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21.8.1914 (message dated) 10c Austrian Levant pc entire written in Rishon Le Zion to David Idelovich in Alexandria, cancelled JAFFA (St 527) 23 VIII 14, message on back written in Yiddish by David's father -in- law Aharon Mordechai Freiman (1 of the Founders of RLZ). He is describing in detail the troubles of the Jewish Colonies at the outbreak of WWI, i.e.: The economic situation is worsening....I paid 2000 Frs & set free Yacov & Shmuel from the Army...People are getting poor & even the Winery has no money....The government is confiscating our horses & carts, all works have been stopped...etc. (cpl translation of the message in Yiddish to Hebrew is attached).The front has a message in Hebrew from David's father, re: The unemployed Jewish workers; pmk fine, a vf & important historical postcard
Rarity: "Yessud Ha'Ma'ala" - a colony in the upper Galilee founded 1882 - Turkish 20 pa imptd reply card mailed to Austria, family corresp in German. endorsed at top right "Yesod h: - Purim 15th Adar" (20.3.1916), re: "...we plan to do some site seeing during Pessach in the Galilee", return address: "Colonie Rosh Pina pres Saffed - Palestina" - as no post office in Yessud Ha'Ma'ala, pc cancelled "DAMAS" octagonal 30.3.1916 pmk, 5 diff censor marks incl. Beyrouth Star & Crescent & K.u.K. Military censor marks; fine & Extremely Rare as this is the only pc recorded by us from this Colony, certif Tsachor - Aloni
THE FRENCH POST
THE FRENCH POST
24 DEC 1857 cpl letter ex Jaffa to Marseille JAFFA- SYRIE (St. 302) Pearl Ring vf strike 24 DEC 57 & boxed "PAQUEBOTS.... MED... " & '10' Decimes charge - all on face, back w/Alexandrie (St. 300. 1) 26 DEC & Marseille 4 JANV 58 arrival pmk, carried on the Ephrate; usual horiz. fold o/w vf, certif Muentz
POSTE FRANCAISE JAFFA / SYRIE (St. 309) vf - spb strike (the best we have seen of this pmk) as arrival, on front of French 10c pc entire 1896 issue from Alger to Jerusalem, to Grand Rabbi Samuel Salant, also JAFFA/SYR1E 12 SEPT 99 (St. 311) double circle transit & JERUSALEM OESTERR.... 13 9 99 (St. 545) Austrian arrival pmk, as no French Post in Jerusalem yet, all on front, message in Heb.; light comer bends o/w vf & scarce