• Issue: August 1960
  • Designer: M. & G. Shamir after drawing by E.M. Lilien
  • Plate no.: 43
  • Method of printing: Photolithography on WMP 2

Born in Budapest in 1860, Theodor Herzl became a key figure in the development of Zionism. This stamp was issued on the centenary of his birth. The portrait on the stamp features Herzl overlooking the Rhine river in Basle, Switzerland, where the first Zionist Congress took place. The inscription reads: "Benjamin Ze'ev Herzl - 100 Years Since his Birth." The tab features Herzl's signature beneath his name and the Hebrew dates 5620-5720 (1860-1960).

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Centenary of Birth of Dr. Theodoor Herzl