Ten strikes of 11 DE 1920 rare right-set SC "TELEGR PHS HAIFA" skeleton pmk GD-78/Sach-H9 tied to 7-12-1920 postal employee fine (for errors in transmitting telegram) signed by postmaster and franked by 20x 5m Jerusalem I setting I Ba29 (perf. 14). Est. value $200+
12 AUG 1925 1st day use of machine cancel GD-87/Sach-F1 on back of incoming cv ex STUTTGART to German Colony of Haifa; b/s same day arr using scarce CARMEL AVENUE B.O. pmk GD-95; cut open at left. Very fine.
2 JUNE 1926 reg. comm cv on Barclays Bank business stationary ex CAIRO to HAIFA, franked 30pi and tied by full strike of Cairo RB15 pmk (and again in field); b/s REGISTERED HAIFA using rare SC skeleton pmk w/single dateline GD-56 (rated E), per Sach-D5 on 2nd day of use. Bank wax seal on back; slit open at top. Very fine. Est. value $250+
15 Nov(?) 1924 comm cv on business stationary ex NEUWEILER, Ger. to GERMAN COLONY, Haifa franked 30pf period surface rate; b/s 24 DE 24 HAIFA transit using GD-25 & same day arr using scarce SC CARMEL AVENUE B.O. pmk GD-95; slit open at top; sm tear at left. Est. value $75+
17 JY 1924 stampless "certified official" OHMS cv ex Haifa Governorate (cachet on back) to address in Arabic; pmk'd using scarce CARMEL AVENUE.B.O. pmk GD-94; opened gently at back (small tear to flap). Est. Value $60+
14 JA 1926 mini pm cv ex HAIFA to ACRE franked 2m at pm rate using London II Ba72 tied by DC d/s GD-37 and triangular "CFA" pmk GD-80; torn open at back, but complete; business card inside. The dateless triangular pmk was used to process bulk domestic pm mail at Jewish New Year and Christmas time, ostensibly to 'hide' the sending date in case of delays - here undermined by use of d/s. Scarce, very fine; est. value $125+
4 JA 1929 comm cv to ENGLAND franked 7m per period surface rate to UK using Pictorals Ba95 tied by single strike of rare MOUNT CARMEL pmk: similar to GD-104/Sach-J27 but larger & predates their earliest date (3 MR 29); as Proud D1 - here used per his earliest date (first date). The MC postal agency opened 3 Dec. 1928; possible this device used prior to GD-104/J27; Proud casts doubt on GD-103/J26. Slit open at top. Est. value $250+
24 JY 1938 local comm cv franked 5m per period letter rate using Pictorals Ba93 tied by scarce DC AHUZAT SAMUEL HAIFA pmk GD-115/Sach-J3 on 1st day of use; torn open at back but complete. Est. value $75+
15-03-1938 comm cv ex MECCA to HAIFA franked 2ﾽ qirsh and tied by full strike of local MEQQUE pmk; b/s 23 MR 38 DANTARA & PORT-TAUFIQ (plus another unclear) transits + next day NAZARETH STREET B.O. arr using rare pmk GD-110/Sach-J33. Slit open at left; some surface pockmarks. Rare origin; well travelled; est. value $150+
9 DE 1938 uprated insured small 1937 RE Envelope (Ba RE.12-S) ex HAIFA to PARIS franked 35m (13m reg. + 15m surface rate to France + 7m for 12lb insurance) using pp'd frank + 7m & 15m pictorials, tied by 2 strikes of DC "HAIFA REG" ds w/reversed "D" (D7/R22/GD58) + one b/s; w/R-label, insurance label & 12.5 weight cachet on front; b/s 10 DE 38 PORT SAID transit & next day dispatch; wax sealed "JDA"; slit open at right.
18 DE 1942 reg cv ex BAT GALIM to solder of Middle East Force in Egypt, franked 25m per period rate (10m lett + 15m reg. fee) using Pictorals Ba93/99 tied by 2 strikes of rare SC BAT GALIM skeleton pmk GD-121 (& 2 on back); b/s same day REG HAIFA & next day FPO 550 (9th Army Palestine); 23 DE 42 in transit at EGYPT-37 (tied by "prepaid" pmk) & rec. at unclear FPO, however re-routed & dispatched E-37 (front) on 31 Dec 42 & arr at unclear FPO on 1 Jan 43. Slit open at top; well travelled. Very fine, est. value $200+
24 SP 1940 local reg. comm cv in Arabic on business stationary with stamps cut out (probably 25m for letter+reg. fee) but b/s twice using scarce HAIFA REGISTERED SC skeleton datestamp GD-59 (rated D)/Sach-D8 on 4th day of use; as unclaimed returned to sender (marked by various instructional handstamps). Est. value $150+
10 AP 1930 stampless "certified official" cv on OHMS stationary ex "Station Office 'B' Division Haifa" (cachet on front) to Arab prisoner at Acre Prison, tied by HAIFA BAZAAR.B.O. pmk GD-108 on1st day of use and b/s same day Haifa transit; dispatched oddly on Sat.(!) 12/04 & b/s same day ACRE arr using Dorf-3 + trilingual Prison cachet. As prisoner may have left, re-routed to MAJDAL where arrived next day (pmk Dorf-4). Cut open at back, sliver missing; est. value $100+
21 JY 1938 local comm cv on OHMS stationary ex R.E. Stores Office in Haifa (cachet on back); as not marked "certified official", franked 5m per period letter rate using Pictorals Ba93, tied by single full strike of rare NAHLA BO pmk GD-118; slit open at top. Very fine; est. value $150+
1 MY 1944 reg. comm cv ex BAT GALIM to HAIFA franked 25m per period rate (10m lett + 15m reg. fee) using Pictorals Ba94/104/108 tied by 2 full strikes of very rare SC BAT GALIM pmk GD-122/Sach-J8 (and 2 on back); b/s REG HAIFA pmk; slit open at top. Very fine, est. value $250+
5 JU 1945 philatelic reg. pm cv franked 18m per period rate (3m pm + 15m reg) using Pictorals Ba91/94 tied by 2 full strikes of scarce HERTSELIYA BO pmk GD-125/Sach-J22 on 1st day of use (and twice on back); b/s same day REG HAIFA transit & next day HAIFA HADAR HACARMEL arr using GD-100; unsealed per pm; scarce rate; reg. Est. value $125+
23 OC 1946 front of stampless "certified official" reg cv ex HAIFA to ACRE tied by rare SC "LICENSING AUTHORITY" radio-telephone pmk GD-72 here on LKD of use - this usually used on license forms but also as letter canceller; frayed edges. Est. value $150+
29 MY 1947 local reg. cv on Moslem Society stationary franked 25m per period rate (10m lett + 15m reg) tied by 2 strikes of rare HIDJAZ STREET skeleton pmk GD-124/Sach-J25 (and twice on back); b/s same day REG HAIFA; torn open at back & repaired, complete; est. value $150+
Late Mandate 18 AP 1948 local reg. philatelic(?) cv franked 25m per period rate (10m letter + 15m reg. fee) using Pictorals Ba97/108 tied by 2 full strikes of damaged AHUZAT SAMUEL pmk GD-117 (and 2 on back); b/s 20 AP 48 unusual REGISTERED HAIFA oval pmk w/thick letters close to edge (unlisted GD & Sacher; identical to Proud R17 whose LKD is 7-08-45) & same day arr using MOUNT CARMEL GD-106 - the day before Jewish op. to liberate the city. Very fine.