Current Auction

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

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Lot #: 101

Registered large cv (25½  x 11½  cm) ex Baghdad 23 Oct. 23 to London arrival 5 NOV 23, franked 13½  ans for: 3 ans postage + 3 ans Overland fee + 3 ans registration + 4½  ans for extra weight. The first officially contracted trip of the Overland Mail service was on 18 OCT 23 but no cvs have CTsurvived from this consignment of mail, therefore this cv from the 2nd trip of 23 OCT 23 is the Earliest Recorded Official Overland Mail item; vert centerfold away from the stps, few light back faults, fine & Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $600 Sold For: $600
Lot #: 102

22 NOV 1923 London to Baghdad cv frank KGV 6d, endorsed "Overland Via Haifa" arrival pmk BAGHDAD H.O. 2 DEC 23, 1st acceptance of mail from GB by this route announced to the public on 19 NOV 1923; vf & scarce

Start: $600 Sold For: $600
Lot #: 103

LATE FEE PAID (Collins LF - 1) spb strike on front of cv + instructions label L-5, ex Baghdad 24 SEP (26 ?) frank 9ans (3x3ans): 3 for postage + 3 for Overland + 3 for Late Fee Service all on front, mailed to London; back flap small tear o/w vf & very scarce

Start: $200 Buy
Lot #: 104

LATE FEE NOT PAID (Collins LF - 2) 2nd cv Recorded frank on back 6 ans (3x2 ans): 3 postage + 3 for Overland - no Late Fee! ex Baghdad 15 OCT - year not clear, to London, typed instructions "By Overland Mail" on front; opening tear on top & on back flap but complete, fine & Rare

Start: $300 Buy
Lot #: 105

Nairn Publicity Envelope type NPE-1 ex Damascus to Haifa pmk dated 11-4-35 tying 2 Syrian stps total 7½ p., transit pmk DAMAS-SALHIE 11 IV 35; small bottom right center tear,

f - vf & scarce

Start: $300 Sold For: $470
Lot #: 106

Nairn Publicity Envelope type NPE-2 Beyrouth to Imperial Airways London, pmks dated 8.1.27 tying 2 Lebanese stps total of 7½ pi, transit Port Said 11.1.27 pmk; roughly opened back flap, f - vf & scarce

Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 107

Nairn Publicity Envelope type NPE - 3 Damascus to Jerusalem pmks dated 4.2.39 tying 4 Syrian stps total of 12½  pi; bottom left corner bend, f - vf & scarce

Start: $250 Sold For: $250
Lot #: 108

EASTBOUND OVERLAND: 6/1924 cv Signy - France to a Royal Air-Force Officer in Baghdad total franking 1.15fr, handwritten "Via Haifa Overland Mail", arrival pmk BAGHDAD 14 JUN 24. According to Collins this is the only Recorded Overland cv from France; vert centerfold away from stps & pmks, roughly opened top, fine & Rare

Start: $160 Buy
Lot #: 109

10 SEP 1924 - 5m Egyptian stationery envelope Cairo to Baghdad uprated w/Egypt. 10 & 15m 1923 King Fouad stps arrival pmk BAGHDAD 13 SEP 24, endorsed "Overland Mail Haifa - Baghdad" & perforated Red label "MOTOR MAIL" (Collins L13 - 13 recorded) indicates a special service w/extra franking; top opening faults, fine, ex Schaeffer

Start: $350 Sold For: $525
Lot #: 110

Eastbound Overland cv Oudtshoorn South Africa 

15 APR 1925 through England to Baghdad, 2 handwritten route instructions: "Via England" "Overland Mail Haifa Baghdad", franked 6d (1d pair + 4d triangle). It is 1 of 2 Recorded Overland cvs from South Africa; vert centerfold away from stps, f - vf & Rare

Start: $300 Sold For: $300