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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Haifa (9)
Postmarks & Postal Markings of Jerusalem (18)
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Haifa

113980392
1st day Israel 16-05-1948 mail interim frank & error dated trilingual postmark
1st day Israeli trilingual postmark error + tied to Interim period frank: 16-5-1948 latin-dated local HAIFA cover, franked 10m per period domestic letter rate using single interim Minhelet Haam (Tel Aviv overprinted) Ramat Gan 25th anniversary frank (Ba #26) during the extended grace period of 14-22 May & tied by single strike of the HAIFA Head Post Office Alef-shift cancel - this mistakenly Hebre...
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010980393
Reintroduced Mandate HAIFA TELEGRAPHS & JLEM pmks on July 1948 telegram form
Reintroduced Mandate postmarks from 2 cities: 1 JY 1948 HAIFA TELEGRAPHS single-circle date-stamp (GD-79 - 11 months after their last known date of use) tied to trilingual Mandate telegram form PT 6A & tied by 4 JY 48 JERUSALEM receipt using single-circle date-stamp; the JERUSALEM cancel believed used at Rehavia in early State period until receipt of Israeli trilingual devices - on telegrams until...
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020580394
Rare HAIFA Mandate era dateless triangular bulk mail pmk on 1950 Israeli airmail
Mandate triangular postmark on 1950 1st airmail franked cover: 30-7-1950 Israeli airmail stationary registered cover from YOKNEAM to GUATEMALA franked 115pr at the FA-2a period rate (90pr letter + 25pr registration) franked by pair of 40pr + 30pr + 5pr (Ba32-34) franks tied by 2 strikes of local postmark on front + 2 on back, and cover field tied by thick "H.A." initialled HAIFA Mandate era datele...
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011180395
10/1950 airmail to CHILE using 1st Airmail & 2nd Coinage stamps; postmark error
1950 1st airmail / small locales / postmarks: 36(!)-10-1950 postmark-dated "Lacol" austerity period airmail stationary cover from HAIFA (return addressed MATZUVA via Nahariya post - possibly couriered) to SANTIAGO Chile franked 150pr at the FA-2a postage period rate using mix of 30pr & 40pr (Ba33/34) + 2x 10pr & pair 30pr 1949 2nd Coinage (Ba23/25), tied by 4x strikes of the erroniously Latin-date...
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Jerusalem

112880396
1948 Jerusalem cv to Haifa w/interim frank & Liberation pmk on 1st day use
1948 JERUSALEM interim mail: commercial cover to HAIFA franked 10m at letter rate using 2nd locals issue Ba105, tied by full strike of provisional oval "Liberation" postmark on 1st day of use, 21 JUNE 1948; torn open at bottom & repaired; cover complete, rare....
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115080397
1948 JLEM printed matter cv w/3rd series interim frank & large Mea Shearim pmk
1948 JERUSALEM interim mail: local commercial printed-matter cover franked 5m using rare 3rd local issue (Ba #107; 2m convenience overfrank as city limited to local issue denominations) tied by large interim postmark (36.5mm - MEA SHEARIM branch post office) and 23 JUN 1948 dater (3 days after start of use of Doar Ivri franks in city); returned as addressee left (manuscript on back); unsealed per ...
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118980398
Rare 15-7-1948 metal dateline Jerusalem-1 pmk + 3rd series interim frank on mail
1948 JERUSALEM Interim & State mail - TRIPLE RARITY: 15-7-1948 printed matter commercial cover on loan society stationary ("Totzeret HaAretz" manufacture) from JERUSALEM to BEIT HAKEREM, franked 5m per period printed-matter rate a) using Local III issue stamp (with slanted "5" - rare on covers) & b) tied by full strike of JERUSALEM-1 Sorting Office postmark with METAL DATE SLUG - this very rare: b...
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016880399
1948 local Jerusalem newspaper wrapper w/ postmark whose date-line is inverted
INVERTED Hebrew date slug: 27-7-1948 local JERUSALEM printed matter newspaper wrapper, franked 3m per period rate & tied by JERUSALEM 4 (Main Post Office) cancel whose metal Hebrew date slug is upside down. Undocumented error + rare as wrapper....
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014380400
UNIQUE August 1948 JERUSALEM-6 dispatched mail to BAT YAM, pmk missing date slug
DISCOVERY piece: [13] August 1948 period JERUSALEM-6 postmark *without the date slug*, tied to registered cover to the local council of BAT YAM from a Doctor Ben-Zion in Kiryat Shmuel, franked 25m per period rate & backstamped by full strike of dateless JER-6 cancel + 13-08-1948 TEL AVIV (Chet of Av as visible on the Hebrew dateline) transit & 15-08-1948 BAT YAM arrival (the 2-day transit is proba...
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017080401
Substituted letter in Hebrew date-line Jerusalem-5 pmk on 1948 registered mail
SUBSTITUTED letter in Hebrew date slug: 25-8-1948 stampless registered official mail cover on requisitioned OHMS stationary from Tax Authority to local address, tied by 1 full strike on front + 2 on back of JERUSALEM 5 (Main Post Office) postmark whose Hebrew month is spelled here Alef-Kaf instead of Alef-Bet (for "Av"): the character used is more boxy than the Kaf letter but it lacks the tail str...
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117080402
Sorting Office 1946 Hebrew-date postmark error on 1948 Jerusalem mail
1948/"1946" Hebrew date cancel error: 3-9-1948 local JERUSALEM stampless official mail from Health Ministry on requisitioned OHMS stationary to local Moshav Zekenim (geriatric facility) tied by JERUSALEM 2 Sorting Office cancel whose well-struck Hebrew date of 29 Av is correct except for the year, which is here "1946". An error in the assembly of the metal datestamp. Undocumented - discovery piece...
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016180403
PROOF strike of the 1st Israeli Jerusalem machine-cancel, 1949
PROOF strike of the Rare 1st Israeli JERUSALEM machine-cancel (Nach-289/21; EG-75), 1949: here with Hebrew date of "A Adar 5709" and Latin date of "10 1 1949" (the two don't match). This cancel was used only on morning of 21 Feb 1949 (Kaf-Bet Shvat), a locally manufactured head on a Mandate-era machine - but it broke down and could not be fixed. Considered the rarest of Israel's cancellations....
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012080404
PROOF strike of 2nd type Jerusalem machine cancel dated -1.9.1949
PROOF strike of 2nd type JERUSALEM machine cancel (Nacht-289/22), dated -1.9.1949 & tied to unaddressed cover franked 5Pr - event confirmed in Glassman; 1st commercial use occurred 20 Sept. A rare cancel with few surviving commercial covers....
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013880405
1st day 21.9.49 strike 2nd Israeli Jerusalem machine-cancel on printed matter
First day 21.9.49 strike of 2nd Israeli JERUSALEM machine-cancel (Nach-289/22; EG-76) tied to printed matter cover to ROSH PINA franked 5Pr using 1949 IDF Insignia (Ba18) on its 2nd day of use; unsealed at back per printed-matter regulations. The successor to the rare machine-cancel of 21-02-1949 (see above), this version with Arabic in 2 words; in use until Aug. 1951 (per Nachtigal) and seldomly ...
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013880406
Rare 2nd type Israeli Jerusalem machine cancel on mail, 2 months after LKD use
Early Jerusalem machine cancels: 29-10-1951 official mail cover from the Foreign Currency Department in TEL AVIV to Bank Leumi in JERUSALEM, franked 15pr per the DO-2 period letter rate using an overprinted Official Mail stamp (Ba 20b) tied by the local postmark & backstamped next day arrival using the scarce 2nd machine cancel type (Nacht-289/22; EG-76, about which he writes "not many covers stru...
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010380407
11-11-1949 RED Jerusalem Head Post Office postmark on local mail
RED JERUSALEM Head Post Office postmark dated 11-11-1949 tied to local cover, unsealed. This is not the red "Paye" mark, evidenced by "bet" index letter & dateline spacing. Israeli postmarks in red ink are very rare. As unsealed & postmark in red, possibly a clerical error of using a regular postmark instead of the red "pre-paid" postmark on printed matter(?) cover....
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19080408
Jerusalem Paye machine cancel error on cv: date mismatch, misplaced obliterator
JERUSALEM PAYE machine cancel SPECTACULAR error: purple strike with totally mismatching Hebrew & Latin dates (28 Elul 5723 vs 20-1-50) + misplaced obliterator (on left instead of right), tied to locally addressed stampless greeting card sized cover (to teachers' college); ungummed/unsealed - presumably printed matter. Undocumented error....
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09880409
Jerusalem Paye machine cancel error on local mail: mismatching dates
JERUSALEM PAYE machine cancel date error: red strike with mismatching Hebrew & Latin dates (19 Adar A' 5717 vs 26-2-57 - if Hebrew correct, should be 20-02-57), tied to locally addressed cover; unsealed - probably printed matter. Probably Nacht-289/59 but error not recorded in the literature....
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Small Locales

017580410
Rare disbanded Kibbutz GIVOT ZEID 1948 parcel card via Israeli army post
Small locales / military mail: 3-10-1948 (kaf-tet Elul / eve Rosh Hashana) parcel card from Kibbutz GIVOT ZEID posted at HAIFA-15 to soldier in CAESAREA via army post (number not provided), franked 30pr for 0.9kg weight (under 1kg weight) using vertical pair 15pr Doar Ivri - apparently the old DO1 domestic rate, now 3 days into the new DO2 postage rate period but accepted during as being during th...
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010380411
Rare 1951 Kibbutz TZORA mail to Jerusalem via mobile post w/J'LEM postmark
1951 New Years / Small locales: 30-10-1951 cover from Kibbutz TZORA via Hare Yehuda mobile post (note the return address) to JERUSALEM, franked 15pr left marginal single (Ba #57) per period DO-2 letter rate & tied by JERUSALEM-2 postmark: prior to April 1956 Hare Yehuda did not have a postmark of its own - here carried by the service but actually postmarked in Jerusalem; slit open at top. The send...
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of the Israeli Government, Agencies & Ships

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Israeli Custodian of Enemy Property cachet on JERUSALEM 1951 official mail
Government cachets: 28-10-1951 local JERUSALEM "Custodian of Enemy Property" boxed cachet (with address & telephone) acting as an 'official mail' marking tied to reused window cover now serving as Official Mail, addressed to the Stocks & Securities Department of Bank Leumi & franked 15pr per the DO-2 period letter rate using an overprinted Official Mail stamp (Ba 20b) tied by the local postmark (J...
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1951 US & Israeli franked mail from Israeli Navy ship in NEW YORK + ship cachet
Maritime mail: 1st Visit of Israeli Navy to New York (30 April - 11 May 1951) - dateless Long Island addressed cover franked by both American 3c (domestic first class mail) & Israeli 5 pruta Doar Ivri (Israeli DO-2 postage period printed matter rate) stamps & tied by 2x strikes of the illustrated circular cachet of the INS corvette 'Hagana' (one tied to both stamps); cover bears typed heading 'Fir...
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010580414
1952 franked picture postcard ex Israeli ship in ODESSA to HAIFA + ship cachet
Israeli maritime mail postal links: 15-4-1952 photo picture postcard of Odessa boardwalk with 5 word message in English from the Chief Engineer of the Israeli motor-ship freighter M/S Rimon in ODESSA to addressee at the Shoham Ltd company in HAIFA, franked 1.40R & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark + 1x strike of the ship's circular cachet (unlisted in Nachtigall-Fixler) partially tied to on...
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1954 first time postcard mail ex Israeli ship in RANGOON to HAIFA + ship cachet
Israeli maritime mail postal links 'first flight': 6-11-1954 photo picture postcard of Rangoon Burma short message message in English ('Regards from the first Israeli ship in Rangoon') from the Chief Engineer (Landau?) of the Israeli motor-vessel cargo ship M/V Rimon in RANGOON to addressee at the Shoham Ltd company in HAIFA, franked 70p & tied by 1x strike of the local machine cancel + 1x strike ...
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