Philatelic Auction Closes on Wednesday, 14 Feb. at 22:00 Israel-time (12:00pm PST / 15:00 EST / 20:00 GMT / 07:00 AEDT)

A budget buyout auction featuring outstanding and intriguing postal history & stamps from the Palestine Mandate, Israel and the world with specialized topics such as Mandate overprints, coil stamps, postage dues, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Holocaust; bids of at least 75% of the starting price are accepted.

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.
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

JNF 2x pairs 1960 Herzl stamps, Roch #1523-1524; MNH, crease
1948-49 Israeli War Independence Jerusalem Jewish Quarter *NAMED* POW mail cover
Jan 1948 Israeli War of Independence delayed HAIFA-SAFED registered cover
1948 Egyptian seized & censored Soviet surface mail to Jews in Palestine, resent
Rare postal link 1951 SUDAN-ISRAEL postage paid airmail via CYPRUS
1980 Israeli Ramat Gan-Jerusalem cover, high inflation rate 19 Lira franking
1948 NAHALAL-NAHARIYA special perforated Doar Ivri postcard + Mandate postmark
1946 early postwar WWII Palestine-Switzerland airmail
Israel 1951 scarce express mail cover at 55pr postage rate TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM
May 1948 1st outbound Israeli sea mail + 1st sea mail to USA, Doar Ivri cover
Palestine 1939 airmail to Czechoslovakia with pneumatic mail service transit
JNF Jewish National Fund 6 stamps 1950 Meirovitz issue, Roch#1315-1320; MNH
1997 Israeli postage due sender taxation notice for shortpaid overweight letter
1965 Israeli printed matter return taxed top of pile cover, 184ag for 23 letters
1903 Ottoman Palestine Holyland wrapper SAFED to Jewish business in HOLLESCHAU
1950s Israeli soldier cover to Britain, via Army post but unfranked & returned
Cut Out imprinted stamp as accepted postage on 1951 registered TEL AVIV cover
Rare Egyptian 1866 10 piastre slate stamp 13:13 perforation + upright watermark
JNF Jewish National Fund tabbed stamp sheet 1984 Chaim Herzog, Roch #1790a; MNH
1946 Palestine cover to Jewish Brigade soldier; redirected as OAS mail
1918 WWI EEF Egypt stampless British army OAS cover FPO SZ 15 to BULWELL
Palestine Haifa-Kantara South TPO dispatch postmark 1925 domestic cover TEL AVIV
1945 end WWII German Uberroller mail cover Sweden, US Army processed & delivered
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp block 1971 Let People Go ovpt Western Wall, #1600