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0176143855
Rare Holyland postcard used Austrian Crete 20pa 1908 Jubilee stamp carmine/white
The extremely rare Austrian Turkish denominated 20 Para Ba #65a carmine on rose paper (with white gum-side) stamp as Holyland postage tied to 28 MAR 1913 postmarked 'Moria Publications' postal card, sent from JERUSALEM to Dr. Arthur Ruppin in JAFFA; front-stamped next day arrival & office receipt-stamped 30 March. Bears message about the publication of an advertisement in it's publication. Ruppin ...
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0443143688
Austrian Holyland 10 Centimes Crete issue carmine on rose stamp mailed postcard
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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0422143755
MEGA RARE Palestine Mandate experimental coil 2m vertical pair on 1935 postcard
BIG DISCOVERY - 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 for this type of paper and with characteristic pulled teeth on the bottom horizontal perforation (suggesting top-end feeding from the stamp vending machine) + close-cr...
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0398143765
Palestine Mandate strip 3x 2m experimental coil stamps THICK paper 1936 postcard
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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0433134070
Palestine Mandate 3m Pictorials stamp on BROWN paper on 1933 registered cover
MAJOR DISCOVERY: 3 mils Mandate Pictorals stamp in yellow green on undocumented vertically ribbed thick dark BROWN paper, tied to 15 SEPT 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 ...
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0491143707
Palestine Mandate 3m experimental coil stamp on THICK paper on 1937 cover to UK
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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0449143746
Palestine Mandate 5m experimental coil paste-up stamps printers waste 1933 cover
GROUNDBREAKING experimental coil paste-up DISCOVERY: vertical pair of 5m Mandate Pictorials assembled as a "paste-up" in a roll of coiled stamps for use in stamp vending machines, 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 thick woven un-ribbed paper, perforated 13½:14 ...
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0305143714
Palestine Mandate undocumented 8m & 10m booklet stamps 1933 airmail cover France
GROUND BREAKING Booklet Stamps DISCOVERY: 8m pictorial single with half-cropped right gutter + undocumented split-dome printing error (Ba #106B) & vertical pair 10m pictorials with half-cropped right gutter (Ba #97B), both on thick vertically ribbed paper, serving as 28m postage tied to 30 OCT 1933 postmarked registered airmail cover from HAIFA to MOUFROUGE France, per period Imperial Airways ...
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RAREST PALESTINE MANDATE STAMP 15 mils dark gray, woven paper, MH & OG; Ba #108c
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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0146143827
Earliest known used 1930s Palestine Mandate 15m pictorial stamp dark gray RIBBED
Discovery: earliest known used rare 15m stamp in dark gray (Ba #108c) here undocumented on vertically ribbed paper, tied to 21 JUNE 1933 postmarked air mail cover on Tanne & Co. business postal stationary, from TEL AVIV to police president in DUSSELDORF Germany, as postage for the Imperial Airlines rate - rare as a single frank - & tied by single strike of local Head Post Office postmark: carried ...
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0353135739
Arabic label General Israeli Labor Union Palestine for 1924 Day against War MNH
Palestinian-Arabic philatelic blue on white label of the General Israeli labor Union in Palestine for the International Federation of Technical Unions "War Day against War" on 21 September 1924, bearing a derivation of the Biblical quotation (translated from the Arabic) "So they cut their swords into rails and their spears into scythes"; right corner piece, MNH & OG: surface imperfections on the f...
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0129143862
Rare 1941 WWII wartime Baghdad overland German cover Berlin-Tehran via PALESTINE
EXTRAORDINARY WWII German postal link via PALESTINE: 12 JULY 1941 postmarked registered surface mail cover on imprinted bank postal stationary with teleprinted address, sent from BERLIN to TEHRAN Iran & franked 55pf; with manuscript routing "via Istanbul-Erzurum" + stamped with boxed customs-declaration cachet "foreign exchange bank, contents - no goods"; the cover was opened & sealed by the censo...
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0514143752
Palestine Mandate rare 2m bulk pm postage rate on 1945 National Library postcard
UNIQUE 2 MILS postage rate applied 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 stamp.As per the return address "The National Library and University | Post Office Box 503 next to Gan Rechavia" - the mailing address of the Jewish National & University Library - this institution b...
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0362143703
Palestine Mandate WWII 1940 cover very last Empire Route air mail to Australia
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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098143832
Rare WWII 3 Sept 1939 reg airmail cover GERMANY-PALESTINE after declaration war
EXTRAORDINARY VERY LAST WWII (wartime) MAIL FROM GERMANY TO PALESTINE:Sunday 3 SEPT 1939 postmarked registered airmail cover with 16:00 time-stamp, sent from BERLIN-CHARLOTTENBURG to HAIFA & franked 75pf per period rate using 3x Hindenburg medallion definitives stamps + tied by single strike of the local postmark; backstamped 10 SEPT 1939 TEL AVIV transit-arrival, 12 SEPT HAIFA transit and 15 SEPT...
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0545135371
UNIQUE WWII 1939 Palestine cover to Nazi Germany received, processed & returned
TRANSMITTED & RETURNED wartime civilian mail to Third Reich: Sept-Oct 1939 period commercial cover on Etz Hayim Yeshiva stationary (marked "return postage guaranteed") from JERUSALEM to SILUTE "Lithuania", likely franked 15m (Ba #108) now missing, for overseas surface mail & tied by strike of single-circle canceller of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposted un-postmarked into a pi...
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0381134069
EXTRAORDINARY WWII Sept 1941 postal link Germany to Palestine Mandate via Turkey
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 single strike of l...
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0268143665
Holocaust-era June 1942 original German report statistic survey on Warsaw Ghetto
Holocaust-era Nazi report on the Warsaw Ghetto: June 1942 dated 6-page mimeographed survey with green cover and official title plate entitled "Der Judische Wohnbezirk in Warschau (Zahlen und tatsachen)" (The Jewish residential district in Warsaw, numbers and facts). In graphs and statistics the report covers demographics, work-occupations, economy & general conditions, schooling, police, post, hea...
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Holocaust-era Auschwitz II-Birkenau Briefaktion Operation Mail 1944 postal card
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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0151143818
Mar 1948 last known airmail cover Egypt - Palestine/Israel before postal boycott
LAST MAIL FROM EGYPT - latest recorded incoming cover prior to 1948 Egyptian seizures of mail to Palestine & mail suspension: 24 MARCH 1948 postmarked air mail registered cover from Elyakim Struck in ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia to Mrs. Chava Motolsky in TEL AVIV, franked 80c per period rate & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark on the front; backstamped 26 March FAROUK AIRPORT 1am transit + another ...
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0171143820
18 Apr 1948 Last British BOAC airmail cover out Palestine Mandate 26 Apr arrival
LAST BRITISH BOAC AIRMAIL OUT OF MANDATORY PALESTINE: [Sunday] 18 April 1948 postmarked commercial air mail cover on Spinneys Ltd business postal stationary, from HAIFA to business in MITCHAM United Kingdom, franked 25m per period rate to the UK & tied by single strike of the local postmark; backstamped office receipt [Monday] 26 April 1948 with 8:45 time stamp - a rare and critical proving date f...
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0396140543
Rare incoming registered air mail cover Lebanon to Palestine Mandate 28 Apr 1948
LATEST RECORDED INCOMING Mandate / 1948 War 'Destinaire Parti' Arab air mail: 1 APR 1948 registered [airmail] cover on "Imperial" stationary from BAINO (BEINO) Lebanon to HAIFA, addressed in Arabic to "His Excellency Iskandar Kurdush" (return addressed to the sending locale in Akkar, Lebanon), franked 55p using horizontal pair 25p + 'orphan' 5p - for the period 25p registered airmail rate + 25p do...
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0165143825
2 May 1948 Latest Known airmail cover ex Palestine Mandate, accepted Tel Aviv PO
LATEST KNOWN postmarked outbound MANDATE era airmail, [Sunday] 2 MAY 1948 from TEL AVIV to business in CHICAGO, franked 65m per period air mail rate to the US & tied by 4 strikes of the Head Post Office public counter double-ring postmark + British airmail etiquette - the cover was actually handed in in-person & accepted for dispatch, not postmarked by the sorting office going through accumulated ...
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0293143736
UNIQUE 1st day interim cover Haifa Head Post Office 6 May 1948 PREPAID for TAXI
POSTAL HISTORY GOLD (2x DISCOVERIES) - prepaid Taxi mail as 1st day Minhelet Haam interim post at Haifa Head Post Office, with Mandate machine cancel: 6 MAY 1948 postmarked commerical cover from HAIFA to Dr. Oskar Jehoshua Gruenbaum at 101 Yehuda HeLevy Street in TEL AVIV "via Taxi Kesher", franked 10m per period letter rate using interim frank on first day of use at the HPO & tied by Mandate-...
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