Sale 749

Lot 1126

1948 First Coins complete (Bale 1-9), plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged; the 250m has marginal corner crease and the 500m has defective perforation in left sheet margin, the others Very Fine.
Scott 1-9.
Bale $4,135.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.

Opening Bid $900

Lot 1144

1948, 3m First Coins (Bale 1 (Group 6.3)), perf 11 on transparent paper, plate block of 4, plate number "1" and serial number "11667"; clear, bright color and freshness; negligible inclusion and a few minute toned specks on gum, nevertheless Very Fine, with 2007 Doron Waide certificate.
Scott 1.
Bale $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.

Opening Bid $500

Lot 1153

1948, 3m First Coins, First Day Cover (Bale 1f), perf 10 x 10 single with tab, the tab the unique Type 2 which occurs only once in each tab row of ten; vivid color, tied by "Maarbarot" Mandate c.d.s. on 1948 (May 16) First Day unaddressed envelope, Very Fine, exceptionally rare—especially so with the Type 2 tab—as Maarbarot was one of only five or six localities in which this stamp was sold, with 1982 Muentz certificate.
Scott 1.
Bale $2,000 as used single.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.

Opening Bid $600

Lot 1145

1948, 3m First Coins, imperforate vertically and in right margin (Bale 1 (FCV503.1)), perf. 10 x 10, lower left corner block of 6, with tab Types 1, 1aa and 1a; characteristic light color "dry printing"; a few light fingerprints, trivial orange offset on lower left stamp, and a few insignificant traces of age spots on gum, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a great rarity, from the only recorded sheet (serial number "5887") with this variety, with 2011 Tsachor certificate.
Scott 1.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.

Opening Bid $2,000

Lot 1170

1948, 250m-1000m First Coins high values, imperforate (Bale 7Imp-9Imp), top left corner margin blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, deep bright colors, large to enormous margins; the 250m has "blind" vertical roulettes between the stamps, and the 1000m has similar light ageing on gum as well as creasing in sheet margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 7-9 vars.
Bale $5,600 as two pairs each.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

Opening Bid $1,100

Lot 1202

Postage Due, 1948, 3m First Coins, without overprint, tab single used as regular postage with First Coins 3m orange and 20m blue (Bale #1, 4), tied by "Petah Tiqva" trilingual c.d.s. on 1948 (July 26) local Registered envelope; overfranked by 1m, appropriately backstamped, Very Fine, rare variety on cover, signed Tsachor, with 1987 Muentz certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.

Opening Bid $500

Lot 1181

1952, 1000p Menorah (2016 Bale 59), complete sheet of 20 with plate number 02646 *, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally fresh and sound with all perforations intact, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott 55; $1,275 as singles.
2016 Bale $1,750 as sheet.
Estimate $600 - 800.

Opening Bid $600

Lot 1182

1952, 1000p Menorah, imperforate (Bale 59I), vertical tab pair, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott 55 var.
Bale $2,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.

Opening Bid $800

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.

Opening Bid $600

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.

Opening Bid $375

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