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027140057
XR RARE 1 Pia Jlem I setting 1 Type 17 overprint, 15:14 perf, Ba #21a; MNH & OG
Palestine Jerusalem I overprint EXTREME RARITY: 1 Piastre stamp in deep indigo violet (Ba #21a) with 15:14 perforation & setting I type 17 overprint (complete Arabic overprint; Arabic "S" slightly raised; vertical stem on Hebrew "Lamed"; vertical letter alignments as documented in Bale 2001 & 2010), Mint Never Hinged with full original gum - Bale unpriced as such (and only 5 used copies known to h...
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028144726
Rare 1st true confirmed stamp machine 2m coil stamp; gripper mark, cropped edges
SUPREME RARITY - 2 mils coil stamp of the Pictorials series (Ba #90), in grey-blue on thick vertically ribbed paper, perforated 14 x 15; used, tied by 30 March 1930 dated JERUSALEM postmark; exhibiting the classic hallmarks of a machine-vended stamp, with 'shark teeth' deformity at the bottom resulting from the manner in which these stamps were dispensed and detached from vending machines ("grippe...
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025143940
Earliest known used 5m Palestine booklet stamp sheet frank on 28 Oct 1929 cover
THE EARLIEST KNOWN USED BOOKLET SHEET STAMP: 28 OCT 1929 postmarked commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from TIBERIAS to SAFED & franked 8m for the period postage rate for extra weight inland letter (5m initial 20g letter weight + 3m additional 20g weight), using pictorial series 3m single & 5m single with half-cropped left gutter (both on thick vertically ribbed paper) ...
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025143746
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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021143884
SUPER DISCOVERY 20m COIL LEADER stamp pair woven paper on 1948 airmail to France
EARTHQUAKE: the 1st documented example of a 20 mils Pictorial COIL STAMP, here as a vertical pair bottom-fed coil leader on woven paper, serving as 40m airmail postage on 8 JAN 1948 postmarked cover from HAIFA to PARIS (the year looks like "1946" but the rate paid entered use 15 May 1947, so the"6" is an "8"); torn open at top but complete + vertical fold.The coil leader exhibits all of the classi...
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036141147
Rare Egyptian 1866 10 piastre slate stamp 13:13 perforation + upright watermark
Egypt rarity - 1st issue 1866 10 piastre stamp in blue-slate with 13x13 perforation & upright watermark with 9 rays in the sun (SG #7d/w); possibly used as without gum, but not tied by postal markings. This is not a re-perforated imperforate proof stamp, among other reasons, because the paper is watermarked with the correct design (documented with 9 or 10 visible sun rays) & the paper is rough and...
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027144207
1917 Only Known HALASA 1 Turkish Palestine Post Office postmarked cover
HALASA 1 (Halutza/Khalasa) - Major Rarity: 2x strikes of the PM1 postmark dated 1 Oct 1917 tied to uprated 1914-issue Ottoman 20 Para imprinted postal stationary envelope (Ba #799) addressed to officer at telegraph station in DIYARBAKIR (southern Turkey), written by a sender at the local roadside inn (manuscript at bottom right); 3x stamps are visibly missing, constituting the postage for an overs...
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029144119
Unique 1906 Holyland French post office taxe handstamped postage due postcard
Taxed French post office Holyland mail + discovery: 27 Aug 1906 postmarked picture postcard (Jerusalem - Mosque of Omar; Hermann Striemann) with 25 Aug. dated message numbering 5 words, sent from JERUSALEM to DRESDEN Germany & franked 5c for the printed matter rate (as bearing 5 words or less); likely deposited into a letter box and subsequently postmarked - but also marked for postage dues with t...
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035144186
Rare 1914 WWI Austria-Hungary mail to Palestine transmitted via British censor
EXTRAORDINARY WWI postal link - Austria-Hungary via British Censor to Ottoman Palestine (Central Powers mail facilitated by Britain): 24 Sept 1914 postmarked uprated postal card (stamp missing) bearing message in Hebrew-written Yiddish, sent from BUDAPEST to JERUSALEM & tied by local machine cancel (with offset imprint on reverse); subsequently tied by boxed violet handstamp FORWARED BY BRITISH CE...
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015144110
MAJOR RARITY Registered letter 20m LATE FEE on 1938 All-Up airmail cv HAIFA-UK
MAJOR RARITY - Registered letter LATE FEE: 20 Dec 1938 postmarked small Registered Letter postal stationary air mail cover with imprinted 13m stamp, sent from HAIFA to tiny locale BURES Britain, uprated & franked 43 mils for 13m registry fee + 10m base letter postage rate for "All Up" airmail service to the UK (flat air mail postage rate anywhere within the British Empire) + 20m registered let...
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027143862
UNIQUE Nazi German 1941 WWII Baghdad overland 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 t...
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018144196
*1939 Small Packet cover WWII AIRMAIL; customs label, unsealed, ER RAMLE route*
LEGENDARY - "Small Packet" cover as WWII AIRMAIL: 26 Nov 1939 postmarked registered air mail cover sent from TEL AVIV to RICHMOND (LONDON); the cover is endorsed "Imperial" Airways & bears franking totaling 153 mils, with a few stamps clearly missing & tied by 3x strikes of the oval REGISTERED TEL AVIV postmark on front + 2x on back; affixed on lower front with green customs label PT 539 w...
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027144745
July 1940 earliest dated WWII British army postal concession in Palestine cover
Landmark Palestine WWII military mail - New earliest known WWII British army postal concession in Palestine: 22 July 1940 postmarked stampless surface mail cover sent from Field Post Office FPO 122 (TULKARM) to a Lieutenant-Colonel A. L. Hadow in KEMSING Britain, tied by single strike of the FPO postmark & boxed censor mark #1168 with officer's endorsement signature (it's actually the sender's own...
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024144785
1946 2nd only known Mandate 'Small Packet' cover to UK
Extremely rare 'Small Packet' mail: 20 Jan 1946 postmarked registered cover, return addressed KIRYAT BINYAMIN (in KIRYAT ATA) and addressed to LONDON; couriered to HAIFA where posted at the Hadar HaCarmel branch office; affixed with PT 538 customs declaration label describing the contents as "chain with souvenir". Franked 55 mils for the 15m registry fee + 40m airmail postage - but as a "small pac...
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020143820
25 April 1948 VERY LAST airmail cover out of Palestine Mandate, 26 Apr BACKSTAMP
**VERY LAST MANDATE AIRMAIL OUT OF 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 for thi...
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020140543
Latest known incoming Mandate air mail 28 Apr 1948, Lebanon via Arab airline to HAIFA
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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014143736
UNIQUE 1st day interim cover Haifa Head Post Office 6 May 1948 with TAXI ROUTING
POSTAL HISTORY GOLD - Groundbreaking interim TAXI MAIL & Haifa HPO Discoveries: 6 May 1948 postmarked commercial cover sent from HAIFA to TEL AVIV, franked 10 mils for the domestic base letter postage rate using an interim Hebrew Technion stamp with the black Haifa DOAR overprint (Ba #14c) & tied by Mandate-era machine cancel of the Haifa head post office - here an initial proving cover that contr...
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014144077
*TAXI / AIRMAIL* carried HAIFA-TEL AVIV cover, posted in TEL AVIV, interim postmark
TAXI/AIR MAIL groundbreaker: May 1948 era undated mid-late interim period commercial cover on imprinted postal stationary, return addressed to P.O.Box 685 in HAIFA (confirmed as the address of Ata Textiles) & addressed to Express Service Transport in TEL AVIV - franked 10m per period domestic letter postage rate & postmarked in TEL AVIV, with return address subsequently amended in pencil manuscrip...
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012144019
May 1948 interim TEL AVIV-HAIFA cover - postmarked in HAIFA, likely carried by AIRPLANE
TAXI/AIR MAIL groundbreaker: undated 10-14 May 1948 interim period commercial cover on Haaretz newspaper imprinted postal stationary, return addressed to Haaretz in TEL AVIV & addressed to the newspaper's post office box address in HAIFA - franked 30m using 3x 10m interim stamps (10m base letter rate + 3x 6m additional weight, with 2m overpaid - possibly a late fee) and postmarked in HAIFA, tied b...
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020144305
Unique 1948 interim cover to Petroleum Company HAIFA forwarded by AIR to LEBANON
Unique interim 1948 private postal air link to Lebanon: undated cover addressed to employee "care of" the Iraq Petroleum Company in Haifa, franked 10 mils per period inland letter rate using horizontal pair of interim stamps (Tel Aviv overprint) & tied by single strike of very deformed interim postmark (as per the hallmarks, likely of the HADAR HACARMEL post office - late interim period usage); su...
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017143863
Rare 1st day Israel mail 15 May 1948 Ahuzat Samuel to Gaaton + interim postmark
DISCOVERY - True 1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 cover + with *INTERIM* postmark: local HAIFA [registered] cover from the AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to addressee at KIBBUTZ GAATON (next to Nahariya), franked 33 mils for the period registered letter postage rate with extra weight (10m letter + 15m registry + 6m additional weight, with 2m overpaid) using 5x different interim stamps (none of philatelic sig...
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024144426
1948 Safed 'WHISKEY MAIL' cover from Rabbinic ADMOR of BOYAN in Tel Aviv
Safed 'Whiskey Mail' - from the Rabbinic Admor of Boyan in Tel Aviv: 2 March 1948 postmarked cover on air mail imprinted postal stationary, sent from Rabbi Israel Friedman (the 'Admor' / chief Rabbi of the Boyan Hassidic sect) in TEL AVIV (personal cachet tied on back) to the Klinger Bank in SAFED, franked 10 mils for the domestic letter postage rate & tied by single strike of the head post office...
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022140001
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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022140551
Apr 1948 cover besieged Jerusalem-Jaffa on last mail dispatch, sent to Haifa & Tel Aviv
Landmark postal history - last known transport of Mandate mail OUT of besieged JERUSALEM to besieged JAFFA: 24 April 1948 postmarked miniature business-card sized cover with enclosed Arabic message of condolences on business card, 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 & t...
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