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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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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14) 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence

Apr 1948 Destinaire Parti cover Egypt to besieged Jaffa; 2x no service markings
1948-49 War "Destinaire Parti" Arab mail: April 1948 era surface mailed cover sent from ALEXANDRIA Egypt to Arab correspondent in JAFFA, franked 22m per period postage rate & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark on front + backstamp (unclear, may be CAIRO); JAFFA was under siege by Jewish forces from 25 April (surrendering on 13 May) - the cover couldn't be routed to the head post office in th...
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1948-49 War Arab POW mail West Bank via Iraqi Army & Red Cross to Israeli camp
1948-49 War Arab POW mail: undated stampless cover addressed in Arabic to a prisoner of war referencing his name and prisoner number; sent unsealed & tied on back by the Iraqi Army negative censor cachet, whose expeditionary force operated in area of Qalqilya-Tulkarem-Nablus-Jenin between 15 May 1948 & April 1949; front-stamped by the Red Cross GENEVA circular cachet + Israeli base censor oval han...
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