Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #41

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Lot #: 406

13 APR 1948 - 5th vf slogan on back of cv Nahariya to Bat Galim Haifa, franked 10m Mandate stp (SG #97) cancelled QIRYAT HAIM 15 AP 48 d.c. pmk & 16 AP 48 alongside, brought from Nahariya by courier on the boat service but not in the regular consignment which was pmkd in Haifa, cv was posted in Qiryat Haim by the courier, a very unusual treatment of Nahariya mail; top left corner tear, light toning, fine

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 407

20 APR 1948 - 5th slogan partly struck (only the part of the "Emergency Mail" w/o the part "by sea") on courier cv to kibbutz Matzuba (by Nahariya) sent free of charge by Mishmar Ha'am - the operator of the Nahariya "Emergency Mail" - their cachet on face; folded, fine & unusual

Start: $180 Buy
Lot #: 408

25 APR 1948 - 6th Slogan full strike on front of cv to TLV newspaper, 10m Mandate (2x5m) stps tied by the Slogan, as not addressed to Haifa carried by taxi to TLV & posted there pmk TEL AVIV 5 MY 48 (last day of British Post) tying stps; light toning, f - vf & scarce comb. of Boat & Taxi

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 409

9 MAY 1948 - 7th Slogan type C vf strike on front of Registered cv to Rishon Le Zion 25m mix franking of M. Ha'am (Ba #14c) & Mandate (SG #91, 93 & 105) all tied by Nahariya M. Ha'am pmks, 7th Slogan tying Tete-Beche pair 2x10m Emergency Post stps (Ba #108), transit Haifa Mandate 12 MAY 48 pmk & RLZ M. Ha'am arrival; vf

Start: $180 Sold For: $290
Lot #: 410

4 commerc cvs all Mandate frankings & 3 diff Slogans: a) 4 APR 1948 - FD 4th Slogan, Haifa 15 AP pmk, top left tear but complete; b) 8 APR 1948 regist No. 0810 to Haifa - 4th Slogan, frank 25m, Nahariya Mandate pmks 8 AP & Haifa 15 AP; c) 15 APR 1948 - 5th Slogan cv to TLV by Mishmar Ha'am Nahariya, Haifa 19 APR; d) 27 APR - 6th Slogan cv to Haifa 4 MY arr; f - vf (x4), valuable

Start: $220 Buy
Lot #: 411

INCOMING DOMESTIC MAIL: Between 2 Besieged Cities - JERUSALEM 21 AP 48 (1 day after the Siege began) dc Mandate pmk on 7m Mandate entire pc mailed to Besieged Nahariya, left Jerusalem on 1 of the last Mandate postal shipments & held in the Haifa HPO until the beginning of May 48, when the M. Ha'am took over & released all the mail accumulated for Nahariya, brought by the Emergency Boat Service, 10m Yellow delivery label affixed upon arrival tied by Nahariya M. Ha'am pmk in Black; vert centerfold away from stp & pmks o/w vf, the famous Wertheimer family corresp. message in German

Start: $1,200 Sold For: $3,360
Lot #: 412

Haifa 3 - Mount carmel B.O. Regist cv addr. to Nahariya franked 25m M. Ha'am stps tied by Haifa M. Ha'am pmks, 10m Yellow Delivery label tied by Nahariya M. Ha'am pmk upon arrival; trace of horiz fold away from stp & few scattered spots o/w f - vf, incoming mail during M. Ha'am is scarce

Start: $220 Buy
Lot #: 413

3 MAY 48 commerc printed-matter cv franked 3m Mandate stp (#91) tied by Haifa machine pmk to cv to Nahariya, 10m Yellow Delivery label tied by Nahariya M. Ha'am pmk; few spots, vf & scarce printed-matter incoming mail to Nahariya, certif Tsachor

Start: $280 Buy
Lot #: 414

Courier cv to Nahariya - commerc cv from a Haifa Law firm to the Local Council delivered by taxi to the boat at Haifa harbor. 10m Yellow Delivery label tied upon arrival by the 7th Slogan Undated - this used 4 - 6 May when the M. Ha'am pmk was introduced (see "The Emergency Local and Private Posts" p. 46); top right corner tear o/w vf & Rare, signed Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 415

Haifa to Nahariya commerc cv franked 10m D. Ivri stp tied by Haifa trilingual pmk 18.5.48, 11m Red local Delivery label affixed upon arrival tied by M. Ha'am Nahariya pmk in Black; light toning, vert centerfold, f - vf & scarce as the Red labels were used in the last days only after the Yellow ones have been exhausted

Start: $500 Sold For: $900