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British Colonies - Palestine Mandate Pictorial Set Of 1927

 
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From 1922 until 1948, the country we know as Isreal was governed by Great Britain and was known as the Palestine Mandate.



Initially Egyptian Expeditionary Forces stamps were overprinted for use; but in 1927, the only set of stamps for this area was issued. Four designs were used for the set.



Identifying the 1927 Pictorial issues (Scott 63-84, or Gibbons 90-111) is a matter of differentiating between four different paper types, and sorting the colors and some perforation varieties for a few issues. All of the stamps were issued on paper watermarked Multiple Script CA, so you don't have to identify the watermarks to sort these stamps.



The primary factor that makes identifying the Pictorial set so interesting is the four paper types that were used in printing the stamps. They are very distinctive and can be easily identified and sorted. They are listed below:

1. Thin paper - used for the initial 1927 printings.
2. Thick paper with Vertical Ribbing - used for printings beginning in 1928 thru 1932.
3. Thick paper with Horizontal Ribbing - used for 1937 printings.
4. Wove, white paper - used for printings beginning in 1936 until the end of the Mandate.

The paper types are not listed by Scott, and are barely covered by Gibbons; so if you want to specialize in this set you will need the catalogue published by Michael Bale.

My reference collection is shown with scans including blow-ups of the paper types and examples of the various shades. I am still missing a few, so please feel free to contact me if you have any of my missing items. Use this link to view the site.

http://www.kgvistamps.com/articles/...te-1927.html

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The Balfour Declaration was a major event in Palestine (and the world) and started what we have now.

Were there stamps specifically about the Balfour Declaration?
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Thanks KGVIStamps, your page is an excellent resource for these stamps - now bookmarked.

Another very good catalogue for Mandate stamps is:
"The Stamps & Postal Stationary of Palestine Mandate 1918 - 1948"
"2004 Specialized Catalog" by David Dorfman

They pop-up on eBay periodically and are not too dear.
He goes into a lot of detail especially for the earlier issues.

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The 1922 mandate area and Israel aren't the same thing.
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It established a justification that lead to a series of events that became Israel.
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Quote:
Were their stamps specifically about the Balfour Declaration?

As far as I am aware, the stamps had no political significance nor any connection to the Balfour Declaration.
It was simple a case of Britain taking control from the Ottoman Empire and needing a postal service.
Captured by the British Egyptian Expeditionary Force, stamps were first issued in 1918 under the name E.E.F

Later to be overprinted Palestine in Arabic, English and Hebrew, and finally in 1927 the pictorial set as shown by KGVIStamps.
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For those who are interested in how this became a British Mandate, here is a link to the Wikipedia site regarding this territory.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandatory_Palestine

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Clivel is correct.

The stamps issued under the British military and later civil administration of Palestine are as a result of the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, not the Balfour declaration of the following year.

The British mandate terminated on 14 May 1948, ie: the same day as Israel's declaration of independence.
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My question was if there were any stamps issued that noted the Balfour Declaration beyond normal postage of the region or elsewhere.
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There were no Palestine Mandate commemoratives, only definitives, postage dues and revenues.
First the lithographed EFF stamps in shades of blue. Followed by typographed EFF stamps of a similar design in various colours and denominations. These were later overprinted as mentioned above. These were followed by the pictorials in 1927 which lasted until the end of the Mandate.
So no Mandate stamps marked the Balfour Declaration.

As far as I am aware Israel is the only country to have released stamps commemorating the Balfour Declaration which it did so on the 50th and 100th anniversary of the Declaration.
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Thread Bumped. Dormant 4 years

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Impressions of a philatelic trip
by Thomas Schubert, Ahrensfelde, Germany

For more than 20 years, I have been collecting philatelic material related to the multifarious postal history of Palestine, beginning in the 19th century. Inspired by the hopeful developments of the Oslo-Process in the mid of the 90ies of the 20th century and by the first articles about the birth of a postal service of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) published in philatelic journals1,

I started to collect not only newly issued stamps or First Day covers of the
PNA but also covers with postmarks and registration labels of various post offices in the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Later I concentrated my philatelic activities completely on this new and very dynamic aspect of the postal history of Palestine. I got in contact with a handful of other philatelists, both in Germany and in Israel, interested in this very special subject.
Studying more than one and a half thousands envelopes and forms, Tobias Zywietz and me developed a classification of the various types of postmarks used by the Palestinian post since 1994.

. Despite a number of obstructions, a more or less regular correspondence with the philatelic offices of the PNA in Gaza and later in Al-Bireh has grown over the years. I received valuable information from employees of these offices as
well as from their colleagues in other post offices of the PNA. However, I never had the opportunity to visit Israel or the Palestinian territories during all these years.
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Doesn't Thomas post elsewhere on here from time to time, Rod?
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I wasn't aware of that Geoff,
it would be a Wow if he did.

I am familiar with Tobias Zywietz with my Turkish collection,
a very wise individual.

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