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71256
11/1957 British airmail to TEL AVIV mis-routed via Iraq; refused service & returned
20671256
Iraqi postal boycott of Israel: 1 NOV 1957 airmail cover from LONDON to TEL AVIV, franked 9d & tied by machine cancel; mis-routed via Iraq (backstamped 3 NOV 57 BAGHDAD DELIVERY arrival) where manuscript-marked "No Not Posted" on front + arrow mark pointing to "Israel" & returned to sender undelivered. Rare: misrouted mail via Arab countries other than those in immediate proximity of Israel is rare - via Iraq only 2 covers known; per UPU Circular 13 (29-1-1960) it appears that the Iraqi postal administration simply confiscated Israel-related mail & never reshipped/returned it - hence this cover very rare. Cut open at right.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Israeli, Iraqi, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Israel, Iraq, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71257
1/1961 Venezuelan airmail to Israel mis-routed via Jordan; refused service & returned; resent
20271257
Jordanian postal boycott of Israel: 26-1-1961 airmail cover from CARACAS Venezuela to Hotel Dana "TEL AVIV JERUSALEM" (no country mentioned), meter franked 80c; as address unclear [mis-]routed via JORDAN where backstamped 3 FEB 61 AMMAN transit, forwarded on to EAST JERUSALEM where Israeli address noticed + marked "PAS DE COMMUNICATION" using JERUSALEM Post Office K-Type-III instructional marking handstamp on earliest known date of usage & returned to sender; cover resent & backstamped 15-6-61 (WEST) JERUSALEM arrival; 6 month transit in total (4 since arrival in Jordan). Rare as less than 20 covers known such stamped. Slit open at left; original correspondence enclosed.


Product Tags: Venezuelan, Israeli, Jordanian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from Venezuela, Israel, Jordan, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Hotel & related mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71258
1961 Cuban postcard to Israel routed via Egypt; censored & returned; resent
20671258
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 1961 era surface mailed picture postcard of Havana from LOS PINOS - HAVANA to KIBBUTZ LEHAVOT HAVIVA, franked 3c but [mis-]routed via EGYPT where seized and censored (by K-Type7 censor handstamp numbered #75) & marked by Egyptian "PAS DE SERVICE" K-Type-II instructional marking - and returned to sender; the postcard was resent, correctly routed via non-Arab countries and reached Israel, where marked by Hebrew-language instructional marking K-Type-M1.1 "Letter delayed in one of the Arab countries due to incorrect routing", in use since 1954 at both TEL AVIV and HAIFA main post offices (unclear which served as the transit point; LEHAVOT HAVIVA is in the north). At this time, as late as December 1961, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was reporting on the Egyptian seizure and censoring of mis-routed airmail (eg. as a policy and not as accidentally misrouted individual mails). Of note the postcard was published by Roberts Tobacco, in the US - this 2 years after Castro's seizure of power and the American blockade on Cuba. Castro's ascention to power (1959) did not affect Cuban-Israeli relations & these broke off only in 1973. Unusual postal link.


Product Tags: Cuban, Egyptian, Israeli, Postcards, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from Cuba, Egypt, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1960s, Cold War which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Small Locales, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
Unsold: may be available for sale $179.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71259
1961 Cuban postcard to Israel routed via Egypt; censored & returned; resent & taxed
21071259
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 1961 era surface mailed picture postcard of Almendares River from LOS PINOS - HAVANA to KIBBUTZ LEHAVOT HAVIVA, franked 3c & tied by single strike of double-ringed (dateless?) local postmark; this [mis-]routed via EGYPT where seized and censored (by K-Type7 censor handstamp numbered #75) & marked by Egyptian "PAS DE SERVICE" K-Type-II instructional marking - and returned to sender; the postcard was resent although probably here the top corner frank (presumable a 2c single) fell off & cover was marked locally for tax at a separate LOS PINOS postal branch which applied the 31(?? only 30 days in April) APR 1961 circular date-stamp in center. The postcard was correctly routed via non-Arab countries and reached Israel, where it was marked by Hebrew-language instructional marking K-Type-M1.1 "Letter delayed in one of the Arab countries due to incorrect routing", in use since 1954 at both TEL AVIV and HAIFA main post offices (unclear which served as the transit point; LEHAVOT HAVIVA is in the north) + taxed 8 Agorot using a 1961 issue Zodiac definitive frank, this obliterated in an unusual manner with multiple strikes of a "T" tax rubber handstamp.

At this time, as late as December 1961, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was reporting on the Egyptian seizure and censoring of mis-routed airmail (eg. as a policy and not as accidentally misrouted individual mails). Of note the postcard was published by Roberts Tobacco, in the US - this 2 years after Castro's seizure of power and the American blockade on Cuba (the Bay of Pigs invasion took place on 17-20 April 1961). Castro's ascention to power (1959) did not affect Cuban-Israeli relations & these broke off only in 1973. This is the only known example of taxed Israel-bound Egypt-stamped "no service" instructional marking mail. Diagonal crease at upper left.


Product Tags: Cuban, Egyptian, Israeli, Postcards, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from Cuba, Egypt, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1960s, Cold War which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Small Locales, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Taxed Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $299.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71260
6/1961 Arab Boycott of Israel 'blacklist' document from Iraqi Embassy LONDON
32271260
Arab Boycott of Israel 'blacklist' document: 2 JUN 1961 mimeographed document-form on 'Roneo Bond' watermarked paper from the Consulate General of Iraq in LONDON certifying that the ship S.S. City of Chester "is not included in the blacklist"; signed by the consul Taha Marouf & tied by a 50 Dinar consular stamp stamped by the Consulate's round illustrated cachet + dater (and also towards top of page). Taha Muhie-eldin Marouf (1929-2009) was an ethnic Kurd in Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party leadership (joining it in 1968); he served as ambassador to Italy, Malta and Albania, and served as Vice President of Iraq from 1974 until the US invasion in May 2003; Marouf was on the US's list of most-wanted Iraqis & represented in the "Most-wanted Iraqi" playing cards. The named ship was built in 1944 (scraped circa. 1971) and belonged to Ellerman Lines, a British cargo and passenger shipping company. The significance of the ship not being on the "blacklist" is that neither it not its parent company had any dealing with the State of Israel.

The blacklist is a register of global firms that engage in business with Israel, and is maintained by the Damascus-based Central Boycott Office - a specialized bureau of the Arab League, and is disseminated to Arab League members. The League is an umbrella organization comprising 22 Middle Eastern & African countries and entities, and has maintained an official boycott of Israeli companies and Israeli-made goods since the founding of Israel in 1948. Ironically, the son of the co-founder, John Ellerman, Sir John Reeves Ellerman, 2nd Baronet (1909–1973), helped Jews escape Nazi Germany and even earned the wrath of William Joyce ("Lord Haw-Haw" on the radio) who attacked him by name in his propaganda broadcasts, incorrectly claiming that he was of Jewish descent.


Product Tags: Iraqi, United Kingdomian,British, Israeli, Ephemera, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from Iraq, United Kingdom, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Original Postal Document, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71261
8/1962 Israeli Bulletin de Verification to Sweden regarding mail for Jordan sent to Israel
24271261
Israeli "No Service" for mail to Arab countries: 24-8-1962 French/Hebrew 'Bulletin de Verification' form issued by Israeli Postal Administration in JERUSALEM (JERUSALEM-21 - Parcels Department at the Main Post Office) to Swedish counterpart GOTHENBURG, accompanying 6.2kg package from NYBRO to (EAST) JERUSALEM Jordan, but misdirected to JERUSALEM Israel; message in French indicates there are no postal relations between Israel & Jordan, so package must be returned to GOTHENBURG Office of Exchange & asks for 0.10Fr reimbursement for the return fee. Signed by the Jerusalem bureau manager Gerassi + his name-handstamp. Internal postal documentation is extremely rare - this only example known sent from Israel to Sweden. Filing holes & small strip missing at top left; horizontally folded.


Product Tags: Israeli, Swedish, Jordanian, Philately - Posted Documents, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from Israel, Sweden, Jordan, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Original Postal Document, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Route
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71262
9/1962 British airmail to Israel misrouted via Jordan & returned; resent with unique mimeograph
23571262
Jordanian postal boycott of Israel: 14 SEP 1962 airmail cover from PADDINGTON (UK) to KIBBUTZ MASADA "Jordan Valley, Israel", franked 5d at the period 'Zone A' (Middle East) printed matter airmail rate & tied local machine slogan cancel (oddly advertising 6d postage rate); mis-routed via JORDAN (probably confused by "Jordan" valley address) where backstamped [unclear] SEP 62 AMMAN transit, and forwarded to E. JERUSALEM where error noticed & cover marked "PAS DE COMMUNICATION" using JERUSALEM Post Office K-Type-III instructional marking handstamp & returned to sender; cover resent and upon arrival enclosed with Israeli K-Type-M3 mimeograph informational marking dated 5-11-62, stating "this postal item was erroniously routed via one of the Arab states, returned to country of origin and arrived only now to this service". Extremely rare: this is the ONLY KNOWN example of instructional marking Type-M3 mimeograph; less than 20 covers known stamped with Jordanian Type-III instructional marking handstamp - unique combination of rare markings on cover. Cover unsealed.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Israeli, Jordanian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Israel, Jordan, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Printed Matter mail
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71263
12/1963 French airmail to EAST JERUSALEM sent via Israel; refused service & returned; resent
18971263
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 4 XII 1963 airmail cover from PARIS to American Colony Hotel JERUSALEM "ISRAEL", meter-franked 0.70F; as hotel located in Jordanian (EAST) JERUSALEM, upon arrival in Israel, address corrected & cover marked "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" using K-Type-IV instructional marking handstamp on earliest known date of use & returned to sender; resent & backstamped 21 DEC 63 AMMAN transit - very fast turnaround time for "political-boycott" mail; very rare: less than 10 covers known marked by T-IV. Torn open at back; one filing hole & a few staple holes in the corners; vertical fold at right; complete.


Product Tags: French, Israeli, Jordanian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from France, Israel, Jordan, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Hotel & related mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71264
8/1962 British Bulletin de Verification to Jordan requesting delivery of Israeli-refused mail
25871264
Israeli "No Service" for mail to Arab countries: 21-6-1963 'Bulletin de Verification' issued by British Postal Administration (Foreign Section) in LONDON to Jordanian counterpart in [EAST] JERUSALEM, accompanying registered letter from BIRMINGHAM misdirected to [WEST] JERUSALEM Israel & asking for its delivery with apology on behalf of the British postal admininistration for its delay + request to receive the empty cover back for training purposes(!) Jordanian reply on back (27/06) confirming delivery, apology & return of the envelope. Unique communication: all known Bulletins related to Arab postal boycott of Israel relate to complete mail bags or parcels of misdirected Jerusalem mail, between Jordan & Israel - here, initiated from UK for a single piece of mail. Two filing holes.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Posted Documents, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Jordan, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Original Postal Document, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Route, Unique/Discovery Piece
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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