Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #41

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Lot #: 335

MAY INCOMING COURIER MAIL: Courier cv from the JNF office Geneva - Hotel stationery franked JNF Black Ussishkin label (K #529) tied to cv by Geneva office biling cachet French/Hebrew, cv FLOWN to TLV - Sde Dov on board Hagana chartered Pan-African plane that landed on 9 MAY 48, cv posted in TLV, JNF label accepted as postage tied by M. Ha'am TLV Violet pmk; roughly opened & right bottom corner torn, fine & Rare, Bale 2013 p. 46 #34 - $3200, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $900 Buy
Lot #: 336

RARITY: MAY 1948 cv from Rome to Kibbutz Ha'ogen by Kfar Saba, prepared for posting & franked 30L Italian stps, eventually not posted as the sender was aware of the difficulties at that period, instead taken by a Courier on board of the C.S.A. flight of 16.5.1948 landing at Haifa airport (First Flight to Haifa, as TLV air field was closed on 15.5.1948 due to Egyptian air raid), posted in Haifa by the Courier & in a rare case the foreign (Italian) franking was accepted as legal postage & as such cancelled by the HAIFA trilingual pmk 17.5.1948; vert centerfold typical for courier cvs, scattered spots, fine Exhibition item, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,200 Sold For: $4,200
Lot #: 337

Courier cv from Switzerland to Ramat Gan 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 (2x J3) 1st P. Dues tied by Mandate s.c. pmk RAMAT GAN 1 JU 48; light vert centerfold & slight roughly opened top, f - vf combination of a Rare Flight, 20m Very Early Taxation & a Mandate pmk

Start: $700 Buy
Lot #: 338

Courier air mail cv Paris to Haifa mailed Unfranked boxed vertical scarce cachet "T10" & taxed 10m 1st P. Dues tied by vf pmk HAIFA 1.6.1948 - First Day of use of the P. Dues in Haifa, 2 attempts to deliver failed 2 & 3.6.2948 as "closed" (notes on back) delivered the next day, taxed reduced 10m instead of 20m as addressed to a private person not to a firm; vert centerfold away from stp & pmk, f - vf & Rare arrived in Haifa on 29.5.1948 by Air France, only a handful of cvs from this flight recorded

Start: $500 Sold For: $565
Lot #: 339

Courier cv from Germany - Jew. Agency Munich, taxed upon arrival in TLV 10m (J3) on 14.6.1948 Concessional 10m charge on Incoming Courier mail to private individuals; vf, couriers from Germany are scarce

Start: $320 Buy
Lot #: 340

May Surface Incoming Mail: 12.3.1948 incoming surface printed-matter pc from Schwabach - Germany addr to Bat Yam, arrival M. Ha'am pmk on front, printed message on back, brought to Palestine by the S/S Kedma that left Marseille on 23 April arriving in Haifa early May 1948; small margin tear at top right not affecting, vf & Rare

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 341

27.3.1948 surface rate Regist cv from German Russian Occup. zone to Tel Aviv, total franking 1.10 DM stps tied by pmks GRODITZ/RIESA, arrival pmk TLV 30.5.1948! cv carried by the S/S Kedma that left Genova 23 MAY & arrived in Haifa 26 MAY; roughly opened at left & 1 stp w/corner tear, fine Rare example of very early incoming surface mail accepted after the 25 March which was UPU's last day for this type of mail to Palestine

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 342

Double addressed cv Alger to R.L. Zion - ex Mr. Dahan to Mr. Bruno Cohn franked 5 Algerian stps pmkd ALGER 28.6.1948 but as postal relations Suspended cv was double addressed (in French) to the Jew. Agency in Paris from where mail addressed to Israel was couriered to the new State. The RLZ address was, in the 1st stage, covered by a piece of paper - staple holes right & left of "Mr. Bruno Cohn" show; scattered light spots, f - vf & scarce, see IFPL p. 123

Start: $500 Sold For: $800
Lot #: 343

May Outgoing Mail: 16 MY 48 KFAR TABOR reintroduced d.c. Mandate type pmk tying 45m (9x5m Weizmann) M. Ha'am stps (valid until 22.5.48 for inland mail) to cv endorsed "by air mail" addressed to a nurse in the British Military Hospital Nicosia - Cyprus, backstamped Limasol & Nicosia 11 AU 48 pmks; restored at top right & cleaned, Rare outgoing mail w/M. Ha'am franking, certif Muentz

Start: $300 Sold For: $535
Lot #: 344

Peltours cv ex South Africa - cv mailed from South Africa to Rishon Le Zion 23.4.48 Returned to Sender NO SERVICE Violet cachet & RLO pmk 26 MAY 48, remailed to Israel by the S.A. Zion Fed. - their 2 lines cachet on front marked "1" also on front indicating 1sh fee paid for the service, brought by Peltours to Israel & mailed w/10m D. Ivri stp on 7.7.48 in TLV; vf, signed Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $300 Sold For: $545