Auction #11 Closes on Tuesday, 17 May at 22:00 Israel-time (15:00 EST / 19:00 GMT)

Welcome to our new 11th philatelic auction, featuring THE BEST Israeli stamps & postal history available anywhere - 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.

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A sampling of highlights: 
never before seen Holyland French Post Office taxe marked & manuscript marked postage dues postcard | Bale #21a Mandate 1 Piaster Jerusalem I setting I stamps in MNH & used condition | exceedingly rare 1938 late fee registered envelope with All-Up airmail postage | landmark 1939 WWII era 'small packet' airmailed cover + proving postmark | earliest known dated WWII army postal concession cover | EXTRAORDINARY WWII Romania-Palestine postcard sent through the mails while both countries at war with each otherunlisted 3 piece set of high denomination Mandate pictorial stamps overstamped SPECIMEN | late Mandate 1948 German express mail cover sent via Aleppo, possibly last mail from Syria | Apr 1948 last known mail from from Mandatory JAFFA10x11 perforated full tabbed 20m Doar Ivri stamp as part of Late Fee 1948 1st flight KLM airmail | Jerusalem convoy cover as 1st flight KLM airmail - with Mandate franks | Monster - "Doar Sadeh" endorsed Israeli army/police forerunner mail | 16 May 1948 mail addressed to bombed/closed Tel Aviv airport | 1950 1st known Israeli registered printed matter letter with 30pr Late Feeand there is PLENTY MORE!
 
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.
 
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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; we will shortly published our new "JerusalemStamps Bulletin" research journal - contact us to be added to the distribution list, it's free. 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 blue stamp 1940 Western Wall issue, Roch #513 MNH & OG
JNF/Jewish National Fund 5pc stamp set 1955 Henrietta Szold, Roch #1468-1472
Palestine Israel 1948 besieged JERUSALEM cover, Mandate stamp & interim postmark
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp sheet 1987 Teachers Council Anniversary #1822 MNH
1950 Israel only day used UNO Day slogan cancel on JERUSALEM printed matter mail
JNF/Jewish National Fund 3x stamps 1944 Aaronson thin yellow paper, #891-893 MNH
1949 War Jordanian Palestine cover TULKAREM - EAST JERUSALEM via Iraqi Army post
1968-1971 3x Kuwaiti letters with Pro-Palestinian franks, 1x addressed & mailed
May 1948 early Israel 1st postage dues error stamps on short paid HAIFA cover
1948 domestic Israeli cover, valid interim franks + red ovpt & mandate postmark
No Service 1952 Hong Kong airmail to Israel misrouted Lebanon, returned Egypt
1950 Israeli HAIFA-TEL AVIV cover 1st Airmail, 2nd/3rd Coinage & New Year stamps
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp block 1953 Schapira issue, Roch #1418; MNH
1974 Israeli airmail cover USA; return mis-routed Lebanon + rare no-service mark
JNF/Jewish National Fund 4pc stamp set 1954 Kalischer, Roch #1428-9 + varieties
1948 Israeli newspaper wrapper with Jerusalem postmark inverted dateline
1962 British Bulletin de Verification to Jordan re delivery Israeli-refused mail
1953 Israeli cover with 4th Coinage tete-beche horizontal strip franking stamps
JNF/Jewish National Fund 5pc stamp set of 1945 Hankin issue, Roch #939-943; MNH
Rare Tempel Kolonie Wilhelma cachet on Holyland printed matter Jerusalem cover
1974 British airmail Australia ex hijacked BA-870 flight; Pilot signed + rare IM
1916 WWI Egypt stampless Australian army cover latest dated postmark + cachet
Palestine Israel 1948 Interim incoming mail to besieged JERUSALEM from TEL AVIV
JNF Jewish National Fund strip 4x sticker-stamps 2010 Torah-Testimony, #1960 MNH


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