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2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period

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Palestine Israel Interim 3m stamp double perforations & overprint, on 1948 cover
1948 Interim/Minhelet Haam error franking on mail: interim 3m Tirat Zvi stamp with double vertical perforations (Ba #1a) & double overprint (both unlisted in Bale) + cropped lower-right edge, tied to undated local TEL AVIV printed matter cover on pre-printed return-addressed stationary; unsealed but partially closed due to gum adhesion....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00

4) 1947-1949 War of Independence related mail

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1948 Israel Independence War airmail Jerusalem cover couriered & posted Tel Aviv
War of Independence affected mail - closure of Jerusalem General Post Office: [Friday] 16 JAN 1948 postmarked airmail cover addressed to family member Rafael Erlanger in LUZERN Switzerland from sender Joseph Erlanger in JERUSALEM - but postmarked & dispatched in TEL AVIV by a courier, as the Jerusalem GPO had closed between 1-4 and 5-11 January for security reasons affecting the Jewish and Arab em...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00

1) Mandate Termination Period

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Late Palestine Mandate 1948 War Arab flight era returned BETHLEHEM-HAIFA cover
War of Independence era late period Arabian mail: 24 March 1948 postmarked cover on imprinted business postal stationry (Catholic Orphanage) sent from BETHLEHEM to HAIFA, franked 10 mils per domestic letter postage rate & tied by single strike of the local postmark. The letter was returned on account of the addressee having left - pencil manuscript notation on back + instructional form marking. In...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
012144245
Feb 1948 late Palestine Mandate era registered mail to Old City Jerusalem
1948 Old City Jerusalem - rare mail link: 12 Feb 1948 postmarked registered commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from company in HAIFA to business proprietor in Christian Quarter of Old City JERUSALEM, franked 25 mils per period postage rate (10m inland letter + 15m registry fee) & tied by 3x strikes of the REGISTERED HAIFA oval postal; backstamped 14 Feb transit-arrival ...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
026144064
Mar 1948 SYRIAN routing German express surface cover to Palestine; latest known
Rare late Mandate mail routing via Syria: 15 MAR 1948 postmarked express surface mail cover sent from UNRRA member at BAD REICHENALL Germany to TEL AVIV, franked 1.50m per period rate (as of 15 Sept. 1947), 50pf for overseas surface letter + 1mk express fee, and tied by 4x strikes of the local postmark + express etiquette; routed via SYRIA where backstamped 27 MAR ALEPPO transit with machine cance...
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Thursday, 21 November 2024 14:11
045144008
1948 Israel Independence War cover Jerusalem-Netanya couriered & posted Tel Aviv
War of Independence affected mail from JERUSALEM - 23 MAR 1948 postmarked cover sent from TEL AVIV to NETANYA, with return address in JERUSALEM handstamped on the front; franked 10m per period postage rate & tied by single strike of the head post office canceller: evidently the cover was couriered from Jerusalem and posted in Tel Aviv, a likely necessity owing to limited mail service at Jerusalem ...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
09143818
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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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
079143821
Mar 1948 late Palestine Mandate surface mail cover to USA + MAY arrival postmark
Late Mandate surface mail abroad: 25(?) MARCH 1948 postmarked commercial cover from TEL AVIV to business in EAST HAMPTON New York USA, franked 20m per period surface rate & tied by single strike of the local Head Post Office canceller; subsequently front-stamped 5 MAY East Hampton transit-arrival. Posted during the period of the gradual termination of the Mandate postal service & postal se...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
041143842
Late Mandate airmail to UK on first flight of reduced April 1948 BOAC schedule
Late Palestine Mandate era airmail: 31 MARCH 1948 postmarked commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, from TEL AVIV to MILLIKENPARK Scotland UK, franked 25m per period rate & tied by a single full strike of the head post office canceller; slit open at top.Here carried on BOAC's new reduced flight schedule starting April 1st: as time-stamped 11am, the cover met the 12pm dispatch de...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
012143893
Apr 1948 War Independence latest known mail public counter Mandatory JAFFA HPO, to USA
1948 War of Independence - latest known mail from Mandatory JAFFA: 11 April 1948 postmarked air mail cover addressed to shipping company in NEW YORK, franked 65m per period rate & tied by double ring postmark of the public counter at the head post office, one day beyond Proud's last known date of use of 10 April (#D11; Goldstein-Dickstein & Sacher disingenuously list "end of mandate" or an unsubst...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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April 1948 last airmails cover out of Palestine Mandate to Czech, Kafka related
One of the last air mails out of Mandate Palestine - "Kafkaesque": 11 APRIL 1948 postmarked cover from Esther Hoffe in TEL AVIV to Dr. Max Brod in ZURICH, franked 40m per period air mail rate & tied by 3x strikes of the local postmark; of the airlines still operating out of Palestine at this time most probably carried by Swissair to Geneva on its weekly non-stop Thursday flight (15 April), before ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
036144073
14 Apr 1948 last outbound Mandate airmail to UK, with British postal markings
Last outbound Mandate airmail with local markings: 14 April 1948 postmarked air mail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from business in TEL AVIV to business in LONDON; franked 25m per period postage rate & tied by single strike of the head post office postmark; though no backstamp, there are British manuscript postal markings indicating that the addressee left ("gone away") & the...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
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15 April 1948 Last Czech airmail cover into Palestine Mandate, CSA via Lydda
LAST CZECH AIRMAIL INTO MANDATORY PALESTINE: 15 APRIL 1948 postmarked air mail cover sent from PRAGUE to TEL AVIV, franked 10kr & tied by single strike of the local postmark; as not registered mail, not backstamped with transit or arrival postmarks, but this cover was carried on one of the last CSA Czechoslovakian Airlines flights into LYDDA during the period of the Mandate. The regularly schedule...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
08143820
25 April 1948 Last airmail cover out of Palestine Mandate, 26 Apr BACKSTAMP
**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 this typ...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
051143848
1948 Last British BOAC airmail cover Palestine Mandate posted 19 April Tel Aviv
LAST BRITISH BOAC AIRMAIL OUT OF MANDATORY PALESTINE: [Monday] 19 April 1948 postmarked commercial air mail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, from TEL AVIV to business in MILLIKENPARK Scotland UK, franked 25m per period rate to the UK & tied by single strike of the head post office canceller. A similar cover postmarked 18 April from Haifa to the UK, with backstamped (office) arrival o...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
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Rare 23 April 1948 late incoming Palestine airmail cover from BEIRUT to HAIFA
Rare very late Mandate period incoming air mail (from Lebanon): [Friday] 23(?) APR 1948 commercial airmail on Shell company stationary, from BEIRUT to HAIFA, franked 50p & tied by 2 strikes of the local postmark; the cover was tied by an English-language "BY AIRMAIL" instructional marking handstamp, highlighted by pink crayon emphasis: overseas surface mail service to Palestine officially ended on...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
0178140543
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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06143825
2 May 1948 Latest Known airmail cover ex Palestine Mandate, accepted Tel Aviv PO
LATEST KNOWN postmarked outbound airmail during the MANDATE era, dated [Sunday] 2 MAY 1948: sent from TEL AVIV to business in CHICAGO; franked 65m per period air mail postage 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 to the postal clerk & accepted for dispatch (and not post...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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May 1948 rare type 5 Palestine Chaos Govt Tohuwabohu stamp Haifa-Tel Aviv cover
Late Mandate "Tohuwabohu" franked mail: 7 May 1948 postmarked cover, sent from HAIFA to TEL AVIV & franked 10m for the domestic letter postage rate using a Mandate 10m pictorial overprinted with "PAL.CHAOS GOVT." in English & the equivalent (unabbreviated) in Hebrew below - a 5th and rare type of this "government tohuvabuhu" type stamps. As per the double ring cancel, the cover was posted in perso...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
0136139407
July 1948 Post Office notice resumption air mail service to Palestine Israel
1948 wartime Palestine/Israel - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 23 July 1948 notice PBN 2739 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing resumption of unregistered air mail service for letters weighing under 2 ounces & postcards to "certain [Jewish-controlled] places in Palestine" and lists 15 of the "more important" locales (including JERUSALEM, after siege ended 20 June). ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
0139139408
1949 Post Office notice about resumption parcel post to Israeli & Arab Palestine
1948 Wartime Palestine/Israel - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 10 Feb 1949 notice PBN 2808 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing resumption of parcel post services to "Israeli-controlled areas of Palestine and to certain places in Arab-controlled areas". The notice concludes "full details may be obtaied at any post office". Near-mint condition with filing hole at uppe...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00

2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period

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Early strike Palestine Israel interim 1948 HERZLIYA postmark APR 1948 postcard
Early strike of HERZLIYA interim postmark on family correspondence postcard dated (Thursday) 29 APR 1948 & addressed to small locale KFAR HASSIDIM; franked 7m per period rate using Mandate pictorial single & tied by single strike of the postmark, probably on (Sunday) 2 May with the start of the Minhelet Haam postal service, making this a first day mail item of the interim postal administration. Sc...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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1948 Palestine Israel Interim registered cover, Interim & Mandate postmarks
Very early/"first day" interim registered cover: dateless local HAIFA registered cover from Tuberculosis League, franked 25m per postage period rate (10m letter + 15m registered fee) using interim Technion 5m & pair 10m (Ba13/14,with Haifa overprints) & tied by strike of interim postmark + 2x on back; tied by Haifa-12 (NAHLA Branch Office) registry-label 0019 - this very early use (0003-1672 were ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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Palestine Israel interim May 1948 NAHALAL violet postmark on cover to TEL AVIV
NAHALAL interim cancel in violet on commercial cover to workshop in TEL AVIV, franked 10m per period letter rate using pair 5m Mandate pictorial stamps; return addressed to "kvutzat haSheni" at Nahalal post; opened gently at back. Docketed dispatch date of 4 MAY 1948 on front - sent on the 3rd day of operation of the Minhelet Ha'am postal service (in secondary towns and locales)....
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