Israel: Memorial Day 2012 Stamp

Israel will release a stamp on the occasion of Memorial day in April 2012.The letter \"\"card, cover and stamp – all of which are special and unique to Memorial Day – constitute the basis of a sensitive, original and extraordinary tradition that came into being following the War of Independence. Since Memorial Day 1952, a long line of Presidents, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Defense have signed personal letters to bereaved families of the fallen and Israel\’s premier artists take part in designing the covers and stamps for this commemorative day.The graphic design of the Memorial Day stamps has been expressed over the years symbolically and through monuments. The design of this stamp reflects the words of the song \”Mi Shechalam\” (He Who Dreamt).Lyrics: Didi Menusi, Music: Yochanan Zarai. A thousand flowers shall yet flower in and between the fields And shall bear witness that we have remembered them all.Technical Detail:Issue: April 2012 Design: Igal Gabay Stamp Size: 30 mm x 40 mm Plate nos: 871 (one phosphor bar) Sheet of 15 stamps, Tabs: 5 Printers: Joh. Enschede, The Netherlands Method of printing: Offset

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