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 #: 380

1st Air Mail - 16 Photo Essays, 13 final adopted & 3 rejected designs: 5x3, 30x3, 40x3, 50x2, 100x4  & 250pr, Black on White glazed paper, incl: Dove 100pr, varieties of descriptive inscriptions, unadopted 30 & 40pr, generally stamp size, Ex artist O. Wallish files, all different, no duplication, all mounted on exhibit pages & described; vf (x16), (few w/Muentz certif.) hard to assemble, a great opportunity

Start: $750 Sold For: $1,300
Lot #: 381

1950 1st Air Mails: Imperforate Composite Essay in blocks of 4 Green - Blue on White gummed paper w/wide Green- Blue  margins all around: 30pr Unadopted design, 40 & 250pr the Adopted designs; few light scattered spots on gum side as expected for such a large multiple (20½ x 24cm), vf & Very Rare, signed & certif Tsachor-Aloni, sold in our April 1992 auction, lot 1313, for a total of $7800

Start: $2,200 Buy
Lot #: 382

100pr (#C5) Imperforate Proof in the issued Carmine color, single w/huge bottom margin, this partly also in Carmine on gummed paper; u/m, light scattered toning, vf & Very Rare, certif Tsachor-Aloni, signed in pencil on back

Start: $750 Buy
Lot #: 383

Major Rarity: 250pr (#C6) Imperforate Proof in the issued Blue color, horizstrip of 4 stps in TETE-BECHE format w/central gutter. The 1st Air Mails were printed in large printers sheets of 300 - like the 1st Festivals in Tete Beche format & this item is the evidence for this, but issued in panes of 50 stps ; vertical fold in gutter, small spot in gutter, u/m, still vf & Extremely Rare, the only recorded, Ba #37IIIc - $3750, under cat., Ex Kestenbaum, Dr. Pildes & Gruzd, certif Tsachor-Aloni, a Key item in any Israel Collection

Start: $3,000 Sold For: $3,150
Lot #: 384

250pr (Sc #C6)  Imperforate Proof in the issued Blue color, horizontal pair w/Tab, on ungummed Bluish-Grey paper (this unrecorded); vf & Very Rare

Start: $500 Buy
Lot #: 385

50pr (#C3) COLOR TRIAL - Proof in Accepted colors of Red Brown, Imperf. Block of 4 with margins & small control number 133 at bottom left, gummed paper; u/m, few spots, vf & the only recorded, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,000
Lot #: 386

250pr (#C6) Imperforate Color Trial in the Dark Green color, Block of 4 w/large bottom & right margins also in Green on ungummed thick paper, signed on back in pencil by the designer O. Wallish;  vf & Very Rare, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $1,000 Buy
Lot #: 387

250pr (#C6) Imperforate Color Trial in the Dark Grey color, vertical pair w/large bottom margin also in Grey on ungummed Yellowish thick paper; light scattered toning, black paper adherent on back, fine & Very Rare, certif Tsachor-Aloni

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 388

250pr (#C6) Imperforate Tab Block of 4 w/2 Tabs in the Blue issued color; u/m, few spots, f-vf & Rare, Ba 37IIIb - $2200 

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 389

THE FIRST DAY COVERS:  1950 1st Air Mails 5 - 250pr (Sc #C1/6) cpl set of 6 w/FULL TABS tied by 3 FD pmks TEL AVIV - 26.6.1950 repeated on back, to the Official FDC; cv cleaned, still vf & Very Rare, 26 June was the 1st Day of Sale of the tabbed stps to the public, certif Muentz & Tsachor - Aloni, Ba $7500

Start: $3,000 Buy