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70633
Greek 25 V 1937 JNF air mail from THESSALONIKI to JERUSALEM, stamped by exchange control
32070633
Mandate postal links: 25 V 1937(?) airmail commercial cover on Greek Jewish National Fund branch stationary from THESSALONIKI to JNF in JERUSALEM, franked 14Dr & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark + large red circular cachet of the Greek "exchange control" authority (ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΕΘΝΙΚΟΥ ΝΟΜΙΣΜΑΤΟΣ-ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗΣ) & Greek airmail etiquette; slit open at top, small tear next to overprinted social welfare fund stamp.


Product Tags: Greek, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Judaic, JNF and Holocaust era and Postal History from Greece, Palestine Mandate and from 1936-39 Arab Revolt, 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70642
4/1946 Jewish displaced persons mail from DOV HOZ immigrant ship to Palestine
32170642
Postwar incoming civilian mail: 30.4.1946 commercial cover from LA SPEZIA to MESHEK YAGUR sent by a Displaced Person on board the "Dov Hoz" illegal immigrant ship (stopped by British at the locale in the "La Spezia Affair" of 4 April - 19 May): stamps & portion of front torn away - would have been franked 15 Lira; backstamped with ship's bilingual circular cachet "Repatriation Ship Fede - Dov Hos" & double-ringed arrival postmark (Dorf-1). Slit open at top & right; vertical fold center. Oddly, uncensored.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Italian Philately - Postal Covers, Judaic, JNF and Holocaust era and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Italy and from Holocaust, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Displaced Persons/Internee/POW Camp mail, Philately - Sea Mail/Paquebot, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Small Locales, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70675
4/1917 WWI Palestine British military mail from FPO 163 GAZA to Norwich
26170675
British WWI military mail in Palestine: 23 AP 1917 stampless green honour envelope (no printers mark) from FPO 163 (163rd Norfolk and Suffolk Brigade of 54th East Anglian Division, GAZA area) to NORWICH, tied by double-ring date-stamp Proud-D2. Posted 4 days after unit's involvement in failed 2nd Battle of Gaza (17-19 April). Opened gently at back.


Product Tags: Holylandish, United Kingdomian,British Philately - Postal Covers, WWI Military Mail in Palestine and Postal History from Holyland, United Kingdom and from World War I, 1917 2nd Battle of Gaza, 20th Century, 1910s, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Stampless Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70676
9/1917 WWI Palestine British military mail from APO SZ 14 DEIR EL BELAH + unit cachet
27170676
British WWI military mail in Palestine: 12 SEP 1917 stampless long OHMS cover from APO SZ 14 (DEIR EL BELAH, Palestine Lines of Communication) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by violet oval A [unclear] BATTERY | R.F.A. (Royal Field Artillery) cachet manuscript dated day before - Firebrace unlisted & single strike APO postmark Proud-D2; backstamped 13 SP BAPO Z transit & next day BAPO Z local office delivery (Proud-D1) arrival; cut open at right. No censoring as cover marked by military unit.


Product Tags: Egyptian, Holylandish Philately - Postal Covers, WWI Military Mail in Palestine and Postal History from Egypt, Holyland and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Official Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70677
10/1917 WWI Palestine British military mail from FPO 160 GAZA to Croydon
25670677
British WWI military mail in Palestine: 22 OC 1917 stampless green honour envelope (no printers mark) from FPO 160 (160th Welsh Border Brigade of 53rd Welsh Division, GAZA area) to CROYDON, tied by Proud-D2 double-ring date-stamp. Posted 5 days before unit's involvement in victorious Battle of Buqqar Ridge (27 Oct.) and 9 days before the victorious Battle of Beersheba (31 Oct.). Backflap torn open (complete) + 3-page handwritten letter dated 13 Oct. included.


Product Tags: Holylandish, United Kingdomian,British Philately - Postal Covers, WWI Military Mail in Palestine and Postal History from Holyland, United Kingdom and from World War I, 1917 Battle of Buqqar Ridge, 1917 Battle of Beersheba, 20th Century, 1910s, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Stampless Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70678
6/1918 WWI Palestine British military mail APO SZ 36 Jericho postmark on cutout
26270678
British WWI military mail in Palestine: cutout 18 JU 18 strike of scarce APO SZ 36 (JERICHO) single-circle Proud-D1 postmark index B; digit "6" faintly visible, here oddly shaped as per Proud.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Piece, WWI Military Mail in Palestine and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War I, OETA South (Palestine), 20th Century, 1910s, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70681
8/1920 Ludd to Jerusalem 1st Judean Battalion mail via Indian Army railway mail
26570681
Stampless Aug. 1920 "1st Judean" Battalion stationary cover from LUDD to JERUSALEM (pencil-written address faint) tied by Indian Base Office 'E' (Egypt) railway mail service R.M.S. I.E.F. postmark (FB IBO-14; the Indian Expeditionary Force in Egypt operated a "Railway Mail Service" at LUDD from 26.03.1918 - 9.04.1921); backstamped 9 AU 20 arrival using Sach-B1 skeleton date-stamp; backflap missing. Scarce combination of postmarks & routing via Indian military PO.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, WWI Military Mail in Palestine and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War I, 20th Century, 1920s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Train Stations/Rail Transport & TPOs, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $79.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70759
Rare 1918 1m franked printed matter mail from Jerusalem to British army in Nazareth
21270759
1st Day Mandate OETA mail / printed matter: 11 NO 1918 printed-matter greeting-card sized cover on "British Manufacture" stationary from JERUSALEM to officer in RAMC NAZERETH franked 1m per period 50g inland printed-matter rate using 1m typographed corner frank with gutters (Ba5) tied by full strike OETA EEF JERUSALEM single-circle date-stamp (Sacher-A8 - 28½mm size with index letter "A", as documented) on 1st day of use - also Armistice Day (end of WWI) - perhaps reason for this card); cover sealed by consignor (originally mailed unsealed per printed-matter regulations) - very rare rate & use of 1m as single frank on a cover; very fine, estimated value $1000+.

Although there are many forgeries of this type of mail on the market, those forgeries use Sacher/Glassman cancel type AG (reference 1979 edition of "The Postmarks and Other Markings of Mandate Jerusalem 1917-1948"), a documented forgery measuring 26mm and lacking an index letter. For further clarification please see the enclosed image composed of 4 images in a row: a) the postmark on this lot as measured (from 10mm onwards as the edge of the ruler isn't sufficiently complete); b) a point of reference between this postmark and a forgery - notice the straight lined forward-stroke of the letter "R" - compare this to the same in the next image (c) of the known forgery, where the stroke appears serifed; notice also differences in the appearance of the "J" and "E" at the start of each postmark; d) an image of Sacher-A8 as appears in his book "The Postal Markings of Mandate Palestine" (1997 edition).

Provinance: this cover comes from an enormous specialized collection of Jerusalem postmarks, spanning over 30 stock books - and according to its assembler this is one of the 3 largest known collections of Jerusalem postmarks in the world.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from OETA South (Palestine), World War I, 20th Century, 1910s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70760
9/1923 Mandate 8 mils 1st postage dues frank on postcard from Greece to TEL AVIV
20570760
Mandate 1st postage dues incoming taxed mail: Sept. 14 1923 surface mailed picture-postcard of Constantinople in Hebrew spelled Yiddish from PIREUS(?) to TEL AVIV mailed unfranked and tied by local machine cancel on front, taxed 8m (double deficiency) in Palestine and marked by metal boxed cachet, paid using 8m 1st Mandate PD BaD4 frank tied by 30 SP 23 TEL AVIV JAFFA branch office postmark (D27/Sacher 2/GD-55); fine. As a sidenote, the Allied occupation of Constantinople (after WWI) ended on 23 Sept. 1923. Est. value $600+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Greek Postcards, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Greece and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, 1919-23 Turkish War of Independence, which are Philately - Taxed Mail, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Philately - Stampless Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70761
4/1926 American navy mail from USS Pittsburgh in HAIFA to NEW YORK + special postmark
20170761
American military maritime mail in Palestine: 7 APR 1926 commercial cover from USS PITTSBURGH in HAIFA to Navy Savings Bank NEW YORK (United States/America), franked 2c per military mail rate & tied by ship's datehead + HAIFA | PALESTINE obliterator - token of a rare short visit by the ship; per crew diaries it appears the sailors visited Nablus (Shchem) by land and made their way to Haifa where the [re-]boarded the ship. Slit open at top, very fine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United States and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1924-1929 4th Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Sea Mail/Paquebot, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70762
Palestine Mandate 1928 mixed franking mail including stamp with double overprint
24970762
Mixed franking with double overprint: 18 MR 1928 registered cover from TIBERIAS to HAIFA, franked 18m per period rate using 1m London II (plate B) with double overprint (Ba 71c) & 4m (Ba 74) + 13m Pictoral (Ba 98) & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark Dorf-3; backstamped same day REG HAIFA arrival (GD-55); wax sealed at back, slit open at top (top left flap tip missing). Extremely rare franking & combination: Bale catalogue value for 71c on cover = $2500 alone + value of mixed franking. London II Plate B stamps were last issued April 1927 & 13m Pictorals entered use 1 July. Very fine, from Sorani collection - signed by him & Tsachor.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1924-1929 4th Aliya which are Philately - Significant franks on covers
Unsold: may be available for sale $799.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70763
11/1932 Austrian Cable-car mail from EBENSEE to AFFULA with cable-car cancellation
21670763
Cable-car mail: 2.11.1932 uprated postcard from EBENSEE Austria to AFFULA, pre-franked 18g + 10g applied & tied by date-stamp and framed-lozenge cable-car cancellation mark; re-routed locally to Poste Restante in JERUSALEM (and Hebrew "Jerusalem" added on front). Unusual origin & postal service.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Austrian Postcards, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Austria and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya which are Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Train Stations/Rail Transport & TPOs,
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70764
8/1934 underfranked airmail postcard from JERUSALEM & taxed in Switzerland
19570764
24 AU 1934 airmail postcard on 1932 Mandate postal statonary from JERUSALEM to WEGGIS Switzerland, bearing pre-printed 8m overseas surface frank tied by local postmark, but underfranked for airmail (10m probably via Imperial Airways) & taxed 10c, paid on arrival 27 AUG.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Swiss Postcards, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Switzerland and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - Taxed Mail, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Stampless Mail
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70765
6/1941 Palestine Mandate small locale mail to *Kibbutz Lashichrur*
18770765
Mandate small locales: 6 JU 1941 uprated Mandate postal stationary postcard from JERUSALEM to KIBBUTZ LASHICHRUR (via Rechovot PO), franked with pre-printed 4m + 3m Pictorals stamps per period inland postcard rate. Hebrew long message on back. This Kibbutz was established in 1934 by Polish & Hungarian members of the HaShomer HaTzair Zionist-Socialist youth movement; it was one of 3 settlements known as Givat HaKibbutzim - a temporary settlement area between Ness Tziona & Rechovot, near the Rehovot train station, that existed from 1932-1948; by 1940 it was one of two remaining settlements there.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Postcards, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, which are Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70766
9/1937 French airmail to NAHARIYA transferred to ship in HAIFA & stamped by cachet
18470766
Unusually routed incoming French airmail carried by sea: 15-9-1937 airmail commercial cover from MONTLHÉRY to correspondents c/o resident NAHARIYA (via Post Office box Haifa), franked 3.50Fr & tied by 5 strikes of local postmark + airmail etiquette; backstamped same day PARIS AVION (air) transit slogan postmark ("Save time Reply by Air Mail"); upon arrival apparently transferred directly to Haifa branch of private company "Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes" (Maritime Messengers Company) whose rare 22 SEP 1937 dated boxed cachet is stamped on the back & cover subsequently transferred to passenger aboard "S/S Champollion" & noted "28.9.37 Messageries Maritimes" per manuscript on front - presumably the addressees were in transit. Opened roughly at back, repaired; complete. The ship was built in 1924 and serviced a route between France-Lebanon-Palestine-Egypt, and was heavily used by immigrants to Palestine, Holocaust survivors and partisans; sank 1952. Messageries Maritimes was a French merchant shipping company.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, French Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, France and from 1936-39 Arab Revolt, 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Sea Mail/Paquebot, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70767
Palestine Mandate rare 2m printed matter rate postage applied to newspaper 1943
18270767
Rare 2 mils printed matter rate applied to The Union of Religious Writers weekly paper "BaMishor" ('In the Field'), tied by 2m pictoral stamp (Ba 90), from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV 23 DE 43. Sent to a "Sh. Ch. Kook" - probably Rabbi Shlomo Kook (1929-1971), a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, who also contributed articles to this paper (including this edition) and redirected to his post office box (290). Complete newspaper (12 pages), with fold at center and some stains; a few minor tears at the bottom; size: 23.4 x 30.1cm. For whatever reason, the mailing of this publication was subsequently charged the 3m rate in 1946, perhaps having lost its authorization for the reduced rate with the General Post Office when re-titled & published without the auspicies of the Union of Religious Writers.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Posted Newspapers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $299.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70768
Palestine Mandate rare 2m printed matter rate pre-paid applied to newspaper 1943
19870768
Rare 2 mils printed matter rate applied to The Union of Religious Writers weekly paper "BaMishor" ('In the Field') using "postage paid" postmark (Sacher E15 - 4 months after his latest recorded date of 17 AU 43), from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV 26 JA 44. Sent to a "Sh. Ch. Kook" - probably Rabbi Shlomo Kook (1929-1971), a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, who also contributed articles to this paper (including this edition) and redirected to his post office box (290). Complete newspaper (8 pages), with light fold at center; in excellent condition; size: 23.05 x 29.6cm. For whatever reason, the mailing of this publication was subsequently charged the 3m rate in 1946, perhaps having lost its authorization for the reduced rate with the General Post Office when re-titled & published without the auspicies of the Union of Religious Writers.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Posted Newspapers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $349.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70769
1945 Express registered mail from Amman to Jerusalem, censored in Jordan
18970769
Mandate postal links: 24 JL 1945 express registered cover on business stationary from AMMAN to Lloyd Ltd. JERUSALEM, franked 50m & tied by 3 strikes of oval AMMAN registered postmark + 2 on back; passed Jordanian censor (sexagonal bilingual PASSED BY CENSOR/B-41 handstamp on front); backstamped 30 JL 45 registered JERUSALEM arrival; cut open at bottom. Scarce origin & rate.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70770
1/1946 Egyptian registered airmail to HAIFA with MISR airlines marking
18970770
Mandate incoming airmail: 3 JA 46 registered commercial cover on business stationary from "Arming trade company" CAIRO to "Al Sebaey Brothers, Gefry and partners" HAIFA carried by Misr airlines, meter paid 64 mils, with local dispatch postmark & registry-label, and 3-line "MISR Air Line Recommandee" violet cachet; backstamped 5 JA 46 JAFFA REG 1 (GD-26) transit & next day REG HAIFA arrival; torn open at back but resealed & complete, very fine.


Product Tags: Egyptian, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Egypt, Palestine Mandate and from 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70771
7/1946 Arabic written mail from KIBBUTZ to HAIFA with Mandate & British stamps
23870771
British franks on WWII era Mandate civilian mail: unusual 5 JULY 1946 printed matter cover all in Arabic from Kibbutz MISHMAR HAEMEK (return addressed "Ibrahim Nemery Al - Qantar" - KANTARA) to "Dear Sir Mordechai Presker, HaShiloach Street 9" HAIFA, franked 3m using Mandate pictorals stamp + single British 1d stamp (valued at 4x 1m) for a total of 7m - 1m overfranking for double 50g period printed matter rate of 3m. Although British stamps were authorized for military forces' mail in WWII, unclear how this was accepted so late, especially at an all-Jewish locale as Mishmar HaEmek (the home-base of the Palmach): the cover was tied by 2 strikes of the local skeleton postmark (Dorf-1), once on the franks & once in the field; unsealed per printed matter regulations. The manuscript notations in English & German (printed matter/mixed franking) on the top of the front may have been added by the local postal clerk to facilitate the delivery.

Highly unusual circumstance & correspondence: the sender was likely part of a British force sent to the area in response (Operation Agatha/Black Sabbath - 29 June) to the "Night of the Bridges" underground Zionist/Haganah operation of 16-17 June 1946, during the 1939-48 Zionist insurgency, to destroy 11 bridges linking Mandatory Palestine to the neighboring countries Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan & Egypt, in order to suspend the transportation routes used by the British Army. The sender may be from KANTARA Egypt or Lebanon (the latter possible, as in close proximity to this region of Israel).


Product Tags: Egyptian, Mandatory Palestinian, Lebanese, British, Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Egypt, Palestine Mandate, Lebanon, Great Britain, and from 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70772
14-04-1948 late Mandate mail from TEL AVIV to pre-siege JERUSALEM with rare postmarks
19570772
1948 late domestic Mandate mail: registered cover from TEL AVIV to JERUSALEM franked 25m at the period rate and postmarked 14 AP 1948 (day before last date of full Mandate mail service) tied by scarce Groten-D41 oval registry cancel (backstamped twice; exceeding his latest recorded date of use) and received in JERUSALEM 16 AP 48, backstamped by scarce Sacher D18 / Proud R27 oval cancel (exceeding their latest dates recorded) - 4 days before the start of the siege; opened gently at back. Letter in German included.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70773
4/1948 late Mandate mail franked with Kofer HaYishuv label & accepted at the post
18770773
Late Mandate / Kofer HaYishuv mail: 21 AP 1948 commercial cover on "Doar" stationary from TEL AVIV to BNEI BRAK franked 10m per period letter rate using a Kofer HaYishuv label (Ba 133) instead of a Mandate frank. Backstamped (unusually, as not a registered letter) 23 AP arrival (Dorf-5, rated B+). Although Kofer HaYishuv stamps were unauthorized for postal use, in the period March-April 1948 these were used for patriotic reasons by senders and generally accepted by the post offices who transmitted those letters onwards - here per postmarks, the franking was accepted untaxed both in TEL AVIV and BNEI BRAK. Very fine strikes; slit open at top.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Taxed Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70774
3/1921 rare ACRE & HAIFA REGISTERED postmarks + stamp variety & mute label on mail to USA
25970774
Mandate small locales / Mandate postmarks (two rarities): 24 MR 21 registered cover from ACRE to MADISON, Wisconsin franked 4pia (1pia overseas letter + 1pia registered fee + 3x 6m additional 20g weight,with 2m overcharged) using 2x Jerusalem I/Setting 1 2pia Ba22 (left stamp with partially missing Arabic overprint & short Hebrew letters - this undocumented) tied by single strike of rare ACRE skeleton postmark (D1s2/Sacher 2/Dorf-2 rated F) + 1 backstamped,with pale blue mute registry-label in manuscript (Sacher unlisted for Acre: similar to type 1 of Lod Junction, Petah Tiqva, Rehovot, Semakh; type 4 of Tiberias; type 3 Zefat); backstamped same day HAIFA transit using rare HAIFA registered postmark (R2s1/D1/GD-53 rated E; exceeds Sacher/GD last known date of use); surface mailed: 4-15-21 NEW YORK CITY transit & arrived on 18th per violet dater on front. Roughly opened at left, very fine postmarks; est. value $400+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United States and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - stamp design/overprint variations, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70779
Palestine Mandate dateless triangular CFA postmark on Haifa-Acco printed matter mail
25870779
Mandate Haifa postmarks: 14 JA 1926 mini printed matter cover from HAIFA to ACRE franked 2m at printed matter rate using London II Ba72 tied by double-ring date-stamp GD-37 and dateless triangular "CFA" postmark GD-80; torn open at back, but complete; business card inside. The dateless triangular postmark was used to process bulk domestic printed matter mail at Jewish New Year and Christmas time, ostensibly to 'hide' the sending date in case of delays - here undermined by use of the datestamp. Scarce, very fine; estimated value $125+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1924-1929 4th Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Printed Matter mail,
SOLD $39.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70783
Palestine Mandate official mail from Haifa to Acco Prison re-routed to Majdal 1930
24170783
Mandate Haifa postmarks: 10 AP 1930 stampless "certified official" cover on OHMS stationary from "Station Office 'B' Division Haifa" (cachet on front) to Arab prisoner at Acre Prison, tied by HAIFA BAZAAR.B.O. postmark GD-108 on 1st day of use and backstamped same day HAIFA transit; dispatched oddly on Saturday(!) 12/04 & backstamped same day ACRE arrival using Dorf-3 + trilingual Prison cachet. As prisoner have left (released), re-routed to MAJDAL where arrived next day (pmk Dorf-4). Cut open at back, sliver missing; estimated value $100+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Official Mail, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes
Unsold: may be available for sale $24.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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