Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #50

Dear friends and collectors,

This is our GOLD auction as it contains our 50th sale.
The results of our previous auction, held on 16 February 2021 during the
Covid-19 Era, were excellent. We hope that the current sale will also arouse a
great interest.

We offer a Rare Doar Ivri Plate Blocks selection but special heed should be
paid to the Turkish Post, Jewish Colonies, Palestine stamps, Israel 1st
 Postage Dues, Autographs
and Palestine Banknotes.

This auction can be viewed only at You can browse all the
sections of the catalogue at your convenience.
Many more images are shown on the website, these could not be included in
the hard copy.

Please FAX or E-mail your final bids to avoid delays. Bidders are requested to
include their FAX or E-mail & telephone numbers on their bid sheets.
With all good and sincere wishes,


1948 INTERIM (Local Posts Follow)

Handbooks & Catalogues:

"Israel Foreign Postal Links", 1991, Ch. Shamir & Marvin

Siegel, listed as IFPL


"Jerusalem & Safed Postal Services in the Transition Period", 2004,

Z. Shimoni, Y. Rimon & I. Karpovsky, listed as JSPS

"Nahariya, Rishon Le Zion, The Negev Settlements...", 2009

 Z. Shimoni, I Karpovsky & Z. Aloni, listed as NRNS

Bale Israel Specialized Catalogue 1948 - 2016, D. Stier,

Chariot Publishing, listed as Bale # or Ba #

Lot #: 152

Haifa Messengers Service commerc cv from the Technion, imptd stationery, mailed to Sollel Boneh in Haifa franked type 1 - 20m label in Violet rate for delivery to another section of the city, tied by boxed cachet type A "Cafe Riga"; vf

Start: $140 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 153

ditto -  commerc cv mailed to Hasneh Insurance Co. in Haifa franked  type 1 - 20m label in Violet rate for delivery to another section of the city, tied by boxed cachet type A "Cafe Riga"; vf

Start: $140 Sold For: $170
Lot #: 154

ditto -  commerc cv mailed to Dr. Kohaner in Haifa franked  type 1 - 20m label in Violet rate for delivery to another section of the city, tied by boxed cachet type A "Cafe Riga"; vf

Start: $140 Sold For: $140
Lot #: 155

ditto -  commerc cv franked 4x10m Palestine stamps (SG 4x#49) intended to be sent Express by the Post, stamps crossed out & cv processed by the Haifa Messengers Service (hand notation at bottom left),  mailed to Mr. Rauchberger in Haifa franked type 1 - 15m label in Red,  rate for delivery in the same city section, this uncancelled & a hand notation, at bottom left: "Delivered by the Messengers Service Haifa... by Y. Shaltiel"; vert. centerfold, f-vf & most unusual

Start: $200 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 156

Courier cv Kibbutz Manara in the Upper Galilee facing the Lebanese border, to Hadera - Eshbal family, 3 pages message in Hebrew by their granddaughter dated Manara 17.3.48 "....sending this letter via one of our members leaving today to Kfar Giladi .... he will collect your answer tomorrow. The last Convoy reached us more than 2 weeks ago and we do not know when the next 1 will arrive....", Manara was under siege as of February 1948; folded (typical to courier letters), fine & Rare historic doc. 

Start: $600 Sold For: $2,500
Lot #: 157

Nahalal "Emergency Post" - cv from Nahalal to Kibbutz Sarid, franked 10m Mandate stps (2x#90 & #94) TIED to the cv by "Emergency Post Nahalal" ovpt; light toning, f - vf & Rare

Start: $400 Sold For: $1,900
Lot #: 158

Tiberias "Emergency Post" - Commerc cv franked 3m Mandate stp (#91) ovptd "10 Emergency Post Tiberias 10" ovpt in Violet,  tied by Reintroduced Mandate pmk TIBERIAS 16 MY 48 to "Hillel" in Haifa; cv w/small flap tear , f-vf

Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 159

Haifa commerc large cv (13x19cm) posted locally in Haifa franked 16 mils Mixed Franking 6m Palestine (2x3m #91) & 10m M. Ha'am (Ba #12) paying 10m basic + 6m addit. weight, tied by Haifa 17.5.1948 trilingual postmark, the letter was found in a street mailbox and not taxed, the franking tolerated although the Palestine stps were demonetized as of 15 May; horiz.  fold  & roughly opened at bottom, f-vf & Rare Mixed Franking, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $700 Sold For: $1,400
Lot #: 160

Minhelet Ha'am Express Registered commerc. heavy cv of the "Palestine Discount Bank" sent from Tel Aviv to the Jerusalem branch (under siege), correctly franked with 71 mils “Minhelet Ha'am” stps (Ba #2, #4, 3x#9 & #23): 10 mils regular domestic letter + 15 mils registration fee + 40 mils express fee + 6 mils additional weight, canceled by Tel Aviv Violet Minhelet Ha’am postmarks; few peripheral creases, small tear at top right, f-vf & scarce

Start: $500 Sold For: $725
Lot #: 161

EARLY TAX: Qiryat Amal 28.5.48 commerc cv mailed to TLV franked 10m Herzl M. Ha'am stp (Ba #7) demonetized as of 23.5.48, marked "T20" + boxed cachet "To Pay 20 Mils", taxed 20m 1st P. Dues (#J4) tied by TEL AVIV 30.5.48 pmk - official FD of use in TLV; vf, signed Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $400 Sold For: $575