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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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Jerusalem (6)
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Jerusalem

New earliest date of use Jerusalem Buy Jaffa Oranges machine cancel on 13 Dec 1933 cover
Jerusalem machine cancel DISCOVERY: new earliest known date of use of BUY JAFFA ORANGES slogan cancel (Sach #F6/Proud #M2 state 4), serving as 12 DEC 1933 10pm transit-arrival backstamp on same day postmarked 5m franked cover from TEL AVIV to Rabbi Avraham Kook at the Chief Rabbinate; backstamped 13 DEC 1933 MEA SHEARIM arrival (Sach #J6) + office filing number on front; opened gently at back. Pro...
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Rare F4 Jerusalem machine cancel on Aug 1939 printed matter cover Palestine-USA
Jerusalem postmarks - machine cancels: the rare double circled Sach #F4 18 AUG 1939 dated machine cancel (rarity rated F out of J), on its 2nd day of use, tied to overseas surface mailed printed matter cover franked 3m, from JERUSALEM to PHILADELPHIA; mailed unsealed per printed matter regulations (but sealed from compression in the collector's stockbook). Sacher suggests that this Krag machine ca...
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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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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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Jerusalem Keep Death off Road slogan cancel missing datehead on 1947 official mail
Machine cancel error: "KEEP DEATH OFF THE ROAD" machine slogan cancel (Sach #F8) missing the datehead, applied to stampless official OHMS cover sent locally in JERUSALEM from the Department of Broadcasting on 7 AUG 1947; opened gently at back. This cancel entered use 11 July....
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Jerusalem Keep Death off Road slogan cancel inverted year error on 1947 cover to USA
Jerusalem machine cancels - undocumented inverted year error in 19 AUG 1947 date head of "Keep Death Off The Road" slogan cancel, tied to surface mail commercial printed matter cover sent from JERUSALEM to WATERTOWN USA, franked 5m per period postage rate; unsealed per printed matter regulations. Sacher only records 4 dates with fully inverted date head errors for the Universal machine cancel (#F5...
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