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Israeli/Zionist paraphilately: 1958 'Fight for Freedom' exhibition undenominated & illustrated se-tenant 4 x 4 perforated stamp sheet in brown on creme paper, depicting images & names and dates of 14 members of the Irgun and Lechi underground organizations who were executed by the Mandatory authorities + 2 stamps with the emblems of each organization and emblem of the 'Exhibition of the Revolt' on the large selvedge at bottom; MNH & OG: partially detatched in places & held in place at the edge in two places by an affixed tab on the back + a few small areas near the top where some paper stuck to the gum, light crease on right of bottom selvedge & another at top left corner of the sheet. The Exhibition took place on 14 Dec. 1958 (the 8th and last day of the Chanukka holiday) at the Jabotinski Institute in Tel Aviv. Menachem Begin (leader of the Freedom ['Herut'] Party) delivered a speech expounding on the miracle of the victory of underground fighters of the Etzel, and their steadfastness as the few in the face of the many (i.e. the British and the Arabs). The Postal Authority created a special cachet to commemorate the event, known there in English as "Fight for Freedom Exhibition". Judging by the commentary of the Revisionist newspaper 'Herut', the exhibition generated a lot of reaction and controversy.

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Irgun-Lechi 1958 Fight for Freedom Expo stamp sheet of

Estimate $100 - $180Oct 17
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Jerusalem, IL