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70646
10/1874 Palestine French Holyland franked mail from JERUSALEM to COGNAC via JAFFA & Egypt
22070646
Palestine Forerunners - the French Holyland Post: 3rd pre-UPU period OCT 1874 folded commercial letter (dated 28 Oct) from JERUSALEM to COGNAC France, franked 80c at the 1871-76 5th postage rate period's letter rate using French Ceres stamp; although a French-run postal agency existed in JERUSALEM (under the Damiani family), here letter transmitted by non-affiliated forwarding agent "W. Duisberg" (blue oval cachet on front - undocumented) - the letter-writer - to JAFFA, where franking cancelled by numbered dotted rhomboid obliterator "5089" (Ba43/St-304/07); here marked by purple "PD" (Paid to Destination) instructional marking handstamp (St-319b) & stamped by full strike of dotted double-ring 31 OCT 1874 JAFFA | SYRIE dispatch postmark of local French Post Office (Ba44/St-302); backstamped 3 NOV 74 transit via French Post Office ALEXANDRIA (full strike Ba 14, here in late use) + BORDEAUX & LYON transit marks (partial) & COGNAC arrival. French letter on folded blue lined paper appears to be about business matters. Traces of sealing wax on back, surface wear in places, but not affecting postal markings. Very fine & well documented. Est. value per Bale $7000+


Product Tags: Holylandish, French Philately - Postal Covers, Ottoman Holyland & Forerunners and Postal History from Holyland, France and from 19th Century, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties,
Unsold: may be available for sale $1,499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70649
3/1899 Russian registered mail from CHITA to JERUSALEM Rabbi, with rare postal markings
27370649
Incoming mail: 18(?) MAR 1899 registered commercial cover on "Pomus Brothers Trade House" stationary from CHITA to Rabbi Zalman-Chaim Rivlin (director of Talmud Torah HaGadol 'Etz Haim') in JERUSALEM, franked 20 Kop. on last day of UPU-2 overseas rate,with manuscript "zakaznoe" ('registered') & dotted 'R' cachet (for overseas registered mail) + bearing 1899 temporary registry-label (before UPU labels introduced); backstamped 18 APR 1899 ODESSA & 21 APR 1899 CONSTANTINOPLE transits, where dispatched 27 APR 1899; backstamped 4 MAY 1899 arrival using rare blue JAFFA postmark #614, predates Bale's earliest year (1900) of use. Scarce origin mail & well documented; est. value $850+


Product Tags: Russian, Holylandish Philately - Postal Covers, Ottoman Holyland & Forerunners and Postal History from Russia, Holyland and from 1882-1903 1st Aliya, 19th Century which are Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $179.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70672
1918 WWI French Palestine OETA postcard from High Commissioner Picot JERUSALEM to France
27770672
WWI French "Occupied Enemy Territory Administration" in Palestine: circa. 1918 stampless color picture-postcard of Constantinpole with space for address only from [JERUSALEM] to MOULINS tied by illustrated "Commissariat Française en Palestine" violet cachet and also by very rare violet 2-line text handstamp "Le Haut Commissaire de la République Française en Palestine" - this undocumented. The illustrated cachet is known used at least from July 1918. The text cachet may indicate that the picture-postcard was sent by the High Commissioner personally - François Georges Picot (Dec. 1917 - 1919), the co-architect of the 1915 "Sykes-Picot" treaty. The OETA was a joint British and French military administration over Levantine and Mesopotamian provinces of the former Ottoman Empire between 1918–20, headed by a French and a British High Commissioner; the OETA ended following the assignment of the French Mandate of Syria and Lebanon and British Mandate for Palestine at the April 1920 San Remo conference. Here, as postcard not marked by the French Detachment in Palestine's military post office (601/601A), it may actually be diplomatic mail and was not transmitted out by any local postal service. Two staple holes near top at center.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, French Postcards, WWI Military Mail in Palestine and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, France and from OETA South (Palestine), World War I, 20th Century, 1910s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Official Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $799.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70759
Rare 1918 1m franked printed matter mail from Jerusalem to British army in Nazareth
20970759
1st Day Mandate OETA mail / printed matter: 11 NO 1918 printed-matter greeting-card sized cover on "British Manufacture" stationary from JERUSALEM to officer in RAMC NAZERETH franked 1m per period 50g inland printed-matter rate using 1m typographed corner frank with gutters (Ba5) tied by full strike OETA EEF JERUSALEM single-circle date-stamp (Sacher-A8 - 28½mm size with index letter "A", as documented) on 1st day of use - also Armistice Day (end of WWI) - perhaps reason for this card); cover sealed by consignor (originally mailed unsealed per printed-matter regulations) - very rare rate & use of 1m as single frank on a cover; very fine, estimated value $1000+.

Although there are many forgeries of this type of mail on the market, those forgeries use Sacher/Glassman cancel type AG (reference 1979 edition of "The Postmarks and Other Markings of Mandate Jerusalem 1917-1948"), a documented forgery measuring 26mm and lacking an index letter. For further clarification please see the enclosed image composed of 4 images in a row: a) the postmark on this lot as measured (from 10mm onwards as the edge of the ruler isn't sufficiently complete); b) a point of reference between this postmark and a forgery - notice the straight lined forward-stroke of the letter "R" - compare this to the same in the next image (c) of the known forgery, where the stroke appears serifed; notice also differences in the appearance of the "J" and "E" at the start of each postmark; d) an image of Sacher-A8 as appears in his book "The Postal Markings of Mandate Palestine" (1997 edition).

Provinance: this cover comes from an enormous specialized collection of Jerusalem postmarks, spanning over 30 stock books - and according to its assembler this is one of the 3 largest known collections of Jerusalem postmarks in the world.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from OETA South (Palestine), World War I, 20th Century, 1910s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70767
Palestine Mandate rare 2m printed matter rate postage applied to newspaper 1943
17570767
Rare 2 mils printed matter rate applied to The Union of Religious Writers weekly paper "BaMishor" ('In the Field'), tied by 2m pictoral stamp (Ba 90), from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV 23 DE 43. Sent to a "Sh. Ch. Kook" - probably Rabbi Shlomo Kook (1929-1971), a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, who also contributed articles to this paper (including this edition) and redirected to his post office box (290). Complete newspaper (12 pages), with fold at center and some stains; a few minor tears at the bottom; size: 23.4 x 30.1cm. For whatever reason, the mailing of this publication was subsequently charged the 3m rate in 1946, perhaps having lost its authorization for the reduced rate with the General Post Office when re-titled & published without the auspicies of the Union of Religious Writers.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Posted Newspapers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $299.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70768
Palestine Mandate rare 2m printed matter rate pre-paid applied to newspaper 1943
19470768
Rare 2 mils printed matter rate applied to The Union of Religious Writers weekly paper "BaMishor" ('In the Field') using "postage paid" postmark (Sacher E15 - 4 months after his latest recorded date of 17 AU 43), from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV 26 JA 44. Sent to a "Sh. Ch. Kook" - probably Rabbi Shlomo Kook (1929-1971), a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, who also contributed articles to this paper (including this edition) and redirected to his post office box (290). Complete newspaper (8 pages), with light fold at center; in excellent condition; size: 23.05 x 29.6cm. For whatever reason, the mailing of this publication was subsequently charged the 3m rate in 1946, perhaps having lost its authorization for the reduced rate with the General Post Office when re-titled & published without the auspicies of the Union of Religious Writers.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Posted Newspapers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $349.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70769
1945 Express registered mail from Amman to Jerusalem, censored in Jordan
18070769
Mandate postal links: 24 JL 1945 express registered cover on business stationary from AMMAN to Lloyd Ltd. JERUSALEM, franked 50m & tied by 3 strikes of oval AMMAN registered postmark + 2 on back; passed Jordanian censor (sexagonal bilingual PASSED BY CENSOR/B-41 handstamp on front); backstamped 30 JL 45 registered JERUSALEM arrival; cut open at bottom. Scarce origin & rate.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70771
7/1946 Arabic written mail from KIBBUTZ to HAIFA with Mandate & British stamps
23270771
British franks on WWII era Mandate civilian mail: unusual 5 JULY 1946 printed matter cover all in Arabic from Kibbutz MISHMAR HAEMEK (return addressed "Ibrahim Nemery Al - Qantar" - KANTARA) to "Dear Sir Mordechai Presker, HaShiloach Street 9" HAIFA, franked 3m using Mandate pictorals stamp + single British 1d stamp (valued at 4x 1m) for a total of 7m - 1m overfranking for double 50g period printed matter rate of 3m. Although British stamps were authorized for military forces' mail in WWII, unclear how this was accepted so late, especially at an all-Jewish locale as Mishmar HaEmek (the home-base of the Palmach): the cover was tied by 2 strikes of the local skeleton postmark (Dorf-1), once on the franks & once in the field; unsealed per printed matter regulations. The manuscript notations in English & German (printed matter/mixed franking) on the top of the front may have been added by the local postal clerk to facilitate the delivery.

Highly unusual circumstance & correspondence: the sender was likely part of a British force sent to the area in response (Operation Agatha/Black Sabbath - 29 June) to the "Night of the Bridges" underground Zionist/Haganah operation of 16-17 June 1946, during the 1939-48 Zionist insurgency, to destroy 11 bridges linking Mandatory Palestine to the neighboring countries Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan & Egypt, in order to suspend the transportation routes used by the British Army. The sender may be from KANTARA Egypt or Lebanon (the latter possible, as in close proximity to this region of Israel).


Product Tags: Egyptian, Mandatory Palestinian, Lebanese, British, Philately - Postal Covers, Palestine Mandate and Postal History from Egypt, Palestine Mandate, Lebanon, Great Britain, and from 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70774
3/1921 rare ACRE & HAIFA REGISTERED postmarks + stamp variety & mute label on mail to USA
25370774
Mandate small locales / Mandate postmarks (two rarities): 24 MR 21 registered cover from ACRE to MADISON, Wisconsin franked 4pia (1pia overseas letter + 1pia registered fee + 3x 6m additional 20g weight,with 2m overcharged) using 2x Jerusalem I/Setting 1 2pia Ba22 (left stamp with partially missing Arabic overprint & short Hebrew letters - this undocumented) tied by single strike of rare ACRE skeleton postmark (D1s2/Sacher 2/Dorf-2 rated F) + 1 backstamped,with pale blue mute registry-label in manuscript (Sacher unlisted for Acre: similar to type 1 of Lod Junction, Petah Tiqva, Rehovot, Semakh; type 4 of Tiberias; type 3 Zefat); backstamped same day HAIFA transit using rare HAIFA registered postmark (R2s1/D1/GD-53 rated E; exceeds Sacher/GD last known date of use); surface mailed: 4-15-21 NEW YORK CITY transit & arrived on 18th per violet dater on front. Roughly opened at left, very fine postmarks; est. value $400+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United States and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - stamp design/overprint variations, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70776
1/1923 Avis Receipt mail from Palestine to France via Rail mail + Ottoman postal mark
22470776
3 JA 1923 registered AR (Avis Receipt) cover from JERUSALEM to PARIS franked 26m per period rate using 2x 13m London II (Ba79) tied by 2 strikes of REG JERUSALEM oval postmark + 1 on back; cover marked by rare ex-Turkish Post Office A.R. boxed handstamp (at 27x41mm height this unlisted by Sacher); backstamped 4 JA 23 KANTARA HAIFA SOUTH TPO transit using Dorf-19 postmark & 12-1-23 PARIS arrival; slit open at top, vertical fold. Very fine; rare postal markings. Est. value $300++


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, French Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, France and from 20th Century, 1920s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Train Stations/Rail Transport & TPOs, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70788
12/1938 HAIFA REGISTERED postmark on 35m registered envelope from HAIFA to PARIS
21070788
Mandate Haifa postmarks: 9 DE 1938 insured small 1937 Registered Envelope (Ba RE.12-S) from HAIFA to PARIS franked 35m at period rate (13m registered + 15m surface rate to France + 7m for 12lb insurance) using pre-printed frank & vertical ribbed 7m + 15m pictorials, tied by 2 strikes of double ringed "Haifa Registered" postmark (with reversed "D"; D7/R22/GD58; one backstamped) + registry-label, insurance label & 12.5 weight cachet on front; backstamped in transit 10 DE 38 at PORT SAID and dispatched next day; wax sealed "JDA"; slit open at right.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, French, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, France, Egypt, and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70808
Palestine Mandate dateless triangular JSM postmark on Jerusalem newspaper wrapper
16170808
Mandate Jerusalem Postmarks: 1932-39 local JERUSALEM newspaper wrapper marked "printed matter" & franked 7m (Ba105) for 3m 50g printed-matter rate + 3m additional 20g (1m overcharge) tied by scarce thick dateless triangular JSM cancel (Sach-C1) for bulk printed-matter mail.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Wrappers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
Unsold: may be available for sale $24.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70809
Palestine Mandate dateless triangular JM postmark on Jerusalem printed matter mail
15670809
Mandate Jerusalem Postmarks: 11 IX 1938 local JERUSALEM printed-matter cover tied by slogan machine meter franking of the JNF (Sach-G12 over 2 months before his earliest known date of use) at the period discounted 2m bulk printed-matter rate for bodies regstered at the General Post Office & cancelled by very rare "J.M." dateless triangular cancel (Sach-C4, rated G - 2 months before his earliest known date of use); unsealed per printed-matter regulations, vertical fold; very fine. Est. value $350+


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate and from 20th Century, 1930s, 1929-1939 5th Aliya which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70846
11/1941 WWII era eastbound overland censored mail from HAIFA to Nairn Co. DAMASCUS
26370846
WWII era eastbound mail: 8 NO 1941 cover on Windsor Hotel stationary from HAIFA to "Nairn Transport Co. Ltd" (the operators of "Baghdad overland" service) DAMASCUS, franked 15m using 5m & 10m (Ba93/97) per period "overland" service though cover not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 20m) & tied by strike of local postmark; cover opened/resealed by the Haifa censor using red label: this opened/resealed by Free French censor in DAMASCUS (which initially stamped the Palestinian label, then again on French creme label which resealed the cover); backstamped 14 XI 1941 DAMAS arrival. Slit open at right. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare"; he recorded 13 covers from Palestine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Syrian Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Syria and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Hotel & related mail
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70847
11/1941 WWII era eastbound overland mail from HAIFA to DAMASCUS via BEIRUT
27270847
WWII era eastbound mail: 8 NO 1941 cover on Windsor Hotel stationary from HAIFA to "Nairn Transport Co. Ltd" (the operators of "Baghdad overland" service) DAMASCUS, franked 15m using single Ba108 per period "overland" service though cover not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 20m) & tied by strike of local postmark; cover opened/resealed by a Haifa censor using white PC22 label; backstamped 17 III 42 BEYROUTH transit, where Free French censor opened/resealed cover with creme label & marked the cover with handstamp & officer's endorsement + 19 III 1942 DAMAS arrival; cut open at right. Nicely documented cover per Nairn's northern route - very slow transit time. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare"; he recorded 13 covers from Palestine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Syrian, Lebanese, Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Syria, Lebanon, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Hotel & related mail
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70849
7/1945 taxed/censored/returned eastbound overland mail from HAIFA to TEHRAN via BAGHDAD
27970849
Taxed eastbound mail: c. JULY 1945 commercial cover (from HAIFA?) to TEHERAN, sent via overland service via Baghdad but underfranked at 10m (15m was period rate), tied by machine cancel; backstamped 29 JLY 1945 BAGHDAD transit, where cover censored (front); probably at this stage of transmission, cover damaged: backstamped 15 IX 45 TEHERAN arrival (6 week transit), marked for tax on front (uncollected) + opened/resealed & censored by Anglo-Soviet-Iranian censor (front/back); manuscript on back/front (Farsi?) suggests cover could not be delivered, so returned to sender; received HAIFA 1 NO 45 where top of cover sealed by "Found Open or Damaged" sealing label & tied by local postmark; backstamped 3 NO 45 JERUSALEM RLO (as no return address visible). Unusual 4+ month transit time/occurence. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare".


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Iranian,Persian, Iraqi, Philately - Postal Covers, Baghdad Overland Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Iran, Iraq, and from World War II, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Taxed Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70855
9/1939 WWII/Holocaust Warsaw Jewish refugee censored mail from Romania to TEL AVIV
25270855
Wartime incoming Jewish refugee mail: 29 SEP 1939 uprated UPU stationary postcard in English from BANEASA (return addressed Bucharest) to TEL AVIV, pre-franked 6L + 22L additional franking (probably express fee as 7L was period postcard rate to Palestine); passed by scarce T4 Palestine censor in TEL AVIV (in use only Sep-Dec 1939). Sender is refugee from Warsaw who flew(!) to Romania [to flee the invasion]; says was granted permission to stay there for 10 days & then awaits "the concentrations field"; pleads for help from receiver; expecting a Certificate to reach Palestine; asks that his friends in JERUSALEM be contacted to help him. Rare rate, sobering first-hand circumstance.


Product Tags: Romanian, Mandatory Palestinian Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Romania, Palestine Mandate and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1930s, which are Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons
SOLD $74.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70862
5/1940 WWII express airmail from HAIFA delayed by fall of Holland & DELIVERED 12/1940
21270862
EXTRAORDINARY WWII wartime postal link: 5 MY 1940 express airmail cover orginally containing letter in German, on Palestinian "Doar" stationary from HAIFA to Jewish addressee Leo Lichtenstern THE HAGUE (Holland) & franked 45m per rare and short-lived period rate (1 May - 30 June 1940) using pair 20m + 5m single franks (20m express fee + 25m non-BOAC/Imperial Airlines rate to Europe) & tied by 2 strikes of HAIFA EXPRESS postmark (GD-71 - rare use on overseas mail) + red Express label & Airmail etiquette; here posted the day before the start of the revised airmail rates & 5 days before the German invasion of Western Europe, Italy's entry into the war and the cecessation of Ala Littoria's airmail routes to Europe. Cover was opened at left & sealed by Haifa Censor using Sach-Q10 red/yellow label 71/10133 five months before Sacher's earliest known date of use & tied by H23 Q21 censor boxed handstamp.

At the 25m airmail rate the cover could have been carried by KLM or Ala Littoria: as cover subsequently opened & sealed on back by German military censor (using scarce "Gepruft /Obercommando der Wehrmacht" label, Riemer B - 50), lacks any other countries' censor marks (eg. France/Switzerland), and front-stamped 19 XII 1940 GRAVENHAGE arrival (7-month transit), cover was probably transported by Ala Littoria via ROME where transmission disrupted by Italy's entry into the war (10 June) and Holland's surrender (15 May) and subsequently transported by surface mail via Germany (the censor markings don't indicate the regional office); the lack of "Palestine" in the return address may have aided in the cover's ongoing transmission & it was locally re-routed to VOORTHUIZEN.

The front-stamp is a key proving date confirming the cover's delivery in spite of the state of war between Britain and Germany: all postal services from Palestine to Netherlands were suspended as of 15 May 1940; mail posted but not dispatched would be returned to sender after submission to censorship & Netherlands was declared as territory in enemy occupation as of 1 June 1940. Slit open at top, several minor edge tears along the cover. Highly unusual postal link and handling, Jewish correspondence & not returned to sender and successfully delivered by the enemy + scarce rate. The local re-routing to an obscure locale may reflect the experience of the Jews in Holland at this time: in September Jewish newspapers were closed down & in November all Jewish civil servants were dismissed.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Dutch,Hollandish,Netherlandish, German, Italian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and from World War II, 1940 Fall of Holland, 20th Century, 1940s, Holocaust, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $1,499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70865
7/1940 WWII 1st day mail from Latvian SSR foreign ministry to consul in JERUSALEM
19170865
Latvian SSR "1st day" official incoming overseas mail: 22.7.40 [official] registered surface cover on stationary of the Latvian Foreign Ministry in Soviet-occupied RIGA to [Jewish-Palestinian] Latvian Consul M. Caspi in JERUSALEM, franked 96 Sant. (75s international registered letter rate + 2x10s additional weight) tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; marked "via USSR" as it occupied Latvia on 17 June & annexed it 5 August; backstamped 13 AU 40 REG HAIFA & JERUSALEM transits where passed censor (J13); arrived 17 AU 40. The Latvian puppet government was installed 21 July (day before this letter), establishing the short-lived Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic; addressee Mordechai Caspi was Latvian consul 1928-47. Rare period official mail, probably informing the consul of new foreign policy agenda & staffers.


Product Tags: Soviet, Latvian, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Soviet Union, Latvia, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, 1940 Latvian SSR, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Official Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70879
11/1942 WWII Avis Receipt document from TEL AVIV to BEIRUT via military post offices
17370879
Wartime outbound civilian mail: 23 NO 1942 registered life insurance document with Avis Receipt service (manuscript) from Levantine branch of 'La Nationale' French insurance business TEL AVIV to deputy chief of military infirmary section BEIRUT franked 30m (15m registration fee + 15m AR - but lacking at least 3m for printed matter; not taxed) using pair Ba108 tied by REG TEL AVIV postmark & strike on back; passed Palestine outbound mail censor (octogonal cachet KK/33 on front - 7 months before Sacher's earliest known date of use); backstamped 25 NO 42 REG HAIFA transit; then combination Free French censor markings (BEIRUT) on front: local 'coded' 2-digit day-date handstamp (Type 10A: "31" meaning, received in for censoring 3 days before, on Saturday the 28th; no Type 10B on reverse indicating dispatch from censor next day, Sunday [no mail such stamped on Sundays]) + Beirut Free French 'Cross of Lorraine' civil censor (Type 1B4) cachet; backstamped 1 DEC BEYROUTH civilian post office transit & rare 2 DEC 1942 dated Free French military Post Office censor (‘Bureau de Controle Militaire’) BCM1 BEIRUT transit (Type 16A; rated 7/10), 4 DE 42 British FPO 552 arrival (per Proud this field post office was in Syria at this time, but may actually have been in Beirut per his earlier dated documentation - makes more sense here). Per French manuscript note "Repatriated to France"(!), marked in English "return to Sender" & backstamped [unclear] DE 42 REG TEL AVIV arrival. Well documented, rare rate & scarce route. All France (including the Vichy unoccupied zone in the south) was occupied by German as of 11 Nov 1942. Interesting route: 2 different civil + 2 military postal authorities & 3 censor markings.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Lebanese, Syrian, Philately - Posted Documents, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Lebanon, Syria, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Printed Matter mail, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration,
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70884
6/1943 WWII multiple-censored airmail from Switzerland to Palestine via Germany
14970884
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 8 VI 1943 airmail cover from LUGANO to JERUSALEM, franked 50Rp (40Rp total postage for 5gr including 10Rp for airmail + 10Rp additional weight) and marked for intended start of routing (rectangular cachet on front): Zurich to Stuttgart (where censored) by Swissair or DHL, by air from Stuttgart to Sofia, by rail to Istanbul, rail to Syria and Palestine, where censored again. Locally re-routed. Rare route & double Axis/Allied censorship.


Product Tags: Swiss, Mandatory Palestinian, German, Bulgarian, Turkish, Syrian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Switzerland, Palestine Mandate, Germany, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods
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70885
3/1944 WWII registered business airmail from Ethiopia to HAIFA + bank cachet
14370885
Wartime air mail from Ethiopia: 3-3-1944 registered airmail commercial cover from State Bank of Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA to Barclays Bank HAIFA, franked 189 cent. using complete series 2nd Restoration definitives (Sc #250-257) per postage period rate (c. 70c for air service + registration fee) & tied by 5 strikes of local postmark + bank's circular cachet on back; airmail from Ethiopia went via Egypt prior to ongoing transit, here marked by local civil censor (front); opened/resealed by KK/19106 (listed in Sacher used on label Q16, but here Q17 used) in HAIFA & tied by Haifa H6 censor handstamp & backstamped 16 MR 44 REG HAIFA arrival; slit open at top. In period after the Italian occupation Ethiopian civilian airmail is rare, especially business mail.


Product Tags: Ethiopian, Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Ethiopia, Palestine Mandate, Egypt, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings
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70900
3/1940 early WWII Australian army censored airmail from Palestine via Civilian post
18270900
Early WWII Palestine military airmail: 7 MR 1940 airmail cover on civilian stationary from Palestine to SYDNEY Australia, franked 60m in checkerboard pattern using 4x 5m & 4x 10m Pictorals stamps + British "Air Mail" etiquette at top left; as cover itself tied by Australian Army RAILHEAD P.O. R.M.1. travelling post office (TPO) circular date-stamp, the cover originated in the GAZA area with a unit of the [Second] Australian Imperial Force, probably a sub-unit of the 6th Division (the AIF's only unit at that time) at KHASSA CAMP: prior to 5 April 1940 there were no (British) Army Post Offices in wartime Palestine and all military-originating mail was handled by the civilian post office; soldiers were then still "on a peace-time footing and not under active service" (Proud p.144), as such this cover was not marked "OAS" and simply transfered into the civilian post office at SARAFAND (the largest military base in the Middle East at that time), where the franks were tied by 4 strikes of the local civilian postmark (Dorf-7).

Of note, Proud notes that field censorship was introduced at the same time as the Army Postal Service in Palestine, but the officer-endorsed red British #566 boxed censor handstamp partly on the etiquette shows that censorship existed beforehand - and as overstamped by the civilian postmarks, probably censored prior, at SARAFAND CAMP before transfer to the civilian post office; per the postage rate the cover was carred by Imperial Airlines on the "Empire Route" via CAIRO (although not censored there); opened roughly at back, backflap missing. Of further note, Stobbs records the RAILHEAD cancel was in use at GAZA RIDGE from 1 March to 16 April 1940 by the 211 AGH (Australian General Hospital), and later used as a TPO cancel until March 1941 - Proud does not record any usage for this cancel at this time. Rare postmark & pre-APO period military mail + early Australian WWII military mail from Palestine.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Australian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Australia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Train Stations/Rail Transport & TPOs, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods
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70901
6/1940 WWII Australian army mail on last empire-wide airmail route from Palestine
17770901
WWII Australian-British military mail in Palestine / last empire-wide airmails: 8 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope (by J.D. & Co., Apsley) from BASE P.O. B.W.I. (Sach-K53; Advance Base Post Office, JERUSALEM) to SOUTH YARRA Australia, franked 60m per period air mail rate for bi-weekly eastbound (to SYDNEY) mail service via Imperial Airlines (as of 18 Oct. 1939 until 10 June 1940, replacing the previous "All Up" Empire Service ended 3 Sept. 1939), using Mandate pictorals & tied by strike of Base Post Office postmark whose dateline appears "8(?) JU 40". Passed censor #1071 in Palestine; torn open at top - a few pieces missing from top edge. Rare period mail: although postmark date unclear, it pre-dates 11 June suspension of the revised Empire air mail service (following Italy's entry into the war); from July 1940 military mail used British franks. Proud notes that at this time British military mail was carried both by British and foreign carriers. The Advance Base Post Office moved to GAZA as of August 1940.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Australian Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Australia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1940 Fall of France, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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70902
10-06-1940 British army mail from Palestine via Italy on same day Italy entered WWII
21570902
WWII British military mail in Palestine / Italy enters War: 10 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 123 (SARAFAND) to CLEETHORPES, franked 25m using Mandate pictorals & tied by 2 strikes of FPO postmark; as per 25m rate used, cover was carried by Italian Ala Littoria airlines (Imperial Airlines charged 60m in this period & the KLM route ceased as of 10 May) on its last day of service as Italy entered the war on the same day (declaring war at 16:30 in the afternoon, but with the declaration only taking effect at midnight of the 10th-11th). Proud notes that British military mail was carried both by British and foreign carriers including Ala Littoria. From July 1940, British military post from Palestine was franked using British stamps. Cover passed censor #1024 in Palestine; vertically folded; opened roughly at back, complete. Very rare postal link. The postal significance of Italy's entry into the war this date was the immediate suspension of the Empire airmail services the same day.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, United Kingdomian,British, Italian, Philately - Postal Covers, WWII Military Mail and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, United Kingdom, Italy, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, 1940 Fall of France, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Censored Mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
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