A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

The Stamps of Palestine 2010

Jericho 10000 2010 / Christmas For All 2010

Al-Aqsa & Al-Quds 2010 / Gaza Land Of Dignity 2010 /
Victory Despite Destruction 2010 / National Unity 2010

The Fatah government in Ramallah has issued two sets of postage stamps (with four stamps each), and two FDCs, on 24 December 2010:

The Hamas government in Gaza has also issued four sets of postage stamps, each consisting of four stamps and a block (miniature sheet), and eight FDCs, on 5 December 2010. Folders announcing the issues' details were also issued:

Info and help courtesy of Gordon Bonnet, Thomas Schubert (especially for folders), Husam Qurquti, and others.

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Ministry of Communications and Information Technology celebrates the launch of new stamps

Gaza / Public Relations and Information, 6/12/2010

The Ministry of communication and information technology, on Sunday, celebrate the launch of new Palestinian stamps, reflecting the importance and the status of Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque as well as to highlight the role of the resistance and the steadfastness of our people under siege, and embodiment of Palestinian unity.

Dr. M. Youssef al-Mansi, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said the stamps are an expression to prove and document the reality of the people, as they represent the heritage and cultural values and include a variety of topics of historical evidence, cultural and tourist attractions andff of the heritage of Palestinian civilization. [...]

Al-Mansi noted that last year postage stamps were issued on the occasion of choosing Jerusalem as the capital of Arab culture, but today we have issued four new groups that were designed in a competition among artists and creators in the Gaza Strip, won by Abdul Karim Alenberis and Mu'aman al-Raqan.

Al-Mansi said that each series consists of four stamps and a souvenir card: the first series represent the pride in Jerusalem and its place in the hearts of Muslims and Arabs, the second series the steadfastness of the Palestinian people during the siege, the third series the victory of the resistance to the aggression on the Gaza Strip, and the fourth series represents the national unity called for by all factions on the leaders of the Palestinian people. [...]

The ministry will continue to work on new stamps embodying Palestinian history and the steadfastness of our people, noting that the ministry will make every possible effort to support the postal sector and is also planning to create a postal museum to include the vast amount of Palestinian postal history.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology notes that the ministry is working hard to document all the achievements and the struggle of our people by all means, the most important being stamps, which is a historical record of the people.

The ceremony included a visual presentation of the new stamp series and a detailed explanation about each seeries and its importance. The winners of the design competition of the new stamps, artist Abdel Karim al-Nabriss and artist Mu'aman al-Raqab were handed over cash prizes and shields. Also honored were three other artists who participated in the competition: Dr. Mohammad Azmi al-Sakka, Mohamed Awad Shaaban, Younis Ramadan al-Hawluh; they were handed over certificates of thanks and a shield of honor of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in recognition of his support on behalf of the ministry.

The ceremony concluded in the signing of the new stamps by the Minister Dr. al-Mansi in the presence of Hassan Joujo, Chief Justice, and Abdel-Raouf Halabi, President of the Supreme Council of Magistrates. For his part, Mr. Galal Ismail will officially launch the issue today, adding that the ministry will announce a new contest early next year to issue a new set of stamps reflect the suffering of our people and their concerns and the national cause. [...]

Source: Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology
(translation based on Google).

Jericho 10000 2010

According to reports, Palestine Post under the auspices of the Fatah-controlled Ministry of Telecom & IT in Ramallah has issued on 24.12.2010 a series of stamps under the slogan "Jericho 10000", it consists of 4 stamps (50, 150, 350, 1000 Fils) printed in Bahrain. Sheets consist of 20 stamps each (4x5). Print run: 25,000 (50f and 350f), 35,000 (150f), 15,000 (1000f).

An official FDC was also issued in December, bearing a first-day cancellation dated "10/10/2010". A second version of this FDC was distributed during the Jericho Stamp Exhibition from 17–19 March 2011, bearing the additional exhibition cachet dated "2011-03-17" (this pictured below courtesy of Husam Qurquti). A third version exits: the stamps are cancelled with two different (round with date in red, one in Latin script, the other in Arab script) first day postmarks (10-10-2010), the square first day postmark 10/10/2010 and the exhibition cachet (2011-03-17) are also present.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
23250f30.05x40.3mmK13.25:1325,000Sheets of 20 (4x5).
233150f35,000
234350f25,000
2351,000f15,000

232 (15K) 233 (15K)
234 (15K) 235 (15K)
232 Sheet 233 Sheet 234 Sheet 235 Sheet
232__FDC (15K)
232__FDC 2 (15K)
232__FDC 3 (15K)

Christmas For All 2010

According to reports, Palestine Post under the auspices of the Fatah-controlled Ministry of Telecom & IT in Ramallah has issued on 24.12.2010 a series of stamps under the slogan "Christmas For All", it consists of 4 stamps (150, 250, 350, 500 Fils) printed in Bahrain. Sheets consist of 20 stamps each (4x5). Print run: 35,000.

An official FDC was also issued with a square first day postmark (24/12/2010). A second version was issued during the Jericho exhibition, it features the additional exhibition cachet (2011-03-17).

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
236150f30.05x40.3mmK13.25:1335,000Sheets of 20 (4x5).
237250f
238350f
239500f

Two brothers from Nablus win contest for this year's Christmas Stamps. 25.11.2010

Yesterday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Ramallah the names of the winners of a contest sponsored by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Mashhur Abu Daqqa [Dr. Mashhour Abu Dagga] were revealed. Present were the acting Director General of Palestine Post Fathi Abu Shabak, and Hassan Abu Aila, President of the Supreme National Committee for Stamps, and Ijad Qadui, Deputy Director of the Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement Project (PACE), sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Minister honoring the winners called for the establishment of an independent Palestinian Post, and praised the great efforts made by the organizers of the mail that work steadily and systematically towards institutionalization, and called for the existence of an Union of Mailmen and for the establishment of a club for collectors of stamps. He said: "It is important that the process of issuing stamps is balanced and away from improvisation, and there should be a mechanism within a firm date for the issuance of stamps."

The brothers Ayman & Basama Sa'dat's design of a postage stamp, "Christmas For All" was chosen from seven designs participating in the competition, after the jury confirmed that the design met all technical requirements identified by the Commission in advance. The brothers told the Minister: "We have participated in the competition with the aim of a postage stamp that bears the fingerprint and the spirit of Palestine, because 'Christmas For All' must to be experienced by everyone." Developing the character of their work took weeks of thinking and brainstorming before they got down to the implementation of the design. [...] The winning design shows a blue sky with stars, below a symbol of rejoicing: the birth star [...] with the words below in Arabic and English "Christmas For All".

The Minister disclosed that the winning design will then be launched officially and be announced on 24 December, the Feast of Birth, as part of celebrations of the city of Bethlehem. [...]

Source: Ministry of Telecom & IT and Palestine Post
(translation based on Google).

'Christmas for all' appears on new postage stamp
Published Saturday 25/12/2010 (updated) 26/12/2010 16:20

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – President Mahmoud Abbas approved Saturday the issuance of a new Palestinian postage stamp on the occasion of Christmas. The phrase “Christmas For All” will appear on the stamp.

The Palestinian postal service took part in Friday's Christmas celebrations in Manger Square and announced the stamp. Hundreds of international visitors got to see the design in a tent where it was exhibited.

Source: Ma'an News agency report 26.12.2010.

Winning Stamp Design Selected
Wednesday, 13 October 2010 11:04

After reviewing seven submitted designs, the winning Christmas stamp was selected by a committee formed by Palestine Post. The stamp will be released during the holiday season and put on sale at a promotional tent that will be set up in Bethlehem to benefit from the many tourists.

The selection of the stamp marks the end of the first phase of the communication plan developed by USAID’s Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement project implemented by Chemonics Int., and Palestine Post. Phase two will place more emphasis on Palestine Post’s improved capacity and new services, promoting it as a competitive alternative to privately owned logistic services companies.

Source: Palestinian Authority Capacity Enhancement Project

236 (31K) 237 (31K)
238 (31K) 239 (31K)
236 Sheet 237 Sheet 238 Sheet 239 heet
236__FDC (54K)
236__FDC 2 (54K)

Al-Aqsa & Al-Quds 2010

According to reports, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology in Gaza has issued on 5.12.2010 a series of stamps under the slogan "Significance of Al-Aqsa & Al-Quds in Muslims' Hearts" containing 4 stamps (150, 250, 350, 500 Fils) sized 45x30mm (print-run: 10,000), and a block (2,000 Fils) sized 122x80mm (print-run: 5,000), all printed locally by al-Jarrah Printing & Investment Ltd. Sheets consist of 10 stamps each (2x5).
Official FDCs (one for the stamps, one for the block) were also issued. Designer: Mu'aman Saleh al-Raqab. The Gaza Philatelic Office provided a presentation folder sized 147x99mm detailing the issue.
Please note that due to inaccuracies in the line-perforation, measurements can vary.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g006150f45x30.3mmL 10.510,000 
g007250f10,000 
g008350f10,000 
g009500f10,000 
g0102,000f121.9x79.2mmL 10.55,000Block: Zobbel Bl. g03

h006 (49K) h007 (49K)
h008 (49K) h009 (49K)
204 (16K) 204 (16K) 204 (16K) 204 (16K)
g010_block (69K)
(reduced)
g006__FDC (3275K)
g010_FDC (39K)
g006__folder (16K)
g006__folderB (16K) g006__folderC (16K)

Gaza Land Of Dignity 2010

According to reports, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology in Gaza has issued on 5.12.2010 a series of stamps under the slogan "Our People's Steadfastness against the Siege / Gaza Land of Dignity" containing 4 stamps (50, 100, 400, 1,000 Fils) sized 31x43mm (print-run: 10,000), and a block (2,000 Fils) sized 150x98mm (print-run: 5,000), all printed locally by al-Jarrah Printing & Investment Ltd. Sheets consist of 10 stamps each (5x2).
Official FDCs (one for the stamps, one for the block) were also issued. Designer: Mu'aman Saleh al-Raqab. The Gaza Philatelic Office provided a presentation folder sized 147x99mm detailing the issue.
Please note that due to inaccuracies in the line-perforation, measurements can vary.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g01150f31.2x46.3mmL 10.510,000 
g012100f
g013400f
g0141,000f
g0152,000f150x98mmL 10.55,000Block: Zobbel Bl. g04

g011 (49K) g012 (49K)
g013 (49K) g014 (49K)
g011 g012
g013 g014
g015_block (69K)
(reduced)
g011__FDC (327K)
g015_FDC (39K)
g011__folder (16K)
g011__folderB (16K) g011__folderC (16K)

Victory Despite Destruction 2010

According to reports, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology in Gaza has issued on 5.12.2010 a series of stamps under the slogan "Resistance Victory against Agression on Gaza / The Victory Despite of Destruction" containing 4 stamps (150, 200, 300, 500 Fils) sized 31x46mm (print-run: 10,000), and a block (2,000 Fils) sized 142x90mm (print-run: 5,000), all printed locally by al-Jarrah Printing & Investment Ltd. Sheets consist of 10 stamps each (5x2).
Official FDCs (one for the stamps, one for the block) were also issued. Designer: Abdul Karim Jedallah Al-Nabriss. The Gaza Philatelic Office provided a presentation folder sized 147x99mm detailing the issue.
Please note that due to inaccuracies in the line-perforation, measurements can vary.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g016150f31.2x43.05mmL 10.510,000 
g017200f
g018300f
g019500f
g0202,000f147x99mmL 10.55,000Block: Zobbel Bl. g05

g016 (49K) g017 (49K)
g018 (49K) g019 (49K)
g016 g017
g018 g019
g020_block (69K)
(reduced)
g016__FDC (3275K)
g020_FDC (39K)
g016__folder (16K)
g016__folderB (16K) g016__folderC (16K)

National Unity 2010

According to reports, the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Telecom & Information Technology in Gaza has issued on 5.12.2010 a series of stamps under the slogan "National Unity 2010" containing 4 stamps (100, 200, 250, 500 Fils) sized 31x46mm (print-run: 10,000), and a block (2,000 Fils) sized 142x90mm (print-run: 5,000), all printed locally by al-Jarrah Printing & Investment Ltd. Sheets consist of 10 stamps each (5x2).
Official FDCs (one for the stamps, one for the block) were also issued. Designer: Abdul Karim Jedallah Al-Nabriss. The Gaza Philatelic Office provided a presentation folder sized 147x99mm detailing the issue.
Please note that due to inaccuracies in the line-perforation, measurements can vary.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g021100f31x43mmL 10.510,000 
g022200f
g023250f
g024500f
g0252,000f142x90mmL 10.55,000Block: Zobbel Bl. g06

g021 (49K) g022 (49K)
g023 (49K) g024 (49K)
g021 g022
g023 g024
g025_block (69K)
(reduced)
g021__FDC (3275K)
g025_FDC (39K)
g021__folder (16K)
g021__folderB (16K) g021__folderC (16K)

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