Auction #39

Sunday August 7, 2022

Israel 1948 Interim Period Minhelet Ha'am

Lot #: 65

Israel 1948 Interim - Commercial bank cover mailed 1948 from the Ionian bank Nicosia Cyprus to a company in Jaffa Palestine. Marked on top NO SERVICE alongside Israeli military censor label. Address crossed out with Hebrew handstamp on back "Return to sender" and with Israeli postmarks on back of returned mail office dated December 2 1948. VF interesting scarce postal history cover.

Start Price: $75
Lot #: 66

Israel 1948 Interim - Government Tohuwabohu (Chaos Turbulent Government) overprints on 4 mint never hinged stamps. This rare type unauthorized overprint on Palestine stamps known to be used during April & the first 2 weeks of May 1948 Interim period. Total of 320 stamps overprinted & only 132 of these were used both on domestic and foreign mail (information taken from the 1969 Forsher Catalog page 101). Of the overprints - few different settings known, 4 in English & one in Hebrew.

 

Start Price: $125
Lot #: 67

Israel 1948 Interim - Government Tohuwabohu (Chaos Turbulent Government) overprint on 2mil Palestine pictorial stamp alongside 3mil & 5mil Interin stamps on cover mailed in Haifa. Hafa Nahlah postmarks on back dated May 9 1948. VF & very scarce.

Start Price: $75
Lot #: 68

Israel 1948 Interim - Government Tohuwabohu (Chaos Turbulent Government) on 2 Mil Palestine Mandate stamp alongside 5mil, both tied by Haifa p/m of April 14 1948 on postcard mailed in Haifa. Hebrew written message on back. Card with one mid.vertical fold, otherwise VF & scarce.

 

Start Price: $75
Lot #: 69

Israel 1948 Interim - Government Tohuwabohu" (Chaos Turbulent Government) overprint on 50 Mil Mandate stamp alongside 4 Mils x4 & 7mil x2 on airmail cover, paying total of 80 Mils correct airmail rate to USA. Stamps tied by Hertseliya st. (Haifa) postmarks dated April 20 1948 repeated twice on back alongside New York transit p/m od May 21 & San Fransico arrival p/ms of May 22 & May 24 1948. Very rare cover pass in the mail system with a stamp overprinted "Government Tohuwabohu". VF.

 

Start Price: $275
Lot #: 70

Israel 1948 Interim - Government Tohuwabohu" (Chaos Turbulent Government) overprints on 2 Mil x2  6 Mil x1 & 10 Mil x1 alongside 15 Mil Mandate stamps on Registered Surface mail from Qiryat Hayim to Switzerland (correct rate of 35 Mils). Stamps tied by Mandate postmarks dated April 14 1948 repeated twice on back alongside Zurich arrival postmark of May 15 1948. Cover with few light wrinkles, otherwise VF & very rare as only few known to be mailed with Government Tohuwabohu overprints & pass in the mail system, registered & surface mail to Europe.

 

Start Price: $400
Lot #: 71

Israel 1948 Interim - Cover mailed in Tel Aviv, frank 10 Mil  JNF stamp , tied by Mandate type postmark dated March 28 1948. The JNF stamp was unauthorized for postage, but this cover was accepted by the post office. VF & scarce.

Start Price: $40
Lot #: 72

Israel 1948 Interim - Cover mailed in Tel Aviv, frank 10 Mil  Kofer Haishuv revenue stamp , tied by Mandate type postmark dated April 26 1948. The revenue stamp was unauthorized for postage, but this cover was accepted by the post office. VF & scarce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Price: $40
Lot #: 73

Israel 1948 Interim - April 26 1948 Chicago USA air letter addressed to Jerusalem Palestine. 2 Line handstamp on front "Return to Sender - Service Suspended" . Long written message inside. VF.

Start Price: $40
Lot #: 74

Israel 1948 Interim - Commercial printed matter cover from Tel Aviv to Erie USA, franked 5 Mil Mandate stamp (Surface mail rate) tied by Mandate postmark of 26 April 1948. Arrival postmark on back Erie Pennsylvania May 28 1948. Addressee not found - different cachets on front & back (Parti, Rebuts Etc.) It was return to Sender. Back flap unsealed as per printed matter regulations. This is one of the latest known surface mail items that went out of Palestine still during the British Mandate. Cover with small marginal creases, otherwise VF & RARE. Tsachor photo certificate & with his pencil signature on  reverse.

Start Price: $350