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a61031
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 le
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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 "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 Ahuzat Samuel, 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.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $2,500.00
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a61055
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 f
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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).
Post-Auction Direct Sale $150.00
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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
a61058
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
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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+
Post-Auction Direct Sale $1,800.00
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a61059
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 &
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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; horizontal fold.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $125.00
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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
a61061
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 + inva
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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.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $600.00
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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
a61064
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 & 1
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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+
Post-Auction Direct Sale $100.00
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a61065
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 is
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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+
Post-Auction Direct Sale $65.00
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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
a61067
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 M
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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.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $75.00
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a61068
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; courie
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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.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $150.00
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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
a61070
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 issu
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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+
Post-Auction Direct Sale $65.00
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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
a61073
1948 besieged JERUSALEM interim mail: local registered commercial cover postmarked at Machane Yehuda Branch Office (JERUSALEM 6) franked 40m (25m registered + 2x 6m additonal weigh
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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+
Post-Auction Direct Sale $75.00
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a61077
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
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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.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $500.00
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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
a61080
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
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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.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $500.00
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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
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