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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1948-1949 Domestic Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling (3)
1950-1959 Domestic Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling (3)
1950-1959 Overseas Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling (1)
1960-1969 Rates, Routes & Postal Handling (2)
1980-1989 Rates, Routes & Postal Handling (1)
Israeli Military mail (1)

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1948-1949 Domestic Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

286A1024
Israel Doar Ivri 15m wrong tabbed stamp as postage on 1949 Tel Aviv cover
Doar Ivri 15 mils with wrong tab (Bale #4b) tied to small sized cover postmarked 31 JAN 1949 locally in TEL AVIV & cancelled by detainees illustrated slogan; rare stamp type on mail....
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072A1138
Israeli Oct 1948 cover franked 10m during postage rate change grace period, untaxed
Postage rate change GRACE PERIOD: 8 OCT 1948 postmarked civilian cover from JERUSALEM to soldier in the Army (KABA 212 - the Etzioni Brigade), franked 10m with 1948 Festivals/Flying Scroll stamp per DO-1 rate period inland letter rate, which changed to 15pr on 1 Oct., however a two-week grace period existed during which, until the 14th mail was still accepted untaxed at the old rate; tied by the J...
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461A1139
May 1949 local Jerusalem Doar Ivri franked 10pr postcard with rare 5pr LATE FEE
Doar Ivri as Late Fee on postcard: 4 MAY 1949 postmarked local JERUSALEM picture postcard (national coat of arms for 1st year of Israel's independence) produced by the initiative "Youth for the Settlement of the Outposts", franked 15pr for the DO-2 period 10pr postage rate for inland postcards + 5m LATE FEE for regular mail, using 10m on gray paper + 5m & tied ironically by head post office sl...
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1950-1959 Domestic Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

048A1140
April 1951 income tax dept mailed form franked by service stamp, no free postage
Suspension of the income tax authority's fee mail postal concession: 24 APRIL 1951 postmarked official request form for an audit of the addressee's reported income for 1950, sent locally in JERUSALEM & franked 5pr per the DO-2 postage rate period printed matter rate, using an official mail 5pr overprinted "Service Stamp" & tied by a single strike of the JERUSALEM-2 postmark (Nacht #289/27 on its 2...
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456A1141
Israel LATE FEE first day commercial 15x heavy weight cover, full tabbed stamps
EXCEPTIONAL 1st Day 15x HEAVY MAIL commercial cover with LATE FEE: local JERUSALEM reused 9 MAY 1951 postmarked cover sent from the Jerusalem branch of a business (likely the Israeli Association of Hotels, Cafes & Restaurants) at the "Mann & Berman" building (across from the "Eden" cinema) to a local business Yaakov Bin Nun and Sons at the commercial center; franked 155pr per the DO-2 postage rate...
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364A1142
1952 registered airmail to France with MIXED old/new airmail/registry postage rates
SHOWPIECE MIXED POSTAGE PERIOD RATES applied (early) to 30 MARCH 1952 postmarked registered airmail cover sent from EMEK HAYARDEN to AGEN France, franked 105pr: all postage rates changed on 1 April, affecting domestic, air and surface mails; air mail rates to Europe rose from 45pr to 110pr (FA-3 and FA-3a rate periods) and registry fees rose from 40pr to 60pr (DO-3 and DO3a rate periods) - here th...
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1960-1969 Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

066A1143
Unusual 1966 Israeli business cover Eilat to Tel Aviv mailed unstamped not taxed
Unusual Israeli mail mailed without postage: 14 APRIL 1966 commercial cover on bank "registered mail" postal stationary, sent from EILAT to insurance company in TEL AVIV - but posted stampless & tied by machine cancel; not returned and apparently delivered; slit open at top....
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1980-1989 Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

149A1144
1986 cacheted stampless Knesset parliamentary mail MK Rabbi Meir Kahana to Yosef Burg
Members of Israel's Knesset/Parliament - Rabbi Meir Kahana (Kach): 16 Jan. 1986 postmarked local JERUSALEM stampless cover to Yosef Burg (Minister of Religious Affairs) on imprinted Knesset postal stationary, tied by Meir Kahana's personal handstamp, boxed cachet of the Knesset exempting him from postage as an MK + single strike of HaKnesset/Yerushalayim illustrated postmark (Nacht #216/9) in the ...
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Israeli Military mail

354A1145
Rare Israeli Army 3m postage DOUBLE rate printed matter APO cancelled 1949 cover
RARITY: Israeli army double printed matter postage rate on cover cancelled against regulations by the Army post office - 13 MAR 1949 postmarked printed matter cover sent from the Medical Services' physiotherapy department of the army's Recuperation Home #3 in HAIFA (cachet on back) to addressee in HAIFA & franked 3 mils using 3m Doar Ivri single.The cover was dispatched by army post office KABA 47...
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1950-1959 Overseas Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

283A1150
Jan 1950 stampless couriered cover from I ran to Israel charged postage dues
Couriered mail from Iran - taxed: JAN 1950 era commercial cover on imprinted stationary all in Farsi, from TEHRAN to female addressee in TEL AVIV, couriered to Israel & deposited unfranked into a post box; probably due to the unknown and apparent Arab language the cover was transferred to the censor in Tel Aviv (Tav 1029) which opened and resealed the cover at back, whereupon the translated ad...
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1960-1969 Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

182A1153
Israel 1960 first day cover FDC Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, mailed 1962
Israel illustrated first day cover commemorating the dedication of the new Hadassah-Hebrew University Hospital at Ein Karem, 3 August 1960, postally used 23 May 1962 (pencil address at King David Hotel partially erased), franked 0.25IL at the DO-11 postage period double letter rate & backstamped arrival by King David Hotel cachet, 24 May 1962...
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