מאמר - INDEPENDENCE BONDS
n 1951 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion established the Israel Bonds Organization in order to raise desperately needed funds for the three-year-old country. The first State of Israel Bonds were sold in May, 1951. The revenue from Bond sales were earmarked for the Development Budget through which it is used in development projects in agriculture, industry, transportation and other areas.
The stamp issued in 1951 to inaugurate the Bond Drive depicts an Israeli worker raising a frame shaped like the outline of the map of Israel. On the tab are the initials "BIG", the "I" containing a map of Israel, and the inscription: "Bonds of the Israel Government".