Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #42

Welcome to our 42nd Auction. The enclosed list of Prices Realized of our 41st Auction, held on November 26 2014, shows that it was a most successful sale with most areas selling well. There is a strong demand for good quality items.

We start this Auction with the 2 International Large Gold Collections:

ISRAEL 1948 – 1959 POSTAL HISTORY – 2nd part

1948 DOAR IVRI – 4th part


Of the many specialties offered, the following merit special attention:Turkish Forerunners, Palestine Stamps, 1948 Interim & Besieged Cities, Israel Postage Dues, Israel First Day Covers, JNF issues, Anti-Semitism & Holocaust mail culminating with Coins & Banknotes. All the specialties are listed in the detailed Table of Contents.


Please FAX your final bids to avoid delays. Bidders are requested to include their FAX and telephone numbers and/or email addresses on their bid sheets. For the convenience of our clients in the Metropolitan New York area Dr. Arthur Groten is available to accept bids and consignments by phone 845-471-4179 or


Consignments can also be submitted by Mr. Gary Theodore, office phone 732-229-5310, cell 732-996-0520 or e-mail,  Fax: 732-229-4805
With all good and sincere wishes,

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Lot #: 11

MANDATE FRANKING DEMONETIZED: Tel Aviv cv locally mailed franked 10m (#97) Mandate stp demonetized as of 16.5.48, marked boxed cachet "To pay 20 mils" & Taxed w/20m 1st P. Dues (#J4) stp w/Plate Number (this Rare) tied by TEL AVIV 30.5.1948 pmk, Very Early use of the P. Dues in TLV; cv shortened 1cm at left of no importance, f - vf & a Rare combination

[CV ]
Start: $500 Sold For: $500
Lot #: 12

19.7.1948 Haifa commerc local 7m Mandate pc entire demonetized as of 16.5.48, Taxed 10m 1st P. Dues (#J3) - instead of 14m, tied by Haifa 20.7.1948 pmk; vertical fold away from stps & pmks, f – vf

[PC ]
Start: $150 Sold For: $150
Lot #: 13

Tel Aviv commerc cv mailed locally franked 10m ship M. Ha'am stp (Ba 23) demonetized as of 23.5.48, marked "T20" & taxed 20m marginal 1st P. Dues (#J4) tied by TEL AVIV 30.5.48 pmk - official FD of use in TLV, as addressee left (notation on back) tax not collected & annulled by square Mandate cachet, cv ended at RLO 2.7.1948 cachet on back; light toning, fine

[CV ]
Start: $600 Sold For: $1,300
Lot #: 14

Tel Aviv local cv posted Unframked during the Minhelet Ha'am period (before 14.5) TLV M. Ha'am pmk top right & boxed cachet "To pay 20 mils", taxed 20m 1st P. Dues (pair #J3) tied by TEL AVIV 31.5.1948 pmk, Very Early use of P. Dues stps in TLV; vert centerfold away from the stps & light scattered spots, fine & very scarce

[CV ]
Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 15

3m Ovpt Omitted (Ba PD1a) top marginal single tied to Regist Printed-Matter cv P. Tiqva to TLV, as part of the correct 18m franking (w/#4 - 15m) by Mandate type pmk PETAH TIQVA REGISTERED 8 JU 48 arr pmk 9.6.1948, Nat. Loan cachet on face; vf, of Philat. origin but went thru the mail, signed Tsachor - Aloni

[CV ]
Start: $300 Sold For: $330
Lot #: 16

TAXED DOMESTIC MAIL: 2 Printed-Matter Underfrank cvs - 5m (Sc #J2) 1st P. Dues used to pay tax instead of a 4m P. Due stp that did not exist: a) 22.10.1948 Haifa greeting card small cv frank 3m 1st Fest. (#10) but rate changed on 1.10.1948 to 5m, Taxed in Haifa 5m (#J2) on 24.10.1948; b) 3.7.1949 Haifa to Jerus cv frank 3m D. Ivri (#1) but rate was 5m, Taxed in Jerus the same day 5m (#J2) this cancelled by Israeli scarce cachet: "Charge not collected..." as addressee "Refused to Receive" cachet & manuscpt notation, Returned; vf (x2)

[CV ]
Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 17

Haifa 22.3.49 commerc cv mailed locally franked 10m Doar Ivri stp (#3) instead of 15m letter rate, marked Haifa large T & boxed "To pay 10 mils", Taxed vertical pair of 5m 1st P. Dues (#J2) w/Tab tied by HAIFA 21 - 23.3.1949 pmk; light vert centerfold & few scattered spots, f - vf & a Rare taxation

[CV ]
Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 18

Haifa 18.8.49 commerc cv to Kfar Bilu near Rehovot posted Unfranked, boxed "To pay 30 mils", double the deficiency, Taxed on arrival 30m 1st P. Dues - marginal 10m (#J3) w/Tab & 20m single (#J4), tied by REHOVOT 22.8.1949 pmks; vf & Rare 10m w/Tab on cv, signed Tsachor

[CV ]
Start: $350 Buy
Lot #: 19

4/1949 commerc cv ex Kefar Sava to TLV frank 15m - 10m D. Ivri & 5pr 1st Rev. (#3 + REV1) - this last not accepted for postage & cv Taxed 10m upon arrival J3 tied by TLV pmk; vf & scarce as commerc

[CV ]
Start: $140 Buy
Lot #: 20

INCOMING TAXED MAIL: 4 air mail items  taxed 1st

P. Dues 1948/9: a) 7/48 South Africa - Haifa cv taxed 75m (#J2, 4 & 5) 3 colors taxation; b) 8/49 South Africa - TLV cv taxed 40m pair #J4; c) 8/49 ppc Milano - Haifa taxed 19m - 3x3m & 10m (3x J1 & J3); d) 9/49 Hannover - TLV cv taxed 20m (#J4); vf  (x4)

[CV ]
Start: $180 Buy