Saturday, April 07, 2007

Anti-Israel stamps

Round-Up reader Michael Pitkowsky found an interesting article on the Web site. The piece by Charlotte Hall is about Israeli collector Lawrence Fisher and stamps that carry anti-Israel messages.

When Fisher learned that such stamps had been issued by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Yemen and others, he began began collecting them. Later on he put together a rather remarkable and unusal exhibit.

According to Fisher, stamp collecting is a hobby which provides much room for individual innovation.

"Just collecting stamps and putting them in an album doesn't do it for me," he says. "I like to try and create a story out of the stamps and postal covers, everything that answers the theme. It's an amazing way of telling history."

Shown above is an anti-Israel stamp(Scott 271) from Egypt issued in 1948. Egypt invaded Israel that year with the declared intent of destroying her and eventually occupied the Bethlehem area near Jerusalem.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM