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




The Ottoman  Posts & Telegraph Offices in Palestine & Sinai  – N.J. Collins & Steichele (listed St. PM or PM)

Steichele – "Ottoman Post" (listed w/double Numbers)

Steichele – "Handbook of Holy Land Philately" Vols. I + II  – revised by N.J. Collins & L. Dickstein

The Postal History of the Ottoman Post in The Holy Land – Aloni & Hackmey

Lot #: 1

1834 (DEC. 12) St. Jean d'Acre Consulat de France full  letter to Marseille w/2 lines PURIFIEE LAZARET MARSEILLE & cachet of the Consulat on back, marked by addressee: Answered 19 May 1835; vf

Start: $300 Sold For: $420
Lot #: 2

1840 (2nd Apr.) folded letter Jaffa to London, 2 pages text in Italian, DISINFECTED in MALTA  w/straight line Malta Post Office & 2 vert slits, charged  "2/8½"  front & back amount to be paid by the addressee, 2 marks on back; f - vf, signed & certif Sorani 

Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 3

1855 full letter Caifa to Pireo (Athens) written on 31/12/1855, via Forwarding agent C. Avierino - Caiffa - oval cachet, charged  12 kreuzer Austrian currency & 10 lepta Greek currency, Red X denotes paid to destination, Athens & Pireus arrivals 7 Jan. 1856 on back; usual horiz. fold, vf & scarce

Start: $350 Sold For: $480
Lot #: 4

1863 (15 JY)  Caiffa folded letter w/1 full page message in Italian to Malta, by F. Aumann - oval hnstp on face, charged "5" on face, via ALEXANDRIA JY 20 63  & arrival MALTA JY 30 63 by British ships, brought to Alex. by forwarding agent; usual horiz fold, f - vf & scarce, see St. p. 7 fig. 4

Start: $300 Sold For: $370
Lot #: 5

1880 copmplete commerc folded letter ACRE to CONSTPLE brought by sender from st. Jean d'Acre (cachet on face) to Aust. Post Beirut frank 10sld (Mi 4II) by vf pmk BEIRUT 27/9/80 arrival pmk CONSTANTINOPOLI  LLOYD 4 10 80; vert. centerfold & scattered spots, fine, sign AD (Diena) ex Sorani, certif Muentz

Start: $300 Sold For: $480