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Postal History of Ottoman Holyland to 1920 EEF-OETA

228A11_1216
6 Nov 1914 WWI outbreak last Ottoman mail via Allies, JERUSALEM-PHILADELPHIA via PARIS
WWI - last mails from Ottoman Palestine via Allies: 25 Oct. 1914 postmarked cover sent from the American School of Archeology (the "Albright Institute") in JERUSALEM to PHILADELPHIA USA, franked 40 Para for the period 1 Piastre postage rate for 10g letter abroad - here prior to the 10pa War Tax imposed from July 1915 - using a horizontal pair of rare 20para Constantinople Views definitive stamps w...
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SOLD $1,125.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00

Postal History of Israel

537A11_1239
15 MAY 1948 true 1st Day Israel mail cover + MT Carmel INTERIM proving postmark
DISCOVERY - true 1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 cover with *INTERIM* proving postmarks: local HAIFA registered cover sent from the AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to addressee at MOUNT CARMEL, franked 25 mils per period registered letter rate using interim 5m Negev & 2x 10m brown Diaspora I (Ba #34/44-45) stamps & tied by 2x strikes of "reintroduced" Mandate AHUZAT SAMUEL HAIFA postmark (GD-117) dated 15 Ma...
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SOLD $3,100.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
223A11_1241
1948 1st Day Israeli registered cover, mis-cut stamp + 3x Palestine postmarks
3x different reintroduced Mandate postmarks on Israeli State 'first day' mail: 16 MAY 1948 postmarked registered cover from NES TSIYONA to RISHON LE ZION franked 25m at the period rate (10m letter + 15m registered) using misperforated 10m + 15m Doar Ivri (Ba #3/4) franks tied by 2 full strikes of reintroduced Mandate Proud D3/Dorf-4 double-ring postmark on front + backstamped 2x with same day Mand...
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SOLD $225.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
335A11_1244
1948 early Israeli airmail from NETANYA to BUDAPEST, Palestine Mandate postmarks
1948 early foreign postal links with Mandate postmarks: 14 June 1948 postmarked airmail cover sent from NATHANYA to BUDAPEST franked 40 mils period airmail rate to Hungary using a block of 4x 10m Doar Ivri stamps and tied by reintroduced Mandate NATHANYA postmark (Proud D2/Dorf-2); backstamped 18 June 1948 transit-arrival & next day delivery. The cover was flown by Czechoslovak Airlines flight on ...
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SOLD $260.00
3 bids
The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
521A11_1248
Aug 1948 domestic Israeli cover NAZARETH censored by Israeli military government
Interim Israeli military government - domestic censored mail: 6 Aug 1948 postmarked commercial cover from NAZARETH to bank in TIBERIAS, franked 10m per period domestic letter rate & tied by single strike of local postmark (Nach #409/2, with smaller legends) on its 2nd day of use; opened & sealed by the censor using blank brown tape tied on both sides by bilingual Hebrew-English "Passed by the Cens...
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SOLD $320.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
324A11_1251
Oct 1948 underfranked Israeli cover to soldier, untaxed & heavily rerouted
Heavily rerouted & well documented + untaxed 1948 army cover: 15 Oct 1948 postmarked civilian cover with family correspondence to brother included (dated the day before), from TEL AVIV to post office box of 'Beit Bossel' recuperation home in SAFED/TZFAT; underfranked at 10m, now 1 day beyond the 2-week grace period for the new DO-2 postage period letter rate of 15pr - but not taxed as addressed to...
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SOLD $250.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
325A11_1255
1950 Israeli surface mail cover to US with full tabbed 20Pr Independence stamp
Rare returned surface mail: 10 May 1950 postmarked surface mailed registered printed matter cover sent from TEL AVIV to SAN FRANCISCO, franked 35pr at the SU-2 postage period rate (10pr printed-matter + 25pr registration) using mix full tabbed 20pr 1950 Indpendence (Ba #29) + 15pr 1949 2nd Coinage (Ba #24) stamps tied by 2x strikes of Maritime Day event illustrated slogan cancel (Nacht #24) on fro...
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SOLD $210.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
130A11_1256
1950 Israel-Turkey airmail cover, 1st Airmails stamp franking & backstamps
Air mail to Turkey: 3 July 1950 postmarked airmail cover sent from AFFULA to Canadian Embassy in ANKARA & franked 40pr at the FA-2a period rate to Europe using single 40pr 1st Airmails stamp (Ba #34), tied by single strike of local postmark; machine backstamped 6 July transit-arrival & next day CANKAYA delivery; slit open at top. Rare postal link in this period....
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SOLD $60.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
228A11_1262
1951 Israeli air mail to US shortpaid & sent by sea with instructional marking
Underpaid for weight & sent by sea: air mail commercial cover sent from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK CITY, franked 80pr at the FA-2a period rate using a mix of 1st Airmail + 2nd Coinage stamps & deposited in a letter box; subsequently received & postmarked 1 Jan 1951 (New Years day) at TEL AVIV-41 post office but found to weight 20g, this being 10g overweight for the basic 10g rate - and under-paid (50pr)...
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SOLD $85.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
421A11_1265
1951 Israeli 1st day airmail; 2x pairs full tabbed + 250Pr 1st Airmail stamps
1st day 8x heavy mail: 22 Mar 1951 postmarked airmailed OHMS Registered Envelope (No.172) from TEL AVIV (philatelic service) to NEW YORK franked 665pr at the FA-2a postage period rate (80pr letter + 25pr registration + 7x 80pr additional 10g weight) using mix of pair full tabbed 40pr & 40pr vertical pair 1951 Tel Aviv (Ba #48) on 1st day of use + 250pr vertical pair 1950 1st airmail (Ba #37) + ful...
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SOLD $520.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
228A11_1270
1951 Israel-US customs declared double weight registered airmail cover backstamp
Customs declaration on air mail: 12 Dec 1951 postmarked registered airmail cover sent from HAIFA to NEW YORK & franked 185pr at the FA-2a postage period double rate (extra weight) for 80pr base letter + 25pr registry fee + 80pr extra weight, using mix of 2x 50pr 1st Airmail (Ba #35) + 80pr 1951 Bonds (Ba #49) + 5pr 1951 New Year (Ba #56) stamps tied by 4x strikes of the HAIFA-53 (Mount Carmel bran...
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SOLD $130.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
525A11_1271
1952 registered airmail to France 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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SOLD $520.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
331A11_1281
1965 reforwarded express airmail Israel-Britain + extra postage for AIRMAIL forwarding
Reforwarded express airmail with airmail surcharge: 30 Sept 1965 postmarked express air mail cover sent from TEL AVIV to addressee at "care of" address in LONDON, franked 105 agorot per the period postage rate (35ag base letter air mail to Europe + 70ag express fee) & tied by 2x strikes of the TEL AVIV-37 post office and Israeli "express" etiquette.The sender knowing ahead of time that his corresp...
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SOLD $210.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
220A11_1284
1978 Israeli Post Office strike service suspended US airmail, resent & returned
The 1978 Israeli Post Office workers strike interrupted, dispatched & returned cover: 10 Oct 1978 postmarked airletter cover sent from SEATTLE USA to guests at hotel in TEL AVIV, imprint franked 22c for the period airmail postage rate & tied by machine cancel. Sometime thereafter & prior to overseas dispatch the cover was tied by a 3-line carmine instructional marking SERVICE TEMPORARI...
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SOLD $170.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00

Israeli Domestic Taxed Mail

331A11_1302
1962 Israeli mixed currency returned cover with Pruta franking & taxed in Agorot
1962 mixed currency 'top of the pile' taxed franking: 10 Feb 1962 postmarked printed matter commercial cover sent from TEL AVIV branch of Idud Ltd. franked 80 Pruta at the DO-11 period 8 Agora printed-matter rate using mix of late use block 4x 15Pr 1950 3rd Coinage Ba #44 + 20 Pr 1955 Tribes Ba #119 stamps but returned to sender as addressee left (cachet on front & manuscript on back); as envelope...
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SOLD $320.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
228A11_1312
1980 Israeli printed matter Lira postcard shortpaid for Shekels; taxed & paid
1980 1st 'Old Shekel' rate period taxed mail - paid: Nov. 1980 local TEL AVIV postal stationary prepaid 3.70L commercial postcard (Ba-PC.35) now in rate period DO-27 (as of 1 Oct.) with franking worth only 0.37Sh (10% of Lira) and so taxed either for the 0.13Sh difference or even for the 0.27Sh printed matter rate deficiency (reason not indicated) as postcard pre-printed with firm's change of addr...
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SOLD $170.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00

Israeli Foreign Taxed Mail

328A11_1321
1953 short paid incoming Britsh airmail to Israel taxed 100pr, 2nd PD stamps
Taxed incoming British airmail - currency exchange rate changes: 16 March 1953 postmarked air mail cover sent from LEICESTER to HAIFA, franked 6d but taxed 30 gold centimes (twice the deficient postage) by the Foreign Section of the London general post office, indicated by the denominated hexigonal T taxe mark: as per the period exchange rate of 5g ctms = 1d, the short payment was 3d (taxed as twi...
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SOLD $90.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
230A11_1324
1960 Pruta-Lira currency era Israeli triple redirected, uprated & taxed airmail
Double re-directed + uprated mail during Pruta-Lira currency redenomination: 20 Jan 1960 postmarked airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV to addressee at Poste Restante address in ZURICH Switzerland, franked 250 Prutot per the new 1 January 1960 FA-10 postage rate period 0.25 Lira rate for airmail to Europe (100 Pruta = 10 Agorot = 0.10 Lira), using 1957 issue 9th Independence Day single (Ba #142) - al...
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SOLD $320.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00

Arab-Israeli Conflict & Postkrieg

229A11_1357
1952 Moroccan airmail cover to BETHLEHEM via Israel; censored & returned; resent
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 26 JUNE 1952 airmail cover from TAROUDANT Morocco to BETHLEHEM ("Hashemite Kingdom/Palestine"), franked 40f & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped same day CASABLANCA transit - but mis-routed to ISRAEL (with whom Morocco had postal relations, until 1961), backstamped 6-7-1952 JERUSALEM arrival (date derived from the Hebrew - possible d...
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SOLD $320.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
330A11_1374
1967 War delayed French airmail cover East Jerusalem transfered Israel Red Cross
Jordanian start & post-1967 War mail to Israel via Red Cross: 6 June 1967 postmarked airmail cover sent from LA COTE ST ANDRE France to Old City JERUSALEM "Arab Zone" (no country written), franked 0.80F & tied by 2x strikes of local postmark + round numbered censor cachet on front; the 6 Day War began day before: cover routed via JORDAN as was then correct, where backstamped 10 June 67 AMMAN trans...
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SOLD $300.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
323A11_1376
1968 Soviet Union postal boycott of Israeli airmail with United Jerusalem stamp
Post 6-Day War early anti-Israel postkrieg: 29 Sept 1968 postmarked airmail cover sent from KIRYAT ATA to VYLOK (Vynohradiv oblast, Ukraine, USSR) franked 40 Agorot per FA-18 period letter rate to Europe using 0.40IL 1968 New Years stamp (Ba 409) - which commemorates Unified Jerusalem, unofficially boycotted by the Soviet Union, which applied an early Postkrieg manuscript marking of an arrow-cross...
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SOLD $210.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
428A11_1378
1974 British airmail to Australia on hijacked BA-870 flight; rare postal marking
Hijack mail - 1974 BA870 Hijack: 18-11-1974 airmail commercial cover on [British] Midland Bank stationary, from LIVERPOOL (Great Britain) to PERTH (Australia), meter franked by red Midland Bank machine slogan mark at the period 10p overseas letter rate (for Zone C, ½ ounce letter). This letter was part of a shipment of mail originating in the UK between 16-20 Nov. & carried by British Airways...
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SOLD $825.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00
329A11_1379
1982 earliest known mail to Israel via Iran route, refused service
Start of Iranian postal boycott of Israel: 17 DEC 1982 airmail printed matter cover from KARLSRUHE to Nuclear Research Center YAVNE, meter franked 1.30DM + German "printed matter" handstamp in red near airmail etiquette; routed via IRAN (as postal relations with Israel existed until some time in 1982) but cover now marked by TEHRAN Post Office with English instructional marking handstamp K-Type-Ia...
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SOLD $420.00
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The auction closed on Thursday, 07 July 2022 22:00

Significant Loose Stamps & Stamps on Mail

299A12_1001
Rare unlisted Greek JNF Jewish National Fund 2 Drachma contribution stamp
Rare unlisted Greek JNF Jewish National Fund 2 Drachma contribution stamp with Hebrew slogan "Building of the Land!"; 3 panelled design with central image of Star of David set against rising sun over the sea; in blue & red + rough perforation; MNH.Unattributed artistry; as similar in general appearance to the only JNF stamp listed by Rochlin for Greece (#Gc1 - "Redemption of the Land" & also denom...
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Unsold: may be available for sale $200.00
The auction closed on Thursday, 08 September 2022 22:00
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