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014490002
The rare Austrian Crete issued 10 Centimes Ba #103 carmine on rose stamp as Holy
The rare Austrian Crete issued 10 Centimes Ba #103 carmine on rose stamp as Holyland postage: 6 Apr 1912 postmarked color picture postcard of the Garden of Gethsemane, from JERUSALEM to URSINA Pennsylvania USA, with Good Friday holiday message in English; here for the period 20 Para overseas postcard postage rate, the sender used an Austrian Crete-issued 10 cent stamp which was sold in the Holylan...
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013690017
EXPERIMENTAL COIL 2m vertical pair Pictorials on vertically ribbed thin semi-tra
EXPERIMENTAL COIL 2m vertical pair Pictorials on vertically ribbed thin semi-transparent paper in slightly darker gray-blue than the thin semi-transparent paper issue, perforated 13½:14½ (13.50 x 14.50) as per Bale and with characteristic close-cropped (right) vertical perforation due to the paste-up coil manufacturing process of slicing up vertical rows of stamp sheets and pasting these...
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013390018
MAJOR COIL DISCOVERY: vertical strip of 3x 2 mils experimental coil stamps, in g
MAJOR COIL DISCOVERY: vertical strip of 3x 2 mils experimental coil stamps, in greenish-blue, printed on THICK vertically ribbed paper - perforated 13½:14½ (13.5 x 14.5) as recorded for vertically ribbed thin semi-transparent paper used for experimental coils, rather than 13¼ (13.25) horizontally, as recorded for this paper; tied to air mail cover postmarked 12 Dec 1936, from TEL AV...
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013890019
MAJOR DISCOVERY: 3 mils Mandate Pictorials on undocumented vertically ribbed thi
MAJOR DISCOVERY: 3 mils Mandate Pictorials on undocumented vertically ribbed thick BROWN paper, tied to 15 Sep 1933 postmarked registered cover from JERUSALEM to business in ERFURT Germany, franked 28m per period rate for overseas surface mail (15m letter + 13m registration) & tied by 3x strikes of REGISTERED JERUSALEM oval postmark on front + 1x on back, backstamped 23 Sept arrival. All three pic...
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015790020
MAJOR DISCOVERY - the 3 mils EXPERIMENTAL COIL stamp on THICK vertically ribbed
MAJOR DISCOVERY - the 3 mils EXPERIMENTAL COIL stamp on THICK vertically ribbed paper, in lime-green hue, with rounded/bumpy vertical perforation (at right) characteristic of coil stamps - but with perforation of 13½ : 14½ (13.5 x 14.5) as documented for vertically ribbed thin semi-transparent paper and not 13¼ (13.25) horizontally as documented for the thick paper as used here; tie...
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013490022
MAJOR experimental coil paste-up DISCOVERY: vertical pair of 5m Mandate Pictoria
MAJOR experimental coil paste-up DISCOVERY: vertical pair of 5m Mandate Pictorials assembled as a paste-up for coil dispensers, where the top stamp here is printed on vertically ribbed thin semi-transparent paper, perforated 13¼:14½ (13.25 x 14.5) and the bottom stamp is printed on thin woven un-ribbed paper, compound perforated 13¼:14½ (13.25 x 14.5) on left and 13¼:15 (1...
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020390025
The RAREST PALESTINE MANDATE STAMP ISSUE: 15 mils stamp in dark gray, on woven p
The RAREST PALESTINE MANDATE STAMP ISSUE: 15 mils stamp in dark gray, on woven paper, MH & OG; Ba #108c - unpriced as unused by Bale. Unique to the Pictorials series, the ink here bears a powdery, shiney appearance as of metallic ink (for which ground up metal is used); light surface discoloration; surficial tear at bottom right perforation tips. Used copies of this issue are observed postmarked i...
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013190070
UNIQUE 2 MILS postage rate applied with COIL stamp to 12 March 1945 postmarked p
UNIQUE 2 MILS postage rate applied with COIL stamp to 12 March 1945 postmarked postal card with non-commercial private correspondence (dated [Saturday] 10 March) from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV, affixed with 2m single coil stamp - a discovery as of WOVEN paper in Prussian blue & compound horizontal 13.5 perforation on bottom and 13.25 on top - woven paper is documented with 13.25 horizontal perforation...
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011690078
WWII very last Empire Route air mail to Australia - delayed by German invasion o
WWII very last Empire Route air mail to Australia - delayed by German invasion of Western Europe: 3 May 1940 postmarked civilian air mail cover from JERUSALEM to KILLARA Australia, franked 60m per period rate via BOAC/Imperial Airways using strip of 3x 20m lightly vertically ribbed stamps & censored with signature endorsement in pencil; per manuscript docketing the cover arrived on 18.6.40.As such...
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19990099
EXTRAORDINARY WWII wartime postal link: 5 MAY 1940 express airmail cover orginal
EXTRAORDINARY WWII wartime postal link: 5 MAY 1940 express airmail cover orginally containing letter in German, on Palestinian "Doar" stationary from HAIFA to Jewish addressee Leo Lichtenstern THE HAGUE (Holland) & franked 45m per rare and short-lived period rate (1 May - 30 June 1940) using pair 20m + 5m single franks (20m express fee + 25m non-BOAC/Imperial Airlines rate to Europe) & tied by 2 s...
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017590109
EXTRAORDINARY & IMPOSSIBLE postal link: 27 Sept 1941 postmarked cover from VIENN
EXTRAORDINARY & IMPOSSIBLE "once-in-a-wartime" postal link: 27 Sept 1941 postmarked cover from VIENNA (GERMANY) to addressee "J. Davidai" (i.e. Jewish name) at Kibbutz "GINNEGAR [via] Afula Palestine via ANKARA Turkey", franked 25pf per period rate for overseas surface mail (other than to Hungary & former Czechoslovakia) using a Hindenburg medallion single adhesive stamp & tied by sin...
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012990148
Holocaust-era Auschwitz II-Birkenau Briefaktion (Operation Mail): 8 JULY 1944 da
Holocaust-era Auschwitz II-Birkenau Briefaktion (Operation Mail): 8 JULY 1944 dated handwritten message on neutral postal card, franked 6pf at the period inland postcard rate using a Hitler-head single stamp & tied by machine slogan cancel ("Pack army packages well and sturdily!") - now partly removed; the sender is a female, born 1877 at "Arbeitslager Birkenau" and the addressee is a female in PR...
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113790162
The Legendary 20 Mils Registered Mail LATE FEE, applied to dateless MAY 1948 int
The Legendary 20 Mils Registered Mail LATE FEE, applied to dateless MAY 1948 interim period registered commercial cover from TEL AVIV to RAMAT GAN, as part of 45m total franking composed of 10m letter rate + 15m registry fee + 20m late fee, using marginal block of 4x 10m Immigrant Ship (Ba #23) stamps + 5m Defense & Development (Ba #2) marginal single & tied by 2x strikes of local violet interim p...
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013890167
Rosh Pinna interim cancel on small locale mail: undated registered cover from TE
Rosh Pinna interim cancel on small locale mail: undated registered cover from TEL AVIV to KVUTZAT HULIOT (Kibbutz Sde Nehemia) via ROSH PINNA POST, franked 30m per period rate (15m registry + 10m domestic letter) plus 30g additional weight, using interim stamps, here underfranked 1m; backstamped 12 MAY 1948 HAIFA REGISTERED transit using late-usage of Mandate postal marks during the interim period...
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010290177
DISCOVERY - 1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 cover with *INTERIM* postmark: local HAIF
DISCOVERY - 1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 cover with *INTERIM* postmark: local HAIFA [registered] cover from the AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to addressee (Lilly Meissner) at nearby 9 Vitkin street in AHUZA, franked 40m for the period registered letter rate (10m letter + 15m registry) using top-left corner block of 4x blue interim 10m Diaspora I issue franks (Ba #45b) & tied by 3x full strikes of the "r...
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19590178
POSTAL HISTORY GEM - **1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 overseas-bound mail** with Man
POSTAL HISTORY GEM - **1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 overseas-bound mail** with Mandate & interim markings: 13 May 1948 postmarked Mandate Air Letter with handwritten letter in German dated the same day, sent from Ahuza neighborhood in HAIFA to LONDON; with imprinted 25 mils Mandate franking (the period rate for air mail to the UK) + refranked 23 mils (2m underfranking) using interim stamps, because ...
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017390185
Small Cover, BIG DISCOVERY - late British Mandate post in besieged Jerusalem, TR
Small Cover, BIG DISCOVERY - late British Mandate post in besieged Jerusalem, TRANSPORTED OUT: 24 April 1948 postmarked miniature business-card sized cover with enclosed message of condolences on business card, all in Arabic, from lawyer Johannes Merguerian in JERUSALEM to Magistrates Court judge Daoud Abu-Ghazaleh in JAFFO, franked 10 mils per domestic letter rate using Pictorials single & tied b...
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611290190
Jerusalem siege period newsletter + 3rd issue Locals franking on brown paper: 1
Jerusalem siege period newsletter + 3rd issue Locals franking on brown paper: 1 JUNE 1948 dated mimeographed "news" page (marked "internal") of the local HaOved HaTzioni branch (opening with news about the destruction of the Arab "state" in Eretz Israel), mailed locally & franked 5m for the period 3m printed matter rate using the rare 3rd local issue single stamp (with slanting "5") here printed o...
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011890191
APO #5 DISCOVERY on 1948 Jerusalem siege incoming CIVILIAN mail flown by the mil
APO #5 DISCOVERY on 1948 Jerusalem siege incoming CIVILIAN mail flown by the military: 11 JUNE 1948 postmarked cover from civilian in TEL AVIV to soldier Avraham Ziskind of the "Kvutzat Portzim" unit (eg. 4th Breechers Battalion / 'Gdud Portzim' of the Palmach 'Harel Brigade' - this was the staff battalion containing the special forces units of the brigade, hence the "kvutza" - 'group' - designati...
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08590192
Semi-siege War of Independence mail: undated MAY 1948 era cover from sender at m
Semi-siege War of Independence mail: undated MAY 1948 era cover from sender at moshav RAMOT NAFTALI, sent via ROSH PINNA post to addressee in HADERA, franked 10m per period letter rate using pair 5m Mandate pictorials & tied by near full strike of the ROSH PINNA interim postmark in violet; opened gently at back, vertical fold. Ramot Naftali was a small locale founded in 1945. From early 1948 the l...
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09890193
War of Independence era mail between 2 besieged locales: undated cover from send
War of Independence era mail between 2 besieged locales: undated cover from sender at BE'EROT YITZHAK (per return address) in the besieged Negev to addressee in besieged JERUSALEM; as per the interim 10m frank (for the period letter rate) and the interim TEL AVIV cancel, we can infer that the cover was sent before the end of the interim period (15 May 1948), but it's unclear when at the earliest i...
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08290199
1948-49 War era postal boycott air mail to Israel via Iran - discovery piece: 9
1948-49 War era postal boycott air mail to Israel via Iran - discovery piece: 9 JUL 1949 airmail commercial cover on business stationary from COPENHAGEN Denmark to HAIFA "Israel", franked 1.40Kr per period postage rate plus extra weight (per pencil notation on front extra 50 ore for 8g additional weight - hence 'orphaned' stamp below the rest tied by handstamp postmark) & tied by local machine can...
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09490206
Official 1st Israeli outbound sea mail + stamp error: 27 MAY 1948 postmarked cov
Official 1st Israeli outbound sea mail + stamp error: 27 MAY 1948 postmarked cover from NETANYA to (West) BERLIN, franked 20m per the SU-1 postage period surface rate using 5m & 15m Doar Ivri stamps, where the 15m frank's vertical perforations are inset, indicating this was originally a double-perforated stamp detached along the duplicate perforation; tied by a reintroduced Mandate NATHANYA cancel...
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09290258
Very Last Arabian Gaza mail before Israeli capture of Gaza strip 1967: Egypt air
Very Last Arabian Gaza mail before Israeli capture of Gaza strip 1967: Egypt air mailed cover to KHAN YUNIS tied by 1967 10 L Labour Day/Palestine frank, backstamped 5 JUN 1967 8:00am arrival. At 7:50am Israeli forces began an attack on Egyptian forces in the strip; 4 hours later the Israelis captured Khan Yunis. This is among the last pieces of mail received prior to this event....
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