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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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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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1945 rare use 250 mils single stamp on philatelic matter double weight air mail to US
Rare instance of the 250 mils pictorial stamp used as single franking - tied to 6 July 1945 postmarked double weight airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV head post office to RICHMOND California & tied by signed instructional marking handstamp that the cover contains approved philatelic matter; backflap missing + 2 vertical folds. Bale does not list a value for the 250m frank as a stamp single on m...
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Thursday, 21 November 2024 12:11

Ottoman Post

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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rate - but here with stamp affixed over the imprinted frank, as of 1915 imprinted franking on postal stationary was no longer valid for overseas postage; tied by single strike of the local postmark; front-stamped 3 ...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

Foreign Post Offices

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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
064144253
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

WWI Military Mail in Palestine

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WWI 1918 British Army Palestine cover APO SZ 18 RAMLE-LONDON + CM7 censor mark
The octogonal British army censor mark CM7 in use with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force, numbered #797 (Daniel assigned to 10th Irish Division) & tied to 30 April 1918 postmarked stampless & officer endorsed (On Active Service OAS) cover, sent from Army Post Office APO SZ 18 (Palestine Lines of Communication - RAMLE) to LONDON & tied by single strike of 2-datelined skeleton postmark Proud D3; cut ...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00

EEF & 1st Interim period mail 1918-1920

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OETA Palestine APR 1918 rare 2 piastre double letter rate cover Jerusalem-Cairo
Rare early Mandate/OETA 2 Piastre double rate applied to 3 APR 1918 postmarked cover sent from APO SZ 44 (JERUSALEM) to CAIRO, serving as twice the 20g letter rate to non OETA South regions including Egypt prior to the introduction of a 6m fractional rate (published 15 Aug. 1919); franking using horizontal pair of Blues #3 1pia & tied by 2x strikes of B-indexed 29mm postmark + backstamped 5 AP...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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OETA Palestine 1918 earliest known LATE FEE printed matter cover abroad via APO
Mandate EARLIEST recorded LATE FEE on VERY EARLY printed matter mail sent abroad applied to 2 Aug 1918 postmarked minature cover, sent from Army Post Office APO SZ44 (JERUSALEM) to officer at #14th Australian General Hospital (Abbassia Barracks in CAIRO, Egypt); as not endorsed "on active service" (OAS) the sender was likely a civilian & the cover liable for postage - here a very early instanc...
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Thursday, 21 November 2024 15:01
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WWI era OETA Palestine censored cover JERUSALEM-PARIS franked 1p + postmark
OETA Palestine mail abroad: WWI era censored cover from JERUSALEM to PARIS, franked 1p (Ba #10) & tied by strike of OETA-EEF JERUSALEM postmark (Sach #A6), slit open at left...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00

Inter-war Foreign Postal Links 1921-1939

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1937 Spanish Civil War interrupted mail returned to Palestine, rare censor mark
Spanish Civil War interrupted Palestine mail: 19 Jan 1937 postmarked registered surface mail cover, sent from TRIESTE Italy (return addressed to TEL AVIV Palestine) to BARCELONA Spain (corrected by the sender to "Spagna" in Italian), franked 2.75 Lira (on back) & tied by 3x strikes of the TRIESTE-3 postmark on back (20:00 time stamp) + registry label & "REGISTERED" handstamp on front; backstamped ...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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1938 Russian covertly censored mail Palestine Mandate marked Damaged en route
Soviet covertly censored mail as "Damaged" mail during the Arab Revolt: 21 Jan 1938 50 kopek imprinted postal cover sent from KIEV to TEL AVIV, franked at the period overseas letter rate & tied by single strike of local postmark; backstamped 31 Jan RISHON LE ZION transit-arrival (this routing possibly due to series of Arab attacks on transport arteries at this time, during the Arab Revolt) & seale...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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1938 Russian covertly censored mail Palestine Mandate marked Damaged en route
Soviet covertly censored mail as "Damaged" mail: 19 Sept 1938 surface mailed cover from SIMFEROPOL USSR to TEL AVIV, franked 50k per period overseas letter rate & tied by 2x (different?) strikes of the local postmark; backstamped 22 Sept ODESSA transit: although originating in the Crimea and in transit via a major port city, the cover was not sent by sea but by rail to KIEV where a French-lang...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00

Jerusalem I

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Rare 1941 WWII wartime Baghdad overland German cover Berlin-Tehran via PALESTINE
EXTRAORDINARY WWII German postal link via PALESTINE: 12 JULY 1941 postmarked registered surface mail cover on imprinted bank postal stationary with teleprinted address, sent from BERLIN to TEHRAN Iran & franked 55pf; with manuscript routing "via Istanbul-Erzurum" + stamped with boxed customs-declaration cachet "foreign exchange bank, contents - no goods"; the cover was opened & sealed by t...
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Thursday, 24 October 2024 03:00

Baghdad Overland Mail

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1941 WWII era eastbound overland mail cover from Palestine to Syria via Lebanon
WWII era eastbound mail: 8 NOV 1941 cover on Windsor Hotel stationary from HAIFA to "Nairn Transport Co. Ltd" (the operators of "Baghdad overland" service) DAMASCUS, franked 15m using single Ba108 per period "overland" service though cover not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 20m) & tied by strike of local postmark; cover opened/resealed by a Haifa censor using white PC22 label; backsta...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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1945 taxed censored returned eastbound Baghdad overland cover Palestine - TEHRAN
Taxed eastbound mail: c. JULY 1945 commercial cover (from HAIFA?) to TEHRAN, sent via overland service via Baghdad but underfranked at 10m (15m was period rate), tied by machine cancel; backstamped 29 JLY 1945 BAGHDAD transit, where cover censored (front); probably at this stage of transmission, cover damaged: backstamped 15 IX 45 TEHERAN arrival (6 week transit), marked for tax on front (uncollec...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00

Post WWI Military Mail 1921-1948

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Sep 1940 WWII early free army mail Palestine FPO 164 + undocumented censor marks
WWII early free army postal concession mail + undocumented censor marks: 30 Sept 1940 postmarked stampless [On Active Service (OAS)] cover sent from Field Post Office FPO 164 (Palestine per Proud, as of 25 Sept) to PETERSFIELD Britain, tied by strike of the FPO postmark + boxed censor mark #1645; subsequently opened & sealed using red/yellow AFW 3312 EXAMINED BY BASE CENSOR label + tied by tall tr...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00

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

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Rare WWII 1939 Poland-Palestine postcard sent DURING German invasion & ARRIVED
World War II - mail from Poland DURING the German invasion: 3 Sept. 1939 postmarked surface mail picture postal card (Nobel prize laureate Wladislaw Reyont) with message in Hebrew-spelled Yiddish, sent from BRODY to TEL AVIV, franked 30 Groszy & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark; sent in a sealed bag and received some time later in Palestine, evidenced by the mute hexigonal Palestine censor...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
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WWII 1939 Bulgaria-Palestine 1939 WWII postal card - rare mail link
WWII rare postal links - BULGARIA: 26 Sept 1939 postmarked postal card with same day dated family correspondence in French, sent from SOFIA to TEL AVIV; imprint franked 4 Leva & tied by single strike of the local machine cancel; tied on front by TEL AVIV T13 Palestine censor hexigonal handstamp. A scarce postal link, especially so in WWII: Bulgaria remained neutral until March 1941 (declaring war ...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
054143885
Early WWII 1939 Palestine Mandate censored cover London-Jerusalem pink label
Palestine Mandate early WWII incoming mail on business postal stationary labelled containing correspondence in Persian/Iranian language, postmarked 10 NOV 1939 from LONDON to Geula neighborhood in JERUSALEM & tied by machine cancel; opened & resealed by Jerusalem censor J45 using pink PC22 label-tape; opened on 3 sides and edges cropped....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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Nov 1939 WWII surface mail cover Philippines-Switzerland via Palestine
Rare WWII surface mail via Palestine: 21 Nov 1939 postmarked surface mail cover sent from MANILA Philippines to HERISAU Switzerland, franked 4c & tied by machine slogan cancel; the cover was subsequently censored in HAIFA by censor #28 & tied by hexigonal cachet. The cover was likely carried via the Red Sea through Suez and on to Haifa, from where it taken by rail through Lebanon and Turkey throug...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
082143937
WWII Palestine Mandate 1939 15m surface mail cover Tel Aviv-USA, censored
Early WWII outbound surface mail from Palestine: 23 NOV 1939 postmarked surface cover from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK CITY, franked 15m per period surface mail postage rate to non-UK destination & tied by multiple strikes of the head post office postmark; front-stamped by the hexagonal handstamp of censor T5 in Tel Aviv; slit open at top, back-flap missing....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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*1939 Small Packet cover WWII AIRMAIL; customs label, unsealed, ER RAMLE route*
LEGENDARY - "Small Packet" cover as WWII AIRMAIL: 26 Nov 1939 postmarked registered air mail cover sent from TEL AVIV to RICHMOND (LONDON); the cover is endorsed "Imperial" Airways & bears franking totalling 153 mils, with a few stamps clearly missing & tied by 3x strikes of the oval REGISTERED TEL AVIV postmark on front + 2x on back; affixed on lower front with green customs label PT 539 with Fre...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
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1939 WWII Palestine-Italy returned hotel airmail cover via KLM; censored
Returned WWII era hotel mail: 22 Dec 1939 postmarked airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV to hotel Albergo Impero in ROME Italy, franked 25m per base letter rate by non-British carrier (likely KLM as Ala Littoria operated from Haifa) & tied by 2x strikes of the head post office cancel; opened & sealed by Palestine censor 70/5733; subsequently received by the hotel & affixed with hotel labels for deliv...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
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