Philatelic Auction Closes on Tuesday, 12 Dec. 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 from the Palestine Mandate, Israel and the world with specialized topics such as 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

1984 Tanzanian airmail cover to Israel, routed via Paras & refused service
WWII Holocaust JUNGBUNZLAU labor concentration camp registered cover + slip 1943
1968 short paid France-Israel air mail postcard taxed postage dues
1956 British cover ZAHALA Israel misrouted ZAHLA Lebanon; DELIVERED & returned
Palestine unlisted KANTARA-HAIFA TPO NORTH postmark + JUDD JUNCTION 1922 cover
Palestine Mandate 1938 local TEL AVIV 18m registered cover
Rare 1947 Palestine-Brazil triple weight SAMPLES endorsed airmail cover
Palestine Mandate 1947 airmail cover TEL AVIV-MILAN, postmark error + backstamp
JNF Jewish National Fund 1979 New Year's postcard by Brigitta Brandeis, #PC113-4
JNF Jewish National Fund souvenir stamp sheet 1982 Yitzhak Navon Roch #1753a MNH
Palestine train HAIFA-KANTARA TPO SOUTH dispatch postmark on 1926 p/m postcard
1968 short paid US-Israel air mail cover taxed postage dues
Rare latest known dated 2nd type Israeli Jerusalem machine cancel on cover
1936 16 Rial extra weight airmail PEL Lloyd cover to Palestine via Baghdad
Late era franked WWII 1940 army OAS Palestine cover, Mandate not British stamps
Israeli 2pc 1999 James Ensor Anniversary joint issue stamp sheets, stripe error
WWII Holocaust 1942 PRAGUE Police Prison franked cover to JICIN with cachet
1950 Israel-Czechoslovakia double weight registered airmail cover
WWII 1941 defaced postcard from Russian occupied Lithuania to Palestine Mandate
1936 short paid Palestine Mandate-Germany airmail postcard taxed postage dues
1975 short paid US-Israel air mail cover taxed postage dues
1951 Israeli 90Pr registered express cover + extra weight, HAIFA-JERUSALEM
WWII Palestine Mandate 1941 surface mail printed matter to US, permit cachet
1997 Israeli postage dues recipient taxation notice shortpaid letter, rare stamp