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70936
1948 Interim 3-PERIOD mail ABROAD via SS Kedma from TEL AVIV to UK with MIXED franking
25970936
1948 Interim mail abroad: undated surface mail commercial cover on pre-printed stationary from TEL AVIV to LONDON, franked 35 mils per Mandate period-7 postage rate (15m surface rate to UK + 20m for additional 20g weight) using mixed franking of Interim 10m Negev corner pair + 5m/10m Mandate pictorals, tied by 2 strikes of local interim postmark - here two activities against postal regulations: mail abroad had to be a) franked only with Mandate stamps, and b) cancelled by Mandate obliterators; slit open at top. As posted prior to 16 May (first day of Israel State post), probably carried by the ship SS Kedma which reached TEL AVIV on May 24th & departed on May 27th (otherwise via SS Marine Carp in Haifa between 17-20 May before its departure); prior to this SS Franconia or SS Argentina departed on May 16th but from Haifa (SS Kedma departed 6 May but from Haifa & with Mandate post mail). Rare period outgoing mail & postal handling + 3 postal authority period cover.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian, United Kingdomian,British, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Minhelet Haam/Interim period and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate, United Kingdom, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 1948 - 1st Day of Israel which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70990
17-5-1948 1st Israeli outbound sea mail on SS Marine Carp from HAIFA to CHICAGO
21470990
Early Israeli postal links / 1st outbound sea mail (SS Marine Carp): 17-5-1948 registered cover from HAIFA to CHICAGO, originally franked 35m per period surface mail rate on 16 May ("First Day" of Israeli post) using 2x 10m & 15m (Ba 3/4) Doar Ivri stamps tied by 2 strikes of Haifa Head Post Office postmark + Head Post Office registry-label; although addressee Stanley Shure (founder of Shure Radio Co.) was founder of Israel Palestine Philatelic Society, non-dispatch of cover & the additional (unnecessary) 5m franking next day tied by HAIFA-4 (income tax assessment office?) postmark (and dispatch - 2 backstamps on reverse) suggests the sender may have known he missed the 16 May departure of either ship SS Franconia or SS Argentina (identity unknown) which docked in Haifa on the 12th/13th and carried [pre-State] mail for abroad that had accumulated at the port's postal warehouse, and re-deposited the mail at a different Post Office in order to board the newly docked SS Marine Carp, which brought in Israel's first incoming sea mail, and departed on the 20th with Israel's first outbound sea mail (also the only documented non-Israeli ship to carry outbound surface mail until Nov. 1952) - not a trivial matter as the next outbound sea mail was only dispatched on 27 May - from TEL AVIV. Backstamped 6-6-1948 NEW YORK REG DIV transit, next day CHICAGO REG DIV transit & arrival. Slit open at top, well documented & very fine rare mail.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United States and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 1948 - 1st Day of Israel, which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70991
9-06-1948 mail from 1st Air France flight from HAIFA via TEL AVIV to PARIS
20970991
Air France first flight: 9-6-1948 airmail stationary cover from TEL AVIV (return addressed "Palestine") to PARIS, franked 35m per FA-1 postage period airmail letter rate to France & tied by TEL AVIV Head Post Office postmark + special Tel Aviv-applied black bilingual Hebrew/French 1st flight 2-line text cachet (narrow text): probably carried on 1st flight from HAIFA on 11 June and not [2nd] "1st flight" from TEL AVIV of 16 June as this flight only announced day before; here dispatched before Aloni's recorded dates of 15/16 June for the 1st flight from TEL AVIV - unusual/rare; opened gently at back.


Product Tags: Israeli, French Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, France and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70992
10-6-1948 registered airmail from 1st Air France flight to PARIS; mixed perforation franking
24870992
Air France first flight from Haifa: 10-6-1948 registered airmail cover from HAIFA to PARIS, franked 50m per FA-1 postage period rate (35m airmail letter + 15m registered fee) using mixed perforation franking of 10m rouletted & 2x20m & tied by Head Post Office postmark, ensorsed manuscript "per Air France"; carried on 1st flight from Israel since restoration of airmail links with France of 9 June (& registered service 8 June), on 11 June (arriving 12th); tied on front by special Haifa-applied violet (wide text) bilingual Hebrew/French 1st flight 2-line text cachet & backstamped 14-6-1948 PARIS arrival; slit open at top.


Product Tags: Israeli, French Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, France and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, 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
70993
14-06-1948 early Israeli airmail from NETANYA to BUDAPEST, with Mandate postmarks
21470993
1948 early foreign postal links: 14 JU 1948 airmail cover from NATHANYA to BUDAPEST franked 40m period airmail rate to Europe using block 4x 10m Doar Ivri Ba3 and tied by reintroduced Mandate NATHANYA postmark (Proud D2/Dorf-2); arrived 18 VI 48 and reached address on the 19th. The cover was flown by Czechoslovak Airlines on 15 June, flying via Haifa (as Lydda was not operational until Sept. 1948)-Athens-Rome-Prague; CSA opened the Israel-Hungary postal route less than a week earlier, on June 9th. Opened at bottom, left edge creases; preserved on original exhibition mount. The Israeli trilingual postmark entered local use on 1 July. Scarce overseas mail with mandate dispatch date-stamp.


Product Tags: Israeli, Hungarian, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, Hungary, Palestine Mandate, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70994
16-6-1948 early Israeli airmail from TEL AVIV to ZURICH; tabbed rouletted franks
26170994
Early airmail links: 16-6-1948 airmail commercial cover on Israeli "Afo" stationary from TEL AVIV (return-addressed Bat Yam) to ZURICH franked 40m per FA-1 postage period rate to Switzerland, using 3 color fully tabbed perforation mix of Doar Ivri stamps 5x 3m & 2x 10m rouletted (Ba 1c/3c) + 5m 11:11 perforated tabbed single (Ba 2), tied by 5 full strikes of TEL AVIV Head Post Office trilingual postmark. Airmail service to Switzerland was restored on 9 June; this cover may have been carried by the 2nd Air France flight from TEL AVIV to Paris on 16 June. Sender added "State of Israel" to return address sometime after writing the return address. Slit open at bottm, right flap tip missing; very fine. Catalogue value alone for the stamps = $660; estimated value $700-750.


Product Tags: Israeli, Swiss Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, Switzerland and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant franks on covers,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70995
16-6-1948 early Israeli airmail to America from TEL AVIV to NEW JERSEY
20370995
Early airmail to US: 16-6-1948 registered commercial airmail cover from TEL AVIV to hair business ELIZABETH New Jersey, franked 80m per FA-1 postage period rate (65m airmail to US + 15m registered fee) using 50m + 2x 15m & tied by 2 strikes of Head Post Office postmark on front + 1x on back (flap sealed with 20m frank tab) - here mailed 7 days after Israel's commencement of airmail to the US (9 June) & 7 days after earliest known date of dispatch (9 June via CSA); carried either by CSA, Air France or KLM; tied by national loan cachet (against regulations as this not domestic registered mail); backstamped 6-27-1948 New York AMF (Air Mail Field) & same day NY REG DIV transits, next day arrival; unclaimed 28th & 29th but apparently delivered and not returned to sender; cut open at right. The US resumed airmail service to Israel on the 26 June.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United States and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70996
21-6-1948 early Israeli airmail from RAMAT GAN to BUDAPEST, with Mandate postmark
21270996
1948 early foreign postal links: 21 JU 1948 airmail stationary commercial cover from RAMAT GAN to BUDAPEST franked 40m at period airmail rate to Europe using pair of 20m Doar Ivri and tied by reintroduced Mandate Ramat Gan postmark Dorf-4; arrived 26 VI 48 and reached address on the 28th. Probably transported by Czechoslovak Airlines which opened the Israel-Hungary postal route on the 9th of that month, flying via Haifa (as Lydda was not operational until Sept. 1948)-Athens-Rome-Prague. Slit open at top. The Israeli trilingual postmark entered local use on 1 July. Scarce overseas mail with mandate dispatch date-stamp.


Product Tags: Israeli, Hungarian, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, Hungary, Palestine Mandate, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70997
29-6-1948 rare use of interim JERUSALEM Egg postmarks on airmail to SAN DIEGO
26470997
1948 JERUSALEM Interim overseas mail: 29 JUNE 1948 airmail commercial cover (return addressed "Palestine") to SAN DIEGO, franked 65 mils per FA-1 postage period rate to US using 3x 20m + 1x 5m Doar Ivri stamps tied by 2x strikes of transition period "Egg" postmark of the Head Post Office - this rare on overseas mail; opened gently at back, tear to flap & cover's top left corner missing, vertical fold in center. On this date the US formally announced the resumption of air mail service to Israel (which technically began already on the 26th).


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United States and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70998
2-07-1948 early Israeli airmail to America, from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK
21370998
Early US-Israel airmail: 2 JUL 1948 airmail cover from New York to "Haaretz" newspaper TEL AVIV "Palestine" (replaced by "Israel" in manuscript), meter-franked 25c per period airmail letter rate (service for commercial papers, printed-matter & samples only available from 16 Aug.): commencement of US-Israel airmail began 26 June (officially announced on the 29th), so this early airmail. Slit open at top, minor tear top right.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United States and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70999
1948-1950 airmail cover from TRIPOLITANIA to TEL AVIV; overprinted franks & marked AV2
20770999
Early Israeli postal links: 7-12 [unclear] airmail cover from TRIPOLITANIA to TEL AVIV, franked 30L using 3x BMA Tripolitania 10 MAL overprinted 5d stamps (Sa-7) & tied by 2 strikes of local date-bridge postmark, cover marked "A.V.2" (M-type-14) using local instructional marking handstamp - used on 'top of pile' cover of small batch of airmail, grouped together with other batches intended for different destinations in mail bag, which is then opened at various mail exchange offices for further routing. As franks in use between 7/1948 - 1/1950, this is the estimated postmark time; locale kept postal relations with Israel from 31-08-1948 to May 1954. Cut open at top, small piece missing from back-flap (part of return address visible), peripheral tear at top-right. Rare origin; large Jewish population (c.40k) of which 31k emigrated to Israel between 1948-51.


Product Tags: Israeli, Tripolitanian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, Tripolitania and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71000
20-8-1948 very early Israeli postal censorship on incoming mail from US to HAIFA
19371000
Very early (incoming) postal censorship: 20-8-1948 airmail cover from NEW YORK (United States/America) to HAIFA "Palestine", franked 25c per period overseas letter rate; [torn] opened at back & sealed with Haifa censor's cream & blue Israeli "Army Censor" label 1005 and tied by "Chet-25" (Haifa) censor cachet (unusual design - fonts/spacing, different from the period types usually seen) + backstamped 26-8-1948 HAIFA head post office arrival; re-routed to TEL AVIV; slit open at top + vertical fold. This is very early mail inspection in Israel.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United States and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71001
26-8-1948 very early Israeli postal censorship on outbound mail from HAIFA to UK
26271001
Very early (outbound) postal censorship: 26-8-1948 airmail cover on Hotel Zion stationary from HAIFA to NEWINGTON (UK), franked 40m per FA-1 postage period 25m rate to UK (15m convenience overfranking) using tabbed pair 20m (Ba 5) & tied by full strike of HAIFA-3 (Mount Carmel BO) postmark; opened & sealed with plain brown label by Haifa military "Chet 4" censor (cachet marks on front & back) - this being very early mail inspection in Israel, predating use of printed censor labels. Slit open at top, vertical fold at center, very fine.


Product Tags: Israeli, United Kingdomian,British Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United Kingdom and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Hotel & related mail, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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