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Description: Levi Eshkol (1895-1969), future Israeli Prime Minister (1963-1969), signed this 1952 first day cover in both English and Hebrew.
Levi Eshkol was a founder of the Israeli Labor Party and served in multiple political positions, including Minister of Defense (1963-1967) and Minister of Finance (1952-1963). He was appointed as Prime Minister of Israel after the resignation of David Ben-Gurion and is remembered for annulling the military rule over Israeli Arabs and for being the first Israeli leader to be formally invited to the White House.
This first day cover has a black and white image dated 1900 that appears to show a street in a moshav in Israel, Talmei Bilu. The moshav was established in 1953 by immigrants from Kurdistan and Romania. Its name marked the 70th anniversary of the first Bilu arriving in Israel. “Bilu” was a movement with the goal of the agricultural settlement of Israel. There is a stamp in the upper right corner with the number 70 in the center and farming imagery within the numbers.

Black circular cancellation stamp dated December 31, 1952. Measures: 3 ½” x 6”. Item #A00973.
Condition: Very good condition with two large, bold signatures.