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70638
7/1944 Holocaust era Belgian AJB Judenrat mail BRUSSELS to Zionist Office GENEVA
18570638
Unusual Holocaust-era Jewish foreign mail: 24 VII 1944 registered cover from sender ("H. L. Rokach") at "AJB" ('Association des Juifs en Belgique' / Association of Jews in Belgium) in German-occupied BRUSSELS to Zionist "Office Palestinien de Suisse" GENEVA, franked 4F & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark; opened & sealed by German military censor - per cachet's index letter "D", in MUNICH, which handled mail destined to Switzerland; backstamped 17 VIII 44 GENEVE arrival; opened gently at right. Highly unusual foreign correspondence: the AJB was a 'Judenrat'-like organization, established 2 Dec. 1941 by the Germans, to adminster the Belgian Jewish population & all Jews were required to join; the AJB adminstered registers of members which in turn were used by the Germans to deport Jews. The AJB was closely supervised by the SiPo-SD (Sicherheitspolizei und Sicherheitsdienst / "Security Police and Intelligence Service"), was also responsible for the administration of the transit camp at Mechelen & even played a major role in persuading Jews to turn up voluntarily for deportation. In the period of cover's mailing, July 1944, the German military administration (Militärverwaltung) was replaced with a civilian administration (Zivilverwaltung), greatly increasing the power of the more radical Nazi Party and SS organisations until the Allied liberation in September 1944 (Brussels liberated 7 Sept.). The AJB was dissolved already in August.


Product Tags: Belgian, Swiss, German, Philately - Postal Covers, Judaic, JNF and Holocaust era and Postal History from Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70846
11/1941 WWII era eastbound overland censored mail from HAIFA to Nairn Co. DAMASCUS
14770846
WWII era eastbound mail: 8 NO 1941 cover on Windsor Hotel stationary from HAIFA to "Nairn Transport Co. Ltd" (the operators of "Baghdad overland" service) DAMASCUS, franked 15m using 5m & 10m (Ba93/97) per period "overland" service though cover not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 20m) & tied by strike of local postmark; cover opened/resealed by the Haifa censor using red label: this opened/resealed by Free French censor in DAMASCUS (which initially stamped the Palestinian label, then again on French creme label which resealed the cover); backstamped 14 XI 1941 DAMAS arrival. Slit open at right. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare"; he recorded 13 covers from Palestine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Syrian Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Syria and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Hotel & related mail
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70847
11/1941 WWII era eastbound overland mail from HAIFA to DAMASCUS via BEIRUT
15270847
WWII era eastbound mail: 8 NO 1941 cover on Windsor Hotel stationary from HAIFA to "Nairn Transport Co. Ltd" (the operators of "Baghdad overland" service) DAMASCUS, franked 15m using single Ba108 per period "overland" service though cover not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 20m) & tied by strike of local postmark; cover opened/resealed by a Haifa censor using white PC22 label; backstamped 17 III 42 BEYROUTH transit, where Free French censor opened/resealed cover with creme label & marked the cover with handstamp & officer's endorsement + 19 III 1942 DAMAS arrival; cut open at right. Nicely documented cover per Nairn's northern route - very slow transit time. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare"; he recorded 13 covers from Palestine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese, Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Syria, Lebanon, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Hotel & related mail
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70848
10/1943 WWII censored eastbound overland airmail from TEHRAN to HAIFA via BAGHDAD
14870848
WWII period westbound Baghdad overland mail from Iran: 26 X 1943 registered airmail cover from TEHERAN to HAIFA, franked (on back, covering most of return address) 22D & tied by multiple strikes of local postmark + Persian air mail etiquette on front; opened/resealed locally & tied by #4 Russian & #15 English "Anglo-Soviet-Persian Censorship" handstamp (front/back) + Persian "7" censor cachet (front); backstamped 8 NOV 43 BAGHDAD REG transit & 15 NO 43 REG HAIFA arrival; slit open at left. Long 3-week transit time, suggesting that the cover was actually transported via the Baghdad overland route. If transmitted by air the cover may have been carried by ISA to BAGHDAD (Habbaniyah), then via BOAC on leg of "Horseshoe Route" to TIBERIAS - but this not indicated by the postal markings. Joint Allied-Persian censorship began c. Aug 1942 & ended c. autumn 1945. Interestingly cover not censored in Palestine. Overland mail to Palestine is scarce.


Product Tags: Iranian,Persian, Iraqi, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Iran, Iraq, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70849
7/1945 taxed/censored/returned eastbound overland mail from HAIFA to TEHRAN via BAGHDAD
15470849
Taxed eastbound mail: c. JULY 1945 commercial cover (from HAIFA?) to TEHERAN, sent via overland service via Baghdad but underfranked at 10m (15m was period rate), tied by machine cancel; backstamped 29 JLY 1945 BAGHDAD transit, where cover censored (front); probably at this stage of transmission, cover damaged: backstamped 15 IX 45 TEHERAN arrival (6 week transit), marked for tax on front (uncollected) + opened/resealed & censored by Anglo-Soviet-Iranian censor (front/back); manuscript on back/front (Farsi?) suggests cover could not be delivered, so returned to sender; received HAIFA 1 NO 45 where top of cover sealed by "Found Open or Damaged" sealing label & tied by local postmark; backstamped 3 NO 45 JERUSALEM RLO (as no return address visible). Unusual 4+ month transit time/occurence. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare".


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Iranian,Persian, Iraqi, Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Iran, Iraq, and from World War II, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Taxed Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70852
UNIQUE WWII 10/1939 Jewish mail from Palestine to Nazi Germany received, processed & returned
12370852
TRANSMITTED & RETURNED wartime civilian mail to Third Reich: Sept-Oct 1939 commercial cover on Etz Hayim Yeshiva stationary (marked "return postage guaranteed") from JERUSALEM to SILUTE "Lithuania", missing frank (probably Ba108 15m for surface rate) which removed; as of 23-03-39 locale part of German-annexed Memelland (not Lithuania), hence processed by Wehrmacht censor ("Auslandsbriefprüfstelle | Königsberg (Pr)") which approved it (straight line "Von der Wehrmacht zugelassen" instructional marking handstamp); backstamped 30.10.39 KONIGSBURG transit & next day HEYDEKRUG (Silute) arrival - but as address unknown, German/French 'Unknown' label applied on back, marked in German manuscript "return 31/10" in blue crayon on front & RETURNED TO SENDER in spite of WWII(!): received at HAIFA (i.e. by sea, not rail) where opened/sealed by Sacher-unlisted H. No. 9 Q9a red/pink label, tied by double-framed rectangle H9 censor handstamp (Sach-Q21) known used April 1940 & marked by local instructional marking handstamps "Return To" & " Undelivered For the Reason Stated on the Cover" (Sach L10/L12). Ironically, no indication return-fee charged (or collected). Slit open at bottom; frayed edges. Rare - possibly unique - postal handling/routing: Palestine officially suspended all mail service to & from Germany on 6 Sept. 1939. Well documented postal history gem, highly ironic as from Jewish religious institute (with Hebrew and Torah-crown device on cover).


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Lithuanian, German, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Lithuania, Germany, and from World War II, Holocaust, Third Reich, 20th Century, 1940s, 1930s which are Philately - Small Locales, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties,
Unsold: may be available for sale $2,499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70853
10-09-1939 outbreak WWII censored suspended service mail from TEL AVIV to POLAND
12370853
Outbreak WWII suspended service outbound mail: 10 SP 1939 surface mail postal stationary postcard from TEL AVIV to BELZ Poland, in Hebrew-lettered Yiddish on Mandate postal stationary prefranked 8m per period overseas rate, tied by local double-ringed postmark; address subsequently crossed out by crayon & postcard stamped "return to". Here, war on 10th day but Belz not yet occupied (c. 14-15 Sept); postcard probably returned as no way to deliver it: oddly, not refused on the spot. Passed Palestine Censor T10 (unlisted in Sacher), either on dispatch or return. The Official Gazette announced a suspension of postal services to Poland on 5 Oct. (in effect from 27 Sept.).


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Polish, Ukrainian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Poland, Ukraine, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1930s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $179.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70854
7-09-1939 start WWII Jewish airmail from GENEVA to BEIRUT, re-routed to TEL AVIV
16870854
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 7 IX 1939 uprated airmail postcard from GENEVA to BEIRUT ("for Jewish emigres"), franked 20Rp; re-routed to TEL AVIV (manuscript), passed Palestine censor & arrived TEL AVIV 24 SP 39. Dispatched 6 days after start of WWII; route: rail to Marseilles & via air to Beirut; rail to TEL AVIV. Quick journey - 17 days in transit.


Product Tags: Swiss, Lebanese, Mandatory Palestinian, French, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Switzerland, Lebanon, Palestine Mandate, France, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1930s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70855
9/1939 WWII/Holocaust Warsaw Jewish refugee censored mail from Romania to TEL AVIV
14670855
Wartime incoming Jewish refugee mail: 29 SEP 1939 uprated UPU stationary postcard in English from BANEASA (return addressed Bucharest) to TEL AVIV, pre-franked 6L + 22L additional franking (probably express fee as 7L was period postcard rate to Palestine); passed by scarce T4 Palestine censor in TEL AVIV (in use only Sep-Dec 1939). Sender is refugee from Warsaw who flew(!) to Romania [to flee the invasion]; says was granted permission to stay there for 10 days & then awaits "the concentrations field"; pleads for help from receiver; expecting a Certificate to reach Palestine; asks that his friends in JERUSALEM be contacted to help him. Rare rate, sobering first-hand circumstance.


Product Tags: Romanian, Mandatory Palestinian Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Romania, Palestine Mandate and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1930s, which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons
SOLD $74.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70856
WWII/Holocaust era Red Cross mail from Hungarian occupied Slovakian town to TEL AVIV
16370856
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 7 FEB 1940 stampless Red Cross postcard from BALASSAGYARMAT Hungary to TEL AVIV on bilingual French/Hungarian Red Cross stationary; noted "toll free" for internees of belligerent countries; passed Palestine censor T3. Appears pre-stamped by Hungarian authority in Kóvár (Koláre), a Hungarian-occupied area of Slovakia as of March 1939 close to locale. Written in Polish, probably sent by recent refugee of German invasion of Poland; locale absorbed many refugees from Poland & Slovakia escaping persecution. Intriguing origin, scarce postal channel.


Product Tags: Hungarian, Slovakian, Mandatory Palestinian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Hungary, Slovakia, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, Holocaust, 1939 Slovak–Hungarian War, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Displaced Persons/Internee/POW Camp mail, Philately - Postal Stationary
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70857
1/1940 WWII mail from MANILA to HOLLAND via Singapore/Japan/Siberia/Germany
12070857
WWII postal routes: JAN 6 1940 surface mailed printed envelope on personal stationary from MANILA (Philippines) to THE HAGUE (Netherlands) with routing instruction "by S.S. 'Takao Maru.' | Netherland via Japan/Siberia [USSR]/Germany.", franked 12c per period rate using a Salt Spring 12c stamp overprinted COMMONWEALTH & tied by single strike of local postmark; opened & resealed by censor at left using Em. 77 Arms / PASSED BY CENSOR label tied framed PASSED BY / 46 / CENSOR (CCSG 2A) on front and back - applied at SINGAPORE. Sealed at back with 2x 1939-dated red cross cinderellas; slit open at top, minor stain on front. Interesting route, travelling through the period Axis and Axis-allied countries. The transporting vessel was a Japanese combined cargo vessel/passenger ship; just after the attack on Pearl Harbor, while assisting Japanese troops in the Japanese invasion of the Philippines on 10 December 1941, she was attacked by the US Air Force and put out of action.


Product Tags: Philippino, Dutch,Hollandish,Netherlandish, German, Soviet, Japanese, Singaporean, United Kingdomian,British, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Philippines, Netherlands, Germany, Soviet Union, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70858
2/1940 WWII airmail from Greece to TEL AVIV, censored & passed exchange control
11470858
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 8 II 1940 uprated airmail postcard in French (family correspondence) from THESSALONIKI to TEL AVIV, pre-franked 5d + 13d additional for airmail, tied by 2 strikes of local postmark + Greek airmail etiquette; postcard tied by double-ring handstamp of the "exchange control" authority (ΥΠΗΡΕΣΙΑ ΠΡΟΣΤΑΣΙΑΣ ΕΘΝΙΚΟΥ ΝΟΜΙΣΜΑΤΟΣ-ΘΕΣ/ΝΙΚΗΣ) in Greek; passed T6 Palestine censor (Sach-Q21a). Scarce origin.


Product Tags: Greek, Mandatory Palestinian Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Greece, Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70859
4/1940 WWII censored mail from KIEV to TEL AVIV
11570859
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 13-4-1940 postcard from KIEV-VOKZAL train station to TEL AVIV, franked 30 kopeks & tied by single strike of local postmark; passed T3 Palestine censor in TEL AVIV.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Soviet, Ukrainian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Soviet Union, Ukraine, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70860
WWII/Holocaust era/Fall of France Yiddish mail from BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON to Palestine
11470860
Wartime incoming civilian mail/Fall of France: 28 V 1940 uprated postcard from BAGNÈRES-DE-LUCHON to REHOVOT, written in Hebrew-lettered Yiddish, pre-franked 1.20Fr + 25c frank, tied by local postmark + slogan cachet; passed Palestine censor (possibly in Haifa). Message written day before; day before that began evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk; locale located at southernmost edge of border with Spain. German campaign against France began 10 May & ended 22 June.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, French Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, France and from World War II, 1940 Fall of France, 20th Century, 1940s, Holocaust, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Philately - Small Locales,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70861
19-06-1940 WWII Fall of France suspended service mail from ZURICH to TEL AVIV via France
11570861
1940 Fall of France suspended service incoming mail: 19 VI 1940 commercial cover on stationary of Swiss Postal Bank ZURICH to 'Kupat Am Bank' in TEL AVIV franked 30Ra per postage period rate using machine cancel, halted midway & marked by odd lettered "Service postaI(capital "i" for final "L") suspendu" handstamp; vertical fold; slit open at top. In June postal routes to Palestine via France were suspended due to France's fall; until July mail to French Lebanon & Syria (but not Palestine) from Switzerland still functioned; the Italy-based route also not available as joined Axis 10 June. France surrendered 3 days after letter posted.


Product Tags: Swiss, French, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Switzerland, France, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, 1940 Fall of France, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70862
5/1940 WWII express airmail from HAIFA delayed by fall of Holland & DELIVERED 12/1940
11970862
EXTRAORDINARY WWII wartime postal link: 5 MY 1940 express airmail cover orginally containing letter in German, on Palestinian "Doar" stationary from HAIFA to Jewish addressee Leo Lichtenstern THE HAGUE (Holland) & franked 45m per rare and short-lived period rate (1 May - 30 June 1940) using pair 20m + 5m single franks (20m express fee + 25m non-BOAC/Imperial Airlines rate to Europe) & tied by 2 strikes of HAIFA EXPRESS postmark (GD-71 - rare use on overseas mail) + red Express label & Airmail etiquette; here posted the day before the start of the revised airmail rates & 5 days before the German invasion of Western Europe, Italy's entry into the war and the cecessation of Ala Littoria's airmail routes to Europe. Cover was opened at left & sealed by Haifa Censor using Sach-Q10 red/yellow label 71/10133 five months before Sacher's earliest known date of use & tied by H23 Q21 censor boxed handstamp.

At the 25m airmail rate the cover could have been carried by KLM or Ala Littoria: as cover subsequently opened & sealed on back by German military censor (using scarce "Gepruft /Obercommando der Wehrmacht" label, Riemer B - 50), lacks any other countries' censor marks (eg. France/Switzerland), and front-stamped 19 XII 1940 GRAVENHAGE arrival (7-month transit), cover was probably transported by Ala Littoria via ROME where transmission disrupted by Italy's entry into the war (10 June) and Holland's surrender (15 May) and subsequently transported by surface mail via Germany (the censor markings don't indicate the regional office); the lack of "Palestine" in the return address may have aided in the cover's ongoing transmission & it was locally re-routed to VOORTHUIZEN.

The front-stamp is a key proving date confirming the cover's delivery in spite of the state of war between Britain and Germany: all postal services from Palestine to Netherlands were suspended as of 15 May 1940; mail posted but not dispatched would be returned to sender after submission to censorship & Netherlands was declared as territory in enemy occupation as of 1 June 1940. Slit open at top, several minor edge tears along the cover. Highly unusual postal link and handling, Jewish correspondence & not returned to sender and successfully delivered by the enemy + scarce rate. The local re-routing to an obscure locale may reflect the experience of the Jews in Holland at this time: in September Jewish newspapers were closed down & in November all Jewish civil servants were dismissed.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Dutch,Hollandish,Netherlandish, German, Italian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and from World War II, 1940 Fall of Holland, 20th Century, 1940s, Holocaust, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $1,499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70863
10 JUNE 1940 WWII Gold Coast airmail to UK via French Airline + rare censor mark
10870863
10 JUNE 1940 / WWII Fall of France airmail from Gold Coast: 10 June 1940 airmail cover on "Methodist Book Depository" stationary from CAPE COAST (Gold Coast / Ghana) to DARLINGTON UK, franked 15d for the 1sh 3d postage rate for service via the French Aeromaritime Airline - with manuscript reference "French Air Mail" at top left - & tied by 4 strikes of local postmark; marked on front by Gold Coast censor 6 & opened/resealed with rare CCSG catalogued Ty-IAb ("no period") variety "GOLD COAST | OPENED BY CENSOR" label at right; opened roughly at top, complete. Rare postage period: on this date Italy declared war on France (to take effect midnight 10-11 June) and this drastically altered airmail routes in the Mediterranean and elsewhere. Here, the cover was carred by Aeromaritime on a newly expanded route as of April, from ACCRA (i.e. locally tansferred from Cape Coast) to DAKAR, from there to PARIS by Air France, then by air to LONDON. This route was sometimes used for mail to the UK as it was more direct than the BOAC service of the same cost (though here unavailable as of May 1940). Boyle records 20 June as the termination date of this French service although Italy's entry into the war on the 10th changed airmail routes immediately. A historic cover, on a short-lived route possibly on the last regular flight on this route.


Product Tags: Gold Coastian, Ghanian,Ghanaian, United Kingdomian,British, French, Senegalese Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Gold Coast, Ghana, United Kingdom, France, Senegal and from World War II, 1940 Fall of France, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, 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
70864
27-06-1940 censored airmail from Yugoslavia to HAIFA probably via Aeroput & Imperial airlines
11970864
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 27 JUNE 1940 airmail cover from BELGRADE to HAIFA franked 10 Dinars; backstamped 28 VI 40 machine transit postmark at local airport (ZEMUN) & 30/06 ISTANBUL transit; opened & passed Palestine Censor + 8 JY 40 HADAR HACARMEL (Haifa) arrival (GD-98). Route: as Italy entered the War on 10 June, Ala-Italia airlines unavailable; as no German censor-mark, not taken by DLH (Deutsche Lufthansa); probably carried by local Aeroput airline to Istanbul via Zagreb; from there via Imperial Airlines.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Yugoslavian, Turkish, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Yugoslavia, Turkey, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Censored Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70865
7/1940 WWII 1st day mail from Latvian SSR foreign ministry to consul in JERUSALEM
10870865
Latvian SSR "1st day" official incoming overseas mail: 22.7.40 [official] registered surface cover on stationary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry in Soviet-occupied RIGA to [Jewish-Palestinian] Latvian Consul M. Caspi in JERUSALEM, franked 96 Sant. (75s international registered letter rate + 2x10s additional weight) tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; marked "via USSR" as it occupied Latvia on 17 June & annexed it 5 August; backstamped 13 AU 40 REG HAIFA & JERUSALEM transits where passed censor (J13); arrived 17 AU 40. The Latvian puppet government was installed 21 July (day before this letter), establishing the short-lived Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic; addressee Mordechai Caspi was Latvian consul 1928-47. Rare period official mail, probably informing the consul of new foreign policy agenda & staffers.


Product Tags: Soviet, Latvian, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Soviet Union, Latvia, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, 1940 Latvian SSR, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Official Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, 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
70866
WWII/Holocaust era mail from Rabbi Dushinsky in HUNGARY to JERUSALEM, no return address
14770866
Wartime incoming civilian/Rabbinic mail: 19 JUL 1940 uprated postcard in Hungarian from MAKO Hungary to Chief Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, JERUSALEM, franked 20f at postage period rate & tied by strike of local postmark; passed J4 Palestine censor (Sach-Q21a) in JERUSALEM & stamped with scarce 3-line boxed "Please request sender..." full name/address instructional marking (Sach Q42 - predates his Oct 1940 earliest known date of use), here as no return address provided. Diagonal crease. Rabbi Dushinsky (the 'Maharitz') served as 2nd leader of the Edah HaChareidis (after Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld, 1932), founded the Dushinsky Hassidic sect & was ardent anti-Zionist.


Product Tags: Hungarian, Mandatory Palestinian Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Hungary, Palestine Mandate and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70867
8/1940 WWII/Vichy French mail from LYON to TEL AVIV just after renewed postal relations
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Wartime incoming civilian mail: 10-08-1940 uprated postcard from LYON (now Vichy France) to TEL AVIV franked 1.50Fr; received in Palestine as per hexigonal T5 Tel Aviv censor cachet. The UK suspended postal services to France and her colonies on 25 June 1940, on the same date the Vichy government was installed; Vichy severed diplomatic ties with the UK on 8 July following her attack on French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir but the UK restored postal services to France & colonies on 18 July 1940 but subsequently limited them to social and not business correspondence (letters & telegrams) to the areas of France (and certain colonies) not occupied by the Axis (i.e. Southern France) on 30 July. Vichy was not part of the Axis & maintained armed neutrality. Anti-Jewish legislation began with the "denaturalization law" of 16 July 1940, and the first specificially anti-Jewish law (excluding Jews from the army, press, commercial/industrial activities, and civil service) was enacted 3 October 1940. Interesting postal link at this time. The message seems to describe the writer's escape from France via Dunkirk.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, French Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, France and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70868
9/1940 WWII/Holocaust era mail from Palestine to Romania, undelivered & returned
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Wartime outbound civilian mail: 1 SEP 1940 postcard from TEL AVIV to sender's mother at a Jewish institute(?) "Jüd Redacti" in PUTNA Romania, written in German, franked 10m per 8m overseas postcard rate & tied by single strike of local postmark; passed Palestine Censor T6(?) either on dispatch or return; unclear double-ringed transit mark on local postmark (appears Soviet, without date-bridge); front-stamped 17 SEP arrival & numerous manuscript notations regarding Suceava country and Bucovina region, but as "address unknown" marked with local etiquette & dispatched back next day. This tiny locale was in South Bucovina near border with Hungary, an area which remained in Romania & not ceded to USSR in June 1940. Romania was then neutral but the Antonecu-Iron Guard government was established on 4 Sept & physical harm to Jews began 14 Sept. with an anti-Semitic Iron Guard campaign (hence curious/distressing reason for postcard's return). Tear at top.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Romanian, Soviet, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Romania, Soviet Union, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Small Locales
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70869
9/1940 WWII/Holocaust era Jewish mail from Soviet-occupied LVOV to HAIFA, CENSORED
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Wartime incoming civilian mail: rare 18-9-1940 uprated registered postcard from Soviet-occupied LVOV to HAIFA, in German between two Jews, franked 1.10R & tied by 2 strikes of Lvov/Lviv postmark; checked & censored(!) by Palestine censor H28 (Sach-Q24; 3 lines whited-out & overprinted by cachet); 5 NO 40 transit REG HAIFA & next day delivery. Rare rate, route & censorship (USSR & UK mutually neutral at this time). [Polish] Lvov occupied by USSR as of 22-09-39. One may be tempted to ask, as incoming mail during Holocaust era, what could there have been for the Palestine censor to obliterate: per censor policies (albeit from document of 1942) to remove "indiscreet" information or "bad morale" which was permitted to pass through the originating postal system - especially information that could put pressure on the Mandate's restrictive immigration policies towards Jews, for example the documented lack of food/astronomical food prices in LVOV (at start of 1940). See continued correspondence from same sender in Soviet-occupied BEREZHANY, further in this section.


Product Tags: Soviet, Mandatory Palestinian, Polish, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Soviet Union, Palestine Mandate, Poland, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70870
9/1940 WWII/Holocaust censored mail from Soviet-occupied LVOV to HAIFA
10070870
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 23-09-1940 uprated registered postcard in German on Soviet postal stationary, from Soviet-occupied LVOV to HAIFA, pre-franked 30Kop + additional 20Kop applied & tied by 2 strikes of local Soviet Post postmark + Polish registry handstamp; passed Haifa Palestine Censor H34 (Sach-Q24 - almost a year after his last known date of use; also recorded as being used only for outbound mail); front-stamped 29 OC 1940 HAIFA transit & next day arrival. Posted almost exactly a year (21 Sept 1939) after the occupation of the city by the USSR.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Soviet, Polish, Ukrainian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Soviet Union, Poland, Ukraine, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Postal Stationary
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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WWII/Holocaust era Jewish mail from Hungarian occupied KLAUSENBURG to TEL AVIV
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Wartime incoming civilian mail: 8 X 1940 cover from KOLOZSVAR (Klausenburg) Hungary to TEL AVIV, franked 40f per period surface rate to Palestine; passed T5 censor (Sach-21a) in TEL AVIV. Rare origin & period: locale occupied by Hungary a month earlier (from Romania 11 Sept.); Hungary entered WWII shortly after, on 20 Nov. 1940. Locale was home-town of important Sanz-Klausenburg Hassidic dynasty. Slit open at top.


Product Tags: Hungarian, Romanian, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Hungary, Romania, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, Holocaust, 1940 Hungarian Annexation, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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