A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

The Stamps of Palestine 2015

 

Woman's Day 2015 / EuroMed 2015 / Canonization of two Saints from Palestine 2015 /
Jerusalem Permanent Capital of Arab Culture 2015 / Figs and Olives 2015 /
Islamic New Year 1437 (2015) / Presidents' Speeches at the UN 2015 /
International Day of People with Disabilities 2015

Palestine Figures (Martyrs) 2014 (2015) / Mosques and Minarets in Palestine 2014 (2015) /
Animal Stories in the Holy Qura'n 2014 (2015) / Al-Aqsa is Ours 2015

The Unity government's Palestine Post in Ramallah/al-Bireh is to issue these series of stamps during 2015, further series may be issued in addition:
  •   Woman's Day (originally planned for 8.03.2015)
  •   EuroMed Postal (Boats of the Mediterranean) (9.07.2015)
  •   Canonization of two Saints from Palestine (July 2015)
  •   Jerusalem Al-Quds Permanent Capital of Arab Culture (October 2015)
  •   Figs and Olives (October 2015)
  •   Islamic New Year (November 2015)
  •   Presidents' Speeches at the UN (November 2015)
  •   International Day of People with Disability (December 2015)

The ministry in Gaza, under nominal control of the Unity Government, has issued these series of stamps, already planned by the Hamas administration:
  •   Palestine Figures (Martyrs) (Januar 2015)
  •   Mosques and Minarets in Palestine (Januar 2015)
  •   Animal Stories in the Holy Qura'n (Januar 2015)
  •   Al-Aqsa is Ours (March 2015)

 

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Palestine Figures (Martyrs) 2014 (2015)

According to reports the Gaza Ministry has issued during January 2015 a set of stamps depicting martyred Palestinian political figures. The six stamps, are denominated at 50, 150, 300, 400, 500, and 1,000 Mils. 5,000 copies each were printed by Dar al-Arqam Library Printing Shop in Gaza in sheets of 10 (5x2).

Depicted are:
  •   50m: Izz ad-Din al-Qassam (Ezz eldin al-Qassam عز الدين القسام , 1882–1936)
  •   150m: Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni (Abdulqader al-Husseiny, Abd al-Qader al-Husseini عبد القادر الحسيني‎ , 1907–1948)
  •   300m: Fathi al-Shaqaqi (Fathi al-Sheqaqy فتحي الشقاقي , 1951–1995)
  •   400m: Abu Ali Mustafa (Mustafa Ali Zibri, Mustafa el-Zobri ياسر عرفات , 1938–2001)
  •   500m: President Yasir Arafat (ياسر عرفات , 1929–2004)
  •   1,000m: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin (أحمد ياسين‎ , 1938–2004)

The series was originally planned for July 2014, and the FDC shows a special first-day postmark dated 17.07.2014.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g13050m30.0x40.1mmL 10.55,000
g131150m
g132300m
g133400m
g134500m
g1351,000m

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Mosques and Minarets in Palestine 2014 (2015)

According to reports the Gaza Ministry has issued in January 2015 a set of stamps depicting mosques and minarets in Palestine. The six stamps, are denominated at 50, 100, 150, 500, 750, and 1,000 Mils. The 750 Mils stamp exists in three types differentiated by the occurance and non-occurance of dotted lines at the top or bottom.
7,000 copies each valie were printed by Dar al-Arqam Library Printing Shop in Gaza in sheets of 10 (2x5).

Depicted are:
  •   50m: Hassan Bek Mosque, Jaffa (مسجد حسن بيك, مسجد حسن بك)
  •   100m: Great Omari Mosque/Great Mosque of Gaza (المسجد العمري الكبير , جامع غزة الكبير)
  •   150m: Ibrahimi Mosque, Hebron (المسجد الإبراهيمي)
  •   500m: Ahmed Basha al-Jazzar Mosque/Jezzar Pasha Mosque, Akko (مسجد أحمد باشا الجزار)
  •   750m: Be'r al-Saba Mosque, Biʾr as-Sabaʿ/Beersheba (مساجد بئر السبع )
  •   1000m: al-Aqsa Mosque, East Jerusalem (المسجد الاقصى)

The series was originally planned for August 2014, and the FDC shows a special first-day postmark dated 21.08.2014.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g13650m40.2x30.2mmL 10.57,000
g137100m
g138150m
g139500m
g140750m1,400Field pos. 1 and 2
g141750m4,200Field pos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10
g142750m1,400Field pos. 7 and 8
g1431,000m7,000

g136__folder_A g136__folder_B
g136__folder_C g136__folder_D

Animal Stories in the Holy Qura'n 2014 (2015)

According to reports the Gaza Ministry has issued during January 2015 a set of stamps depicting fruits and vegetables under the title "The National Product = Decision". The six stamps, are denominated at 50, 150, 250, 300, 500, and 750 Mils. 5,000 copies each were printed by Dar al-Arqam Library Printing Shop in Gaza in sheets of 10 (2x5).

Depicted are:
  •   50m: Camel (Camelus), جمل
  •   150m: Elephant (Elephantidae), فيل
  •   250m: Mosquito (Culicidae), بعوضيات
  •   300m: Bee (Anthophila), نحل
  •   500m: Ant (Formicidae), نمل
  •   750m: Spider (Araneae), عنكبوت

The series was originally planned for August 2014, and the FDC shows a special first-day postmark dated 26.08.2014.

External links:
  •   Camel (جمل) in Quranic Arabic Corpus
  •   Camel in Surat Al-Ghāshiyah (The Overwhelming, سورة الغاشية) Qur'an 88:17
  •   Elephant (فيل) in Quranic Arabic Corpus
  •   Elephant in Surat Al-Fīl (The Elephant, سورة الفيل) Qur'an 105:1
  •   Mosquitoe (بعوضة) in Quranic Arabic Corpus
  •   Mosquitoes in Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow, سورة البقرة) Qur'an 2:26
  •   Bee (نحلة) in Quranic Arabic Corpus
  •   Bee in Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee, سورة النحل) Qur'an 16:68
  •   Ant (نمل) in Quranic Arabic Corpus
  •   Ant in Surat An-Naml (The Ant, سورة النمل) Qur'an 27:18
  •   Spider (عنكبوت) in Quranic Arabic Corpus
  •   Spider in Surat Al-`Ankabūt (The Spider, سورة العنكبوت) Qur'an 29:41

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g14450m40.4x30.0mmL 10.55,000
g145150m
g146250m
g147300m
g148500m
g149750m

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g144__folder.jpg g144__folder_D

Al-Aqsa is Ours 2015

According to reports the Gaza Ministry has issued on 1.04.2015 a set of stamps depicting the al-Aqsa Mosque under title "Al-Aqsa is Ours". The six stamps are denominated at 150, 250, 400, 500, 750, 1,000 Mils and a block at 2,000 Mils. 5x2 (150/250m), 2x5 (400/500/750/1000m). 5,000 copies each were printed by Dar al-Arqam Library Printing Shop in Gaza in sheets of 10 (150/250m: 2x5, 400/500/750/1000m: 2x5). The block was printed 1,000 times only.

The series was originally planned for January 2015, and the FDC shows a special first-day postmark dated 1.01.2015.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
g150150m30.0x39.8mmL 10.55,000sheets: 5x2
g151250m
g152400m39.8x30.0mmL 10.5sheets: 2x5
g153500m
g154750m
g1551,000m
g1562,000m--1,000Block: Zobbel Bl. g19 (123x91.6mm)

g144__folder_A g144__folder_B
g144__folder.jpg g144__folder_D

Woman's Day 2015

According to reports, Palestine Post has released a stamp series on the topic of "Woman's Day 2015" consisting of two stamps and one block. Denominations are: 250 and 600 Mils (stamps), and 1,500 Mils (block). .
[further information to be added as soon as available]

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
340250mmmK
341600m
3421,500mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 52 (mm)



EuroMed Postal (Boats of the Mediterranean) 2015

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued a stamp entitled "EuroMed Postal" (Boats of the Mediterranean) on 9.07.2015 denominated at 500 Mils.
The first Euro-Mediterranean conference on the Postal Sector was held in Marseille, France, on 23–25.10.2013, organized by Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed, est. 2011, headquarters: Malta) and La Groupe La Poste (French state post). PUMed member countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey.
[further information to be added as soon as available]

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
343500mmmK


Canonization of two Saints from Palestine 2015

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued a block entitled "Canonization of two Saints from Palestine" in July 2015, consisting of fourc stamps: 2x750 Mils, and 2x 500 Mils, total block value: 2,500 Mils.
The Palestinian nuns St. Mary of Jesus Crucified (Saint Mariam Baouardy, 1846-1878), and Saint Marie-Alphonsine (Saint Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, 1843-1927) were canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony in St. Peter's Square on 17.05.2015. The fourth stamp depicts President Mahmoud Abbas meeting Pope Francis during the canonization festivities, when the Pope calls the president "Angel of Peace".
The FDC is cancelled by a special postmark dated 17.05.2015.
[further information to be added as soon as available]

External links:
  •   Pope Francis shares the secret of the saints: life in Christ's love (Ann Schneible, CNA)
  •   Two Arab Nuns From Palestine Are Canonized by Pope Francis (Elisabetta Povoledo, NY Times)
  •   Pope Francis Is Making Saints Out Of Two Palestinian Nuns (Rosie Scammell, RNS)
  •   Pope Francis calls Palestinians' Abbas 'angel of peace' (BBC)
  •   In Vatican, Abbas Is Praised as ‘Angel of Peace’ (Elisabetta Povoledo, NY Times)

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
344500mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 52 (mm)
345500m
346750m
347750m

Al Quds - Permanent Capital of Arab Culture 2015

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued in October 2015 a series entitled "Al Quds - Permanent Capital of Arab Culture", consisting of three stamps (100, 200, and 500 Mils) and one block denominated at 1,000 Mils. Total value of series: 1,800 Mils.

The FDCs are cancelled by a special postmark dated 3.10.2015. There's an additional FDC with both the block and the stamps cancelled with at "Ramallah / The Third Palestinian Stamp Exhibition" dated 3.10.2015.
[further information to be added as soon as available]

In 2009, a series on "Al-Quds Capital of Arab Culture" was forbidden by Israel: See notes here.

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
348100mmmK
349200m
350500m
3511,000mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 53 (mm)

Figs and Olives 2015

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued in October 2015 a series entitled "Figs and Olives", consisting of two stamps (480 and 920 Mils) and one block denominated at 1,200 Mils. Total value of series: 2,600 Mils.

The FDCs are cancelled by a special postmark dated 10.10.2015.
[further information to be added as soon as available]

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
352480mmmK
353920m
3541,200mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 54 (mm)

Islamic New Year 1437 (2015)

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued in November 2015 a series entitled "Islamic New Year 1437", consisting of two stamps (200, and 420 Mils) and one block denominated at 1,500 Mils. Total value of series: 2,120 Mils.

The FDCs are cancelled by a special postmark dated 1.1.1437 Hijri [ie. 15.10.2015].
[further information to be added as soon as available]

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
355200mmmK
356420m
3571,500mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 55 (mm)

Presidents' Speeches at the UN 2015

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued in November 2015 a series of two blocks entitled "Presidents' Speeches at the United Nations"consisting of one block with two stamps (2x750 Mils) and one block with one stamp denominated at 1,500 Mils. Total value of series: 3,000 Mils. The design of stamp 358 and 359 are the same.

The FDCs are cancelled by a special postmark dated 29.11.2015.
[further information to be added as soon as available]

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
358750mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 56 (mm)
359750m
3601,500mmmK Block: Zobbel Bl. 57 (mm)

International Day of People with Disability

According to reports, Palestine Post has issued in November 2015 a stamp commemrating the United Nation's "International Day of People with Disability". The stamp is denominated at 100 Mils (postage value) with an additional surcharge of 100 Mils. Total price: 200 Mils.

The FDC is cancelled by a special postmark dated 29.11.2015.
[further information to be added as soon as available]

ZobbelValueSizePerfor.PrintedNotes
361100m
+ 100m
mmK

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