ST. CATHERINE’S MONASTERY 23 covers and post cards, some military related, handstamp of monastery, some are commercial
Welcome to the Ninety-seventh NEGEV HOLYLAND AUCTION.
CLOSING DATE TUESDAY JULY 20, 2021; 2 PM LOCAL TIME
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MACCABIAH color post card for first Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv; special event covers for various Maccabiah Games (1950, 1957, 1958, 1963 [all 18], 1965 [all 6], 1969 [including rare SHAI], 1973, 1981, 1985, 1989, 1997, 2005); also some labels, stickers, JNF stamps, other items; over 70 items in all
ISRAEL FIRST DAY COVERS generally 1951 thru 1994, may not be complete but a good run, earlier one without tabs, somewhat organized in holders; also, a box with many more; estimating 600 covers; expect some duplication -especially from the box; shipping will be heavy (unless you want me to take the covers out of the holders)
BALANCE OF COLLECTION TABS unless noted (1) 7-9 and 1st dues singles (2) 10-14 (3) flag (4) Petah Tikvah (5) Jerusalem road (6) 1949 New Year (7) Tabul (8) 1950 issues – but 2nd dues w/o tabs (9)1951 issues - tab blocks on 1951 Independence (10)1952 issues (11) BONUS: various other Israel items: tabs, revenues, Interim, and misc.
ISRAEL INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE (EMS)This represents the start of EMS service in Israel from about 1983 to about1990. There is a cover from Jerusalem to Cleveland OHIO on the first day of EMS 24 Jan 1983 as well as one from there to Israel. There are covers to Romania, Portugal, Japan, Greece, Bulgaria, Bolivia, Hungary, Spain. Incoming EMS is from England and the USA. There is also inland express mail. The collection includes some postal forms and documents. About 35 items.
JUDAICA – DOCUMENTS, POSTERS Seen are (1) small notice in Hebrew regarding the death of Shimon Rothschild; (2) HALUKKAH (financial allowance for support of residence of Eretz Israel) (3) Turkish Government tax receipts (4) Neturei Karta newsletters dated 1957 [3 different] (5) 1924 Agudath Israel circular in Yiddish (6) printed leaflet asking for money (7) Halukkah list of persons of means (8) letter to Baron Edmond Rothschild and others asking for money (9) various other circulars asking for funds (10) Post World War One donation forms (11) Donation form for purchase of land in Palestine, circa 1920’s, in German (12) Russian language document (13) French and Arabic notice (14) Guardian Insurance Co, form, circa 1920’s. There are 25 items in all
UNDER COVER MAIL From 1967 to 1990; from/to Arab Countries. After the 1967 Six Day War, correspondence between Palestinians in Territories and Arab Counties was suspended due to the postal boycott of Israel since 1948. The problem was partially resolved by using a third country. Another route became practical due to the “Open Bridge Policy” between Israel and Jordan. Tourists and others passing over the Allenby bridge carried the mails. Later Travel Agencies also carried mail, adding a charge for the service. Includes notes and listings. VOLUME #1 About 145. (1) Items Red Cross forms (2) Boycott mail (3) NO RELATIONS handstamps (4) Mail from Israel via London; either handwritten or pre-printed addresses. (5) Censored undercover mail. Covers from other countries via London (e.g. Malta, Yemen, Libya, UAE). VOLUME #2 About 200 items (1) Undercover mail from Gaza via CYPRUS; (2) Mail from other locations to Cyprus (mostly UK); (3) Diamond shaped cachets on front or back of covers from Israel via London; per note only used in October 1977 (4) Against under cover rules: sender’s address on back (from West Bank and Gaza); (5) Against rules: final destination noted on front or back; (6) Covers showing various rates (7) ZAHAL postmarks VOLUME #3 About 60 items (1) Radio contacts via 3rd country;(2) Mail via Allenby and Adam Bridges; (3) Tourist Service, (4) Travel Agent’s Cachets; (5) Exit permits.
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY 1994-2002 VOLUME #1 About 100 items (1) Provisional Egyptian “bridge” type pmk on Jan 1, 1995 on covers from GAZA (2) Explanatory information regarding topic (3) Different types of postmarks (4) Undercover mail (5) Covers with mixed franking: Israel and Palestinian Authority (6) Mobile Post Office pieces (7) Pal Auth stamps on covers from West Bank (8) Israeli stamps on covers from West Bank (9)FRANCO (meters) – per note these are proofs VOLUME #2 About 70 items (stamp sets counted as 1 item) (1) STAMPS: Jericho locals: FILS ovpt on MILS (2) Explanatory information regarding these (3) Stamps above can be mint or on piece (4) FDCs with above (5) Covers posted with Israel ZAHAL on last day 2 NOV 1985 (6) OSLO “B” West Bank provisional postmarks (7) Israeli stamps used in Jericho (8) Official Post Office stationery: receipts, covers, parcel cards (9) Phone Card VOLUME #3 About 45 items – special events (1) Notice from Israel Postal Authority regarding Pal. Auth. Stamps (2) Clinton visit to PA (3) Pope John Paul II visit (4) Documentation in Hebrew VOLUME #4 About 250 items (1) Pal Auth stamps on pieces (2) Special event covers (3) Articles and other information about topic
UN FORCES IN MIDDLE EAST ON DOCUMENTS & COVERS Includes (per note) UN Truce Supervision Organization, requests for pass permits to East Jerusalem (Jordan) and to West Jerusalem (Israel), US Embassy activity in East Jerusalem. All have UN Handstamps. About 25 items. Most items are pre-Six Day War. Expect file holes and folds.
ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (IDF/ZAHAL) 1950-1967 Military mail, also inter-office mail, regular and registered VOLUME #1 About 110 items (1) Early period KBA handstamps (2) Early parcel cards with Doar Ivri stamps (3) 2nd period: triangular handstamps on official mail (4) Military entires – various styles & usages (5) Military censored (6) Bus tickets for reservists going to base (7) Gasoline coupons (8) Military Post labels VOLUME #2 About 170 items (1) Linear (one line) handstamps (2) Different style entires (3) Various usages – with normal postmarks and unit handstamps (4) Dated triangles VOLUME #3 About 150 items (1) Auxiliary military labels (2) Military picture postal cards, many used and 30 mint (3) Reserve call up entires – regular and emergency (4) Same but different type VOLUME #4 About 60 items (1) Special items: registered, checked, (2) Economy usage (3) Inter office cables in Judea & Samaria (4) Inter unit correspondence, mostly registered (5) Mail from different units, various handstamps (6)Inter unit registration VOLUME #5 About 50 items (1) Military publications for reservists, mostly Six Day War, Yom Kippur War Some with postmarks for new Post Offices
ISRAEL MOBILE POST OFFICES Includes about 375 regular and 200 registered covers; territories (military and civilian), obsolete lines, etc. in four volumes. Seems to be mostly 1950’s to 1990’s. Per note:60 different MPO, early and late post offices openings & closings, change of lines, small/large circles, oval pmks; franco type machine pmks: commercial, kibbutzim, factories; VOLUME #1: (1) Various usages, stamps, meters, (2) Replacement of postmarks: from old circular to new turnable ovals (3) Post Office notices VOLUME #2: (1) Commercial entires (2) AYALON mobile VOLUME #3: (1) TPO with Massad label (2) Post Offices notices (3) Parcel Card (4) Mobile Offices operated by Military Postal Administration 1967-1994 (5) Military mail VOLUME #4: (1) Official documentation (2) ZAHAL settlements (3) Military parcel cards (4) Checked mail (5) Special cancels (6) Mobile Post Offices in GAZA & SINAI