Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #46

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 47th  auction. The results of our January 2019 Sale were excellent and prove the steady demand for better Holy Land items. View the

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The Auction has most specialties well represented. Especially noteworthy are the sections of Holy Land Forerunners, Jewish Colonies, Mandate Stamps & used abroad, 1948 Interim, Doar Ivri, 1948 1st Festivals, 1950 1st Air Mail, Zionist Congresses &  Holocaust mail.

We are proud to offer, for the 1st time, the collection: Israel 1948 – 1952 Plate Blocks on FDCs.


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Lot #: 140

EARLY INCOMING SURFACE MAIL: 16.3.48 registered surface cv from Germany - British Zone - to Petah Tiqva, M. Ha'am arr pmk PETAH TIQVA in black on back; light top opening tears, fine & Rare Incoming mail during the M. Ha'am period

Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 141

EARLY INCOMING  MAIL: 10 AP 48 surface Registered rate cv w/advice of delivery (mit Ruckschein) ex Berlin Russian Zone to Jerusalem, franked Deutchepost 2 MK single (Mi #968) transit pmk on back HAIFA 3 - 30.5.1948 - very early ship entry, forwarded to TLV where it received the boxed National Loan cachet on face & as Jerusalem was in complete siege cv was held there; roughly opened top, fine & a Rare rate

Start: $200 Sold For: $200
Lot #: 142

EARLY INCOMING AIRMAIL: Courier cv from the JNF office Geneva - Hotel stationery franked JNF Black Ussishkin label (K #529) tied to cv by Geneva office biling. cachet French/Hebrew, cv FLOWN to TLV - Sdeh Dov on board Hagana chartered Pan-African plane that landed on 9 MAY 48, cv posted in TLV, JNF label accepted as postage tied by M. Ha'am TLV Violet pmk; roughly opened & right bottom corner torn, fine & Rare, Bale 2016 p. 46 #34 - $3200, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $400 Sold For: $725
Lot #: 143

20.V.48 Registered air mail cv Sofia to TLV transit via Haifa 27.5.48 pmk, cv brought to Haifa by the 26.5.48 Czech CSA flight; roughly opened at the top, fine & Rare, see similar cv photo IFPL p. 55

Start: $400 Sold For: $400
Lot #: 144

THE PELTOURS SERVICE: "12 Mai 48 Bern" dated content typed letter in German parents to children in "Kibbutz Afikim - the Jordan Valley - Palestine". They write that the Israeli Agency in Cyprus offered to transfer the letter to destination. Offered are the contents & the cv franked 2 pi Cyprus stp cancelled by a box mute obliterator. Front & back with circular PELTOURS LTD / HAIFA - PEL  cachet - they couriered the cv to Haifa. Recipient's note on back: received 9 VI 48 (in German); slight roughly opened, f-vf most unusual route & couriered during complete postal blockade on Israel   

Start: $500 Sold For: $800
Lot #: 145

South Africa Peltours Service - cv forwarded via the South African Zion. Fed. of JHB, their  2 lines cachet vf strike bottom left of  cv: "PER POSTAL .... BOX 18, JOHANNESBURG", figure "3" denotes that payment for 3 such cvs was made,  addr. to Haifa, brought to Israel by Peltours - Oval cachet & mailed by them with 10m D. Ivri stp tied by pmk TEL-AVIV 12.7.1948, Zion. Fed. self censored & resealed w/celotape; f-vf

Start: $250 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 146

FIRST FLIGHTS: Israel - Czechoslovakia 26.5.48 by the First Official Flight of the Czechoslovak Airlines cv franked 55m Doar Ivri correct rate (40m air mail + 15m registration) tied by Haifa 26.5.48 pmk, arrival PRAHA 28 V 48 pmk, Unclaimed & Returned to Haifa 8.7.48; vf

Start: $300 Sold For: $500
Lot #: 147

Tel Aviv - Paris 1st Flight 14.6.1948: Patriotic air mail cv properly franked 175m (#4 + 3x5 + 2x6) for 35m x5 = quintuple rate cv, all stps tied by TLV pmks, Black Flight cachet at base & 6 additional cachets forming a Magen David on face; vert fold away from the stps & corner bends due to the weight, fine

Start: $200 Sold For: $470