Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #51

Dear friends and collectors,

The list of Prices Realized of our Nov. 2021 auction again reveals another excellent set of results, demonstrating a continuing strong and steady demand for better philately.
This auction – our 51st – contains many important offerings some of them are:
Jewish Colonies mail, Foreign and Turkish Posts , Palestine stamps, 1948 Interim, Doar Ivri, Jewish Autographs and culminating with a section of Very Rare Palestine and Israel Banknotes.

Over the past 33 years we have offered many of the leading collections of Holy  Land and Israel.
We are planning our next auction, #52, to be our last one. 

With all good and sincere wishes, 


20:00 PM (Israel Time)


All the lots are shown in Color


Lot #: 54

Jaffa (St 301 ) vf cpl strike of the cursive pmk on a complete letter written in Jaffa on 4 May 1853 to Marseille, manuscript “20” (decimes) for double rate, via Beyrouth (St.300.2) 4 MAI 53 transit on back & Marseille arrival 25 MAI 53 also on back. Cv was forwarded from Beyrouth to Constantinople, from there carried by the ship Crisis that arrived in Marseille on 25 MAI; usual horiz fold, vf & Rare,                  certif. J. Robineau

Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 55

10 JUIL 1855 cpl letter message dated Jaffa 9 Juil. 55 to Marseille, JAFFA- SYRIE (St. 302) Pearl Ring strike & '10' Decimes charge - all on face, back w/ALEXANDRIE (St. 300. 1) 19 JUIL 1855 & MARSEILLE 22 JUIL 1855 arrival pmk; usual horiz. fold o/w vf & early as pmk in use from 2/1855  

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 56

Jerusalem 3 Janv 1857 (St. 324) vf straight line strike in Blue Green on front of complete letter ex Jerusalem to Marseille charged 10 decimes, via Jaffa vf strike of JAFFA / SYRIE 6 JANV 56 (St. 302), on back ALEXANDRIE 10 JANV 57 & MARSEILLE 20 JANV 57 pmks; bottom usual horiz archive fold, f-vf & Rare early mail, certif. Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 57

1858 - Folded letter with contents written in Jerusalem by Rabbi Shmuel Salant message in Hebrew to Moses Montefiore, 60% full strike of the "Jerusalem Cross" in Blue (Steichele 325), forwarded to the French Post Office in Jaffa, light pearl ring postmark JAFFA/SYRIE 3 SEPT 58 (St. 302) on front. On back transit postmark of ALEXANDRIE /EGYPTE – 5 SEPT 58, MARSEILLE A LYON  15 SEPT 58, PARIS 16 SEPT 58 and arrival LONDON  SP 17  58 postmarks. Charged    9 (pence) in manuscript, the French Levant rate to England as of 1.1.1857 & boxed PD erased! alongside; scattered spots, fine

Start: $600 Sold For: $600
Lot #: 58

French Post - Folded cpl letter from Jacob Valero in Jerusalem 2 April 1868, to the Rothschilds in Paris, franked 80c French stamps (2x40c Siege) to pay the Double letter rate to France, cancelled by Jaffa dotted rhomboid "5089" in large figures and pearl ring "JAFFA/SYRIE 6 Avril 68" postmark alongside. Marked framed "PD" cachet of Jaffa and "affranchi" in manuscript at bottom left. Top left Valero’s oval cachet. Transit Alexandrie and arrival Paris POSTE RESTANTE 16 Avril 68 on reverse; horiz fold away from the stps, fine

Start: $450 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 59

CAIFFA SYRIE (St. 341) 2 vf strikes 7/1912 tying pair of 25 c French Levant stps ovptd 1 pi + 15 c unovptd - a total of 2 pi + 30 pa for Double Registered Rate, Registration Label CAIFFA (hand stamped - in black) No.439 (this printed in red) - like the cv photog. Steichele p. 178 but not listed in valuations; ’Reccommande’ written on top & Caiffa addit. strike on bottom front. Napoli Port transit & Roma arr. on reverse; cv w/central vert fold partly split at bottom, shortened 8 mms on top & part of back flap off, fine & Very Rare as 3 cvs w/Reg. Label known

Start: $800 Sold For: $2,900
Lot #: 60

18 2.1910 commrc. cv Montana USA to Jerusalem frank 2c domestic rate marked in New York by the duplex "T 30 Centimes" Taxed upon arrival 6x5c French Postage Dues (1 stp missing) all stps tied by pmks JERUSALEM/PALESTINE 5.3.1910. Tax calculation: deficiency of 3c, 2x3c=6 cents =30 centimes. 1 of only 2 items recorded w/the 5c PD in Palestine, opened for display, fine attractive & Rare, certif. Muentz

Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,200


Lot #: 61

1-10-98 JAFFA DEUTSCHE POST fine First Day pmk of the German Post opened in the honor of the Kaiser arriving at the Holyland later that month, pmk tying 10pa on 5pf (Mi 1) stp to ppc (Jerusalem) w/short message: "Viele Grusse aus der Heiligen Stadt" mailed to Aachen - Germany; light corner bends, fine & Rare, signed Burger BPP

Start: $400 Sold For: $400
Lot #: 62

TEMPEL KOLONIE HAMIDIJE WILHELMA DEUTSCHE POST JAFFA (St. 242) fine cachet in Violet on Registered cv to Germany frank 2x1½pi on 30pf (Mi #40), tied by pmks JAFFA DEUTSCHE POST 11 3 09, arrival pmk 21.3.09; vf, certif. Muentz

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 63

Military: 8/1918 big size Registered cv (24x16cm) Haifa to the German HQ Command, dispatch pmk Deut. Feldpost 365 31.7.18 (St. 262) with Registered label: "Deutsche Felspost 365 #746" (unlisted by Steichele) and unit cachet "Kais. Deut. Feldpost No 663", arrival pmk 18.8.18; vert. centerfold & peripheral creases, fine & Rare, certif. Tsachor-Aloni    

Start: $800 Buy

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