ISRAEL

Stamps inscribed 'Israel' and 'יִשְׂרָאֵל' and 'إِسْرَائِيل'

1948 ->

From 1948: 1 Palestine Pound = 1000 Mils
From 1948: 1 Pound/Lira (ILP) = 100 Agorot = 1000 Prutot (= 1 Palestine Pound)
From 1980: 1 Shekel (ILR) = 100 [New] Agorot (= 10 ILP)
From 1986: 1 New Shekel (ILS) = 100 Agorot (= 1000 ILR)
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HERALDIC CATS

Issue Item code Item type
Face value
Remarks SC
1950 Israel Touring Club IL19500824 PMK 52100 1 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion (in Star of David)
Ramat Gan /
רָמַת גַּן‎
/
رمات غان‎
24 August 1950
IL19500824 PMK 52100 2 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion (in Star of David)
As
IL19500824 PMK 52100 1
but with error in the Hebrew date
Ramat Gan /
רָמַת גַּן‎
/
رمات غان‎
24 August 1950
1951 Jewish Hollidays IL19510916 ST 0_040 Stamp 0.04 Heraldic Lions on a Torah scroll
MI 65
1952 Definitive Stamp IL19520227 ST 1_00 Stamp 1.00 Lion Emblem of Tribe of Judea
MI 66
1954 Theodor Herzl IL19540721 LB Label / Tab - Heraldic Lion
1st Emblem of the Zionist Movement
1954 TABIM - 3rd National Philatelic Exhibition IL19541013 LB 1 Label / Tab - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Tab with blue "stamp" logo from 60 Pr. stamp
IL19541013 LB 1 Label / Tab - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Tab with red "stamp" logo from 200 Pr. stamp
1955 Death Day of T. Herzl IL19550710 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion (in Star of David)
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
10 July 1955
1957 Maccabiyah Games IL19570918 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
18 Sept 1957
1958 International Mobilization Conference for Israel Bonds IL19580824 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
24 August 1958
1958 Centennial of the Birth of Eliezer Ben Yehuda IL19581209 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
9 December 1958
1960 25th Zionist Congress in Jerusalem 19601214 ST 0_50 Stamp 0.50 Heraldic Lions
Lion of Jerusalem and first Zionist Emblem
MI 222
1961 State of Israel Bonds National Leaders Conference IL19610730 PMK 61999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Tel Aviv - Yafo /
תל אביב-יפו‎ /
تل أبيب يافا
30 July 1961
1965 International Book Fair IL19650324 ST 0_70 Stamp 0.70 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
MI 320
1966 Definitives IL19660202 ST 0_70 Stamp 0.70 Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
MI 336x
1967 Jewish Holidays - Torah Scrolls IL19670913 ST 0_80 Stamp 0.80 Heraldic Lion
MI 397
1968 TABIRA National Philatelic Exhibition IL19681008 FDC 1_00 First Day Cover 1.00 Lion relief
Wild cat art
Cats and philately
Relief from the Lions' Gate in Jerusalem
Heraldic lion in postmark
IL19681008 FDC MS 1_00 First Day Cover 1.00 Lion relief
Wild cat art
Cats and philately
FDC with MS
Relief from the Lions' Gate in Jerusalem both on stamp and on selvedge
Heraldic lion in postmark
IL19681008 FDP 91999 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
8 October 1968
IL19681008 LB Label / Tab - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Tab form stamp sheet
IL19681008 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Opening Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
8 October 1968
IL19681009 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Youth Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
9 October 1968
IL19681010 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Austrian Post Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
10 October 1968
IL19681011 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Turkish Post Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
11 October 1968
IL19681012 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Italian Post Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
12 October 1968
IL19681013 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Israel and Judaica Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
13 October 1968
IL19681014 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
French Post Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
14 October 1968
IL19681015 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
German Post Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
15 October 1968
CC
IL19681016 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
British Post Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
16 October 1968
IL19681017 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Cats and philately
TABIRA logo
Minhelet Ha'am Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
17 October 1968
1971 Gates of Jerusalem Exhibition IL19710413 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
13 April 1971
1971 Jerusalem International Book Fair IL19710419 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Book Fair Logo
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
19 April 1971
1973 Jerusalem International Book Fair IL19730425 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Book Fair Logo
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
25 April 1973
1975 Prime Minister's Israel Bond Conference IL19750131 PMK 61999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
31 January 1975
1975 Jerusalem International Book Fair IL19750428 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Book Fair Logo
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
28 April 1975
1976 Walk About Zion IL19760526 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
26 May 1976
1977 Prime Minister's Israel Bond Conference IL19770131 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
31 January 1977
1978 21st Biennial Congress of the International College of Surgeons IL19780515 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark -

Heraldic Lion
Two Lion Rampant Supporters
International College of Surgeons Logo
" הקונגרס הבין-לאומי ה-21 למנתחים
- XXI International Biennial Congress of the International College of Surgeons"
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
15 May 1978

BDC
1978 TABIRA 78 - National Philatelic Exhibition IL19780424 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
24 April 1978
1979 Prime Minister's Israel Bond Conference IL19790123 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
Two Lion Rampant Supporters
Conference Logo
" כ"ד טבת תשל" -
ט ועידה בין - לאומית של מפעל מלווה העצמאות והפיתוח
Prime Minister's Israel Bond Conference"
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
23 January 1979
BDC
1979 9th Jerusalem International Book Fair IL19790419 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Book Fair Logo
"כ"ב ניסן תשל"ט -
יריד הספרים הבין- לאומי ה-9
- The Nineth Jerusalem Internatonal Book Fair"
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
19 April 1979
1983 11th Jerusalem International Book Fair IL19830425 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Book Fair Logo
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
25 April 1983
1985 12th Jerusalem International Book Fair IL19850505 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Book Fair Logo
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
5 May 1985
1986 International Israel Bond 35th Anniversary Conference IL19860331 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
31 March 1986
1987 19th Century Research in the Holy Land IL19871124 MS 1_70 Miniature Sheet 1.70 Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
MI B35
1988 National Stamp Exhibition 'INDEPENDENCE 40' IL19880419 MS 3_00 Miniature Sheet 2.00
franking value (sold at 3.00)
Heraldic Lion on selvedge
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Also Winged Lion Single-stamps MS
MI B37
IL19880419 LB 1_00 Label / Tab - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Tab attached to
IL19880419 ST 1_00
IL19880419 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Opening Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
19 April 1988
IL19880420 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Postal Authority Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
20 April 1988
IL19880421 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Youth Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
21 April 1988
IL19880422 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Aerophilately Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
22 April 1988
IL19880423 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Thematic Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
23 April 1988
IL19880424 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
WPC Convention, Holyland and Judaica Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
24 April 1988
IL19880425 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Jerusalem Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
25 April 1988
IL19880426 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Israel's '40 Years of Independence' logo
Closing Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
26 April 1988
1991 Bulgaria - Israel Philatelic Exhibition IL19910623_27 PMK ROU BG Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Rousse, Bulgaria,
23-27 June 1991
1992 500th Anniversary of the Exodus from Spain IL19920426 ST 1_40 Stamp 1.40 Heraldic Lion
on Armorial Flag of Castile and Leon
Stamp from MS
MI 1225
1995 Volounteers in the British Troops during World War II IL19950425 MS 2_50 Miniature Sheet 2.50 Lion of Britain
Emblem of the General Service Corps
MI B49
1995 Jerusalem 3000 Philatelic Exhibition IL19951221 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Jerusalem Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم

21 December 1995

1997 Jewish Monuments in Prague

Joint issue with the Czech Republic

IL19970430 ST 1_70 2
Detail
Stamp 1.70 Heraldic Lion
Wild Cat Art
Carving on the tombstone of Rabbi Judah Loew
Stamp issued both in ordinary sheets (with tabs) and in MS (without tabs)
MI 1425
IL19970430 MS 6_80 Miniature Sheet 6.80 Heraldic Lion (on stamp only)
Wild Cat Art
Carving on the tombstone of Rabbi Judah Loew
4 stamp MS with two stamps of each design in set
MI KB1424-25
2001 Jerusalem 2001 Philatelic Exhibition IL20010319 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion of Jerusalem
Jerusalem Day
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
19 March 2001
2001 Inauguration of Gilo Post Office Branch IL20010916 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
16 September 2001
2003 History of the Israeli Flag IL20030624 ST 4_70 Stamp 4.70 Heraldic Lion on Flag of the Zionist Movement
MI 1741
2006 Rabbis of Jerusalem IL20060725 PMK 91999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lions
Two lions hold the tables of the law
Jerusalem
25 July 2006
CC
2006 August Philatelic Fair IL20060801 PMK 61999 Commemorative Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
Tel Aviv - Yafo /
תל אביב-יפו‎ /
تل أبيب يافا
1 August 2006
CC
2006 Crusader Sites in Israel IL20061217 ST 2_50 2 Stamp 2.50 Heraldic Lion on a knight's shield (on stamp and tab)
MI 1901
IL20061217 LB 2 Label/Tab - Heraldic Lion on a knight's shield (on stamp and tab)
2010 150th Birth Aniiversary of Theodor Herzl IL20100414 FDP 91999 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion Rampant
"150 Years since the Birth of Herzl" and same text in Hebrew
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
14 April 2010
2012 Renaissance of Jewish Semanship IL20120417 LB 3 Label/Tab - Heraldic Lion
Lion rampant
Emblem of Palestine Maritime Lloyd Ltd
2012 Teddy Kollek IL20120626 FDP 91999 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Lion rampant
CoA of Jerusalem
"Teddy Kollek" and same tekst in Hebrew
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
26 June 2012
IL20120626 LB 1 Label/Tab - Heraldic Lion
Lion rampant
CoA of Jerusalem

2016 30 Years of Diplomatic Relations with Spain

Joint issue with Spain

IL20160419 FDC 7_40 First Day Cover 7.40 Heraldic Lion (on postmark and cachet)
Crowned Lion Rampant
Spanish CoA
Official FDC

 

IL20160419 FDP 91999 First Day Postmark - Heraldic Lion
Crowned Lion Rampant
Spanish CoA
"Israel - Spain
ישראל-ספרד"
Jerusalem / ירושלים /
أورسالم
19 April 2016

Compiled by Geir Arveng with additional information from Nahum Shereshevsky, Ron Berger, Elisabeth Hallsjö, TS Tan,
and Greg Balagian.
Latest update: 23 January, 2017