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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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

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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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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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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