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Sale 749

The Leo Malz Specialized Collection
of Palestine and Israel


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Lot 1061
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1948, "Jerusalem Post" essays of 5m, 10m, and 25m in black, imperforate on newsprint, the set of three in blocks of 21, representing the complete sheet less a block of four; originally planned for issue on May 16, 1948; one 10m is slightly defective at lower left corner, different degrees of creasing or folds, majority of stamps are Fine to Very Fine, ex Pikovski Printing House archives, each block with 2009 Tsachor certificate.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1062
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1948, Siege of Jerusalem, composite essay in green, for 5m, 10m, and 50m on glazed surface paper (187 x 129 mm), designed by Ismar David, Very Fine, signed M. Marco.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1063
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Collection of Municipal and Kofer Hayovel Stamps for Tel Aviv, 1929-55, with approximately 80 documents, licenses, receipts or cinema tickets, including Kofer Hayovel stamps on 25 documents or receipts with 100m and four pairs of 10m on ca. 1938 receipt, and 50m on 1935 Certificate for completion of a building on Ben Yehudah Street, mainly Fine to Very Fine, see a sampling online.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1064
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Keren Tel-Hai Specialized Collection, solid holding comprising single stamps mint and used, sheetlets mint in different colors and two-color se-tenant printings, unissued stamps, town cancels, plus an impressive array of scarce Interim covers, with both domestic and foreign usages; we note examples of panes of six with original blue "booklet cover" paper attached, a complete 1937 Jabotinsky House booklet, usages on numerous invitations to events (Riga, London, etc.), and much more, Fine to Very Fine or better, imaged in full online.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1065
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1948, Proposed Jewish State, proofs (Bale 29-31), large format proofs in black of 5m, 10m, and 50m labels (Kaplove #925P-927P), with rounded corners and light pencil guide lines in corners, affixed to black card (117 x 98 mm), Very Fine, rare, with 1985 Muentz certificate.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1066
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1948, Proposed Jewish State, specialized collection (Bale 29-31), mint and used collection with approximately 100 covers or documents, with a wealth of mixed frankings, including J.N.F. Jewish State set of three labels without values in complete sheets of 10 (Kaplove #925-927), never hinged, and Proposed Jewish State 10m brown overprinted by circular "Doar" in complete sheet of 10 mint; 5m blue complete sheet of 10 used on local Haifa envelope; 5m with Herzl 10m and Jewish Brigade 10m tied by "Minhelet Ha'am" double-ring handstamp of Ra'anana with "Raanana" Mandate c.d.s. alongside on 1948 (May 2) Registered envelope to Hertsilya (first day of use of the Interim stamps); 5m pair and single on separate 1948 (May-June 6) Official Registered Express local Nathanya envelopes additionally franked with a spectacular array of other Interim issues as well as Mandate issue on one; 5m used on 1948 (May 5) Palestine 25m Air Letter to London; 5m red overprint and 10m with Zionist Jubilee 5m and Ramat Gan 10m on envelope from Kfar Behadraga to Tel Aviv; 5m red overprint with Herzl 2m vertical tête-bêche pair and single on envelope from Ma'abarot to Tel Aviv; 5m strip of three with Jewish Brigade 10m on Registered envelope from Ramat Hasharon to Tel Aviv; 10m singles (2) with Jewish Brigade 10m on Registered envelope from Kfar Yehezkel to Tel Aviv, registration label with town name in manuscript; 10m singles (2) with Zionist Jubilee 5m and Herzl 2m (on reverse) on 1948 (May 3) Registered envelope from Kefar Shemarayahu to Tel Aviv (May 4 arrival); 10m block of four from the lower left corner of the sheet with two rows of double perforations on 1948 (May 11) Pardess Hanna local envelope; 50m block of four with Negev Pipeline 50m on Registered envelope from Haifa to Nahariya (no arrival); and 50m horizontal pairs imperforate-between and in right margin on separate Registered local Haifa envelopes, one additionally franked with 5m and 10m, Fine to Very Fine, fully imaged online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 1067

1948 (May), Cover from Mesek Yagur to Haifa (Bale 29), along with Immigrant Ship 10m vertical pair (#23), on May 1948 cover, the stamps cancelled by "Doar/Minhelet Ha'am/Meshek Yagur" double-ring handstamp, with two further crisp strikes on reverse, Very Fine, rare cancellation, with 2008 Edward Rosen letter of opinion.
Bale $1,800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1068

1948, Proposed Jewish State 5m blue (Bale 29), on May 1948 envelope from Herzlia to Tel Aviv, the stamp canceled by "Minhelet Ha'am" double-ring handstamp, showing Hebrew "To Pay" manuscript notation in red, with Palestine Postage Due 4m (plate number "1" single) and 6m (corner example with serial number) applied on arrival and tied by "Tel Aviv" c.d.s. of "5 MY 48", the last day of the British Mandate; the cover underpaid by 5m and, therefore, taxed 10m double deficiency, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1069

1948, Proposed Jewish State, 5m, figure of value omitted, handstamped "5" overprint (Bale 29c var), block of four on May 13, 1948 Registered Tel Aviv local envelope, in combination with Palestine 10m vertical pair and single, cancelled by "Tel Aviv" Mandate c.d.s., with another strike on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1070
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1948, Specialized "Parachutists" Mint and Used Collection (Bale 35-41), plus nearly 60 covers and a document, with 13 covers bearing stamps without "Doar" overprints; commences with 1946 complete set of 56 stamps in eight strips of eight (Kaplove #830-885), set of four labels without value, 10m blue and 10m brown labels in complete sheets of 35; 1946 printed-in-Austria 10m yellow brown booklet pane of eight labels (Kaplove #O94-O101); and then with 1948 Interim Period overprinted issue 10m blue strips of seven (2) with variety double perforations horizontally and vertically respectively; 10m black and 10m olive strips of seven with Haifa circular overprints (Bale #35a-41a, 35c-41c); the covers include various frankings of complete sets, mixed issue frankings with 1948 Registered Express local envelope bearing 10m blue with Bialik & Herzl 500m and Herzl 5m; 1948 Registered envelope from Ra'anana to Tel Aviv bearing 10m blue vertical pair and Negev Pipeline 5m, canceled by "Minhelet Ha'am/Ra'anana" double-ring handstamp with "Raanana" Mandate c.d.s. (May 11) alongside; 1948 Registered local Tel Aviv envelope bearing two 10m and Development & Defense 5m, with addressee unknown and "return to sender" handstamp and framed "9 June 1948" handstamp (arrival?) and "Minhelet Ha'am" double-ring handstamp of Kefar Hassidim canceling 10m olive on envelope to Tel Aviv and similar type of handstamp of Givat Brener with "2 May 1948" canceling 10m olive on envelope to Tel Aviv, Fine to Very Fine, an excellent basis for further study and expansion; see the full offering online.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 1071
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1948, Jerusalem I, overprints proof (Bale 101-103), proofs of 5m, 10m, and 25m overprints on cream paper (80 x 105 mm), Very Fine, with 2008 Edward Rosen letter of opinion.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1072

1948, Jerusalem I and II, complete sheets (Bale 101-103, 104MS-106MS), comprising Jerusalem I 5m to 25m in complete sheets of 10, and Jerusalem II 5m to 25m in complete sheets of 20, with "bet" marginal imprint and serial numbers; the Jerusalem II 5m hinged in margin at top, Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1073

1948, Jerusalem I, 5m to 25m (Bale 101-103), franking May 13, 1948 cover from Jerusalem to Pardess Hana, canceled by "Doar/Minhelet Ha'am/Yerushalayim" double-ring "rosette" handstamp, the first day of use of the rosette cancellation; a few small faults, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1074

1948, Jerusalem I, 5m red brown, perforation varieties (Bale 101f, 101g), complete sheets of 10, the former sheet containing two horizontal imperforate-between pairs and the latter sheet imperforate horizontally between stamps and between stamps and top and bottom sheet margins; the second sheet has hinge remainders in top margin, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1075
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1948, Jerusalem I, 10m blue (Bale 102), on 1948 "Palestine Corporation Ltd." Salary Sheet for the year, with five Palestine Mandate 10m, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue 10m, Israel five examples of 1948 First Coins 10m (3 different printings), 1948 New Year 10m, and two Revenue First Issue 10m, one of each stamp issue applied for every month and canceled in manuscript, a few faults, nevertheless a fine and unusual surviving document.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1076

1948, Jerusalem I, 10m blue (Bale 102), franking May 1948 local Jerusalem cover, canceled by Jerusalem Old City under Siege Type 3 cachet in violet prepared as souvenir; light age spot, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1077

1948, Jerusalem I, 25m brown (Bale 103), on May 1948 Jerusalem local cover, canceled by Jerusalem Old City under Siege Type 3 cachet in violet prepared as souvenir; light age spots, the stamp and cachet are Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 400.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1078

1948, Jerusalem I, 25m brown, overprint misplaced (Bale 103 var), complete sheet of 10, o.g., never hinged, on fresh white paper; natural gum skips, Very Fine.
Estimate $120 - 150.
Current Bid $60
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Lot 1079

1948, Jerusalem I, 25m brown, albino overprint (Bale 103e), complete sheet of 10, o.g., never hinged, nice color on bright white paper; some tiny age spots on gum and trace of hinge remainder in top left margin, Fine to Very Fine.
Bale $1,500+.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1080
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1948, Jerusalem II, proofs of 5m, 10m, and 25m overprints (Bale 104-106), printing forme of five for each, on cream paper (157 x 105 mm); the 10m has light grease stain at right well clear of the overprint, Very Fine, signed Muentz.
Estimate $300 - 350.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1081

1948 (June 15), Registered local envelope (Bale 104), franked by Jerusalem II, 5m red brown (Bale #104) and J.N.F. Jewish State blue on white paper pair (Kaplove #921), tied by "Doar/Minhelet Ha'am/Yerushalayim" double-ring handstamp; the J.N.F. labels accepted as 20m postage, Fine to Very Fine, rare mixed franking.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1082

1948, Jerusalem II, 5m to 25m, imperforate (Bale 104b, 105a, 106a), with "bet" marginal imprint in and serial numbers, the 5m is the low number "3"; the 5m has three small areas of light toning on gum, one of which affects one stamp, and the 25m has three inconsequential bluish discolorations in margins, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Bale $1,200 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1083

1948, Jerusalem II, 5m red brown, double overprint, one inverted (Bale 104e, 105), on cover to Tel Aviv, with 10m blue, tied by "Doar/Minhelet Ha'am/Yerushalayim" double-ring handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1084

1948, Jerusalem II, 10m blue (Bale 105), on May 23, 1948 flown cover endorsed "Doar Tsvai" (Army Mail) from a convalescent home in Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; canceled on arrival by "Army Post Office/3" c.d.s. (day inserted by hand) in purple; cover reduced on two sides, centrally folded vertically, and the stamp has light gum toning around perforations, Fine for such a traveled cover, An excellent example of Jerusalem siege mail flown by the Air Force to Tel Aviv with the A.P.O. 3 c.d.s. applied during one of the first days of service of this Army Post Office, with 1985 Muentz certificate.
Estimate $350 - 400.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1085

1948, Jerusalem II, 10m blue (Bale 105), on July 15, 1948 cover from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; canceled by "Jerusalem" trilingual c.d.s. of "15.7.1948", the metal date slug presumably used on the afternoon of that day, whereas the rubber dater was used on the 14th and morning only of the 15th; cover slightly reduced at right and with central vertical filing fold, Fine to Very Fine, only a couple of covers franked with the Jerusalem Locals and canceled by the metal date slug are known, with 1987 Tsachor certificate.
Estimate $350 - 400.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1086

1948, Jerusalem II, 10m blue (Bale 105), on 1948 envelope dropped in postbox at Jerusalem and mailed from Ramat Gan to Tel Aviv; stamp uncanceled, around which pencil line with accompanying "T" has been drawn, indicating non-acceptance for postage on account of the stamp's demonetization, and showing "Ramat Gan" trilingual dispatch c.d.s. of "1.7.1948"—the first day of use of this cancellation; light yellowing around the stamp which has a few short creases/bends, Fine, highly unusual, signed Muentz.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 1087

1948, Jerusalem II, 10m blue, double overprint, one inverted (Bale 105d), strip of five, tied by "Doar/Minhelet Ha'am/Yerushalayim" double-ring handstamp on envelope, Very Fine, signed Tsachor.
Bale $1,100 as used singles.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1088

1948, Jerusalem II, 25m brown (Bale 106), top margin single on May 14, 1948 local Jerusalem cover, canceled by "Doar/Minhelet Ha'am/Yerushalayim" double-ring "rosette" handstamp, unframed datestamp and distinctive Jerusalem Old City under Siege Type 2 cachet in violet; additionally tied by "14 May 1948" unframed datestamp, Very Fine, rare surviving postally used example.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1089

1948, Jerusalem II, 25m brown (Bale 106), tied on July 1948 Registered local envelope (with original contents dated July 2, 1948)by "Jerusalem" oval bilingual Liberation datestamp, with two additional strikes on reverse; small restored filing punch hole at far left, Fine to Very Fine, only a couple of covers are recorded franked only by the Local issue with the Liberation cancellation, the other known covers having Doar Ivri or mixed frankings, signed Tsachor.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1090

1948, Jerusalem III, 5m red brown (Bale 107), o.g., never hinged, with gimmel marginal imprint in brown and serial number "0460"; horizontal crease in outer extremity of margin at top as well as small fingerprint on gum also in top margin, Very Fine.
Bale $500.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1091

1948, Jerusalem III, 5m red brown (Bale 107MS), complete sheet of 25, with gimmel marginal imprint in brown and serial number "0344"; fresh, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only; minor gum disturbance; lightly folded along central horizontal row of perforations, Very Fine, illustrated in Shimony, Rimon and Karpovsky, Jerusalem and Safed Postal Services, p. 74; quite exceptional.
Bale $3,500+.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1092

1948, Jerusalem III, 5m red brown (Bale 107, 101), top margin single, with Jerusalem I 5m, both tied by "Jerusalem" oval bilingual datestamp on 28 June 1948 local cover, Very Fine, rare mixed issue franking, signed Tsachor.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1093

1948, Jerusalem Local overprints, outstanding collection, comprising approximately 130 covers or cards in two binders, arranged by cancellation types with a tremendous array of frankings, including Jerusalem I first day usages, 5m and 10m complete sheets of 10 (two such for 5m) used on separate 1948 (May 10) local envelopes; 5m (two examples) and 10m canceled by "Minhelet Ha'am" double-ring handstamp in violet on separate 1948 (May 12) envelopes to Haifa (2) and Tel Aviv, the Mea Sharim Branch Office cancel which was only applied in violet on May 12; Jerusalem II 5m plate block of four and single on 1948 (May 13) local Registered envelope; 5m with Palestine 5m Pictorial on 1948 (May 14) local postcard; and a study of the Jerusalem "rosette" cancels on 30 envelopes and a front with dates from May 13, 1948 (first date of use) to June 20, 1948 (last date of use), with frankings including 5m pair from the top left corner of the sheet with bet imprint and serial number, Courier covers (2) bearing 5m pair to Ein Hanatziv and 10m to Tel Aviv, each canceled by "Tel Aviv" c.d.s., excellent selection of 12 First and Second Convoy Registered covers to various towns including Herzlia, Kinneret, and Rehovot with arrival c.d.s., two including Kinneret not registered, "Jerusalem 16.5.1948" commemorative cancellations on nine covers, "Jerusalem" oval bilingual datestamps on six covers, two with Israel First Coins, one in combination with Jerusalem I 5m, Mahne Yehudah deformed Minhelet Ha'am double-ring handstamp on three Registered covers, one being Second Convoy and another franked with Israel First Coins, Jerusalem trilingual c.d.s. on 7 covers; and Jerusalem III 5m on seven covers and a card, three envelopes are mixed issue frankings from Jerusalem (2) and Beit Hakerem to Rehovot with Israel Postage Due First Coins applied on arrival, some faults, but generally Fine to Very Fine, an outstanding representative assembly; first volume imaged in full online.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 1094
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1948, Jerusalem Local overprints, specialized collection, mint and used with 18 covers; including Jerusalem I overprints 5m to 25m in complete sheets of 10 never hinged (two 25m have thins); 5m sheet of 10 with vertical double row of perforations; 5m top right corner horizontal strip of three with overprint sideways and misplaced resulting in center stamp with overprint omitted; 10m sheet of 10 horizontally misperforated horizontally to foot, both never hinged; 10m top margin vertical pair with inverted overprint unused; and varieties on cover with 5m overprint applied sideways and only appearing in right margin of stamp on 1948 (May 10) Jerusalem Printed Matter envelope (illustrated in Shimony, p. 81); 5m vertical marginal pair imperforate horizontally with 10m and 25m on 1948 (May 10) local Registered Jerusalem envelope; Jerusalem II overprints 5m to 25m plate blocks of four, never hinged, the 5m hinged in margin at top; and 10m imprint strip of five from the top of the sheet showing offset on gummed side (illustrated in Shimony, p. 77); and Jerusalem III overprint 5m on local Jerusalem Red Cross envelope, and 5m with Jerusalem II 10m and 25m on local Jerusalem envelope, mainly Fine to Very Fine, an excellent nucleus for further specialization; see it in its entirety on our website.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,600.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1095
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1948, Rishon Le Zion Local, specialized holding (Bale 122-123), remarkable group of mint perforated and imperforate stamps plus 24 covers; stamps include two examples of #122 (perforated), plus #123 (imperforate) as a single and complete sheet of ten; the 24 covers run from April 6 (Second Day of service, only about 15 such covers known—and bearing on reverse the First Day usage of the Tel Aviv postmark as a receiver) through May 6 (the next-to-last day of service); 20 covers franked #122, four #123, nearly all plated, some with additional notes; April 6 cover stamped Tsachor on reverse, #123 sheetlet with 1996 P.F. certificate; some toning to stamps on cover due to adhesive—of no import, given this short-lived service, generally Very Fine, imaged in full online.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 1096
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1948, 10m Safed Local, forgeries collection (Bale 124), Arie Ben-David's original, entire collection, on quadrille pages mounted by Sam Ray, and part of Ben-David's multiple-award winning Safad Collection exhibit; each of the printings, with their sub-types, is present and fully annotated, the additional hand-drawn details impressively clear and immensely useful; includes singles, pairs, sheetlets of six, plus an example of the original paper source for the first printing setting; a lovely and difficult-to-duplicate holding, Very Fine, specialist's delight; see it all online.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1097
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Kofer Hayishuv Collection, 1939-49 (Bale 129-138), with more than 80 documents and receipts, 14 covers and a card (Mar. 1945 British Field Service redirection) spanning the Mandate, Interim, and early Statehood periods; includes an array of interesting usages and mixed frankings, mainly Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 1098
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Collection of Kofer Hayishuv and Municipal Revenues on Cinema Tickets, 1936-45 (Bale 129-138), approximately 65 cinema tickets in all, from Herzliya, Jerusalem, Petach Tikwa, Ra'anan, Ramat Gan, and Tel Aviv, franked with Palestine Pictorials and Revenues, Kofer Hayishuv and Municipal stamps; also an unused ticket for "Gone with the Wind" at Ramat Gan and three later (Israel) tickets, mainly Fine, a remarkable assembly of this esoteric subject, representing a unique record of the social history of the Mandate period; see them all online.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1099
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1948, "Army Post" Military Stamp, essays and proofs, five composite color proofs of 5m to 50m in strips of four different stamp designs on wove paper, in turquoise, ultramarine, olive green, violet, and brick red; the ultramarine strip has a few light age spots, with 1984 Michael Bale certificate; also four composite photographic essays and single essay of approved and rejected designs with different values, the composite essays with 1982 Muentz certificates, Very Fine, a unique assembly.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

These proofs for military stamps were prepared from designs of the artist Otta Wallish at the request of the Head of the Israeli Army Postal Service in June 1948. It is believed that only one sheet of 20 color trials, from which the above strips were cut, was printed by Messrs. Lewin and Epstein. Although the designs were accepted as stamps for use on Military mail, the project was dropped and the proposed stamps never reached the printing stage, since it had been decided that Military mail would be postage free.

Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 1100
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1948, "Army Post" Military Stamp, artwork for First Day Cover, artist's watercolor and pencil drawing of official FDC containing the four tabbed designs, in different colors without values; duplex cancellation in black, the proposed cachet with Biblical quotation; designer's measurements of the proposed envelope in pencil, on card (196 x 154 mm), signed by the artist O. Wallish in Hebrew, Very Fine, unique and exquisite, with 1999 Muentz certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 1101
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1948, "Army Post" Military Stamp, artwork for First Day Cover, artist's watercolor and pencil drawing of official FDC bearing 15m ultramarine Menorah design, on card (198 x 155 mm.), duplex cancellation in black, with cachet in black ink and green background, designer's measurements of the proposed envelope in pencil, color daubs for each denomination at lower right corner; signed by the artist O. Wallish in Hebrew, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1102
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1948, "Army Post" Military Stamp, artwork for First Day Cover, artist's watercolor and pencil drawing of official FDC bearing 50m red Army Emblem design, on card (198 x 154 mm), duplex cancellation in black, with cachet in black ink and green background, designer's measurements of the proposed envelope in pencil, color daubs for each denomination at lower right corner; signed by the artist O. Wallish in Hebrew, Very Fine, unique and exquisite.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1103

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, choice never hinged selection with varieties (Bale 1-5), including 5m to 100m blocks of four, imperforate; 5m horizontal pair with tabs, imperforate; 20m and 100m blocks of four, both marginal, imperforate; 20m + 100m se-tenant in two horizontal pairs, one with 20m slightly superimposed and tête-bêche, imperforate; 20m + 100m strip of six comprised of 20m strip of three se-tenant with 100m strip of three with 20m superimposed design, and imperforate; 100m vertical pair with double horizontal perforations across top stamp, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1104
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 5m, proof (Bale 1), imperforate plate proof in black of 5m on newsprint from the Pikovski Printing House, in a complete sheet of 50, comprising two interpanneau blocks of 25; a few marginal faults, Very Fine, with 2008 Tsachor certificate.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1105
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 5m pale red brown and coffee brown, imperforate (Bale 1e, 1f, 1 var), block of 30, on newsprint, with the two shades se-tenant in blocks of 15 forming the lower three rows of the sheet with full margins on three sides (truncated at lower left); unused; stain in sheet margin at lower right, unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1106

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 5m red brown (Bale 1, 1a), plate block of 21, comprising the lower right corner of the sheet with full tabs, the left hand vertical block of six has double impression with the second impression superimposed inverted; fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1107

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 5m red brown (Bale 1), plate block of 30, comprising the complete lower three rows of the sheet with full tabs; lightly folded vertically along middle row of perforations, small stain in margin between first and second stamps and another one affecting the first tab, otherwise fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1108
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 5m red brown, imperforate (Bale 1e, 1e var), block of 30, on newsprint, comprising two blocks of 15, with one block inverted (tête-bêche), forming the lower three rows of the sheet with full margins on three sides, unused without gum, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1109
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 10m & 50m proofs (Bale 2, 4), die proofs of enlarged designs (as issued) of the 10m and 50m essays in black, on glazed surface paper (38 x 52 mm); mounted on separate cards, Very Fine, both signed Martin.
Estimate $250 - 300

This issue was quickly withdrawn from use after only two or so months, because the design of the map differed from the United Nations 1947 Partition map. Surviving mint examples are scarce, and the plate blocks are particularly elusive
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Current Bid $130
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Lot 1110
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 10m green (Bale 2), with blocks of ten from the left and right sides of the sheet respectively, in combination with Kofer Hayishuv 5m blue blocks of ten (2, Bale #132), cancelled by "14 Jun 1948" unframed datestamp in violet, on reverse of "The Anglo-Palestine Bank Limited" document; a few minor creases and one 10m stamp has small defect, Fine to Very Fine, an appealing mixed usage of the Jewish Community Tax labels and the People's Treasury Revenues.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 1111
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 20m pale orange and 100m lavender, imperforate (Bale 3d, 5a-5c var), on newsprint, block of ten with two impressions of 100m blocks of ten superimposed on the 20m, the 100m double impression has one impression (purple) inverted; light vertical crease crosses one row of 100m and there are light horizontal bends, unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1112

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 20m pale orange and deep orange, imperforate (Bale 3d, 3e, 3e var), interpanneau block of 18, from the foot of the sheet with the two shades se-tenant in blocks of nine, one block inverted (tête-bêche);creased in interpane margin, large part o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1113

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 20m and 100m lavender, imperforate (Bale 3d, 5a-5c var), block of 30 with the values se-tenant in blocks of 15, forming the lower two rows of the sheet with full margins on three sides; the 100m is double impression with one impression (purple) inverted; slight offset on reverse, light vertical crease crosses one row of 100m, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, fresh.
Estimate $350 - 400.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1114

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 20m pale orange and deep orange, imperforate (Bale 3d, 3e, 3e var), block of 30, with the two shades se-tenant in blocks of 15 forming the lower three rows of the sheet with full margins on three sides; a few inconsequential surface faults and wrinkles/creasing, one resulting in tear at foot which just affects one stamp, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $350 - 400.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 1115

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 20m and 100m lavender, imperforate (Bale 3d, 5a var), block of 80 comprising central 20m block of 35 (7 x 5) se-tenant with 100m vertical strip of 14 (first vertical row trimmed) and block of 35 on left and right side respectively, half of 20m design superimposed with half of 100m design on both sides and interpanneau 20m vertical strip of five with impressions inverted (tête-bêche); folded/creased vertically and horizontally rather heavily mostly between stamps, gum faults in large interpane margin, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, a remarkable multiple.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 1116

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 20m pale orange and 100m lavender, imperforate (Bale 3d, 5a var), block of 20 with the values se-tenant in blocks of ten, forming the lower two rows of the sheet with full margins on three sides; one 20m has small inclusion and there is a light gum bend at foot barely affecting three stamps; fresh, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1117
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 50m, proof (Bale 4), block of 25, imperforate plate proof in black of 50m on glazed surface paper, from the Pikovski Printing House; some creasing and tiny surface faults as to be expected for such a large surviving archival item, appears Very Fine, signed Tsachor.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 1118

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 50m dark red (Bale 4), plate block of 30, comprising the complete lower three rows of the sheet with full tabs; some splitting in lower horizontal row of perforations, minor gum disturbance in lower right corner of selvage, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1119
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 50m dark red vertical imperforate-between pair (Bale 4 var), with 50m strip of three pen-canceled on 1948 (Nov. 28) legal document, plus 50m single separated from a vertical imperforate-between pair with two 100m and Israel Revenue 250m (Bale #4 var, 5, Rev.12) pen-canceled on 1949 (Jan. 17) legal document, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 1120
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1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 100m, proof (Bale 5), imperforate plate proof in black of 100m on newsprint from the Pikovski Printing House, in a complete sheet of 50 (two interpanneau blocks of 25); two stamps at right with natural creasing ("pli accordéon") at outer right, creased in margin at left and small defect in black margin at top, Very Fine, with 2008 Tsachor certificate.
Estimate $450 - 550.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 1121

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenue, 100m lavender (Bale 5), plate block of 12, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only; a few creases in sheet margins and some splitting in sheet margin at right as well as lower horizontal row of perforations largely split, reinforced in margins, Very Fine.
Estimate $120 - 150.
Current Bid $60
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Lot 1122

1948, Jerusalem Siege ("Otzar Ha'am") Revenues, collection of usages on document, an assembly of 39 legal documents, receipts or cinema tickets, with an excellent range of frankings, numerous mixed with Israel, including 1948 (Aug. 2) document bearing 10m vertical strip of five with Israel 50m block of eight and single (Bale #2, REV.7); 1948 (Aug. 22) Migdal Insurance Co. document bearing 10m, 20m and Kofir Hayishuv 50m; 1949 (Feb. 9) Bail Bond document (printed Palestine form of 1936) bearing 100m with Israel 20m, 100m and 500m (Bale #5, REV.4, Rev.11, Rev. 13); and 1949 (Nov. 1) loan document bearing 100m with Israel 10m (2) and 20m pair and two singles, with white and gray paper for 20m (Bale #5, Rev. 3, Rev. 4), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1123
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Interim Period Philatelic and Postal History Collection, 1948, a single binder filled with mint and used stamps plus 47 covers; stamps include Jewish National Fund labels with various "DOAR" handstamped overprints with mint singles, strips, blocks and complete sheetlets, along with used examples on- and off-paper; most regular postage, but includes one three-row blackcard of Airmail issues; covers include many Registered examples from a variety of cities, offering single and mixed frankings, numerous rates (one or two noted "impossible"), several with scarce stamps on-cover, even one franked by stamps with forged overprints; some perforation toning to on-cover stamps, but generally clean, Fine to Very Fine with better throughout, an exquisite collection of difficult material; imaged in full online.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 1124
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Northern Galilee Interim Period Specialized Collection, 1948, approximately 40 covers, all neatly arranged and many annotated, illustrating the various delivery means used during the turbulent pre-State period, including solid holdings of each Nahalal Emergency Post issues, Safad issues, Haifa Messenger Service covers, extensive Nahariya covers and stamps, etc.; a wide range of frankings throughout, including Haifa Messenger Post label with four 10m Palestine Pictorials; various Palestine Pictorials privately overprinted "Government Tohuvohu" ("Government in Chaos"), one tied with Great Britain 2d orange by British FPO cancel; Boat Mail from the Western Galilee; a trio of Safad forgeries; mint Nahalal, Afulah and Tiberias "Emergency Post" stamps (originals plus a handful of forgeries/counterfeits), and more, Very Fine overall, a fascinating study; see it all on our website.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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