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1948-1949 Domestic Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

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Rare TRANSPARENT PAPER Israeli 5m Doar Ivri plate block #26.2 stamps 1948 cover
Doar Ivri 5m TRANSPARENT PAPER franks (plate block group #26.2) on mail: 16 JULY 1948 local TEL AVIV registered cover from HAKIRYA (TEL AVIV government complex) franked 25m at the DO-2 postage period official mail rate (no letter fee + 25pr registration) using tabbed 3pc 5m vertical strip on thin yellow paper + 5m 1st plate block pair (star to right, CD 16.5mm, on transparent paper - the only issu...
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010144812
1949 Israel express cover, Doar Ivri special paper 15m tab pairs setting 9 & 3a
Doar Ivri 15 mils with tab settings 9 & 3a + stamp paper discovery: double vertical tab pairs of 15m stamps forming 60m postage affixed to 15 March 1949 postmarked express cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from TEL AVIV to HAIFA, tied by single strike of TEL AVIV-23 postmark; backstamped next day arrival; locally rerouted; cut open at top.Of significant note: the stamps are P...
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Wednesday, 12 March 2025 22:00
09144012
Israel Doar Ivri 15m wrong tabbed stamp as postage on 1949 Tel Aviv cover
Doar Ivri 15 mils with wrong tab (Bale #4b) tied to small sized cover postmarked 31 JAN 1949 locally in TEL AVIV & cancelled by detainees illustrated slogan; rare stamp type on mail....
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011134377
Only known 20 mils Doar Ivri stamps on THICK WHITE paper, rare control #29203
Major Doar Ivri discovery - 20 mils on 'Thick White' paper: 28 Dec 1948 postmarked local TEL AVIV registered cover franked 40 mils at the DO-2 period postage rate (15m letter + 25m registry fee) using a right marginal horizontal pair of 20 mils Doar Ivri stamps with control number 29203 & edge of 'slug' control symbol - per Bale belonging to plate group Ba126.1 (plate block catalogues at $1500...
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011143371
15 MAY 1948 true 1st Day Israel mail cover Ahuzat Samuel + INTERIM postmark
SHOWPIECE - True 1st Day ISRAEL 15 MAY 1948 cover + with *INTERIM* postmark: local HAIFA [registered] cover from the AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to addressee Lilly Meissner at nearby 9 Vitkin street in AHUZA, franked 40 mils for the period registered letter postage rate with extra weight (10m letter + 15m registry + 2x 6m additional weight, with 3m overpaid) using top-left corner block of 4x blue in...
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011144193
1948 1st day Israel mail 8m double printed matter cover with exact 2m Late Fee
Exact 2m Late Fee on 1st Day Israel double-rate mail: 16 May 1948 postmarked printed matter cover sent locally in TEL AVIV, franked 8 mils using 3m (10x11 perf) & 5m single Doar Ivri stamps for double weight printed matter postage (2x 3m = 6m) + 2m LATE FEE for the late submission of mail, tied by 2x strikes of the head post office postmark - here a very rare instance of the fee being paid exa...
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07144389
1948 1st day Israel Doar Ivri + interim mixed franked cover HAIFA-TEL AVIV
1st day Israel mixed franking: 16 May 1948 postmarked printed matter cover, sent from HAIFA to TEL AVIV & franked 10 mils for either double or triple weight 3m postage, using new 5m Doar Ivri stamp & 5m interim Weizmann stamp with Haifa overprint, tied by single strike of HAIFA-4 trilingual postmark; unsealed per printed matter regulations. Interim stamps were valid for postage until 22 May, inclu...
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09144391
1948 1st day Israel TIBERIAS Mandate postmarked Doar Ivri FDC cover to TEL AVIV
1st day Israel Mandate postmark & Doar Ivri combination: 16 May 1948 postmarked cover rubber stamped "First Day Envelope", sent from TIBERIAS to TEL AVIV, franked 10 mils per domestic letter rate using a Doar Ivri single stamp & tied by reintroduced local Mandate postmark; vertically folded. Tiberias received the Israeli trilingual postmark on 1 July. A scarce combination from a city on the periph...
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08144767
May 1948 GIVAT BRENNER Mandate postmark tying Interim frank on Israeli cover
Israel era Mandate postmark tying Interim stamp - Rare combination: 1st day Israeli postal administration 16 May 1948 postmarked cover sent from GIVAT BRENNER to HAIFA, franked 10 mils per domestic base letter postage rate using interim stamp & tied by single strike of the reintroduced local Mandate postmark - a rare combination in this period; slit open at bottom. Interim stamps were tolerated fo...
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08144781
1948 MANDATE postmark tying INTERIM franks on ISRAELI Herzliya-Ginnegar cover
Israel era Mandate postmark tying Interim stamp - Rare combination: 1st day Israeli postal administration 16 May 1948 postmarked Nehorai family correspondence cover sent from HERZLIYA to KIBBUTZ GINNEGAR "via Affula post office", franked 10 mils per domestic base letter postage rate using interim stamp & tied by 2x strikes of the reintroduced local Mandate postmark - a rare combination in this per...
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07144858
May 1948 BAT GALIM Mandate postmark tying Doar Ivri franked cover - rare PO
BAT GALIM post office in May 1948: 16 May 1948 (1st day Israeli postal service) postmarked unaddressed but Doar Ivri franked envelope tied by the reintroduced Mandate postmark of this post office; slit open at bottom - a significant postal item as the specialist literature believes that the Bat Galim post office in Haifa did not operate during the interim period of 2-14 May, and one writer, the se...
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09143000
1948 interim franking on 1st day Israel mail TEL AVIV cover, 18m extra weight
Interim franking on 1st day Israel mail: 16 May 1948 postmarked local TEL AVIV cover (return addressed Melchett street) franked 18m using faintly overprinted interim stamps, for 10m domestic letter rate + 6m additional weight (with 2m overpaid), tied by 2x full strikes of the new Israeli trilingual cancel of the head post office; slit open at top. A scarce stamp/postmark combination possible only ...
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04144515
Undistorted JERUSALEM rosette sorting office postmark on Israel era local cover
JERUSALEM rosette postmark on mail during the Israeli postal administration: local JERUSALEM cover addressed to relative in the Rehavia neighborhood, franked 10 mils for the base domestic letter rate & entered into a letter box; subsequently processed by the city's sorting office when the box was emptied & tied by near full strike of the rosette postmark in black with 19 May 1948 dater in black in...
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07144217
1948 Jerusalem siege era couriered cover Tel Aviv, interim + Doar Ivri franking
1948 Jerusalem siege period couriered cover: inland letter franked 10 mils per domestic letter rate using Jerusalem locals II stamp apparently withheld from being deposited at the local post office, as unpostmarked and instead given to someone who took it with them to TEL AVIV, where entered into the mail stream on 18 June 1948 where it was refranked 10m using a Doar Ivri stamp at the TEL AVIV-3 p...
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08140465
1948 interim Israel besieged JERUSALEM 2nd locals registered extra weight cover
1948 siege period interim era local JERUSALEM registered cover, franked with full series of 2nd local issue stamps (Ba #104-106) for a total of 40m (10m base letter + 15m registry fee + 2x 6m additional weight, 3m left over) & tied by multiple strikes of the Machane Yehuda branch post office postmark (with characteristic nip distortion on outer ring); per the registry label number 3994 the cover w...
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07144710
1948 only known Doar Ivri franked registered cover to Jerusalem during siege era
Extremely rare Doar Ivri franked registered mail to Jerusalem during the siege period: 26 May 1948 postmarked registered cover sent from HAIFA to the Rehavia neighborhood in JERUSALEM, franked 25 mils per the postage rate (10m domestic letter + 15m registry fee) using Doar Ivri stamps, including 10x11 perforated 10m single & tied by 1x strike of HAIFA-1 (Hadar HaCarmel branch office) on front & 2x...
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06144411
June 1948 pre-convoy couriered official mail cover TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM & posted
Unusual couriered [official] mail into JERUSALEM: 17 June 1948 postmarked printed matter cover addressed to a kindergarten in JERUSALEM and imprint return addressed to the Education Department of the National Jewish Council ("Vaad Leumi") in TEL AVIV - and franked with a 1st issue Jerusalem local 5 mils stamp (rarely seen used in this late period) & posted from the Mea Shearim branch post office (...
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08144708
18 June 1948 1st day registered cover to Jerusalem with docketed ARRIVAL DATE
RARE '1st day' first mail to Jerusalem after siege + docketed arrival: 18 June 1948 postmarked registered cover sent from HAIFA to optician in JERUSALEM, franked 25 mils per period postage rate (10m domestic letter + 15m registry fee) & tied by 2x strikes of HAIFA-2 postmark on front + 1x on back; cut open at left.Mail addressed to Jerusalem in the siege period of late April - mid-June is quite ra...
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06134237
1948 besieged JERUSALEM delayed & couriered cover to TEL AVIV, posted TEL AVIV
1948 JERUSALEM siege era couriered mail: cover return-addressed to a female in JERUSALEM & addressed to female in TEL AVIV, prepared in Jerusalem & franked 10 mils for the inland letter postage rate using a local interim 2nd series stamp (Ba #105); not posted in Jerusalem but rather couriered to TEL AVIV where posted locally at the head post office on 23 June 1948 & tied by trilingual postmark (pe...
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06140463
1948 Israel Liberation postmark on local JERUSALEM cover + docketing date
Jerusalem transition period 24 June 1948 dated 'Liberation' circular postmark of the Head post office tied to local JERUSALEM cover franked 10m (domestic letter rate) using Doar Ivri single in early period uage (these arrived in Jerusalem only on 20 June); slit open at top. The manuscript docketing "7/7" may be the date (7 July) when the cover was received - a rare proving date showing that postal...
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07144764
1948 mixed Doar Ivri + Jerusalem interim franking on couriered cover ex Tel Aviv
1948 Jerusalem mixed franking + interim postmarks on couriered cover: 27 June 1948 postmarked cover, return addressed to TEL AVIV but couriered and posted in JERUSALEM (Mahane Yehuda branch post office), addressed to management of school in the Beit HaKerem neighborhood; franked 25 mils for the period triple weight postage rate (10m base letter fee + 2x 6m additional weight, 3m overpaid) using a m...
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07144514
1948 rare combination Mandate postmark on Doar Ivri stamp, cover to Jerusalem
Scarce combination - reintroduced Mandate postmark of YAGUR NESHER dated 28 June 1948 tying 10 mils Doar Ivri stamp as inland letter postage to to JERUSALEM on imprinted cover of the Vaad HaLeumi (Jewish National Council); opened gently at back. The significance of the cover is the combination of its elements: very little Doar Ivri franked mail is observed addressed to Jerusalem prior to July 1948...
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09136225
1948 early post-siege JERUSALEM stampless Mandate postal card ex postal service
1948 early post-siege JERUSALEM postage-free postal card on a 1940 issue Mandate era PT 423 form, sent on 7 July 1948 by the city's postal service to a local resident to remind them to renew their post office box rental; the postal service was entitled to free mail. Evidence of the postal service's heavy workload / under-staffing is gleaned by the fact that the notice indicated the rental "will te...
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08136226
1948 early post-siege JERUSALEM printed matter newspaper wrapper, to RAMAT GAN
1948 early post-siege JERUSALEM newspaper wrapper on imprinted stationary of the "Hygene and Health" publication and addressed to a doctor in RAMAT GAM, franked 3 mils for printed matter postage & tied by a 8 July 1948 dated strike of the JERUSALEM-4 postmark, near its first day of use. A rare type of postal item in this period....
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