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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1948 JERUSALEM (incl. local issues, Flown, Couriers, Pmks, etc.)

Lot #: 343

Sheet Variety (Before Overprinting): 2nd Local Issue - misprint of a full sheet of the 10m stp on the original gummed paper w/the Blue background, the sheet was fed incorrectly resulting in partial & distorted printing; u/m, vf

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Start: $200 Sold For: $370
Lot #: 344

1948 Jerusalem Siege Stamp Essay - 5, 10 & 50m in Black on Cream gummed paper, designed by Ismar David, Imperforate sheetlet size 135x96mm; few scattered spots o/w u/m & vf, signed & certif Martin Marco

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Start: $150 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 345

RARITY: Cover from the Mount Scopus Enclave - the famous Goberman corresp., stationary cv of the Hadassah Medical Assoc. w/added return address: Shlomo Goberman MT. SCOPUS HADASSAH, to family in the New City Jerus., by Courier of the Intern. Red Cross from Mt. Scopus w/their cachet on face; folded both directions & roughly opened bottom back flap, fine, certif Tsachor – Aloni

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Start: $3,000 Sold For: $7,140
Lot #: 346

FLOWN & COURIER MAIL: "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

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Start: $1,200 Sold For: $1,800
Lot #: 347

A SHOW PIECE: Civilian Privilege Flown mail from Besieged Jerusalem - franked 10m 2nd local issue addr to Haifa, stp tied upon arr in TLV by APO - BASE A 9 VI 48 pmk, on back the Extremely Rare superb strike of the boxed cachet in Violet "Commander of Air service Brigade" as an authorization of delivery by air; vert centerfold, cv shortened 1cm at left, f - vf, Extremely Rare as only 5 cvs w/this cachet recorded, signed & certif Muentz, 1983, sign Tsachor, see "Jerus and Safed Postal Services" p. 148

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Start: $1,800 Sold For: $3,990
Lot #: 348

Flown Civilian Mail - cv to Qiryat-Amal (by Haifa) Flown to TLV - APO #3 13.6.48 transit pmk on back upon arrival in TLV's Sde Dov airport; scattered light toning, fine

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Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 349

Jewish Agency Flown mail their stationary cv franked 10m 1st local issue Flown to TLV by Army plane cancelled upon arrival APO #3 - 18.VI.48 pmk tying the stp, the Jewish Agency had official status and as such the mail was flown from Jerusalem, this cv is addr to the TLV municipality; shortened at left 2cm & light toning, fine, very seldom seen stationery, illust. in JSPS p. 145

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Start: $800 Sold For: $1,300
Lot #: 350

Commerc cv from besieged Kiryat Anavim (a Kibbutz by Jerusalem which the Palmach units used as a base) to Bat Yam brought to TLV & franked by the Courier 10m M. Ha'am Weizmann (Ba #12) stp tied by Tel Aviv Black M. Ha'am pmk (in use 5 - 14 May); vert centerfold typical for courier cvs, vf & Rare M. Ha'am pmk on a courier cv from besieged Jerusalem area, signed Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $450 Sold For: $450
Lot #: 351

INCOMING FLOWN MAIL TO BESIEGED JERUSALEM - commerc cv from TLV addr to Ma'ale Ha'chamisha franked 3m M. Ha'am stp (Ba #1) for domestic printed-matter rate tied to cv by Black M. Ha'am pmk of TLV (in use 5 - 14 May 48), Flown by Military plane, 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 15 - 20; vf & Very Rare as 1 of 7 cvs recorded, see similar cv JSPS p. 156/9, signed Tsachor, certif Tsachor - Aloni (Ma'ale Ha'chamisha is a kibbutz near Jerus)

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Start: $1,200 Sold For: $2,100
Lot #: 352

"Forwarding Agent" for mail to Jerusalem - stampless OAS cv Flown to TLV cancelled upon arrival APO BASE A 1.6.48, return address: "Moriah 4th company Jerusalem, Sa'ad, the Yishuv Committee for the enlisted, Hadar House, Tel Aviv" - a forwarding address for mail to besieged Jerusalem, the cv is a "Deutsche Konsulat" stationery used by a soldier; f - vf & Rare, illust. in JSPS p. 163, signed Tsachor

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Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,900