Thursday, February 5, 2009

Same thing, 2nd verse (or printing, as the case may be)

Looks like Israel snuck in a couple of reprints to start off 2009. Pictured here is the back of a booklet of "The Israeli" stamp. The one on the right was issued in 2008, the one on the left just came out last week. The main difference is the 2 menorah's next to the barcode on the 2nd printing. I don't believe this will be part of the standard order provided by the Israel Philatelic Service, or most new issue providers. I know of at least 1 other issue getting a second printing like this, the 24 hour express self adhesive stamps. Only in this case, rather than being printed on the back of the pane, it is in the upper right corner on the front. Both items are available from multiple dealers in Israel on E-bay. Hopefully, they will come down in price as more people outside Israel learn about them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adam, The Israel Philatelic Service is selling the reprints as separate items.

The "24 Booklet" is item no 5000035 and is selling for $9.75 and the "Israeli" Booklet is item no SHB121755 and is selling for $8.61.