Bahai News - Israel Postal Authority to issue commemorative stamp
Israel Postal Authority to issue commemorative stamp for the
opening of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab
HAIFA, Israel, 27 December 2000 (BWNS) -- The Philatelic Service Department
of the Israel Postal Authority will issue a commemorative stamp to mark the
completion of the Terraces of the Shrine of the Bab. The nine-centimetre-long
stamp will be released in April 2001, shortly before the official opening of
the Terraces in May.
The Terraces, stretching above and below the Shrine of the Bab on the north
slope of Mount Carmel in Haifa, have been built as a majestic path of
approach to one of the holiest sites of pilgrimage for members of the Baha'i
Faith (see related story).
A souvenir leaf containing the stamp and a description of the Shrine of the
Bab and the Terraces will be released by the Philatelic Service Department
on the day of the official opening of the Terraces. As collectors' items,
the souvenir leaves will be printed only once.
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