Auction #10 Closes on Tuesday, 7 Dec. at 22:00 Israel-time (14:00 EST)

Welcome to our new 10th philatelic auction! This is both our smallest (at 150+ lots) but also our most important sale to date, featuring THE BEST Israeli postal history available anywhere in the market. The sale's display reads like a Guinness book of world records - the earliest known, the latest known, the only known covers of various kinds, of historical and philatelic importance, with an emphasis on rare stamp types, rates and routes.
 
The full pdf catalogue is accessible here; the lightweight catalogue is here.
 
A sampling of highlights: first known Palestine Mandate 20 mils coil leader on mail | latest dated Mandate mail from the Jerusalem HPO dated 5 May 1948 | the only known case of legally Taxi routed mail - a large ground-breaking article about which will be published on our blog | the only known registered letter 20m LATE FEE | earliest known EEF Palestine late fee (on printed matter) | the double letter 2pia rate on EEF Palestine mail | SY Argonaut Holyland maritime mail | WWII Nazi German 'Baghdad-overland' mail via PALESTINE, delivered | THE LAST airmail from WWII Nazi Germany to Palestine AFTER war declared | 1949 Israeli army double printed matter franked cover | 26 Apr 1948 arrival stamped LAST AIRMAIL from Mandate Palestine to UK... and there is PLENTY MORE!
 
This is a "buy or bid" sale, where the starting prices can be underbid by up to 25% but 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%.
 
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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 website blog. This is our Facebook "Israel-Holyland Philately Research Group" - join us for latest groundbreaking news, from the past!
 

Featured Items in Stock

Palestine Mandate mis-dated Jerusalem machine cancel as 19471 on official mail
1963 short paid British surface mail cover to Israel taxed mixed franking stamps
1951 Israeli 50Pr registered cover + extra weight, REHOVOT to JERUSALEM
1916 WWI British army cover via Egyptian PO, EKD postmark + army return address
Israel 1951 scarce express mail cover at 55pr postage rate TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM
1949 1st day strike 2nd Israeli Jerusalem machine-cancel on printed matter cover
1950 surface mail Israeli cover to US, short-tabbed 20/40Pr Independence stamps
JNF Jewish National Fund 8 stamps 1951 Histadrut, Roch #1388-1392 + varieties
1948 Israel interim Minhelet Haam cover TIBERIAS-YAVNEEL Palestine Mandate stamp
No Service 1952 Jordan-Brazil airmail, in Israel 3 years later & refused service
Jewish National Home Asthmatic Children Denver JNHAC pair Fight Asthma stamp MNH
Palestine Mandate receipt for Arab resident deposit to Jerusalem municipal safe
Original authentic Menachem Begin Israeli Prime Minister signed book in English
1917 WWI Palestine British army cover ex APO SZ 14 DEIR EL BELAH + unit cachet
JNF/Jewish National Fund American 2x 1968 Flower Day tags, Roch #TA208/210; MNH
1952 Jordanian West Bank JERUSALEM registered cover with small sized postmark
Israel Bank Tefahot horizontal strip 10x stamps on theme of road safety, MNH
1951 censored extra weight airmail cover Israel-USA, 100pr 1st Airmail stamp
1944 WWII Polish Army Palestine PP 102 mail cover with rare black censor label
Hungarian WWII-era picture postcard Marosvasarhely/Targu Mures Orthodox Church
JNF/Jewish National Fund 6pc stamp set 1934 Bialik issue, Roch #278-283; MNH
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp sheet Russian 1976 Renewed Zion issue, #1673, MNH
JNF Jewish National Fund 2x stamp rows 1981 Active Recreation Area Roch 1749 MNH
May 1948 cover posted during Palestine Interim period & received by Israeli post


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