|Key: ||6130 |
|Issued: ||114 Stamps / dead country|
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|Area - 27,011 sq.km; Capital - Jerusalem
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire until 1917 when occupied by British Forces.
In 1923 it was mandated to GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.) by the League of Nations. Stamps were
issued between 1918-1945, however were in use until 1948, when the State of
ISRAEL was proclaimed. For stamps of the period between closing of the British
Post Offices until first Israeli stamps were issued, see ISRAEL, Interim Period.
During the British Administration period (between 1920-1923) stamps are
distinguished by their place of printing: Jerusalem I, II, III and London I, II,
all of which are overprinted with 'Palestine' in tri-lingual feature, slightly
differing in size of the letters and distance between words. Stamps were also
issued by Egypt between 1948-1967 for the occupation of Gaza strip (see
PALESTINE, Egyptian) and by Jordan for the occupation of the West Bank between
1948-1950 (see PALESTINE, Jordanian).
The first Palestine stamps of 1918 (E.E.F.) were in use also in Syria and other
neighboring areas, later on replaced in Syria by those of 'Arabian Government
issues' (see SYRIA).
The inscription E.E.F. = Egyptian Expeditionary Force
PALESTINE etc... overprinted on stamps of Palestine
| PALESTINE, MANDATE|
British Military Occupation 1917-20
British Administration 1920-1923
British Mandate 1923-1948
Postage Due Stamps
|10 Milliemes = 1 Piastre
1000 Milliemes = 1 Pound
1000 Mils = 1 Pound (1928)
Great Britain (u.k.)
Israel, Interim Period