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 #: 114
Catalogues:  Mi -  Michel – Europe & Overseas
                     SG -  Stanley Gibbons – Great Britain Commonwealth & Middle East
                     Sc  -  Scott 
                     Ferch -  Ferchenbauer – Austria & Austrian Levant
                     NVPH - The Netherlands specialized cat.
                     St.  -  Handbook of Holy Land Philately – Steichele & Collins


AUSTRIAN POST IN THE HOLY LAND: 1914 Hotel Fast stationery cv Registered to Berlin 5 colors franking: 2x5c, 10c & 15c = 35c = 70pa + 10pa stp = 80pa = 2pi + 1pi stp = double rate regist cv, Regist label type P #892, stps tied by light strikes JERUSALEM/OESTER. POST index b (St 549) 25.1.1914, arr pmk 3.2.14 on back; ½ cm shortened on left, 5 wax seals on back removed, fine

[CV ]
Start: $150 Buy
Lot #: 115

1878/1913 The Austrian Post 17 items -14 pcs & ppcs + 3 cvs, detailed are the earlier cvs - CAIFA x8: 5/1893 (St. 503) on 20pa imptd pc to Berlin arr pmk + 9/1896 (504) 20pa imptd pc to Berlin arr pmk + 5/1894 (505) on P. Matter cv frank 10pa to GB arr pmk also pcs w/pmks 506/508; JAFFA x2: 10/1895 (523) 20pa imptd pc to Furth arr pmk + pmks 524 & 527; JERUSALEM x7: 11/10(1878) St 542 cv frank 10sld to Smyrna arr pmk (roughly opened) + 8/1883 (544) cv frank 10sld to the USA arr pmk + 11/1890 (543) 20pa imptd pc to London arr pmk also pmks 545 & 548; fine (x17) valuable

Start: $450 Sold For: $500
Lot #: 116

TAXED AUSTRIAN POST: 2 underpaid incoming Postcards to Jerusalem: a) 8.6.1898 frank 2x2Kr marked T & 2K in manscpt, arrival JERUSALEM OERSTER... 23.6.1898 (St. 545), charges collected on delivery; b) Pc from London 29.1.1901 frank only ½d instead of 1d marked British T  & "5" (missing 5c = ½d) but charges were annulled in Jerus, arr 3.2.1901, as the addressee was the director of the Austrian Post Office; vf (x2)

Start: $240 Buy
Lot #: 117

5/1909 Austrian domestic 10H letter card mailed from  Silesia to Bohemia Redirected to Jerusalem uprated w/only 1H stp - this disregarded, marked & Taxed upon arrival 1½pi Austrian 1908 Levant P. Dues tied by pmk JERUSALEM OESTER... 11.V.09, 2x deficiency of 15H = 30H = 1½pi; vf

Start: $450 Buy
Lot #: 118

AUSTRIAN POST – TAXED FOREIGN MAIL: Parcel Redirection Charge 26.12.1906 parcel-card properly frank Berlin to Beirut, at the Austrian Post in Beirut it was Redirected to Haifa Taxed upon arrival 5pi (1 + pair 2pi) tied by pmks CAIFA OESTER...

(St. 506) 20.1.1907, arrival in Haifa was on 15.1.1907; top right corner fold & some other small faults as expected o/w fine & a most unusual & Rare item

Start: $750 Sold For: $1,800
Lot #: 120

Underpaid Incoming ppc - London to Jerus frank only ½d instead of 1d 11.9.1908, marked London T in Hexagon, Taxed 20pa Aust Levant PD upon arrival tied by pmk JERUSALEM OESTER... 19.9.1908

(St. 549), calculation: ½ d x 2 = 10c = 20pa; f - vf

[PPC ]
Start: $250 Sold For: $290
Lot #: 121

Underpaid Incoming Postcard - Russian 3kp domestic pc entire St. Petersburg to Jaffa 22.12.13, Russian T in circle & manuscpt "2x5c", transferred to the Austrian Post as per address: "Oesterrisches Post/Mr. Bezalel Jaffe" & Taxed ½Pia Austrian Levant P. Due stp tied by pmk JAFFA OESTER... (St. 526) 15.1.1914; f – vf

[PC ]
Start: $260 Sold For: $290


Lot #: 119

FOREIGN MAIL - TAXED IN JERUSALEM & JAFFA: Underpaid Incoming commerc cv Los-Angeles to Jerus frank 5c foreign letter rate 18.2.1907, marked "25" in manscpt & London T in Hexagon, Taxed 2pi Austrian Levant PD tied by pmk JERUSALEM OESTER... 8.3.1907 (St. 529) repeated on back; f - vf Trans-Atlantic mail

[CV ]
Start: $300 Sold For: $300


Lot #: 122

German Post in China - 2.1.1914 2c on 5pf pc entire (Mi P14) ex KANTON DEUTSCHE POST to Jerusalem marked in manuscpt "T10c" (partly covered by tax stp) taxed upon arrival 4pa - 2x2pa definitive stps (Mi 229) tied by JERUSALEM7 Octag. pmk (PM27) 18.2.1914, P. Said transit on face & Jerus arr pmks on back; vf, Rare taxation & origin

[PC ]
Start: $1,600 Sold For: $1,700


Lot #: 123

1915/20 WWI Forces - collection of over 340 cvs & pcs mailed from Egypt, some registered, mounted on album pages & described, incl. Military & civil pmks, censor marks, unit cachets, handstamps, OAS cvs & cards, OHMS imptd cvs, Field Service cvs, etc., probably impossible to duplicate, superb reference;

f - vf (x340)

[C/O PC CV ]
Start: $300 Sold For: $725