Thursday, June 3, 2010

Israeli Fruit and blue boxes

On April 11th, Israel issued the second printing of the Fruit booklet. Like all recent re-issues of the self-adhesive panes, they added a second menorah on the back cover to show it is the second printing. However, it appears this time, there were two separate varieties issued. Some of the booklets have a blue box in the upper left margin, next to the second stamp down. You can make it out in the scan attached here. I am not sure of the frequency of this variety, but it is not on every pane. So far, it does not appear that dealers are charging a premium for this variety.
I am also being told that a third printing for this pane was released on June 1st. I am not sure if this same variety exists on the third printing as well. I have not seen any mention of it having occurred on the first printing, from 11/26 of last year.


Mark Goldsmith said...

Look closely at the fruits on the cover. They are smaller in size and angled slightly differently. Probably a different printer than the first printing.

Adam said...

That may be true, I would have to look closely at them. My main point was that there are 2 different versions of the second print, one with the blue box and one without. Both have 2 menorahs on the back.

yariv said...

hi adam
in the 2nd edition the blue square is on the even numbers and on the odd numbers the square does not appear. they are the same - no difference and mark is wrong.
they come in 100 packs 50 each in a pack so there is equal quantity of both.
this situation does not appear in the 3rd issue just out.