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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Zionist Memorabilia & Ephemera

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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WWII & Holocaust era

274A1099
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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