tel: 5289012
    Fax: 00972-3-5251240
    - hope the UN's a good reference.

    Israel Post's - Overseas Agents

    Judaica Sales Online! (they offer Israeli new issue service) , Canada
    Featuring: Israel Philately, Judaica Philately, Holocaust Memorabilia, Anti-Semitic Documents, Judaica Autographs, Judaica Postcards, Maps & Prints, Judaica Documents, Paper Ephemera, Shows & Exhibitions, Newsletter, Links (includes a link to L'Arche at http://www.col.fr/arche which has a monthy article on Jews on stamps - [email protected]

    Hy Cohen Stamps - Specializing in Israel, from Florida, USA
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Postal Authority

    Israel's Postal Authority Homepage (in Hebrew only c.2011)
    includes a link to postal rates.

    Israel Postal Company
    23 Jaffa Rd., 91999 Jerusalem
    Tel. (02) 6290700
    Fax (02) 6290790

    Via Ministry of Commerce : site notes:

    " Each year some 25 to 30 stamps are produced in five series. Stamp are accompanied by first-day covers, a collector's page, an annual album, postcards, and artistic posters. The Philatelic Service is also responsible for producing special postmarks, another collector's item. As an ancillary product to special postmarks the Philatelic Service has developed the souvenir sheet. The Philatelic Service has some 44,000 subscribers in Israel and another 7,000 overseas. It also sells its stamps at counters all over Israel, through stamp dealers, and via some 15 agents overseas.

    The Philatelic Service cooperates with the Israel Philatelic Association and funds some of its activities. The Philatelic Service also cooperates with stamp dealers in Israel; in this context, it sponsors the annual Hebrew Stamp Week.

    ISRAEL PHILATELIC SERVICE
    12 Sderot Yerushalayim
    68021 Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Tel: 972-3-5123933
    Fax: 972-3-6836794

    Standing Orders for Israel's Postal Products

    Postal Authority of Israel Data from The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs (c.2000; still there 2011)
    Postal Authority
    23 Jaffa Rd., 91999 Jerusalem
    Tel. (02) 6290700
    Fax (02) 6290790
    (Source: Israel Government Year Book)
    Website: http://www.postil.com/

    The Postal Authority was established on April 1, 1987, under the Postal Authority Law passed by the Knesset on January 14, 1986. ...abolished the postal services' previous ministerial status, with the aim of increasing efficiency, ... ...run as an independent economic enterprise ...

    On March 31, 1986, ..the Postal Authority Council was appointed...comprise(d) (of) six government representatives (from the Finance and Communications Ministries), four public representatives, and union representatives...with the Government's approval, appoints the Director-General (who is) answerable to the Council, is in charge of day-to-day operations.

    Postal Units: There are 645 postal facilities in the country, including the central sorting facility, 95 post offices, 138 branches in urban and rural communities, 360 postal agencies in neighborhoods and suburbs, and 52 mobile post routes serving 873 rural settlements around the country.

    The Postal Authority's Philatelic Service designs, produces, and markets Israeli stamps and accessories in Israel and abroad, produces postmark imprinters, organizes philatelic exhibitions, and produces collectors' albums.
    ...
    Each year some 25 to 30 stamps are produced in five series. Stamp are accompanied by first-day covers, a collector's page, an annual album, postcards, and artistic posters. The Philatelic Service is also responsible for producing special postmarks, another collector's item. As an ancillary product to special postmarks the Philatelic Service has developed the souvenir sheet. The Philatelic Service has some 44,000 subscribers in Israel and another 7,000 overseas. It also sells its stamps at counters all over Israel, through stamp dealers, and via some 15 agents overseas.

    The Philatelic Service cooperates with the Israel Philatelic Association and funds some of its activities. The Philatelic Service also cooperates with stamp dealers in Israel; in this context, it sponsors the annual Hebrew Stamp Week.

    ISRAEL PHILATELIC SERVICE
    12 Sderot Yerushalayim
    68021 Tel Aviv-Yafo
    Tel: 972-3-5123933
    Fax: 972-3-6836794

    a link is provided to the postal authority's order page (http://www.postil.com/PostBoolaee.nsf/StandingOrderForm?openform) which notes forms of payment being:
    - In cash (subcriber's local currency)
    - By cheque or bank draft made payable to: The Israel Postal Co. Ltd., Philatelic Service.
    - By bank transfer to account no. 777773-919, Israel Discount Bank, Main Branch, Jerusalem, Israel.

    Postage rates

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