Tel Aviv Stamps - Auction #44

Dear friends and collectors,

Welcome to our 44th auction. The attached Prices Realized list of our 9 November 2016 sale demonstrates another set of excellent results. There is a continuing strong demand for better and specialized material.

We are proud to offer the following collections in the coming auction:  





Also included: Foreign Countries, Foreign P. Offices, Palestine stamps,

1948 Interim, Israel FDCs, 1948 1st Festivals, Judaica & The Dreyfus Affair & more.


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

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,


YACOV TSACHOR  - Director & Philatelist

ZVI ALONI  - Philatelist


Lot #: 539

26 MAR 1948 superb strikes 3rd Slogan type A on front & back of cv mailed  to TLV franked 10m Mandate stp tied by d.c. Mandate pmk QIRYAT HAIM 28 MR 48. On March 26 the boat was forced to land in the suburb of Qiryat Haim due to stormy weather & the mail was dispatched from this post office on 28 MR 48; vf, cv is stationery of "Shavei Zion" a settlement to the North of Nahariya, signed Tsachor

Start: $300 Sold For: $400
Lot #: 540

19 APR 1948 - from Camp 67 Cyprus cv franked 2pi Cyprus KGVI stp tied by Famagusta pmk mailed to Kibbutz Eilon, Nahariya POB 39, 10m Yellow local delivery label affixed upon arrival tied by M. Ha'am Nahariya pmk, 1st time offered by us a cv from a Cyprus Camp arriving in Besieged Nahariya; roughly opened at left, f - vf, Nahariya handled the mail of all the settlements in the Upper Western Galilee

Start: $500 Sold For: $3,885
Lot #: 541

Domestic Incoming mail - 20 AP 48 regist commerc cv properly frank 25m Mandate stps SG #93 & 99, Benei Beraq to Shavei Zion near Nahariya, held at Haifa H.P.O. until the beginning of May (after the liberation of Haifa) 10m Yellow local delivery label affixed upon arrival, tied by M. Ha'am Nahariya Black pmk; f - vf & scarce regist incoming cv to a settlement served by Nahariya Post

Start: $250 Buy
Lot #: 542

Courier cv, delivered by the Taxi to the boat, from Haifa to Nahariya, imptd commerc firm envelope to the local council, 10m Yellow Delivery label affixed tied by the 7th Slogan dated in manuscpt 15.5.1948 (M. Ha'am pmk was not in use after the 14.5 & Mandate pmk reintroduced on 16.5); vert fold at left, small hole at top right probably done when affixing the Taxi voucher, light toning, fine & a Rare usage

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 543

Haifa commerc cv to Nahariya franked 10m D. Ivri stps

(2x #2) tied by HAIFA 19.5.48 Israeli pmk, Yellow Delivery local label (usually the Red labels were used in these last days as the Yellow ones have been exhausted) tied by M. Ha'am pmk in Violet applied upon arrival; vf, only 4 commerc cvs Recorded w/the comb. of D. Ivri & the Yellow label, signed Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $500 Sold For: $970


Lot #: 544

5 Rishon Le Zion Imperforate items incl. 2 cvs w/the 40pr local: a) 14 APRIL 1948 stp in Pos.2 mailed to TLV arr 15 APRIL 1948 pmk; b) 27 APRIL 1948 pos. 9 mailed to NACHLAT-YEHUDA box cachet on back; c) u/m block of 4 pos. 1, 2 & 6, 7 + 2 singles 1 w/FD 5 April 1948 pmk & 1 hinged; f - vf (x2 cvs & 6 stps) bargain at

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Start: $350 Sold For: $350
Lot #: 545

THE LOCAL ISSUE: 40m local complete Perforated Sheet of 10 stps; u/m, a few gum faults on margins & few perf splits, pin point staple holes on the huge left margin from booklet, fine, Ba $1500

Start: $400 Sold For: $440
Lot #: 546

40m local Complete Imperforate Sheet of 10 w/2 First Day of Issue - 5 APR 1948 local pmks; full orig. gum w/few small faults, bottom left corner thin, fine (most stps - vf), Ba $1500

Start: $300 Sold For: $355
Lot #: 547

THE COVERS: RLZ 5 APR 1948 - FD of the service pmk tying stp in pos. 1 to cv mailed to TLV w/Express label, arr pmk TLV 6 APR 1948; vf

Start: $180 Buy
Lot #: 548

12 APR 1948 local pmk tying stp in pos. 10 to cv mailed to TLV, arr pmk same day on back; vf scarce early date

Start: $150 Buy

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