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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WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Allied, Liberated & Neutral Countries

156A1064
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...
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141A1065
1940 WWII Greco-Italian war cover Greece-Palestine, 3 different censor marks
WWII Greek postal link with Palestine during the Italian invasion (Greco-Italian War): 29 NOV 1940 surface mailed commercial cover on business postal stationary, sent from ATHENS to HAIFA, franked 9 Drachma & tied by single strike of the local postmark + 2 different handstamps of the Athens Censorship (ΛΟΓΟΚΡΙΣΙΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ); subsequently opened & resealed by the Palestine cens...
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073A1066
Mar 1940 army shortpaid airmail Palestine-UK, postage paid no fee mail concession
Unusual WWII wartime airmail from Palestine: 8 MARCH 1940 postmarked airmail cover, sent from HAIFA by an officer in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps to COLCHESTER (UK), endorsed "by air mail KLM" & franked 20m per the period 10g letter postage rate on that carrier - the cover was subsequently sanctioned for being shortpaid & stamped with "insufficiently prepaid for airmail" bilingual boxed...
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139A1067
Apr 1940 WWII all air transatlantic airmail to USA, discounted 120m postage to NYC
Rare WWII early 1940 discounted 120m all air transatlantic postage rate for 10g letter to New York City, applied to 22 APR 1940 airmail cover sent from JERUSALEM to NYC; franked using 100m & 20m stamps & tied by single strike of the single circle postmark of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposited into a pillar box uncancelled and processed later when the box was emptied); opened ...
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243A1068
June 1940 rare period surface mail Palestine-Switzerland before Italy entry WWII
Rare postage period June 1940 Mandate mail abroad: 5 JUN 1940 postmarked Red Cross imprinted postal stationary cover from JERUSALEM to GENEVA Switzerland, franked 15m per period surface mail postage rate & tied by 2x strikes of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposited into a letter box uncancelled and not handed in at the public counter); opened & sealed by Jerusalem censor 69/7333...
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238A1069
July 1941 WWII transpacific rate 125m 5g airmail Palestine-USA via Hong Kong
WWII Palestine 125m transpacific rate for 5g air mail via Pacific Clipper from Hong Kong with airmail service throughout applied to 16 JULY 1941 postmarked cover from RAMAT HASHARON to tiny locale GREENPORT USA; opened & sealed with PC22 label by censor 70/6233 in TEL AVIV; slit open at right, small piece missing from bottom right corner....
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469A1070
UNIQUE British empire surface rate Palestine stamps postage on South Africa 15x heavy weight cover via army
British postage rate on Palestine mail - transported by the army: unusual 3 DEC 1942 postmarked surface mailed cover on Adler Hotel postal stationary, sent from TIBERIAS to CAPE TOWN (South Africa) & franked 50m using 8x different Pictorials stamps, tied by multiple strikes of the local postmark; opened & resealed by censors in EGYPT twice, with brown label and then Base Censor label on to...
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041A1071
Reused WWII postal stationary as 1944 overseas surface cover Palestine-Switzerland
Reused WWII postal stationary for mail abroad: 15 FEB 1944 postmarked surface mail cover on re-used NAAFI postal stationary from Egypt, sent from JERUSALEM to Red Cross GENEVA Switzerland & franked 20m per period surface postage rate, tied by machine cancel; opened & resealed by censor KK/26757; the cover was recently used as per 1 FEB 1944 dated EGYPT 89 Postage Paid military postmark on ...
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137A1072
1944 WWII uncensored surface mail cover ex Anglican Bishop Palestine to Trinidad
Rare Mandate postal destinations: wartime WWII 2 MAR 1944 postmarked surface mailed cover from Angican Bishop in JERUSALEM (with personal cachet stamped on back) on his personal postal stationary to addressee at the British Council at PORT OF SPAIN Trinidad, franked 20m per period worldwide surface postage rate & tied by single circle cancel of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposited ...
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238A1073
1944 WWII 8x time heavy weight surface mail Palestine-Switzerland franked 112m
WWII era Mandate heavy mail: front of 3 OCT 1944 postmarked Red Cross "Postal Message Scheme" imprinted postal stationary cover, sent from JERUSALEM to GENEVA & franked 112 mils for 111m 8x weight postage rate for surface mail (20m for initial 20g weight + 7x 20g additional weight at 13m each; 1m overpaid) & tied by multiple strikes of sorting office postmark; traces of sealing tape visibl...
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053A1074
1944 WWII incoming airmail Colombia to Givat Hen Palestine, unusual Raanana label
WWII incoming airmail from Colombia: 11 OCT 1944 air mail cover from BOGOTA to tiny locale of Moshav GIVAT HEN "by RAANANA", franked 1.15 Peso + ½ cent Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs postal tax stamp & tied by 3x strikes of the local postmark. The cover was carried by local AVIANCA airlines to BARRANQUILLA and from there transferred to PANAM which carried it to its hub in MIAMI, where it wa...
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151A1075
1944-45 WWII 130m rate registered airmail cover to USA via UK, many transit marks
Well travelled WWII airmail - the special 130 mils rate via UK: 28 DEC 1944 postmarked registered cover sent from MACHANE YEHUDA branch office in JERUSALEM to NEW YORK, endorsed "via England" and franked 145m (130m for the air mail route via UK rather than via west Africa for 105m + 15m registry fee) & tied by multiple strikes of the branch office postmark - scarce on overseas mail; backstamped sa...
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244A1076
USA machine affixed stamps 4½c extra weight printed matter wrapper to Palestine
Rare postage stamp & mail combination: undated WWII era newspaper wrapper from NEW YORK to JERUSALEM, franked 4½c at triple (3x) the 2 ounce international printed matter surface mail rate using 3x 1½c New York bureau precancelled Martha Washington "prexie" horizontal coil stamps (Sc A277 #840) adhesed by a stamp affixing machine; with US censor "Examined By 8248" transparent label adhese...
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