Thursday, May 7, 2015

Otte Wallish [ 1st Part (1948/1952) ]

[Czechoslovakia][Israel] (b 1903/d 1977)

" Wallish was born in Sudetenland and served in the Czech army. He had jobs with the Jewish National Fund and United Israel Appeal. He married and then emigrated by boat to Palestine in 1934, a time of increasing peril for European Jews. (...) During the 1930s and 1940s, Wallish worked on artistic arrangement, statistical graphs and other design aspects for books. In 1929, his own book was published. (...) In 1936, Wallish set up a design studio in a building in Nahalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv, that had been chosen as a national landmark. Wallish was responsible for the calligraphy and design of the scroll for Israel's Declaration of Independence...(..) In 1948, too, Wallish took the lead in designing Israel's first postage stamps. He chose a design based on ancient coins, found in archaeological research on the First Jewish-Roman War and the Bar Kochba Revolt. He also designed the first day cover for the stamps' first usage on the first business day after Independence was declared, Sunday, May 16, 1948. Since the name of the state had not yet been determined during the design and secretive printing of the stamps, they were designed with the name Doar Ivri ("Hebrew mail") rather than Israel, the name found on all subsequent postage issues. (..) After Doar Ivri, Wallish continued to be a leading designer of Israeli stamps. "

Israel 1948 "Ancient Jewish Coins" (9,7,7) [Typo (Haaretz Printing Press, Sarona)] Sc(1,..,9) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1948 "Jewish New Year" (5,1) [Litho] Sc(10,...,14)

Israel 1949 "1st Anniversary of Israeli Postage Stamps" (MS) [Litho (Lewin-Epstein,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(16) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1949 "70th Anniversary of the founding of Petah-Tikvah" (1) [Litho (LE,Ltd.,Bat Yam)] Sc(27)

Israel 1949 "Second Jewish Coins Issue" (9,8,8) [Litho (LE,Ltd.,Bat Yam)] Sc(17,...,25) [All the designs are the same of Sc /1,...,9) ,plus this 30 stamp...] [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1949 "Postage Due Stamps" (6,6,6) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(J6,...,J11) [ The numeral Changes...]

Israel 1950 "Israel's Membership and 75th Anniversary of UPU" (2,1) [Litho (LE,Ltd.,Bat Yam)] Sc(31,32)

Israel 1950 "Ornamental Bird Types" (6,6,6) [Litho (LE,Ltd.,Bat Yam)] Sc(C1,...,C6) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1950 "Third Jewish coins Issue" (12,5,5) [Litho (LE,Ltd.,Bat Yam)] Sc(38,...,43)(56,...,61) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1951 "3rd Anniversary of the State of Israel" (2,2,2) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(46,47)

Israel 1951 "50th anniversary of the Jewish National Fund" (3,3,2) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(48,49)

Israel 1952 "Menora and Emblems" (1) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(55)

Israel 1952 "AIR / National Stamp Exhibition" (2,2,2) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(C7,...,C8) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1952 "4th Anniversary of the Independence" (3,3,3) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(62,...,64) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1952 "Jewish New Year" (4,4,4) [Litho (LE, Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(66,...,69) [ image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1952 "Postage Due" (9,1) [Litho (LE,Ltd., Bat Yam)] Sc(J12,...,J20)

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