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43 Tel Aviv First Day Covers, signed by graduates - - 1959. [1205448]
Tel Aviv 1959 - Tel Aviv: Commemorating the 1909 founding of the first all-Jewish cityForty-three (43) First Day Covers, signed by graduates of Herzlia Hebrew Gymnasium, all later significant figures in the political and cultural life of the State of Israel. Postmarked Tel-Aviv/Jaffa, May 4, 1959. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Tel Aviv. Each envelope bears an image of Meir Dizengoff, the first Mayor and "founding father" of the City.The year 1904 marked the beginning of the Second Aliyah to Palestine. Symbolic of that new spirit among the early pioneers was the establishment in 1906 of the Gymnasia Herzlia, the first Hebrew secondary school established in Palestine. In 1909, with the establishment of Tel Aviv as the first all-Jewish city in modern times, the School moved from Jaffa to Tel Aviv. This set of First Day Covers signed by graduates of the Gymnasia commemorates the 50th anniversary of its founding in Tel Aviv and of the city itself. Among the signers are Moshe Shamir, Abraham Shlonsky (Hebrew poet), Ahron Remez (first chief of Israel Air-Force), Joseph Burg, Moshe Sharett (former Prime Minister and first foreign minister of Israel), and Zvi Nishri (father of Israeli Sports). [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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