Sunday, March 10, 2013

Theme : Zodiac signs 02 b

It's been a long time since I posted something on Israeli stamps, regarding zodiac signs.

The set I posted earlier :

Now I proudly present two FDC's with the full set of stamps cancelled on Feb. 27, 1961.

Honestly, I'm not a big fan of FDC's, as they are all CTO cancels, but on the other hand, it's a good way to collect clear cancels on all stamps of a certain set.
An FDC (First Day Cover) also gives you some extra information.

As you might know, Hebrew's language is written from right to left.
Therefore, you can see that the set starts in the right hand corner and values add up gowing to the left.

All stamps have their TAB. This is very typical for Israeli stamps.
On each tab you can see the latin name of the zodiac sign, as well as the circle with all 12 signs.

Cancel both on stamp and on tab

I noticed it before, but also here you can see that the tab on 2 stamps (Virgo and Leo) is shorter then on the other 10 values of the set.

short and longer tabs

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