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%.
 
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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 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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Stamps of Significance

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Domestic mail 1921-1948

082A1016
Latest known used 10m Palestine booklet stamp sheet frank on 1942 Ramallah cover
MAJOR DISCOVERY - latest known use of Mandate BOOKLET STAMP: 11 MAR 1942 postmarked cover sent from RAMALLAH to HAIFA, franked 10m per inland letter postage rate using 10m single (Ba #97) with half-cropped left gutter & tied by single strike of RAM ALLAH postmark (Dorf #5); backstamped next day arrival. Slit open at top, a tear above the stamp not affecting it.The stamp affixed here features t...
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068A1056
Palestine Mandate postal service postage free 1929 PO Box renewal postcard
Mandate postal service free mail: postage free postal concession applied to 22 JUNE 1929 postmarked post office box renewal card (PT 423A) sent locally in JERUSALEM by registered mail; printed in Hebrew-only and office-receipt stamped by the "Vaad HaIr LeYehudey Yerushalayim", ('Committee of the Jewish Community of Jerusalem') the umbrella organization representing the Jews of Jerusalem. The card ...
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158A1057
Rare 1934 Palestine Mandate 2m printed matter card cover Ein Ganim-Petah Tikva
Palestine Mandate rare type printed matter / small locale: 9 SEPT 1934 postmarked miniature greeting card sized cover sent from MOSHAV EIN GANIM via PETACH TIKVA post to Geula neighborhood in JERUSALEM, containing imprinted Rosh HaShana (Jewish New Year's) greeting; franked 2m per period printed matter rate & front-stamped 21 SEPT arrival. The card was sent before the Petach Tikva post office ...
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157A1058
Rare same-day dispatch/arrival 1939 WWII domestic airmail cover Haifa-Tel Aviv
Palestine Mandate domestic air mail in WWII: 13 SEPT 1939 postmarked cover from dentist in HAIFA to the Haaretz newspaper in TEL AVIV, franked 5m per period inland letter rate & tied by 7am time-stamped postmark; the cover was carried as first-class mail by Palestine Airways as per an arrangement with the Palestine Postal Service for air mail transport between the two cities (in force since 28...
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163A1059
Late era March 1940 Palestine Mandate domestic airmail Tel Aviv-Haifa cover
Late period Mandate domestic airmail: 1 MAR 1940 postmarked commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from TEL AVIV to HAIFA & franked 5m per inland letter postage rate + tied by machine slogan cancel; backstamped next day arrival as posted at 5pm - too late for the same day's flight. Torn open at back but complete.The domestic air mail service began on 28 Oct. 1938 and la...
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040A1060
Near last date usage Palestine 2m printed matter postage rate on Mar 1941 mail
End of the 2m printed matter rate: 2 mils frank tied to mimeographed invitation sent locally in JERUSALEM to the Ruchama religious girls' school (Mekor Baruch) & tied by dateless triangular "JERUSALEM" postmark (used for bulk printed matter mail during holiday periods) - here near last day of this postage rate, ending 31 March 1941, as per the date of the invitation 26 Adar 5607 (Tuesday, 25 M...
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141A1061
Taxi transport contracted same day 1943 Palestine mail cover Haifa-Jerusalem
Fast wartime WWII era Mandate mail - taxi transported: 30 MAY 1943 postmarked registered cover from soldiers welfare organization in HAIFA to the Jewish Agency Aliyat HaNoar department in JERUSALEM, franked 25m per period rate & tied by 2x strikes of the HADAR HACARMEL branch office postmark on front & back; backstamped same day REGISTERED HAIFA transit & same day REGISTERED JERUSALEM ...
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047A1062
Greek Consul Palestine Oct 1944 greetings cover for liberation of Athens + cachet
Consular mail in Palestine: 16 OCT 1944 postmarked minature cover, sent from Greek Consulate General in JERUSALEM to Jewish addressee in KFAR YONA, franked 10m per period inland letter postage rate using 10m single tied by single circle canceller of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposited unpostmarked into a pillar box and process later when the box was emptied) + tied by illustrated circ...
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042A1063
Palestine small locale Givat HaShlosha mailed 1946 registered cover to Jerusalem
Mandate small locales - GIVAT HASHLOSHA as return address ("next to PETACH TIKVA") on back of 8 FEB 1946 postmarked registered cover sent from member of youth group ('chevrat noar') in PETAH TIKVA to Aliyat HaNoar youth immigration department in JERUSALEM, franked 25m per period postage rate (10m letter + 15m registry fee) & tied by 3x strikes on front/back; backstamped same day REGISTERED TEL AVI...
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289A1094
1944 Palestine Mandate printed matter pamphlet unlisted 6m POSTAGE PAID postmark
DISCOVERY: 22 Sept 1944 postmarked 4-sided pamphlet with High Holiday calendar, of Yeshivat Aluma, sent locally in JERUSALEM & tied by red 6m POSTAGE PAID postmark (unlisted and unknown in Sacher & Proud), for double the printed matter rate - scarce, folded horizontally...
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