Tuesday, 07 December 2021 20:00

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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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1933-1946 Holocaust era Philately & Ephemera (4)
Judaica postcards - postally used (1)

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1933-1946 Holocaust era Philately & Ephemera

WWII Holocaust 1940 Jewish registered cover German occupied POLAND to US
Holocaust-era Jewish mail from German-occupied Poland, outside the Ghetto: 11 NOV 1940 postmarked family correspondence registered cover from Metzger in tiny locale TUCHOW German-occupied Poland (return-addressed "Deutsche Post, Osten") to a Maurice Metzger in VICKSBURG US, franked 1.10Rm using Generalgouvernement & GG overprinted Polish stamps stamps, tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark ...
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Holocaust-era Mar 1942 Vilna Ghetto police permit issued by 3rd Police precinct
Holocaust-era Vilna Ghetto police permit: 18 March 1942 dated permit, improvised on a sheet of notebook paper, issued by the 3rd Police Station (precinct) at 655 (am) for a Chaim Meler to go to the employment exchange (Arbeitsamt) until 845; stamped by the station's (German) text cachet at center with the policeman's signature below + bilingual German/Lithanian form stamp at the top left. As writt...
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Holocaust-era Auschwitz II-Birkenau Briefaktion Operation Mail 1944 postal card
Holocaust-era Auschwitz II-Birkenau Briefaktion (Operation Mail): 8 JULY 1944 dated handwritten message on neutral postal card, franked 6pf at the period inland postcard rate using a Hitler-head single stamp & tied by machine slogan cancel ("Pack army packages well and sturdily!") - now partly removed; the sender is a female, born 1877 at "Arbeitslager Birkenau" and the addressee is a female in PR...
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Judaica Synagogue postcard Gyongyos Hungary sent Holocaust deportation 1944
Jewish Synagogue postcards in the Holocaust/WWII: Hungary > Gyongyos - photo montage postcard published by Weinstock of Budpest, of the town including image of the Synagogue with caption, postally used 17 June 1944, from GYONGYOS to BUDAPEST, during the Hungarian deportation of the Jews: here specifically, the deportation of the town's Jews, to Auschwitz, took place in June....
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