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70221
Silver Judea Restituta clandestine Jewish immigration award by Arazi/Minerbi
39270221
Italy (Israel): "Judaea Restituta" / "And the Sons Have Returned to their Home" medal, 1946; by Jewish-Italian medallist Arrigo Minerbi; struck in silver by Stefano Johnson of Milano; size (medal): 35mm; weight: 29g. Obverse: sailboat with Hebrew legend "Ve Shavu Banim LeGvulam" (Yirmiyahu Ch.31 v.16) above & dates 5705-5706 (1945-1946) in exergue; Minerbi's initials, left + "800" silver, Johnson's on right edge. Reverse: Latin legend "Judea Restituta" (a play on Roman "Judea Capta" coins of 70+ AD) with arch of Titus & gate of Jerusalem's Old City & dates as on obverse in Roman numerals. Commissioned by Yehuda Arazi, Italy commander of "Mossad le Aliya Bet" (secret department of illegal emigration to Palestine) as token of gratitude to local civilians & officials who assisted him in enabling Jews to escape to Palestine, specifically following the "La Spezia affair" (April 1946) in which 2 illegal emigrant ships were stopped by the British, 1000+ Jews revolted, staged a hunger strike & occupied the port - and the public outcry caused the British to release the boats to Palestine. Awarded starting Passover eve, 1946; we estimate that 100-200 were issued. Rare; considered to be Israel's first official medal even as a pre-State issue.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Italian Exonumia, Medals, Medallions & Tokens, Prize & Award Medals and Judaic Tokens & Medals from Palestine Mandate, Italy and from Holocaust, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1940s, Great Revolt / First Jewish-Roman War, 20th Century, 1945-1949 Postwar era which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
SOLD $500.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70320
Israeli Independence War Hebrew Mickey Mouse comic book 7th edition April 1948
25770320
7th edition War of Independence era Hebrew "Mickey Mouse" comic book: 7 April 1948 edition of volume 7 of "Miki Ma'oz" comic book in Hebrew, published in Palestine by Yehoshua Bodshetsky "Tan-Pai" (1914-1988), printed in color lithographic print by P. Neidt & Son Press of Tel-Aviv and distributed by Peles Advertising Co.; published bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 50 mils a copy; 12-page issue including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, "The Coral Island" by R. M. Ballantyne, Pinoccio, "Danny the Detective" (based on David Tidhar the real-life investigator), and some light semi-military references referring to the War of Independence in the background; a little over a month before Israel's statehood, and no longer bearing "printed in Palestine" on the inside pages. Back cover loose; 17½ x 25cm.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Comic Books, Culture & Memorabilia and Israeliana from Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
SOLD $75.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70324
Early Israeli/covert immigration 6/1949 TRANSOCEAN AIRLINES Geneva-Lydda ticket
40370324
Early air links: 24 VI 1949 dated passenger ticket of TRANSOCEAN AIR-LINES flight TAL 950, for Geneva-Lydda leg; stamped by LYDDA TEL AVIV; lightly burned on upper right side. Transocean (1946-1960) was founded in 1946 by Orvis Nelson, staffed by newly discharged war veterans and established on a foundation of derring-do: "We fly anything, anywhere, anytime". TAL was involved in several operations involving the covert evacuation and transport of Jews to Israel (with and without the Mossad's involvement) from the 1940's-50's, as well as the transport of other non-Jewish postwar refugees.


Product Tags: Israeli, Swiss Ephemera, Culture & Memorabilia and Israeliana from Israel, Switzerland and from 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era
SOLD $40.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70357
Entry ticket to the First Knesset/1st assembly of the Israeli Parliament 1949
32870357
Entry ticket to the "First Knesset" - the first assembly of the elected Israeli Parliament, 9 March 1949; uniface; numbered 993; size: 10.5 x 7.9cm. The first meeting of the then titled "Constituent Assembly" ('Ha Asefa Ha Mekhonenet') took place already on 14 Feb. 1949, and there it voted to change its name to the "Knesset" and to call the first assembly of that body the "First Knesset". With the establishment of that Assembly, the existing Provisional State Council ('Moetzet HaMedina HaZmanit') dissolved itself and entrusted its powers to the Assembly, making it the State of Israel's legislative body. When this Knesset subsequently convened on 9 March, this was a day after David Ben-Gurion established the State's first government. Between 14-17 February the Assembly convened at the Jewish Agency building in Jerusalem; from 9 March to 25 December 1949, the Knesset convened in Tel Aviv - here, at the Dizengoff House, and thence again in Jerusalem.


Product Tags: Israeli Ephemera, Political, Economic, Security and Israeliana from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
SOLD $75.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70454
British post-Holocaust Jewish Orthodox Youth - Agudat Israel periodical #2, 1946
35870454
The Orthodox Jewish experience in Holocaust-era Britain: postwar "Orthodox Youth" illustrated/photographic periodical of the Histadruth Zeire Agudas Israel (Union of Agudat Israel [Hassidic] Youth), #2 for Adar II [1946 - undated] depicting Rabbi Meir Schapiro on cover; no printing house attribution; 16 pages, complete, vertically folded. Includes "The Deeper Significance of Purim" (by Rabbi Yerucham Halevi - reprinted), biography of Rabbi Schapiro, "Justice" (by Yitzchak Halevi), various short articles on events locally & abroad including references to Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum (Satmar) "only now when we had seen the disaster which had befallen our people could we feel certain that the rest of G-d's promise, the Messianic liberation, was at hand" & a local visit by Rabbi Aaron Kotler; "Ikbata deMeshicha / עקבתא דמשיחא" in Hebrew-lettered Yiddish by Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman z"tzl (a student of the Chofetz Chaim, who saw signs of the Redemption in the period prior to the Holocaust).


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British Book/Publication - Youth, Books & Publications and Judaica from United Kingdom and from 1945-1949 Postwar era, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Hebrew on/in non-Israeli object, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
SOLD $35.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70491
Eretz Israeli Zionist underground IZL Irgun-Etzel member's pin, c. 1940s
38270491
Palestine/Yishuv: Irgun-Etzel member's pin, circa. 1940s; not maker-marked (emblem designed by Lili (Ayala) Strassman-Lubinsky, 1938); size: 18 x 20mm; weight: 2.15g. The pin depicts the organization's emblem of an outstretched arm holding a rifle against a map of 'Greater Israel', set against a design of the crenelated battlements of the Old City of Jerusalem, with leaf spray at base and the Etzel's motto "Only Thus" (Hebrew 'Rak Kach') in exergue. Scalloped back with safety-pin attached. Nicely manufactured.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground and Militaria from Palestine Mandate, Israel and from 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
SOLD $75.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70497
Hebrew Revolt/Independence War era Irgun/Etzel military Parade training manual
35870497
Hebrew Revolt/War of Independence era Irgun/Etzel military training manual "Parade Drill Exercises", circa. 1946-48; 36 pages + thick paper cover, stapled together. Three page table of content; 14 chapters, most with sub-sections. Mimeographed pages with simple, basic illustrations; in the anonymous/unattributed style of the Etzel's training manuals. This one is not dedicated to one of its fallen (using his alias) on the inside page.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Militaria - publications, Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground and Militaria from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
SOLD $120.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70614
Egyptian set of 6x revenue stamps for Gaza 1948-59 overprinted Palestine, MNH
32170614
Egypt 6x revenue stamps for Gaza 1948-59, overprinted 'Palestine' in Arabic & English: 1m, 5m, 10m, 30m, 50m, 200m; MNH. The 10 mill issue appears to have rough perforations. Bale & SG 'Egypt' unlisted.


Product Tags: Egyptian, Gazan Philately - Stamps, Egypt and Stamps from Egypt, Gaza and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 1950s,
SOLD $49.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70952
1/1949 unique Army post handling of mail to Israel refused service via Arab country
38770952
1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine: 25-1-1949 air mail family correspondence cover from BRUSSELS to Shaare Tzedek Hospital JERUSALEM "Palestine", franked 6F per postage period rate & tied by 2x strikes of local postmark and deposited in post box for dispatch (front marked such); as addressed "Palestine" not routed to ISRAEL & instead via SYRIA which maintained air-link to Palestine via JORDAN except when interrupted by the war, Jan-Mar 1949 ("Israel"-bound mail would have been left to Jordan to handle): here backstamped 30-1-49 DAMASCUS transit (full strike) where address manuscript-noted in French "zone Israel" - this rare as other covers not sorted such - and cover marked by rare 3-line French language "Return to Origin | Communication with Palestine | Interrupted" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-I & returned to sender. Cover resent 21-2-1949 per backstamp and now correctly routed to ISRAEL where address translated into Hebrew (red manuscript): as hospital served as a military hospital, cover processed by army post office & backstamped twice 28 II 49 APO-5 (JERUSALEM) transit. Extremely rare: less than 5 covers known marked by the Syrian instructional marking (none censored by Syria) - and this is the only Arab "no service" cover in Kibble's extensive collection also marked/handled by the Israeli military post. Opened roughly at top & repaired/reconstructed; a few minor pieces of edge missing.


Product Tags: Israeli, Belgian, Syrian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, Belgium, Syria, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link
SOLD $599.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70970
1948 3-period/1st day 2nd convoy mail from JERUSALEM to Palmach in DAFNA; error stamp
41770970
1948 JERUSALEM 2nd convoy remarkable assembly: 16-5-1948 'first day' registered cover (4199) from JERUSALEM-6 (Mahane Yehuda branch office) to Kibbutz DAFNA (misspelled) franked 40+ mils (10m letter + 15m registered + 2+ x 6m additional weight) using complete 2nd issue Jerusalem locals (Ba104-106) + 1 non-denominated/un-overprinted with 'canal' flaw (light brown ink: Jewish State 10m Ba30 or 1st issue 5m Ba101), tied by 3 strikes of JERUSALEM "Independence" postmark (Ba B-5) on front + 2 on back; as posted during the full siege on JERUSALEM, held at Rehavia sorting office until carried by 2nd convoy to TEL AVIV (carrying accumulated mail from 13 May - 21 June), here backstamped 21-6-1948 TEL AVIV transit (inverted Hebrew date), then 23 JU 48 TIBERIAS & ROSH PINNA transit - using reintroduced Mandate postmarks (Dorf-7/Dorf-5); slit open at bottom, vertical & horizontal folds. Addressee Ariela Elazari (b. 1929 Jerusalem) was a female soldier in the 3rd battalion of the Yiftach Brigade of the Palmach, who served as a wireless operator, and who in this function also served as part of the Israeli delegation to the ceasefire talks in Rhodes in 1949; retired from teaching in 1994; listed veteran on Palmach's website. Cover's registry-label serial belongs to the sequence Aloni associates with the Interim period (0010-8952) - possibly prepared beforehand, before postal dispatch. Rare combination of special franks & postmarks + small locale routing on 3 postal period cover.


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, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 1948 - 1st Day of Israel, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - stamp design/overprint variations, Minting/Production Error, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
SOLD $199.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71003
21-6-1948 Jerusalem Doar Ivri franked mail with Liberation postmark on 1st day of use
39571003
1948 early post-siege interim mail JERUSALEM: local printed matter cover franked 5m per period printed-matter rate using Doar Ivri Ba2, newly arrived in city as of 20 June, and tied by full strike of 1st day usage of 'Liberation' postmark 21 JUNE 1948; addressee not found (manuscript on back) and letter returned to sender; back-flap unsealed as per printed-matter regulations; very fine, Muenz certified.


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, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Printed Matter mail
SOLD $99.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71005
1948 Jerusalem printed matter mail to Petach Tikva franked by rare 3rd interim series stamp
36771005
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
SOLD $79.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71006
1948 local Jerusalem mail franked by horizontal row of interim stamps + plate number
40871006
1948 JERUSALEM interim mail: 21 Jun 1948 local registered cover from "Technical Department of Jewish Agency" to [architect] Dr. Herman Schlesinger, franked 50m per period 25m rate + 4x additional weight (24m) using top horizontal row of 5x Locals II 10m with plate block number, tied by 5 strikes of local interim postmark + 1 on back; tied by JERUSALEM-18 registry-label 0873 (Rechavia BO) + English single-line dater "1 Jun 1948" with pencil added "2" before the date; back sealed with wax seals (traces visible), cut open at right, a few peripheral edge tears. If dispatched on the 21st, this would have been on the last day of the postal siege; the Jerusalem trilingual postmarks began entering use on 4 July. Of interest, the Jewish Agency held registry number 8 but this letter was sent from Rechavia. The "Technical Department" was headed by chief engineer Yaakov Rieser from 1926-59 and its projects included the planning of the "Tower & Stockade" settlements and the Tel Aviv port. Scarce multiple franked mail. Estimated value $120+


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 Rates/Periods, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
SOLD $74.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71007
1948 Jerusalem mail to Tel Aviv with interim frank & Egg postmark on 1st day of use
37771007
1948 JERUSALEM interim mail: commercial cover to TEL AVIV franked 10m per letter rate using 2nd local issue Ba105 tied by "Egg" liberation postmark on 1st day of use, 22 JUNE 1948; slit open at top. Estimated value $150+


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 cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
SOLD $99.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71010
2-07-1948 early dated ROULETTED Doar Ivri frank on interim JERUSALEM mail + egg postmark
37571010
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,
SOLD $99.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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