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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WWII era Military Mail

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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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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1940 army cover in Palestine with Mandate franking instead of British, no free mail
WWII military mail in Palestine: [10-11] SEPT 1940 postmarked cover on verko embossed military unit postal stationary of the 1st The Royal Dragoons, sent from field post office FPO 121 (Rex Hotel in JERUSALEM) to local car company; at this time the free mail concession for members of the armed forces on active service did not yet exist, as such the sender still had to pay for postage - here 7m as ...
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Rare British FPO 124 postmark on local 1941 Palestine stampless army cover to Haifa
WWII military mail in Palestine: very rare Field Post Office FPO 124 mailed stampless cover on verko embossed military unit postal stationary of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry ("Primus in Armis"), postmarked 20 NOV 1941 to bank in HAIFA. As sent on army unit postal stationary the cover was not endorsed "OAS" (On Active Service) for the free postage concession. Stamped by triangular censor handstamp ...
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1944 WWII Polish army airmail cover UK-Palestine, suspended air service marking
WWII era airmail suspension between UK & Palestine: 30 NOV 1944 postmarked cover marked "Par Avion" (by air mail), obstructed by stamps, from Field Post Office FPO 406 (Polish Army Postal Service in the UK; return addressed to Polish Forces of British Liberation Army) to Polish House in TEL AVIV & franked 15d for the air mail service (per the 1s 3d period civilian airmail rate from the UK)...
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Rare Palestine Mandate Ein Karim postmark on 1945 OAS army postcard from Italy
The rare EIN KARIM skeleton cancel (Dorf #1) dated 26 DEC 1945 as arrival postmark on color picture postcard of Monaco, sent as stampless On Active Duty OAS military mail from APO 615 (Italy) on 18 DEC 1945; light vertical crease at right...
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