Current Auction

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, 

YACOV TSACHOR & ZVI ALONI  

CLOSING DATE FOR BIDS: 
6 SEPTEMBER 2022
20:00 PM (Israel Time)

ALL  START  PRICES  ARE  IN  US $
AND  ARE  THE  MINIMUM  ACCEPTABLE

All the lots are shown in Color
 

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 #: 166

Haifa Messengers Service - cv addressed to the Central Local Committee from the Jewish Agency in Haifa exempt of postage, cancelled on face boxed Haifa Messengers cachet “Caffe Riga” (type A); vf & Rare

[CV]
Start: $400 Sold For: $675
Lot #: 167

Nahalal "Emergency Post" - Commerc cv from Kibbutz Gevat posted in Nahalal to POBox 26 Tiberias, franked 10m Palestine stps (2x #93) TIED to the cv by "Emergency Post Nahalal" ovpt in Violet; folds, still fine & Rare 

[CV]
Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,200
Lot #: 168

"Emergency Post" - 2 Commerc cvs: a) Tiberias franked 3m Palestine stp (#91) ovptd "10 Emergency Post Tiberias 10" ovpt in Violet,  tied by Minhelet Ha’am TIBERIAS to Besieged Jerusalem from an MD in a Military Hospital; b) Affula "Emergency Post" - cv from Tel Adashim (Affula Post) to Kibbutz Ha’zorea POBox at Haifa PO, franked 10m Palestine stps (#91 + 105) ovptd "Emergency Post Affula" in Black; roughly opened top, f-vf (x2) & scarce 

[CV]
Start: $200 Sold For: $330
Lot #: 169

KFAR BEHADRAGA registered cv #0520 (locality name in Hebrew manuscript) properly franked 25m M. Ha'am stps (Ba #11x5) tied by  M. Ha'am pmks in Black repeated twice on back, arrival Haifa 18.5.1948 Israeli trilingual pmks; vf & very scarce as less than 20 cvs mailed, see Z. Aloni fig 27-2, certif Tsachor-Aloni

[CV]
Start: $700 Sold For: $860
Lot #: 170

NAHALAL registered cv #0013 properly franked 25m M. Ha'am stps (Ba #2, 16 & 21) tied by  M. Ha'am pmks in Violet repeated twice on back, arrival Haifa Registered 13 MY 48 pmk; vf & very scarce, as 10 cvs mailed, see Z. Aloni fig 52-2, certif Tsachor-Aloni

[CV]
Start: $900 Sold For: $975
Lot #: 171

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 77 mils “Minhelet Ha'am” stps (Ba #2, #4, 3x#9 & #23): 10 mils regular domestic letter rate+ 15 mils registration fee + 40 mils express fee + 12 mils - 2x additional weight, canceled by Tel Aviv Black Minhelet Ha’am postmarks; few peripheral creases, small tear at bottom left, fine & scarce

[CV]
Start: $350 Sold For: $575
Lot #: 172

Minhelet Ha’am Obliterators – 100 original proof strikes mostly in Violet of Minhelet Ha’am pmks, all on cutouts or part sheets of A4 pages, few duplications 73 localities are represented: fine & scarce, hard to assemble  

[PROOF]
Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 173

28.5.1948 cv mailed in Haifa to a commercial firm ex Beth Daniel in Zichron Ya'aqov (circ cachet) frank pair 5 mils JNF labels (Kap #553/4a) these Unaccepted & encircled in Blue crayon, w/boxed "To Pay 20 Mils" & Taxed w/Doar Ivri 20m (#5) as P. Dues tied by 2 strikes of the large Mandate "T" & by Israeli pmk; light perf foxing on JNF labels o/w vf & scarce

[CV]
Start: $220 Sold For: $400
Lot #: 174

Besieged Ben Shemen25  DEC 47 courier cv (w/contents in Hebrew dated 22 DEC 47 ) from a girl in Ben Shemen “children’s group A” addressed to her father in Haifa posted by the courier in TLV, 10m Palestine stp (#97) tied by wavy line pmk TEL AVIV 25 DEC 47. In the letter she is writing: ”…you probably heard about the incident near Beit Nabala and about the 14  young men that were killed in the convoy that brought supplies to Ben Shemen….yesterday a convoy reached Ben Shemen with supplies and all was good as the convoy was escorted by British armored cars, and I received a letter from mom”, she is also depicting the happiness and joy on 29 of November after the UN declaration of the establishment of the Jewish State. The village (near Lydda) was under siege as of 29 November 47 & was serviced by convoys escorted by the British Army, the Siege was lifted on 10.7.1948. On back return address - children’s group A, Ben Shemen & straight line cachet in Violet “Youth Village Ben Shemen”; f-vf & a Rare Historic document, certif Tsachor-Aloni

[CV]
Start: $2,000 Sold For: $6,300
Lot #: 175

Besieged Ben Shemen30  DEC 47 Convoy cv (including contents) from a girl in Ben Shemen “children’s group A” addressed to her father in Haifa franked 10m Palestine stp cancelled BEN SHEMEN pmk. In the letter she is writing: ”…I did not answer your letter as anyway it was useless and it would stay at the post office. Today the convoy should come so I am writing in a hurry…”. The village (near Lydda) was under partial siege as of 29 November 47 & was serviced by convoys escorted by the British Army, the siege was lifted on 10.7.1948, on back return address - children’s group A, Ben Shemen; roughly opened at left, f-vf & Rare Historic document, certif Tsachor-Aloni

[CV]
Start: $1,000 Sold For: $2,800

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