Palestine Occupation Collection Page Scans

According to Wikipedia - On 29 November 1947, the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was passed, envisaging the creation of separate Jewish and Arab states operating under economic union with Jerusalem being transferred to UN trusteeship. Two weeks later, Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones announced that the British Mandate would terminate on 15 May 1948. On the last day of the Mandate, the creation of the State of Israel was proclaimed, and the 1948 Arab–Israeli War began. The net result was that the Egyptian army took control of the Gaza Strip, and Transjordan took control of the area adjacent to their border. (Please see the Wikipedia articles on this topic for more details.) The result of this action are overprinted stamps from both countries issued for use in their controlled area. These are not King George VI stamps, but if you collect stamps from the Palestine Mandate, you might be interested in them.

The pages are from my collection, and are identified by the Scott numbers. See the listing below for the corresponding Gibbons number. The page images were scanned in a larger size and at a higher resolution so you can more easily see the details used in viewing them. Feel free to select the page and let it download to your screen and save it to your hard drive for viewing. If you are using a PC, selecting the page will typically open it in Microsoft Photo Viewer (or whatever you are using as your default). From there you can enlarge the size for more close-up viewing. If you are using a phone - go find a PC or a Mac. The images are 1200 pixels wide and you will go mad trying to view them on your phone.

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Palestine Occupation Collection Page Scans
Stanley Gibbons # Scott # Description and Page Link
Egypt Occupation of the Gaza Strip
1-19 N1-N19 Palestine Occupation - Egypt 1948 Set
32-50 N20-N38 Palestine Occupation - Egypt 1953 Set
20-31, 51-62 NC1-12, NC13-NC24 Palestine Occupation - Egypt 1948 & 1953 Airmail Sets
63-68 NC25-NC30 Palestine Occupation - Egypt 1953 Airmail Set
Jordan Occupation
P1-P16 N1-N17 Palestine Occupation - Jordan 1948 Set
PT35-PT46 NRA1-NRA12 Palestine Occupation - Jordan 1949 Obligatory Tax Set

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