Current Auction

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.

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Lot #: 25

20.12.1917 BENI SAAB Provisional 5pa tied to Printed Matter Wrapper by superb strike of FPO 46 pmk (unit stationed at Tul Karem), addr to another Army regiment, censored on back; light usual creases at left & back small tear but cpl, f-vf, of philatelic origin 

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 26

BETHLEHEM - Registered ppc from Bethlehem to Prag franked 100 para (Michel  288): 30 para postcard rate  + 50 para registration fee (20 para overfranked), tied by  BEIT UL LAHEM (PM2)  20.12.16 postmark, Registry boxed cachet "Teahudli R" (RC3 - 3 items recorded) 397 in manuscript. Front shows JERUSALEM 2 - 22.12.16 transit & 2 censor marks, on back BEYROUTH 31.12.16 transit postmark; vf  & scarce registered ppc 

Start: $1,200 Sold For: $1,800
Lot #: 27

BON SAMARITAIN (PM1) vf Violet pmk 16.11.905 tying 20pa Turkish stp to ppc (Jordan River) to England, message in English dated Jericho 15 Nov 05, transit JAFFA - JEROUSALEM  (RP7) TPO pmk 17.11.905, in Dark Red; vf

Start: $150 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 28

GAZA POSTA SHUBESI 1287 (PM2) vf & very clear strike of this Very Rare Seal in Blue on 20pa Turkish pc entire 1885 issue mailed to Beirut, GAZA pmk (PM3) alongside  11 AVR 91; bottom left corner fold, o/w vf  Showpiece, according to Collins 6 entire items recorded, rated RR, certif Ziya Agaogullari, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $1,200 Sold For: $1,900
Lot #: 29

HAIFA POSTA SHUBESI 1287 (PM3) fine strike in Violet of the Rare Seal tying 1pi 1892 issue stp to cv, mailed to France, on back transit ALEXANDRIE  23 VI 97 & arrival ROANNE 29 JUIN 97 pmk; cv cross folded, roughly opened at bottom & restored, (Coll rated $2500), fine, certif Ziya Agaogullari, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $700 Sold For: $700
Lot #: 30

1909 Printed-Matter - Banque Imperiale Ottomane Caiffa printed notice to the bank's branch in Dedeagatch frank on back 5pa stp (Mi 134) tied by pmk in Blue HAIFFA 7 5 909 (PM8) arr pmk 7 6 909, also the bank's seal on back; typical horiz fold, f - vf & scarce

Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 31

2 items: a) CAIFA - (PM 4) full clear strike in Blue on 20 pa postal stationery card mailed to Germany, message in German dated Caifa 12.9.85, Collins: "7 items recorded"; b) 1/1916 registered Littoral cv from Haifa to Istanbul franked 3x20pa total 1 pi + 20pa: 20 pa Littoral rate + 1pi Registration, stps tied by HAIFFA 8.1.916 (PM 7) pmks, UPU R cachet (RC1) #1198, arrival BEICOS 18.1.1916; a - vf, b - light toning, f-vf (x2) valuable  

[PC] [] [] [CV]
Start: $300 Sold For: $420
Lot #: 32

TOP RARITY -  JAFFA BOX  (PM 2, A&P 2) 3 vf strikes on folded letter from Jaffa to Jerusalem 1873, franked Duloz 1 piaster Yellow (Mi #15A) + 2x 10 para Grey-Purple (Mi #13Ce) total of 60 para Turkish stamps, paying the minimum charge for 100 hours ride, all tied by 3 clear Jaffa Box postmarks in Black. Letter addressed in French & Arabic to Mr. Meller c/o Dr. London Jerusalem, content in French depicting an incident of a wagon accident in the Jaffa market; light toning, f-vf and Extremely Rare Show Piece, one of very few recorded, the only cv w/3 JAFFA BOX pmks, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $25,000 Sold For: $52,500
Lot #: 33

1859 folded letter carried from Jerusalem to Istanbul Inuonu, the letter was sent by Emanuel Mordehai a merchant in Jerusalem to Yanku Pitredi in Istanbul, the letter is written in Judezmo (Ladino) in special Hebrew script (Solitreo), regarding merchandise. The letter was marked by the Tatar courier in manuscript at left "3/20 - 30" - 3 dirhem weight (about 10 gr) charge of 20 pi & 30 para = 830 para, at top right "42" the number on letter in the Tatars' manifest. The distance between Jerusalem and Istanbul was 414 riding hours so the charge is for a registered letter (414 pa regular rate + 100% for registration rounded to 830 pa) but no registration mark is seen on the letter. The letter is cancelled by Beirut Negative Seal pmk "An Jhanib Posta Beirut 257" (coming from the Beirut Post Office 1841 - Collins PP1); f-vf & Rare

Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,100
Lot #: 34

28.2.1906 Registered printed matter front wrapper (of books package 24x18cm) sent from Jerusalem to Alexandria to Professor Kaufmann in the German School. Franked 11pi (5pi + 2x2pi + 1pi +4x10pa) Turkish stamps, 1pi  registration + 10pi for 40x10pa for each 50 gr. printed matter rate, total of 2000gr, tied  by “JERUSALEM” 28.2.906 datestamp (PM13), registration cachet  “JERUSALEM PALESTIN R No 44”  (#RC1) at left,  Imprimé & Einschreiben private Violet cachets at bottom;  vf & Rare  Registered Printed Matter

Start: $500 Sold For: $500