Sale #40

Sunday February 26, 2023
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Palestine Forerunners

Lot #: 1

Palestine Forerunners Austrian Post - Rare view of Haifa Clock Tower on postcard mailed to Switzerland, frank 20 Para Austrian ovpt. stamp tied by Caifa double ring bridge type postmark dated 12 August 1908. The card is in excellent condition.

Start Price: $75
Lot #: 1A

Palestine Forerunners Austrian Post - Registered postcard mailed from Jerusalem to Lemberg Galitza (Iviv Ukraine today). 20 Para UPU card uprated with 1 Piastre (registration fee) tied by Double ring postmark dated 5.4.1900 alongside Lemberg arrival p/m 19.4.1900. Long beautiful Hebrew script written message on back. VF. Registered posrcards are very scarce.

Start Price: $275
Lot #: 2

Palestine Forerunners Austrian Post RARE DESTINATION  - Jerusalem to Peking China. Cover frank 1 Piastre, tied by full postmark of Jerusalem dated 3 April 1907 with transit postmarks of  Suez Egypt April 7, Victoria Hong Kong May 2, Shanghi May 5 & final arrival postmarks of Peking May 10 1907. The cover mailed from a borther to his sister at the board mission in Peking. English hand written letter on Egyptian hotel stationery is included. The brother writing to his sister about his tour through Jerusalem, Jericho, Beirut, Egypt..Etc.. VF rare showpiece. Only few known to be mailed from the Holy land to Peking China.

Start Price: $1,000
Lot #: 2A

Palestine Forerunners Austrian Post - 1883 Jerusalem Austrian post cover mailed to Germany. Franked 10 sld Austrian stamp perforation 9.5 x 9.5, tied by Jerusalem postmark dated 8.3 (1883) alongside sender oval cachet "Bichur Cholim Hospital".  German written notations on back cover, regarding money owed . Arrival postmark on back dated 23.3 (1883).  Cover with normal wear on margins. F-VF & Rare.


Start Price: $150
Lot #: 3

Palestine Forerunner German Post - 5.4.1909 Jerusalem cover franked 25c overprinted German stamp alongside x2 box cachet "Aus Jaffa Deutsche" IN RED and BLACK.  Hand notation on back. VF & RARE. Bale catalog value $ 980.00

Start Price: $150
Lot #: 4

 Palestine Forerunners German Post - 11.7.1904  postcard mailed from Jerusalem to Jaffa (unusual one month voyage) with arrival p/m 12.7.1904 alongside RARE cachet "Aus Ramleh Palestina". Long Arabic written message on back. F-VF. Bale CV $ 400.00


Start Price: $125
Lot #: 5

Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - Acre large registered cover to Deraliye Turkey. Oversize cover 225mm x 148mm, frank Turkish stamp of 2 1/2 Piastre Tughra type III (According to the Bale catalog ,this 2.1/2 Piastre stamp is the only known used in the Holy Land on cover - reference Bale catalog, page 149 # 183)), Stamp tied by Acre double ring postmark (Collins type PM9) dated 20 December 1905.  The 2 1/2 Piastre was the very rare rate for registered Littoral letter abroad. Registeration number 201 written in manuscript at top left. This registered cover is listed in the Collins catalog page 35. Partly arrival postmark on back. F-VF with few folds. Extremely rare showpiece. According to the Collins catalog only 5 registered covers mailed from Acre using written manuscript registration numbers & this cover is the earliest known.

Start Price: $2,000
Lot #: 6

Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - BIR UL SEBBA 1 (Beer Sheva 1) Collins Catalog #PM2.  All Arabic postmarks tied to x10  1 Piastre stamps on complete postal ledger. Postmarks Arabic date translate to 8.9.1917. The postmark known to be used for very short time between May to October 1917. Only one cover & very few postal ledgers recorded with this postmark. Catalog value $ 2000.00

Start Price: $450
Lot #: 7

Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - Bon Samaritain full postmark (Collins # PM1) dated September 30 1904, tied to a pair of 5 Para stamps (Tughra type II) on view card mailed to Jaffa. F-VF.

Start Price: $30
Lot #: 8

Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - BETHLEHEM postamrk (Collins # PM1) dated May 27 1910 tied to 10 Para stamp on color view card mailed to Austria with the scarce Jerusalem (GARE) transit postmark on back dated 27.4.1910. F-VF.

Start Price: $40