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 #: 217

1939 Kinder  Transport - Regina Saalkind Jewish Refugee from Konigsberg Germany born 1924 arrived in the UK 5th July 1939 - 2 docs w/photos: a) Aliens certif. of Registration issued in Leeds Aug. 1940 as "Refugee from Nazi Depression," She was trained as a teacher in Day Nurseries and worked in the UK till 1950 in various places incl. the Jewish Refugee Comm. Windermere Hostel, Beth Jacob Kindergarten at Santford, etc.; b) Travel Document issued 5/1948, various travel visas, 6/1950 Entry Visa to Israel this extended until permanent stay permit was issued in 10/1952; fine (x2) scarce original docs 

Start: $250 Sold For: $900
Lot #: 218

1940/41 British Aliens Internment Camps - 5 letters on special letter sheets between Camps: 1940 from Isle of Man Camp Onchan to 7th Camp, Hay Australia w/Violet cachet "c/o Commandant Internment Camp Hay N.S.W.” + 1941 - 3 letters from the same corresp. w/Onchan oval cachet +1941 letter from "Married Aliens Internment Camp Port St. Mary", Isle of Man w/oval cachet in Blue to the same internee in Hay Australia, all letters w/at least 3 censor marks each; peripheral soiling, fine (x5)

Start: $180 Sold For: $220
Lot #: 219

A Passport holder - 11x14cm made in Ferramonti Camp - Italy ca. 1943/5 by members of the "Amal" group, survivors of the Pentcho wreck interned in Ferramonti. They established a section for bookbinding & paper products. The passport holder is made of cloth & card w/Magen David on outer & inner sides. The latter also has a sticker w/Magen David & typed: "Made by Kvuzat "AMAL"... FERRAMONTI..."; fine, seldom offered

Start: $120 Sold For: $150
Lot #: 220

9/1945 Shanghai booklet issued by Friedrich Melchior, Jew. Refugee, describing in colored caricatures the evil deeds of “Mr. Ghoya the late Japanese official of the Stateless Refugees’ Affairs Bureau Shanghai Hongkew” (During Japanese Occupation of WWII), 1 page of text you called yourself ‘King of the Jews’... your humiliating men & women ... We want to smile on you... that’s why I pinned you down just as we saw you.." + 7 caricatures in color, signed by the designer, front cv shows F. Melchior certif of identity; 1 page reinforced w/tape, vf & Rare item

Start: $200 Sold For: $260
Lot #: 221

S. S. PATRIA - censored cv from Haifa franked 7m internal letter rate tied by Haifa d.c. 17 DE 40 pmk, addressed to Georg Israel S. S. Patria, an illegal immigrant on board the deportation ship Patria, (what an ironic name meaning Homeland for a deportation ship). In order to prevent the deportation to Mauritius, the Haganah sabotaged the ship by a miscalculated explosion which opened a large hole on the side and the ship drowned within minutes in the Haifa harbor. About 260 people were killed in the tragic event; vert centerfold w/tiny tears top & bottom of fold, fine & Rare

Start: $500 Sold For: $1,800
Lot #: 222

"Our Exile Ended, 15 Mai 1948, the State of Israel" overprint made in Cyprus Camp by a detainee, on 2 Cyprus postal stps KGVI 1¼ & 1½ pia., 10 pairs produced all found in maker's possession; u/m, vf (x2) & unusual, sign M. Marco

Start: $120 Sold For: $135
Lot #: 223

Cyprus Camp 70 -  cv to Tel Aviv with H.Q. 3 Camp - Date 21 NOV 1947 - Staff (special) Cyprus - 3 lines cachet tying 2pi Cyprus stp, return address: "Cyprus Camp 70 / A.I.G - C.I.D. Jerusalem - Palestine - Mapai"; small tear at top left, f-vf 

Start: $160 Buy
Lot #: 224

Cyprus Camp 69 -  cv to Tel Aviv with H.Q. 3 Camp - Date 17 FEB 1948 - Staff (special) Cyprus - 3 lines cachet tying 2pi Cyprus stp to cv, return address: " Camp 69 / Ha'oved Ha'tziyoni - Cort 146 Ciprus - Vamagusta"; scattered spots, fine

Start: $160 Buy
Lot #: 225

2 Courier cvs Cyprus to Israel each 1st frank correct Cyprus franking - unpmkd in dispatch & 10m Doar Ivri stp added in Israel: a) Frank 2x1pi KGVI, 10m & Cyprus stps pmkd TEL AVIV 20.6.1948; b) Frank 3pi KGVI (rate changed 7/1948) only 10m pmkd HAIFA 3.8.1948, censored; b - vert. center fold - fine, a - vf (x2) 

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 226

Cyprus Camps - 1947/49 - 10 cvs to Palestine/ Israel properly franked KGVI stps: Camp 60 frank 2x1pi (1 stp off), Camp 62, 64 this to Ohio 11/1948 frank 4pi on back, 65, 66, 67,68 (Ship "Hatikwa") frank 2pi, 68 frank 3pi, 70 frank 2pi cachet H.Q.3 Camp...3 1948.. & 70 but frank 3pi same cachet but 7/1948; Also 2/1949 airmail cv London to Xylotymbo Camp Commander but Retour as Camp closed; fine (x11)

Start: $250 Sold For: $320

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