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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
70791
12/1942 BAT GALIM skeleton postmark GD-121 on registered mail to army in Egypt
25970791
Mandate Haifa postmarks: 18 DE 1942 registered cover from BAT GALIM to solder of Middle East Force in Egypt, franked 25m per period rate (10m letter + 15m registered fee) using Pictorals Ba93/99 tied by 2 strikes of rare BAT GALIM skeleton postmark GD-121 (& 2 on back); backstamped same day REG HAIFA & next day FPO 550 (9th Army Palestine); 23 DE 42 in transit at EGYPT-37 (assigned at this time to South African base, probably 9th Armoured Division command) & received at unclear FPO + passed DCFC censor, however re-routed & dispatched EGYPT-37 (front) on 31 Dec 42; arrived at unclear FPO on 1 Jan 43. Slit open at top; well travelled. Very fine, est. value $200+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration,
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70814
7/1944 WWII Jewish soldier mail from Egypt to MERHAVIA with rare/unrecorded postmarks
22970814
Small locales / Mandate & rare Egyptian postmarks on Jewish soldier's mail: 9 JY 1944 stampless "honour envelope" noted as 'Hebrew' correspondence from FPO 655 (ABBASSIA, Egypt) to KIBBUTZ MERHAVIA, tied by strike of FPO postmark & backstamped same day #4 Base Post Office "EGYPT POSTAGE PREPAID" machine cancel with slogan "It Pays to Lend" (here with wide datehead left and normal datehead die at right, as noted by Benians for this period & assigned to FPO 142, 4th Air Formation Postal Unit); marked on front by numbered & DCFC military censor marks (from Egypt); backstamped 8 JY FPO 235(?) Egypt, 10 JY AFFULA transit (Dorf-6) & same day MERHAVIA arrival (rare Dorf-1, rated F); slit open at left. Nicely travelled & documented + rare postmarks.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70894
5/1945 Postwar/Holocaust mail from Soviet occupied Poland to Jewish soldier in HAIFA
21070894
Postwar incoming civilian mail: 29 V 1945 registered postcard in Russian on Polish postal stationary from Mariam Berlas STRYI Poland to Jewish soldier (Erus Schutzer) in 468 Palestine Company Royal Army Service Corps General Transport (HAIFA), franked 40Kop (but uncancelled - no dispatch postmark on the postcard) & marked by 2x different registry handstamps (one Polish & one Soviet); passed Soviet military censor & H12 Palestine Censor (Sach-Q22 - 3 years after his last known date of use) in HAIFA - 3x different censor markings; front-stamped 16(?) SP 1945 REG HAIFA arrival - very long transit time; registration etiquette now missing (traces visible), two small tears at bottom. Rare origin & destination - particularly as this locale was ceded by the pro-Communist Polish government/annexed by the USSR in August; very unusual contact with western soldier (vis. 1945/post-war purges & suspicion of contact with Jews, Zionists & the West). See next lot for apparently identical message but in English.


Product Tags: Soviet, Polish, Mandatory Palestinian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Soviet Union, Poland, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, Cold War which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70895
5/1945 Postwar/Holocaust mail from Soviet occupied Poland to Jewish soldier in HAIFA
21470895
Postwar incoming civilian mail: 29 V 1945 registered postcard in English on Polish postal stationary from Mariam Berlas STRYI Poland to Jewish soldier (Erus Schutzer) in 468 Palestine Company Royal Army Service Corps General Transport (HAIFA), franked 20kop (damaged) & tied by local postmark; passed Soviet military censor & H12 Palestine censor (Sach-Q22 - 3 years after his last known date of use) in HAIFA - 3x different censor markings; front-stamped 6 SP 1945 REG HAIFA arrival; 2 filing holeswith tears + surficial swath missing lower left. Rare origin & unusual destination: by the time this postcard arrived the Polish government had ceded this locale to the USSR/Ukraine SSR; very unusual contact with western soldier in this period. See previous lot for apparently identical message but in Russian: refers to correspondence of 24 Aug. 1944; sender's says she & her husband and daughter are alive, but that no news received from addressee's mother & brother, and that his father was sent to Hungary and has not been heard from since. Sender's parents & uncle also died in Stryi; mentions Finkler family members who were in Czestochowa.


Product Tags: Soviet, Polish, Mandatory Palestinian, Ukrainian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Soviet Union, Poland, Palestine Mandate, Ukraine, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, Cold War which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70896
5/1946 postwar WWII mail from Poland to Jewish soldier via Army post office to HAIFA
21770896
Postwar incoming civilian mail (triple re-routed): 30 MAY 1946 uprated postcard in Polish(?) on Polish postal stationary from Mariam Berlas SŁUPSK to Jewish soldier (Erus Schutzer) in 179 Palestine Company Royal Army Service Corps General Transport UDINE Italy, pre-franked 1.50L (additional 1.50L frank removed at top); backstamped 15 JY 46 BAPO 15 (NAPLES) transit - scarce military marking on Communist eastern-European originating mail; re-routed to "Post Office" (Poste Restante) TEL AVIV, then re-routed again to civilian address HAIFA; marked possibly by Polish censor. At this time Poland was independent but with half a million Soviet troops stationed on its soil. Rare origin & destination: very unusual contact with western soldier especially during Cold War post-WWII ideological purges. Two filing holes with tears.


Product Tags: Polish, Mandatory Palestinian, Italian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Poland, Palestine Mandate, Italy, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, Cold War which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70897
5/1946 postwar WWII mail from Poland to Jewish soldier in HAIFA
22870897
Postwar incoming civilian mail: 31-5-1946 uprated postcard in Russian on Polish postal stationary from Mariam Berlas SŁUPSK Poland to Jewish soldier (Erus Schutzer) in 179 Palestine Company Royal Army Service Corps General Transport (possibly HAIFA), with pre-printed frank of 1.50Zł + additional 1.50Zł attached & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark. Marked possibly by Polish censor. At this time Poland was independent but with half a million Soviet troops stationed on its soil. Rare origin & destination: very unusual contact with western soldier especially during Cold War post-WWII ideological purges. Two filing holes.


Product Tags: Soviet, Polish, Mandatory Palestinian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Soviet Union, Poland, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, Cold War which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Postal Stationary
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70900
3/1940 early WWII Australian army censored airmail from Palestine via Civilian post
18870900
Early WWII Palestine military airmail: 7 MR 1940 airmail cover on civilian stationary from Palestine to SYDNEY Australia, franked 60m in checkerboard pattern using 4x 5m & 4x 10m Pictorals stamps + British "Air Mail" etiquette at top left; as cover itself tied by Australian Army RAILHEAD P.O. R.M.1. travelling post office (TPO) circular date-stamp, the cover originated in the GAZA area with a unit of the [Second] Australian Imperial Force, probably a sub-unit of the 6th Division (the AIF's only unit at that time) at KHASSA CAMP: prior to 5 April 1940 there were no (British) Army Post Offices in wartime Palestine and all military-originating mail was handled by the civilian post office; soldiers were then still "on a peace-time footing and not under active service" (Proud p.144), as such this cover was not marked "OAS" and simply transfered into the civilian post office at SARAFAND (the largest military base in the Middle East at that time), where the franks were tied by 4 strikes of the local civilian postmark (Dorf-7).

Of note, Proud notes that field censorship was introduced at the same time as the Army Postal Service in Palestine, but the officer-endorsed red British #566 boxed censor handstamp partly on the etiquette shows that censorship existed beforehand - and as overstamped by the civilian postmarks, probably censored prior, at SARAFAND CAMP before transfer to the civilian post office; per the postage rate the cover was carred by Imperial Airlines on the "Empire Route" via CAIRO (although not censored there); opened roughly at back, backflap missing. Of further note, Stobbs records the RAILHEAD cancel was in use at GAZA RIDGE from 1 March to 16 April 1940 by the 211 AGH (Australian General Hospital), and later used as a TPO cancel until March 1941 - Proud does not record any usage for this cancel at this time. Rare postmark & pre-APO period military mail + early Australian WWII military mail from Palestine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Australian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Australia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Train Stations/Rail Transport & TPOs, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70901
6/1940 WWII Australian army mail on last empire-wide airmail route from Palestine
18070901
WWII Australian-British military mail in Palestine / last empire-wide airmails: 8 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope (by J.D. & Co., Apsley) from BASE P.O. B.W.I. (Sach-K53; Advance Base Post Office, JERUSALEM) to SOUTH YARRA Australia, franked 60m per period air mail rate for bi-weekly eastbound (to SYDNEY) mail service via Imperial Airlines (as of 18 Oct. 1939 until 10 June 1940, replacing the previous "All Up" Empire Service ended 3 Sept. 1939), using Mandate pictorals & tied by strike of Base Post Office postmark whose dateline appears "8(?) JU 40". Passed censor #1071 in Palestine; torn open at top - a few pieces missing from top edge. Rare period mail: although postmark date unclear, it pre-dates 11 June suspension of the revised Empire air mail service (following Italy's entry into the war); from July 1940 military mail used British franks. Proud notes that at this time British military mail was carried both by British and foreign carriers. The Advance Base Post Office moved to GAZA as of August 1940.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Australian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Australia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1940 Fall of France, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant franks on covers, 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
70902
10-06-1940 British army mail from Palestine via Italy on same day Italy entered WWII
22270902
WWII British military mail in Palestine / Italy enters War: 10 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 123 (SARAFAND) to CLEETHORPES, franked 25m using Mandate pictorals & tied by 2 strikes of FPO postmark; as per 25m rate used, cover was carried by Italian Ala Littoria airlines (Imperial Airlines charged 60m in this period & the KLM route ceased as of 10 May) on its last day of service as Italy entered the war on the same day (declaring war at 16:30 in the afternoon, but with the declaration only taking effect at midnight of the 10th-11th). Proud notes that British military mail was carried both by British and foreign carriers including Ala Littoria. From July 1940, British military post from Palestine was franked using British stamps. Cover passed censor #1024 in Palestine; vertically folded; opened roughly at back, complete. Very rare postal link. The postal significance of Italy's entry into the war this date was the immediate suspension of the Empire airmail services the same day.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, United Kingdomian,British, Italian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United Kingdom, Italy, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1940 Fall of France, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail, 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
70903
12-6-1940 WWII British army airmail from Palestine on 1st horseshoe route flight
21070903
WWII British military mail in Palestine / 1st 'horseshoe' routed post- Empire Air Mail: 12 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 121 (Jaffa Road, JERUSALEM) to NUNEATON, tied by British airmail etiquette & franked 60m using 12x 5m Mandate pictorals (scarce multiple franking) per the Imperial Airlines/BOAC air mail service rate - here applied on the new 'horseshoe route' service following Italy's entry into the war (midnight between 10-11 June - eg. the day before), the suspension of the Ala Littoria Italian air service/Mediterranean air route in total & cessation of the Empire Route airmail service on 11 June; tied by 7x strikes of the FPO's postmark: here transported on the route's first flight (WS1) leaving SYDNEY on 19 JUNE by air via TIBERIAS on the 27th or CAIRO on the 28th, to DURBAN South Africa, arriving there 1 July - and then by sea to UK (mail from this 1st flight is known to have reached the UK/Scotland on or around 25 JULY); passed censor #1042 in Palestine. Although the horseshoe route came into effect on 19 June, the paid airmail postage here would have qualified this cover to be carried on the next available air service. Key World War II postal history item.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, United Kingdomian,British, Italian, Egyptian, South African Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United Kingdom, Italy, Egypt, South Africa and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1940 Fall of France, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, 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
70904
WWII British army mail from Palestine immediately after 10 June air route change
21270904
WWII British military mail in Palestine / post- Empire Air Mail alternative routed mail: 15 JUNE 1940 green honour envelope (by J.D. & Co., Apsley) from FPO 122 (TULKARM) to CLIFTONVILLE (misspelled "-mille"), franked 25m using 5x 5m Mandate pictorals (scarce multiple franking) at the period Ala Littoria Italian air mail rate to the UK (no other possibility for this fee at this time) - except that this service was suspended on 10-11 June with Italy's entry into the War: though posted in time to be carried by the 1st flight (WS1) of the new semi-air/semi-sea 'horseshoe route', departing SYDNEY on 19 JUNE, this cover was underfranked for the service's 60m postage rate via Imperial Airlines/BOAC and as backstamped 16 SEP 1940 MARGATE transit (eg. as per Kent region address on cover) - key proving date, 94 days transit in total - unlikely to have been carried via the horseshoe route as the 1st flight's UK-bound mail reached Britain on or around 25 JUNE (the 8th flight leaving SYDNEY 7 AUG would be the closest possibility); probably transported entirely by sea around Africa, then northward to the UK; locally re-routed to LONDON. Passed censor #1030 in Palestine; opened gently at back & resealed. Rare instance of alternate routing to the horseshoe route in this early period.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, United Kingdomian,British, South African, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United Kingdom, South Africa, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1940 Fall of France, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, 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
70905
9/1940 WWII Australian military mail to Scotland from Palestine via Horseshoe Route
21570905
WWII Australian-British military mail in Palestine / 'Horseshoe Route': 15 SE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 122 (TULKARM) to EDINBURGH Scotland, franked 1s/3d at period 'hourshoe route' rate, using British stamps & tied by 2 strikes of FPO postmark; return addressed to soldier of D Troop, 4th Battery, 2/2 Field Regiment, 6th Division of 2nd Australian Imperial Force (AIF - the volunteer component of the wartime Australian Army; not recorded as serving in Palestine but the 6th Division fought in the Western Desert Campaign at Bardia, Tobruk & Benghazi) - unusual as military mail normally sent without displayed return address. Passed censor #224 in Palestine. This special rate was in use locally from Sept. - Nov. 1940; mail was sent by air via TIBERIAS or CAIRO to DURBAN South Africa, and then by sea to UK: here probably on flight WS16 departing SYDNEY on 11 SEPT, reaching TIBERIAS/CAIRO on 19-20th & DURBAN on the 23rd. Slit open at top. Rare origin & scarce route.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, United Kingdomian,British, Scottish, Egyptian, South African Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United Kingdom, Scotland, Egypt, South Africa and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons,
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70906
7/1941 WWII Indian Army airmail from ASMARA to JERUSALEM via newly liberated BEIRUT
20570906
Wartime incoming military mail / early Free French censored mail: 6 JLY 1941 "On Active Service" air mail cover on Palestine-made "DOAR" company manufactured airmail stationary from Indian Army FPO 90 (ASMARA, Eritrea) to Barclays Bank JERUSALEM, franked 9 Anna (back) per Indian air rate & tied by 3 strikes of FPO postmark + passed censor with officer's endorsement (triangular cachet on front); backstamped 9 JLY 41 BASE OFFICE 2 (KHARTOUM) transit; marked by Deputy Chief Field Censor (Egypt) on front. Of note, probable routing via BEIRUT as per 2x numbered censor marks on back "C2383" in manuscript & "3-3886" handstamp, conforming to censor signatures M/s Type D (which start "23") and M/s Type C (which start "3", similar in font-style to period used handstamp in Beirut) and period use (earliest known censored mail in Beirut dated 13 July); here pre-dating Robertson's earliest known dates of use (Nov & Sept. 1941) for these notations + "C" ('censor'?) prefix undocumented - a discovery piece for censored mail; close proximity of last digit of the two censor numbers, "3" and "6" may conform to later-used habit of day-dating censored mail in Beirut by adding a "3" to the actual day of entry and day of exit from the censor. Partly slit open at top. Rare origin, unusual Levant routing & curious association of 'Doar' stationary with unit in Eritrea. Significant postal history as Beirut liberated just on 12 July.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Eritrean, Sudanese, Egyptian, Lebanese Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70907
WWII Australian military mail from Kastina to Jerusalem via Gaza with rare W2 postmark
19470907
WWII Australian forces in Palestine: 2 JUN 1941 cover from 2nd Brigade HQ Post Office W.2. (Sacher unlisted; QASTINA) to Barclays Bank JERUSALEM, as not marked "OAS", franked 15m (Ba108) - 5m overcharge for period domestic letter rate & tied by strike of W2 postmark (Proud rated 200); passed censor 1787 with officer's signature on front; backstamped 5 JU 41 GAZA civilian post transit (Dorf-6 predating his earliest known date of use by almost a year) - unusual routing & next day JERUSALEM arrival. Slit open at top, resealed by collector.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Censored Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $79.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70908
11/1942 WWII censored mail from JERUSALEM to soldier in CAIRO, with rare postmark
18070908
Military mail in Palestine: 30 NOV 1942 civilian family correspondence cover in German from JERUSALEM to soldier at MEF CAIRO, tied by airmail etiquette & franked 15m (either for period surface mail to Egypt or airmail rate via MISR) using Ba108 tied by machine & single-circle postmarks; passed deputy chief censor & backstamped 2 DE 42 FPO 154 arrival (scarce postmark - undocumented period/locale in Proud). Opened gently at back & resealed.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Unique/Discovery Piece,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70909
10/1941 WWII franked & censored Australian military airmail from BEIRUT to BRISBANE
18970909
WWII Australian postal service in Lebanon: 2 OC 1941 OAS airmail cover on Australian Commonwealth Forces stationary from FPO 28 (APS, BEIRUT) to BRISBANE, franked 9d (multiple franking) & tied by 4 strikes of postmark; with officer endorsement at left & triangular censor 4416 handstamp on front; sender among troops prior to transfer to TOBRUK. Cut open at left; frontal tear repaired. Scarce origin.


Product Tags: Lebanese, Australian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Lebanon, Australia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Censored Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70910
3/1943 WWII stampless censored British military mail from Libya to HAIFA via Egypt
20870910
Wartime incoming military mail: 5 MR 1943 stampless On Active Service cover from FPO 515 (DERNA, Libya) to HAIFA, marked by local military censor 2286 & Deputy Chief Field Censor cachet (Egypt); opened roughly at top, repaired, complete. Rare origin.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Libyan, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Libya, Egypt, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70911
12/1943 WWII airforce censored British military mail from Egypt to Palestine
20270911
Military mail to Palestine: 14 DE 1943 green honor envelope (by C. & Co. (B) Ltd.) from EGYPT 7 (CAIRO - Headquarters RAF Middle East Force / APO S.241 - 3 days after Proud's last known date of use, during undocumented period) to MESHEK YAGUR via HAIFA, tied by Egyptian Postage prepaid military date-stamp; passed RAF & deputy chief censors; backstamped 17 DE 43 FPO 156 (PALESTINE - Haifa?) arrival (scarce postmark); opened gently at back, bottom part of flap torn and stuck to cover.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Small Locales,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70912
10/1944 WWII mail from TEL AVIV to Jewish soldier in Egypt; re-routed + rare postmark
19870912
Jewish military mail: OCT 1944 Mandate postal stationary postcard from TEL AVIV to Hebrew-speaking addressee with 'Middle East Force', pre-franked 7m & tied by machine cancel & double-ring postmark; tied by Deputy Field Chief Censor cachet (CAIRO), re-routed 12 OCT with "Last Location at" adhesive applied & backstamped same day by full strike of rare FPO 245 postmark ("not seen" per Proud for this period, and assigned per his research to mobile FPO S.206 possibly at EL DABA Egypt).


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian Postcards, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Unique/Discovery Piece,
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70913
7/1944 WWII Polish military mail in Palestine handled & censored by Polish army
19670913
WWII Polish Forces in Palestine mail: 24 VII 1944 stampless cover from Polish military field post office 112 (PALESTINE) to 1st Company [unclear] & tied by full strike of POCZTA POLOWA 112 double-ring date-stamp (Sach-K52); opened/resealed by the Polish military censor using bilingual Polish-English label & tied by round bilingual Polish-English censor cachet; cut open at right.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Polish Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Poland and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70914
1946 British Military mail in Palestine from Lydda to Ramleh with rare FPO 28 postmark
19770914
Military mail in Palestine: 12 FE 1946 "certified official" OHMS cover from 'C' military hospital LYDDA to RAMLEH tied by rare FPO 28 postmark + hospital & 'certified official' handstamps; backstamped 16 FE 46 ER RAMLE arrival (Dorf-7); opened gently with flap.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Small Locales
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70915
2/1945 WWII British military mail from UK to Palestine via Egypt; rare postmark
19770915
Military mail to Palestine: 8(?) FE 1945 stampless 'On Active Service' cover in Hebrew from FPO 786 (UK) to MESHEK YAGUR tied by rare FPO 786 postmark (Proud unseen for this period, listed as assigned FPO D.A.R.I.); passed Egyptian deputy chief & Palestine Censors; backstamped Base Post Office 15 (CAIRO) machine cancel for transit & 18 FE 45 MESEHK YAJUR arrival (dorf-1); opened gently at back, right flap tip torn & stuck to cover.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian, United Kingdomian,British, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt, United Kingdom, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Philately - Small Locales
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70916
6/1946 mail from TEL AVIV to Jewish Brigade member; redirected as active service mail
20070916
Jewish Brigade mail: 12 JU 1946 family correspondence cover from TEL AVIV (return addressed GIVATAYIM) to relative in Jewish Brigade (assigned to British Army on the Rhine), franked 10m per inland letter rate (should have been 20m for non-UK surface mail - but not taxed), tied by strike of local postmark; backstamped 22 JU 46 FPO 690 (ANTWERP) arrival, but as soldier demobilized, redirected back as "on active service" mail & backstamped 12 JY 46 RAMAT GAN transit; slit open left & bottom, some worm holes near edges. Unusual postal handling.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Dutch,Hollandish,Netherlandish Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Netherlands and from World War II, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Taxed Mail, Philately - Stampless Mail, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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