BRITISH MANDATE of PALESTINE
December 9, 1917 – May 15, 1948
- JERUSALEM OVERPRINT I, II, III
- LONDON OVERPRINT I, II
- PICTORAL ISSUE
- POSTAGE DUE I, II, III (Not Shown)
- REVENUE (Not Shown)
- PROVISIONAL REVENUES
- OPDA REVENUES
- HJZ REVENUES
- COURT FEE REVENUES
Collecting British Mandate Stamps
Can be challenging for the intermediate and advanced collector.
In addition to the normal (numerous colors, denominations and plate numbers) there are various:
- plate varieties
Bale Catalog, 2010
stamp numbers are used.
The Blues Bale #1 – 4
The use of British stamps by local inhabitants was deemed “politically undesirable” so the printing of the lithographed E E F issues was rushed. The first of these, the one piastre for overseas letters, was issued on February 10, 1918, followed by the 5 milliemes value for post· cards and internal letters, on February 16, 1918.
Prepaid Civilian Mail
Four stamps were used on prepaid civilian mail: Palestine no. 1, the one piastre indigo or deep blue stamp was issued on February 10, 1918 and civilian letters sent abroad then required one piastre postage. Palestine no. 2, the five milliemes cobalt blue stamp was issued on February 16, 1918 for internal letters, and post cards everywhere. Both were without gum. These were followed on March 5, 1918 by Palestine No. 3 (one piastre ultramarine) and No. 4 (5 milliemes ultramarine), and both were gummed stamps. I have used Bale/Gibbons catalog numbers.
Corner Control Block
Bale #5 – 15
Called the TYPOGRAPHED were issued in mid to late 1920. Typography is a method of printing stamps.
Bale# 6, 9, 13, 14, 15
Jerusalem and London Overprints
The first “Overprints” were made in Jerusalem, and the letters have serifs.
The second “Overprints” were made in London, and the letters do NOT have SERIFS.
Top line is Arabic for Palestine, Second line in English, and Third line Hebrew for Palestine.
(NO Distinction between
Jerusalem I, II and III)
(NO Distinction between
London I and II)
Palestine Overprints Identifier
NOTE: Original source for link was
A Brief Overview Of Holy Land Philately. The Israel Philatelist, Winter 2017. Sid Morginstin. p. 56.
In 1927, the PICTORIAL issue began. These remained in use till the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 (Figure 20). Four views of Palestine were used:
• Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem
• Dome of the Rock (Mosque of Omar) in Jerusalem
• Tower of David on the Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem
• City of Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
There are many color shadings and FIVE types of paper:
• vertical ribbed
• horizontal ribbed and
Postage stamps and postal history of Palestine. Retrieved from “https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php? title=PostagestampsandpostalhistoryofPalestine&oldid=849152406″title=PostagestampsandpostalhistoryofPalestine&oldid=849152406”. This page was last edited on 6 July 2018, at 22:17 (UTC).
A Brief Overview Of Holy Land Philately. The Israel Philatelist, Winter 2017. Sid Morginstin. pp 54. 56.
#133 Jewish History Overview of Palestine and Israel through Holy Land Stamps. Society of Israel Philatelists, www. israelstamps.com.
POSTAL HISTORY OF PALESTINE’S 1918 INTERIM PERIOD. The Israel Philatelist, August, 2000. Nathan Zankel. pp 134-6.
BALE The Stamps of Palestine Mandate 1917-1948, Specialized Catalogue with Additions of Covers & Stationery, 2010. 10th Edition. Editor, Joseph D. Stier. March. 2010, Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Stamps & Postal Stationery of Palestine Mandate 1918-1948. David Dorfman. 2001 Specialized Catalog, First Edition. Published by: Edward G. Rosen Enterprises. Redwood City, CA 94063.