All undocumented: 26 AP 1920 OETA Palestine - Telegraphs receipt (unlisted: similar to Hoch-6-2/6-2a but Heb. title lines up differently) franked 2ﾽm using undocumented OPDA EEF frank (11:11 w/15mm title, as Ba listed 3rd series but here perf'd & in yellow) tied by unrecorded EEF OETA [JERUSALEM] SC DS (28mm) w/large dateline (Sacher's only listed A10 is rated F). Unusual combination.
10 NO 1920 reg. cv ex J'LEM to PARIS franked 2Pia per period rate using Ba22 (sett. II) - rare as a sgl frank on cv - tied by rare J'LEM RGD skeleton ds (Sach-D1, rated E) + one strike on back; b/s 26-11-20 civilian PO transit in France (Br. APOs in Fr. closed as of 1 Oct. 1920); opened roughly at top & repaired, bottom left corner creased.
18 MY 1920 comm cv ex BRITISH APO CONSTANTINOPLE to British High School J'LEM, franked 2ﾽd & tied by APO pmk; b/s PORT SAID transit using civil. pmk & 30 MY 20 arr using Sach-A9 pmk (with missing "A"); cut open at top.
16 JU 1920 reg. cv ex J'LEM to PARIS, franked 2Pia at period rate (1pia overseas letter + 1 pia reg. fee) using vert pair Ba10 ted by rare OETA EEF J'LEM RGD sc ds (Sach-A13) on front & back; b/s 18 JU 20 PORT SAID transit; opened at top & resealed, frayed edges all around.
11 AP 35 ppc of Jews praying at Wailing Wall ex J'LEM to SWITZERLAND franked at period 8m pc overseas surface rate using 6m + 2m Pictorals Ba90/94 tied by full single strike of JERUSALEM LYDDA TPO [Travelling Post Office] pmk (D6/Sacher P13/Dorf-7); very fine & rare; est. value $750+
16 JY 36 airmail cv ex J'LEM to YORK, England franked 13m at Imperial Airways rate to UK using 3 color Pictorals (all vert. ribbed) 8m + 3m + 2m Ba90/91/106 tied by 2 full strikes of rare TALAVERA BKS JERUSALEM index C skeleton pmk (D1/Sacher J21, index C unlisted; 2nd earliest recorded date per Sacher), w/airmail etiquette on front; slit open at top; stain at left. Fine and rare - rated 'H' out of 'J': a short lived postal agency (July-Oct.) set up at Talavera Barracks in German Quarter during the Arab Revolt, and replaced by field post offices later that year. Est. value $600++
11 IX 1938 local pm cv tied by slogan machine meter franking of the JNF (Sach-G12 over 2 months before his EKD of use) at the period discounted 2m bulk pm rate for bodies regstered at the GPO & cancelled by very rare "J.M." dateless triangular cancel (Sach-C4, rated G - 2 months before his EKD of use); unsealed per pm regulations, vertical fold; very fine. Est. value $350+
3 JA 1923 reg. AR cv ex J'LEM to PARIS franked 26m per period rate using 2x 13m London II (Ba79) tied by 2 strikes of REG J'LEM oval pmk + 1 on back; cv marked by rare ex-Turkish PO A.R. boxed h/s (at 27x41mm height this unlisted by Sacher); b/s 4 JA 23 KANTARA HAIFA SOUTH TPO transit using Dorf-19 & 12-1-23 PARIS arr.; slit open at top, vert. fold. Very fine; rare postal markings.
3 MR 1934 local comm cv ex City Engineer's Dept (on dept. stationary) franked 5m per period inland letter rate tied by DCDS; as address unknown b/s'd next day by HE/AR "unknown" cachet Sach-L38 (month before his EKD of use) + walk/postman h/s Sach-L56 (month before his EKD of use); next day marked by "Return To" (Sach-L25, almost 8 years after his LKD of use) & "Undelivered..." (Sach-L64) boxed cachets + front/back strike of scarce 6 MR 34 J'LEM RLO SCDS (Sach-H7); enclose letter in EN & HE re. disputed building decision. Very fine.
4 DEC 1940(?) local pm cv on Keren HaYesod stationary franked 2m at the period pm rate (until 1 May 1941) using red "postage paid" h/s & tied by rare small triangual "JSM" dateless triangular cancel (Sach-C3) for bulk pm mail; unsealed per pm regulations.
Local J'LEM 19-11-1944 dated mimeograph ex Teacher's Union Center franked 3m per period pm rate & as not cancelled by ds at local PO, here cancelled at HPO with rare mute triangular cancel device (Sach-C7 rated F, here a year later than his LKD of use). Est. value $200+
9 JA 1945 local J'LEM stampless Jewish internee mail r/a Assistant Inspector General, Criminal Investigation Department (head of the CID) tied by dc ds Sach-B38 & marked by octogonal KK/10 censor h/s (Sach-Q22, 16 months later than his LKD of use) + 3-line boxed "Exempted from Postage" censor h/s Sach-Q40 39 months after his LKD of use; cut open at right, a few peripheral tears. Mail sent by Hagai Lev, an Etzel member, imprisoned from 1944 in Latrun & later sent to 4yr detention in Eritrea/Kenya & escaped; later served in Mossad to help N.African Jews reach Israel.
18 MAY 1948 local comm cv franked 10m at period rate using 2nd local issue (Ba105) tied by J'lem Sorting Office rosette pmk & 18 MAY 1948 dater (unclear but deformity of rosette inner ring, in use since 13 May, borne out by other mail of same date w/same deformity). The SO's pmk likely used here as cover posted uncancelled in a street mail box. Opened gently at back. Scarce; est. value $250+
20 JUN 1948 comm cv on OHMS requisitioned statonary to TLV franked 10m at period rate using 2nd local issue (Ba105) tied by deformed J'lem Sorting Office rosette pmk on last day of use & 20 JUN 1948 dater. The SO's pmk likely used here as cover posted uncancelled in a street mail box. Slit open at top. Scarce; est. value $250+
21 JUNE 1948 comm cv to HAIFA franked 10m at letter rate using 2nd locals issue Ba105, tied by full strike of provisional oval "liberation" pmk on 1st day of use, 21 JUNE 1948; torn open at bottom & repaired; cv complete. Est. value $150+
1948 Jerusalem interim/early DI mail: 21 JUNE 1948 local J'LEM pm cv franked 5m per period pm rate using Doar Ivri Ba2, newly arrived in J'lem as of 20 June & tied by full strike of 1st day usage of 'Liberation' pmk; addressee not found (manuscript on back) and letter returned to sender; back-flap unsealed as per PM regulations; very fine, Muenz certified.
22 JUNE 1948 local J'LEM comm cv on requisitioned OHMS stationary ex Minhelet Ha'am Income Tax Office (two clear strikes of scarce cachet on front) franked at letter rate using 10m 2nd issue J'lem local Ba105 (DI stamps available in J'lem only as of 20 June) - unusual as official mail & should be free; tied by full strike of "egg" pmk on FD of use (a day before the end of the 'postal siege' on J'lem); roughly opened at left and resealed, vertical fold.
Early Doar Ivri 23 JUNE 1948 cv ex JERUSALEM to HAIFA franked 10m at DO-1 period letter rate using DI Ba3 (newly issued in J'lem as of 20 June) and tied by 'egg' BaB-2 pmk (date appears as "26" but can't be as Saturday); cut open at left. Last day of the 'postal siege' on Jerusalem.
6 JY 1948 reintroduced JERUSALEM Mandate-period sc datestamp tied to local J'lem telegram form PT6, ds use here may pre-date Glassman's EKD of use "mid-July"; continued used until Oct. when replied by Israeli trilingual pmk.
First day 21.9.49 strike of 2nd Israeli Jerusalem machine-cancel (Nach-289/22; EG-76) tied to printed matter cover franked 5Pr using 1949 IDF Insignia (Ba18) on its 2nd day of use; unsealed at back per pm regualtions. The successor to the rare m-c of 21-02-1949, this with Arabic in 2 words; in use until Aug. 1951 and rarely encountered.