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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1960-1969 Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

Unusual 1966 Israeli business cover Eilat to Tel Aviv mailed unstamped not taxed
Unusual Israeli mail mailed without postage: 14 APRIL 1966 commercial cover on bank "registered mail" postal stationary, sent from EILAT to insurance company in TEL AVIV - but posted stampless & tied by machine cancel; not returned and apparently delivered; slit open at top....
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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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