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, 


20:00 PM (Israel Time)


All the lots are shown in Color

1948 SAFED

Lot #: 221

Rarity: 10m local proof of Sett. I type 3 Imperforate printed on white ungummed paper full offset on reverse over background of 2 groups of the Yellow Stars of David this used for the Yellow Essay; excellent condition. Extremely Rare, signed Hoexter & Tsachor, certif. Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $2,000 Sold For: $5,040
Lot #: 222

The 1st PROOF - struck on the right side of a blank visit card - this proof was done prior to all other proofs & prior to the Safed entire in order to check alignment & other design elements & before multiplying it to other types, very intense Black, card dedicated by Aharon Ben Zaken (the printer) to Rivka; scattered spots, f - vf Rarity of which 2 exist (see "Jerusalem & Safed" p. 332), signed Tsachor, certif Tsachor-Aloni                

Start: $1,500 Sold For: $2,100
Lot #: 223

2 Imperforate items: a) 10m local PROOF of Sett I Type 3 Imperforate printed on the White side of the Safed envelope paper, back shows full clear Offset Print of the stp; light horiz fold in top margin & 1 spot, vf & Very Rare, signed Tsachor; b) 10m Imperforate top marginal single w/huge top margin, Sett I Type 3; diagonal fold o/w vf, signed Hoexter & Tsachor, Very Rare (x2),

Start: $500 Buy
Lot #: 224

Rarity: 10m local Imperforated Vertical Tete-Beche Gutter Pair Sett I Types 1 & 3 on the Blue background paper w/o gum as issued, margins at top & bottom, from an Uncut sheet - horiz. fold through the Gutter; f-vf & Very Rare, certif. Dr. K. Sela & certif Tsachor - Aloni, Major Safed Rarity, Top Exhibition item

Start: $2,500 Sold For: $2,900
Lot #: 225

Rarity: 10m local Vertical Tete-Beche Gutter Pair Sett I Type 2 on the Blue background paper w/o gum as issued, margins at top & bottom, from an Uncut perforated sheet - the Gutter is Imperf in the center; vf & Very Rare, Top Exhibition item, a similar item is illustrated in JSPS p. 338, signed Dr. K. Sela & Tsachor, certif Tsachor - Aloni, this is probably the finest T. Beche pair that we have offered

Start: $2,500 Sold For: $2,800
Lot #: 226

10m local stp Sett. II type 4 top left corner, back shows the Black imprint of type 1 of the Safed stationery Essay, tied to unaddr cv by the large local pmk 6 MAY 1948, FD of the pmk; vf, signed Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 227

10m local stp Sett II Type 6 Imperforate Between Stp & Bottom Margin tied to cv addr to Haifa by the large local pmk 14 MAY 1948 - Last Day of the sale of the stp; folded, roughly opened w/top & back flap folds, stp is vf. This is a commerc cv & Imperf varieties on these are Very Rare

Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 228

Last Day of the Local Safed Post - 10m local Sett II Type 4 tied to cv mailed to Jerusalem by the local large pmk dated 19 MAY 1948 Last Day of Use. On 20 May 1948 the Minhelet Ha'am pmk came into use in Safed instead of this pmk. On back of the 10m local stp is the Black imprint of Type 1 from the Trial printing of the Safed stationery making this an Extremely Rare item, the stp was lifted for inspection and reaffixed by a hinge; roughly opened top & cv reinforced, signed Muentz & Tsachor, certif Muentz, illust. in JSPS p. 359

Start: $1,000 Sold For: $3,675