Tuesday, 07 December 2021 20:00

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Auction #10 Closes on Tuesday, 7 Dec. at 22:00 Israel-time (20:00 EST)

Welcome to our new 10th philatelic auction! This is both our smallest (at 150+ lots) but also our most important sale to date, featuring THE BEST Israeli postal history available anywhere in the market. The sale's display reads like a Guinness book of world records - the earliest known, the latest known, the only known covers of various kinds, of historical and philatelic importance, with an emphasis on rare stamp types, rates and routes.
 
The full pdf catalogue is accessible here; the lightweight catalogue is here.
 
A sampling of highlights: first known Palestine Mandate 20 mils coil leader on mail | latest dated Mandate mail from the Jerusalem HPO dated 5 May 1948 | the only known case of legally Taxi routed mail - a large ground-breaking article about which will be published on our blog | the only known registered letter 20m LATE FEE | earliest known EEF Palestine late fee (on printed matter) | the double letter 2pia rate on EEF Palestine mail | SY Argonaut Holyland maritime mail | WWII Nazi German 'Baghdad-overland' mail via PALESTINE, delivered | THE LAST airmail from WWII Nazi Germany to Palestine AFTER war declared | 1949 Israeli army double printed matter franked cover | 26 Apr 1948 arrival stamped LAST AIRMAIL from Mandate Palestine to UK... and there is PLENTY MORE!
 
This is a "buy or bid" sale, where the starting prices can be underbid by up to 25% but lots can be also bought out; maximum bids are kept confidential. There is a 5 minute time extension for bids received within the last minute of the auction time. The buyer's fee is 18%.
 
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We encourage visitors to look closely at the display and read the descriptions carefully: there is a lot of information there, much never seen before, painstakenly assembled from primary sources. Over 90% of the information comes from our compilation called the "Handbook of Holyland Postal History and Philately", available free here; the rest comes from cited sources in the descriptions. There's a lot to learn and much to marvel at. Our latest and pioneering research is published on our website blog. This is our Facebook "Israel-Holyland Philately Research Group" - join us for latest groundbreaking news, from the past!

 

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079A1001
Rare Austrian Holyland PO Crete 20 Para Jubilee stamp carmine/white on postcard
The extremely rare Austrian Turkish denominated 20 Para Ba #65a carmine on rose paper (with white gum-side) stamp as Holyland postage tied to 12 MAR 1912 postmarked color picture postcard of Damascus Gate (Vester & Co. 'Souvenir Post Card'), sent via Grand New Hotel in JERUSALEM to PARIS & tied on back by the hotel's oval cachet (Ba #13.1); the Hotel delivered the mail to the Austrian post...
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Pictorals / Pictorials

075A1002
Rare Palestine Mandate postcard used 3m pictoral stamp on BROWN ribbed paper
DISCOVERY: 3 mils Mandate Pictorals stamp in apple green on undocumented vertically ribbed thick BROWN paper, as printed matter postage tied to 14 SEPT 1931 postmarked picture postcard (Old City Jerusalem - Eliahu Bros) sent from JERUSALEM to tiny locale CAMERLATA Italy; as bearing a message with 5 words or less, charged as surface mailed printed matter. The stamp is compound perforated horizontal...
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183A1003
Palestine 3m thin semi transparent paper stamp on 1930 printed matter cover USA
The rare thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed 3 mils Mandate pictorial in yellowish-green (Ba #91e) serving as overseas surface printed matter postage affixed to 13 MAR 1930 postmarked cover sent from JERUSALEM to LACROSSE USA & tied by machine cancel; backstamped 3 APR LACROSSE, WIS REC'D arrival; unsealed per printed matter regulations, horizontal fold.A rare paper-type stamp, generally c...
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0100A1004
Palestine 3m thin semi transparent paper COIL stamp on 1932 printed matter cover
The rare thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed 3 mils Mandate pictorial experimental coil stamp in pale-green (Ba #91e) serving as overseas surface printed matter postage affixed to 12 SEPT 1932 postmarked cover on imprinted business stationary, sent from JERUSALEM to BROOKLYN & tied by machine cancel; backstamped 30 SEPT SAINT JOHNS PLACE STATION arrival; unsealed per printed matter regulat...
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087A1005
Palestine 5pc 3m COIL stamp STRIP thick vertical ribbed paper 1936 airmail cover
GROUND BREAKING coil stamp DISCOVERY: vertical strip of 5x 3 mils pictorial stamps in yellow-green on thick vertically ribbed paper, as 15m airmail postage via Imperial Airlines, tied to 2 JULY 1936 air mail cover, from TEL AVIV to MUNICH & tied by 3x strikes of rare postmark with 3-letter month in date-stamp (Groten #C12, rated E / Sach #B44; without index letter - undocumented). Airmail to Europ...
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083A1006
Palestine 3m COIL stamp thick vertical ribbed paper 1939 cover + rare cancel
BIG DISCOVERY - undocumented 3 mils COIL stamp on THICK vertically ribbed paper, in lime-green hue, with perforation of 13¼ : 14½ (13.25 x 14.5) as recorded for this type of paper, affixed as postage for overseas surface mailed printed matter cover, sent from JERUSALEM to GONZALES USA & tied by the rare double circled Sach #F4 18 AUG 1939 dated machine cancel (rarity rated F out of J), o...
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180A1007
Rare Palestine 5pc stamp booklet pane + rare TEL AVIV postmark on 1937 postcard
3 mils Pictorials booklet pane (5 of 6 stamps) as 15m postage affixed to 3 JUNE 1937 postmarked surface mailed cover, sent from TEL AVIV to tiny locale DALBY in Denmark & tied by 3x full strikes of rare double circle date cancel with 3-letter month in dateline (Groten #C12, rated E / Sach #B44; with index letter "C" - undocumented); rare franking as mostly complete booklet pane....
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2101A1008
Superb Palestine 3m horizontally ribbed stamp on 1937 printed matter cover
SUPERB 3 mils pictorial horizontally ribbed single (Ba #91d) tied to 1937(?) postmarked overseas surface printed matter cover, sent from JERUSALEM to LONDON & virtually untouched by the machine cancel except on the very tips of a few right vertical perforations, otherwise pristine. The machine cancel originally creased the cover so the date is unclear; mailed unsealed but has become sealed due to ...
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047A1009
DISCOVERY 4m pictorial Palestine Mandate stamp in BROWN on woven paper MNH
DISCOVERY: 4 mils pictorial stamp in brown ink, on woven paper - undocumented; MNH. This issue on vertically ribbed (1932 issue) or woven paper (1940 issue) is known in plum-purple color only, without any shade variations (ref: Ba #104, Dorf #104/104w). The images enclosed also show this stamp next to the purple colored 4m and 50m issues....
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698A1010
Earliest known used 5m Palestine booklet stamp sheet frank on 28 Oct 1929 cover
THE EARLIEST KNOWN USED BOOKLET SHEET STAMP: 28 OCT 1929 postmarked commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from TIBERIAS to SAFED & franked 8m for the period postage rate for extra weight inland letter (5m initial 20g letter weight + 3m additional 20g weight), using pictorial series 3m single & 5m single with half-cropped left gutter (both on thick vertically ribbed...
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076A1011
Jan 1947 late used 5m Palestine Mandate coil stamp on airmail to USA
Late use of continuous roll coil stamp on Mandate mail: 7 JAN 1947 postmarked airmail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK CITY, franked 125m per period postage rate using 1x 5m coil stamp (with 14 horizontal holes & cropped vertical edges) + 20m pair & 4pc stamp block & tied by 4x strikes of the head post office postmark; slit open at top. The ...
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095A1012
Horizontally ribbed 5m & 6m Palestine Mandate stamps on 1938 airmail to Germany
Horizontally ribbed 5m & 6m pictorial stamps (Ba #93d/94d) as part of 15m franking on 15 AUG 1938(?) postmarked airmail cover, from TEL AVIV to HAMBURG & tied by 2x strikes of the single circle postmark of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposited into a pillar box uncancelled & processed later when the box was emptied); subsequently tied by the thick black "jusqu'a" cross used ...
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074A1013
Horizontally ribbed 6m Palestine Mandate stamp on extra weight 1939 airmail USA
Horizontally ribbed 6m stamp as part of 25m postage affixed to 28 JULY 1939 postmarked airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV to CHICAGO via Imperial Airways as per the 15m 10g letter rate with 10m for additional 10g weight, tied by 3x strikes of the head post office postmark; routed via LONDON where the thick pink jusqu'a bars obliterated the air mail imprint indicating onward transmission by sea mail;...
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052A1014
DISCOVERY 7m SCARLET semi transparent vertically ribbed paper Palestine stamp
GROUND-BREAKING DISCOVERY: 7 mils pictorial stamp in scarlet on thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed paper - undocumented in this color on this paper; used. The transparency is evident by running the stamp over a dark object under standard room light (illustrated here - though less pronounced on camera): the object will be mostly and instantly visible aross the field; on standard [thick] vertic...
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043A1015
Undocumented CA narrow rounded crown watermark on 10m Palestine Mandate stamp
DISCOVERY: undocumented CA multiple crown watermark depicting narrow rounded crown with spiked top, on 10m Ba #97 used single stamp on woven paper; unlike the usual broader outward-extending type crown with broad upper rim and cross at top....
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082A1016
Latest known used 10m Palestine booklet stamp sheet frank on 1942 Ramallah cover
MAJOR DISCOVERY - latest known use of Mandate BOOKLET STAMP: 11 MAR 1942 postmarked cover sent from RAMALLAH to HAIFA, franked 10m per inland letter postage rate using 10m single (Ba #97) with half-cropped left gutter & tied by single strike of RAM ALLAH postmark (Dorf #5); backstamped next day arrival. Slit open at top, a tear above the stamp not affecting it.The stamp affixed here features t...
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080A1017
10m Palestine pictorial stamp on grayish colored woven paper on 1946 airmail
DISCOVERY: 10 mils Pictorial stamp on undocumented woven grayish colored paper, as part of 125m postage (using 5x different colored stamps) tied to 11 NOV 1946 air mail commercial cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from JERUSALEM to NEW YORK CITY & tie by 3x strikes of the head post office postmark; slit open at left with small piece from top left corner missing, vertically fo...
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177A1018
Earliest known airmail used 1930s Palestine 15m dark gray stamp on RIBBED paper
Discovery: earliest known used rare 15m stamp in dark gray (Ba #108c) here undocumented on vertically ribbed paper, tied to 21 JUNE 1933 postmarked air mail cover on Tanne & Co. business postal stationary, from TEL AVIV to police president in DUSSELDORF Germany, as postage for the Imperial Airlines rate - rare as a single frank - & tied by single strike of local Head Post Office postmark: ...
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285A1019
Undocumented greenish gray shade #108c 15m Palestine stamp on 1945 airmail cover
DISCOVERY - undocumented shade of 15m Ba #108c stamps, in greenish-gray, as 2x 15m franking part of 130m franking applied to 21 MAR 1945 postmarked airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK CITY "via England", on imprinted business postal stationary; backstamped 10 APR arrival; slit open at top. The cover was charged for the faster & more expensive 130m per 10g postage rate via Britain rath...
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1275A1020
SUPER DISCOVERY 20m COIL LEADER stamp pair woven paper on 1948 airmail to France
EARTHQUAKE: the 1st documented example of a 20 mils Pictorial COIL STAMP, here as a vertical pair bottom-fed coil leader on woven paper, serving as 40m airmail postage on 8 JAN 1948 postmarked cover from HAIFA to PARIS (the year looks like "1946" but the rate paid entered use 15 May 1947, so the"6" is an "8"); torn open at top but complete + vertical fold.The coil leader exhibits all of the classi...
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12101A1021
UNIQUE 4pc 20m COIL STAMP STRIP special perfs woven paper, postmark error airmail + odd watermarks
*MULTIPLE EARTHQUAKES* - DISCOVERIES: undocumented variant of 20 mils coil stamp strip as part of 95m postage, composed of 4x 20m + 5m single + 10m single serving as double rate postage by BOAC Airways (2x 40m letter weight + 15m registry fee), tied to 20 FEB 1945 postmarked registered airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV to GLASGOW UK & tied by multiple strikes of REGISTERED TEL AVIV postmark on ...
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056A1022
DISCOVERY Palestine pictorial 20m coil stamp on THICK vertically ribbed paper
DISCOVERY: the undocumented 20 mils coil stamp as used single on thick vertically ribbed paper, evidenced by the pulled teeth at base and the crimp mark above the 4th bottom perforation hole from the right - caused by a feeder pin in the stamp vending machine; partially tied by an oval REGISTERED postmark. This cataloguer first discovered the existence of the 20m coil stamps in July 2021, those be...
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047A1023
DISCOVERY 100m semi transparent vertically ribbed paper Palestine stamp, used
GROUND-BREAKING DISCOVERY: 100 mils pictorial stamp on thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed paper - undocumented as such; used & tied by 27 AP 1934 REGISTERED JERUSALEM oval postmark (likely Sach #D7 based on wide digits & think letters). The transparency is evident by running the stamp over a dark object under standard room light (illustrated here - though less pronounced on camera): t...
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Doar Ivri

286A1024
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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