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70961
May 1948 full strike of besieged Jewish Quarter 2nd Wall postmark on unposted mail
16470961
1948 JERUSALEM siege / Jewish Quarter of Old City: full strike of Second "Wall" Postmark (חותמת החומה) tied to top-guttered Interim 10m JERUSALEM Locals II frank on unaddressed cover (franked per period letter rate) on mint "Doar" stationary envelope. This 2nd type was ordered as the original one was not portable. It was received on 10 May (same date that the Locals II frank entered use) by the last convoy to reach the besieged Old City, and any mail marked by it was carried by the last outgoing convoy on the 13th (day before Independence day). Unlike the 3rd type (created after establishment of Israel) known only for souvenir and philatelic strikes, this 2nd version was legitimately used by the defending forces in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Extremely rare and very fine - at a minimum as a genuine momento from the "siege within the siege".


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Proof/Trial object, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, 1948 - 1st Day of Israel which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link
Unsold: may be available for sale $299.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70962
10-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to HAIFA with interim franks/postmarks
16470962
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+


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70963
10-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to HAIFA with interim franks/postmarks
16870963
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+


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70964
1948 1st convoy express mail from JERUSALEM to HAIFA with interim franks/postmarks
17070964
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+


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Significant Rates/Periods,
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70965
9-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV; address unknown & returned
16170965
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. Unusual as returned convoy mail.


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70966
1948 JERUSALEM siege period couriered/flown? mail to TEL AVIV postmarked 23-06-1948
17670966
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.


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-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 - Besieged locale, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70967
1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV with interim franks/postmarks
17470967
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+


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $49.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70968
1948 registered mail on 1st convoy from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV with interim franks/postmarks
18070968
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+


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $39.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70969
10-05-1948 local JERUSALEM registered mail with 1st day interim frank + postmark
16970969
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+


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, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
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
17770970
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
70971
1948 besieged Jerusalem local mail with interim frank cancelled by rosette postmark
17070971
1948 besieged JERUSALEM interim mail: local commercial cover franked 10m at postage period rate using 2nd local issue (Ba105) tied by JERUSALEM Sorting Office rosette postmark & 18 MAY 1948 dater (date unclear but deformity of rosette inner ring, in use since 13 May, borne out by other mail of same date with same deformity). The sorting office's postmark likely used here as cover posted uncancelled in a street mail box. Opened gently at back. Scarce; estimated value $250+


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-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 - Besieged locale, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings,
Unsold: may be available for sale $59.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70972
1948 besieged Jerusalem mail franked by JNF label & cancelled by unknown handstamp
17370972
1948 War of Independence/besieged JERUSALEM: undated commercial cover on local "Mataf" stationary addressed in English to Joseph Schur at 144 Hayarkon Street TEL AVIV (no return address) & franked by undenominated 1948 Jerusalem blue/white JNF label (Kap-921; not interim frank, which per colors would have been 5m - printed matter rate) & tied by undocumented skeleton postmark/office handstamp "I.L.F. JERUSALEM"; with German manuscript at top "Bitte sofort zustellen!" (please deliver immediately); opened gently at back. As the cover lacks any markings in Hebrew but appears to be handled by some existing process + using "Zionist" franking/not Mandate, this may be a forwarding service (similar to "Saad/Hadar house" & "central bus station 2nd floor") or other governmental related channel (eg. JNF/Jewish Agency) whose mail would have been transported by air through the military during the siege period (20 April - 21 June), sometimes marked such and sometimes not. The pre-State high command existed at 123 Hayakon St. ("Red House") & APO "Base A" was located in north Hayarkon near the Sde Dov airfield; addressee located nearby at #144 & appears listed there into 1965 per white pages.


Product Tags: Israeli Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Cinderella franked mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Unique/Discovery Piece
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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