Post Mortem: Israeli stamp collectors wonder why the local scene isn't vibrant
Stamp collecting has never been seen as cool, but the Israel Philatelic Service is keen to highlight its appeal to the digital generation.
The entrance to the Israel Philatelic Service’s building, appropriately located on Hadoar (The Post) Street in Jaffa, resembles a fortified compound. Seated behind the glass partition is a guard who joylessly takes my ID card and exchanges it for a visitors’ badge. “Wait here for someone to come and escort you. No one walks around this building on their own,” he says.
The atmosphere is...