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Miscellaneous Jewish stamps and advertisement labels
NP ca 1890-1912, NP - Rare collection of miscellaneous Jewish stamps and advertisement labels:- Complete and unused 4-stamp set issued by KKL / JNF* + an envelope bearing 2 stamps of the same series, and postmarked in the Jewish Post of Bialystok. The 4 stamps have all the same design and only differ by their color (Green, Red, Blue, and Brown). They were designed in 1912 by Hermann Struck**, and were titled "A Landscape in Palestine." Each stamp measures appr. 1 x 1". The two (blue) stamps featured on the envelope are postmarked with a red Star of David. Envelope slightly age-toned. Stamps and envelope in overall very good condition.- Series of 14 Moses Montefiore's cinderella*** stamps in two sleeves: The first sleeve contains 10 stamps bearing the name and the portrait of Victorian Jewish philanthropist and politician Sir Moses Montefiore. The 10 stamps have the same facial value (4) and have all the same design and only differ by their color (2 Green, 2 Red, 2 Purple, 2 Brown, and 2 Blue). Very little is known about these stamps, excepts that they may have been charity stamps, and may have been produced in Vienna around 1909. Each stamp measures appr. 1 1/4 x 1 1/4". The second sleeve contains a 4-stamp block of the same series (all stamps being blue), as well as an unused Russian postcard illustrated with a portrait of Montefiore. Stamps and postcard are all in very good condition.- 67 Jewish labels including 13 promoting the first kosher vegetarian margarine named "Tomor," of which 10 were designed by Dr. Louis Oppenheim; 13 promoting the Tietz department stores (10 for Hermann Tietz, 2 for Leonhard Tietz, and 1 for Julius Tietz); 4 "Jewish marriage" cinderella stamps also designed by Dr. Louis Oppenheim; 15 charity labels and 6 WWI charity stamps for German Jewish war veterans. Labels in overall good+ to very good condition * The Jewish National Fund (Hebrew: , Keren Kayemet LeYisrael) (abbreviated as JNF, and sometimes KKL) was founded in 1901 to buy and develop land in Ottoman Palestine (later British Mandate for Palestine, and subsequently Israel and the Palestinian territories) for Jewish settlement. The JNF was founded at the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel in 1901 with Theodor Herzl's support based on the proposal of a German Jewish mathematician, Zvi Hermann Schapira. Early land purchases were completed in Judea and the Lower Galilee. In 1909, the JNF played a central role in the founding of Tel Aviv. The establishment of the "Olive Tree Fund" marked the beginning of Diaspora support of afforestation efforts. The Blue Box (known in Yiddish as a pushke) has been part of the JNF since its inception, symbolizing the partnership between Israel and the Diaspora. In the period between the two world wars, about one million of these blue and white tin collection boxes could be found in Jewish homes throughout the world. From 1902 until the late 1940s, the JNF sold JNF stamps to raise money. For a brief period in May 1948, JNF stamps were used as postage stamps during the transition from Palestine to Israel. KKL-JNF stamps are among the oldest and most colorful chronicles of early Zionist history. The first stamp, the Zion Stamp, was issued in Vienna in 1902. Designed by artist Ephraim Lilien, it depicted a blue Star of David on a white background. At the heart of the Star of David, was the word "Zion". The stamp was distributed in seventeen countries, its face value being equivalent to the smallest currency unit in each. This, is order to lend body to the popular nature of the Fund and its saying that "a penny and a penny make a full pot." KKL-JNF stamps were a means of explaining its goals and raising funds for land redemption. Over the years, the Fund issued some 500 different stamps. Some of these were issued several times, at various opportunities, for various occasions and in different countries. All in all, some five thousand KKL-JNF stamps have been produced until the year 2000, featuring distinguished figures, different landscapes in [Attributes: First Edition]
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