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a61056
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 issu
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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).
SOLD $77.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61057
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 Shl
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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).
SOLD $620.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61060
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 10
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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.
SOLD $53.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61063
1948 War of Independence/POSTAL HISTORY GEM: cover from "Convoy Driver" (Nahag Shayara) return-addressed Bezalel Gaber at the Tel Aviv Hotel JERUSALEM to Aharonson Stamp Shop TEL A
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1948 War of Independence/POSTAL HISTORY GEM: cover from "Convoy Driver" (Nahag Shayara) return-addressed Bezalel Gaber at the Tel Aviv Hotel JERUSALEM to Aharonson Stamp Shop TEL AVIV, pre-franked 10m per period letter rate using 2nd issue local Ba105; sender apparently aware of inability to dispatch mail through postal service and had the cover couriered [by "Burma Road", newly opened to traffic 1 June; 1st convoy known to carry mail arrived 10 June] shortly before that 1st convoy returned to TEL AVIV (18 June) with accumulated mail from Jerusalem; here deposited into postal system 14 June where accepted untaxed by TEL AVIV Head Post Office & frank tied by full strike of postmark; re-routed locally to Post Office Box; folded vertically & horizontally as typical of couriered mail. Cover is of interest as sender identifies himself as "Convoy Driver": in light of pre-June 18th postmark he himself may have couried this cover on an earlier passage on Burma Road. Gaber (b. 1921) was a convoy driver to the Negev and to Jerusalem, was a driver in the big "Hulda" convoy of 31 March 1948 which was ambused and trapped in Jerusalem, where he remained until June (between Dec. 1947-Mar 1948, 224 convoys were sent to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, of which only 8 failed to arrive; convoys continued coming until 20 April). Gaber was a member of the "Shelev" transport cooperative prior to becoming a convoy driver. Convoy drivers (and convoy guards) are more or less anonymous heros of the Israeli War of Independence with little documented specifically about them, and this cover sheds a little light on their identity and whereabouts.
SOLD $220.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61066
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
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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+
SOLD $231.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61069
1948 1st convoy mail from besieged JERUSALEM: registered commercial cover from JERUSALEM 4 (Anglo Palestine Bank) to APB in TEL AVIV franked at period rate (10m letter + 15m regist
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1948 1st convoy mail from besieged JERUSALEM: registered commercial cover from JERUSALEM 4 (Anglo Palestine Bank) to APB in TEL AVIV franked at period rate (10m letter + 15m registration) using 25m 2nd local Ba106 stamps tied by local Minhelet Ha'am postmark (2 strikes on back) & vertical dater 12 MAY 1948 (unclear but consistent with 2nd local issue usage dates, starting 10 May), with registry-label 0103 on front (consistent with known number range for interim period); accumulated at Rechavia sorting center & dispatched to Tel Aviv with 1st convoy which took the accumulated mail from 9-12 May that arrived there 18 June 1948 - cover backstamped as such by local trilingual postmark + National Loan cachet applied by Tel Aviv sorting office. Estimated value $200+
SOLD $42.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61071
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 usi
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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+
SOLD $53.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61078
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) usi
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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.
SOLD $155.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61081
1948 emergency sea-mail: front of surface mail registered commercial cover on business stationary from PARIS to bank in TEL AVIV, pre-franked 45F locally per postage period rate bu
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1948 emergency sea-mail: front of surface mail registered commercial cover on business stationary from PARIS to bank in TEL AVIV, pre-franked 45F locally per postage period rate but not posted via French Post Office as surface mail to Palestine was suspended (until 15 June 1948): here, dispatched as a pre-paid "courier cover" brought on board Israeli ship "S/S Kedma" on its final transport of 1948 "emergency mail" before commencing transport of sea mail for the Israel Post (exclusively until Nov. 1952): this & other covers in this shipment were prepaid to the shipping company, who uniquely stamped these covers with bilingual English/Hebrew circular handstamp "KEDEM" Palestine Line LTD - T/S/S KEDMAH (here 2x full strikes, one tied to French franks) & affixed 10m Doar Ivri frank before depositing the mail in Israel for posting, here tied by 15.6.1948 HAIFA Head Post Office postmark (eg. same date as resumption sea mail with France). This was ship's 1st delivery of mail since 24 May, and the only incoming sea mail to Israel since. Illustrated in IFPL p. 139.
SOLD $330.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61082
1948 emergency mail: stampless courier cover on Jewish National Fund stationary from ARNHEM to TEL AVIV, brought on board Israeli ship "S/S Kedma" here on its final transport of 19
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1948 emergency mail: stampless courier cover on Jewish National Fund stationary from ARNHEM to TEL AVIV, brought on board Israeli ship "S/S Kedma" here on its final transport of 1948 "emergency mail" before commencing transport of sea mail for the Israel Post (exclusively until Nov. 1952): this & other covers in shipment was prepaid to the shipping company, who uniquely stamped these covers with bilingual English/Hebrew circular handstamp "KEDEM" Palestine Line LTD - T/S/S KEDMAH (here full strike) & affixed 10m frank before depositing the mail in Israel for posting, here tied by 15.6.1948 HAIFA Head Post Office postmark. This was ship's 1st delivery of mail since 24 May, and the only incoming sea mail to Israel since. Opened gently at back. Estimated value $500-900.
SOLD $310.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61086
"Box 18 Johannesburg" mail: undated commercial cover from "Judges' Chambers Supreme Court" CAPE TOWN to Gershon Agron [founder/editor of] "Palestine Post" newpaper JERUSALEM; poste
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"Box 18 Johannesburg" mail: undated commercial cover from "Judges' Chambers Supreme Court" CAPE TOWN to Gershon Agron [founder/editor of] "Palestine Post" newpaper JERUSALEM; posted unstamped within an envelope to "Box 18" JOHANNESBURH with postage fee enclosed within, whereupon removed from outer envelope & sent via the South African Zionist Federation 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); cover marked by their cachet "Per Postal Communication | Box 18 Johannesburg"; at HAIFA transferred to Peltours mail operation which stamped it with their oval business "Pel" Palestine & Egypt Lloyd Ltd. | PELTOURS | Tel-Aviv cachet & posted it in TEL AVIVwith 10m Doar Ivri frank affixed (this pre-paid by sender), tied by 6-7-1948 Head Post Office postmark (Hebrew date incorrect & references Saturday 3 July). Slit open at top.
SOLD $160.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61087
Cyprus detention Camp 69: 26 AP 1948 cover on "Doar" airmail stationary (airmail crossed off) from NICOSIA (return addressed Famagusta German Refugee Camp) to HAIFA, franked 2Pia p
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Cyprus detention Camp 69: 26 AP 1948 cover on "Doar" airmail stationary (airmail crossed off) from NICOSIA (return addressed Famagusta German Refugee Camp) to HAIFA, franked 2Pia per period letter rate & tied by strike of local postmark + "Mail Camp 69" Hebrew boxed cachet; surface mail to Palestine suspended by UK on 6 April & Cyprus suspended airmail 20 April + all airmail to Palestine suspended on 26 April: hence cover marked "SERVICE SUSPENDED" in red using local instructional marking handstamp K-Type-I & transferred to NICOSIA RLO 8 MY 48 (all such "suspended service" covers were date-stamped 8 May at the Returned Letter Office per Kibble); eventually retrieved by the "Committee for Cyprus Detainees" (established by the Jewish Agency & Joint Distribution Committee for detainees' welfare) 23 AUG 1948 which stamped it with circular cachet & couriered it (by air?) to Israel where posted locally (TEL AVIV) 24-8-1948 with 10m Doar Ivri frank per domestic letter rate. Odd handling: Cyprus renewed postal relations with Israel already on 1 AUG, but this cover not transmitted on by the post office. Slit open at top; vert. fold, scattered spots; fine & scarce, certified by Muentz. Estimated value $1200-1500+
SOLD $825.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61088
GILGIL (Kenya) detention camp mail: stampless cover from Revisionist detainee to family HAIFA, sent via South African Zionist Federation airmail service to Palestine (parcels of le
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GILGIL (Kenya) detention camp mail: stampless cover from Revisionist detainee to family HAIFA, sent via South African Zionist Federation airmail service to Palestine (parcels of letters were sent as "Air Freight" on Pan African Air Charter airlines [PAAC] via Rhodesia-Kenya-Khartoum-Wadi Halfa (Sudan)-Aden(!) to HAIFA; from 7 May mail from Gilgil detainees forwarded free of charge) & cover marked by their cachet "Per Postal Communication | Box 18 Johannesburg"; cover carried by air to HAIFA where transferred to Peltours mail operation which stamped it with their oval business "Palestine & Egypt Lloyd Ltd. | Passage Dept" cachet (this rarer than "Peltours TEL AVIV" cachet) & 17 JUN 1948 dated "TEL AVIV Emergency Post LA'ASSIREINU" circular cachet - special for Gilgil mail (Revisionist organization which paid for the postage) & posted it in TEL AVIV next day with 10m Doar Ivri frank affixed (fault at right): rare combination of 2nd mail shipment from South African service, handled by 3 organizations; sealing tape remains at right, applied in S. Africa; cut open at sides (each shortened). Sender was Menachem Pritel (Peremolnik), an Irgun/Etzel member from Haifa who graduated from its commanders course. Illustrated in IFPL p.81. Estimated value $1200-1500+
SOLD $925.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61136
Doar Ivri PO's, rates & routes: 1-8-1948 registered cover from TEL AVIV to HAIFA franked 25m at the DO-1 postage period rate (10m letter + 15m registration) using perforated mix of
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Doar Ivri PO's, rates & routes: 1-8-1948 registered cover from TEL AVIV to HAIFA franked 25m at the DO-1 postage period rate (10m letter + 15m registration) using perforated mix of pair tabbed rouletted 5m (Ba2c) + horizontal strip 5x 3m with top and left margins (Ba1; 2nd vertical perforation is mismatched to the rest) tied by 4 full strikes of TEL AVIV-10 postmark on front + 2 on back; backstamped next day arrival. Contains same day TEL AVIV-9 postmarked PT 512A Mandatory postal packet certificate. Cut open at right, very fine; Estimated value $260+
SOLD $62.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61150
1950 Independence / PO's, rates & routes: 6-6-1950 registered commercial cover from KARKUR to ZIKHRON YAAQOB franked 50pr at the DO-2 postage period domestic rate (15pr letter + 10
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1950 Independence / PO's, rates & routes: 6-6-1950 registered commercial cover from KARKUR to ZIKHRON YAAQOB franked 50pr at the DO-2 postage period domestic rate (15pr letter + 10pr additional 10g weight + 25pr registration) using mix of vertical pair 20pr (Ba29) + 10pr 1949 2nd Coinage (Ba23), tied by 2 full strikes of local postmark on front + 2 on back; backstamped 7-6-1950 HAIFA transit & next day arrival - marked by ZIKHRON "YAAQOB" postmark (Nacht 225/2). Slit open at top; peripheral tears on top left. A well documented cover; very fine. Est value $115+

SOLD $50.00
6 bids
The auction closed on Saturday, 05 January 2019 02:18
a61158
1950-52 3rd/4th Coinage mail: 29-3-1953 "Lacol" austerity period business stationary registered commercial cover from TEL AVIV to REHOVOT franked 110pr at the DO-3a postage period
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1950-52 3rd/4th Coinage mail: 29-3-1953 "Lacol" austerity period business stationary registered commercial cover from TEL AVIV to REHOVOT franked 110pr at the DO-3a postage period domestic rate (30pr letter + 20pr additional 10g weight + 60pr registration), using 5pr tete-beche gutter pair (Ba42b) + 20pr tete-beche gutter pair & 3x sgls (Ba60/b), tied by 4 strikes of TEL AVIV-29 postmark on front + 2 on back; backstamped next day RHOVOT-3 (Nacht 518/8) arrival; gently opened at back; very fine. Estimated value $140+
SOLD $36.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61276
1985 extreme inflation period taxed cover: 28 May - 1 July 1985 DO-59 postage rate period cover from Foreign Ministry in JERUSALEM to Bank HaPoalim in TEL AVIV, mailed unfranked as
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1985 extreme inflation period taxed cover: 28 May - 1 July 1985 DO-59 postage rate period cover from Foreign Ministry in JERUSALEM to Bank HaPoalim in TEL AVIV, mailed unfranked as from Government office, but as the cover not clearly marked such it was taxed 100 Shekels at the hyper-inflationary period letter rate; slit open at top and left. This is the scarcest of all Israeli postal rate periods.
SOLD $26.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61299
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 25 X 1949 airmail cover from ATHENS to BETHLEHEM "PALESTINE", franked 1300Dra & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark; posted 9 day
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Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 25 X 1949 airmail cover from ATHENS to BETHLEHEM "PALESTINE", franked 1300Dra & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark; posted 9 days after end of Greek civil war: here checked by censor & "exchange control", which sealed cover but mis-routed via ISRAEL where front-stamped 8-11-1949 (WEST) JERUSALEM arrival, censored & sealed by Gladstone Type-4b with unlisted "Yud 1008" + "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-II.2 on earliest known date of use & mandate era "RETURN TO" instructional marking on front; cover returned & resent, now correctly routed: backstamped 19 FEB 50 AMMAN transit + next day EAST JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM arrival; Israeli instructional marking crossed off. Rare: less than 30 covers known marked by T-II.2.
SOLD $180.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61306
Israeli mail sent to Egypt: 15 V 1953 surface mailed registered commercial cover on Bank Leumi stationary from HAIFA to IBADAN Nigeria, meter franked 1.55Pr per SU-3a postage perio
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Israeli mail sent to Egypt: 15 V 1953 surface mailed registered commercial cover on Bank Leumi stationary from HAIFA to IBADAN Nigeria, meter franked 1.55Pr per SU-3a postage period rate (95Ag letter + 60Ag registered fee) & tied by Hebrew "registered" instructional marking + Israeli "Ayin" censor handstamp on front & backstamped twice same day HAIFA-3 dispatch; backstamped 21 JU 53 registered IBADAN arrival, but as unclaimed, marked such on front & sent back AUG. 53 - here misrouted via EGYPT where backstamped 26 SE 53 CAIRO transit + opened/resealed by censor & tied by censor handstamp (possibly rare oval K-Type4) + manuscript marked "no service with Israel" & returned to sender (Nigeria); resent to Israel & backstamped 10-12-1953 HAIFA-19 arrival. Only one such example known via Nigeria; rare instance of Israeli mail in Egypt. Cover opened for exhibition display. Of note: Israel and Nigeria established relations only in 1960 - 7 years after this letter was posted.
SOLD $150.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61334
Jordanian post-1967 War "no service" mail to Israel: 26 MAY 1968 surface mailed cover from LAKES ENTRANCE Australia to "JORDAN & JERUSALEM", franked 7c & tied by 2 strikes of local
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Jordanian post-1967 War "no service" mail to Israel: 26 MAY 1968 surface mailed cover from LAKES ENTRANCE Australia to "JORDAN & JERUSALEM", franked 7c & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark; destination was now in Israel but cover routed to JORDAN per address, where backstamped 25 AUG 68 AMMAN arrival: as of Sept. '67 Jordan held back all mail destined to former Jordanian territories newly held by Israel, in AMMAN - and released it back to sender en masse 13 months later (Sept. '68); cover tied by both K-Type-Va & Vb English & (rare) Arabic "no service" instructional marking handstamp on front and returned to sender; cover resent & received 5-11-68 JERUSALEM (backstamped) where attached with bilingual Hebrew/Arabic Israeli mimeograph K-Type-M4 on back "this postal item was received only now after having been initially misrouted. To prevent similar delays in the future please inform the sender to write VIA ISRAEL in the address" - this is earliest JERUSALEM recept date with type M4 or M5 mimeograph (of which hundreds known). Scarce cover as surface mailed.

SOLD $210.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61336
Jordanian post-1967 War "no service" mail to Israel: 16-8-1967 postmarked surface-mailed printed-matter wrapper from BONN to locale formerly Jordanian & now held by Israel (addres
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Jordanian post-1967 War "no service" mail to Israel: 16-8-1967 postmarked surface-mailed printed-matter wrapper from BONN to locale formerly Jordanian & now held by Israel (address obstructed), franked at special surface mail printed-matter rate 0.30DM; as of Sept. 1967 Jordan began holding all mail addressed to former territories & returned them en masse 13 months later (Sept. 1968): here cover marked by English & rare Arabic "Return to Sender | Delivery Prevented by Enemy Occupation of Jordad(sic) Territory" instructional marking K-Type-Va & Vb handstamps on back & returned to sender (circa. Sept. 1968); cover resent to JERUSALEM where affixed by Israeli instructional marking mimeograph K-Type-M4 tied by 28-11-68 JERUSALEM-75 postmark: this being affected cover with longest transit time known - 469 days. Scarce rate & surface routing.

SOLD $180.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61342
Lebanese postal boycott of Israel: 25 OCT 1973 airmail commerical cover from ST KILDA WEST Australia to KIBBUTZ NIR DAVID (via mobile post), franked 30d & tied by strike of local p
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Lebanese postal boycott of Israel: 25 OCT 1973 airmail commerical cover from ST KILDA WEST Australia to KIBBUTZ NIR DAVID (via mobile post), franked 30d & tied by strike of local postmark - posted on last day of Yom Kippur War; misrouted via LEBANON (backstamp lacks date), where marked by rare "Pas de Service" bilingual K-Type-IV-A instructional marking handstamp (less than 30 covers known such stamped), here in magenta (this known only on small amount of misrouted mail from Australia in Sept. 1973) & returned; resent to Israel & backstamped 25-11-73 TEL AVIV-III transit.
SOLD $95.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61348
Jordanian 'gentle' postal boycott of Israel: 29 FEB 1980 airletter from SAN ANTONIO to KIBBUTZ GINNEGAR, pre-franked 22c & tied by local machine cancel; this mis-routed via JORDAN:
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Jordanian 'gentle' postal boycott of Israel: 29 FEB 1980 airletter from SAN ANTONIO to KIBBUTZ GINNEGAR, pre-franked 22c & tied by local machine cancel; this mis-routed via JORDAN: at this time less politically charged postal markings used to refuse service, so marked with "UNSUFFICIENT(sic) ADDRESS" instructional marking handstamp (same type used on any mis-addressed mail) + red Arabic manuscript notation "Return to sender Israel!" & returned to sender; this resent & backstamped 2-5-80 GINNEGAR arrival. Few examples of postal boycott mail from Jordan exist since 1980s; this only example known stamped such.
SOLD $150.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61349
Chadian postal boycott of Israel: 29-8-1980 airmail commercial cover from JERUSALEM to local addressee MOUSSORO Chad, franked 27.15L during new "[Old] Shekel" currency period (star
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Chadian postal boycott of Israel: 29-8-1980 airmail commercial cover from JERUSALEM to local addressee MOUSSORO Chad, franked 27.15L during new "[Old] Shekel" currency period (starting 22 Feb 1980 - here worth 2.715 IS) & tied by 2 strikes of JERUSALEM-27 postmark (the customs section of the main postage depot in Givat Shaul - a rare department); at this time Chad under Libyan attack/occupation since 22 March (3rd Libyan incursion in Chadian-Libyan conflict/civil war of 1978-87) & capital captured 16 Dec.; cover received & stamped twice "relations suspended | return to sender" using French-language handstamp K-Type-I & returned undelivered: unclear if this is a result of Chad's suspension of relations with Israel as of Sept. 1972 (under Saudi-Libyan influence) or as a result of the then-present military crisis - the latter most likely as Chad continued to maintain discreet & close military with Israel from 1972 onward. Very unusual postal link; this is the only known example of the Chadian postal boycott, rare as from war/occupation period + Israeli currency change reflected in the postage rate. A rare instance of direct mail from Israel being refused service at the destination (and not at local post office of dispatch).
SOLD $185.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61353
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 20 V 2003 airmail postcard from SUNSHINE COAST Australia to DUBAI, franked $1.05 & tied by local machine slogan cancel; mis-route
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Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 20 V 2003 airmail postcard from SUNSHINE COAST Australia to DUBAI, franked $1.05 & tied by local machine slogan cancel; mis-routed via ISRAEL, where marked by TEL AVIV Post Office "PAS DE SERVICE Via ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-XII.2 & returned to sender; resent & postcard manuscript marked "rec'd 8/7/03": this is only known instance of T-XII.2 on overseas-originating mail (of 50+ such stamped mail items known).
SOLD $240.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
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