Auction #13 Closes on Thursday, 10 Nov. at 22:00 Israel-time (15:00 EST / 12:00pm PST / 20:00 GMT)

A curated sale featuring materials from many vendors and clients: featuring landmark postal history and stamps with special emphasis on Palestine Mandate and Israel including discovery items and proving covers; first/last flights; 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.
 
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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 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

Aug 1870 Franco-Prussian War incoming Martinique-PARIS cover with 3 color franks
1919 British EEF army stampless cover ex soldier at sea to UK endorsed no stamps
1917 WWI EEF Egypt stampless British army OAS cover BAPO Z to UK
JNF Jewish National Fund American 6 stamps 1960 Herzl Centennial #AH125-130; MNH
1935 RMS Empress of Britain Memogram illustrated cover of Egypt, HAIFA-USA
JNF Jewish National Fund stamp booklet pane 25c 1960 Herzl, Roch #AH127; MNH
JNF Jewish National Fund 7pc stamp set 1951 Jezreel Valley Roch #1382-1387; MNH
1950 Israel only day used UNO Day slogan cancel on JERUSALEM printed matter mail
Palestine Mandate 1948 10m local Tel Aviv commercial cover
1919 WWI Egypt British military cover latest dated APO SZ 10 postmark
JNF Jewish National Fund 2x stamp rows 1980 Yigal Allon issue; Roch #1735, MNH
1951 Israeli 90Pr registered express cover + extra weight, HAIFA-JERUSALEM
Jewish National Fund stamp sheet 1976 75th Anniversary JNF, Roch #1678; MNH
Palestine Mandate postal service postage free 1929 PO Box renewal postcard
1964 Israeli printed matter return taxed top of pile cover, 64ag for 8 letters
Rare Palestine Mandate Safed D6 postmark on Aug 1920 printed matter cover to USA
JNF Jewish National Fund 2pc stamp set 1955 Settlement Mountain 1486 variety MNH
2000 Israeli postage due sender taxation notice 2 shortpaid letters, transit pmk
Egyptian mint 1866 10pia slate stamp, upright watermark & 13:12? perforation
JNF Jewish National Fund 2pc stamp set 1958 10th Anniversary, Roch #1509-10; MNH
1950 registered airmail cover KIRYAT ANAVIM-USA, censored TEL AVIV + backstamps
1916 WWI EEF Egypt stampless British army OAS cover BAPO Z to GLAMORGAN
Jerusalem I setting 1 overprinted 1 Piastre stamp, 15:14 perf, Ba #21a; used
1950 Israel-Argentina RAMAT GAN-BUENOS AIRES airmail cover, backstamped arrival


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