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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Postmarks & Postal Markings

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Post WWII-Holocaust Foreign Postal Links

076A1011
Jan 1947 late used 5m Palestine Mandate coil stamp on airmail to USA
Late use of continuous roll coil stamp on Mandate mail: 7 JAN 1947 postmarked airmail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK CITY, franked 125m per period postage rate using 1x 5m coil stamp (with 14 horizontal holes & cropped vertical edges) + 20m pair & 4pc stamp block & tied by 4x strikes of the head post office postmark; slit open at top. The ...
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081A1017
10m Palestine pictorial stamp on grayish colored woven paper on 1946 airmail
DISCOVERY: 10 mils Pictorial stamp on undocumented woven grayish colored paper, as part of 125m postage (using 5x different colored stamps) tied to 11 NOV 1946 air mail commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from JERUSALEM to NEW YORK CITY & tie by 3x strikes of the head post office postmark; slit open at left with small piece from top left corner missing, vertically fo...
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234A1082
1945 VE Day 42m airmail cover Palestine Mandate-UK with Late Free postage
VE Day airmail with Late Fee: 9 MAY 1945 2:30pm postmarked air mail cover from JERUSALEM to SKIPTON (UK), endorsed "per British Airways" & franked 42m using a combination of 4x franks 20m + 13m + 5m + 4m, for the period 40m rate to the UK + 2m late fee & tied by 3x strikes of the Head Post Office postmark; as late fees were applied to mail deposited within 5 minutes of the dispatch time, as the po...
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240A1083
Late Fee postage on 1946 43m franked airmail Palestine-UK
Late Fee airmail: 17 JUNE 1946 postmarked air mail cover (etiquette removed), sent from JERUSALEM to PENZANCE (UK) & franked 43m for the 40m postage rate using 15m + 13m + 7m + 8m stamps & tied by 3x strikes of the 8:30PM time-stamped General Post Office canceller: the precise postage of 40m could have been assembled at the GPO; with the time being 8:30pm this would be in line with the last moment...
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037A1084
Palestine Mandate double weight surface mail on 1946 34m franked cover to USA
Mandate double weight surface mail: 8 NOV 1946 postmarked cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from JERUSALEM to LOS ANGELES & franked 34m for the 33m postage rate (20m base letter fee + 13m additional weight, per 1 July 1943 rates); slit open at top....
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052A1085
Scarce 85m transatlantic airmail rate on 1947 registered cover Palestine-USA
The 85m transatlantic airmail rate, applied to 13 FEB 1947 postmarked registered cover sent from MEA SHEARIM Branch Office JERUSALEM to BALTIMORE USA, franked 100m for the additional 15m registry fee; backstamped 22 FEB NEW YORK Registered Division transit arrival, next day NEW YORK AMF (Air Mail Field) transit-arrival & 24 FEB BALTIMORE arrival; opened gently at back.The 85m rate was in use for a...
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363A1086
Unusual 1947 6x heavy weight registered surface mail Palestine-France sent by air
Sextuple heavy weight sea mail to France - sent by air: 17 APRIL 1947 postmarked registered cover on airmail postal stationary, sent from JERUSALEM to MULHOUSE France, franked 100m (20m for base 20g letter + 15m registry fee + 5x 13m additional 100g weight - 6x weight in total); tied by multiple strikes of the REHAVIA BO postmark & backstamped 24 APR arrival; slit open at base. Air transport is de...
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240A1087
Rare 1947 Palestine-Brazil triple weight SAMPLES endorsed airmail cover
Brazil SAMPLES air mail: 22 MAY 1947 postmarked medium-sized airmail cover from TEL AVIV to RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) endorsed "Samples of No Value" and franked 225m at triple weight rate (3x 75m - new rate as of 15 May) using 4x 50m + 20 single + 5m single pictorals stamps & tied by multiple strikes of the head post office postmark; rare destination with very rare samples endorsement. Top right cor...
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256A1088
Palestine Mandate customs inspected 1947 registered air mail cover from USA
Mandate customs inspected mail: 14 AUG 1947 backstamped registered air mail cover from hotel guest at LAKE PLACID New York USA to addressee in TEL AVIV, franked 70c; backstamped next day NEW YORK transit & 19 Aug TEL AVIV arrival; possibly on account of the extra weight paid for the cover, customs unusually opened and inspected the item before re-sealing it untaxed, with 2x PT 231 labels & stampin...
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135A1089
Rare 1947 double weight registered airmail cover Palestine-Yugoslavia, ex Jaffa
Palestine Mandate rare destinations - YUGOSLAVIA: 23 AUG 1947 postmarked registered airmail cover on imprinted business stationary, sent from JAFFA to CELJE Yugoslavia, franked 95m (15m registry fee + 2x 40m double weight letter) & tied by multiple strikes of JAFFA REGISTERED 2 circular postmark; backstamped next day TEL AVIV transit & 4 SEPT 1947 arrival; slit open at top. Post WWII / pre...
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041A1090
Late 1940s uncancelled printed matter surface cover Palestine-USA, passed through mails
Late 1940s uncancelled bulk mailed printed matter surface mail cover, sent from JERUSALEM charity organization to NEW YORK CITY & franked 5m for the period postage rate; with manuscript "6D" postal marking on front near address as observed on other similar mail to NYC (possibly a Postal Delivery Zone code, a precursor of the present day ZIP codes) - as such this cataloguer's evaluation is that...
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