Auction #14 Closes on Monday, 19 Dec. at 22:00 Israel-time (15:00 EST / 12:00pm PST / 20:00 GMT)

A curated sale featuring materials from many vendors and clients: featuring landmark postal history and stamps with special emphasis on Palestine Mandate and Israel including discovery items and proving covers; first/last flights; rare rates & routes, postmarks, postal links, postal handling and much more - all with an emphasis on the earliest known, the latest known, the only known covers of various kinds, of historical and philatelic importance. Get what you want for the holidays!

 
This is a "buy or bid" sale, where the starting prices can be underbid by up to 25% and lots can be also bought out; maximum bids are kept confidential. There is a 5 minute time extension for bids received within the last 2 minutes of the auction time. The buyer's fee is 18%.

Bids may be submitted in writing by any method - through the auction program, by the bid form (above), email, fax, sms/whatsapp; bidders can request to set 'bid budgets' and thereby bid on many items while keeping their total exposure limited to a certain sum - and setting priorities for which lots they most prefer to secure of those they bid on. Contact us for assistance.

Bid Budgets - bidders can use "bid budgets" to maximize their bids: specify a global amount to limit bids to and then submit a list of prioritized bids; whatever lots are won are awarded to the bidders according to their preference within their budget. Example: a person with a budget of $100 can bid on any number of lots up to $100 each and be awarded any of them as long as they are within his budget. Contact us.

Where there are 2 or more bids/bidders on a lot, if the winner has used a bid budget and forfeits his win in favor of a different lot, this lot will be awarded to the runner-up at his bid amount *prior* to the winner placing his bid (eg. awarded at his bid level net of any increases resulting from competition with the winner).

Where there is only 1 bid/bidder on a lot there is still a chance he's bidding with a 'bid budget': those interested in bidding at or below the starting price may submit their bids by email and we will keep them on file; in the event that a sole bidder is the winner of the lot but forfeits it for another lot, we will award the present lot to those bidders who submitted their alternative bids by email.
 
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We encourage visitors to look closely at the display and read the descriptions carefully: there is a lot of information there, much never seen before, painstakenly assembled from primary sources. Over 90% of the information comes from our compilation called the "Handbook of Holyland Postal History and Philately", available free here; the rest comes from cited sources in the descriptions. There's a lot to learn and much to marvel at.
 
Our latest and pioneering research is published on our research center; our new "JerusalemStamps Bulletin" research journal is now online. This is our Facebook "Israel-Holyland Philately Research Group" - join us for latest groundbreaking news, from the past!

Featured Items in Stock

1961 short paid Belgium-Israel letter boxed air mail cover taxed postage dues
1918 WWI Palestine British military mail APO SZ 36 Jericho postmark on cutout
1954 Israel-US printed matter airmail cover, tete-beche & tabbed stamp franking
1997 Israeli postage due sender taxation notice for shortpaid overweight letter
1968 Czech cover to Israel mis-routed via Pakistan, refused service & returned
March 1941 WWII Gold Coast censored surface mail cover to UK
1941 Palestine Mandate small locale mail postcard to *Kibbutz Lashichrur*
2000 Israeli postage due sender taxation notice 2 shortpaid letters, transit pmk
Palestine 1932 100 mils 9x heavy weight surface mail to USA + customs fee
1968 short paid US-Israel air mail postcard taxed postage dues
Palestine Mandate Government earliest date Private Secretary cachet cover 1930
Rare JNF 1954 2nd Aliya stamp sheet, counterstamped to cancel fee obligation
JNF Jewish National Fund 9pc stamp set 1948 Negev, #1126-1131 + paper varieties
1993 Israeli postage dues recipient taxation notice unpaid letter, rare stamps
1950 Israeli uprated illustrated airmail 1st day cover FDC to BRAZIL, rare rate
JNF Jewish National Fund 2pc imperforated stamps 1960 Herzl issue, #1524; no gum
Israeli Doar Ivri 15m stamp 10: perforation printed on ungummed side MNH
1918 WWI EEF Egypt stampless British army OAS cover BAPO Z to LONDON, dummy mark
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp booklet pane 25c 1951 Doves Peace, Roch #AH76 MNH
1997 Israeli postage due sender taxation notice 2 shortpaid letters, transit pmk
1948 Israel Jerusalem stampless official mail cover taxed for improper identity
7x Judaic/Zionist paraphilately Belgium Malta Holland Panama Portugal Uruguay
Israeli 1958 IBM punch card radio license with revenue stamps incl Bul Bitachon
1969 short paid France-Israel air mail cover taxed postage dues


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