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WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Allied, Liberated & Neutral Countries

035143932
WWII Palestine Mandate 1941 15m surface mail cover Tel Aviv-USA, 4 month transit
WWII outbound surface mail from Palestine: 15 JUNE 1941 postmarked surface mail cover, sent from TEL AVIV to ELMHURST Long Island USA, franked 15m per period postage rate for surface mail to non-UK destination & tied by 2x strikes of the head post office postmark; opened & sealed with PC22 label by censor 70/9433 in TEL AVIV; with docketed arrival date of 27 OCT written in pen on the front - over ...
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Foreign Post Offices

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1908 Austrian Holyland Bezalel postcard HAIFA-JERUSALEM unlisted perforate stamp
Unlisted perforation variety on mail: 12 JULY 1908 hand-dated (on front) picture postcard of the plaquette "The Matchmaker" by Boriz Schatz/Bezalel, of the Bezalel Museum postcard series (Niztanim-Wilhelm Gross publishers), from HAIFA to JERUSALEM; franked 20pa per period inland postcard rate using 1907 series Austrian Holyland post Emperor profile 10 Heller stamp overprinted 20 para (Ba #60) - bu...
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Pictorals / Pictorials

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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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081143765
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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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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052143716
Palestine Mandate 3m stamp on thin semi transparent ribbed paper NOT coil stamp
GROUND-BREAKING anti-coil DISCOVERY: a 16 SEPT 1932 postmarked 3 mils Pictorial single stamp serving as printed matter surface mail postage tied to a cover from JERUSALEM to MINNEAPOLIS USA, in light olive-green on vertically ribbed thin semi-transparent paper, with compound horizontal perforations of 13½:14½ (13.5 x 14.5, top) and 13¼:14½ (13.25 x 14.5, bottom), where the 13.5 gauge on the ho...
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068143713
Palestine Mandate 8m thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed stamp on postcard
Thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed 8 mils Mandate pictorial (Ba #106e / Dorf #106a, 13½:14½ perforation as documented for this paper) tied to picture postcard of Jews at the Wailing Wall (Lehnert & Landrock, Cairo publishers), postmarked 15 APR 1933 from JERUSALEM to PARIS per period surface mail postcard rate. Here the date of use predates Dorfman's date of July-August 1934 for thi...
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072133945
Palestine RARE 15m coil stamp on WWII Australian military cover + W2 postmark
MAJOR DISCOVERY - the 15 mils EXPERIMENTAL COIL stamp on THICK vertically ribbed paper, in dark greenish-blue, tied to WWII Australian forces in Palestine 2 JUNE 1941 postmarked cover from 2nd Brigade HQ Post Office W.2. (undocumented usage period: either KHASSA or QASTINA) to Barclays Bank JERUSALEM; as not marked "OAS" (on active service), the cover was handled as civilian mail and franked 15m -...
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Zionist Memorabilia & Ephemera

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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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Ottoman Post

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1894 PORT SAID Retta cancel on Holyland JAFFA ship dispatched postcard Denmark
Ottoman maritime mail: 20 IX 1894 dated postcard in Danish on 1892 issue Ottoman postal stationary postcard (Bale unlisted: like #709 frame-type C but lacking "avec response payee") from JAFFA (see bottom of correspondence) to COPENHAGEN Denmark, with pre-printed 20pa franking per 1st UPU period overseas postcard rate; as the franking was tied by a 'Retta' (Egyptian) cancellation, the postcard was...
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Domestic mail 1921-1948

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Rare 1918 Palestine 1m franked printed matter cover JERUSALEM to army NAZARETH
The 1 Millieme typographical on mail: WWI Armistice Day 11 Nov 1918 postmarked greeting-sized cover addressed to officer in NAZARETH, tied by right corner 1m frank with gutters (Ba #5) serving as postage for the rare period printed-matter rate & tied by full strike of OETA EEF JERUSALEM single circle skeleton date-stamp (Sacher #A8, Firebrace #4b; 28½mm size with index letter "A", as document...
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044133891
Palestine Mandate rare 2m printed matter rate prepaid postmark on 1943 newspaper
Rare 2 mils printed matter rate applied to The Union of Religious Writers weekly paper "BaMishor" ('In the Field'), postmarked 26 Jan 1944 from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV & tied by 2m "postage paid" postmark (Sacher E15 - 4 months after his latest recorded date of 17 AU 43). Sent to a "Sh. Ch. Kook" - probably Rabbi Shlomo Kook (1929-1971), a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, who also cont...
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WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Allied, Liberated & Neutral Countries

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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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039143704
Palestine Mandate WWII 1940 late Empire Route air mail to Australia, war delayed
WWII late Empire Route air mail to Australia - delayed by German invasion of Western Europe: 8 May 1940 postmarked civilian air mail cover from JERUSALEM to KILLARA Australia, franked 60m per period rate via BOAC/Imperial Airways, using 3x 20m lightly vertically ribbed stamps tied by 2x strikes of the single-circle canceller of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposited un-postmarked into a ...
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WWII 1943 transatlantic airmail US-Palestine via LEOPOLDVILLE on FAM-22 route
WWII transatlantic air mail (FAM-22): FEB 1943 commerial cover on business stationary from CHICAGO to HAIFA, franked 70c per period transatlantic airmail rate & tied by local slogan machine cancel; the cover was opened & resealed by the US censor & backstamped 17-2-43 LEOPOLDVILLE (Belgian Congo) transit; subsequently marked on the front by the Egyptian civil censor & the Palestine censor in Haifa...
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WWII 1943 Turkish Istanbul-Jerusalem postcard, earliest date used censor mark
Wartime Turkish postal link to Palestine: 25-04-1943 postmarked uprated postal card with same-dated family correspondence in German, from ISTANBUL to care-of address in JERUSALEM, franked 8 Kurus for surface mail & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark; front-stamped by the KK/5 censor (Sach Q22) in Jerusalem over a year before Sacher's earliest date of usage....
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045135430
1943 WWII Holocaust censored Jewish refugee mail cover from Turkey to Palestine
Wartime incoming Jewish refugee mail: 25-12-1943 surface mailed cover from ISTANBUL (no return address) to BAT YAM, franked 10k & tied by strike of local postmark on front + machine cancel on back; opened by Palestine Censor KK/23346 (Sacher Q9 type - this unlisted) & stamped twice by "Please request sender..." full name/address 4-line TEL AVIV-type Sach-Q52 instructional marking front/back (4 mon...
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033135434
1945 WWII cover Bulgaria to detention camp #5 Palestine - 1st mail to Palestine
Wartime incoming civilian mail / Detention Camps: 22 FEB 1945 registered cover from ROUSSE Bulgaria to "Camp 5"/JERUSALEM, franked 20 Leva & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped 27-2-45 ISTANBUL(?) transit; opened & passed Palestine censor in JERUSALEM KK/27788 (Sacher unlisted) & tied by octogonal handstamp KK/3 (Sach-Q22); backstamped REG JERUSALEM (most missing as flap tip torn off)...
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WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Axis, Related & Occupied Countries

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Aug 1939 eve WWII German air mailed postal card to Palestine Mandate Via Warsaw
Via Warsaw - late pre-WWII mail from Nazi Germany: 6 AUG 1939 postmarked [detached] German postal reply card with long message in German dated the same day, air mailed from MAGDEBURG to care-of addressee in JERUSALEM (VIA WARSAW per penciled routing instruction at top), uprated to 25pf (from 15pf) for overseas usage & tied by German air mail ettiquette; as predating WWII by 3 weeks (1 Sept 1939) t...
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152143749
30 Aug 1939 last sea mail cover Germany to Palestine Mandate eve WWII, censored
Last mail from Nazi Germany on eve of WWII: 30 AUG 1939 postmarked [complete] German 15pf imprinted postal reply card with long message in German dated 29 Aug, surface-mailed from NURNBERG to addressee in HAIFA & tied by full strike of local "Party Day" postmark: World War II broke out just after midnight on 1 Sept. 1939, and all postal services from Germany to Palestine (and vice versa) were susp...
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31 Aug 1939 VERY LAST airmail cover Germany - Palestine Mandate eve WWII ARRIVED
VERY LAST mail from Nazi Germany on eve of WWII - by air: 31 AUG 1939 (17:00) postmarked [complete] German postal reply card with long message in German dated the same day, air mailed from MAGDEBURG to care-of addressee in JERUSALEM (via VIENNA per penciled routing instruction), uprated from 15pf to 25pf for overseas usage (15pf postcard rate + 10pf for air mail) & tied by German air mail ettiquet...
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060143678
31 Aug 1939 VERY LAST sea mail cover Germany-Palestine Mandate eve WWII ARRIVED
VERY LAST mail from Nazi Germany on eve of WWII - by sea: 31 AUG 1939 (17:00) postmarked [detached] German postal reply card with long message in German dated the same day, air mailed from MAGDEBURG to addressee in NAHARIYA (via VIENNA per penciled routing instruction), uprated from 15pf to 25pf for overseas usage (15pf postcard rate + 10pf for air mail) & tied by German air mail ettiquette: World...
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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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051135438
1939 WWII Palestine Mandate suspended service postcard TEL AVIV to BELZ POLAND
Outbreak WWII suspended service outbound mail: 10 Sept 1939 surface mail postal stationary postcard from TEL AVIV to BELZ Poland, in Hebrew-lettered Yiddish on Mandate postal stationary prefranked 8m per period overseas rate, tied by local double-ringed postmark; address subsequently crossed out by crayon & postcard stamped "return to". Here, war on 10th day but Belz not yet occupied (c. 14-15 Sep...
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