Philatelic Auction Closes on Wednesday, 3 July 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 & stamps from the Palestine Mandate, Israel and the world with specialized topics such as Doar Ivri, Mandate overprints, coil stamps, postage dues, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Holocaust - plus lots of JNF stamps & Israeliana pins. 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

1948 1st day Israel mail 8m double printed matter cover with exact 2m Late Fee
Israeli conquered West Bank Christmas 1968 philatelic stamp sheet souvenir
Palestine Mandate customs inspected 1947 registered air mail cover from USA
1st seen 1pia Jerusalem I SETTING I (type 20) as postage on 1920 cover to France
1961 French mail to Israeli ship passenger; undeliverable, returned to Israel
1950 Israeli printed matter airmail to US with 20pr & 40pr Independence stamps
JNF Jewish National Fund 3pc stamp set 1955 Afforestation Ro #1467 varieties MNH
1966 unfranked Israeli mail UK, taxed but payment refused & returned to sender
1951 Brazil-USA airmail re-addressed to Israel, taxed 3 color postage dues
1944 Palestine Mandate postal card JERUSALEM-TEL AVIV, messages Jewish sites
4 mils Jerusalem II position 92 overprint variety stamp, Ba #33; used
1916 WWI Egypt stampless British army OAS cover, General Hospital to PORTSMOUTH
WWII 1943 transatlantic airmail US-Palestine via LEOPOLDVILLE on FAM-22 route
1952 Egypt franked cover to Israel via US diplomatic mail, backstamped arrival
JNF 3pc set 1957 Jerusalem Flag stamps, unlisted variety, Roch #1500-1501; MNH
1984 Tanzanian airmail cover to Israel, routed via Iran & refused service
1951 Israel-US TEL AVIV - NEW YORK rare airmailed postal card
JNF Jewish National Fund philatelic folder English + 1997 tabbed stamp sheet MNH
JNF red 10m stamp 1950 Operation Magic Carpet issue, Roch #1347; MNH
JNF blue 10m Ben-Yaakov stamp 1946 Fighters Freedom rough perf, Ro #1012; no gum
2022 couriered Belgium-Israel airmail misrouted Korea + instructional handstamp
JNF/Jewish National Fund 3pc stamp lot 1945 Hankin issue, Roch #939-941; MNH
Only known USA-Palestine mail printed matter wrapper with machine affixed stamps
Unique 1906 Holyland French post office taxe handstamped postage due postcard