A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

The Stamps of Palestine 2017

 

100th Anniversary of Fadwa Touqan 2017 / The National Flower 2017
National Industries: Stone 2017

World Post Day 2016 (2017)

The West Bank government's Palestine Post in Ramallah/al-Bireh is to issue these series of stamps during 2017:
  •   100th Anniversary of Fadwa Touqan (150, 500m, block 1800m) (1.03.2017)
  •   The National Flower Faqqu'a Iris (500m, block 1500m) (5.04.2017)
  •   National Industries: Stone (100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800m in block) (1.06.2017)
  •   The Dead Sea (2x250m, 2x420m) (17.07.2017)
  •   Palm Trees and Dates (150m, 200m, 500m, block 1500m) (25.08.2017)
  •   World Post Day (500m) (9.10.2017)
  •   Palestinian Teacher's Day (200m, 400, block 1500m) (14.12.2017)

The ministry in Gaza, under nominal control of the Unity Government, has issued these series of stamps:
  •   World Post Day 2016 (150, 500, 750m, block 2000m) (15.02.2017, planned 9.10.2016)

 

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World Post Day 2016 (2017)

According to reports the Gaza Ministry has issued on 15.02.2017 a series commemorating World Post Day 2016. The three stamps are denomiated at 150, 500, and 750 Mils, and a block at 2000 Mils (total: 3,400 Mils). The issues was originally planned for 9.10.2016.

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100th Anniversary of Fadwa Touqan

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued on 14.01.2017 a set of stamps commemoratring the 100the anniversary of the birth of poet Fadwa Touqan (فدوى طوقان). She was born in Nablus 1.03.1917, and died 12.12.2003. The two stamps are denominated at 150 and 500 Mils, and a block at 1,800 Mils.

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External links:
  •   Fadwa Touqan (Wikipedia)
  •   Palestine Profiles: Poet Fadwa Tuqan (by Zeina Azzam, Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development)
  •   Obituary: Fadwa Tuqan (by Lawrence Joffe, The Guardian, 15.12.2003)


(image courtesy of Palestine Post)

The National Flower: Faqqu'a Iris

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued on 5.04.2017 a stamps seris on the National Flower Faqqu'a Iris. One stamp denominated at 500 Mils is printed in sheets of 10 (5x2) and one stamp at 21500 Mils in a block at 1500 Mils. The Faqqu'a Iris was declared the National Flower of Palestine in 2016.

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External links:
  •   Iris haynei/سوسن فقوعة/Faqqu'a Iris/Gilboa Iris/Sawsan Gilboa (Wikipedia)
  •   سوسن فقوعة - النبتة الوطنية لفلسطين (Ministry of Environmental Affairs, 5.04.2016)

The National Industries: Stone

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued on 1.06.2017 a block on the National Industries features types of stone typical for the regions of the West Bank. Eight stamps are printed se-tenat in a block: 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 800 Mils (total: 3,600 Mils). Two FDCs feature the left and right block-of-four seperated from the block.

Depicted are:
  •   100m: Jerusalem Stone,
  •   200m: Nablus Stone,
  •   300m: Jenin Stone,
  •   400m: Ramallah Stone,
  •   500m: Hebron Stone,
  •   600m: Tulkarm Stone,
  •   700m: Bethlehem Stone, and
  •   800m: Qalqilya Stone.

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