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The Leo Malz Specialized Collection
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Lot 1247
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Mostly Mint Collection of Proofs, Errors and Varieties, 1948-97, mostly never hinged, with essays, proofs, imperforate examples, misperforated stamps, misprints, colors omitted, watermarks, missing phosphors, and others; includes 1948 First Coins Postage Due 5m without overprint imperforate pair (Bale #PD2d); 1950 Airmail imperforate 250p vertical pair (possibly of proof status); 1950 Third Coins imperforate 10p from the top left corner of the sheet showing "Star of David" marginal imprint (Bale #43.II); 1950s hand-painted essays of 10p and 50p Arbor designs, each on back of photographic paper; 1950s set of four test sheets for horizontal format stamp with two or three solid color stamp-size rectangles; 1955 Teachers' Organization 25p perforated essay of adopted design (1997 Tsachor certificate); 1957 50th Anniversary of Bezalel Museum 400p with red color omitted (Bale #143a); 1960 Provisional overprint "0.12" on imperforate. (-) green proof corner pair and black value omitted on (-) greenish blue (Bale #183.c1); 1962 El Al 55a tab single with tab inscriptions partially omitted (Bale #249a); 1974 "Jerusalem 1973" souvenir sheets set of three with double perforations (Bale #MS11b-MS13b); 1982 Seven Species imperforate 100a plate block of four (Bale #882.imp1) and 500a complete strip of ten with spectacular misperforation and four blank stamps (Bale #897.ep 1, 2); 1983 Independence souvenir sheet imperforate wide margins uncut vertical pair (Bale #MS24c, 1986 PF certificate); 1985 Israphil souvenir sheet imperforate wide margins uncut horizontal pair (Bale #31a, 1996 PF certificate); and 1997 50th Anniversary Srulik complete tête-bêche sheet of 40 without serial number for use in Prestige booklets, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 1248

Postal History Eruption, 1948-2010, many thousands of covers and cards, in albums and in boxes, with an album of Post Office openings, First Days, commercial mail, Airmails, mint and used postal stationery, metered mail, religious, picture postcards, Registered, machine cancels, Saint Catherine's Monastery covers, Maccabiah specialized, military covers, cacheted, advertising including illustrated; truly a one-of-a-kind collection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 1249

Unsorted Box of Miscellanies, proving variety is the spice of life, this lot offers everything from the mundane (though not much) to the sublime, with various plate errors, a 1948 unadopted Helmet Issue Test Stamp in red, what appear to be several essays or proofs for unadopted designs, a TABIL presentation folder with First Day-cancelled sheet, plus a sheet with a yellow background; some nice Revenues (including a dry print), plate blocks, Bale #150 with doubling of insignia in tab, striking color varieties, and more, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a fun lot.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1250

Near-Complete Tab Singles Collection, 1949-67, mounted in a pristine slipcased White Ace album, needing just #7-9 and J1-J5 for completion; numerous corner margin examples, all Post Office fresh and sound, the double-tabbed issues present as such, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, get a taste online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1251

Award-Winning Postal Censorship Collection, 1948-2000, garnering a Vermeil at the Rocky Mountain Stamp Show, a five-frame mounted exhibit showcasing a comprehensive collection of adhesive censorship tapes, civilian and military handstamps and Post Office labels (Shukaf and X-rayed handstamps), etc., employed on the mails during the period, Very Fine, see the first frame online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1252
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Sensational Caboose Lot from a Powerful Consignment, but one with plenty of steam left in it, in albums, binders, file folders, boxes and books; two strong used collections (many tabs, gutter pairs, etc.), one housed in a Scott Brown album; a binder of "minor varieties"; tab singles, strips and blocks; plate blocks; Year Books; ATM labels; Prestige Booklets; mint singles, some sheets…you get the picture: it's all here; mint with much duplication, which will keep the dealer happy, especially as the overwhelming majority of the material will be never hinged; a grand send-off sure to reap rewards, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1253
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A Honey of a Mint and Used Collection, 1949-2006, impressive and valuable ten-binder holding of stamps, comprising a nice mint singles collection, an extensive holding of souvenir sheets, a good range of mint tabs (including one full volume of tab blocks and strips), an interesting volume of "minor varieties", two volumes of ATM stamps, etc., etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, one to milk for all it's worth.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1254

Expansive Plate and Tab Block Collection, 1952-2007, taking 11 volumes (all but two slipcased) to hold it; many, many hundreds of individual stamps and complete sets, some usefully duplicated with quantities of up to four or five; note several with notations as to plate varieties; generally arranged chronologically, with the following issues broken out into their own mini-collections: Landscapes, 1960-61 Provisionals & Zodiac definitives, 1980-82 Shekel definitives, Town Emblems I & II, plus Airs; Post Office fresh throughout, with everything in our spot check coming up never hinged, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, a great opportunity for the savvy bidder.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $0
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Lot 1255

Powerful Collection of Post Office Opening and Closing Covers, 1948-95, First Day and Last Day enthusiasts take note; a stunning holding spread across ten binders (!) documenting the Israeli Post Office; eight binders of Post Office Openings between 1948 and 1964, with 1948-50 items including Registered usages, local post office cachets, and many Hoexter Blanko envelopes; from 1950 on most issues present on both Israel Post commemorative cover (unaddressed, the Post emblem at lower left) and on attractive cacheted cover; Closings (in two binders) are a fascinating wind-down of Israeli Military Government Post Offices in the Gaza Strip and West Bank in the 1994-95 period; our rough estimate is that there are around 1000 covers in all, Very Fine, we've imaged the early Openings in full online.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 1256

Massive Collection of Pictorial and Slogan Cancels, 1948-2009, extensive and varied holding of thousands, some organized on pages in six binders, others on loose pages, and yet others in boxes awaiting your attention; covers a mixed of plain and cacheted—the latter including Heritage, Simon and Official—with a variety of attractive and numerous multicolor designs; frankings include early tabs, while the cancels commemorate a huge range of conferences, events, various "Days", etc., etc., even "Dollar-linked Savings Bonds"; note two binders of cancels on Registered covers (1948-61) plus another binder of commercial/non-philatelic covers; majority of covers into the 1970s or '80s, with a smaller selection of later, Very Fine overall, well worth a look; see one full volume imaged online.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1257
Expansive Collection of Autographed Covers, six binders' worth in total, mostly First Days, including one volume of famous Israelis, including David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Sharrett, Moshe Dayan, Menachem Begin, plus many early stamp designers, etc.; nearly all produced in very limited quantities; see one binder in full online.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1258

Massive Mint Sheet Collection, 1951-2009, hundreds upon hundreds of complete sheets, housed chronologically in nine binders (with a group of oversized protected but in need of a good home); we can't promise the holding is complete for the period, but it sure comes close; very limited, light duplication (more prevalent on the most recent issues), with some duplication presenting plate varieties; you'll find definitives and commemoratives here, along with irregular sheets, standby sheets, definitive booklet sheets, special sheets, and printed-to-order sheets; every single selvage is present, making this a goldmine for the plate/tab collector or dealer, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1259

Sinai War Cover Collection, 1956-60, in three volumes, comprising an exhibit collection of Gaza Post Office openings with all known different cachets, philatelic covers, etc.; a specialized study of Army Sinai Airletters, including rare genuinely used examples; and a collection of post-war UNEF Forces in Gaza-Sinai covers during the occupation and turnover, with covers/stationery from UNEF Headquarters in Naples, plus in-theater covers from Danish, Swedish, Brazilian, Indian, Yugoslavian, Canadian, and Finnish contingents; highly comprehensive and detailed, with numerous notes and write-ups throughout, Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1260

Military Labels and Censors Collection, all things IDF-related; sizable holding starting with examples of "Urgent", "Immediate", "Official" and Censor labels and forms, followed by 75 covers or forms showing usages of the labels, along with an array of additional markings, handstamps, etc.; most stampless but a handful franked (Second Coins on); includes a couple items of incoming mail, several covers addressed in Arabic, meter-cancelled items, a Port of Haifa visitor's pass, Army Reserves call-up forms and window envelopes, various corner cards/pre-printed envelopes, etc.; the occasional condition issue, but Very Fine overall, see the entire lot on our website.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1261

One-of-a-Kind Arab Prisoner-of-War Collection, 1948-67, a fascinating and surely unique compilation of covers and forms, comprising seven covers from the 1948 War from Arab POWs with Israeli, Egyptian or Syrian censors' handstamps or tape; five unused Red Cross or Magen David Adom POW formulars from the Six-Day War; plus 13 used formulars, apparently all from the Six-Day War, most with destinations of Egypt, but also note Jordan, Gaza, Israel and Germany and—of particular note—one form originating from Syria with Red Crescent at top of form, plus one ultra-rare formular sent to Qatar, Very Fine, imaged in full online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1262

Collection of Covers, 1941-49, approximately 40 in all, focusing primarily on the 1948-49 period; includes 1945 (Dec. 4 and 26) envelopes to Tel Aviv, the former showing "Jewish Int. Bde. WKSP…" unframed handstamp in violet with "Field Post Office/376" c.d.s., the latter showing "'D' Coy' 3rd (Jewish) Bn./The Palestine Regt." unframed handstamp in violet with "Army Post Office/440" c.d.s.; 1948 (Feb. 26) envelope showing "Mefaked Ha'ir/Yerushalayim" double-ring cachet in violet; 1948 (Apr. 9) envelope showing "Mefaked Haganah/Tiberiah" double-ring cachet in violet; and 1948 (May 16) envelope showing "Mefaked Ha'ir/Safat" double-ring cachet, mailed on the first day of the State of Israel postal system; plus two items from 1953-58, generally Fine to Very Fine, imaged in full online.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1263

Three-War Collection of Covers, 1956-73, comprising the Sinai War, with more than 50 covers or cards and five Red Cross P.O.W. message forms, commencing with an unaddressed 1956 (Dec. 10) envelope with the autograph of Rav Aluf Moshe Dayan, followed by various envelopes from the Israeli Occupation of the Sinai showing Israeli censor or commemorative cachets, including censored envelope and postcard each showing "Military Governor of Sinai, District El Tor and Western Coast" double-ring cachet in violet; and 1956 (Nov. 18) censored Egyptian formular telegram envelope (with original letter) to Tel Aviv showing Israel A.P.O. "2594" (El Arish) triangular cachet in violet; plus a number of envelopes and cards marking the reopening of civilian post offices in the Sinai; an interesting assembly also including two volumes of 1967 & 1973 Army cards from the Six-Day and Yom Kippur Wars, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 1264

Extensive First Day Cover Collection of Blocks and Sheets, 1949-2010, highly complete holding in ten (!) binders: three dedicated to plate blocks, three to special sheets and four to souvenir sheets; clean throughout, with all covers cacheted (some earlies addressed); note a couple tab blocks, some round-robins, etc., Very Fine, volume of 1949-54 covers imaged in full online.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1265

Tab Single First Day Covers Collection, 1949-60, approximately 230 covers in all, housed in three binders, ranging from 1949's Flag issue through 1960's Airmail issue; in between, each issue present with two or more covers, usually one cancelled Tel Aviv, the other from any number of other cities, from Jerusalem to Gaza (!); many early issues with full double tabs; generally fresh and clean, though expect some actual travel wear (never enough to truly detract), Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, see the 1949-53 section in full on our website.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1266

First Day Cover Extravaganza, 1949-, many, many hundreds requiring 12 binders and seven boxes to hold them all; collection comprises three volumes of "Shai" covers; Maximum Cards; large First Day Covers for booklets, irregular sheets, complete sets, etc.; booklets and prestige booklets; Computer/ATM stamps; Standby issues, phosphors and non-denominated items; tête-bêche pairs, plus a couple binders of issues without tabs; generally clean and sound, Very Fine, one volume completely imaged to give you a taste.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1267

Six-Day War Cover Collection, 1967-69, in four binders, several hundred covers and Maximum Cards chronicling the expansion of Israeli postal services in the newly occupied territories with a massive array (some duplicated) of Post Office openings; Shalst and Simon cachet covers and Maximum Cards; Zahal military covers, etc.; variety of frankings, including tabs and even some Egypt-Israel mixed frankings, Very Fine, clean and sound.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1268

Prolific Postmarks Collection, 1948-82, three binders, one offering 54 "old postmarks" and Post Office openings on Simon cachet covers; one holding 61 Jerusalem numeral cancels (with list of corresponding branches), some used as receivers; and one containing 71 mostly Registered covers—philatelic, commercial, meter cancels—from Rehovoth, Very Fine, an eclectic group; see the Simon covers in full online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1269
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Extensive Philatelic Exhibitions Collection, in six full binders, with events from the 1950s to 2000 comprising a wealth of labels (some in full sheets, some with printing errors), booklets, cachets and special event covers, etc., including one binder dedicated to Touring Stamp Exhibitions of the 1950s (along with a selection of sporting-related covers); clean and fresh throughout, Fine to Very Fine, sampled online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1270

Collection of Memorial Day issues, special covers, 1952-2000 (Bale 68//1374), in five binders holding 165 covers in total; the first binder is a general collection of First Day Cover, presentation folders, artist-signed folders and the like; the remaining four a specialized and fairly complete collection of Zahal covers sporting cachets with insignia, stamp designs, etc., quite a few of which are all-over images; we note numerous bearing the year's issued stamp along with related (or same-design) KKL-JNF or Forerunner issues; many, if not most all, tab single-franked; light duplication, Very Fine, a great find for the cover dealer or IDF enthusiast.
Scott 62//1405.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1271
Collection of Commemorative Pins, 1948-68, a true "And now for something completely different" moment: a binder filled with 177 pins, badges, buttons and clip-ons, comprising various Israeli military and civilian commemorative items, plus others celebrating the JNF and various Israeli "Days"; pictures really can say more, so we point you to our website where you can see them all.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1272

Collection of Plate Blocks, 1949-81, in blocks of six or four, with various plate numbers and many issues complete; includes 1949 National Flag 20m; 1950 Independence Day (2 sets); 1950 First Airmail 5p and 100p plate "1", and 30p, 40p, 50p and 250p, the four values each with plates "1" to "6" complete; 1950 Negev Camel 500p (3); 1952 Menorah (2), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, see a sampling online.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1273

Official "PAYÉ" Cancels Collection, 1948-89, 57 covers neatly arranged on pages in a binder, bearing either handstamped or machine-cancelled "PAYÉ" markings; each annotated as to letter or design differences, dates, size, etc.; note 12 First Day of Usage covers from various towns across Israel, several nice corner cards, both domestic (predominant) and foreign usages, and the like; condition varies, but generally clean and nearly all appear sound, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, an interesting group; see it all on our website.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1274

Dealers Stock of Souvenir Sheets, 1957-, comprising Tabil '57 (58), Taviv '60 (29), El Al Anniversary (approximately 345), Jerusalem '73 (30 sets plus 11 glassines each marked "100"), plus a box of later issues, including Netanya '76, Tabir '78, Magen David Adom Jubilee, etc., etc., most appearing to be in quantities of 20 or more; a grand lot for the dealer or eBayer, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1275

Army Paymaster Envelopes, 1949-80, a 16-page "mini-exhibit" comprising 28 covers for the period, noting the changing imprints and inscriptions, with covers through 1956 sporting Registry labels, later items either inscribed simply "Official Mail" or with pre-printed Registry markings; all items fully annotated with notes on printing type, inscription changes, paper varieties, postal history, and more, Fine to Very Fine or better, imaged in full online.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1276

Soldiers' Mail and Stationery Collection, 98 covers organized in two binders, plus a box of hundreds more ready for review and sorting; one volume dedicated to Navy and Air Force illustrated covers, plus Police envelopes, all intended for soldiers' use; the other binder filled with Zahal/Army and JNF Gift Stationery, Keep-a-Secret labels (mint and used on covers), and Army Welfare Organization envelopes; box contains myriad censors, call-up envelopes and the like; we note a September 1948 New Year's greeting envelope with printed Israeli Navy indicia (a scarce survivor to be sure), numerous tab single Navy-themed First Day Covers, paper and printing varieties, multiple Kaba handstamps, "Doar 'Ivri" and trilingual cancels, and much, much more, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1277

Comprehensive Collection of Aerogrammes or Air Letters, 1952-2008, comprehensive unused and used collection of approximately 160; well-arranged in three binders, with basically an unused and canceled example of most issues; also approximately 75 privately printed airletters, being primarily "Pik-o-let" (Tourism Promotion), Very Fine, see a sampling online.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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