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Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 48th auction. After postponing it from May 2020 we
received many requests to hold it as soon as possible. We hope that the current
sale will arouse the ususl interest and attention.
This auction can be viewed only at telavivstamps.com. You can browse the
catalogue or download any section by PDF.
Many more images are shown on the website, these could not be included in
the hard copy.
While most specialties are represented some merit special attention, few of
which are: Turkish Forerunners, E.E.F. Mail, Palestine Stamps, 1948
Interim, Doar Ivri, 1 st P. Dues, 1948 1 st Festivals, 1950 Air-Mails &
Judaica – Revisionist Movement.
Please FAX or E-mail your final bids to avoid delays. Bidders are requested to
include their FAX, or E-mail & telephone numbers and/or email addresses
on their bid sheets.
With all good and sincere wishes,

YACOV TSACHOR & ZVI ALONI

1948 ISRAEL: EARLY POSTAL LINKS

Lot #: 184

Courier cv from Paris to Rishon Le Zion Israel, by Air-France flight that landed in Haifa on 29.5.1948 pmkd there 31.5.1948, handstamped in Haifa "To Pay 10 mils" as most courier cvs to individuals, this was changed by manuscpt to 20 Taxed upon arrival 20m (#J4) 1st P. Dues tied by Mandate d.c. pmk RISHON LE ZION 2 JU 48; light vert centerfold, vf combination of a Rare Flight, 20m Very Early Taxation & a Mandate pmk, certif Tsachor-Aloni  

[CV]
Start: $800 Sold For: $2,000
Lot #: 185

Outgoing commerc cv Jerusalem via TLV to London handed over to the Israeli censor, cachet applied on back, carried by the courier to Nicosia Cyprus & posted franked 5 pi Cyprus stps tied by LIMASSOL 22 JU 1948 pmk; vf, outgoing courier cvs seldom offered

[CV]
Start: $600 Sold For: $600
Lot #: 186

2 Courier cvs Cyprus to Israel each 1st frank correct Cyprus franking - unpmkd in dispatch & 10m Doar Ivri stp added in Israel: a) Frank 2x1pi KGVI, 10m & Cyprus stps pmkd TEL AVIV 20.6.1948; b) Frank 3pi KGVI (rate changed 7/1948) only 10m pmkd HAIFA 3.8.1948, censored; b - vert. center fold - fine, a - vf (x2) 

[CV]
Start: $200 Sold For: $200

The South African Zionist Federation & Peltours Service

May - October 1948, The South African Zionist Federation & Peltours Service.

This original correspondence reveals this dramatic chapter of 1948 Postal History. The recipient's remarks on the covers, made at the time, confirm the assumptions made in later studies 

Lot #: 187

Suspension of  the Service - 2 cvs: a) 16 III 48 Johannesburg to Jerusalem cv franked 1½d for surface mail returned to the sender w/a cachet "MAIL SERVICE SUSPENDED / POSTDIENS GESTAAK";  b) 28 IV 48  Johannesburg to Tel Aviv air mail cv franked 9d returned to the sender after the cachets "NO SERVICE" & "P.T.O" (Please Turn Over) were applied; f-vf (x2)          

[CV]
Start: $150 Sold For: $9,240
Lot #: 188

Last Palestine mail to South Africa - 2 airmail cvs both properly franked 40m Palestine stps: a) 1 MCH 48 Tel Aviv to Johannesburg,  normally delivered in Johannesburg in 5 to 7 days; b) 26 AP  48 Tel Aviv To Johannesburg (same addressee Kark family), treated by the British after the closure of Lydda Airport, endorsed by the recipient "Posted 26.4.48 / Recd. 4.6.48"; f-vf (x2) 
 

[CV]
Start: $300 Sold For: $9,240
Lot #: 189

Peltours Service courier via France -  airmail cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, carried to Paris where franked French stps & posted by regular air mail to South Africa, endorsed by the recipient: "Letter from Palestine sent via Peltours on 18.5.48 - and posted in Paris. Received here 7.6.48"; vf  & scarce 

[CV]
Start: $300 Sold For: $9,240
Lot #: 190

Peltours Service courier via England -  airmail cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, carried to London  where franked 1Sh  KGVI  stp & posted by regular air mail to South Africa, endorsed by the recipient "Sent from Palestine (via Peltours) on 28.5.48 - posted in London 3.6.48. Received here on 7.6.48"  (cv illust. by Shamir-Siegel on p. 69); vf  & scarce 

[CV]
Start: $400 Sold For: $9,240
Lot #: 191

Peltours Service courier via Cyprus - airmail cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, carried to Cyprus where  frank 22pi  Cyprus KGVI stps for double air mail rate, cancelled NICOSIA / CYPRUS 10 JU 48, posted by Louis Agency Nicosia  (Violet cachet)  to South Africa, endorsed by the recipient: "Posted in  Tel Aviv via Peltours on 1.6.48 - sent from Cyprus on 10.6.48. Recd here on 19.6.48" (cv illust. by Shamir-Siegel on p. 69); vf & Rare  

[CV]
Start: $700 Sold For: $9,240
Lot #: 192

Peltours Service courier via Switzerland -  airmail cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, carried to Geneve where franked 3Fr & 65c Swiss stps & posted by regular airmail to South Africa, endorsed by the recipient: "Sent from Tel Aviv on 3 June 1948. Reposted Geneva 18.6.48. Received here 28.6.48"; cv shortened at bottom, f-vf  & scarce  

[CV]
Start: $300 Sold For: $9,240
Lot #: 193

Peltours Service - 17 VI 48 cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, couriered by Peltours, endorsed by the recipient: "Sent from Tel Aviv on 5.6.48 Via Peltours. Reposted in JHB. on 17.6.48" franked by them 1½d South African stp, on back PELTOURS Johannesburg 5 lines cachet, (cv illust. by Shamir-Siegel on p. 82); vf  

[CV]
Start: $600 Sold For: $9,240

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