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!


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EEF & 1st Interim period mail 1918-1920 (5)
Inter-war Foreign Postal Links 1921-1939 (19)
Baghdad Overland Mail (1)
Domestic mail 1921-1948 (10)
WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Allied, Liberated & Neutral Countries (13)
WWII era Military Mail (6)
Post WWII-Holocaust Foreign Postal Links (11)
Taxed Mail (2)
WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Axis, Related & Occupied Countries (2)

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EEF & 1st Interim period mail 1918-1920

OETA Palestine APR 1918 rare 2 piastre DOUBLE letter rate cover Jerusalem-Cairo
Rare early Mandate/OETA 2 Piastre double rate applied to 3 APR 1918 postmarked cover sent from APO SZ 44 (JERUSALEM) to CAIRO, serving as twice the 20g letter rate to non OETA South regions including Egypt prior to the introduction of a 6m fractional rate (published 15 Aug. 1919); franking using horizontal pair of Blues #3 1pia & tied by 2x strikes of B-indexed 29mm postmark + backstamped 5 AP...
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OETA Palestine 1918 earliest known LATE FEE printed matter cover abroad via APO
Mandate EARLIEST recorded LATE FEE on VERY EARLY printed matter mail sent abroad: applied to 2 AUG 1918 postmarked minature cover, sent from Army Post Office APO SZ44 (JERUSALEM) to officer at #14th Australian General Hospital (Abbassia Barracks in CAIRO, Egypt); as not endorsed "on active service" (OAS) the sender was likely a civilian & the cover liable for postage - here a very early instan...
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Palestine 1919 earliest known LATE FEE on domestic printed matter cover ex Jaffa
Earliest recorded late fee on domestic printed matter endorsed mail, via civilian post: applied to 8 JAN 1919 postmarked minature cover, sent from JAFFA to Dr. Moshe Wallach at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in JERUSALEM & franked 1m for domestic 50g printed matter rate + 2m for the late fee using Ba #5/6 typographical stamps & tied by 2x strikes of the civilian OETA EEF JAFFA double ring postm...
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Rare Palestine Mandate Safed D6 postmark on Aug 1920 printed matter cover to USA
Rare Mandate postmarks - SAFED (Dorf #D6, rated I-) as 2 AUG 1920 dated postmark tied to 2m frank as early OETA Palestine overseas printed matter cover on imprinted postal stationary, sent from SAFED to PHILADELPHIA; backstamped 5 AUG HAIFA transit using demilitarized GD #14 double-ring postmark (#36); originally sent unsealed per printed matter regulations, now sealed from pressure, corners cropp...
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Palestine Mandate mixed Typographical + Jerusalem I franking 1920 postcard Poland
Mixed typographic & Jerusalem I franking on 30 DEC 1920 postmarked postal card sent from JERUSALEM to WIERUSZOW Poland, franked 4m per period postage rate for overseas postcards using 2m typograph Ba #6 in blue green + 2m with Jerusalem I setting II overprint in blue green (Ba #27 with 14:14 perforation) & tied by 2x strikes of the skeleton Sach #B1 postmark. At the bottom-center there are...
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