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 #: 227

OHMS cv ex Aliya dept. Tel Aviv to Lydda Airport pmkd TEL AVIV 28 AP 48, Returned to Sender / No Service (cachet on face) as the Airport was closed as of 26 AP 48; horiz. central bend, fine & Rare undelivered mail in Israel

Start: $300 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 228

Courier cv from the JNF Office - Geneva franked w/JNF Blue Ussishkin label (K#528) tied to cv by Geneva Office biling. cachet + handstamped 23 MAI 1948 which is the date these cvs were given to the courier (who was the proprietor of the TLV Patra travel agency and unexpectedly stopped in Geneva on his way to Rome to board on the CSA flight of 25 May that arrived in Haifa on 26 May). Cv posted w/D. Ivri 10m stp tied by Israeli pmk TEL-AVIV 28.5.1948, also applied was the "PATRA" handstamp on front & back; roughly opened at top, still fine & Very Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni, see IFPL p. 120 fig. 6-3 for similar cv

Start: $400 Sold For: $440
Lot #: 229

Courier cv from Germany - Jew. Agency Munich, taxed upon arrival in TLV 10m (J3) on 14.6.1948 Concessional 10m charge on Incoming Courier mail to private individuals; vf, couriers from Germany are scarce

Start: $180 Sold For: $180
Lot #: 230

OUTGOING MAIL: 4 MY 48 HAIFA d.c. Mandate pmk tying 75m Mandate stps (correct rate) to airmail cv to Guatemala, alongside & on back 3x25m PATCO private labels tied by PATCO cachet & the above Mandate pmk, on back arr pmk GUATEMALA 8.6.48, on front cachet in Spanish "Undelivered in Guatemala", & Returned to the Sender; few spots, f - vf Rare very early outgoing mail

Start: $400 Sold For: $850
Lot #: 231

Israel's First Maritime Mail: Haifa to New York family corresp 25m Mandate Air letter tied by Haifa HPO Mandate pmk 9 MY 48 as per M. Ha'am Regulations, mail sent abroad had to be pmkd w/the Mandate type dated device. As no air service available, Carried by the Marine Carp that left Haifa Port on 20 May 48, New York arrival JUNE 7 1948 office dater on back; vf & Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $800 Sold For: $1,800
Lot #: 232

23.5.1948 Registered airmail commerc. bank cv Haifa to Prag frank 95m (Doar Ivri 10m Roulet. +15 + 20 + 50m): 40m basic letter rate + 15 registration + 40 addit. weight, all tied by HAIFA 4 pmk, Tel Aviv 24.5.48 transit & Prag 3.VI 48 arrival pmk; vf, early outgoing mail

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 233

PEDI - First Flight 21 MAY 1948  airmail cv New York to TLV initially posted 18 May 48 marked "SERVICE (SUSPENDED) RETURN TO SENDER" later sent by PEDI, properly franked 25c, tied by the canceller type 2, cv #751 & on back circular cachet of the Czech CSA Co. that brought the 1st consignment via Rome to TLV, New York pmk of May 19 1948 & "Back the Jewish State" special vignette; f-vf & scarce (like in Israel Postal Links by Shamir-Siegel p. 103)

Start: $300 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 234

PEDI - air mail cv originated in London 5 May 1948 to New York Jewish Agency franked KG VI ½ + 2½d stps, redirected to Walter Eytan c/o Jewish Agency TLV, endorsed "Secretariat of State" in Hebrew at top left. Cv remailed By PEDI 26 MAY 1948 as  #3008; vf & scarce (see photo in Israel Postal Links by Shamir-Siegel p. 106), most unusual as GB stps obliterated by PEDI cancel

Start: $400 Sold For: $745
Lot #: 235

South Africa Peltours Service - cv forwarded via the South African Zion. Fed. of JHB, their  2 lines cachet vf strike top right of  cv: "PER POSTAL .... BOX 18, JOHANNESBURG", figure "1" denotes that payment was made,  addr. to TLV, brought to Israel by Peltours - Oval cachet & mailed by them with 10m D. Ivri stp tied by pmk TEL-AVIV 17.7.1948; cv trimmed at right 1cm, f-vf

Start: $220 Buy

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