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01234143755
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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01226143765
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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01231134070
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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01273143707
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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01162133545b
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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01086135739
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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01195143752
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
01215143703
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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01169140543
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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01076140001
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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01120134361
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
11005141774
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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0952142950
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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0842135503a
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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0812140538
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0924134044
20 June 1861 Interim Independent/Confederate East Tennessee Civil War mail cover
Interim Independent / Confederate Tennessee era mail: stampless "MONTVALE Tenn 20th JUNE 1861" manuscript dated cover to "Hon. Howell Cobb, RICHMOND, Virginia", with manuscript notation at top right "Pd 5 Cts".Interesting postal history: the Confederacy suspended Federal mail service within its borders as of 1 June - but not in Tennessee, whose government had not yet passed an Ordinance of Secessi...
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0891134051
1861 US Civil War southbound across lines Private Express LOUISVILLE-MACON mail
Southbound Across-the-Lines Private Express mail: JUL 30 1861 postmarked 3c star-die (POD US watermarked) envelope (US #U27) from LOUISVILLE Kentucky to J. F. Dickinson of MACON Georgia, carried by the Adams Express Company, which tied its full-dated ADAMS EX. CO. circular datestamp to the embossed frank; the manuscript "2/-" near the frank was shorthand for the total express charge to pay over an...
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0801134052
4 May 1862 Confederate States Navy USS VIRGINIA/MERRIMACK drop-letter rate cover
Confederate States Navy "MERRIMACK" / drop-letter rate mail: MAY 4 [1862] postmarked outer lettersheet (light-blue lined writing paper) to Mrs. H. Ashton Ramsay, Care of D?Arcy Paul, Esq., PETERSBURG [Virginia], franked 5 cents using a single blue CSA 4-2 stamp with large to full margins, affixed with red sealing wax & tied by single strike of local postmark in blue.The postage paid reflects the p...
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0519133904
Palestine Tel Aviv council SPECIMEN/PROOF 1 Bishlik token 1915 + deposition
DISCOVERY PIECE: Palestine Tel Aviv Council 1 Bishlik token, 'Gimel' series, ND (1915), specimen/proof printed on thin cardboard, without serial number & signed by Avraham Etkind; mint/unused with light paperclip imprint & small surface scratch. Regular issues were printed on coarser currency paper, bore 2 signatures, including Etkind's + the oval Council cachet & a stamped serial numb...
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Tuesday, 11 October 2022 02:00
0804142611
Pre 5th Zionist Congress original Herzl & Kokesch signatures on letter 1901
Zionist Congresses/Herzl & Kokesch signatures: original mimeograph of handwritten letter in German (20.4 x 27.7cm / 8.4 x 10.9in) on very thin ?Type Writing Paper? watermarked stationary, written 5 weeks before the 5th Zionist Congress in Basel (26 Dec.) and in preparation for it, and dated "Vienna, 18 November 1901"; addressed to "My Esteemed Colleague" the letter refers to Dr. Yaakov Bernstein-C...
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0811143670
1913 Italian-Egyptian booklet on Eretz Israeli wines by Carmel-Mizrachi
Early Eretz Israeli wines on the world stage: Italian booklet "The Wines of Rishon LeZion" (I Vini Di Richon Le Zion), presented by the Italian consul-Judge in Alexandria, Egypt for the period June-July 1912; published 1913 by Societe de Publications Egyptiennes; 16 pages + cover. The booklet seems to be a critical inquiry of the wines produced by Carmel-Mizrachi ("Carmel Oriental" in the booklet)...
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0731120012
Irgun/Etzel Zionist movement Hebrew Revolt War of Liberation manifesto c.1944-46
Rare 'Hebrew Revolt' era (1944-46) manifesto of the Irgun/Etzel Zionist underground movement: "The Hebrew [Jewish] War of Liberation (Ideological Foundations)" (entitled in Hebrew as: ????? ?????? ?????: ?????? ???????? - Milchemet HaShichrur HaIvri: Yedodot Raayoniim), 227 pages - complete, intact and pristine (with some age marks on the page tips).Published in the style of period training and in...
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0918143745
Israel War Independence May 1948 cover ex RAMOT NAFTALI via ROSH PINNA to HADERA
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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01236135371
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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