The Israel Post Office published a number of well designed posters to advertise their stamps and services. This attractive example was an advertisement for the Defense Fund issue of 1957. The designer, Otte Wallish, (printed in Hebrew on the lower left corner) was born in Czechoslovakia and made aliyah in 1936. He designed the Israeli Declaration of Independence, Israel’s first postage stamps and some of Israel’s first coins. The lithographer’s name Tz. Garbal(?) is on the lower right margin, and the Government Printing Office is identified as the printer on the lower left margin. The poster, mounted on heavy linen, has tears and losses in the margins, all of which have been nicely repaired. The colors are bright.
height 27 1/2″; width 19 1/2″