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Inter-war Foreign Postal Links 1921-1939

0470143764
1936 Palestine Mandate overweight airmail cover Denmark sent by sea untaxed
Overweight but unsanctioned Mandate air mail: 27 July 1936 postmarked cover from TEL AVIV to Cathrinebjerg manor at VARMARK in Denmark, franked 15 mils per period letter rate on Imperial Airlines, using 13m & 2m singles & tied by local machine cancel; the cover was found to be overweight and underfranked for this & marked by boxed bilingual instructional marking on front (Sacher #L74) - neverthele...
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11076143762
Rare Palestine Mandate TEL AVIV postmark on 1936 overweight untaxed air mail
Overweight but untaxed Mandate air mail: 20 Aug 1936 postmarked cover from TEL AVIV to Cathrinebjerg manor at VARMARK in Denmark, franked 15 mils per period letter rate on Imperial Airlines, using 15m single & tied by very rare TEL AVIV double circle date cancel with 3-letter month in date-stamp (Groten #C12, rated E / Sach #B44; with index letter "C" - undocumented) - however the cover was found ...
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Baghdad Overland Mail

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

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1942 WWII Avis Receipt mail Palestine Mandate - BEIRUT via military post offices
Wartime outbound civilian mail: 23 NO 1942 registered life insurance document with Avis Receipt service (manuscript) from Levantine branch of 'La Nationale' French insurance business TEL AVIV to deputy chief of military infirmary section BEIRUT franked 30m (15m registration fee + 15m AR - but lacking at least 3m for printed matter; not taxed) using pair Ba108 tied by REG TEL AVIV postmark & strike...
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WWII era Foreign Postal Links with Axis, Related & Occupied Countries

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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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WWII era Military Mail

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1946 Palestine cover to Jewish Brigade soldier; redirected as OAS mail
Untaxed mail Jewish Brigade soldier: 12 JUNE 1946 family correspondence cover from TEL AVIV (return addressed GIVATAYIM) to relative in Jewish Brigade (assigned to British Army on the Rhine), franked 10m per inland letter rate (should have been 20m for non-UK surface mail - but not taxed, probably because to a soldier), tied by strike of local postmark; backstamped 22 JU 46 FPO 690 (ANTWERP) arriv...
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Taxed Mail

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1923 Palestine Mandate 8 mils 1st postage dues stamp on postcard from Greece
Mandate 1st postage dues on incoming mail: 14 SEPT 1923 surface mailed picture-postcard of Constantinople in Hebrew spelled Yiddish from PIREUS(?) to TEL AVIV mailed unfranked and tied by local machine cancel on front, taxed 8m (double deficiency) in Palestine and marked by metal boxed cachet, paid using 8m 1st Mandate postage dues Ba #D4 frank tied by 30 Sept 23 TEL AVIV JAFFA branch office postm...
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0535143706
Palestine Mandate 1939 taxed cover postage due unpaid extra weight booklet stamp
Postage dues for unpaid extra weight: 17 Jan 1939 postmarked cover from JERUSALEM (return address on front) to the "Ha'avara" initiative in TEL AVIV, franked 6m for the period 5m domestic letter rate, using stamp booklet vertical pair of 3m - but underfranked as the cover weighed 33g (per manuscript) and required an additional 3m for the excess 13g above the base weight of 20g. As the postage paid...
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Haifa

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Unusual Palestine Mandate Telegraphs Haifa postmarks on postal employee fine
Early Mandate Postal Fine: 10x strikes of 11 DEC 1920 rare right-set single-circle "TELEGR PHS HAIFA" skeleton postmark GD-78/Sach-H9 tied to 7-12-1920 postal employee fine of 1 Piastre (for errors in transmitting telegram) signed by postmaster and franked by 20x 5m Jerusalem I setting II Ba29 (perforation 14), with various overprint varieties. Unusual (ref: HLPH journal #5 p.219)....
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2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period

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1948 Israel interim Minhelet Haam cover TIBERIAS-YAVNEEL Palestine Mandate stamp
TIBERIAS 1948 interim cancel in black on commercial cover from business to addressee in small locale of YAVNEEL, underfranked at 5m using Mandate pictorial single instead of 10m for the period letter rate, but not taxed; slit open at bottom, vertical fold....
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11) Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June)

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1948 Israel stampless couriered cover Haifa TO Jerusalem, mailed UNTAXED
Stampless couriered cover from HAIFA to JERUSALEM where entered into the civilian postal system & unusually not taxed (or even marked as being unfranked); tied by near full strike of JERUSALEM 4 Main Post Office postmark (Nacht-289/5) with large datelines, dated 6 JULY 1948 (3rd day of use), unusually with Latin date over the Hebrew; torn open at left & vertically folded as typical of period couri...
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12) Service Suspended Mail (by non-belligerents)

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1948 Polish airmail cover to Palestine affected by British postal suspension
1948 Polish "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8 APR 1948 uprated airmail postal stationary (VI-1937 edition) from WARSAW to TEL AVIV, franked 25Zl in place of obliterated pre-war pre-printed frank & tied by local machine cancel; as under-franked for airmail, marked by bilingual Polish/French "Insufficient fee for air transport" & sent by surface mail, here via UK: but as of 7 APR, UK suspende...
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15) Emergency Postal Services & Foreign links

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1948 stampless couriered mail cover France to Israel, taxed + Mandate cachet
1948 early postal links / taxed incoming couriered airmail: unfranked airmail stationary cover from PARIS to TEL AVIV, couriered from abroad by air and posted locally unfranked, where marked for tax with Mandate scarce metal boxed cachet "To pay 10 mils" and charged concessionary tax (half the usual postage dues) as addressed to private individual, and paid using 10m 1st Postage Dues Ba #PD3 frank...
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17) Interim & Provisional Taxed Mail

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1948 Palestine Israel Interim stamps as postage dues on invalid franked cover
Interim franks as postage dues: interim period cover from GIVATAYIM to TEL AVIV, franked 10m per period inland letter rate but using 2x invalid JNF 5m Map labels (not overprinted with 'DOAR') - here cancelled (twice) against regulations by the local post office, but cover marked by boxed cachet for full 20m tax (double the deficiency); tax was paid on arrival using vertical pair of Diaspora series...
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0549140560
1948 Palestine Israel interim stamps as provisional postage dues, T obliteration
Interim franks as postage due on a postcard: 11 MAY 1948 manuscript dated postal card from HERZLIYA-TEL AVIV to TEL AVIV franked 10m for period 7m postcard rate using invalid JNF Zionist Congress Jubilee label (not overprinted with 'DOAR'), so not cancelled & postcard marked by tax boxed cachet - erroniously charged for twice the deficiency per letter rate (20m - almost 3x the postcard rate), ...
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0685134394
1948 Israeli excess weight postage due cover, re-taxed for invalid interim stamp
1948 underpaid overweight mail taxed instead for invalid franks: 21 MAY 1948 business stationary commercial cover from PARDESS HANNA to TEL AVIV franked 10m using Minhelet Ha'am 'Diaspora-2' stamp (Ba #56) - the last day these were valid for use, tied by single full strike of reintroduced Mandatory local postmark (D2/Dorf-2), then struck again in field with manuscript notation alongside for 12m ta...
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0633134682
1948 interim Israel Palestine 3-period cover taxed for invalid stamp & waived
1948 waived taxed late interim mail / small locales: 23 MAY 1948 commercial cover from KARKUR (return addressed "TEL SHALOM, Karkur post") to a business in HAIFA, franked 10m using now demonetized and invalid interim frank (Herzl Ba7) as of 23 May; this not initially accepted by the postal clerk who circled the frank and stamped the cover with reintroduced Mandate postmark (D3/Dorf-4) on blank fie...
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0474140608
3 Period May 1948 interim Israel couriered + taxed cover RAMOT HASHAVIM to HAIFA
1948 small locale Ramot HaShavim couriered & taxed cover: MAY-JUNE 1948 period cover from sender care of resident in RAMOT HASHAVIM to HAIFA, franked 10m per period domestic letter rate using interim frank (with Tel Aviv overprint); the cover is not postmarked and has a vertical fold normally observed on couriered mail (Ramot HaShavim had no post office until October 1949, which may also explain t...
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0630140561
1948 taxed cover interim frank, Mandate postmark, Israeli 1st postage dues stamp
1st Postage Dues on 3 postal-period cover: 30 MAY 1948 cover from NETANYA to HAIFA, franked 10m per period inland letter rate but using now-invalid (as of 22 May) Minhelet Haam frank (faint 'DOAR' overprint visible at top left), and not cancelled per regulation; rather, reintroduced Mandate cancel applied, correctly to field of the cover and it was then marked in Hebrew manuscript at top for 20m t...
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1950-1959 Overseas Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

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1952 printed matter Israeli airmail to UK using bisected stamp
1950 1st airmail unusual franking: 20 NOV 1952 Israeli air mail postal stationary printed matter cover from TEL AVIV to LONDON, franked 80pr at the FA-3a period 90pr printed matter rate - here, 10pr short-paid & franked using full-tabbed 50pr and vertically bisected 30pr stamp, tied by single strike of TEL AVIV-18 postmark; the cover was not taxed & the bisected stamp was not rejected; unsealed as...
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Postmarks & Postal Markings of Small Locales

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1966 Israeli shortpaid cover taxed with Zodiac stamps; postmark date error
1966 DO-12 postage rate period domestic taxed mail + postmark errors: 29-5-1966 commercial cover from ASHQELON (return addressed Kibbutz Gat) to TEL AVIV franked at the old DO-11 letter rate of 12 Ag (invalid as of 14 Jan 1966) using 1961 Zodiac Ba210 & tied by strike of local machine cancel (whose Hebrew year is misspelled Tav-Shin-Vav-Vav-Kaf); taxed twice the deficiency (6 Ag), marked by scarce...
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Israeli Domestic Taxed Mail 1948-1959

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May 1948 early Israel 1st postage dues error stamps on short paid HAIFA cover
Early postage dues + double perforations: 30 May 1948 local HAIFA commercial cover franked 6m with 2x rouletted 3m Doar Ivri stamps (Ba #1c) with left gutter tied by full strike of Haifa Head Post Office postmark, possibly intending to pay for printed matter + additional 50g, as the cover unsealed (per printed-matter regulations), but this unaccepted perhaps because cover not marked "printed matte...
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0538134180
Early 1st postage dues on returned & stampless 30-5-1948 domestic Israeli cover
Late paid taxed mail: 4 June 1948 cover from HAIFA to TEL AVIV, mailed unfranked & tied by Haifa Head Post Office postmark + stamped on front by Haifa "T" tax cachet; the cover was initially undeliverable and held at the post office for pick-up; the addressee collected the mail about 3 weeks later and was then charged twice the deficiency of the postage, 20m, paid using a single postage dues frank...
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0586134185
1948 Mandate-franked Israeli cover taxed 4x multiple 5m 1st postage dues stamps
Early postage dues on demonetized mail: 7 June 1948 local HAIFA/BAT GALIM commercial cover on business stationary, franked with Mandate 10m Ba #97 stamp per domestic letter rate, but demonetized as of 16 May and now unaccepted, so not cancelled (correctly, per regulations) & cover postmarked in field by the dispatching Haifa Head Post Office postmark, and taxed twice the 10m letter rate (manuscrip...
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