Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #39

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 - 8:00pm

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1948 JERUSALEM (incl. local issues, Menorah Club, Old City, Privileged Air Mail, Couriers, etc.)

Lot #: 21

5m, 3rd Local Issue - Gimel - Full Sheet of 20 #0805 Brown Gimel letter; u/m, few small perf separations & light gum faults, stps are u/m, f - vf, Ba $3250

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Start: $600 Sold For: $950
Lot #: 22

JERUSALEM 9 MY 48 single circle vf pmk Mandate type tying 10m Mandate (#97) cv addr to Haifa, posted in Jerus after 26 AP last day of British Post & brought to the M. Ha'am Post to the sorting office where this device was used as M. Ha'am pmk arrived only on 13 May at this office (known dates of use: 9 & 10 May); shortened 1cm at right, fine & Extremely Rare as very few cvs recorded, illust. in JSPS p. 40, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $1,500 Buy
Lot #: 23

Jerusalem "Yeshivat Hovevei Tora" bilingual Eng./Heb. stationery cv locally addr., properly franked 10m 2nd Local Issue tied by Rosette pmk & dater 14 MAY 1948. This was an undercover name of the Etzel Revisionist Organization in Jerusalem for its mail in the city & for invitations to members to avoid detection by the British; vert centerfold, back flap tear, fine

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Start: $250 Sold For: $370
Lot #: 24

"MENORAH CLUB" - the Civilian type - cv addr. to TLV, vf Menorah Club Jerusalem Violet cachet w/hand inscription in pencil "from a soldier" JNF partition map label tied by TEL AVIV 16.5.1948 Israeli trilingual pmk upon arrival; vf & Very Rare Flown Early Siege Mail from Jerusalem, illust. in JSPS p. 142, signed Tsachor, certif Muentz

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Start: $2,000 Sold For: $3,360
Lot #: 25

"MENORAH CLUB" - the Military type - Hotel Migdal Jerusalem cv addr. to TLV & marked O.A.S., sent by a convoy driver staying in the hotel to his girlfriend - later his wife, vf Menorah Club Jerusalem Violet cachet w/handwritten inscription in pencil "from a soldier", upon arrival in TLV cv pmkd by APO #3 Military Dateless pmks in use 22 - 27 May, repeated on back; vf & Very Rare O.A.S. Menorah Club Flown Siege mail from Jerusalem, signed Tsachor, certif Muentz (the sender makes a complaint on the back: "everybody already got mail, except one - me")

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Start: $2,500 Sold For: $4,500
Lot #: 26

The OLD CITY - A Siege Within a Siege cv endorsed by the sender: "12.5.48 in The Old City" brought by the British convoy from the Old City to the New City, Flown to TLV unfranked & cancelled upon arrival by dateless APO #3 pmk in use 22 - 27 May 48. Cv is from the well known corresp. of the Commander of the Hagana women in the Old City, Miryam Neustadt, writing to her family in TLV; roughly opened at back, light toning, fine & Extremely Rare, for a sister cv see Fluri p. 32 & JSPS p. 203, signed Muentz & Tsachor, certif Muentz

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Start: $5,000 Sold For: $6,405
Lot #: 27

FLOWN PRIVILEGED CIVILIAN MAIL: cv addr. to TLV, family corresp., bottom left shows the Red handstamp: "Hizkiyahu, the Commander of the Brigade's Engineering Corps" & signed "Approved Yehuda" - this was Yehuda Levanon - in charge of the Hagana's landing strip in Jerus. Upon arrival in TLV the cv was franked a 10m M. Ha'am stp tied by Israeli FD of Posts pmk TEL AVIV 16.5.1948; vert centerfold & light spots, f - vf Extremely Rare SHOWPIECE - 1 of 2 recorded w/this handstp, illust. in JSPS p. 150, signed Tsachor, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $3,000 Sold For: $3,000
Lot #: 28

Flown Privileged Civilian Mail - cv addr. to TLV franked 10m 2nd Local Issue stp tied upon arrival by TEL AVIV3 - 30.6.1948 Israel trilingual pmk. Back shows the Extremely Rare Violet Unboxed cachet: "Commander of the Air Force Unit", a unit that succeeded the Hagana's "Air Force Brigade" thus approving this cv for delivery by air; vf & Extremely Rare as 3 cvs w/this cachet recorded, illust. in JSPS p. 153, signed Muentz & Tsachor, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $3,500 Sold For: $4,500
Lot #: 29

"Forwarding Agent" (Collecting & delivering mail to besieged places) - stpless Military cv mailed by Dr. Maybom, a scientist working for the Science Corps in a Jerus Camp, addr. to Yokneam (near Zichron), Flown to TLV & upon arrival received the Military pmk APO #3 - Dateless - in use 22 - 27 May 48, return address: "Sa'ad, the Yishuv Committee Hadar House P. Tiqva Rd TLV for S. Maybom, Science Corps..." - this was the Forwarding address; lightly cleaned o/w vf & rare, illust. in JSPS p. 162, attest. Prof. E. Katzir

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Start: $1,500 Sold For: $2,100
Lot #: 30

Jerusalem Hagana Flown Mail - cv from the City Commander to the Headquarters of the Hagana in TLV endorsed "Secret", Flown on 14 MAY 1948 & arrival the same day - cachet of Hagana TLV on back; centerfolds, fine & Rare, illust. in JSPS p. 136/7, Flown on the day Independence of the State was declared, certif Tsachor - Aloni

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Start: $1,200 Buy