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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1950-1959 Domestic Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

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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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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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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