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Postal History - Israel

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70937
*15 MAY* 1948 EARLIEST ISRAELI MAIL with Interim & Mandate postal markings
3270937

**1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948** registered cover with interim markings: local HAIFA registered cover from AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to MOUNT CARMEL, franked 25m per period registered letter rate using interim 5m Negev & 2x 10m brown Diaspora I (Ba 34/#44-45), all with violet TEL AVIV overprints & tied by 2 strikes of "reintroduced" Mandate AHUZAT SAMUEL HAIFA postmark (GD-117; no interim canceller was used here, only Mandate) dated 15 MY 48 - here Saturday night/Jewish start of Sunday (after Shabbat) - this very rare; not backstamped: prepared for registered service but this service was not available at the Ahuzat Samuel post office, so mailed as regular mail & marked by INTERIM dateless postmark on arrival on front + 2x on back - this KEY issue: those postmarks were used either late on 15th or early 16th May, as this Post Office received Israeli trilingual postmark sometime on 16th, so very rare use of interim cancel after Independence day (14 May). Rare combination on cover + "first day" / 3 period cover. Unsealed. POSTAL HISTORY GEM.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Minhelet Haam/Interim period and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Israel 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 - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, 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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70954
5/1948 War besieged TZFAT Mandate-franked printed matter mail & local postmark
3770954
1948 beseiged Safed interim post: 10 MAY 1948 local printed-matter cover franked 5m per period 3m printed-matter rate (2m convenience overcharge) using Mandate Ba93 stamp tied by full strike of "circular local" postmark in carmine; cut open at top. Probably posted sealed (against printed-matter reguations) to protect its contents as operation to liberate the town began that same day; Mandate frank justified as local issue only denominated as 10m. Evaluated as a genuine cover: postmark matches known dimensions (39mm/26mm) & lettering + carmine (not red) ink; imprint of postmark ink on back, like cover placed in mail stack; stamp affixed close to edge (unlike unaddressed souvenirs); address is without street as most known local covers of this period & addressee is not a known philatelic name. Rare as bearing Mandate frank (no longer sold, as local issue then available; 3m known used on 7- & 8-05-48 wrappers, supply possibly used up, hence 5m here).


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Safed and Postal History from Israel, 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 cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Printed Matter mail
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70955
5/1948 Independence War mail from besieged TZFAT to TEL AVIV, with local stamp
3270955
1948 War of Independence/besieged Safed: 10 May 1948 civilian cover on "Doar" stationary from SAFED to TEL AVIV, franked 10m per period letter rate using corner guttered local issue (setting II type 6) on 6th day of use tied by local circular interim postmark; slit open at top. Cover was posted on same day of the Israeli operation to liberate the city (11 May).


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Safed and Postal History from Israel, 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 cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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70956
1948 besieged NAHARIYA 1st SLOGAN type B PROOF on original Gestetner paper
3070956
1948 interim mail/Nahariya slogans: 1ST SLOGAN PROOF printed on light blue-green Gestetner watermarked paper, size: 19.8 x 14.6cm. This is Type B of the 1st slogan, designed by Shlomo Shoshani, and used later on 22 March as a replacement for Type A for design problems including the incorrect date. The 1st slogan was only used for 1 day (22 March 1948). Only about 14 covers are known marked by either type of the 1st slogan; here as a Proof very rare & depicts the postmark at an early stage of use. Estimated value $8,000-10,000++ (Bale values marked covers at $8500).


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Proof/Trial object, 1948 Israel: Nahariya and Postal History from Israel, 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 cachets & postal markings, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Proofs & Essays, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Significant Route, 1st edition,
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70957
1948 besieged NAHARIYA 2nd Slogan handstamp on 1st day of use on mail to HAIFA
3270957
1948 interim mail/Nahariya 2ND SLOGAN 1st Day of use: 2x superb full strikes dated 23 MAR 1948 tied to front & back of cover to Rina Shine HAIFA (from "Shitz" in Nahariya), franked 10m using Mandate pictoral (Ba 97) & cancelled 26 MAR 48 by Haifa machine cancel; vertical fold at center, slit open at top. The slogan was applied to mail carried by the emergency sea-route established while Nahariya was under siege, once a service fee of 20mil had been paid (for outgoing mail). The pre-applied frank (10m for letter rate) was then cancelled when the letter was deposited with the Mandate postal service in Haifa. This 2nd slogan design was in use for only 2 days (23-24 March); covers sent on the 23rd were cancelled in Haifa on the 26th. Certified by Aloni & Tsachor. Estimated value $5000+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Nahariya and Postal History from Israel, 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 cachets & postal markings, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
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70958
1948 besieged NAHARIYA 4th Slogan handstamp on 1st day of use on mail to HAIFA
3370958
1948 interim mail/Nahariya 4th slogan: 4 APR 1948 commercial cover from NAHARIYA to HAIFA, mailed pre-franked 10m per period letter rate using vertical pair 5m Mandate pictorals & tied front/back by 4th slogan postmark on 1st day of use (indicating 20m advance fee for this service was paid); cover was transported from besieged Nahariya by sea to HAIFA, where posted 13 AP 48 at the Mandate Post Office. Slit open at top, horizontal fold.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Nahariya and Postal History from Israel, 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 cachets & postal markings, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
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70959
7th slogan postmark on 14-05-1948 Independence Day mail from besieged NAHARIYA to HAIFA
2870959
1948 interim mail/Nahariya 7th slogan: 14 May 1948 "Last Date" (of Mandate) commercial cover (return address on front) from beseiged NAHARIYA to Barclays Bank HAIFA, pre-franked 10m per period letter rate using Haifa overprinted interim Technion stamp + local 1st issue 20m "Emergency Post" stamp (for emergency post dispatch service fee); local frank tied by 7th slogan canceller + large rubber dater to confirm payment of service fee, and interim frank tied by blue local Minhelet Ha'am post office postmark (opened locally since 6 May; prior to that cancelled by Post Office in Haifa upon arrival). Nahariya was beseiged until 17 May when Akko was conquered and the road to Haifa reopened the next day; between 22 March and 21 May the local emergency postal service operated via sea to Haifa. Slit open at left, vertically folded; rare genuine commerical cover marked such in this period.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Nahariya and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
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70960
14-05-1948 1st/Last day/3-period incoming mail from TEL AVIV to besieged NAHARIYA
3170960
1948 interim 1st Day & 'Last Day'/3 period/besieged Nahariya incoming mail: undated cover from TEL AVIV to NAHARIYA ("near Haifa") franked 10mil using a Kofer HaYishuv stamp + invalid 10m denominated JNF label perhaps for patriotic purposes & tied by full strike of local interim postmark (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; as accepted, cover not taxed); cover was transmitted by Minhelet Ha'am post at the Haifa Head Post Office to Nahariya Local Council mail service which transferred it by sea to Nahariya, where incoming mail service charge was collected by affixing "11 mil" red local delivery stamp - this rare and used only towards the end of the service once the yellow label supply was exhausted, and "cancelled" using newly reintroduced Mandate Nahariya postmark dated 21 MY 48 - first day of use of this postmark and last day of the Local Council's emergency mail service. Cover probably mailed 14 May (last day of Minhelet Ha'am mail outside of Nahariya); siege on Nahariya lifted 17 May; sea-route transit time was c.3 days. Slit open at top, very fine. Estimated value $800-1000.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Nahariya and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
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70962
10-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to HAIFA with interim franks/postmarks
2870962
1948 outbound JERUSALEM siege mail: commercial cover to HAIFA franked 10m per letter rate using 1st Jerusalem locals (Ba102) on 2nd day of issue, tied by local interim postmark & 10 MAY 1948 dater. Could have been carried on 1st convoy of 18 June (lacks backstamp as not registered letter); could also have been taken by courier via "Burma road", opened 1 June (note light horizonal fold: most courier covers were folded, mostly vertically), although lack of Haifa postmark on franking means cover was not entered into postal system outside of Jerusalem - direct courier to addressee. Scarce mail regardless, and if convoy cover, scarce particularly as it's not registered mail. Opened roughly at back. Estimated value $175+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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70963
10-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to HAIFA with interim franks/postmarks
2770963
1948 JERUSALEM 1st convoy mail: commercial cover from Keren HaYesod on business stationary to HAIFA, franked 10m per letter rate using 1st locals with lake variety on 2nd day of issue Ba102a tied by local interim postmark & 10 MAY 1948 dater; transported on 1st convoy of 18 June (carrying mail dated 9-12 May) but not backstamped as not registered letter. Scarce as such. Opened gently at back. Estimated value $180+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route,
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70964
1948 1st convoy express mail from JERUSALEM to HAIFA with interim franks/postmarks
2770964
1948 JERUSALEM 1st convoy mail: commercial express registered cover to HAIFA, franked 65m per period rate using mix 1st locals 25m (Ba103) & complete set 2nd locals (Ba104-6) tied by 2 strikes of black interim postmark + 2 strikes 11 MAY 1948 dater (3rd day 1st locals use; 2nd day 2nd locals use); transported on 1st convoy of 18 June (carrying mail dated 9-12 May) but not backstamped as not registered letter. Scarce as such; rare rate & franking. Cut open at left. Estimated value $400+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
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70965
9-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV; address unknown & returned
3470965
1948 1st convoy mail from besieged JERUSALEM: scarce regular mail cover from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV franked at the period letter rate 10m using 1st local issue Ba102 tied by local Minhelet Ha'am postmark and linear dater 9 MAY 1948 (unclear but corroborated by 1st issue's 1st date of issue as 9 May); transported by the 1st convoy which carried Jerusalem mail dated 9-12 May which accumulated in Rechavia, but marked "unknown" address on back (cachet & manuscript) with handwritten date 18-6 as with other mail delivered by 1st convoy in TEL AVIV - and returned to sender. Unusual as returned convoy mail.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
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70966
1948 JERUSALEM siege period couriered/flown? mail to TEL AVIV postmarked 23-06-1948
2570966
1948 JERUSALEM siege period couriered (flown?) mail: cover from female in JERUSALEM to female in TEL AVIV franked 10m at period letter rate using Jerusalem 2nd locals Ba105; couriered to TEL AVIV and posted locally in June 1948, tied by 23-6-1948 TEL AVIV trilingual postmark (per elements of faint Hebrew date) - interim franking was invalid outside Jerusalem after 22 May and accepted inconsistently. Although the postal siege on Jerusalem ended on this date, courier mail from there continued into July-August; though probably carried via the 'Burma Road' there are 2 light circular postmarks on the back of the size used by the Army's APO/Base postmarks suggesting that the cover may actually have been flown out by Army post (to TEL AVIV): though it lacks markings by one of the 4 known authorizing bodies for privileged civilian airmail it is possible that it was airmailed without such authorization (correctly not stamped by military markings on the civilian franking), and then entered into the local postal system by a courier where the frank was cancelled by the civilian post; opened gently at back, with vertical fold as is typical of courered covers.


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
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70967
1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV with interim franks/postmarks
2970967
1948 JERUSALEM 1st convoy mail: commercial cover to civilian in TEL AVIV return addressed "Sherut Yael" (Yael Taxi service) in JERUSALEM, franked 35m using 10m + 25m 2nd local issue stamps (Ba105/106) on 3rd day of use tied by single strike violet interim postmark & 2 strikes of 12 MAY 1948 dater. Overfranked possibly due to extra weight, Jerusalem postage limited to local issue denominations. As non-registered letter, no backstamps but probably carried by 1st convoy of 18 June; scarce as such. Cut open at left. Estimated value $230+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route,
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70968
1948 registered mail on 1st convoy from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV with interim franks/postmarks
3270968
1948 JERUSALEM 1st convoy mail: registered cover to Anglo-Palestine Bank in TEL AVIV, posted at Anglo-Palestine Bank (JERUSALEM 4), franked 25m at period registered letter rate using 2nd local issue Ba106 tied by single strike of local interim postmark (+ 2 on back) & 12 MAY 1948 dater; transported on 1st convoy of 18 June & backstamped same day TEL AVIV arrival; slit open at bottom. Estimated value $235+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route,
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70969
10-05-1948 local JERUSALEM registered mail with 1st day interim frank + postmark
3570969
1948 besieged JERUSALEM interim mail: local registered commercial cover postmarked at Machane Yehuda Branch Office (JERUSALEM 6) franked 40m (25m registered + 2x 6m additonal weight) using mix of 25m 1st local issue (Ba103) on 2nd day of issue & 5m + 10m 2nd local issue (Ba104-105) on 1st day of issue, tied by 3 strikes of slightly deformed local interim postmark + single strike of 10 MAY 1948 dater (and 2 strikes on back); cut open at top. Estimated value $300+


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
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70973
21-5-1948 1st PEDI airmail to TEL AVIV: #28 with both cancellation types & cachets
2670973
1948 PEDI first flight mail - numbered 28: airmail stationary cover from BROOKLYN to TEL AVIV franked 25c regular airmail rate, postmarked MAY 21 1948 (1st day of PEDI service) using both Type I and II cancels, and bearing very low serial number, 28 (out of 1288 carried on 1st flight); with US "First Flight" & locally applied CSA cachets on front; this 1st flight arrived in Haifa 2 June; opened roughly at back (some tears have been repaired and frank re-attached); 3 vertical folds; complete. "Palestine Emergency Deliveries Inc." was a private company founded by the Jewish Agency in New York, to collect mail and send it to Israel at a time when the British ceased their postal activities in the Mandate and air links to it were suspended. PEDI mail was carried as baggage, first on a KLM flight to Rome (ref. instructional marking on front), and then forwarded to Israel by Czechoslovakian airlines.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: emergency 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, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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70974
21-5-1948 1st PEDI airmail with highest number #236 & BOTH cancellation types
2570974
1948 PEDI first flight mail - HIGHEST NUMBER with BOTH CANCELLATION TYPES: Zionist Organization of America airmail stationary cover from BROOKLYN to BNEI BRAK ("Palestine") franked 25c regular airmail rate, postmarked MAY 21 1948 (1st day of PEDI service) using both Type I and II cancels - as numbered 236 this is the highest recorded cover marked by both types (ref. IFPL p.93 says "211"); with US "First Flight" & locally applied CSA cachets on front; this 1st flight arrived in Haifa 2 June - per manuscript notation, cover delivered 9-6-48; cut open at left, very fine and rare. "Palestine Emergency Deliveries Inc." was a private company founded by the Jewish Agency in New York, to collect mail and send it to Israel at a time when the British ceased their postal activities in the Mandate and air links to it were suspended. PEDI mail was carried as baggage, first on a KLM flight to Rome (ref. instructional marking on front), and then forwarded to Israel by Czechoslovakian airlines.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: emergency 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, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
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70976
6/1948 PEDI non-registered airmail to TEL AVIV *WITH* Israeli arrival backstamp
2570976
1948 backstamped PEDI airmail: commercial cover from NYC to Walter Eitan at Foreign Ministry in Kirya TEL AVIV, machine franked 25c airmail rate on JUN 23 48 and tied by PEDI Type II cancel, cover numbered 19687 (corresponds to 23-24 June) - 15th shipment; backstamped 13-7-1948 HAKIRYA arrival - extremely rare on a PEDI cover as these not usually registered mails. Slit open at top. Eitan was a legendary diplomat & director general of the Foreign Ministry at this time. A similar cover numbered 7907 and backstamped 14-7-48 Rishon Le Zion arrival sold at auction (TAS-39 7/13) for $1500 on a $500 start. "Palestine Emergency Deliveries Inc." was a private company founded by the Jewish Agency in New York, to collect mail and send it to Israel at a time when the British ceased their postal activities in the Mandate and air links to it were suspended. PEDI mail was carried as baggage, first on a KLM flight to Rome (ref. instructional marking on front), and then forwarded to Israel by Czechoslovakian airlines.


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: emergency 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, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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70979
8/1948 South African Box 18 emergency airmail to Israel via Peltours in HAIFA to TEL AVIV
2670979
"Box 18 Johannesburg" emergency mail: undated Aronowitz family correspondence cover from JOHANNESBURG (South Africa) to TEL AVIV "Palestine"; posted unstamped within an envelope to "Box 18" JOHANNESBURG with required postage fee enclosed within, whereupon removed from outer envelope & sent via the South African Zionist Federation's airmail service to Palestine (parcels of letters sent as "Air Freight" on Pan African Air Charter airlines [PAAC] via Rhodesia-Kenya-Khartoum-Wadi Halfa (Sudan)-Aden(!) to HAIFA; established late April); cover marked by the service's cachet "Per Postal Communication | Box 18 Johannesburg" on front and vertically at right side; at HAIFA transferred to the Peltours mail operation which stamped it with their oval business "Pel" Palestine & Egypt Lloyd Ltd. | PELTOURS | Tel-Aviv cachet & posted it in TEL AVIV with a 10m Doar Ivri frank affixed (this pre-paid by sender), tied by 11-8-1948 head post office postmark. Slit open at top (the sealed side may be the result of the service's removal of the enclosed payment); the notation "7" next to "Tel Aviv denotes that payment for 7 such letters was made. Although postal relations between many countries and Israel resumed by August, this special airmail service continued until 13 September as only then South Africa resumed airmail services with Israel.


Product Tags: Israeli, South African, Sudanese, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: emergency postal links and Postal History from Israel, South Africa, Sudan, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, South Africa - National Party/Apartheid era, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Stampless Mail
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71005
1948 Jerusalem printed matter mail to Petach Tikva franked by rare 3rd interim series stamp
2971005
1948 JERUSALEM interim local mail: long printed matter cover from nutrition committee in JERUSALEM to PETACH TIKVA, marked "Printed Matter" (barely visible) and franked 5m for the 3m period printed-matter rate using rare locals III stamp with slanting "5" (Ba107) tied by large 38mm MEA SHEARIM branch office postmark with 21 JUNE 1948 rubber dater at center. Franking accepted in Petach Tikva although invalid outside of JERUSALEM as of 23 May. The postal siege on JERUSALEM ended 23 June: this cover most likely transported using the new "Burma Road" land route, opened 6 June. Mea Shearim branch office received the Israeli trilingual canceller around 7 Aug. Folded for length; gently opened.


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) and Postal History from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Printed Matter mail
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1948 Jerusalem printed matter mail with 3rd series interim frank & large Mea Shearim postmark
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1948 JERUSALEM interim mail: local commercial printed-matter cover franked 5m using rare 3rd local issue (Ba107; 2m convenience overfrank as city limited to local issue denominations) tied by large interim postmark (36.5mm - MEA SHEARIM branch post office) and 23 JUN 1948 dater (3 days after start of use of Doar Ivri franks in city); returned as addressee left (manuscript on back); unsealed per printed-matter regulations. Rare commercial use of Ba107 franking + large postmark. Estimated value $325+


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) and Postal History from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
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2-07-1948 early dated ROULETTED Doar Ivri frank on interim JERUSALEM mail + egg postmark
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Doar Ivri in Interim Jerusalem: rare rouletted 10m frank tied to cover from JERUSALEM to HAIFA & cancelled by -2 JULY 1948 interim egg postmark (2 days before last day of use). Doar Ivri stamps officially entered use in Jerusalem on 20 June but it is generally believed that the rouletted types were not included in the first shipment; as these were the earliest type of Doar Ivri stamps produced, these are rarely seen on later-dated mail originating from Jerusalem; cut open at top.


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) and Postal History from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
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71013
1948 local Jerusalem mail with rare 3rd series interim frank & near 1st day postmark
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1948 JERUSALEM interim mail: 30-7-1948 local registered cover on doctor's stationary, franked 30m per postage period rate (10m letter + 15m registered fee + 6m additional weight, here convenience undercharge of 1m) using mix of interim locals: 3x 5m 1st issue (Ba101; 1x with small damage) & 10m 1st issue (Ba102) & rare 5m 3rd issue (Ba107), tied by 5 full strikes of JERUSALEM-5 (main PO) postmark on front + 2 on back - this near/at 1st day of use (un-numbered trilingual device first used 4 July, others mid-late July - undetermined in Nachtigal); interim locals issue was still valid for local use until August. Slit open at top, very fine & rare franking. Estimated value $300+


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23-7-1948 Jerusalem to Tel Aviv mail with late mixed interim & Doar Ivri franking
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1948 JERUSALEM late Interim mixed franking mail: 23-7-1948 business stationary commercial cover to TEL AVIV franked 10m at period letter rate using mixture of 5m Doar Ivri Ba2 + 5m interim 1st local issue Ba101 stamps tied by 2 strikes of trilingual JERUSALEM-1 (Sorting Office) postmark (in use as of 4 July) - and local frank accepted so late in TEL AVIV for delivery: the use of interim franks in JERUSALEM was accepted until around 10 Oct., but outside of the city these need not have been accepted for making the delivery; opened gently at back.


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) and Postal History from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes,
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