Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #44

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 44th auction. The attached Prices Realized list of our 9 November 2016 sale demonstrates another set of excellent results. There is a continuing strong demand for better and specialized material.

We are proud to offer the following collections in the coming auction:  





Also included: Foreign Countries, Foreign P. Offices, Palestine stamps,

1948 Interim, Israel FDCs, 1948 1st Festivals, Judaica & The Dreyfus Affair & more.


Please FAX your final bids to avoid delays. Bidders are requested to include their FAX and telephone numbers and/or email addresses on their bid sheets.

For the convenience of our clients in the Metropolitan New York area Dr. Arthur Groten is available to accept bids and consignments by phone

845-471-4179 or e-mail [email protected]

Consignments can also be submitted by Mr. Gary Theodore, office phone

732-229-5310, cell 732-996-0520 or e-mail [email protected],

Fax: 732-229-4805


With all good and sincere wishes,


YACOV TSACHOR  - Director & Philatelist

ZVI ALONI  - Philatelist


Lot #: 677

ACHAD HA'AM - signed A. Ginsberg 1 page handwritten in English on his embossed stationery, dated 5.12.19,  addressed to Mr. Harris, his cigarettes supplier, re: he is ill, will not visit London for a while, requesting him to send one thousand cigarettes & the invoice...; folded, fine

Start: $220 Buy
Lot #: 678

BEN GURION D. 11/1963 handwritten & signed 2 pages letter in Hebrew to Marcus Henry - President, the General David Marcus Chamber, Jerusalem, from Sde Boker, re: The Late General David Marcus his legacy & memorial. "... in a very short time he became a Commander in the Negev & later in charge of defending the Road to Jerusalem... he deserves Eternal Memory..."; folded, f - vf

Start: $600 Sold For: $600
Lot #: 679

CHAGALL MARC handwritten 1 page letter in Yiddish from Paris 10.1.1933, his signature is the early one without the 2 Hebrew letter Alef which he adopted later, mailed to Talpir in Tel Aviv, who was the editor of the periodical for art matters Gazit. Chagall is sending him materials & writes that although he is a Jew he is facing up with the pure problems of art (probably meaning don't call me a Jewish artist - Y.T.). He also mentions his good relations with M. Dizengof (TLV's Mayor) and writes that he received from him a lot of materials (probably for an exhibition - Y.T.); 2 filing holes at top, folded, fine

Start: $650 Buy
Lot #: 680

MENUHIN YEHUDI & ENESCO GEORGES (composer) full signatures on Menuhin's photo 17  x 22  cm, dated on back "mars 946"; f - vf

Start: $140 Buy
Lot #: 681

SCHATZ BORIS 4/1907 handwritten pc in Yiddish on Austrian Levant postal card of 10ct., signed at bottom, addressed to J. Flax, Leeds, England, re: as he did not receive an answer to his last letter he is interested to hear the results of the Bezalel Evening in Leeds, front & back w/the "Bezalel - Jerusalem" Violet large cachet; filing holes bottom margins, fine

Start: $120 Buy
Lot #: 682

WOLFSOHN DAVID signed "David" on his own ppc, depicting his portrait, New Year greetings to Max Schatz in Bonn, dated Koln 2.10.1910; light toning, f – vf

Start: $180 Buy
Lot #: 683

PHOTOGRAPHS: 1924 Tel-Aviv Exhibition- 18 vintage photos mostly 16½ x12cm, 2 have A. Soskin's embossing &

1 w/hnstp of Arushkes, Show was held at at the Achad- Ha'am school, pavilions depict Palestine's Industry, Agriculture, Export, etc.; vf (x18) & valuable

Start: $400 Sold For: $1,700
Lot #: 684

Walter Zadek - 11 vintage photos 3 bear his studio's cachet, others are signed by him or his wife, 24x18cm, depicting Eretz views & types; vf (x11)

Start: $350 Sold For: $575
Lot #: 685

ILANI Efren - Mandate & Israeli periods photographer, 

24 photos 25x20cm, 1950's / 60's part after 1967 War depicting views of Jerusalem, the Negev, artists at work, etc. Most bear the studio's cachets and / or are signed by him. Also 1949 Ch. Weizmann, D. Ben-Gurion & Y. Yadin viewing the Army parade, manscpt in Heb. on back: last public appearance of the 1st Israeli President; vf (x24)

Start: $200 Sold For: $420
Lot #: 686

Moshe Ordmann - 28 mint colored ppcs:  Balfour's Visit 

9 ppcs Nos. 91/98 & 100; Tel Aviv - 8 ppcs Nos. 3, 14/15, 18, 21, 23, 29 & 30; Settlements  - 11 ppcs Nos. 41/42, 46/47, 50, 54/55, 57, 60, 75 & 80; vf (x28)


Start: $150 Buy

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