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 #: 386

Express commerc cv to TLV correct rate of 50m D. Ivri stp (#6) tied by the large M. Ha'am pmk known used on a few express cvs; 2 vertical folds away from stp & pmk, cv straightened a few mm, fine, see JSPS p. 276 for a similar cv

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 387

Jerusalem 2 - registered cv No. 4087 Income Tax Office during M. Ha'am franked 25m 2nd local issue tied by M. Ha'am Mahne Yehuda deformed pmk 6 JUL 1948, light impression clearly repeated on back, Income Tax Office cachet on face, sent locally; roughly opened at top & back flap tears, fine & very scarce as few regist cvs from this office recorded, Unlisted by Fluri

Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 388

MILITARY MAIL: Jerusalem Hagana Flown Mail - cv from the City Commander to the Headquarters of the Hagana in TLV endorsed "Secret", Flown on 14 MAY 1948 & arrival the same day - cachet of Hagana TLV on back; centerfolds, fine & Rare, illust. in JSPS p. 136/7, Flown on the day Independence of the State was declared, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $800 Buy
Lot #: 389

Large Provisional - Jerusalem's Military APO #5 proof strike - 4 JUN 1948 on front of cv addr to TLV sent by a soldier in the Etzioni Brigade, diagonal inscription "Dugma" (Specimen) was crossed out; small tear at top right, vert fold at left, fine, certif Muentz, 1983: "Specimen cv w/added address..."

Start: $180 Buy
Lot #: 390

APO #5 - the large Provisional Rubber Military pmk dated 11 JUNE 1948 (11 inserted by hand), pmk known used until 17 June only, cv Flown to TLV, written by a soldier in Moriyah battalion of the Etzioni brigade Unit 212 cachet on face; horiz centerfold, fine flown cv, illust. in JSPS . 139

Start: $250 Buy


Lot #: 391

JERUSALEM POSTES FRANCAISES 5 MAI 48 vf FIRST DAY pmk tying 6Fr Postes Francaises & 10Fr Poste Aerienne to Consulat General de France a Jerusalem imptd cv (Yv #1 & PA #1, Ba #125/6) addit vf pmk alongside, addressed to France; vf & Extremely Rare FDC, 1 of 4 recorded, certif J.F. Brun, signed Tsachor

Start: $5,000 Sold For: $8,610
Lot #: 392

6fr Marianne ovpt JERUSALEM 20 milliemes Block of 4 with ½ part of the Central Horiz Gutter pos. 71 + 72/76 + 77 Variety: 2nd line of ovpt to the Right pos. 71 - top left stp (20m "Decalee") Ceres cat. Types 2d + 2/2 + 2, Livnat Types Ib + I/I + I; u/m, extremely fine & Very Rare comb., signed Roumet on each stp & Muentz on the gutters, certif Roumet & Tsachor - Aloni, Ceres Type 2d - €700 + 3x180 (for regular) = €1240++ ($1700+) + premium for se-tenant stps

Start: $700 Sold For: $1,500
Lot #: 393

6fr Marianne Overprinted 20m type II tied to "Consulat General de France en Palestine" cv by vf JERUSALEM POSTES FRANCAISES 15 SEP 48 pmk repeated alongside, addr to France & Redirected there; vertical centerfold away from stp & pmk, f - vf scarce genuine mail

Start: $250 Sold For: $440
Lot #: 394

6fr Marianne ovptd JERUSALEM 20m (Ceres #3, type 2) tied to cv of Consulat General de France to Paris by vf pmk JERUSALEM POSTES FRANCAISES 6 OCT 48 addit pmk alongside; light creases, fine

Start: $180 Sold For: $200
Lot #: 395

6fr Marianne ovptd JERUSALEM 20 Milliemes tied to cv by pmk JERUSALEM POSTES FRANCAISES 27 OCT 48, addit vf pmk alongside, mailed by a French officer serving in Jerus; vert centerfold & other light creases away from stp, fine

Start: $160 Sold For: $200