NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Intergovernmental Philatelic Society (IGPC) has announced that Israel Post, the official postal service of the State of Israel, issued a new series of postage stamps in July 2022 celebrating the beauty and sanctity of the life. The special stamp issue was inspired by the extraordinary events in the United States regarding abortion rights and human rights. The Supreme Court Rowe vs. Wade in power radically alters the political and cultural landscape. While plans for the stamps have been in the works for over a year, their release comes at this pivotal moment in history.
The stamps feature quotes from respected religious and historical leaders: Maimonides, the medieval Jewish philosopher and scholar; the holy Mother Teresa; and US Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. The four different sheets contain nine or 12 pairs of stamps. One of each pair features the blue Star of David from the Israeli flag and the inscription “ISRAEL”, and illustrations depicting the stages in the life of an unborn child.
Elhanan Shapira, Director of Philatelic Services for Israel Post, said, “We are delighted to be working again with the world’s largest philatelic agency, IGPC, to help promote the hobby of philately to the masses. This special issue of stamps brings to the fore an issue of public interest that affects all of humanity. We are happy to be part of this global concern.
“Stamps have the unique ability to bridge gaps and bring people together,” said IGPC President Sam Malamud. “These special sheets convey the simple message that life is precious, an issue that appeals equally to stamp collectors of all social, political and racial lines.”
The IGPC team and world renowned philatelist, Mark Morrow, President/Owner of Mark Morrow Stamps, Inc. of Denver, Colorado, suggested a stamp to honor life. Morrow, a wholesaler to resellers, will donate the proceeds from the sale of these stamps by his company to the Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Denver.
The stamp sheets were issued in limited quantities and can be purchased from Israel Post, a local stamp dealer, or on the IGPC website https://www.igpc.com.