Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #44

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 44th auction. The attached Prices Realized list of our 9 November 2016 sale demonstrates another set of excellent results. There is a continuing strong demand for better and specialized material.

We are proud to offer the following collections in the coming auction:  





Also included: Foreign Countries, Foreign P. Offices, Palestine stamps,

1948 Interim, Israel FDCs, 1948 1st Festivals, Judaica & The Dreyfus Affair & more.


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,


YACOV TSACHOR  - Director & Philatelist

ZVI ALONI  - Philatelist

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HAIFA 1845 – 1960:  THE POSTAL




We are proud to offer this unique collection built over a period of more than 4 decades.

It contains numerous chapters and we hope that many collectors will find interest, among others, in the following:

The Prephilatelic Period

The Foreign Post Offices: Austrian, French, Russian & the Jewish Colonies mail that passed through Haifa

The Turkish Post including the Travelling P. Offices

The Palestine Period including Air Mail, Zeppelin & Maritime mail

The Haifa – Baghdad Overland mail

The 1948 Transition Period

The Israel Post

All the above incorporate Rare Routes & Frankings, Taxed mail, Unusual Destinations & Origins, in other words, a feast for all

Good hunting

All offered items are shown in color


Handbooks & catalogues:

The Ottoman Posts & Telegraph Offices in Palestine & Sinai – N.J. Collins & Steichele, listed St. PM or PM

Steichele – "Ottoman Post", listed w/double numbers

Steichele – "Handbook of Holy Land Philately" Vols. I & II – revised by N.J. Collins & L. Dickstein

"Israel Foreign Postal Links", 1991, Ch. Shamir & Marvin Siegel, listed as IFPL

"Jerusalem & Safed Postal Services in the Transition Period",  2004, Z. Shimoni, Y. Rimon & I. Karpovsky, listed as  JSPS

"Nahariya, Rishon Le Zion, The Negev Settlements…", 2009, Z. Shimoni, I Karpovsky & Z. Aloni, listed as NRNS

Bale Israel Specialized Catalogue 1948 – 2016, D. Stier,

  Chariot Publishing, listed as Bale # or Ba #

Lot #: 1

1845 July 22 stampless folded complete letter from Acre by messenger to the Consular Agent of France in Haifa, on back sender's wafer seal showing "Jerusalem Cross"; refolded, fine, certif Muentz

Start: $350 Sold For: $460
Lot #: 2

Haifa 29 OCT 1954 folded letter complete w/full text in Greek to Athens forwarded to Beyrouth by the Agent "AVIERINO CAIFFA" then by the Agent "NICOLAS ZIFFO & CO. BEYROUTH" both with oval cachet on back, the latter also dated the letter in manscpt "30 Oct 1854", then to the Lloyd their oval pmk on face "BERUTTI - AGENZIA DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO"  (St. 500.2), marked "10" for Greek Leptas to pay the domestic fee on arrival. ATHENS 29 OCT 1854 arrival pmk (Greek Orthodox calendar - 12 days diff. from the Gregorian of Beyrouth); exceptional quality for this type of mail, Very Rare, ex Schaeffer, certif Tsachor - Aloni 

Start: $4,000 Buy
Lot #: 3

1857  May 15 stampless folded complete letter forwarded by the agent C. Avierino - Caifa, cachet on front, to Jaffa & posted at the French Post in Jaffa, on front strike of the Pearl Ring pmk JAFFA / SYRIE 7 JUIN 57 (St.302) & boxed PD, mailed to Athens - Pyree, on back transit French Post BEYROUT 8 JUIN 57 & arrival ATHENS 10 IOYN 57; light soiling, fine, signed Muentz

Start: $750 Sold For: $1,000
Lot #: 4

1858 - folded letter from Haifa to Beirut dated

31 July 1858 (without contents - dated twice inside) addressed to Mr Goldshmid, marked in manscpt "7/3" - 7 dirhems weight (about 21gr) & 3 piaster to pay the ride distance to Beirut, couriered to Beirut by the Tatars & cancelled by Beirut Negative Seal pmk "An Jhanib Posta Beirut" (coming from the Beirut Post Office - Collins pp3, p.24) in  Green; horiz. fold, fine & Rare

Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,400
Lot #: 5

 Mars 19 - 1861 folded letter sent unfranked from Haifa to Paris by a French  traveler, couriered to Paris by the Vice Consul of Sardinia (note in contents) & posted there in a mail box, Taxed upon arrival by PARIS / 7e 6 MAI 61 / 15c tax pmk (cachet taxe comme Pothion #2513/2529) on front; fine, Rare

Start: $800 Buy


Lot #: 6

CAIFA (St. 502) ornamented pmk full strike dated

2/7 (1863) on stampless folded letter originated in Acri, message dated 2 July 1863, mailed to Cefalonia in the Ionian Islands, straight line FRANCO (St. 509) posted pre-paid from port to port, tax mark "1" in Black & transit CORFU 11 JULY in Grey-Blue all on face; refolded along top edge & few light spots, f - vf & Very Rare, certif Muentz & Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $1,800 Sold For: $2,000
Lot #: 7

CAIFA (St. 502) ornamented pmk full strike dated

8/8 (1867) tying 10 Soldi Austrian Levant stp 1864 issue perf 9½   to folded letter mailed to Alexandria, arrival pmk ALEXANDRIEN 10/8 (1867), message in Acri dated

8 Aug. 1867; light scattered toning, 2 small opening tears, fine & Rare, signed Sorani & Diena, certif Diena

Start: $1,500 Sold For: $1,500
Lot #: 8

1869 Mixed Franking: Folded letter full message dated Acre 5 June 1869 forwarded by AVIERINO - ST. JEAN D'ACRE (SYRIE) their oval cachet on face & mailed to Corfu, posted at the Haifa Aust. Post frank 10sld 1867 issue (Mi #4I) tied by the Rare pmk CAIFA (St. 502) 6/6 ornamented in Blue, via LLOYD AGENTIE SMIRNE 12/6 &  arrival pmk KERKYRA (60% full), 20 Lepta large Hermes Head (4 margins, close at left) stp applied on arrival for domestic post to destination this tied by dotted 106 numeral of Corfu - Kerkyra; typical central vert. archive fold away from stps & pmks, fine & Very Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $4,000 Sold For: $5,040
Lot #: 9

CAIFA (St. 502) ornamented pmk full strike dated

24/11 (1874) - New Latest Date, on Austrian Levant 15 sld postal stationery envelope (Mi U8) from Haifa to Triest via WIEN 7 12 74 arrival TRIEST 8 12 74 pmks; very light vert centerfold, opened top & bottom, f - vf & Very Rare, signed Nakri, certif Muentz, the use of this envelope in the Holyland is very seldom seen

Start: $2,800 Sold For: $3,150
Lot #: 10

4/1899 cv ex French Jerusalem Consulat (cachet) to Vice Consul de France a Caiffa, via JAFFA / SYRIE on face

28 AVRIL then BEYROUTH / SYRIE 29 AVRIL & note on front: "Arrive le 1 Mai 99 via la Poste Autrichienne, taxed 8 piastres" (arrived 1 May 99 via the Austrian Post - no French Post in Caifa yet); shortened ½ cm at base, fine unusual routing: French Post Jerus - Jaffa - Beyrouth & Aust. Post to Haifa!, for some reason this was easier at that period than Jaffa - Haifa directly

Start: $250 Sold For: $850