The Hallmark Group - World Specialists in Historic Commemorative Stamp Issues in Precious Metals. For over 25 years the Hallmark group has collaborated with government to celebrate important national events. Historic postage stamps are re-created as a series of exquisitely engraved ingots, flawlessly minted in solid silver and plated in pure gold.
Rebirth of a Nation – Introduction by President Weizmann
I am glad to give my blessing to The Israel Collection, titled 'Rebirth of a Nation'. The collection tells the story of the State of Israel in an inspired manner: beautiful, perfectly minted, gold-plated sterling silver ingots of our most important postage stamps. Like myself, I invite you to enjoy the beauty of the collection and the rich memories and hopes it inspires. I believe it will become a family heirloom that will be handed down from generation to generation as a reminder of the heritage, the vision, and the revival of the Jewish people.
Los 10 sellos y 2 billetes de papel moneda, mostrados en estas paginas y que integran los originales de la exclusiva coleccion Valores Reales, han sido seleccionados entre los existentes en los archivos de Correos y el Banco de España, asi como de colecciones particulares.
La Direccion General de Correos entregara la primera coleccion acuñada a Su Majestad el Rey D. Juan os de l
The famous picture of Herzl observing the Rhine from the terrace of the Three Kings Hotel in Basel, Switzerland, during the Zionist Congress is one of the strongest images in our national photo album.
In 1960 it was chosen as the stamp to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Herzl's birth. Here it is wonderfully re-created as a three-dimensional sculpture and is one of the most important ingots in The Israel Collection.
From Holocaust to Revival
Three liberated prisoners leaving the gates of Dachau are movingly presented in the engraved ingot "50 years since the Liberation of the Camps", issued in 1995. Upon the liberation of the camps at the end of the war in 1945, the world first became fully aware of the terrible catastrophe that had fallen the Jewish people. Their suffering brought to a peak the pressure for intensified illegal immigration, with a view to transporting to Palestine, without delay, the surviving remnants of the Jewish Diaspora. The long journey home, however, did not result in an immediate end to suffering for all of the refugees. Many ships were forced to put back to sea before their hapless passengers were permitted to set foot on the land that would give them refuge. Only in 1948, when the State of Israel was declared, were the gates opened wide for Jews from all the Diaspora.
A Time of War and a Time of Peace
This wonderful stamp, "Save Jerusalem",
whose features are perfectly re-created in
the gold-plated silver ingot, shows the three
ways to our capital city. On the same day the stamp was issued, February 16, 1949, Israel's parliament elected the country's first president, Dr Chaim Weizmann.
A few months later, the War of Independence, during which our forces bravely defended the roads to Jerusalem, came to an official end (July 20, 1949). Despite the hope of the young State that peace had been achieved, three further decades and three bloody wars were
required before the first peace treaty with an Arab state was signed.
A beautifully designed, lockable, Collector's Box displays and protects the Issue. Inset into the box is a horn spatula for handling the ingots and a jeweller's cloth to help care for them.
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