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Illustrations below show handstamped overprinted stamps.
Strictly speaking these overprints should be regarded as "applied by favour" . Although they have been listed in SG for many years
and are now listed in Michel, they have never been officially recognised by either the printers responsible
for producing the stamps or the Palestinian Authority.
The overprints were applied by the Jericho postmaster (who said he received the rubber stamp from a Gaza official)
as a favour to an Israeli stamp dealer.

The story about these handstamps is fully explained on this excellent website. Just click on the link below.
www.zobbel.de/stamp/pna_1994.htm

Any covers with these handstamped overprints were also created by the same dealer and should be regarded as purely philatelic covers.
While we have just a few individual stamps for sale, we do have some covers with hand stamped overprints available.

Please email us for details.

palstamps@ziggo.nl


Flag set 125 Mils

Flag set 150 Mils

Flag set 250 Mils

Flag set 300 Mils

Flag set 500 Mils

The first stamps issued by the Palestinian Authority appeared in 1994. Printed in Germany by Bundesdruckerie and distributed by Georg Roll [now sadly defunct] the stamps depicted the Palestinian Flag [now known as "The Flag set"],with a set of five stamps with values of 125, 150, 250, 300, 500 Mils ; various historic sites of Jericho & Jerusalem with values of 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 75, 1,000 Mils, and a set of stamps showing the official Eagle emblem with 'Palestine' printed below, and now known as "Officials" with values of 50, 100, 125, 200, 250, 400 Mils.
Mils was the old Palestinian currency unit used from 1918 to 1939 during the British Mandate period.

Original stamp

German printers overprint

Jericho local hand-stamp - black

Jericho local hand-stamp - red

Jericho local hand-stamp - purple

Above; the original 10 Mils value of the "Jericho - Jerusalem" set which became know as "The Sights of Jerusalem" set with overprint and handstamps.
Stamps show a scene from the Hisham Palace in Jericho
Place mouse pointer over images above to enlarge



Jericho local hand-stamp - red - on the set of Officials.
Note 'Palestine' printed beneath the Eagle emblem.




All FDC's have the rectangular 'First Day Local 'Fils' Handstamped Overprint cachet and round Jericho CDS.
Philatelic covers can also be found with the handstamped overprint - see below.


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