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Sale 749

The Leo Malz Specialized Collection
of Palestine and Israel


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Lot 1240
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Health Organizations Collection, 1917-80, an assembly of International Red Cross and Magen David, comprising stamps, booklets, covers and a card; the Red Cross with four 1917-43 printed headed imprint covers, including 1917 (July 2) printed O.H.M.S. envelope from "Base Army Post Office/Z" to London, and 1943 censored envelope from Jerusalem to the Central Agency for Prisoners of War at the Red Cross in Geneva bearing Palestine 20m and showing "British Red Cross Society/and St. John/Prisoners of War/Parcels Dept./German Colony/P.O.B. 878/Jerusalem" unframed handstamp in violet, while the Magen David includes 1938 receipt with printed ambulance central motif and 1944 headed document, Fine to Very Fine, see the full offering online.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1241

Meter Mail Collection, 1941-79, over 250 covers with meter mail cancels in three binders; offers an excellent range of types, denominations, and slogans, some Registered and Airmail; mostly Haifa, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv, but various other towns also represented; four covers are pre-Independence including 1941 "M. Dizengoff & Co." Registered censored corner card envelope from Tel Aviv to Cairo with two impressions of 15m meter mark No. "1", Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1242

Taxi Mail Collection, 1937-79, approximately 60 covers and 15 labels or receipts, with particular interest in the Mandate and Interim periods; commences with undated unaddressed Aviv imprint envelope showing Hebrew "Delivered by Einstoss Letter Service, Dizengoff Street 90, Tel Aviv" double-ring handstamp in violet, and then with three covers including two envelopes to Haifa each bearing Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue canceled by "per 'Taxi Aviv'" unframed bilingual handstamp; Egged Company covers (7) with three ca. 1937 envelopes to Tel Aviv (2) or Jerusalem each bearing label (one black on green); 1948 (Apr. 4) envelope from Tel Aviv to Tiberias bearing on reverse taxi routing label and 100m receipt; and 1948 (May 16) envelope from Haifa to Tel Aviv bearing 105m taxi label in combination with Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue both canceled by "16 May 1948" unframed datestamp (First Day of Doar Ivri); Aleh Taxi Company with two 1948 (Feb. 12-19) envelopes from a policeman in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem marked "free from a policeman" or with taxi label endorsed "free of charge"; Drom Yehuda Bus Company 1948 (May 26) reused company imprinted envelope from Rehovot to Tel Aviv bearing Kofer Hayishuv 5m green (Bale #139) with routing labels and dispatch slip indicating payment of 150m on reverse; Yael Taxi Company covers (7) with three 1946-48 envelopes from Haifa to Tel Aviv with black on yellow label or black on pink taxi labels (2) stapled to front, and four 1948 envelopes from Haifa to Tel Aviv each bearing Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue canceled by different "By 'Yael' Letter Service" unframed handstamps or framed datestamps with black on greenish gray or pink taxi labels; Atid Taxi Company with five covers including 1946 (Dec. 22) legal-size envelope from Haifa to Tel Aviv with black on yellow taxi label, and 1949 (Sept. 15) express envelope with black on yellow brown taxi label showing "Sent Through the Atid Service" bilingual framed handstamp in violet adjacent, and envelope from Haifa to Haifa-Hadar bearing Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue and black on pinkish brown taxi label; Maged Taxi Company with envelope to Tel Aviv bearing Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue canceled by "Maged Haifa" unframed Hebrew handstamp in violet; Kesher Taxi Company, and a representation of post-1948 taxi usages; three later covers are 1979 Arab Taxi Mail to Gaza via Allenby Bridge franked with Israel stamps in combination with Arab Service labels, two are the Halabi Taxi Company, the other Arabic label on envelope originating in Ajman; some faults, mainly Fine to Very Fine, uncommon material; see it all online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1243

Taxi Mail, ca. 1937 (Nov. 16), "Express" cover from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, bearing on reverse Aliyah Taxi Co. black-on-white label, with 25m fee entered by hand; roughly opened at top, the label is Fine to Very Fine, rare, with only five usages on cover believed to have survived from this company.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1244

Taxi Mail, 1938 (Jan. 6), Cover from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, bearing on reverse Aliyah Taxi Co. black-on-yellow label with red control overprint; the 25m fee entered by hand, canceled oval datestamp in violet, with accompanying mail slip stapled to cover and similarly canceled; a couple of filing punch holes and cover creased at foot; also a loose slip possibly from same envelope with identical datestamp, Fine to Very Fine, rare and appealing example of this rare label: only five covers are believed to have survived from this company.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1245

Taxi Mail, 1948 (Apr. 6), Unfranked cover from Haifa to Tel Aviv, carried by the Kesher Taxi Company, with Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue (Bale #132), used as fee for taxi mail, tied by "Emergency Mail to Haifa/Nahariya/The besieged Western Galilee" slogan cancel (Bale Type C-4), with another strike on reverse; the delivery fee collected by the taxi company, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1246

Taxi Mail, ca. 1948 cover from Jaffa to Haifa, bearing elusive label of the Arab Al-Alamein taxi company; central vertical filing crease, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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