Where stamps intersect Judaism

by | Jul 14, 2022 | Other News

Stamps with a Jewish connection.

Joe Weintrob has been collecting stamps specifically about Israel, Jewish life, and the Holocaust since he was in the Cub Scouts in 1954.

Now, Weintrob particularly likes to look for KKL (Keren Kayemet Le’Israel) stamps, which feature the early history of Israel and its leaders. He owns several Austrian tabs (an extra rectangular section on a sheet of stamps, often with information about the stamp) dedicated to Theodor Herzl and the Holocaust. Weintrob is most interested in a stamp’s colors, theme, and who is being honored.

An active member of a stamp club that meets twice a month at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, he says his “great white whale” of stamps would have to be “the Israel Tab 7-9 and J1-5. It’s about $4,000. [My late wife] Irene would have had my head if I spent that much.”

Debbie Burke