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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1) Mandate Termination Period (9)
2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period (11)
3) Interim Period Foreign Postal Links (1)
4) 1947-1949 War of Independence related mail (5)
5) 14-16 May 1948 1st Day Israel Mail (1)
9) Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) (5)
11) Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) (1)
13) Service Suspended Mail (by belligerents) (2)
14) 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence (2)
15) Emergency Postal Services & Foreign links (1)
16) Early Foreign Postal Links (1)
17) Interim & Provisional Taxed Mail (1)
10) Besieged locales: Other Locales (1)

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1) Mandate Termination Period

283A1102
1948 Independence War airmail cover Jerusalem-Switzerland couriered & posted in Tel Aviv
War of Independence affected mail - closure of Jerusalem General Post Office: [Friday] 16 JAN 1948 postmarked airmail cover addressed to family member Rafael Erlanger in LUZERN Switzerland from sender Joseph Erlanger in JERUSALEM - but postmarked & dispatched in TEL AVIV by a courier, as the Jerusalem GPO had closed between 1-4 and 5-11 January for security reasons affecting the Jewish and Ara...
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172A1103
1948 Israel Independence War cover Jerusalem-Netanya couriered & posted in Tel Aviv
War of Independence affected mail from JERUSALEM - 23 MAR 1948 postmarked cover sent from TEL AVIV to NETANYA, with return address in JERUSALEM handstamped on the front; franked 10m per period postage rate & tied by single strike of the head post office canceller: evidently the cover was couriered from Jerusalem and posted in Tel Aviv, a likely necessity owing to limited mail service at Jerusa...
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257A1104
Mar 1948 late Palestine Mandate surface mail cover to USA + MAY arrival postmark
Late Mandate surface mail abroad: 25(?) MARCH 1948 postmarked commercial cover from TEL AVIV to business in EAST HAMPTON New York USA, franked 20m per period surface rate & tied by single strike of the local Head Post Office canceller; subsequently front-stamped 5 MAY East Hampton transit-arrival. Posted during the period of the gradual termination of the Mandate postal service & postal services t...
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491A1105
Mar 1948 last known airmail cover Egypt - Palestine/Israel before postal boycott
LAST MAIL FROM EGYPT - latest recorded incoming cover prior to 1948 Egyptian seizures of mail to Palestine & mail suspension: 24 MARCH 1948 postmarked air mail registered cover from Elyakim Struck in ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia to Mrs. Chava Motolsky in TEL AVIV, franked 80c per period rate & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark on the front; backstamped 26 March FAROUK AIRPORT 1am transit + another ...
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176A1106
Late Mandate airmail to UK sent on first flight of reduced April 1948 BOAC schedule
Late Palestine Mandate era airmail: 31 MARCH 1948 postmarked commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, from TEL AVIV to MILLIKENPARK Scotland UK, franked 25m per period rate & tied by a single full strike of the head post office canceller; slit open at top.Here carried on BOAC's new reduced flight schedule starting April 1st: as time-stamped 11am, the cover met the 12pm dispatch de...
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261A1107
15 April 1948 Last Czech airmail cover into Palestine Mandate, CSA via Lydda
LAST CZECH AIRMAIL INTO MANDATORY PALESTINE: 15 APRIL 1948 postmarked air mail cover sent from PRAGUE to TEL AVIV, franked 10kr & tied by single strike of the local postmark; as not registered mail, not backstamped with transit or arrival postmarks, but this cover was carried on one of the last CSA Czechoslovakian Airlines flights into LYDDA during the period of the Mandate. The regularly schedule...
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481A1108
April 1948 Last British BOAC airmail cover ex Palestine Mandate 26 Apr BACKSTAMP
LAST BRITISH BOAC AIRMAIL OUT OF MANDATORY PALESTINE: [Sunday] 18 April 1948 postmarked commercial air mail cover on Spinneys Ltd business postal stationary, from HAIFA to business in MITCHAM United Kingdom, franked 25m per period rate to the UK & tied by single strike of the local postmark; backstamped office receipt [Monday] 26 April 1948 with 8:45 time stamp - a rare and critical proving da...
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161A1109
1948 Last British BOAC airmail cover ex Palestine Mandate posted 19 April Tel Aviv
LAST BRITISH BOAC AIRMAIL OUT OF MANDATORY PALESTINE: [Monday] 19 April 1948 postmarked commercial air mail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, from TEL AVIV to business in MILLIKENPARK Scotland UK, franked 25m per period rate to the UK & tied by single strike of the head post office canceller. A similar cover postmarked 18 April from Haifa to the UK, with backstamped (office) arriv...
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374A1110
2 May 1948 Latest Known airmail cover ex Palestine Mandate, accepted Tel Aviv PO
LATEST KNOWN postmarked outbound MANDATE era airmail, [Sunday] 2 MAY 1948 from TEL AVIV to business in CHICAGO, franked 65m per period air mail rate to the US & tied by 4 strikes of the Head Post Office public counter double-ring postmark + British airmail etiquette - the cover was actually handed in in-person & accepted for dispatch, not postmarked by the sorting office going through accu...
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