New Zealand Post commemorated this exhibition with this special stamp issue.
The Israel '98 World Stamp Exhibition was held at the Israeli Trade Fairs and Convention Centre in Tel Aviv between 13 and 21 May 1998 as part of Israel's 50th anniversary celebrations.
The exhibition, held under the patronage of the International Philatelic Federation (FIP), commemorated the issue of the Doar Ivri stamps, the first official issue of the then new Israeli state.
To commemorate this very special exhibition, New Zealand Post produced two exhibition miniature sheets and a souvenir cover.
Product Listing for Israel '98
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|Date of issue:||13 May 1998|
|Cost of miniature sheets:||Fly Fishing - $2.20; Scenic Trains - $3.30|
|Miniature sheets designed by:||Fly Fishing - Debra De La Haye, New Zealand Post; Scenic Trains - Stephen Fuller, Wellington|
|Cost of souvenir cover with Scenic Trains miniature sheet:||$3.80|
|Souvenir cover designed and printed by:||Communication Arts Ltd, Wellington|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print, by lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 23 June 1998.|