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.
These collections were assembled by a very prestigious collector/dealer. Each has many notes. These were used to write the descriptions. Some have copies of articles by the collector/dealer. These may be in Hebrew or English. Some of the collections can form the basis of a more extensive study, philatelic exhibit, articles in a stamp magazine or a book. The collector/dealer may be willing to assist in this endeavor. Time permitting, I will work with you.
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PURE PHILATELIC COVERS have not been in the mail stream. This includes First Day Covers, special event covers and covers without addresses.
PHILATELICALLY INSPIRED COMMERCIAL COVERS were covers made by or for philatelists. This includes First Flight Covers that have proof of being flown and FDC that did go thru the mails paying the proper rate. As long there is some indication that the cover did do postal duty, it can be included. I believe that if it were not for philatelists of the past, we would not have many of our prized covers.
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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.
ISRAEL FRANCOTYPE MACHINE POSTMARKS ON COVERS VOLUME #1 About 100 different items (1)Early (1970’s) designs, (2) Various companies: Insurance, VOLUME #2 About 120 different items (1) Education, Universities (2) Hotels & Tourism (3) Various Industries: Paper, Food, Building and General Industry, VOLUME #3 About 120 different items(1) Various Industries: Oil & Fuel, High Tech, Transportation, (2) Local Government (3) Specimens (4) BOOK: ISRAEL METER POSTAGE STAMPS 1988 CATALOGUE included
JUDAICA MISCELLANEOUS #1 About 70 items (1) Card from Anglo Palestine Co. Ltd. Jerusalem (2) Jewish Relief Fund (3) Kauf-Besfastigung donation receipt (4) Various labels (5) Israel citizenship document (6) Donation or other receipt forms for sports, cancer, schools, (7) BAOR army (8) Jerusalem mayor’s invitation to 1930 tea party (9) Radio cards (10) Engineers Membership certificate (11)Ottoman era medical receipt
JUDAICA MISCELLANEOUS #2 About 25 items (1) Flyer circa 1909 from a Rabbi regarding the matter of fight of Kollels in Jerusalem (2) Spanish Consulate in Jerusalem, World War One era (3) Halukkah receipts (4) Social Afternoon Tea held by German Hospital (5) Orthodox Jews against Zionist, circa 1920 (6) Halukkah questions list (7) Alliance Israelite Universelle – document in French (8) German Jews under Nazis, 1938/39 school certificate (9) Invitation to memorial meeting for Miss Annie Landau and other related items (10) Wedding invitation to the Church of the Redeemer (11) Broadside: call to Jewish Community after enactment of British Rule for them to pay for civil services (12) Palestine Medical Association election ballot (13) British Mandate Medical Conference (14) Invitation to Passover at Hotel
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
SRAEL OFFICIAL MAIL 1949-2000 The covers are from various government agencies. There are various types of markings, styles of entires and usages – regular and registered. VOLUME #1 About 90 items: President, Prime Minister, Minister’s Chambers, Knesset Members, Official Mails stamps on covers, Early “Hakirya”, Treasury Department, State Bank VOLUME #2 About 140 items, Social Security, Minister of the Interior, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Israel Land Department, Ministry of Agriculture VOLUME #3 About 110 items Ministry of Health &Hospitals, Ministry of Transportation, Postal Authority, Postal Bank, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Police & Police stations, State Prisons, Statistics, Science, Technology VOLUME #4 About 75 items Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Broadcast Authority, Official Mail, Registered Mail; labels, Special Delivery & Express mail, Diplomatic Pouch Mail ** These are KEY items **, Mail from Israel embassies
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
THE WEST BANK OF JORDAN 1950-1967 (and beyond) This comprehensive collection has material for expansion of WALACH’S THE POSTAL HISTORY OF THE WEST BANK OF JORDAN 1948-1967 VOUME I (Hebron, Bethlehem, Jericho, Jerusalem, and Ramallah. It also has material for Volume II (that was never written): Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem. It has Postal Agencies and Postmarks VOLUME #1 HEBRON: About 110 items (1) Documentation (2) Official forms (3) 1967 Transition period (4) IDF (5) Jordan Ministry of Posts letter (6) Palestinian Authority (7) DURA: including pre & post 1967, has daily record sheets (8) IDF payment form (9) Postal agencies (pre-1967) VOLUME #2 BETHLEHEM About 80 items (1) Documentation (2) Official mail (3) Official forms, including daily record sheets (4) 1967 Transition period (5) Post 1967 IDF forms & postmarks (6) Pre-1967 Beit Jala & Beit Sahan (7) Beit Shahur (8) Postal Agencies (9) Al Khader agency public notice (10) Battir (11) Al Fajjar refugee camp (12) El-Azzeh camp (13) Other c amps & areas (14) Deterioration of rubber postmark VOLUME 3 JERUSALEM AND JERICHO About 80 items (1) Documentation (2) East Jerusalem (3) Official forms: registration and daily record sheets, customs forms, (4) Armenian Religious Institution cachets (5) Jerusalem various postal department cachets on Ministry of Posts letterheads (6) Abu Dis; including rare small circle (7) Arab Es Sawahira (8) Er Ram (9) Jebel El Migatabir (10) Nabi Samuel (11) Silwan (Shiloah) (12) Jericho documentation (13) Jericho: town & area (14) Official forms (15) Aqabat Jabr VOLUME 4A RAMALLAH About 110 items (1) Documentation (2) Official forms, receipts, Registry list,(3) Postmark types: curved and straight name (4) Telegraph forms (5) Parcel notices: arrival notices (6) Daily record sheets (7) Various Official cachets on documents (8) Office cachets (9) 1967-1994 IDF: daily record sheets, (10) District offices: Bir Zeit, Deir Dirwan, Al-Bira, Beitunya, (11) Official items like those already listed (12) 1967 Transition period: daily record sheets VOLUME 4B: RAMALLAH About 90 items (1) More district offices: Jifna, Sinjil, Silwad, (2) Postal agencies & Offices: Bir Zeit, Ain Sinya, Al-Janiya, Bani Zeid, Beitin, Beit Liqiya, Bet Horon, Ein Arik, Ein Yabrud, Emmaos, Yalu. The same type of official documents: daily record sheets, forms, receipts, and the like VOLUME 5A: NABLUS About 110 items (1) Documentation (2) Official forms, receipts, Registry list, (3) Official mail (4) Various forms (5) Six Day war items (6) Parcels (7) Daily record sheets (8) Last Day: June 7, 1967 (9) Official Rubber handstamps (10) 1967-1994 ZAHAL (11) Nablus district offices: Araba, Hawwara, Salfit Tubas, Aqras, (12) Official Rubber cachets (13) Undercover mail (14) Beit Umrin (15) Burin (16) Far’a Camp VOLUME 5B NABLUS About 40 items: Hawwara, Tayasir, Talluza, Zeita VOLUME 6:JENIN & KALKILYA About 70 items. Same type of material as mentioned above (1) Undercover mail (2) Jenin district: Arraba, Eilat Edh-Dhahir, Yabed (3) As above: forms, daily record sheets, 1967-1994 ZAHAL, (4) Yabed single & double circle (5) Jenin postal agencies: Bartaa, El Yamun, Edh-Dhahr, Kfar Ra’I, Raba, Samur, VOLUME 7:TULKARM About 95 items. Same type of material as mentioned above: (1) daily sheets (2 types), Parcel notice, (2) 1967-1994 IDF (3) District Offices (4) Qalqiliya item damaged by fire in war,(5) Anasta (6) El Ghusun (7) Deit El-Ghusun (8) Beit Lid (9) Dannaba (10) Kfar Zibad (11) Anabta (12) Study of distortion of SHUWEIKA rubber postmark (13) ATTIL OFFICE ON TULKARM DISTRICT: types of postmarks, distortions, usages of forms, agencies.
COLLECTION OF 1967-1994 WEST BANK, SINAI, GAZA, GOLAN HEIGHTS ZAHAL/IDF military post; most comprehensive; Under Military, 12 volumes and extra material Copies of articles, maps, summary charts, and postal notices are included, Wallach POSTAL HISTORY GUIDE TO THE TERRITORIES ADMINISTERED BY ISRAEL SINCE 1967 VOLUME #1: JUDEA AND SAMARIA About 110 items (1) Post Office openings (2) Under cover mail (3) Various usages (4) Daily postmark sheets VOLUME #2:JUDEA AND SAMARIA About 116 items (1) Registration labels (2) Commercial mail (3) Revenues on documents (4) Daily postmark sheets (5) Under cover mail VOLUME #3: GAZA STRIP About 120 items (1) 1956-57 Sinai Campaign – philatelic and commercial covers (2) 1967 Six Day War ZAHAL offices (3) Invitations to Port Opening & to Gaza Post Opening (4) 1994 Transition Period VOLUME #4:GAZA STRIP About 108 items (1) Registration labels (2) Commercial covers pmkd in various towns (3) ZAHAL post offices (4) Philatelic items VOLUME #5:GOLAN HEIGHTS About 160 items (1) Commercial covers pmkd in various towns (2) Last Day cachets (3) Meters (4) Replacement of postmarks (5) Special events (mostly Christmas) in Bethlehem VOLUME #6: MOBILE POST OFFICES About 90 items (1) In Golan and West Bank (2) Commercial and philatelic (3) South and North Golan (4) The GOOD FENCE VOLUME #7: JEWISH SETTLEMENT POST About 165 items Covers pmkd in various localities, some are Alon More, Alef Menashe, Efrata, Ariel, Bet El, Beatar Illit, Maale Adummim, Yatta; Some a registered VOLUME #8: PARCEL POST See article in April 2019 Israel Philatelist First time offered – only 5 such sets exist. About 45 items (1) IDF (ZAHAL) parcel service in the West Bank (2) Inland parcel delivery card (3) DURA mss name on label affixed to card (4) Printed town names on labels affixed to cards: some are Bet Lehem, Ramallah, Bir Zeit, (5) For some localities there are both mss and printed names (6) IDF parcel cards (7) Provisional HASHMONIAN (8) ZHL on label (per note unique) (9) Checked items (10) Merom Golan (11) Rosh Pinnah (12) Queneitra (13) Overseas parcel cards (14) EAST JERUSALEM (Old City) 1967-1994 (15) Various usages VOLUME #9: OFFICIAL POST About 115 items.Many are registered (1) Labels on covers from Yehuda & Shomron, Jerusalem, (2) Error in handstamp MIFZEDET (3) Military Governor Judea & Samaria (4) Transition Period (5) Registered items VOLUME #10: TELEPHONE AGENCIES About 150 items; first time offered; not yet published (1) These replaced the POA under Jordan. (2) 1967 Transition period – usage of all Arabic forms. (3) Re-use of Jordan forms but with hstmps, cachets and telegrams, parcel cards (4) Cables & Telegrams (5) Postal Bank (6) Unused labels (like in #9) and registration labels (7) Parcel tags VOLUME #11: LAST DAY IN TERRITORIES About 145 items (1) Practical Last Day Gaza 4 May 1994 (2) Official Last Day Gaza 17 May 1994 (3) In these commercial & philatelic covers (4) Last Day pmk on Gaza Official stamps (5) Last Day in West Bank 2 Nov 1995 VOLUME #12 (1) 1974 BATTLE CALLS: Circulars and other items (2) 1969 Circulation List of Localities in West Bank (3) Other items BONUS (1) 1967-1994 West Bank & Gaza pmks (2) Official 2 NOV 1995
ZAHAL (IDF) Military fiscal stamps for Judea, Samaria, Gaza and Sinai Includes notes and copies of articles. VOLUME #1 About 100 items (1) Contains documents from all 3 period (1967-68, 1968-74, 1977-87) (2) Entrance permits for West Bank and Golan (3) Exit permits (all 3 periods) (4) Early permit (5) Dealers permits (yellow card stock) (6) Exit permits with mixed franking (7) Permit extensions (8) Exit to Egypt via Sinai, Quenetra VOLUME #2: About 65 items (1) Requests forms for exit permits (2) Exit permit to University of Damascus, Syria (3) Request form to exit in vehicle (4) Family reunion requests (5) Surety bonds – vouching for the good behavior of permit holders for West Bank & Gaza (6) Petitions and letters to regional military governors VOLUME #3: About 70 items (1) Request to host visitors from abroad (2) Visitor from abroad: permit and approval (stapled together) (3) Special visitor types/forms: extensions, customs, etc. These are in sets- clipped together (4) Visitor from abroad: new type, and yet another type (multi-part form) (5) Authorization form for representative for export customs via bridges (6) Mixed franking on form (7) Pilgrimage to Mecca (3 different) (8) UN personnel – tax exempt VOLUME #4: About 90 items (1) Exit permits with various frankings and/or printing of revenue stamps (2) Gaza & Sinai permits with revenue stamps: ZAHAL, AGRAH (3) Special exit requests - with Israel revenues; one with mixed franking (Israel & ZAHAL) (4) Permit to export goods (one dated Nov 1967) (5)Exit permit to Lebanon; and for Germany (RARE) (6) Some pre-1967 Jordan West Bank VOLUME #5: About 80 items (1) Types of EXIT PERMITS: black print, green print, red print, bluish on green paper (2) Many examples with different handstamps and/or frankings (3) Mint copy – with carbon paper and part that government kept (4) East Jerusalem (5) Jordanian currency (6) Yellow permit for commercial dealers
This is a comprehensive collection of Israel Tariffs (rates). It has plain, registered express, non-denominated, computer (ATM, MASSAD) labels, mixed frankings, inflation period, multiples, and more. There are notes with pertinent information, including rates. Note that nearly all are INLAND usages VOLUME #1 About 200 regular covers; 1948-1990; from Doar Ivri thru SHEQEL; (1) Different franking, nearly all different (2) Mostly Definitives; heavy on Landscapes (3) All inland usages VOLUME #2 About 100 regular covers; Continues from VOLUME 1 (1) Various Definitives; some commemoratives (2) A few 1st MASSAD (3) A few machine pmks (4) A couple to Finland VOLUME #3 About 290 registered covers (1) all inland usages (2) Various Definitives; some commemoratives (3) Inflation period VOLUME #4 About 170 registered covers; Continues from VOLUME 3; Computer registration label VOLUME #5 About 75 covers; all inland; Continues from VOLUME 4 (1) Various unused labels (2) 2 types of unused registration labels (3) Registered covers with TABS (4) Mixed franking (different definitive series or commemoratives) on regular covers (5) Same on registered covers; Including one with Prutot & Agurot VOLUME #6 About 130 covers; Scarce – 1st time offered (1) EXPRESS MAIL (special delivery) (2) Various rates & frankings (3) “SPEEDY” mail –in use for a short period (4) Computer express labels on cover (5) Express registered (6) Overseas express (7) Unused labels VOLUME 7 About 70 covers (1) AR (Advise of Receipt) and 24 HOURS DELIVERY (2) Unused registration & AR labels (3) Related forms (4) Computerized labels (5) 24-hour delivery stationery & labels (different dates) (6) Other labels VOLUME 8 About 160 covers (1) Computer labels (2) Per note: definitive issues, plain, registered, different shades, tariffs (rates), varieties, errors (3) Inverted printing on label VOLUME 9 About 150 covers; 1st time offered; difficult to assemble (1) Non-denominated stamps on covers (2) Per note: 1982-2006; singles, multiples, plain, registered, combined with regular stamps (3) Anemone from booklet, shades, phosphors styles (4)Anemone as postage due (top of pile)