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


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

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Lot #: 1
The interest aroused and the prices realized of the 1st part of the collection, offered in our November 2014 auction were very high. As before, unusual rates and mixed frankings as well as rare taxed items are offered. We urge collectors to take advantage of this sale as we assume it will take a long time until such collection of these items will be offered.

INCOMING MAIL: THE 1st CIVILIAN AIR MAIL TO ARRIVE IN ISRAEL: 23 AP 48 registered commerc air mail cv KRAKOW - Poland to Bat Yam - Palestine, brought to Israel by the Czech Airlines flight that landed in TLV - Sde Dov Airport on 5 May 48 receiving Mandate pmk REGISTERED - TEL AVIV 5 MAY 48 & arr pmk M. Ha'am BAT YAM in black on back; opening top tears, stps & pmks on back are intact, complete & clear, a Very Rare combination of which only a handful of cvs recorded, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $1,000 Sold For: $2,600
Lot #: 2

Courier cv from Bergamo - Italy to Ramat Gan posted Unfranked & taxed 20m (#J4 top right corner stp w/Slug) 1st P. Dues tied by s.c. Mandate type pmk RAMAT GAN 23 JU 48; vert centerfold typical to courier cvs, fine & scarce comb. of 1st P. Dues & Mandate pmk

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Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 3

Courier Air Mail cv from Italy to Jerusalem redirected to TLV frank JNF label on cv not accepted as postage, taxed 10m (#J3) 1st P. Dues on 6.7.48 - Concessionary charge instead of 20m as addressed to a private address; f – vf

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Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 4

Domestic letter rate 16.5.48 - 30.9.48 = 10m: For each addit 20gr - 6m addit franking. Offered 2 overweight commerc bank cvs w/reintroduced Mandate d.c. pmks:

a) BINYAMINA 28 MY 48 frank 16m (2x3+10m) for Double weight; b) KARKUR 23 JU 48 frank 22m (4x3+10m) for Triple weight; b - roughly opened top & fine, a - f - vf,

a scarce pair

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Start: $160 Sold For: $370
Lot #: 5

3m (#1)Vertical Pair Imperf Between, lower stp Tabbed perf 10x11 (Ba FCV 128) tied to Wrapper (double rate) by Mandate type pmk HERTSELIYA 28 MY 48, mailed to TLV; vf

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Start: $180 Sold For: $210
Lot #: 6

D. Ivri Very Late Usage - 2 domestic properly frank cvs: 

a) 22.2.1952 R. Le Zion to TLV arr pmk frank 20m (2x#2 + #3) scarce 2 months rate period; b) 5.10.1952 Kfar Atta to K. Motzkin arr pmk frank 30m (6x#2) folded; b - fine, a - f - vf

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Start: $120 Buy
Lot #: 7

1948/50 Domestic rates registered - 25 cvs/pcs franked

D. Ivri stps, 12 cvs w/tabbed stps - 2 w/50m (#6) plate 2 w/tabs & incl.: MA'ABAROT 16 MY 48 Reintroduced Mandate pmk w/M. Ha'am pmk alongside tying 26m D. Ivri stps; NAHALAL 16 MY 48 Reintroduced Mandate pmk tying 26m D. Ivri stps; Milit. cv ex HQ in R. Gan only 25m regist fee paid; YOKNEAM 15 JU 48 Mandate pmk tying 3-10m Rouletted to 18m regist p. matter cv; 2 1950 registered Express cvs franked 100m & 140m each a 50m tab; few cvs w/addit. weight & more; f - vf (x25) valuable

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Start: $350 Sold For: $420
Lot #: 8

THE HIGH VALUES: 20.7.1949 air mail commerc cv (prepared for registration - Blue Cross annulled) TLV to Santa Monica - California franked 1050m Doar Ivri stps: 2x5 + 2x10 + 2x15 + 7x20 + 2x50 + 500m & 250pr Jerusalem stp (2x #2 + 2x3 + 2x4 + 7x5 + 2x6 + #8! +24), 70m basic air mail rate + 14x70 addit weight; vert centerfold away from the stps, cellotape marks on back, f - vf 5 color franking

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Start: $450 Sold For: $1,100
Lot #: 9

5.9.1949 air mail commercial samples Wrapper from Sweets & Chocolate factory Ce De in Ramat Gan to Switzerland franked 945m: 3x15m + 3x50 + 500m Doar Ivri & 250 Jerusalem stp (Sc24) - 35m air mail Commerc Samples rate (same as P. Matter) + 26x35m addit weight (35m for each 25grs); f - vf & Very Unusual Commerc Samples rate probably for a chocolate bar appx weight 27x25grs=675grs, signed Tsachor                                                                       

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Start: $1,000 Sold For: $1,000
Lot #: 10

1948/49 TAXED MAIL


Doar Ivri stamp used as Postage Due - Unfranked commerc cv addr to IPC (Iraq Petrolum Company) posted in HAIFA 19.5.48 pmk, marked in manuscpt "Tax" & "To Pay 20 Mils" cachet alongside, taxed 20m D. Ivri stp tied by the Rare oblong boxed "T-10" cachet & Israeli trilingual Haifa pmk 20.5.48, 1 of the earliest dates of a Doar Ivri stp used as P. Due. Beirut office 22 MAY 1948 arrival cachet!; vert centerfold away from stp, 1 back flap tear but cpl & f - vf, Very Rare combination, certif Tsachor


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Start: $800 Sold For: $2,100