Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately

(revised 11/5/2013; Judaica News and Judaica News Index updated monthly)

In April 2002, Mr. Sol Singer, a successful Atlanta businessman, generously donated to Emory University The Sol Singer Collection of Philatelic Judaic which he had lovingly built over forty years. Housed in the Emory Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, this remarkable Collection comprises three parts: every stamp issued by the state of Israel through the mid-1990s, most of them in multiple formats (“series 1”); twenty volumes of stamps featuring Jewish themes on stamps around the world (“series 2”); and a complete set of stamps issued by the Jewish National Fund (“series 3”).

For some time, Emory students, together with Professor David R. Blumenthal, have been studying this Collection. Below is a series of articles reflecting their work, including the newly-developed "Stampcharts." The first article, "Stampcharts for Israeli and Topical Judaica Postage Stamps," explains this work.

How to Use this Website, the "Stampcharts,"and the "Sol Singer Collection of Philatelic Judaic

"Stampcharts for Israeli and Topical Judaica Postage Stamps," Geoffrey Horowitz and David R. Blumenthal

Emory Stampchart for Israeli and Topical Judaica Postage Stamps (chart)
General Stampchart for Israeli and Topical Judaica Postage Stamps (chart)

Articles by Emory Students


"Anti-Israeli Stamps Featured in Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately," Geoffrey Horowitz
"A Holocaust Stampchart for Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately," Kyung Eun Lee
"Sports Events and Athletes in Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately," Evan Kassimir
"Jewish Painters in Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately" Saryn Levy
"Women in Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately" Levi Stewart
"On Yiddish Postage: Yiddish Stamps Featured in Israeli and Topical Judaica Philately," Alec Fox

Articles by Guests

"Rabbis on Stamps," Shnayer Leiman.
"Jewish Women Nobel Laureates on Stamps," Gene Eisen.
"A Jewish Philatelist's Voyage on the Seven Seas," Peter Keeda.
"The First 'Jewish' Stamps: Luboml," Hilton Israelsohn

"Birds on Israeli Stamps," list.

"Portraits of Famous People," list.

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One of the most valuable research and information tools for topical Judaica stamps is Judaica News, the Judaica Thematic Society Newsletter. It is published in England and a subscription can be obtained from Gary Goodman. We are pleased to archive Judaica News for our students and guests.

For better use of Judaica News, we urge readers to consult the Judaica News Index.

An example: One of the most interesting forms of Jewish philatelic activity has been the private publishing of stamps with Jewish themes. The United States Post Office permits such "vanity" stamps and so does Zazzle.com. Here is a link to an article on this in Judaica News.