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

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Lot #: 121

ditto, REGISTERED commerc bank cv properly franked 2x20m labels tied by the boxed Cafe Riga cachet (type A), endorsed, in Hebrew, at bottom right "4/5/48 Refused", 1 of the latest dates recorded for the operation of the Messenger Service, also Variety: labels are vert Imperf Between; few spots, f - vf & Rare, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $800 Sold For: $800
Lot #: 122

Regist cv ex Haifa No. 0059 to Jerus mailed during M. Ha'am period, frank 5x5m Weizmann (Ba #11) tied by Haifa

M. Ha'am pmks w/split ovals (Fluri #20II). Arrived in Jerus after the Siege - triling. pmk 29.7.1948 Re-addressed & forwarded to Haifa, cancelled upon arrival 30.7.1948; stps w/perfs faults o/w fine

Start: $180 Sold For: $180
Lot #: 123

PAPEETE - ILE TAHITI: 13-5-48 regist cv to Haifa  franked 2x 4fr & 50c on 25c Oceanie stps tied by Papeete pmk, as no service to Palestine the cv was Returned to the Sender - cachet of RETOUR A L'ENVOYER this crossed out & cv Remailed Double Addressed to the Jewish Agency Office in Paris (in manscpt below Palestine on face) via ALGER 2-6-1948 & PARIS 3-6-1948. Air couriered by the Jew. Agency to Israel mailed in Haifa 11.6.1948; vert centerfold away from the stps, f - vf Rarity of a Double Addressed early Courier to Israel from an exotic origin, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $2,500 Sold For: $3,465
Lot #: 124

1948 air mail cv from Haifa Barclays Bank mailed  to Alexandria - Egypt franked against regulations

(M. Ha'am stps not valid for mail destined abroad)

2 M. Ha'am stps (2x10m Weizmann) tied by Israeli pmk HAIFA 18.5.48, "Return to Sender No Service" cachets applied on face; vert centerfold, f - vf, no postal relations w/enemy country

Start: $300 Sold For: $545
Lot #: 125

Interim, Haifa HPO & Branch Office - 6 commerc items:  a+b) HPO "Haifa" 2 regist cvs R No 0032 franked 26m Mandate stps & R No 0885 franked 25m M. Ha'am stps all tied by Haifa HPO "divided ovals" M. Ha'am pmks; c) "Haifa 1" R No 2743 Hadar Hacarmel B.O. franked 25m M. Ha'am stps mailed to Rokach, TLV's mayor; d) "Haifa 12" R No 0019 Nahla B.O. franked 25m M. Ha'am stps mailed locally in Haifa; e) "Haifa 3" R No 2243 mixed franking of 10m M. Ha'am & 15m Mandate stps mailed locally; f) "AHUZAT SAMUEL" Mandate pmk tying 25m M. Ha'am stps to cv mailed locally, the 6 cvs representing all the Haifa Post Offices; few w/light toning o/w vf (x6)

Start: $400 Buy
Lot #: 126

Israel's First Maritime Mail: Haifa to New York family corresp. cv w/85m M. Ha'am patriotic franking not valid for foreign mail so Palest. 35m stps added (#90+91+95+97+108) rate: 20 surface + 15 regist, all tied by Haifa HPO

M. Ha'am pmks (Split Ovals - 5 days in use) this Against Regulations as mail sent abroad had to be pmkd w/the Mandate type dated device. Carried by the Marine Carp that left Haifa Port on 20 May 48, New York arrival 6-6-48; light vert centerfold & roughly opened back flap, f - vf & Rare, photog. in Shamir & Siegel p. 37, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $2,200 Sold For: $2,900
Lot #: 127

PEDI - First Flight 21 MAY 1948 air mail cv Brooklyn to Kfar Atta near Haifa properly franked 25c (1 + 8x3c) tied by the canceller type 2, cv #296 & circular cachet of the Czech CSA Co. that brought the 1st consignment from Rome to TLV; light vert fold away from the stps & minor soiling, fine

Start: $150 Sold For: $320
Lot #: 128

JERUSALEM: Commerc cv mailed Jerusalem to Haifa franked 5m Jerusalem 1st local issue & 10m Mandate stp (#97) tied by 2 "Rosette" pmks & dater 

13 MAY 1948 - FD of the Rosette pmk. Cv left Jerus after the Siege & as the addressee was not found - cachet on back & note on face + HAIFA 29.6.1948 pmk it was Returned to Sender; vert centerfold, f - vf

Start: $200 Sold For: $200
Lot #: 129

Incoming Flown Mail: cv originated in Qiryat Haim near Haifa franked 10m D. Ivri stp (#3) addressed to a Palmach woman soldier in the Har'el Brigade in Qiryat Anavim near Jerusalem, via the Forwarding Agency "Beit Hadar Room 305 - Tel Aviv", arrived at the Palmach Office w/stp Uncancelled & obliterated by Palmach Office cachet in Red, Flown to Besieged Jerusalem; cv shortened at left 2cm, fine, the only Recorded cv w/D. Ivri stp cancelled by a Palmach cachet, photog. in JSPS p. 160, certif Tsachor - Aloni

Start: $2,500 Sold For: $3,885
Lot #: 130

Private letter card Jerus to Haifa franked 10m 2nd local issue tied by Israeli pmk JERUSALEM 4 - 7.7.1948, just 2 weeks after lifting of the Siege so stp accepted in Jerus but not in Haifa where taxed upon arrival 20m 1st P. Due (#J3 pair) tied by pmk HAIFA 11.7.1948; vf

Start: $500 Sold For: $500