Extremely rare set of cards published and perhaps made c.1955 by Jerusalem Playing Cards Manufacturing Co. “Pur” Ltd., titled “Israel Stamp Game.” This is a “Happy Families” game, and each family is a type of Israeli stamp (i.e., Festival Stamps, Youth Immigration Stamps, etc.), and each family member is stamp with a particular postage amount (i.e., 5 Prutah, 10 Prutah, etc.). The Prutah was a denomination of currency in Israel prior to 1960. The writing on the cards (not the stamps) is in English, although I have seen a small group (6) of cards for sale on the internet from this Israel Stamp Game where the writing was in Hebrew (or Arabic).
There are 6 complete families of 4 cards each, plus an insert card describing how the game is played. I believe that this is a complete set of the cards, but cannot be sure as the instructions on how to play the game do not give the total number of cards. The cards are slightly large bridge cards, measuring 91mm x 60mm. In addition to the cards, there is a piece of cardboard that looks to me to have been part of the original packaging. It is not a remnant of a box, but rather a piece of cardboard that I assume enclosed the cards inside other packaging.
The cards and cardboard are in excellent condition, very lightly used if at all.
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