Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #41

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ISRAEL: 1948/1973 WARS

Lot #: 547

5.8.1948 Red Cross Enquirer father in Zabok - Jugoslavia waiting for news from his son in Kibbutz Ma'abarot - Group Sahar, answered by the son on 5.9.1948 giving his new address in Kibbutz Gvulot - Negev as the group moved to the Besieged Negev; folds & toning but a Rare doc w/evidence of life from the War

Start: $150 Buy
Lot #: 548

1960's/67 West Bank of Jordan - over 300 docs, some cutouts & 8 booklets of Registration labels (few w/1000 each) from Bireh, Jericho, Nablus & more. The docs are transfer of mail bags forms dated & cancelled at the diff. Post Offices in the West Bank, few were sent registered from the East Bank of Jordan; f - vf (x300)

[C/O] [] [DOC] [] [BKLT]
Start: $180 Sold For: $180
Lot #: 549

5 JUNE 1967 - Six Day War - Jordanian West Bank - 45 Postal Docs 1st - 6th JUNE 1967, incl.: AV7 form dated JERUSALEM 5 JUN 67 for a mail bag to Wien on M.E.A. to leave Kalandia airport 5/6/67 13:00 (Kibble p. 287), Inland Money Order form JERUSALEM 5 JUN 67, 3rd - 5th JUN 67 Registered letter forms of AQABAT JABR, 1st - 6th JUN 67 Transfer of mail bags forms of places in the West Bank like Bir Zeit, Beit Jala, Nur Shams Camp, Tulkarem & more; f - vf (x45)

Start: $150 Sold For: $180
Lot #: 550

1967 - 6 Day War - 150 items & 1973 Yom Kippur War - 380 items total - 530 items (cvs, pcs & docs): a) 1967 - incl. May 15 - 5 June, pcs from soldiers, captured mail, new P. Offices, special IDF pcs, early soldiers' mail from the war dated 7 & 8 June, etc.; b) 1973 - soldiers' mail from fighting days 6 - 25 Oct., appx 70 mint IDF pcs, mail until mid 1974, diff. Army postal cachets, a wealth of special illustrated pcs; f - vf (x530) most unusual offer

[PC] [] [DOC] [] [CV]
Start: $250 Sold For: $350
Lot #: 551

1967/73 West Bank, Gaza & Golan Heights Postal History over 370 items, 340 cvs & 30 docs, most of the cvs are Registered, over 200 from West Bank Post Offices, 130 Gaza & Sinai & few from the Golan Heights, incl. small localities & Refugee Camps, i.e. Jabalya, Dir Dubuan & many more, variety of registry labels, diff. IDF pmks & cachets; vf (x370)

[DOC] [CV]
Start: $200 Sold For: $260
Lot #: 552

The West Bank & Gaza 1967/78 - 82 items in 2 files, 1st file: IDF civil administration - Requests for Family Unifications, Visit Permits, Passes, Pilgrimage voyage to Mecca, etc., docs bear Israeli Revenues for the Occupied Territories or "mixed" w/Israeli regular Revs + 4 full sheets of stps 5 & 10 fils (Ba W. Rev 9 & 10); 2nd file: Captured mail (Kibble p.275), 2 regist Kuwait cvs, Nablus 5.6.67, 3 Captured Parcel Cards (Kibble p. 277), 3 Captured items from Egypt to Gaza (Kibble p. 281/2), 8 cvs via R. Cross Jordan (Kibble p. 270), etc.; f - vf (x82)

[**] [DOC] [] [CV]
Start: $250 Sold For: $285


Lot #: 553

Besieged Ben Shemen: 30.6.48 Flown cv from Ben Shemen near Lydda addressed to Ben Shemen B near Kfar Vitkin (to where the children & women were evacuated). The village was under siege as of April 48 & was serviced by a small air strip, the siege was lifted on 10.7.1948, cv Flown to TLV arrival pmk APO #3 30.VI.48 on face (pmk 70% clear) marked at top "On Active Service"; vf & Rare, see NRNS p. 220 (cv is imptd Ben Shemen village stationery - on back)

Start: $350 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 554

Kesher Taxi 24.6.1948 - Jerusalem to R. Le Zion (just after the Siege) cpl label 100m fee. As no taxi service to RLZ by Kesher marked on label "Doar" (Post) & mailed by post 10m D. Ivri tied by TLV pmk 27.6.1948; light toning & small tear at right, Rare combination of a Taxi & Post combined services

Start: $300 Sold For: $565
Lot #: 555

HADERA M.O. 27 JU 48 vf pmk tying 50m D.I. (#6) to Express commerc cv to TLV, correct rate. This Rare device is known used on only very few Hadera express cvs, see Dorfman's Mandate Pmks p. 108; back flap opening tear o/w vf, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $500 Buy
Lot #: 556

Air France - the 2 official F. Flights from Israel, both cvs to Paris: a) From Haifa 10.6.1948 regist cv properly frank 50m: 10m Rouletted Tab + 20m pair, rate: 35 air + 15 regist, Paris arr pmk, 2 lines large Flight cachet in Blue; b) From Tel-Aviv 16.6.1948 commerc cv properly frank 35m: 10m pair + 15m, smaller Flight cachet in Black; vf (x2), b - very scarce

Start: $200 Sold For: $280