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1) Mandate Termination Period (7)
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5) 14-16 May 1948 1st Day Israel Mail (8)
6) Besieged locales: Rishon LeZion (1)
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8) Besieged locales: Nahariya (3)
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12) Service Suspended Mail (by non-belligerents) (3)
13) Service Suspended Mail (by belligerents) (4)
14) 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence (3)
15) Emergency Postal Services & Foreign links (3)
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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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06290186
Rare 1948 incoming mail to besieged Jerusalem: interim period undated commercial
Rare 1948 incoming mail to besieged Jerusalem: interim period undated commercial cover from law firm in TEL AVIV to Government department in JERUSALEM, franked 10m per period domestic letter rate using interim period stamp & tied by single strike of the local postmark. With an interim stamp and postmark the cover would date to the period of 3 - 14 MAY; the siege on Jerusalem is generally considere...
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05190187
Besieged Jerusalem scarce interim mail combination: Mandate Pictorals 10m stamp
Besieged Jerusalem scarce interim mail combination: Mandate Pictorals 10m stamp tied to local commercial cover on business stationary & struck by interim canceller - a combination only possibly between 9-14 MAY (the interim period began only on the 9th in Jerusalem, but as early as the 2nd in the secondary towns and villages); moreover the Mandate era stamps were not sold over the counter and coul...
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08890188
1948 Besieged Jerusalem incoming convoy mail from outside Tel Aviv: 16 MAY 1948
1948 Besieged Jerusalem incoming convoy mail from outside Tel Aviv: 16 MAY 1948 (official 1st day of the Israel postal service) commercial cover on local branch Anglo-Palestine bank stationary from RISHON LE ZION to the bank's branch in JERUSALEM, franked 10m using perforated Doar Ivri single tied by reintroduced Mandate double ring cancel: at this time no mail could reach Jerusalem by standard me...
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16890189
1948 besieged JERUSALEM interim mail: local commercial cover franked 10m at post
1948 besieged JERUSALEM interim mail: local commercial cover franked 10m at postage period rate using 2nd local issue (Ba105) tied by JERUSALEM Sorting Office rosette postmark & 18 MAY 1948 dater (date unclear but deformity of rosette inner ring, in use since 13 May, borne out by other mail of same date with same deformity). The sorting office's postmark likely used here as cover posted uncancell...
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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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SOLD $560.00
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The auction closed on Monday, 18 January 2021 22:00
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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