Haifa Messengers Service -
Dear friends and collectors,
Welcome to our 46th auction. The results of our April 2018 Sale were excellent and prove the steady demand for better Holy Land items. View the
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The Auction is well balanced with most specialties well represented. Especially noteworthy are the sections of Holy Land Forerunners, Mandate Stamps, 1948 Interim, Doar Ivri, Israel Essays, Errors & Varieties, Zionist Congresses, Autographs, Holocaust mail & Palestine Bank Notes.
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YACOV TSACHOR & ZVI ALONI
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1948 INTERIM (Local Posts Follow)
1948 INTERIM (Local Posts Follow)
Rarity: Haifa Messengers Service -
Besieged Gush Etzion - family corresp. cv mailed from TLV addressed to "Gush Etzion Tel Aviv POB 2693 - for Hanan Heilbruner (driver) Kfar Etzion" franked 10m (#97) Mandate stp tied by TEL AVIV 13 AP 48 pmk; roughly opened at top, few tears, fine & very scarce, certif. Tsachor-Aloni
Besieged Gush Etzion - Flown Courier cover from the Gush - return address: "Uriel Ofek Massuot Yitzhak, Gush Etzion" under siege as of January 1948, the air strip was in service as of February 7, 1948 . The Gush surrendered to the Jordanian Legion on 13 May 1948. Cover addressed to Moshe Mosinsohn "Be'Ma'aleh" editor in Tel Aviv, on back a hand written note by the sender: "5 V - I returned safely from the battle, regards, Uri Cohen reached Tel Aviv, Uriel". The cv was received by permission of the Gush Etzion Archives, their cachet on back; roughly opened at top right resulting in uneven top, center fold typical to courier letters, fine & Rare, certif Tsachor-Aloni
Besieged Gush Etzion - Flown Courier cover from the Gush to TLV - return address: "Massuot Yitzhak, Gush Etzion, POBox 2693 Tel-Aviv", under siege as of January 1948, the air strip was in service as of February 7, 1948 . The Gush surrendered to the Jordanian Legion on 13 May 1948. Cover addressed to Kvutzat Ma'ayan near Zichron, posted in Tel-Aviv franked 10m Minhelet Ha'am stamp (Ba #14) cancelled by Minhelet Ha'am Tel Aviv Violet postmark. Cover shortened at left 0.5 cm, photographed in "The Emergency, Local and Private Postal Services - Part 2" p. 203; fine & Rare, certif Tsachor-Aloni
2 cvs from Besieged Negev Couriered to TLV frank M. Ha'am stps & mailed there: a) Return address "...Kibbutz Mivtachim - Negev, POB 468 TLV" frank 10m (Ba #33) tied by TEL AVIV M. Ha'am pmk, to Gan Yavneh; b) Return address "... Be'eri POB 2040 TLV" frank 10m (#23) tied by Israeli pmk TEL AVIV 16.5.1948, to Haifa; both trimmed 1cm, scattered spots, fine (x2)
THE POST OFFICES: Beit Hashita - 10m M. Ha'am stp (Ba #7d, correct rate) tied to commercial cv addressed to Jerusalem by BEIT HASHITA M. Ha'am pmk in Black repeated alongside. No Registered cvs are recorded from Beit Hashita during M. Ha'am period; corner folds, fine & Rare, certif. Tsachor-Aloni
Meshek Ayelet Hashahar - 10m M. Ha'am stp (Ba #21, correct rate) tied to commercial cv addressed to Haifa by Meshek Ayelet Hashahar M. Ha'am pmk in Black; vf & Rare
10m Koffer Hayishuv (2x5m Bank's label Ba. #139) tied to cv, mailed to TLV, by MIGDAL M.Ha'am Black pmk dated 4/5/48 (Koffer Hayishuv labels were tolerated till 23.5.1948); vf & scarce
NA'AN - 10m M. Ha'am stp (Ba #7, correct rate) tied to commercial cv mailed to TLV, by NA'AN M. Ha'am pmk in Black. Only 1 Registered cv from Na'an recorded during M. Ha'am period; scattered spots, f-vf & Rare, see Z. Aloni fig 51-3, certif. Tsachor-Aloni