Israel '98

New Zealand Post commemorated this exhibition with this special stamp issue.

Issue information

The Israel '98 World Stamp Exhibition was held at the Israeli Trade Fairs and Convention Centre in Tel Aviv between 13 and 21 May 1998 as part of Israel's 50th anniversary celebrations.

The exhibition, held under the patronage of the International Philatelic Federation (FIP), commemorated the issue of the Doar Ivri stamps, the first official issue of the then new Israeli state.

To commemorate this very special exhibition, New Zealand Post produced two exhibition miniature sheets and a souvenir cover.

Product Listing for Israel '98

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Image Title Description Price
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled Fly Fishing miniature sheet. $2.20
Miniature Sheet Mint, used or cancelled Scenic Trains miniature sheet. $3.30
Souvenir Cover First day cover with Scenic Trains miniature sheet affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue. $3.80

Technical information

Date of issue: 13 May 1998
Cost of miniature sheets: Fly Fishing - $2.20; Scenic Trains - $3.30
Miniature sheets designed by: Fly Fishing - Debra De La Haye, New Zealand Post; Scenic Trains - Stephen Fuller, Wellington
Cost of souvenir cover with Scenic Trains miniature sheet: $3.80
Souvenir cover designed and printed by: Communication Arts Ltd, Wellington
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print, by lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours
Period of sale: These stamps remained on sale until 23 June 1998.