JOINT ISSUE HELLAS - ISRAEL “25 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS GREECE - ISRAEL”
Δευτέρα, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2016

This year the State of Israel and the Hellenic Republic are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Full Diplomatic Relations. Bilateral ties date back thousands of years, as our two ancient nations had a great mutual influence on each other in our shared Eastern Mediterranean region.

For hundreds of years Greece was home to large Jewish Communities in cities like Thessaloniki, Athens, Ioannina, Chalkida, Larissa, Volos, Corfu and Rhodes. The cultural and intellectual religious debates that flourished in these Jewish centers had a major impact on World Jewish History and left an indelible mark on Greek culture. Greek Jewry was almost annihilated by the Nazi barbarity during the Shoah. However, those Greek Jews who managed to survive maintained their distinct heritage. Others immigrated to Israel and other parts of the world. Greek Jews affected the culture and economy of Israel, contributing to the rebirth of the Jewish nation in its historic homeland.

Today, following 25 years of upgraded diplomatic ties, Israel and Greece enjoy warm relations based on friendship and mutual strategic interests. Their wide-ranging cooperation in all fields in our shared region reflects our historic and cultural affinity and shared democratic values.

I wish our countries and peoples many more years of friendly relations.

Irit Ben-Abba

Ambassador of Israel

 

 

CATEGORY

DESIGNS

QUANTITIES

0,90€

Ports of Thessaloniki and Haifa

500.000

 

 

DIMENSIONS                         : 30 X 40 mm in sheets of 15, with a decorative tab

ADAPTATION                        : Eleni Apostolou

PRINTING METHOD               : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS                             : “Giesecke & Devrient Matsoukis S.A.”

CIRCULATION-SALES           : This set circulates on 09 February 2016, and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through 08 February 2019, unless previously sold out. Complete sets will be available at the local Hellenic Post Offices and at the Central Philatelic Office until their withdrawal, unless previously sold out.

 

Also available:

1. ILLUSTRATED FIRST DAY COVERS (6.000 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series. Available at a charge of 1.70 €.  SETS OF STAMPS IN PACK (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 3.30 €.

3. REGULAR SET ALBUMS (1.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 5.20 €.

4. NUMBERED SOUVENIR SHEETS (7.000 pieces)

Available at a charge of 0.90 €.

All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5 Lykourgou str. & Apellou, 100 38 Athens), and at the Post Offices until sold out, except the F.D.C. and the numbered souvenir sheets, which will be withdrawn on 08 February 2019.

Collectors will be able to have items franked at the Central Philatelic Office with the special First Day commemorative postmark, providing they have affixed to them the stamps from the set.


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