Auction #12 Closes on Thursday, 8 Sept. at 23:00 Israel-time (16:00 EST / 20:00 GMT)

Our 12th (Summer) philatelic auction features an outstanding selection of Israel-Holy Land postal history specialized collections focusing on rare Arab-Israeli postal links from 1948 to the 1980s & intriguing postal-boycott mail with many discovery items; specialized postage dues from the OETA Mandate era to the early 2000s; rare postmarks, postage rates and routes of Turkish Ottoman Palestine plus rare WWI postal links between Allied & Central powers countries; and many showcase postal items of interim 1948 and early Israel - all with an emphasis on the earliest known, the latest known, the only known covers of various kinds, of historical and philatelic importance; rare stamp types, rates and routes.

 
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 minute 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

JNF Jewish National Fund 2x stamps 1948 Afikim issue #1244, different shades MNH
1919 WWI Egypt British military cover latest dated APO SZ 10 postmark
JNF Jewish National Fund USA 1982 land reclamation/Pioneer certificate LP 581-36
Lira period 1960 domestic Israeli taxed cover paid with new Provisionals stamps
Jewish Brigade 1946 stampless army OAS cover FPO 620 Germany NAHALAL unit cachet
JNF/Jewish National Fund/KKL Dutch 1919 Palestine Views 6x office labels as pane
Israeli 1950 airmail cover full tabbed 1st airmail/2nd Coinage tete-beche stamps
JNF Jewish National Fund 2x stamp rows 1986 Purim issue, Roch #1815-1816; MNH
Early strike Palestine Israel interim 1948 HERZLIYA postmark APR 1948 postcard
Jewish National Home Asthmatic Children Denver JNHAC stamp strip, #117.3a-d MNH
1948 Israeli printed matter cover taxed in grace period tabbed postage due stamp
JNF Jewish National Fund 6pc stamp set 1950 One Million Immigrants +varities MNH
Staffa island Scotland tabbed stamp sheet 25 years Israeli Postal Service, 1974
1948 1st day Israel cover with interim stamp & trilingual postmark date error
Palestine Mandate WWII 1940 transatlantic air cover Army post office via LONDON
Palestine Mandate WWII 1940 cover very last Empire Route air mail to Australia
JNF Jewish National Fund 3 stamps 1945 Hebrew University issue, Roch #930-932
WWII Indian Sindhi War Gifts Fund 1/2 Anna fundraising stamp MNG & OG
Israel War Independence May 1948 cover ex RAMOT NAFTALI via ROSH PINNA to HADERA
JNF Jewish National Fund 5x stamp strips 1957-58 Adulam issue Roch #MH11-30, MNH
JNF Jewish National Fund set 28x stamps 1948 Second Alphabet brown 1188-1215 MNH
Rare Palestine Mandate 1932 Levant Fair machine slogan cancel on cover Germany
1950 airmail cover Israel to Switzerland, full tabbed 40pr UPU stamp
1950 Israeli surface mail postcard to US with 1st Airmail & 2nd Coinage stamps


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