Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #41

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We again welcome the many philatelists who have joined our expanding client list.

Warm greetings to them all and to all our faithful clients. The enclosed list of Prices Realized of our 12 March 2014 Sale demonstrates another fine set of results. This again provides ample proof that a continuing steady and strong demand for quality exists.

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Lot #: 376

"MENORAH CLUB" cover - the Military type - cv addr to TLV sent by Bela Krakover to her boyfriend, contents enclosed, depicting life in Jerusalem under Siege, dated 24.5.1948, vf Menorah Club Jerusalem Violet cachet w/handwritten inscription in pencil "from a soldier", FLOWN to TLV where cv was pmkd by APO #3 Military Dateless pmk in use 22 - 27 May; cv roughly opened at left, fine & Very Rare Menorah Club Flown Siege mail from Jerusalem, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,800 Buy
Lot #: 377

FLOWN & COURIER MAIL: Flown cover from Besieged Jerusalem - franked 10m 2nd local issue stp uncancelled, endorsed in Hebrew "O.A.S.", sent by a soldier in the Air Service, Meteorological section of the Givat Shaul Air Strip (Magash), cv cancelled upon arrival in TLV 3 strikes of APO #3 dateless pmks in use 22 - 27 May 1948; centerfold, f - vf & Very Rare Givat Shaul Air strip cv, certif Muentz, 1983, signed Tsachor

Start: $600 Buy
Lot #: 378

Flown cv ex soldier in Moriya Battn. to family in Haifa marked OAS in Hebrew, upon arrival in TLV 10m Jerus local 1st issue was tied by Military pmk APO #3 Dateless - this in use 22 - 27 May 1948, addit strike alongside; paper wrinkles, f - vf

Start: $500 Buy
Lot #: 379

Flown cover from Besieged Jerusalem - franked 10m 2nd local issue stp addr to Haifa, transit in TLV APO #3 13.6.48 pmk not tying the stp; vf & scarce, signed Tsachor

Start: $350 Buy
Lot #: 380

COURIERS (incl. Flown): Courier cv Jerusalem (as per return address) to TLV franked 10m (2x5m) Koffer Ha'yishuv labels tied by Tel Aviv Black M. Ha'am pmk (in use 2 - 14 May); centerfold, roughly opened top o/w fine & Rare M. Ha'am pmk on a Courier cv from Jerusalem - early May so Flown, illust. in JSPS p. 170, Koffer Ha'yishuv labels were valid for postage during the M. Ha'am period

Start: $700 Buy
Lot #: 381

Courier cv from Besieged Kiryat Anavim (by Jerusalem) to Bat Yam, franked 10m M. Ha'am Warsaw Ghetto (Ba #22) stp, posted in TLV & stp tied by 16.5.48 FD Trilingual pmk of TLV, return address mentions the K. Anavim Resort where the Palmach Units were stationed, very early courier from Besieged Jerusalem area; f - vf, signed Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 382

INCOMING FLOWN Mail to Besieged Jerusalem - family corresp. cv from TLV addr. to a soldier in Ma'ale Ha'chamisha (a kibbutz near Jerus), franked 10m M. Ha'am stp for domestic rate tied by Black M. Ha'am pmk of TLV (in use 5 - 14 May 48) Flown by Military plane to Jerusalem - clear strike of the ROSETTE M. Ha'am pmk of the Sorting Office in Jerusalem as transit on front, the Rosette pmk is in its early stage of use May 20 - 23; vf & Very Rare as only 7 cvs recorded w/the Rosette as transit, illust. in JSPS p. 156/9, signed Tsachor, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 383

Incoming Courier cv to Jerusalem, return address: Qiryat Hayim (near Haifa), franked 10m D. Ivri stp tied by Egg pmk 28 JUNE 1948, the letter was dropped in a post box in Jerusalem; vert centerfold typical to courier cvs, few spots, fine & scarce

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 384

JERUSALEM 9 MY 48 single circle vf pmk Mandate type tying 10m Mandate (#97) cv addr to Haifa, posted in Jerus after 26 AP last day of British Post & brought to the M. Ha'am Post sorting office where this device was used as M. Ha'am pmk arrived only on 13 May at this office (known dates of use: 9 & 10 May); shortened 1cm at right, fine & Extremely Rare as very few cvs recorded, illust. in JSPS p. 40, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,200 Buy
Lot #: 385

Egg pmk - 22 JUNE 1948 First Day of use vf strike tying 10m 2nd Local Issue stp to locally addr commerc cv ex M. Ha'am Income Tax Office, cachet on front; back flap tear but cpl, f - vf, signed Muentz & Tsachor

Start: $180 Buy