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Judaica - Hebrew Revenues(?) On 1903 Austrian Stationery Card

 
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Posted 02/18/2021   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add filipo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am not sure is the sender just usede this pair of small stamps as a poster stamps (labels, cinderellas, seals etc.), or they have had some actual revenue usage on the card? Writings on them are only on Hebrew, so I don't know they purpose. Any idea?





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Posted 02/18/2021   11:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have it on another stamp, in a collection I was outbid years ago
(2008) from dubious memory.
The Jewish National fund?

I'll dig it out shortly.

Doesn't answer your question, filipo,
but you can see the design is popular

See the bottom 2 rows, the pink stamp, and lower blue, my records show is sold for $35

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Edited by rod222 - 02/18/2021 11:20 pm
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Posted 02/18/2021   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add filipo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, Rod!
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Posted 02/18/2021   11:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add filipo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, Rod... in fact, you have answered on my question...

on eBay auction #114560328600 was sold a complete sheet of 300 stamps, and here is a description of it (although a photo of that very first stamp is not showed, but there is a description)...

The first KKL-JNF stamp


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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."



https://www.kkl-jnf.org/people-and-...rs-stickers/

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Edited by filipo - 02/18/2021 11:49 pm
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Posted 02/18/2021   11:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is indeed The Jewish National fund, from 1902.
Here's a PDF catalog in Hebrew, but you can see the years and images:
https://www.kkl.org.il/files/HEBREW...900-1909.pdf
There seem to be two catalogs that list them, Kaplov and Rochlin.

About JNF stamps (google translate, sorry):

Since the Fifth Zionist Congress convened in Basel in the month of Tevet 1902 (December 26-29, 1901), on the establishment of the Jewish National Fund, the JNF stamps have been used, in addition to being a means of redeeming the lands of Eretz Israel and a fateful partnership. For national renewal and a means of information and education.

The "Stamp of Zion", the first stamp issued by the JNF in 1902, was distributed in 17 countries and its price was the smallest currency value in any country, out of a desire to make the idea of #8203;#8203;redemption accessible and available to all Jews around the world. The JNF stamps alongside the official stamps of the countries in which they resided, sometimes with a heavy personal risk of fines and even imprisonment. Since the JNF issued the first stamp, the KKL-JNF stamp factory has produced about 5,200 different types of stamps, including about 1,500 series, which accompany and describe the activities of the Zionist movement and the JNF, events in the life of the people and the nation. Israel.
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Posted 02/19/2021   12:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add filipo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the catalog, Rob Roy! :) So, it should be a real quest to find out stamps from the card in this catalog... I really can't imagine that there is so many variations only in 1903.

Maybe some expert will see this thread and will have a time and will to find that out.
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Posted 02/19/2021   12:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rob Roy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a short video, referring, among others, to that first JNF stamp, and to the use of JNF stamps as the first Israeli stamps.
An interesting item in that video is a cover with both British madate stamps, JFN stamps, and Israeli stamps.
https://israelstamps.com/our-fields...l-main-page/
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Edited by Rob Roy - 02/19/2021 12:34 am
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Posted 02/19/2021   02:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Excellent! all solved
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Posted 04/29/2021   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Triangle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Most of the KKL/JNF stamps were issued as fund raisers, not for postage. The first stamps in the thread of this post were most likely used for this purpose.
The interim period between the end of the British Mandate when Palestine stamps were used and the start of the Doar Ivri [Hebrew Post] when the first Israel stamps were sold had no proper postage stamps. There was a short period of about 10-14 days just before the state started when KKL stamps were used for postage as no other means of paying postage was possible. Covers with stamps from this period regularly appear, often stamped doar [in hebrew] validating the stamp for postage. Because it was a very unregulated time in terms of postal services, and a time of war, many permutations of Palestine/kkl/doar Ivri covers can be found.
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