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1903 Ottoman Palestine Holyland wrapper SAFED to Jewish business in HOLLESCHAU
Outbound mail: 1903 printed-matter wrapper (envelope cut open on both sides) from SAFFED to Jewish liqueur business in HOLLESCHAU, Moravia ("via Vienna Post"), posted via Ottoman PO & franked 10pa per printed-matter rate using Ba165 (oddly not the 'matbua' overprinted type for printed-matter mailed abroad) & tied by scarce blue local postmark (PM5/Ba 812b); backstamped 25-3-03 arrival; scarce as w...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
043144209
1906 Turkish post office GAZA-JAFFA official mail cover to court house
Ottoman Turkish post GAZA date bridge postmark (Ba #794) dated 3 Nov 1906 (last digit inverted as "9") tied to stampless official mail cover sent from local court to court in JAFFA, backstamped next day JAFFA-2 arrival; with 2x intaglio negative seals on tied to front & back; cut open at right. Muenz certification enclosed....
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
09144210
Superb 1908 red JAFFA-JEROUSALEM TPO Turkish postmark on official mail cover
Superb strike of red JAFFA-JEROUSALEM travelling post office TPO postmark (Ba #977r - rarity rated S4) dated 27 March 1908 tied to stampless official mail cover addressed to a court; cut open at bottom & left and partially resealed by the collector. The strike bears the name JERUUSALEM as the letter "O" is documented damaged through use. This example is better than the red and black strikes in the...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
048144010
Holyland Armenia Patriarch couriered 1910 stampless cover Jerusalem-Aleppo Syria
Holyland stampless mail: 1910 dated cover on Union Bank stationary, sent from Bishop Papken of the Armenian Patriarchate in JERUSALEM to "Father Hakob Karamanukyan, Halep" (ALEPPO Syria); tied at back with the Patriarchate's cachet. Although eligible for free mail as a religious institution, under the Ottoman postal service the cover was likely couriered as it does not bear a postmark and the addr...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
045144304
1912 Turkish Ottoman JAFFA 7 postmark on printed matter postcard + date error
Rare Turkish Ottoman JAFFA 7 postmark (Ba #831 / PM 16) in black error dated 28 Nov "1916" (for 1912), tied to 5 para frank serving as printed matter postage on color picture postcard of Alexandria Egypt (Pacha Street) addressed to PARIS France, with short salutation handwritten on front (less than 5 words for "printed matter" postcard rate)....
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
044144177
Ottoman NASRE Nazareth blue postmark on 1913 postal card + black CAIFFA transit
Full strike of Ottoman NASRE (Nazareth) postmark in blue (Ba #808b), dated 3 Oct 1913 & tied to 20 Para imprinted prepaid Ottoman postal card (Ba #726) with same-day dated message in French, sent to ZURICH; backstamped with faint CAIFFA transit postmark in black (Ba #791) - Bale unlisted in black for "Chaiffa"....
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1914 Ottoman Holyland Palestine ERIHA JERUSALEM postmark on postcard Switzerland
Outbound mail: 17-4-1914 superb strike of ERIHA (JERUSALEM) violet postmark (PM3/Ba865v) tied to 20 Para frank with black star overprint (for mail abroad; Ba 331) on picture-postcard of Bedouins baking bread, to NUSSBAUMEN Switzerland; backstamped 21-4-14 octogonal JERUSALEM6 transit postmark (PM26/Ba 872a); marginal small top tear amended....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
044144298
Double franked 1915 WWI Ottoman-Turkish postal card, invalidated imprinted frank
Double franked WWI era Ottoman-Turkish mail: 30 Dec 1915 postmarked postal card, sent from HAIFA to addressee at Anglo-Austrian Bank in GRAZ Austria, franked 20 para per period postage rate - but here with stamp affixed over the imprinted frank, as of 1915 imprinted franking on postal stationary was no longer valid for overseas postage; tied by single strike of the local postmark; front-stamped 3 ...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
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5x covers & letters Jerusalem-Holland WWI 1915-1919 via Turkish & UK army post
Ottoman Palestine/Holyland WWI correspondence: lot of 5x covers sent during Ottoman & British control of the Holy Land, 1915/1918-1919, all to same addressee in THE HAGUE Holland and most appear to be sent from JAFFA + British SZ 45 & SZ 20; the covers are mostly in poor condition, most missing the stamps - but mostly complete physically and bear many dispatch, transit & censor marks: some Turkish...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
010144207
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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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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Ottoman Turkish Beersheva BIR-ES-SEBA 2 all-Arabic postmark on telegram receipts
World War I era Turkish Beersheva BIR-ES-SEBA 2 (Ba 883) rare all-Arabic postmark: 1918-dated 5 full strikes tied to block of 20x 1916 3rd series War Orphans overprinted 20pa stamps (Ba 464/289) - 400 Para - gummed on back of partially torn ledger sheet of 5 attached telegram receipts (with signatures & Arabic manuscript), i.e. 80 Para per receipt....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00

Foreign Post Offices

09144208
1857 pre-philatelic double weight cover ex French Holy Land post office to Ireland
Holy Land French post office pre-philatelic / pre-franked double weight mail to Ireland: 10 April 1857 postmarked stampless cover sent from the French post office in JAFFA to FOULKESMILL Wexford (Ireland "England"), tied by pearl ringed JAFFA SYRIE postmark (Ba #304) & charged "1/6" (1 Shilling + 6 pence = 18 pence) in manuscript on arrival.As of 1840 postage rates to/from any part of the United K...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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1874 Palestine French Holyland franked cover JERUSALEM-COGNAC via JAFFA & Egypt
Palestine Forerunners - the French Holyland Post: 3rd pre-UPU period OCT 1874 folded commercial letter (dated 28 Oct) from JERUSALEM to COGNAC France, franked 80c at the 1871-76 5th postage rate period's letter rate using French Ceres stamp; although a French-run postal agency existed in JERUSALEM (under the Damiani family), here letter transmitted by non-affiliated forwarding agent "W. Duisberg" ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
010144211
Unocumented Austrian Lloyd Steamer Euterpe cachet tying JERUSALEM-Germany wrapper
Undocumented violet oval cachet of the ship LLOYD AUSTRIACO PIROSCAFO EUTERPE (Steamer 'Euterpe') tied to 10 Para overprinted imprinted 5 Heller frank on front of 1900 edition prepaid wrapper of the Austrian Holy Land post office (Ba #151); undated; addressed to addressee in KARLSRUHE Germany & tied by carmine illustrated return-address handstamp of Reinhold Aberle of JERUSALEM.The sender is docum...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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 wi...
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Thursday, 21 November 2024 14:04
036143407
Unlisted Hall & Co Jaffa forwarding agents handstamp on Holyland German PO mail
Hall & Company Jaffa forwarding agents via German Holy Land post office: 1907 era postmarked picture postcard (Jerusalem - Dome of the Rock interior), sent from JAFFA to addressee at hotel in BRIGHTON (Britain); the franking is missing but as the postcard bears a message longer than 5 words (on front) the rate was likely overseas postcard at 20 para, here tied by the local German post office postm...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
09144299
Undocumented Albert Mizrahi Jerusalem forwarding agent handstamp on Holyland German PO mail
German Holy Land post office + forwarding agent: unlisted ALBERT R. MIZRAHI | JERUSALEM PALESTINE light green oval cachet hand dated 24/6/10 in red pen, tied to picture postcard (Bedouin from Jericho) manuscript endorsed "Imprime" (printed matter) on top back in black pen, addressed to VEVEY Switzerland + further manuscript marked in red ink "3/4" & "verso" (turn over) in corner area for the posta...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
08144108
1914 Holyland Palestine Austrian Post domestic postage dues mail stampless cover
Holyland Palestine Austrian Post domestic taxed mail: 20 May 1914 postmarked printed matter cover on imprinted postal stationary of the Social Democratic Workers Party ('Poalei Zion'), sent from JAFFA to JERUSALEM; endorsed with red handstamp as "printed matter" but posted unfranked (likely entered that way into a letter box and postmarked later, rather than refused upon presentation at the public...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
08144278
1914 rare German Holy Land post office postage-free JAFFA cover to local business
Rare - free mail postal concession of the German Holy Land post office: 3 June 1914 postmarked stampless cover sent locally within JAFFA, addressed in German to a Mr. Harari ("herrn Harari") at the English Girl's School ("Engl. Madschenschule"); backflap missing.A rare example of civilian free mail - not stampless "official mail" - offered by the German post office: this is as yet an undocumented ...
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09144186
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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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
014144253
Rare 1916 Ottoman Turkish mail to USA transmitted via British post office + censor
WWI enemy mail transited by the Allies: 2 Oct 1916 postmarked cover sent from JERUSALEM to NEW YORK, franked 1.10 Piastre per period 20g letter rate abroad using 2x 1915 1st series war overprinted stamps & tied by JERUSALEM-2 octogonal postmark; the cover may have been sent northwards by rail where subsequently tied by BEIRUT star & crescent censor handstamp. As of 5 Nov. 1914 Britain and Turkey w...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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1917 WWI Holyland German army Palestine registered cover NAZARETH-DAMASCUS
WWI German military post: 29-12-1917 large registered cover from Deutche Feldpost 663 (unit located in NAZARETH since 9 Dec) to DAMAS (Damascus), unfranked as military mail and tied by postmark Ba M-14/FPOP 281 + very rare registry-label Ba R-40-7 of unit 663 & hand-marked "einschreiben"; received by postal service of the Fuel Storage Depot of Army Group F & backstamped twice 'Brief-Stempel Stokra...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
073134278
1918 WWI Palestine Holyland Austro-German army registered cover VIENNA via Syria
WWI Austro-Hungarian military mail in Palestine via the German military post in Syria: Jan. 1918 era stampless registered cover sent from Austrian "Liquidierender Rechnungsführer der | k. u. k. Gebirgshaubitzdivision i. d. Türkei" (Paymaster of the Austrian Mountain Howitzer Division) in Palestine to War Ministry, VIENNA; unfranked as military mail - handstamped "einschreiben" and "Portofreie Di...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
095142706
WWI 1918 stampless Austrian military postcard SYRIA via civilian post TURKEY
WWI Austrian military post with Turkish civilian mail routing: 13(?) Feb. 1918 postmarked photo picture postcard of Absalom's Tomb in Jerusalem, published by Yaakov Bentov (Bezalel) publishers of Jerusalem, with message in Hungarian dated 6 Feb., sent by sender in the Austro-Hungarian Sanitation Service in Syria from DAMASCUS to locale in HUNGARY (unclear): originally posted stampless & tied b...
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