Philatelic Auction Closes on Thursday, 18 May at 23:00 Israel-time (13:00pm PST / 16:00 EST / 21:00 GMT / 06:00 AEST)

A curated sale featuring materials from many vendors and clients: showcasing landmark postal history and stamps with special emphasis on Ottoman Holy Land, Palestine Mandate, 1948 interim and Israel including showpiece discovery items and proving covers; 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.

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

WWII Holocaust related RECKMAN labor concentration camp COTTBUS postcard 1944
1960 unfranked Britain-Israel surface mail postcard taxed postage dues
1953 Israeli Tel Aviv-Afula registered cover, 3rd Coinage tete-beche pair stamps
WWII Holocaust Leipzig N26 labor concentration camp mail, Germany-Poland 1944
Rare Palestine Mandate Safed D6 postmark on Aug 1920 printed matter cover to USA
Israel War Independence May 1948 cover ex RAMOT NAFTALI via ROSH PINNA to HADERA
Handmade military patch of WWII collaborationist Cossack unit of Nazi Wehrmacht
Rare British FPO 124 postmark on 1941 Palestine stampless army OAS cover Haifa
Palestine News 1918 wrapper British postage + Army APO & Egyptian civilian post
1968 short paid US-Israel air mail cover taxed postage dues, clerk initialled
1974 British airmail Australia ex hijacked BA-870 flight; Pilot signed + rare IM
1940 WWII army OAS franked & shortpaid airmail Palestine-UK
1948 Israel stampless couriered cover Haifa TO Jerusalem, mailed UNTAXED
1949 War Jordanian Palestine cover TULKAREM - EAST JERUSALEM via Iraqi Army post
New earliest dated Jerusalem Buy Jaffa Oranges machine cancel, 13 Dec 1933 cover
JNF Jewish National Fund American 1955 Flower Day tag, Roch #TA129; MNH
1917 WWI Egypt British military army mail cover from FPO D.75 EL ARISH to UK
1949 Israel small locale cover HAIFA to KIBBUTZ HUKOK near Tiberias
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp sheet 1992 2nd printing Zionist Congress MNH 1900
1993 Israeli postage due sender taxation notice for shortpaid oversized letter
JNF/Jewish National Fund 6pc stamp lot 1946 Emek Jezreel, Roch #1033-1038; MNH
Palestine Mandate receipt for Arab resident deposit to Jerusalem municipal safe
Palestine Israel picture postcard Kvutzah Ginegar unused Jacob Benor-Kalter
1963 short paid British surface mail cover to Israel with 2x tax calculations