Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #45

Welcome to our 45th auction.


The recorded prices achieved in our last July 2017 Sale prove the steady demand for better Holy Land items. You can view the Prices Realized on the website.

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The major subjects included are: Holy Land Forerunners, Palestine, 1948 Interim, Doar Ivri, Israel, Judaica & Zionism, Holocaust period, Medals, Coins & Bank notes


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AIR MAIL (Palestine Related)

Lot #: 30

1927 Imperial Airways Special Flight - Cairo - Gaza - Baghdad - Karachi 1st Palestine mail for Iraq & India. American Express Co. Jerus. imptd. stationery cv frank 26m (SG #79x2) - 13m letter rate + 13m airmail fee, pmkd meter Jerusalem 3 APR 1927. Newall p 277: "a special mail carrying flight on this route stopped exceptionally at Gaza on 5 April 1927.... only 3 letters for Karachi left in the Gaza Post Office...", Baghdad 7 APR transit & arrival Karachi DRIGH ROAD 15 APR 27, Redirected to Airstrip Base; slight roughly opened at top & vertical centerfold, fine & Rare, Newall #27.11Ab rated RR

Start: $500 Sold For: $1,200
Lot #: 31

3 Crash cvs Palestine relateda) Scipio Crash - 1936 (Aug. 20) air mail cv Haifa to Belgium frank 15m crashed on Aug. 22, French sealing labels on back. Nierinck 360822; b)Surface mail Haifa to England stamps off, w/Violet cachet in English & Afrikaans "CORRESPONDENCE DAMAGED BY SEAWATER" applied in 1942 to salvaged mail to London. c) 1955 El-Al Crash in Bulgaria - 19.7.55 air mail ppc Romania to Haifa, official crash cachet in Hebrew on face dated 27.7.55; f-vf (3)

[PPC] [CV]
Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 32

30 Nov 1940 large commerc. Air Mail Regist. cv from TLV to Long Island - USA frank 1890m (9x200m, SG #103  + 50m + 2x20m) to pay the air mail rate of 125m x15 + 15m registration, as addressed to a Bank the cv was subject to "Executive Order 8389" cachet on front (explanatory note attached), redirected for the censorship to Haifa & sent from Haifa Eastbound on 10 Dec. 1941 (3 days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor). Cv sent by the "Horseshoe" reserve route 3 (explanatory note attached) to Australia & New Zealand & from there to Hawaii & San Francisco by NATC (Navy Air Transport Command) airplains (Thomas H. Boyle, Airmail Operations during WW2 p. 35), on back transit San Francisco Feb. 2 1942 & arrival Long Island N.Y. Feb. 4 1942; few peripheral tears, fine & unusual war time route

Start: $400 Sold For: $1,500
Lot #: 33

Poster - 1929 Zeppelin Orientfahrt - Mail Drop was announced by means of posters in & around the town of Er Ramle. Most were washed away by the rain. According to Fred Blau 1 original is believed to survive & 10 Facsimiles made - this being No 1 ex collection J.D. van As, litho print in Red, 15x21cm trilingual: Hebrew, English & Arabic; vf 

Start: $250 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 34

1929/86 Haifa Air Mail & First Flights mail - 65 cvs, pcs & ppcs bearing F. Fl., Airline companies cachets & Airmail markings related to Haifa, incl: 1929 & 1931 Zeppelin flights, 1940 Trans- Atlantic via clipper mail, 1941 via pacific from USA to Haifa, 1944/5 OAT 4 cvs, 1948 PEDI F.Fl. No 524 & First Flights: 1931 London-Haifa, Haifa-London, Haifa-Athens, Haifa-India, 1932 Haifa-Cyprus, 1935 Nicosia-Haifa, 1936 "LOT" 6 cvs, Haifa-Iraq, 1937 Haifa-Rhodes, Haifa-Rome, Haifa-Trieste, 1948 Holland-Israel & many more; f-vf (x65) valuable 

[PC] [PPC] [] [CV]
Start: $400 Sold For: $1,600


Lot #: 32A

1929 Orientfahrt cv franked 2RM Eagle pmkd Fried'havn 24 MRZ 29 addr to "Hebron - Anglo-Palestine Company", dropped over Ramleh & forwarded to Jerusalem 27 MAR 29 machine pmk & arrival HEBRON same day; vf, a Rare destination, certif Dieter Leder

Start: $400 Sold For: $850




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

Other Foreign Offices are lotted under the title of their

Countries in the Foreign Countries section:

   Austria – #1/9

   France – #13/14

   Russia - #24/27  

Lot #: 35

THE PRE-PHILATELIC PERIOD: Haifa 29 OCT 1854 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 cachets 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 fine quality for this type of mail, Very Rare, ex Schaeffer, certif Tsachor - Aloni 

Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 36

1868 St. Jean d'Acre to Malta - 2 pages folded letter from Acri by C. Avierino dated 23 July 1868 to Signori B. Tagliaferre & Figls in Malta, endorsed "Via Jaffa", on face "C. AVIERINO- St Jn D'ACRE & CAIFFA" oval bilingual cachet, inside recipient's note: "1867, C. Avierino, Acri, 3 Luglio,  Rec 23 D, Risp 27 D"; usual archive fold, f - vf

Start: $300 Sold For: $380
Lot #: 37

1868 St. Jean d'Acre to Malta - 1 page folded letter from Acri on C. Avierino's embossed stationery dated 23 February 1868 to Signori B. Tagliaferre & Figls in Malta,on face "C. AVIERINO- St Jn D'ACRE & CAIFFA" oval cachet, inside recipient's note: "1867, C. Avierino, Acri, 23 Febbrajo,  Rec 4 Maigo, Risp 16"; usual archive fold, f - vf

Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 38

JEWISH COLONIES: 1909 Petah Tiqva 14 para local ("Oranges") top marginal bl. of 4; u/m, light gum bends, f-vf & scarce

Start: $200 Sold For: $230