Request

To my cover-exchanging friends, please try as much as possible to
(1) WRITE THE ADDRESSES USING YOUR OWN HANDWRITING
as these give a more personal touch to the cover
(2) PLEASE DO NOT USE TAPE OR STICKERS ON THE REVERSE;
the Philippine postal service damages the cover with scribbling that highly devalues the aesthetic value of the cover, which is what I am after
(3) PLEASE TRY TO USE COMPLETE SETS
or at least same themes when sending covers, but it is okay if this is not possible or if this would be expensive, and
(4) PLEASE USE SMALL ENVELOPES,
not too small, but maybe around 4"x6" or something like that; big envelopes are not very attractive unless they have many stamps.
Thank you!

26.6.08

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The designs of Israeli stamps have always been a delight and those of the stamps on this cover are no exception. Here we have a 50-a stamp on which perches a Palestinian Sunbird. This stamp was issued on 16 Feb 1993. Next to this stamp are two Hebrew alphabet stamps, which are part of the set of 22 that was issued on 13 Feb 2001. I am not familiar with the Hebrew alphabet, so unfortunately, I cannot determine which letters these are and what sounds they make. Maybe someone can help?



The stamp on the very right is one of my favorites as it celebrates culture, cinema to be more exact. The design is again very beautiful and the description on the bottom indicates that it was issued to commemmorate Phiately Day. It is one of two in the set entitled "Cinema Theaters in Israel" and was issued 05 Dec 2007.



The postmark is difficult to discern as the stamps design are quite noisy, but noisy in a good way.

1 comment:

Eric from Jura said...

Hi Myron !
congratulations for your very interesting blog ! welcome in our wonderful world of web-philately !
Your comment about my cover is very interesting !
I'll had a link to your blog soon on mine :-)
greetings from France
Eric