YOSEF BURG - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 167816
YOSEF BURG Signed post card with a color caricature of Israeli politician Yosef Burg riding a deer, signed in blue ink in Hebrew Picture post card signed "Yosef Burg" in blue ink in Hebrew. 5½x3½. Captioned: "Dr. Joseph Burg, Minister of Post".
Sale Price $144.00
Signed post card with a color caricature of Israeli politician Yosef Burg riding a deer, signed in blue ink in Hebrew
Picture post card signed "Yosef Burg" in blue ink in Hebrew. 5½x3½. Captioned: "Dr. Joseph Burg, Minister of Post". Israeli postcard with a color caricature of Burg on verso, printed by Orstel Ltd., Ramat-Gan, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Postmarked Jerusalem, Israel, Nov. 28, 1960. Three Israeli stamps affixed. German-born Burg (1909-1999), born Yosef Shlomo Burg, was a rabbi as well as a member of the Knesset from 1949 to 1988 and Deputy Speaker of the first Knesset (1949-1951). While with the Knesset, he held the posts of Minister of Health (1951-1952), Minister of Postal Services (1952-1958), Minister of Welfare (1959-1970), Minister of the Interior (1970-1977), Minister of the Interior and Police (1977-1984) and Minister of Religious Affairs (1970-1977), as well as a founding member of the National Religious Party in 1956. Burg immigrated to Israel in 1939 and, from 1946 to 1949, tended to Holocaust survivors in Paris. He was also President of the World Mizrachi Movement, a religious Zionist organization. Lightly toned, soiled and bowed. Lightly creased and rounded corners. Adhesive residue at edges of stamp on caricature side. Otherwise in fine condition.
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