Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #42

Welcome to our 42nd Auction. The enclosed list of Prices Realized of our 41st Auction, held on November 26 2014, shows that it was a most successful sale with most areas selling well. There is a strong demand for good quality items.

We start this Auction with the 2 International Large Gold Collections:

ISRAEL 1948 – 1959 POSTAL HISTORY – 2nd part

1948 DOAR IVRI – 4th part


Of the many specialties offered, the following merit special attention:Turkish Forerunners, Palestine Stamps, 1948 Interim & Besieged Cities, Israel Postage Dues, Israel First Day Covers, JNF issues, Anti-Semitism & Holocaust mail culminating with Coins & Banknotes. All the specialties are listed in the detailed Table of Contents.


Please FAX your final bids to avoid delays. Bidders are requested to include their FAX and telephone numbers and/or email addresses on their bid sheets. For the convenience of our clients in the Metropolitan New York area Dr. Arthur Groten is available to accept bids and consignments by phone 845-471-4179 or e-mail[email protected]


Consignments can also be submitted by Mr. Gary Theodore, office phone 732-229-5310, cell 732-996-0520 or e-mail [email protected],  Fax: 732-229-4805
With all good and sincere wishes,

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Lot #: 312

MAY OUT GOING MAIL: cv properly franked 40m Mandate stps (Ba #97x4) tied by TEL AVIV 26 AP 48 pmks - 5 days after the closing of Lydda airport, addressed to Berlin, censored by the British & arr pmk BERLIN 26.5.48 on back. According to Muentz certif the cv was FLOWN out of Israel by a plane of the Czech Airline (during May - Y.T.); vertical fold at left not affecting stps o/w vf & Very Rare, signed Tsachor, certif Muentz 1984

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Start: $1,000 Sold For: $2,300
Lot #: 313

Commerc cv franked 20m M. Ha'am stps (Ba #26 x2) for surface rate tied by Haifa M. Ha'am pmk to cv addr to Vienna - Austria, 2 Austrian Censor cachets & a censor sealing tape at left, mailed to Austria contrary to the regulations as mail destined abroad had to be franked Mandate stps & pmkd in 1 of the big cities by Mandate type pmks this up to 14 May. The cv was carried by the S/S Kedma that left Haifa on 14 May 1948. Enclosed F. Puschmann's certif (senior Austrian expert) stating that the censor cachets on this cv were in use between Feb. - June 48; few light spots o/w a vf Rarity, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $1,800 Sold For: $4,515
Lot #: 314

Tel-Aviv to London cv, David correspondence, stampless,  posted by a voyager on board of a ship, PAQUEBOTS straight line cachet, on back 22.V.48 Genova Italy transit pmk, large T & 10d in oval cachets, taxed upon arrival 10d (2x5d) GB P. Due stps tied by LONDON 25 MY 48 pmks; very light vert centerfold away from the stps, f - vf early

May 48 outgoing mail

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Start: $400 Sold For: $675
Lot #: 315

Tel-Aviv to Los-Angeles stampless cv posted by voyager on board of a ship, PAQUEBOTS straight line, Italian pmks incl. GENOVA 22 V 48, marked large "T" & upon arrival in New York the DUE 10 CENTS N.Y. / G.P.O. pmk was applied - these 2 on front, air mail imptd label annulled; peripheral creases, fine & unusual, although mailed by a TLV stp dealer this is purely commercial treatment as the above lot

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Start: $200 Sold For: $595


Lot #: 316

Haifa Messengers Service commerc cv mailed to Barclays Bank in Haifa franked 20m label rate for delivery to downtown, tied by boxed cachet type A "Cafe Riga"; roughly opened at top, f - vf, certif Tsachor

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Start: $160 Sold For: $160
Lot #: 317

THE M. HA'AM PERIOD: KEFAR SHEMARYAHU Registered #0738 properly franked 25m M. Ha'am stps (Ba #7 x2, #32) tied by Black M. Ha'am pmks repeated on back, cv addr to TLV transit HERZLIYA M. Ha'am pmk; vf

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Start: $180 Sold For: $200
Lot #: 318

ROSH PINNA fine pmk tying 13m Mandate stp to 7m imptd Mandate pc, commerc civilian mail to St. Gallen - Switzerland - this contrary to the regulations as mail destined abroad should have been forwarded to TLV or Haifa for postmarking. 13m was the pc foreign surface rate & the sender probably ignored the 7m imptd stp; f - vf & unusual (message from a mobilized soldier), signed Tsachor

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Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 319

Elern Bank commerc cv posted locally in TLV on 5 MY 48, last day of the Mandate Post in TLV, franked 16 mils Mixed Franking 13m Mandate (#107) & 3m M. Ha'am (Ba #1) tied by TEL-AVIV 5 MY 48 s.c. Mandate & Black M. Ha'am Tel Aviv pmks, Rate: 10m basic, + 6m addit. weight; vert fold at right & back tear, fine

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Start: $200 Sold For: $360
Lot #: 320

5/1948 commerc cv w/the Rare rate of 2m for a publication Registered at the General Post Office for delivery by inland post. The regular P. Matter rate was 3m. The cv bears the handstamp PRINTED-MATTER / REGISTERED AT G.P.O. stp is Ba #9a tied by clear TEL AVIV M. Ha'am pmk addr to Haifa; vf, only 3 cvs w/this rate during M. Ha'am Recorded, see HLPH Summer 1993

p. 798/800 for more details, signed & certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,700
Lot #: 321

Commerc pc from TLV to Dr. Rosner in Rishon Le Zion franked 7m (correct rate) M. Ha'am stps (Ba #9 & 10) tied by Black TLV M. Ha'am pmk, message dated 13.5.1948; vf

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Start: $160 Sold For: $320