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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Lot #: 91

1929 Zeppelin Orient Flight - Austrian Contract Mail - Austrian 10gr stationery pc (Mi P275) to Haifa, uprated w/5 stps total 1s + 80gr all tied by pmks 1WIEN1 - 22.III.29 + Grey Par Avion label tied by pmk WIEN 1 - FLUGPOST & Flight cachet steel type alongside, as most of the mail it was dropped at Ramle, forwarded to Haifa & Redirected to the Sender, a 20m (SG #99) Palestine stp added tied by pmk REGISTERED HAIFA 28 MR 29 & a Regist label  "HAIFA No. 4821" added, rate: 7 surface + 13 regist; vf Rarity, the only Recorded Orient Flight item w/additional Palestine stp & Returned by Regist mail, certif Muentz

Start: $900 Sold For: $2,300
Lot #: 92

Domestic Air Mail Service - Haifa cv to TLV frank 5m (#93 - domestic letter rate tolerated also as air mail rate) tied by pmk HAIFA 28 OC 38, TEL-AVIV arrival pmk same date; vf & scarce, less than 20 carried 

Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 93

1948 CALAMATA Crash - air cv Romania to Haifa

7 DEC 48 frank 5 stps total 50 Lei carried by CSA flight "OK584 PRAHA - LYDDA" crashed over North Greece near Calamata on 21 Dec., Czech Post label on back & HAIFA

28 1 1949 arrival pmk; Nierinck 481221 (the scarcest of Palest. / Isr. crashes)

Start: $350 Sold For: $350
Lot #: 94

WWII HOLOCAUST MAIL: 12/1940 Haifa censored pc to Camp St. Cyprienne - France frank 10m (#97) but prisoner not found & Redirected via Marseille to Camp de Gurs, arrival pmk 26-4-41 & boxed 2 line camp censor (Simon p. 64) as INCONNU (cachet) prisoner deported, pc was RETOUR A L'ENVOYER (2 cachets), message typed in French; f - vf & scarce

Start: $180 Buy
Lot #: 95

WWII - 2 Haifa items: a) 12/1941 British R. Cross Enquirer to Tarnow - Poland, via RC Geneva to Polish R. Cross, arrival to family who answered (on back) on 27 APR 1942 & returned to Haifa 8/1942 - appx 9 months to get an answer!; b) 11/1944 Jew. soldier in German POW camp special imptd pc ex Stammlager IVD, censored & mailed to Haifa, folded; fine (2)

Start: $120 Sold For: $190

MARITIME MAIL (all periods)

Lot #: 96

ELEKTRA DE. LLOYD 31/12/09 - 2 vf Ship pmks on face of Austrian 10 Cent. imptd pc pmkd CAIFFA b OESTER... 29 XII 09 (St. 508), message in Greek dated "Haifa 25/12/1909" mailed to Dardanelles - Turkey; vf, ex Schaeffer

Start: $280 Sold For: $370
Lot #: 97

SMS GEIER - KAIS. DEUTSCHE MARINE SCHIFFSPOST No. 67 10.12.12 clear pmks 1 tying 4 Heller Deutsche Ostafrika stp to ppc (Haifa Moschee) mailed to Kiel, message in German written in Haifa 10.12.12 on board the SMS Geier; vf, signed Bothe BPP

Start: $240 Sold For: $270
Lot #: 98

MARITIME: 30.12.1919 ppc (Haifa view - Ordmann) written on board the S.S. Andrassy on that day in Haifa according to message, frank 5m Typo (1m convenience overfrank) tied by beautiful decorated "Anchor" pmk this previously unseen by us - Paquebot hnstp alongside, mailed to Wien; light corner crease, stp 1 rounded corner & some marginal toning, fine & scarce

Start: $280 Buy
Lot #: 99

12/1938 cv ex Haifa to Mr Leon Blum (former Jewish

P. Minister of France) on board the ship Galilea in Haifa harbor (Heb. manscpt at base), ship's pmk as arrival on back: PIROSCAFO POSTALE GALILEA 5.12.38 & PAQUEBOT cachet. As not found - a sticker applied: " "GALILEA / NON A BORDO" (not on board) + cachet in Heb. / Arab. "Not Claimed" - the cv was Returned to Sender, pmk on face

6 DE 38; light vert centerfold, fine

Start: $300 Sold For: $300


Lot #: 100

THE OPENING OF THE SERVICE: 18.9.1923 cv w/printed instructions "Overland Mail Baghdad - Haifa" to England, frank on back 6 ans (4x1an & 2 ans) carried on a "Proving" trip prior to official opening of the Service on 18.10.1923; vf & important

Start: $350 Sold For: $350