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0455143855
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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0738143688
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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0718143755
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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0706143765
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 AVIV to Cathri...
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0729134070
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...
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0778143707
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; tied to 30 SEPT...
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0741143746
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 13½:14½ (13.5 x 14.5)...
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0572143714
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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0758133545b
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 postmark...
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0625135739
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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0774143752
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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0632143703
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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0691140543
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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0450137715
15 MAY 1948 true 1st Day Israel mail cover + MT Carmel INTERIM proving postmark
DISCOVERY - 1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 cover with *INTERIM* proving postmarks: local HAIFA registered cover from the AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to addressee at MOUNT CARMEL, franked 25m per period registered letter rate using interim 5m Negev & 2x 10m brown Diaspora I (Ba 34/#44-45) & tied by 2 strikes of "reintroduced" Mandate AHUZAT SAMUEL HAIFA postmark (GD-117; no interim canceller was ...
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0492140001
1948 besieged NAHARIYA 2nd Slogan postmark FDC Palestine Israel interim cover
1948 interim mail/Nahariya 2ND SLOGAN 1st Day of use: 2x superb full strikes dated 23 MAR 1948 tied to front & back of cover to Rina Shine HAIFA (from "Shitz" in Nahariya), franked 10m using Mandate pictoral (Ba 97) & cancelled 26 MAR 48 by Haifa machine cancel; vertical fold at center, slit open at top. The slogan was applied to mail carried by the emergency sea-route established while Nahariya w...
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0572142948
1948 Israel army flown CIVILIAN cover besieged Jerusalem APO5 postmark discovery
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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0645134361
LATE FEE 1951 Israeli airmail cover USA, tete-beche & gutter pair stamps
LATE FEE air mail using 1949 2nd Coinage franking: 19 MARCH 1951 "Lacol" austerity period stationary airmail cover from HOLON to CHICAGO, franked 85pr for the FA-2a period 80pr letter rate to US plus late fee of 5pr as being non-registered mail, using 5pr tete-beche & tete-beche gutter pairs + 5x singles (Ba22/22a/22b) + 40pr 1949 UPU (Ba27), tied by 4 strikes of Holon postmark; Israeli "gimmel" c...
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0554143734
5 June 1967 Gaza arrived cover, very last arabian mail before Israeli occupation
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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Rare 15-7-1948 METAL dateslug Israeli Jerusalem-1 postmark & 3rd Locals on cover
1948 JERUSALEM Interim & State mail - TRIPLE RARITY: 15 JULY 1948 printed matter commercial cover on loan society stationary ("Totzeret HaAretz" manufacture) from JERUSALEM to BEIT HAKEREM, franked 5m per period printed-matter rate a) using Local III issue stamp (with slanted "5" - rare on covers) & b) tied by full strike of JERUSALEM-1 Sorting Office postmark with METAL DATE SLUG - this v...
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0535142950
UNIQUE August 1948 JERUSALEM-6 cover to BAT YAM tied postmark missing date slug
DISCOVERY: [13] AUG 1948 period JERUSALEM-6 postmark without the date slug, tied to registered cover to the local council of BAT YAM from a Doctor Ben-Zion in Kiryat Shmuel, franked 25m per period rate & backstamped by full strike of dateless JER-6 cancel + 13-08-1948 TEL AVIV (Chet of Av as visible on the Hebrew dateline) transit & 15-08-1948 BAT YAM arrival (the 2-day transit is probably...
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0432135503a
PROOF strikes of the RARE 1st Israeli Jerusalem machine-cancel, 1949
PROOF strike of the rare 1st Israeli JERUSALEM machine-cancel (Nach-289/21; EG-75), 1949: here with Hebrew date of "A Adar 5709" and Latin date of "10 1 1949" (the two don't match). This cancel was used only on morning of 21 Feb 1949 (Kaf-Bet Shvat), a locally manufactured head on a Mandate-era machine - but it broke down and could not be fixed. Considered the rarest of Israel's cancellations....
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0471140538
Rare only known Italian cover Israel recovered 1950 Egypt seized TWA flight mail
September 1950 TWA flight Israel-bound mail seized in Egypt - DISCOVERY: 15 SEP 1950 airmail cover from BRINDISI (Italy) to HAIFA, franked 145L & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; subsequently opened & resealed by the Egyptian censor using K-type-C label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor mark. The cover was returned to sender and resent (without requiring additional postage as per UPU ...
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0460142956
No Service 1955 UK-Israel airmail misrouted Jordan, rare Israeli postal marking
Rare Israeli mimeograph on mail misrouted via Jordanian: 21 JAN 1955 British Air Letter postal stationary cover with 19.1.55 dated message in Hebrew & German, from EAST FINCHLEY LONDON to JERUSALEM "Israel", whose country of destination was apparently overlooked & the cover misrouted to Jordanian EAST Jerusalem via AMMAN, where the arrival was backstamped on the cover (see below); lacking further ...
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0462139265
Unique start 1967 War Israel captured Jordanian airmail dispatch postal document
POSTAL HISTORY GEM - Outbreak 1967 Six Day War delayed Arab / Israeli-captured mail document: 5 JUN 1967 single-sided French/Arabic Jordanian Postal Administration form AV7 from JERUSALEM documenting dispatch (not "transit", as no original dispatching post office stamp on top right of form) of (5) mail bags to different destinations (BEIRUT, FRANKFURT, GREAT BRITAIN, LONDON transit, NEW YORK) from...
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