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 #: 154

Commerc cv Haifa to Chicago franked 20m Palestine stps (2x #97) & 10m Minhelet Ha'am stp (Ba #26) - (patriotic franking) for surface rate tied by Haifa M. Ha'am pmk, contrary to the regulations as mail destined abroad had to be franked Palestine stps & pmkd in 1 of the big cities by Mandate type pmks this up to 14 May; vert. fold away from stps, 2 tape marks at corners, fine & scarce  

Start: $600 Sold For: $1,200
Lot #: 155

Cv franked 20m Mandate stamps (2x #97) for surface rate (airmail label erased) + Minhelet Ha'am stps (Ba #7, 8 & 16) as additional patriotic franking, all tied by HERTSELIYA Mandate pmks 6 MY 48 & M. Ha'am HERTSELIYA pmks to cv mailed to New York, contrary to the regulations as mail destined abroad had to be franked Mandate stps only & pmkd in Tel Aviv or Haifa by Mandate type pmks this up to 14 May; horiz. fold away from stps, back flap roughly opened, f-vf & Rare, certif Tsachor-Aloni    

Start: $500 Sold For: $1,300
Lot #: 156

Rarity: Airmail double addressed courier cv from Jerusalem franked 25m 1st local issue stp (Ba 103c imperf at bottom) to Livorno Italy (correct rate to Italy), couriered to Tel Aviv where the courier realized that there is no air mail service to Italy (resumed 13.7.48), the address in Italy was put in brackets and an additional address of the Jewish Agency Office at Av. de Wagram Paris was added, 35m Doar Ivri stps affixed (correct rate to France) all stps including Jerusalem local, cancelled in Tel Aviv 22.6.1948 Israeli trilingual pmks; horiz. fold not affecting, vf & Extremely Rare 2 diff. rates to Europe, certif. Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $1,500 Sold For: $2,900
Lot #: 157

25.7.1948 Air Letter Tel Aviv to Bridgeport Conn. USA 65m Rare Mixed Franking of 10m Jerusalem 2nd local issue + 55m Doar Ivri stps (5 + 50m) correct air mail rate to the USA (no Air Letter service to USA at that date), all tied by TEL AVIV 25.7.1948  Israeli trilingual pmks message in English; vertical center fold not affecting, vf & a Rare Franking          

Start: $700 Sold For: $2,200
Lot #: 158

COURIER cv Paris to Tel Aviv mailed in Tel Aviv Unfranked taxed concessionary courier mail 10mrate & not 20m = x2 the deficiency, 1st P. Due 10m (#J3) tied by pmk Tel Aviv 21.6.1948; f-vf

Start: $200 Sold For: $200

May - October 1948, The South African Zionist Federation & Peltours Service

Lot #: 159

Peltours Service courier via Cyprus - airmail cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, carried to Cyprus where  frank 11pi  Cyprus KGVI stps for air mail rate, cancelled NICOSIA / CYPRUS 8 MY 48 (very early date), endorsed by the recipient: "Postal services From Palestine stopped by Mandatory. Letters sent via Cyprus"; vf & scarce 

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 160

Peltours Service – 25 V 48 (early arrival date in Johannesburg) cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, couriered by Peltours, endorsed by the recipient: "Sent from Tel Aviv on (12.5.48) with Peltours & posted in Johannesburg" franked by them 1½d South African stp; cv w/ vertical fold at right, f-vf  

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 161

MAY/JUNE INCOMING MAIL: 19 APR 1948 air mail Registered cv Amsterdam to Sichron Meiir near Tel-Aviv, arrival pmks on back M. Ha'am in Black of BENEI BERAK + 2 Mandate type pmks 13 MY 48; 1mm short at left margin, vert. center fold, f-vf & Rare very early incoming mail

Start: $500 Sold For: $1,900
Lot #: 162

Peltours Service courier via England -  airmail large cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to POBox 18 - Johannesburg, carried to London where franked 4x1Sh  KGVI  stps & posted by regular airmail to South Africa, endorsed by the recipient "Reposted in London 6.7.48. Received here on 12.7.48"; f-vf  & scarce 

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 163

Peltours Service - 16 VIII 48 cv originated in Tel Amal - Haifa addressed to Cape Town, censored in Israel, tape and cachet at right, couriered by Peltours to S. Africa. Reposted in JHB. on 16.8.48 franked by them 1½d South African stp, on back PELTOURS Johannesburg 5 lines cachet; cv roughly opened at top, f-vf  

Start: $500 Buy