Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #47

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 Prices Realized list on the website.

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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 #: 13

Rarity: Austrian Lloyd Agency in Jerusalem, Palestine Ca. 1854, Entire letter from HEBRON to Ancona, written in Sephardic Hebrew ("Hatzi Kolmus" - half quill) and bilingually addressed to Rabbi David Bivanti in Ancona, Papal States, struck on despatch in Jerusalem with oval framed sunburst "AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO / GERUSALE / ME" in Green ink (only 2 Green pmks recorded), a very fine strike for this rare handstamp. Reverse with manuscript '40' (soldi, prepaid until port in Italy) and obverse with manuscript '6' applied on arrival for the amount due in Bajocchi for domestic delivery. Content depicts the misery of the Hebron Jewish community and the urgent need for support from the Ancona community, signed by 3 Rabbis of Hebron R. Mosh Feirera, R. Mosh David Kimhi & R. Refael Israel Elyakim; small tear at top o/w vf & Extremely Rare

Start: $6,000 Buy
Lot #: 14

1869, 9/10 GERUSALEMME (St. 542) vf pmk tying 15sld (Mi 5) Inter Empire between Austrian offices rate, to folded letter to Wien, Jewish correspondence in Hebrew beautiful calligraphy, Wien arrival pmk 24.02.70 on back; f-vf & most interesting

Start: $280 Sold For: $420
Lot #: 15

GERUSALEMME (St. 542) vf pmk 7/7 tying 10sld 1867 coarse whiskers to Ecclesiastic cv to Istanbul, Austrian Post arr pmk 17/7 & wax seal on back; f-vf 

Start: $180 Sold For: $180
Lot #: 16

1875, GERUSALEMME (St. 542) vf pmk 18/12 tying 15sld 1867 (Mi 5) coarse whiskers to cv to Potsdam - Preussen, on back transit Triest 1875 pmk; f-vf 

Start: $150 Buy
Lot #: 17

2/1886 Registered cv properly franked 2x10sld 1883 (Mi 11A) Austrian Levant stps tied by  vf pmk JERUSALEM - GERUSALEMME (St. 543) 4 2 86 + RECOM (St. 556) #255 to Leipzig, on back RIESA-DRESDEN BAHNPOT ZUG 102 - 16.2.86 pmk; & 5 wax seals; vf

Start: $200 Sold For: $200
Lot #: 18

Caifa to Japan - CAIFA OESTER. POST 22 2 05 pmk tying 20pa on 10H Austrian Levant stp to ppc (Nazareth), message in English, PORT SAID transit 26 II 05 & 2 diff Japanese arrival pmks 1 dated 31 MAR 05 all on face; f-vf 

Start: $180 Sold For: $190
Lot #: 19

3  registered commerc cvs: a) 1908 Haifa to Hamburg franked 2pi Austrian Levant stp tied by CAIFA OESTER... (St. 506) 10.9.08 pmk perf R label #33 (St. type C + $250) alongside,  on back Hamburg arrival pmk 20.9.08; b) 1901 Jerusalem to Bern franked on back 2x1pi Austrian Levant stps tied by JERUSALEM OESTER... (St. 547) pmk perf R label #201 (St. type O + $175) cv trimmed at top; c) 1912 Jaffa to Paris franked on back 2x1pi Austrian Levant stps tied by JAFFA OESTER... (St. 526) pmk 11.1.12 perf R label #438 (St. type J + $200); f-vf (x3) 

Start: $300 Buy


Lot #: 20

Rarity: Bat Shlomo -  Satellite colony to Zichron Ya'acov founded 1891 - 20pa Austrian Levant stp on Boston ppc, originated at "Bat Shlomo", processed via Haifa, mailed to Abram Ulitzki c/o Dr. A. Ruppin  in  Jaffa,   pmkd CAIFA OESTER... (St. 506) 23.9.10 arrival JAFFA OESTER... (St. 526) 24.9.10 pmk alongside, message in Russian (Bat Shlomo in Hebrew) written by Lis Hertz; f-vf & Extremely Rare, as this is the second pc recorded by us from this tiny Colony, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $1,200 Sold For: $2,900
Lot #: 21

Be'er Tuvia - superb oval bilingual cachet "Comite de la Kolonie Castina" on 10.6.1910 doc. sign ny the colony's Committee, text in French discussing the financial situation of the Colony; filing holes in margin, A4 size & folded, fine

Start: $200 Sold For: $625
Lot #: 22

1911 Hadera Colony - Registered cv to Russia via Jaffa Austrian Post 20 III 11, w/a demand from a jew, for uncleared property taxes for purchased land in the Colony. As "inconnue" - "de retour" Jaffa 15 IV 11 re arrival; filing hole top left & 1 of 2x1pi Austrian stps off on back, still presentable & scarce, see "The Alexander Collection" by Zvi Aloni p. 104 similar & same date cv 

Start: $300 Sold For: $525

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