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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1948 JERUSALEM (incl. Local Issues, Flown, Courier, 1948 French Consular, etc.)

Lot #: 329

Late British Post: MAHNE YEHUDA B.O./JERUSALEM 19 AP 48 2 strikes of the pmk tying Palest. 25m stps (#93 + 2x 97) to Regist cv mailed 1 day before the start of the Siege to Ramat-Gan arr Mandate pmk 2 MY 48 - 1st day of the M. Ha'am Post; part of back flap missing, fine Rare Siege cv, took the British almost 2 weeks to deliver, certif Muentz

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Start: $280 Sold For: $470
Lot #: 330

THE ISSUES: 1st Local issue 5m full sheet of 10 Double Overprint One Albino; u/m, vf, Ba 101k - $2000+ as 10 singles, scarce

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Start: $220 Sold For: $230
Lot #: 331

25m - 1st local issue Full Sheet of 10 stps Overprint Shifted 90° ; few light folds, bottom right margin corner off, all stps u/m, f - vf & Rare

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Start: $250 Sold For: $320
Lot #: 332

The Rarest Ovpt Variety of the Jerus Locals: 1st issue 25m Ovpt on Blue (of the 10m stp); light trace of hinge on top, vf, Ba #103i - $400

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Start: $180 Sold For: $320
Lot #: 333

3rd Local Issue (Gimel) Full Sheet of 20 stps #0805 Brown Gimel letter on the pl. bl.; u/m, few small perf separations & light gum faults, stps are u/m, f - vf, Ba $3250

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Start: $700 Buy
Lot #: 334

9 MAY 1948 - the original protocol of the meeting that took place on 9 May at the Jewish Agency office in Jerusalem regarding the distribution of the 1st Jerusalem local issue stps w/details of the 4 participants (J. Agency depts & P. Office Heads). Listed are the quantities given to the P. Office delegate during the meeting, orders of the distribution to the 3 Jerus P.O. branches & collecting of the proceeds. Signed by H. Even Tov - the J. Agency's Jerus Comm., A Renan - in charge of the Jerus Post, Ashkenazi & Neuman of the J. Agency & the Post accounts dept.; folded, fine & Historic, illust. in JSPS p. 62

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Start: $300 Sold For: $300
Lot #: 335

"MENORAH CLUB" the Mandate type cv addressed to Pardess Hanna vf Menorah Club - Jerusalem cachet in Violet w/o inscription in the center as not to arouse suspicion by the British still in power, frank 10m Mandate stp (SG #97) tied by TEL AVIV 5 MY 48 d.c Mandate pmk - last day of British Postal Services, this pmk was struck when the Flight landed in TLV; scattered spots & small tear at bottom right & back, fine, Very Rare early Flown Siege mail, for a sister cv see JSPS  p. 141, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $1,800 Sold For: $9,000
Lot #: 336

Incoming Flown mail to Besieged Jerusalem - cv from TLV to Kibbutz Ma'aleh Ha'hamisha near Jerusalem franked 3m M. Ha'am stp for domestic printed-matter tied by Violet

M. Ha'am TEL-AVIV pmk (in use 5-14 MAY 48) Flown by Military plane to Jerusalem - clear strike of the ROSETTE M. Ha'am pmk of the Sorting Office in Jerusalem as transit on front, the Rosette pmk is in its early stage of use MAY 20 - 23; vf & Very Rare as only 7 cvs recorded w/the Rosette pmk as transit, see illust. in JSPS p. 156/9, signed Tsachor - Aloni, certif Muentz

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Start: $800 Sold For: $1,800
Lot #: 337

Incoming Courier cv to Jerusalem, return address: Qiryat Haim (near Haifa), franked 10m D. Ivri stp tied by "Egg" pmk 28 JUNE 1948, the letter was dropped in a post box in Jerusalem; vert centerfold typical to courier cvs, few spots, fine & scarce

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Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 338

Jerusalem Head Post Office Registered #0074 cv to Rehovot correct mixed franking of 10m 2nd local issue + 2x5m Doar Ivri tabbed stps + 5m M. Ha'am stp all tied by Jerusalem Liberation pmk dated 2(?) JUNE 1948 repeated on back, TLV transit pmk 1.7.48 & Rehovot arr pmk 2.7.48; of philatelic origin, vf, certif Muentz 1982 & signed Tsachor, uncommon registry w/the provisional pmk

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Start: $200 Sold For: $200