Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #45

Welcome to our 45th auction.


The recorded prices achieved in our last July 2017 Sale prove the steady demand for better Holy Land items. You can view the Prices Realized on the website.

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The major subjects included are: Holy Land Forerunners, Palestine, 1948 Interim, Doar Ivri, Israel, Judaica & Zionism, Holocaust period, Medals, Coins & Bank notes


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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

Other Foreign Offices are lotted under the title of their

Countries in the Foreign Countries section:

   Austria – #1/9

   France – #13/14

   Russia - #24/27  

Lot #: 35

THE PRE-PHILATELIC PERIOD: Haifa 29 OCT 1854 folded letter complete w/full text in Greek to Athens forwarded to Beyrouth by the Agent "AVIERINO CAIFFA" then by the Agent "NICOLAS ZIFFO & CO. BEYROUTH" both with oval cachets on back, the latter also dated the letter in manscpt "30 Oct 1854", then to the Lloyd their oval pmk on face "BERUTTI - AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO"  (St. 500.2), marked "10" for Greek Leptas to pay the domestic fee on arrival. ATHENS 29 OCT 1854 arrival pmk (Greek Orthodox calendar - 12 days diff. from the Gregorian of Beyrouth); exceptional fine quality for this type of mail, Very Rare, ex Schaeffer, certif Tsachor - Aloni 

Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 36

1868 St. Jean d'Acre to Malta - 2 pages folded letter from Acri by C. Avierino dated 23 July 1868 to Signori B. Tagliaferre & Figls in Malta, endorsed "Via Jaffa", on face "C. AVIERINO- St Jn D'ACRE & CAIFFA" oval bilingual cachet, inside recipient's note: "1867, C. Avierino, Acri, 3 Luglio,  Rec 23 D, Risp 27 D"; usual archive fold, f - vf

Start: $300 Sold For: $380
Lot #: 37

1868 St. Jean d'Acre to Malta - 1 page folded letter from Acri on C. Avierino's embossed stationery dated 23 February 1868 to Signori B. Tagliaferre & Figls in Malta,on face "C. AVIERINO- St Jn D'ACRE & CAIFFA" oval cachet, inside recipient's note: "1867, C. Avierino, Acri, 23 Febbrajo,  Rec 4 Maigo, Risp 16"; usual archive fold, f - vf

Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 38

JEWISH COLONIES: 1909 Petah Tiqva 14 para local ("Oranges") top marginal bl. of 4; u/m, light gum bends, f-vf & scarce

Start: $200 Sold For: $230
Lot #: 39

Rarity: "Meir Shfeya" -  Satellite colony to Zichron Ya'acov founded 1891 -  ZICHRON YA'ACOV (St. 716) faint Hebrew 1 line cachet in Violet on 20pa Austrian Levant imptd Postcard originated at "Shfeya", processed via Zichron & Haifa, mailed to Dr. A. Ruppin  in  jaffa,   pmkd CAIFA OESTER... (St. 506) 28.10.11 arrival JAFFA OESTER... (St. 526) 30.10.11 pmk alongside, message in Hebrew written by Haim Dov Kantor (Mohel & Shohet) one of the first settlers of Meir Shfeia; 2 filing holes at bottom, f-vf & Extremely Rare, as this is the second pc recorded by us from this tiny Colony, certif. Muentz, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $2,000 Sold For: $3,000
Lot #: 40

1896 Forwarding Agent "MOISE JEDID LEVI - BEYROUTH" oval bilingual cachet on back of a cv originated at the Galilee Jewish communities (Safed or Tiberias) addr. to the rich Jewish community of Padova Italy, franked and posted at the Austrian Post in Beirut, on back 1 pi on 10 K Austrian Levant stp tied by pmk BEIRUT OSTERR.....96, forwarding agent's cachet & arrival pmk PADOVA 16.6.96; roughly opened at left o/w vf, seldom offered out going mail forwarded by "Jedid Levi" as most of the known mail is incoming to the Galilee   

Start: $600 Sold For: $600
Lot #: 41

THE TURKISH POST: CAIFA - (PM 4) full clear strike in Blue on 20 pa postal stationery card mailed to Germany, message in German dated Caifa 12.9.85 by the British Vice Consul, Turk. transit & German arrival pmks; vf for this difficult pmk, Collins: "7 items recorded"

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 42

HAIFA POSTA SHUBESI 1287 (PM 3) in Violet clear Negative Seal on 20 pa Turkish postal stationery card to Germany, message dated 30.1.1898, arrival pmk on front COBURG 1 - 8.2.98; few light peripheral wrinkles, f - vf & Rare, signed Nakri & Tsachor, certif Muentz

Start: $1,800 Buy
Lot #: 43

HAIFA POSTA SHUBESI 1287  (PM 3) in Violet clear Negative Seal on Nazareth - Gruss Aus ppc tying 20 pa Turkish stp, mailed to Austria c/o Thomas Cook & Sons travel Agency Wien their Haifa oval 9.5.98 cachet on front, transit ALEXANDRIA 12.V.98 & WIEN arrival pmks, short message dated 5.5.98; top left & bottom right light corner creases, f - vf & Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,200 Buy
Lot #: 44

10.8.1902 registered double weight cv sent by "Augusto Parodi - Caifa" mailed to Hamburg, franked on back, 4 color Turkish franking - 10 stps: 4x5pa + 4x10pa + 20pa + 1pi total 3pi: 1pi basic rate + 1pi addit weight + 1pi Registration fee all tied by HAIFFA 10.8.902 pmk (PM 7), UPU R cachet #450 (RC 1) - this on front, Hamburg 20.8.02 arrival pmk on back; light peripheral creases, f - vf early regist. cv

Start: $400 Buy