Current Auction

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 52nd auction. The results of our 51st auction, which can be viewed on our website were excellent and show a stable market eager for better items in most specialties.

This is our last auction. During the past 33 years we have dealt with hundreds of vendors and serviced thousands of bidders worldwide. We thank all for the full trust they have given us.
We are also very proud of helping build many collections, some of which reached the highest levels in international shows.

It is with great sorrow that we remember the untimely demise of Zvi Aloni z.l.
Zvi died on September 10 2022, at the age of 74, after a short cancer illness.
He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
May he rest in peace.

This auction is highlighted by 2 Large Gold Medals  collections: Holyland Forerunners (incl. Colonies) part 2  and 1948 Doar Ivri.
Other specialties are well represented culminating with a fine section of banknotes.

With all good and sincere wishes,

Yacov Tsachor



Lot #: 164

Unusual: Airmail commerc cv Haifa to Wien correct 40m rate Palestine stps (SG 94+106+2x107) all tied by d.c. pmks HAIFA 27 AP 48, Haifa was liberated on 22 AP and the central P. O. reopened. As Lydda airpost closed on 25 AP 48, cv was carried with 1 of the 1st Czech flights (CSA) that used Haifa airport during May 1948. Austrian censor tape & cachet - used in mid 1948; f - vf Rarity, certif Tsachor

Start: $600 Sold For: $1,200
Lot #: 165

Peltours Service courier via Cyprus - airmail cv originated in Tel Aviv addressed to Johannesburg, carried to Cyprus where frank 11pi Cyprus KGVI stps for airmail 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: $300 Sold For: $1,200
Lot #: 166

1.6.1948 Registered airmail cv Haifa to Olomouc - Czech. frank 215m D. Ivri stps = 15 + bl of 4x50m: 40 basic + 15 regist. + 4x40 for 4x addit weight (for each 10gr) arrival pmk 6.VI.48 on face, Czech censor strip at left; vf, a very early outgoing Quintuple rate cv

Start: $250 Sold For: $400
Lot #: 167

Courier from Rome - ppc to Givatayim - Eretz, family corresp. message in Hebrew on 8.6.48, frank by the Courier 8m (3+5m) D. Ivri stps upon arrival & posted by him in Haifa 15.6.1948; vf & scarce, signed Tsachor

Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 168

South African Zionist Fed. - the first 2 shipments - 2 cvs each w/the Zion. Fed.'s 2 lines cachet, Peltours oval cachet & frank 10m D. Ivri stp by Peltours - all on face: a) Stp tied by pmk TEL-AVIV 11.6.1948, return address "SP. Camp Gilgil KENYA", cv straightened at left; b) Pmk 17.6.1948 cv ex Cape Town; f - vf (x2), scarce

Start: $400 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 169

SURFACE MAIL: 27.3.1948 surface rate Regist cv from German Russian Occup. zone to Tel Aviv, total franking 1.10DM stps, tied by pmks GRODITZ / RIESA, arrival pmk TLV 30.5.1948! cv carried by by the S/S Kedmah  that left Genova 23 MAY & arrived in Haifa 27 MAY; roughly opened at left & 1 stp w/corner tear, fine Rare example of very early incoming surface mail accepted after the 25 March which was UPU's last day for this type of mail to Palestine

Start: $220 Sold For: $220
Lot #: 170

12 July 1948 cv from England to the under cover address of Pierre Roger in Marseiile to be directed in Israel, postal service from England resumed only on 22 July 1948, delivered by the s/s PAN-YORK 6 OCT 1948 (cachet), censored; f - vf & seldom offered, see "Foreign Postal Links" fig. 6 - 18 & 20

Start: $300 Sold For: $735