Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #48

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 48th auction. After postponing it from May 2020 we
received many requests to hold it as soon as possible. We hope that the current
sale will arouse the ususl interest and attention.
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the hard copy.
While most specialties are represented some merit special attention, few of
which are: Turkish Forerunners, E.E.F. Mail, Palestine Stamps, 1948
Interim, Doar Ivri, 1 st P. Dues, 1948 1 st Festivals, 1950 Air-Mails &
Judaica – Revisionist Movement.
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With all good and sincere wishes,


1948 INTERIM (Local Posts Follow)

1948 INTERIM (Local Posts Follow)

Handbooks & Catalogues:

"Israel Foreign Postal Links", 1991, Ch. Shamir & Marvin Siegel, listed as IFPL

"Jerusalem & Safed Postal Services in the Transition  Period", 2004, Z. Shimoni, Y. Rimon &I. Karpovsky, listed as JSPS

"Nahariya, Rishon Le Zion, The Negev Settlements...",  2009, Z. Shimoni, I Karpovsky & Z. Aloni, listed as  NRNS

Bale Israel Specialized Catalogue 1948 - 2016, D. Stier,  Chariot Publishing, listed as Bale # or Ba 

Lot #: 203

Affula "Emergency Post" to Besieged Negev - Commerc imptd. printed matter cv from kibbutz Ein Harod to kibbutz Dorot POB 454 Tel Aviv, franked 3m Mandate stp (#91) ovptd "Emergency Post Affula" in Black; back flap missing, f-vf & Rare

Start: $900 Sold For: $1,200
Lot #: 204

Affula "Emergency Post" - Commerc cv from Kibbutz Geva (by Affula) to Gan Ha'Shomron franked 10m Mandate stp (#97) ovptd "Emergency Post Affula" ovpt in Black; vert. centerfold, f-vf & scarce 

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 205

Besieged Ben Shemen: 16.5.48 Flown civilian cv from Ben Shemen near Lydda addressed to Dr. Ernst Shragenheim in TLV, franked 10m JNF label  (Kap #916) accepted as postage. The village was under siege as of April 48 & was serviced by a small airstrip, the siege was lifted on 10.7.1948, cv Flown to TLV & cancelled upon arrival w/Israeli trilingual pmk of 16.5.1948 First Day, return addr: Rahel  Shragenheim - Ben Shemen; light toning around the stp o/w vf & Rare, see similar cv NRNS p. 221, certif. Tsachor-Aloni 

Start: $1,000 Sold For: $3,150
Lot #: 206

THE POST OFFICES: AFFULA regist #0047 cv properly franked 25m mixed franking of 20m Mandate step (#99)ovptd "Emergency Post Affula" & 5m M. Ha'am stp (Ba 29) all tied by Violet pmk repeated twice on back, dated in pencil 9/5, Haifa arr Mandate pmk 10.5.1948; ofphilatelic origin, vf

Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 207

Beer Tuvia - Express cv to TLV properly franked 50m Mandate stps (SG #97x5)) tied by  M. Ha'am pmks in Violet & EX label alongside, dated 9 MAY 1948 by office dater, on back Rehovot M. Ha'am transit pmk; vf & Rare

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 208

GIV'AT BRENNER regist #0548 cv franked 25m mixed franking 20m JNF labels Parachutists w/o DOAR ovpt, (authorized & sold by the Rehovot PO) & 5m Kofer Hayishuv label, tied by 2 pmks in Black repeated twice on back & office dater 2.5.48 mailed to TLV; vf & Rare, appx 30 cvs mailed

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 209

ROSH PINNA regist #0004 - 7m Mandate postal card dated 3/5 franked w/addtit. 3x3m stps (7m +3x3m) total of 16m missing 2m for printed matter 18m rate, all tied by 2 M. Ha'am pmks in Black, on back Tiberias M. Ha'am transit pmk dated 4/5/48, Haifa Mount Carmel arr pmk 6.5.1948, 2 attempts of delivery marked on back; of philatelic origin, vf & scarce

Start: $300 Sold For: $345
Lot #: 210

Destination Rarity: Commerc ppc (Habima sq.) franked 11m Mandate stps (Ba #104 & 105) + 5m M. Ha'am stp (Ba #32) to pay the 13m surface postcard rate (overfranked 3 mil) tied by Mandate pmk TEL AVIV 5 MY 48 (frozen date) as postcard's message dated 7.5.48, ppc addr to MARSHAL ISLANDS  U.S.A., tolerated contrary to the regulations as mail destined abroad should not be franked w/M. Ha'am stps; vf  & Rare, certif. Tsachor-Aloni, 1st time offered by us      

Start: $400 Sold For: $745
Lot #: 211

Commerc cv franked 10m M. Ha'am stps (Ba #6 x2) for surface Printed Matter rate tied by Haifa FD Israeli trilingual pmk 16.5.1948 to cv addressed to Vienna - Austria, Austrian censor sealing tape at left, mailed to Austria contrary to the regulations as mail destined abroad should not be franked M. Ha'am stps, this cv was found on 16.5.48 in a mail box & was tolerated; vf  & Rare, certif. Tsachor-Aloni     

Start: $600 Sold For: $1,600
Lot #: 212

Haifa local commerc cv frank 10m M. Ha'am stp (Ba #16b) tied to cv, against regulations, by pmk HAIFA 1.6.1948, marked in manscpt "T 20m" also large "T" cachet applied, Taxed 20m 1st P. Dues (#J4) tied by pmk HAIFA 2.6.1948, as addressee refused to accept (note on back). P. Due stp was annulled w/the large box cachet "Tax Not Collected..."; few spots, f-vf & Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $800 Sold For: $1,200