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BUY or BID SALE, ENDING WITH LIVE AUCTION (#8)
Thursday 14 May 2020 at 20:00 Israel Time (13:00 EST)

Stamps, Postal History & Philately of all periods of the Holyland, Palestine Mandate & Israel and Near East | Jewish & Zionist Philately, Ephemera and Memorabilia | Postal History of Worldwide War-times & Conflicts, including 'Postkrieg' - from the American Civil War to the Present Day | & much more...

The sale features all aspects of philately and postal history: perforations, papers, printings, settings & overprints; postal rates, routes, handling, markings, censorship, civilian & military mail, taxed mail, and more

The auction is composed of 2 parts: prior to May 14th at 20:00, lots can either be bid-on or bought out. The bidding takes place like a regular mailbid style auction, and maximum/proxy bids can be placed. The buy-out price is dynamic: if the bidding activity on a lot exceeds the midway point between the opening bid price and the initial buy-out price, the buy-out price will begin to rise by 5-10% for every additional bid placed on the lot. This is intentional in order to not discourage ongoing bidding for the lot. At 20:00 Israel-time (13:00 EST) on Thursday 14 May, the sale will conclude with a live auction of the unpurchased lots. The auction end-date will not be changed, regardless of the participation rate in the sale.

The opening bid price is flexible and bids of at least 80% of the opening price will be accepted. The buyer's commission is 18% on the hammer price; layaways and installment payments can be arranged.

Visitors and bidders can "watch" lots and receive updates on the bidding status of those lots, only a simple registration is needed; once an update message has been sent, the receiver needs to log-in in order to continue receiving these updates. This is intentional in order to limit 'spamming'.

Bidders can also track their bids by selecting the option to "see lots I bid on", near the search field at the top part of the screen.

As philately is complex and multi-faceted, we gave much thought to the issue of classifications and categorizations - and search and display functions to aid visitors in navigating the sale.

• The sale as a display "from start to finish" can be viewed by clicking the "current auction" menu link on the top menu bar.

• The sale as a display split by its categories and sub-categories (in order of the lot numbers) can be viewed using the "Sale Categories" menu link on the top menu bar. Here, users can either select a 'parent' category and be shown all the lots assigned to it (with the sub-category labels displayed).

• Here we should point out that in our sales we are able to assign a lot to up to 2 categories, and this is in order to help address bidder interests in varying fields. These category assignments sometimes turn on a razor's edge regarding their relevance and priority, and are based on the priority of relevance of the classification to the particulars of the lot. For example, for a cover where "1948-49 Rates & Routes" and "1948 Post Siege Interim Jerusalem" categories could be relevant, such a cover would only be assigned to the latter category if it bore an "interim Jerusalem" characteristic. Likewise, certain subjects may be mutually exclusive: covers assigned to the "taxed mail" categories will rarely be additionally assigned to a "postal history" category unless there is a special circumstance for it (eg. a special postage rate used). Similarly, special military postmarks or issues pertaining to them are relegated to "military mail" as a single subject and not placed additionally in the "postmarks & postal markings" categories (eg. of Israel, by the locale). Here also, special markings related to service suspensions in Arab-Israeli conflict are covered exclusively in that section. On desktop and laptop computers the "Sales Categories" menu will display the range of the lot numbers assigned to the categories: here, please note that the lot number appears only next to the primary category a lot has been assigned. That same lot may also appear in another category - but its lot number will not appear as part of the range. One clue that additionally-categories lots appear in a menu selection is the discrepancy in the menu's summary of the number of lots included there: it may show lots #1-3 but the summary will show (10) items to be displayed.

• There is a search field near the top of each page, where a free-word search can be conducted - however this is limited to whatever words were used in the lot's title or description.

• To augment the search or menu-display results, another way of viewing the sale (or delving deeper in the display results) is to use our subject filters - these appear in the left-side column on desktop/laptop computers, and appear just below our logo on cell phones. The purpose of these filters is to display lots based on conceptual assignments we have associated with them. An easy example of this is "censored mail": there is no sale category for censored mail because it cross-cuts many other times and subjects, but the filter menus will enable users to pin point lots based on such conceptual/characteristic assignments we have made to them.

• Finally, using the "Sale Subject Index" menu link from the top menu bar, visitors can peruse the sale using any of a number of different indexing methods for the display - by country, city, special characteristic, object type and more. With the move of the mouse cursor over the image icon next to the lot, users can quickly see the title and image of the lot - and click to access it directly.

Please note, the site also features a regularly updated store with a fixed-price/make-offer display. In order to specifically view this or the auction display, please select the menu option from the top menu bar, and the menus and filters will then display only those items relevant to those displays - otherwise all the items appear.

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29134890
6/1916 WWI unfranked British army cv sent via Egyptian post, w/latest dated pmk
British WWI military mail in Egypt: 8 VI 1916 stampless OAS Savoy Hotel stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to War Office LONDON, sent by Egyptian civilian post & tied by ALEXANDRIA-F postmark type A1 on last known date of use; free postage approved by officer (Andrew Balfour - possibly the famous Scottish medical officer); backstamped next day transit to military mail at BAPO Z (CAIRO) postmark Prou...
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31134899
WWI unfranked/unendorsed British army cv via Egyptian PO, w/earliest dated pmk
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 7 NOV 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from ALEXANDRIA to LONDON tied by ALEXANDRIA-S postmark type A7 on earliest known date of use; though lacking officer's endorsement for free postage, not taxed; opened roughtly at back, sliver of flap missing....
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
17134913
1915 WWI unfranked British army cv, UK via Egyptian PO; EKD postmark + cachet
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: front 1 XI 1915 stampless OAS YMCA/MEF stationary cover (FB YMC22) from Military Hospital in Citadel, CAIRO to AYSHIRE, tied by CAIRO-G postmark on earliest known date of use + "Colonel c/o MHCC" cachet (FB-NHC43) with facsimile signature; vertcal fold at center....
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17134937
1915 WWI stpless British army cv UK via Egyptian PO; early date pmk + date error
"Force in Egypt" British WWI military mail in Egypt: 21 V 1915 stampless OAS civilian stationary cover from HELIOPOLIS to CARLISLE tied by local civilian postmark on 10th day of use of this type; backstamped 12 V 1915 CAIRO-A transit (probable mistake in this dateline); slit open at top....
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
61135342
Palestine Mandate receipt stamped rare Haifa Licensing Authority postmark 1944
Mandate Haifa postmarks: full strike of 19 FE 1944 rare single-circle "LICENSING AUTHORITY" radio-telephone postmark GD-72 tied to section of receipt for driving test. Estimated value $100+...
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
55135433
8/1939 Jewish refugee mail ex Egyptian Legation BUDAPEST to TEL AVIV, w/ cachet
Wartime incoming Jewish refugee-related mail: 19 AUG 1939 registered cover on stationary of the Royal Egyptian Legation in BUDAPEST to Leopold Bauer TEL AVIV, franked on back per period rate & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark + legation's cachet; b/s 24 AU 1939 REG Tel Aviv arrival (1 week before outbreak WWII). Manuscript on back details financial sums in different currencies: appears to be pa...
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
51135731
Palestine Mandate Govt earliest known Antiquities Department cachet on cv 1933
Mandate postal markings: 3(?) FE 1933 stampless local OHMS stationary cover from Dept of Antiquities JERUSALEM to Orthodox Patriarchate, tied by violet oval GOVERNMENT OF PALESTINE | DEPARTMENT of ANTIQUITIES | JERUSALEM cachet (53x34mm, as Sach-4a but 12 years before his earliest known date of use) on front; slit open at top, left back-flap tip missing....
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
45135740
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Broadcasting Dept cachet on mail 1947
Mandate postal markings: 5 DEC 1947 stampless local JERUSALEM OHMS stationary cover from Department of Broadcasting to civilian, tied by Sacher unlisted violet boxed DEPARTMENT OF BROADCASTING | JERUSALEM cachet (52x27mm) on front/back (with endorsement on front) - as Sach-9a but with larger title & dotted "No." line & strike of local postmark; locally rerouted; unsealed. May have been in short us...
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55135742
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Broadcasting Dept cachet on mail 1948
Mandate postal markings: 15 JA 1948 stampless local JERUSALEM OHMS stationary cover from Department of Broadcasting to civilian, tied by Sacher unlisted violet oval DEPARTMENT OF BROADCASTING | JERUSALEM cachet (51.5x32mm) with endorsement (front & back) & strike of local postmark; locally rerouted; unsealed. May have replaced boxed cachet Sach-9a, used in 1947....
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56135751
Palestine Mandate Govt earliest known District Commissioner cachet on cv 1934
Mandate postal markings: 20 JA 1934 stampless local JERUSALEM property tax ordinance from District Commissioner to civilian, sealed by OHMS Palestine Government Economy label & tied by dated red oval DISTRICT COMMISSIONER'S OFFICES | JERUSALEM District cachet (Sach-30a - 18 months before his earliest known date of use; this color not recorded) & strike of local DC postmark....
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58135760
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Education Department cachet on mail 1932
Mandate postal markings: 14 AU 1932 stampless local JERUSALEM OHMS cover from Department of Education to school headmaster, tied by Sacher unlisted dated violet oval DEPARTMENT of EDUCATION | GOVERNMENT OF PALESTINE cachet + "Certified official" instructional marking & strike of local postmark; sealed at back by OHMS Palestine Government Economy label; opened at right, top left back-flap tip missi...
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
40135762
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Government House cachet on mail 1923
Mandate postal markings: 31 JA 1923(?) stampless local JERUSALEM governmental stationary cover from Government House to citizen, tied by Sacher unlisted endorsed & dated violet boxed GOVERNMENT HOUSE | JERUSALEM | SECRETARIAT certified official cachet & strike of local postmark; slit open at left. Posting date unclear as postmark could be "22" or "23", while cachet is dated "25"....
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46135763
Palestine Mandate Govt unlisted Govt House cachet on Hugo Bergman cv 1925
Mandate postal markings: 29 JU 1925 stampless local JERUSALEM governmental stationary cover from Government House to citizen (c/o Hugo Bergman), tied by Sacher unlisted endorsed & [post]dated violet boxed GOVERNMENT HOUSE | JERUSALEM cachet & strike of local postmark; backstamped next day MEA SHEARIM arrival (Sach-J5); slit open at top. Born in Prague, Bergman was good friends with Franz Kafka & M...
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59135766
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Chief Secretary's Office cachet on cv 1934
Mandate postal markings: 23 MY 1934 stampless governmental stationary cover from Chief Secretary's Office JERUSALEM to REHOVOT, tied by Sacher unlisted dated boxed GOVERNMENT OF PALESTINE | Chef Secretary's Office | JERUSALEM certified official cachet (similar to Sach-14c but larger & different font, here 58x27mm) & strike of local postmark; backstamped next day arrival (Dorf-5); opened roughly at...
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Friday, 31 July 2020 19:01
71135770
Palestine Mandate Govt unlisted Assistant Food Controller cachet on cv 1931
Mandate postal markings: 17 FE 1943 stampless local JERUSALEM mimeographed call form (#62) from Assistant Food Controller to civilian, sealed by OHMS Gen.5 label & tied by Sacher unlisted variant of Sach-36d dated boxed ASSISTANT FOOD CONTROLLER | JERUSALEM DISTRICT cachet & "certified official" instructional marking hand-stamp, here with serifed letters and narrower size (52x27mm) & strike of loc...
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67135774
Palestine Mandate Government earliest known Rationing Office cachet on mail 1943
Mandate postal markings: 15 AP 1943 stampless local JERUSALEM mimeographed form (resealed) from Fuel Oil Rationing Office to local business, sealed by OHMS Gen.5 label & tied by endorsed boxed GOVERNMENT OF PALESTINE | FUEL OIL | RATIONING OFFICE | JERUSALEM cachet (Sach-40a - more than 3 years before his earliest known date of use) on front/back + strike of local postmark; 1 or 2 filing holes....
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65135776
Palestine Mandate Government earliest date Health Department cachet on mail 1934
Mandate postal markings: 9 NO 1934 stampless local JERUSALEM OHMS "Report on Mosquito Breeding" postcard from Department of Health to civilian, tied by dated DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH | SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER oval cachet (Sach-45f - here 8 years before his date of use) without "certified official" handstamp; tied by strike of local postmark....
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55135783
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Immigration/Travel cachet on mail 1931
Mandate postal markings: 23 AP 1931 stampless local JERUSALEM OHMS cover from Immigration & Travel Section to civilian, tied by Sacher unlisted dated GOVERNMENT of PALESTINE | Immigration and Travel Section boxed cachet (49x18.5mm) & strike of local postmark; filing hole. opened roughly at back, complete....
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65135787
Palestine Mandate Government unlisted Immigration/Travel cachet on mail 1924
Mandate postal markings: 28 OC 1924 stampless local JERUSALEM OHMS cover from Department of Immigration & Travel to civilian, tied by Sacher unlisted DEPARTMENT OF | IMMIGRATION AND TRAVEL | certified official boxed cachet (54.5x28mm) & strike of local postmark; backstamped next day MEA SHEARIM arrival; slit open at top....
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41137431
1949 Insurance policy w/Jerusalem Magen Yerushalayim + Israeli revenue franks
1949 JERUSALEM municipal tax stamp on document: 20-02-49 New Zealand Insurance Co. fire policy document franked by 10m & 20m 1st revenues (Ba REV3/4 - rough perf) + 5m emergency 'Magen Yerushalyim" stamp, cancelled by manuscript & company cachet....
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78137432
10 May 1948 Interim period Kofer HaYishuv label on wartime insurance document
1948 interim period Kofer HaYishuv on document: 10-05-1948 industrial property policy of the "Eretz-Israel Fund for Mutual Insurance from Damage in Time of Emergency" for period 2 - 31 May 1948, & signed on 10th, for 3800 Lira on 1500 Lira insurance for machines & raw materials from starch manufacturer; David De-Peus Ltd & Moshe Cohen as agents; franked using 50m Kofer HaYishuv insurance label, as...
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43138058
JNF/Jewish National Fund/KKL 1902 2nd issue stamp MNH American 2nd printing Kap3
JNF 2nd issue stamp: left double-tab 2-stamp row of 1902 dark blue on blue Zion Stamp, marked A1 & serial 282283 denoting 2nd printing American/US issue; serrate rouletted; MNH, ungummed. Kap-3/Roch-2G....
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39138075
JNF/Jewish National Fund/KKL 1953 Israeli Naphtali Imber 2x5 stamp sheet MNH/OG
JNF/Jewish National Fund (KKL) stamps & labels: Israel Head Office 2 x 5 vertical sheet of 50p denominated 1953 Naphtali Imber stamps; MNH & OG, with serial number 19424 & star on bottom gutters (Kap 1520/Roch 1425)....
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36138110
JNF/Jewish National Fund/KKL US 1932 New Years 5c Zion stamp booklet pane MNH OG
JNF/Jewish National Fund (KKL) stamps & labels: US-New York Head Office issue, 1932 'Shana Tova' New Years printing of the Zion Stamp with 5c denomination, 5 x 2 stamp booklet pane with imperforate perimeter; MNH & OG (Kap & Roch A41)....
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