GAZA LOCAL ISSUES
2009 - 2017

After Gaza split from the West bank government in 2009 it issued its own unauthorised 'local' stamps.
When the Gaza & West Bank governments re-unified in 2014 Gaza local issues were allowed to be used on all internal Palestinian Authority mail.

Some notes about Gaza issues

Gaza items, especially FDC's, are not always of the highest quality. A wrinkled MS on an FDC is quite common...unfortunately. .

Because Stanley Gibbons list only the first stamps issued in Gaza under Palestinian Authority and Michel do not list them at all
we have devised our own reference numbers. These are shown in red beside the price of each item.

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                              How to place your order

     Each item has an identification number
      shown in red
      Gaza issues - G-00 to G-127
      West Bank issues 1 to 384

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                Shipping costs in Euros

                Netherlands:
                0-20 grams........ 0,78
                20-50 grams...... 1,56
                50-100 grams.... 2,34
                100-250 grams.. 3,12
                Registered mail: 8.35

                Other countries:
                0-20 grams........ 1,33
                20-50 grams...... 2,66
                  50-100 grams.... 3,99
                100-250 grams.... 6,65

                Registered mail
                 Europe 1:   11,95
                 Europe 2:   13,95
            Rest of world:   16,95


2017 Issues
View enlargements by placing mouse pointer on images - or use finger if using i pad or tablet

Please note that some of the recent issues from Gaza have very poor perforations.
The stamps are produced in Gaza and the perforation machine is damaged and needs to be replaced.
We apologise for the condition of the stamps, which is beyond our control.

15th February 2017 [Planned for 9th October 2016]



World Post Day
Only 5,000 stamps of each denomination printed.

G-123 - Set of three stamps - 7.00

15th February 2017 [Cancellation date 9th October 2016]



World Post Day

G-124 - Set FDC - 8.00


15th February 2017



World Post Day
Picture shows sheet of the 750 Mils stamps

G-125 - Set of three sheets - 70.00

15th February 2017



World Post Day
Only 1,000 souvenir sheets printed

G-126 - S/S (Block) - 8.00

15th February 2017



World Post Day

G-127 - S/S FDC - 9.00


15th February 2017

  

World Post Day
Picture of 150 Mils and 500 Mils sheets


2016 Issues
17th May 2016



World Telecommunications & Information Society Day

G-118 - Set of three stamps - 7.00

17th May 2016



World Telecommunications & Information Society Day

G-119 - Set FDC - 8.00

17th May 2016



World Telecommunications & Information Society Day
Picture shows sheet of the 150 Mils stamps

G-120 - Set of three sheets - 70.00


17th May 2016



World Telecommunications & Information Society Day

G-121 - S/S (Block) - 8.00


17th May 2016



World Telecommunications & Information Society Day

G-122 - S/S FDC - 9.00


January 2016



Palestinian Journalists

G-113 - Set of six stamps - 9.00

January 2016



Palestinian Journalists

G-114 - Set FDC - 10.00

January 2016



Palestinian Journalists

G-115 - Scan of one sheet
(All values printed in sheets of 10)

January 2016



Palestinian Journalists

G-116 - S/S (Block) - 8.00


January 2016



Palestinian Journalists

G-117 - S/S FDC - 9.00



2015 Issues
March 2015



Al Aqsa is Ours

G-108 - Set of six stamps - 11.00

March 2015



Al Aqsa is Ours

G-109 - FDC - 12.00

March 2015



Al Aqsa is Ours

G-110 - Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

March 2015



Al Aqsa is Ours

G-111 - S/S (Block) 8.00
March 2015



Al Aqsa is Ours

G-112 - S/S FDC - 9.00




Palestinian Posts Vehicle
pictured at Al-Bireh (Ramallah)


Note PalPosts logo on driver's door.

January 2015



Mosques and Minarets

G-105 - Set of six stamps - 9.00

January 2015



Mosques and Minarets

G-106 - FDC - 10.00

January 2015



Mosques and Minarets

G-107 - Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

January 2015



Palestine Figures

G-102 - Set of six stamps - 9.00

January 2015



Palestine Figures

G-103 - FDC - 10.00

January 2015



Palestine Figures

G-104 - Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

January 2015



Animals in Quran

G-099 - Set of six stamps - 8.00

January 2015



Animals in Quran

G-100 - FDC - 9.00

January 2015



Animals in Quran

G-101 - Issued in sheets of 10 stamps


2014 Issues
November 2014



Guiness Book of Records

G-97 Miniature sheet - 4.00

November 2014



Guiness Book of Records

G-98 MS FDC - 5.00

November 2014



Childrens' Film Festival

G-94 Set of four stamps - 9.00

November 2014



Childrens' Film Festival

G-95 FDC - 10.00

November 2014



Childrens' Film Festival

G-96 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

November 2014



Nakba

G-89 Set of four stamps - 4.00

November 2014



Nakba

G-90 FDC - 5.00

November 2014



Nakba
The 50 Mils is printed with 250 Mils values within the same sheet
(See illustration below)
although the 50 Mils is also printed in a separate sheet ( 10.00)

G-91 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

November 2014



Nakba

G-92 Miniature sheet - 8.00

November 2014



Nakba

G-93 MS FDC - 9.00

November 2014



Nakba

G-91c Sheet with 50 Mils and 250 Mils values - 10.00


November 2014



Earth Day

G-86 Set of four stamps - 8.00

November 2014



Earth Day

G-87 FDC - 9.00

November 2014



Earth Day

G-88 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

November 2014



Prisoners' Day

G-83 Set of four stamps - 7.00

November 2014



Prisoners' Day

G-84 FDC - sold out

November 2014



Prisoners' Day

G-85 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps


The remaining stocks of all issues prior to November 2014 were destroyed in the 2014 Israeli bombardment of Gaza during which period the post offices were bombed and/or shelled.

March 2014



Images of Old Gaza

G-80 Set of four stamps - 8.00

G-82 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
March 2014



Images of Old Gaza

G-81 FDC with set of four stamps - 9.00
March 2014



Stars in the Sky
Commemorating Children killed in the conflict

G-77 Set of four stamps - 7.00

G-79 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
March 2014



Stars in the Sky
Commemorating Children killed in the conflict

G-78 FDC with set of four stamps - 8.00
March 2014



The National Product [Fruits & Vegetables]

G-74 Set of six stamps - 8.00

G-76 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
March 2014



The National Product [Fruits & Vegetables]

G-75 FDC with set of six stamps - sold out

2013
June 2013



Battle of Shale Stones

G-69 Set of six stamps - sold out

G-70 FDC - sold out

G-71 sold out

June 2013



Battle of Shale Stones

G-72 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-73 FDC - 10.00


Battle of Shale Stones Issue
Although the FDC's are dated 12/12/2012 the stamps and miniature sheet were not released until June 2013
Legend has it that in the year of the birth of Mohammed King Abraha,the Christian King of Ethiopia,attacked Mecca with his powerful army which was known as the Army of the Elephants. The inhabitants of Mecca fled to the mountains because they were unable to fight such a strong enemy.
Chapter [Sura] 105 of the Koran is entitled 'The Elephant' and reads: 'In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Have you not considered how Allah dealt with the Army of the Elephant? Did he not foil their stratagem and send against them flocks of birds which pelted them with clay-stones, so that they became like plants cropped by cattle?'
There are various translations into English of the above text but all are basically the same and all agree that small birds literally bombed the Elephant Army with small stones and wiped it out.
On November 14th 2012 the Israelis assassinated Ahmed Jabari, a prominent Hamas member, in a Gaza street. Hamas responded by launching hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel and called this bombardment 'The Battle of the Shale Stones' because the rockets falling on Israel created the same fear among the Israelis as the fear created in the Elephant Army when they were attacked from the air by the birds.
A bird and a picture of Ahmed Jabir are included in the design of the stamps and miniature sheet.
Because shale is basically clay perhaps the stamp designers meant to name the stamps as The Battle of the Clay Stones but chose the wrong word when translating from Arabic into English?
Three new issues were released during the first week of January2013 but the intended release dates were 17 June 2012 for the 'Burak Revolution Martyrs' and 'Isra and Maraj Journey' miniature sheets, and 1 September 2012 for the 'Old Palestinian Currency' stamps and miniature sheet.
No stamps were issued for the Burak Revolution Martyrs and Isra and Maraj Journey

January 2013



Old Palestinian Currency

G-60 Set of six stamps - 17.00

G-61 FDC - sold out

G-62 sold out
January 2013



Old Palestinian Currency

G-63 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-64 FDC - 10.00

January 2013



Burak Revolution Martyrs MS

G-65 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-66 FDC - 10.00

No stamps were issued
January 2013



Isra & Miraj Journey

G-67 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-68 FDC - 10.00

No stamps were issued
2012
May 2012



Maghrebi Gate Bridge

G-55 Set of 4 stamps - 15.00

G-56 FDC - sold out

G-57 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps

May 2012



Maghrebi Gate Bridge

G-58 Maghrebi Gate Bridge MS - 9.00

G-59 FDC - 10.00

The Maghrebi Gate is the only entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound which can be used by non Muslims. The Mahgrebi Gate was given its name by Salah al-Din [better known in the West as Saladin] as a token to one of his soldiers who originated in North Africa; a region which is called the Mahgreb.
The dates on the FDC's bear no resemblance to the real date of issue.
April 2012



3rd. Anniversary of Al Forqan Battle
[Israeli attack on Gaza]
[Scan shows corner set]

G-47 set of four stamps - 19.00

G-48 FDC - sold out

G-49 sold out
April 2012



3rd. Anniversary of Al Forqan Battle

G-50 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-51 FDC - 10.00
1st January 2012



Palestine Education Year

G-52 sold out

G-53 FDC - sold out

G-54 sold out
2011
Although the date stamps shows 18-10-2011 the release was to coincide with the exchange of prisoners negotiated between Hamas and the Israelis.
The actual release date was 27th December.
All items designed and printed in Gaza.
December 2011



Freemens Fulfillment

G-42 Set of four stamps - 19.00

G-43 FDC - sold out

G-44 sold out
December 2011



Freemens Fulfillment

G-45 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-46 FDC - 10.00

The three sets below were designed and printed earlier in the year but for various reasons were not released.The dates on the first day covers bear no resemblance to the actual release dates. An official ceremony attended by Gaza government ministers was held for the release of all issues on 28th July and they were put on sale in the Gaza post office on Monday August 1st 2011.See pictures of the Gaza Prime Minister at the ceremony applying cancellations to the FDC's.
17th March 2011



Year of Youth

G-37 Set of four - 17.00

G-38 FDC - sold out

G-39 sold out
15th May 2011



63rd Anniversary of Nakba

G-32 Set of four - 15.00

G-33 FDC - sold out

G-34 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
31st May 2011



Freedom Fleet's Martyrs

G-27 Set of four - 17.00

G-28 FDC - sold out

G-29 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
17th March 2011



Year of Youth

G-40 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-41 FDC - 10.00

17th May 2011



63rd Anniversary of Nakba

G-35 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-36 FDC - 10.00

31st May 2011



Freedom Fleet's Martyrs

G-30 Miniature sheet - 9.00

G-31 FDC - 10.00

2010
The four sets of stamps shown below along with their respective miniature sheets and first day covers were planned early in 2010 but for various reasons were not issued until the 6th December. They were originally to be issued as postage stamps but due to Israeli objections to the theme of the stamps they were distributed to various government departments in Gaza to be used as revenue stamps. The high face values, especially the miniature sheets, would have made them unaffordable to the average citizen anyway, and they have now an additional 14% VAT added to their face values thus making them even more expensive.
The stamps are issued in sheetlets of 10 stamps. Total numbers issued are 10,000 of each set [1,000 sheets] and 5,000 miniature sheets of each set.
5th December 2010




Al-Aqsa & Al-Quds in Muslim Hearts

G-07 15.00

G-08 FDC - sold out

G-09 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
5th December 2010



Steadfastness against The Siege

G-12 Set of four - 15.00

G-13 FDC - 16.00

G-14 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
5th December 2010



Resistance Victory against Agression on Gaza

G-17 Set of four - 15.00

G-18 FDC - 16.00

G-19 sold out
5th December 2010



National Unity

G-22 Set of four - 15.00

G-23 FDC - sold out

G-24 Issued in sheets of 10 stamps
5th December 2010



Al-Aqsa & Al-Quds in Muslim Hearts

G-10 Miniature Sheet - 9.00

G-11 FDC - 10.00

5th December 2010




Steadfastness against The Siege

G-15 Miniature Sheet - 9.00

G-16 FDC - sold out

5th December 2010



Resistance Victory against Agression on Gaza

G-20 Miniature Sheet - 9.00

G-21 FDC - 10.00

5th December 2010



National Unity

G-25 Miniature Sheet - 9.00

G-26 FDC - 10.00

2009
2009



Presentation envelope enclosing "Gift of Arab Parliamentarians' card
with space for name of recipient.
2009


Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture
Special Issue "Gift of Arab Parliamentarians" card
with 150Fils stamp first day cancellation
ONLY 150 ISSUED
According to information received, 80 cards were presented to
visiting Arab League representatives and officials and very
few were obtained by Israeli & Jordanian dealers.

G-00 - Sold out

2009



Inside of card, unfolded

Photocopied sheet of 150 Fils stamps and one X 150 Fils stamp with first day cancellation 17/3/2009


17 March 2009




Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture

High Value 1000 Fils stamp
Issued in sheets of 9 stamps
Larger than first 3 stamps

G-06 - Sold out



17 March 2009




Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture

High Value 1000 Fils stamp


G-05 - Sold out

17 March 2009



Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture
150f X 10 sheetlet
The 150f values were all issued in these sheetlets
Released in Gaza later than the previous four values.

G-04 18.00

17 March 2009



Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture
150f value
Released later than the previous four values
and smaller in size.

G-04s 2.00

17 March 2009



Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture
Unofficial FDC issue.

G-02 25.00


17 March 2009
SG PA237/240




Jerusalem, Capital of Arabic Culture

Se-tenant set of 3 values
First stamps to be issued by Gaza government

G-01 25.00

Sheet of 12 stamps [4 x blocks of 3] G-03 100.00
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