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 #: 270

9/1923 Unfranked ppc (Constantinople) message in Hebrew written in Pyree, mailed in TLV locally addressed, marked "To Pay 8 mils" (double domestic pc rate) & Taxed in TLV 8m 1st P. Dues (#D4) on 30 SP 1923; fine

[PPC ]
Start: $160 Sold For: $160
Lot #: 271

9/1923 imptd 2c USA cv IOWA to Jerusalem intended for domestic use instead of 5c overseas rate, marked on front  "T - 30c" in New York & 5 lines cachet on back explaining the tax & rates, marked in Jerusalem w/box "To Pay 12 mils" & taxed 12m (D3 + D4) 1st P. Dues tied by JERUSALEM 19 SP 23 pmks; cv roughly opened at base, 1 filing hole bottom left corner o/w fine, certif Sorani

[CV ]
Start: $150 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 272

2/1924 cv from London to the High Commissioner in Jerusalem frank only 1½d KGV instead of 3d, handstamped "T35" in London & boxed "To Pay 8 mils" in Jerusalem, Taxed 8m (D4) 1st P. Dues tied by pmk JERUSALEM 27 FE 24, addit diff. Jerus pmk on back; vf, even the High Commissioner was not exempt from the tax

[CV ]
Start: $280 Sold For: $280
Lot #: 273

2/1924 cv from London to Sarafand franked only 1½d KGV instead of 3d handstamped "T35" in London & boxed "To Pay 10 mils", taxed 10m (D2 + D4) 1st Postage Dues tied by SARAFAND 11 MR 24 pmk (Dorf. 4 - D+) transit Haifa 6.3.24; roughly opened at top & peripheral creases, fine, certif Sorani

[CV ]
Start: $200 Sold For: $200
Lot #: 274

22.2.1924 cv mailed unfranked  locally in Jerusalem Taxed 10m (double domestic letter rate) on the next day - 2 strips of 5x1m 1st P. Dues tied to back, each strip shows the 5 diff types of the PD stp; vf, of philat. origin but genuine procedure & a Rare tax

[CV ]
Start: $220 Sold For: $340
Lot #: 275

Unaccepted Printed-Matter Rate - 4/1924 cv mailed locally in Haifa frank 2m (#72) but not accepted, taxed 6m (D2 + D3) double the deficiency of 3m stps tied by Haifa pmk next day after dispatch; vf

[CV ]
Start: $240 Sold For: $400
Lot #: 276

Compulsory Registration - 24 FEB 1941 air mail cv Minn. - USA to Jerusalem - censored & as contained a cheque for $5 (manuscpt on face) was subjected to Compulsory Regist. Jerusalem label affixed on face & 15m P.D. stps (#D12, 14 & 17) affixed to back tied by pmks JERUSALEM 23 MY 41 - tax equals regist. fee; vf & scarce, signed Tsachor

[CV ]
Start: $300 Sold For: $1,500
Lot #: 277

Double Taxed cvs - 3rd P. Dues: a) 10/1929 Unaccepted Printed-Matter rate cv mailed TLV to Jaffa: 1st attempt taxed 4m failed as addressee not found, 2nd attempt failed as sender refused to pay Return Fee, both attempts w/large boxed cachet: Tax Not Collected...; b) 4/1941 TLV cv to Haifa frank 10m but as double weight charged 12m, 2 + 10m P. Dues applied  in Haifa but letter was not claimed, PD stps annulled & cv returned to sender who paid the tax (for double weight – not Return Fee) in TLV pair of 6m P. Dues affixed; vf (x2)

[CV ]
Start: $120 Sold For: $150
Lot #: 278

3 incoming cvs taxed 3rd P. Dues: a) 12/1939 Underfrank air mail cv Budapest to TLV charged "21c" taxed 15m (1 + 6 + 8m, D12 + 15 + 16) in TLV; b) 10/1941 N. York to Haifa frank only 3c, marked N. York duplex "T20c" Taxed 12m in Haifa pair 6m P. Due (D15) tied by Hadar Hacarmel pmk; c) 2/1946 air cv GB to TLV frank 5d (2+3d), marked T in hexagon, Taxed 80m (10 + 20 +50m, D17 + 19 &20) all tied by TLV pmks 7.3.1946; vf (x3) nice lot

[CV ]
Start: $100 Sold For: $130


Lot #: 279

(see also #171/174)
Book Parcel ex book store in Jaffa Road - Jerus (cachet) Regist front of the packet frank 2m & 8pi (SG #6, 10, 11 & 12) all tied by clear pmks APO SZ44 21 NO 18 mailed to England. Rate was 2m for each 50gr so this franking of 82m was for 36x50gr = 72m + 10m regist fee, censored; fine & scarce

[CV ]
Start: $180 Sold For: $400