“Palestinain stamps,” said Eugene L. Pollock, stamp authority and director of the National Stamp Exhibition at Radio City which closed Sunday night, “are the only stamps in the world that are printed in three languages. They are printed in English, Hebrew and Arabic, the languages of the country” Since Palestinian stamps were first issues in 1918 under British occupation, they lack rarity, the chief factor in determining tha value of stamps. Prior to 1918 Turkish stamps were used in Palestine.
Mr. Pollock said that considerable interest had been manifested in the Palestine issue of 1922 at the exhibition. The four individual stamps of this series depict Rachel’s tomb, the Mosque of Omar, the Citadel at Jerusalem and the Sea of gallilee. As illustrations of famous landmarks of the peoples who played a prominent part in the past history of Palestine, these stamps are of great interest to philatelists and students of history.