Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #43

Sale Closing Date:
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 8:00pm

The enclosed list of Prices Realized of our Nov. 2015 Auction again reveals another fine set of results, demonstrating a continuing strong and steady demand for better philately.
This our 43rd Auction is well balanced with many important offerings.
We start with the 2 Collections:
1948 DOAR IVRI – 5th part – Intrn. Large Gold
ISRAEL 1948 – Early Foreign Postal Links
 
Many specialties merit special attention, few of which are: Foreign Stamps, Turkish Forerunners, Palestine Stamps, 1948 Interim, Doar Ivri, 
1st P. Dues, 1948 1st Festivals, Dreyfus Affair, JNF issues, Zionist Congresses, Anti-Semitism and Holocaust mail & Coins and 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 e-mail artgroten@optonline.net
Consignments can also be submitted by Mr. Gary Theodore, office phone
732-229-5310, cell 732-996-0520 or e-mail jerseyowl@aol.com,
 Fax: 732-229-4805
 
With all good and sincere wishes, 
 
YACOV TSACHOR  - Director & Philatelist
ZVI ALONI  - Philatelist

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ISRAEL: 1948 EARLY FOREIGN POSTAL LINKS

Lot #: 53

EARLY FLIGHTS INCOMING: 21.V.48 Registered air mail cv Prag to TLV (the David correspondence) transit via Haifa 27.5.48 pmk, cv brought to Haifa by the 26.5.48 Czech CSA flight; vert centerfold & small closed tear at base, fine & Rare, see photo IFPL p. 55, certif Tsachor - Aloni

[CV ]
Start: $400 Sold For: $800
Lot #: 54

18.5.48 (dated message) stampless ppc (of Stockholm) endorsed "Par Avion & via Paris" (family corresp.) flown to Israel by Air France plane that landed in Haifa on May 29, marked upon arrival "T" & "To Pay 15 Mils" (double domestic pc rate rounded to match the existing stp denom.). Taxed 15m 1st P. Dues (#J2 + J3) tied by pmk HAIFA 1.6.1948 - First day of use of the 1st P.D. in Haifa; minute toning o/w vf & Rare, certif Muentz & Tsachor - Aloni

[PPC ]
Start: $1,000 Sold For: $2,300
Lot #: 55

Official 2nd CSA Flight, the 1st company to have flights to Israel, 28.5.48 regist air mail cv ex Moscow arrived at Haifa with the 2nd June Flight, Moscow meter cancel & tax cachet - this ignored upon arrival TEL AVIV 3.6.1948  pmk & the Nat. Loan cachet - this last on face; vf

[CV ]
Start: $250 Sold For: $440
Lot #: 56

OUTGOING: commerc air mail cv Haifa to London carried by the Czech CSA plane leaving Haifa 3.6.48 (endorsed at left "Capt."posted by the courier in Prag 4.6.48 (frank Czech 6kcs stps) as an air mail letter to London; small tear at top o/w vf outgoing courier cv. Most interesting contents in English, describing War conditions, Palestine on top of stationery page changed to "State of Israel"

[CV ]
Start: $500 Sold For: $950
Lot #: 57

3 cvs - 2nd Official Flights, Registered: a) Israel - Jugoslavia, HAIFA 15.6.1948 tying 95m franking (#4 + 4 x #5 - 2 tabbed) double rate registered, Zagreb 20.VI.48; b) Israel - USA, cv registered at TLV 10.6.1948, left Haifa w/Air France 17.6.48 to Paris, N. York arrival 20 June 1948; c) Israel - Liechtenstein, frank 55m (#4 tab & 2x #5 - 1 tabbed) pmkd HAIFA 28.6.1948, Vaduz arrival 3 JUL 48; vf (x3)

[CV ]
Start: $240 Sold For: $290
Lot #: 58

24 November 1948 - Opening of Lydda Airport, regist air mail cv franked 95m D. Ivri stps to the USA, tied by LYDDA AERODROME 24 11 1948 pmks, regist label TEL AVIV crossed out & LOD added in Hebrew manuscript, CSA (Czech Co.) "Best Wishes..." cachet for the Opening of Lydda on front, cv originated in TLV, 24.11.48 pmk on back forwarded to Lydda where it was registered & stps pmkd, arrival New York 5 & 6 Dec. 48 pmks, censored, vf & Rare, the only recorded regist cv w/Lod R label on the Opening Day, signed Tsachor - Aloni

[CV ]
Start: $1,250 Buy
Lot #: 59

EARLY SURFACE MAIL
4 MY 48 commerc cv TLV to Wien, franked 25m Palestine stps (#93 & 2x #97) tied by TEL AVIV Mandate pmks, carried on the last voyage of SS Kedma carrying the last mail from Palestine under British Rule, departing Haifa 6 May 1948, cv censored in Austria, arrival mark - office dater 2 June 48 on front; vf & scarce, signed Tsachor - Aloni

[CV ]
Start: $400 Sold For: $780
Lot #: 60

10.IV.48 regist surface mail cv Bern - Switz. to Tiberias frank 1.20Fr Swiss stps, back w/TIBERIAS 18 MY 48 double circle Palestine pmk, cv carried on the American vessel SS Marine Carp arrived in Haifa on 17 May 1948; vf & Rare Very Early Incoming Mail to Israel, see photo IFPL p. 34

[CV ]
Start: $400 Sold For: $900
Lot #: 61

11.3.1948 surface mail regist cv ex Wolfen (DDR) Russian Zone franked 1DM + 12pf tied by WOLFEN pmk, on back pmks: HAIFA 31.5.1948 transit & Mandate s.c. QIRYAT MOTZKIN 1 JU 48 arrival. Cv brought on board of the SS Kedma that left Genova 23 May & arrived in Haifa 26 May 1948, Rare example of surface mail; centerfold, roughly opened on top & resealed, fine

[CV ]
Start: $400 Sold For: $850
Lot #: 62

COURIER MAIL TO ISRAEL
Courier cv from Luzern - Switz. franked JNF Jezreel Valley label (Kap. 889), cv was taken by the proprietor of TLV "PATRA" travel agency who unexpectedly stopped in Geneve on his way to Rome to board on  the CSA flight of 25 May 1948 that arrived in Haifa 26 May, cv posted in TLV, w/a 10m D. Ivri stp pmk TEL-AVIV 28.5.1948, "PATRA" 3 lines Red cachet applied on front & back; vert centerfold away from the stps, light toning, fine

[CV ]
Start: $500 Sold For: $1,200