Tuesday, 07 December 2021 20:00

Auction General Information:

Auction #10 Closes on Tuesday, 7 Dec. at 22:00 Israel-time (20:00 EST)

Welcome to our new 10th philatelic auction! This is both our smallest (at 150+ lots) but also our most important sale to date, featuring THE BEST Israeli postal history available anywhere in the market. The sale's display reads like a Guinness book of world records - 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.
The full pdf catalogue is accessible here; the lightweight catalogue is here.
A sampling of highlights: first known Palestine Mandate 20 mils coil leader on mail | latest dated Mandate mail from the Jerusalem HPO dated 5 May 1948 | the only known case of legally Taxi routed mail - a large ground-breaking article about which will be published on our blog | the only known registered letter 20m LATE FEE | earliest known EEF Palestine late fee (on printed matter) | the double letter 2pia rate on EEF Palestine mail | SY Argonaut Holyland maritime mail | WWII Nazi German 'Baghdad-overland' mail via PALESTINE, delivered | THE LAST airmail from WWII Nazi Germany to Palestine AFTER war declared | 1949 Israeli army double printed matter franked cover | 26 Apr 1948 arrival stamped LAST AIRMAIL from Mandate Palestine to UK... and there is PLENTY MORE!
This is a "buy or bid" sale, where the starting prices can be underbid by up to 25% but 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%.
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. This is our Facebook "Israel-Holyland Philately Research Group" - join us for latest groundbreaking news, from the past!


Search in this category or use the filters below; press to clear all the parameters to search from the root:

Search : Clear all Search Parameters


1938-1945 WWII era Civilian Postal Links with Axis & Occupied Countries (2)
1914-1919 WWI era military mail (1)
1933-1946 Holocaust era philately & ephemera (1)

Associated Countries/Regions: +

Locales in Holyland/Israel: +

Mail Transport

Mail Type

Object Type

Postmarks & Postal Markings

Special Characteristics

Special Circumstances

Time Periods

World Locales A-G: +

World Locales H-N: +

1938-1945 WWII era Civilian Postal Links with Axis & Occupied Countries

Nov 1939 WWII surface mail cover Philippines-Switzerland via Palestine
WWII surface mail via Palestine: 21 NOV 1939 postmarked surface mail cover sent from MANILA Philippines to HERISAU Switzerland, franked 4c & tied by machine slogan cancel; the cover was subsequently censored in HAIFA by censor #28 & tied by hexigonal cachet. The cover was likely carried via the Red Sea through Suez and on to Haifa, from where it taken by rail through Lebanon and Turkey thr...
Track this lot?
Opening Bid Price $120.00 Be the first to bid!
BUY Now for 180 $
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 22:00
June 1940 WWII French army cover to Syria affected by Italian invasion, via PALESTINE
WWII French military mail mailed during the Battle of France & Italian invasion, transited via Palestine: 16 JUNE 1940 postmarked stampless On Active Service (OAS) cover endorsed in French "FM", sent from FREJUS to a sergeant of the RACL (Regiment d'artillerie coloniale du Levante) - Colonial Artillery Regiment in the Levant - in DAMASCUS Syria.An intricate period of military and postal histor...
Track this lot?
Current high bid $500.00 1 bid
BUY Now for 750 $
Tuesday, 07 December 2021 22:00
Page 1 of 1
Results 1 - 2 of 2