Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Maxim & Gabriel Shamir [ 1st Part : Israel stamps 1949/1961 ]

[Latvia][Israel] (b 1910/d 1990)(b 1909/d 1992)

"Guttel (Gabriel) and Maxim Sheftelowitz (later Shamir) were born in Liepāja (Libau), Latvia. Both brothers studied graphics and design at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany — Gabriel in 1926-30 and Maxim in 1928-33. (..)  In 1934, they opened a graphic-design studio in Riga, Latvia, but the following year they immigrated to Palestine. (..)  They established the Shamir Brothers Studio on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv and began to design posters. In 1935, the Shamirs co-founded the Society of Hebrew Graphic Artists in Eretz Israel. (..) The Shamir brothers, enthusiastic about the establishment of the Jewish state, undertook to formalize and actualize the visual symbols of Israeli sovereignty and independence. They designed the state's emblems, medals, stamps, and currency notes, including the 1949 Israeli State Coat of Arms (an image of a menorah and olive branches). In addition, they advertised cigarettes and other consumer goods, as well as designed stamps for countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. (..)"


Israel 1949 "Inauguration of the Constituent Assembly" (1) [Litho] Sc(24)

Israel 1949 "Jewish New Year" (3,3,3) [Litho[ Sc(28,...,30) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1951 "40th Anniversary of the founding of Tel Aviv" (1) [Litho] Sc(44)

Israel 1951 "23rd Zionist Congress" (1) [Litho] Sc(51)

Israel 1955 "Jewish Mobilization during WWII" (1) [Litho] Sc(92)

Israel 1956 "8th Anniversary of Independence" (1) [Litho] Sc(119)

Israel 1956 "4th International Mediterranean Citrus Fruit Grower Congress" (1) [Litho] Sc(120)

Israel 1957 "50th Anniversary of the Bezalel Museum, Jerusalem" (1) [Litho] Sc(127)

Israel 1958 "10th Anniversary of Israel Exhibition, Jerusalem" (1) [Litho] Sc(144)

Israel 1959 "Birth Centenary of Sholem Aleichem (Writer)" (1) [Photo] Sc(154)

Israel 1959 "50th Anniversary of Tel Aviv" (1) [Litho] Sc(160)

Israel 1959 "25th Death Anniversary of Bialik (Poet)" (1) [Photo] Sc(155) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1959 "50th Anniversary of the Merhavya and Deganya Settlements / 75th Anniversary of Yesud Ha-Maala Settlement" (3,3,3) [Litho] Sc(165,...,167) [ Image credit of Stampworld ]

Israel 1960 "Birth Centenary of Dr. Theodor Herzl" (1) [Litho] Sc(183)

Israel 1961 "10th Anniversary of the Israel Bond Issue" (1) [Photo] Sc(207)

Israel 1961 "25th Anniversary of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra" (1) [Litho] Sc(214)

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