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Palestine

10th February 1918

- Gaza - Palestinian Authority

Middle East 3

Pal1
  Sc1 xxx

roul 20, ungummed, wmk crown and "GvR", litho
Printed by the Typographical Department, Survey of Egypt, Giza, Cairo.

Description   Scott SG Mi Y&T Notes
1 piastre deep blue   1 1a     SG1b = blue
1p ultra   2 1      

British and Allied forces invaded Palestine in November 1917 and a series of similar stamps (plus overprints) was issued during 1918 inscribed EEF (Egypt Expeditionary Force), for use in Palestine, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, parts of Cilicia and northeastern Egypt. Palestine was placed under civil administration in July 1920 and from September 1923 until May 1948 Britain was granted a mandate by the League of Nations to administer Palestine. On the same day the mandate ended, the State of Israel was proclaimed.


Pal1
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British Military Occupation
British Civil Administration
British Mandate
1918 Sc1 SG1a 1920 Sc15 SG16 1927 Sc63 SG90

Palestine, Phases
Gibbons
SG
Date
Scott
Sc
British Military Occupation
1-15
1918
 
1-14
Civil Admin. under British High Commissioner
16-89
1920-22
British Administration
15-62
British Mandate to the League of Nations
90-111
1927-44
63-84

EgyN1
indm62
Egyptian occupation
Indian UN Force
1948 Egypt Sc-N1
Gaza SG1
1965 India Sc-M62
Gaza SG-G1

Gaza

Gibbons has a separate listing for Gaza in Part 19 [1] for Gaza, listing Egyptian occupation issues from 1948 and an Indian UN force in 1965. It notes, "On 15 May 1948 when the British mandate for Palestine ended, Egyptian troops seized the coastal town of Gaza." Israeli troops drove them back to what became known as the Gaza Strip. In subsequent hostilities, Israeli stamps during occupations in 1957 and 1967-94 and Egyptian overprints at other times. Under an agreement in 1994, Israel withdrew and Gaza and Jericho on the West Bank and they became autonomous under the Palestine Authority. India issued a stamp in 1965 when its troops formed part of a UN force in Gaza.


Palestinian Authority

PA1
1994 Sc1 SG-PA1

In 1994, the Palestinian Authority obtained rights to some of the West Bank territory and started issuing stamps. Scott lists the first set of stamps as #1-13, but footnotes that #8-12 were issued first (August 15, 1994) with the remainder of the set issued September 1 of that year. [Tim Balm (FICC #91), 2]

Sources: ScS, SGP19 [1], Journal v14n4p8 [2].

Image from David Olson, ebay.

FI ref: 468, 766a Page credit: NB

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