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 #: 6

CAIFA (St. 502) ornamented pmk full strike dated

2/7 (1863) on stampless folded letter originated in Acri, message dated 2 July 1863, mailed to Cefalonia in the Ionian Islands, straight line FRANCO (St. 509) posted pre-paid from port to port, tax mark "1" in Black & transit CORFU 11 JULY in Grey-Blue all on face; refolded along top edge & few light spots, f - vf & Very Rare, certif Muentz & Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,800 Sold For: $2,000
Lot #: 7

CAIFA (St. 502) ornamented pmk full strike dated

8/8 (1867) tying 10 Soldi Austrian Levant stp 1864 issue perf 9½   to folded letter mailed to Alexandria, arrival pmk ALEXANDRIEN 10/8 (1867), message in Acri dated

8 Aug. 1867; light scattered toning, 2 small opening tears, fine & Rare, signed Sorani & Diena, certif Diena

Start: $1,500 Sold For: $1,500
Lot #: 8

1869 Mixed Franking: Folded letter full message dated Acre 5 June 1869 forwarded by AVIERINO - ST. JEAN D'ACRE (SYRIE) their oval cachet on face & mailed to Corfu, posted at the Haifa Aust. Post frank 10sld 1867 issue (Mi #4I) tied by the Rare pmk CAIFA (St. 502) 6/6 ornamented in Blue, via LLOYD AGENTIE SMIRNE 12/6 &  arrival pmk KERKYRA (60% full), 20 Lepta large Hermes Head (4 margins, close at left) stp applied on arrival for domestic post to destination this tied by dotted 106 numeral of Corfu - Kerkyra; typical central vert. archive fold away from stps & pmks, fine & Very Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $4,000 Sold For: $5,040
Lot #: 9

CAIFA (St. 502) ornamented pmk full strike dated

24/11 (1874) - New Latest Date, on Austrian Levant 15 sld postal stationery envelope (Mi U8) from Haifa to Triest via WIEN 7 12 74 arrival TRIEST 8 12 74 pmks; very light vert centerfold, opened top & bottom, f - vf & Very Rare, signed Nakri, certif Muentz, the use of this envelope in the Holyland is very seldom seen

Start: $2,800 Sold For: $3,150
Lot #: 10

4/1899 cv ex French Jerusalem Consulat (cachet) to Vice Consul de France a Caiffa, via JAFFA / SYRIE on face

28 AVRIL then BEYROUTH / SYRIE 29 AVRIL & note on front: "Arrive le 1 Mai 99 via la Poste Autrichienne, taxed 8 piastres" (arrived 1 May 99 via the Austrian Post - no French Post in Caifa yet); shortened ½ cm at base, fine unusual routing: French Post Jerus - Jaffa - Beyrouth & Aust. Post to Haifa!, for some reason this was easier at that period than Jaffa - Haifa directly

Start: $250 Sold For: $850
Lot #: 11

18.6.90 registered commerc cv Haifa to Metz franked front & back 2x1pia on 10kr Austrian Levant stps tied by vf strike CAIFA (St. 503) pmks, Imperf R label No 62 (St. A + $500), on back arrival METZ 21.6.90 pmk; small opening tear at top right & small part of back flap off, fine & Rare regist cv w/this pmk, ex Schaeffer, certif. Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $700 Sold For: $700
Lot #: 12

13.5.1900 registered commerc cv Haifa to Chicago franked 2x1pi on 25H Austrian Levant stps tied by CAIFA OESTER... (St. 504) pmk perf R label #256 (St. type B + $300) alongside,  on back CHICAGO office arrival cachet "MAY 31 1900"; shortened 1cm at left not affecting & light scattered spots, f - vf, ex Scaeffer

Start: $400 Sold For: $575
Lot #: 13

16..7.1900 registered AR commerc cv Haifa to Chicago franked 5x1pi on 25H Austrian Levant stps, top right stp "cancelled" by red manscpt "Avis de Reception", rate: 1pi basic + 1pi registration + 1pi AR fee + 2pi for  2x addit. weight - triple rate Regist AR cv stps tied by CAIFA OESTER... (St. 504), R label #86 (St. type B + $300), transit BRINDISI 21.7.00 & LONDON 2 diff. pmks 24 & 28 JY, CHICAGO office cachet as arrival; peripheral small faults (away from stps & pmks) as expected for such a heavy cv, fine & Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,200 Sold For: $2,100
Lot #: 14

18.11.1908 registered  Deutsche Palestine Bank Haifa cv to the Jaffa branch franked 110pa Austrian Levant stps (2x10pa & 3x30pa - Mi 51/2), rate: 40pa basic letter + 40pa registration + 30pa addit. weight all tied by CAIFA OESTER... (St. 506) pmks, R label #430 (St. type C + $250), arrival JAFFA OESTER... (St. 525) 19.11.1908 pmk; bank's seal off leaving a hole only on back, f - vf

Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 15

4/1909 Passover - picture postcard mailed locally in Haifa as a greeting card franked 10pa Austrian Levant stp 1908 issue tied by CAIFA OESTER... (St. 507) pmk 2.IV.09 alongside CAIFA OESTER... (St. 508) pmk 3.IV.09; bottom left corner damage, f - vf & scarce greeting cards rate

Start: $140 Buy