Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

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May 17, 2017 Asia/Jerusalem

Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Wednesday May 17, 2017 22:00 Asia/Jerusalem
Last date for bids: 
Wednesday May 17, 2017 22:00 Asia/Jerusalem

Our sale features a large selection of important pieces of postal history; our numismatic offering is smaller than usual as we had to set aside a large collection of ancient and medieval coins pending the receipt of our antiquities license (whose receipt is pending almost a year). Nevertheless, we begin with a small but high caliber selection of world coins and medals, including a series of high grade Italian 19th & 20th Century silver coins and some Judaic medals including the rare “Judea Restituta” medal commissioned by Yehuda Arazi (1946), and many lots of silver coins.

Our philatelic offering is phenomenal: our selection of WWII postal links with Palestine includes mail sent at the moment the War broke out, including a stunning cover to Poland 3-09-39 refused service and enclosed with a rare mimeograph from the Jerusalem censor announcing the cessation of communications with Germany, a cover from the Latvian foreign ministry sent a day after the installation of the pro-Soviet government, Red Cross 2-way correspondence mail with Nazi Germany, mail from France and to Poland during the various stages of the 1939-40 campaigns, mail from Aden and Iran, mail to the Shanghai Ghetto, and more.

We are honored to represent fine pieces of “service suspended” mail of the Arab-Israeli conflict from a Large Gold collection, whose degree of detail reveals the fascinating story and intricacy of politically-charged postal routings, and includes pieces with rare service suspended cachets of various Arab countries, Israeli service-refused markings, Cold War 'postkrieg', mis-directed mail (to Israel or Arab states) including a cover from India to Iran which was routed via Israel, an incredible pilot-signed “hi-jack” cover from flight BA870 (1974), mail from the 2nd Intifada and more – many pieces the sole examples known; a world of history unto itself.

We are also proud to present a meticulously assembled 50 year-old collection of British military mail and postmarks from Egypt in WWI, including some very rare censored pieces (the “circle E” and undocumented “OET #4 Censorship” markings), a series of undocumented postmarks including some pre-dating the known dates of establishment of certain army post offices. Additionally we offer key German & French Palestine-related covers: a picture postcard marked by a rare handstamp of the French High Commissioner for Palestine; registered letters from Militär-Mission Feldpost 4. Armee, K. D. Feldpoststation 372, Deutche Feldpost 663, FELDPOST MIL. MISS. BIR-ES-SEBA – and more.

Drawing upon what is reputedly the largest collection of Jerusalem postmarks – and one of only 3 such in the world - In the area of postmarks, we offer a wealth of materials from rare and even undocumented cancellations from Jerusalem and Haifa, a proof strike of the very rare 21-02-1949 first Israeli Jerusalem machine cancel – possibly the rarest of all Israeli cancellations, full strikes of Talavera Barracks, Jerusalem-Lydda TPO and more. Similarly, our Holyland forerunners are studded with key postmarks: Ottoman AIOUN CARA, JAFFA7 (#831), violet QUARTIER ISRAELITE w/date (#753v); Russian rare blue JAFFA (#614); French JAFFA (#311); plus “Tempel-Kolonie”, “Aus Sarona” & “RISCHON-L'-ZION” (#153/St-708) colony cachets – and more.

Our Mandate postal history offering includes very rare rates, such as the period-3 1m printed matter rate, a 1938 airmail from Haifa to Tel Aviv, a gem period-2 postcard franked by the cobalt-blue Ba2 EEF frank, and more. Among Israeli state postal history we offer incredible PEDI covers: a registered cover, a back-stamped cover, and the highest numbered cover with both type I and II cancellations.

Our selection of taxed mail is probably unparalleled, with many exquisite pieces of domestic and overseas mail taxed with high frankings or taxed for unusual reasons, including a couriered “poste restante” cover taxed for being return addressed in the same locale as the PR service requested, 1948 mail with 'provisional' tax frankings, interim-period mail with interim frankings as PDs, revenue-label franked mail (both taxed and accepted!), postage dues from recent inflationary periods, currency transitions, mixed frankings and much more.

The philatelic selection is rounded out by many airmail covers and special surface mail representing important routes and bearing special frankings, including full tabs. Our next sale will take place later this summer – and by then the full force of our numismatic offering will featured.

 

Bidding in Our Auctions

In light of numerous requests we have received to run “live auctions”, this sale of 641 lots will be a combined mail and timed ('live') auction. It will open on April 19th and end May 17th. Some of the lots in the sale will be sold in the usual manner of a mail auction by receiving bids in writing on lots throughout the sale period (above) until the end of this portion of the sale (22:00 Israel time on 17 May): bidders with the highest bids will be the winners of those lots at that time; bidding-time will be extended by 5 minutes in the event bids are received within the last 60 seconds.

Other lots (202) with specially marked lot numbers ending “-LA” – will be on pre-sale display until May 17th and will go on sale starting at 22:00 Israel time on 17 May, on a 3rd party live auction site called Bidspirit.com; this will be the timed auction (without auction hall or announcer), and each lot in this portion of the sale will be displayed for a minimum of 30 seconds, during which time live bids can be submitted. Pre-sale bids can be placed on these lots in writing before the start of the sale and absentee bids in writing can be submitted during the sale itself. These lots will be displayed here, on our site (historama.com/auctions) and also on our Bidspirit site (historama.bidspirit.com): on this and our site these lots will appear static, without real-time changes in the bid level, but on the Bidspirit site the bid status of these lots will update in real-time before and during the sale – and the sale itself will be conducted on our Bidspirit site only.

Both portions of the sale run in the same manner: the bid level increases by steps, so that if a person submits a high bid relative to the present level, the present level will only rise by 1 step and the rest of that person's high bid will be kept in reserve by the auction program in order to counterbid on his behalf if competing bids are subsequently placed.

As is our policy, in the mail auction opening bid levels are flexible and we can accept bids that are as much as 20% below that level provided there are no unpublished reserves which are above that level. In any event, reserves will never be higher than the opening bid level. As Bidspirit is unable to process bids below the opening level (for the live auction/time auction), the displayed opening bid levels will be the minimum acceptable bids.

Our auctions are designed to enable bidders to make the most of their budget, while aiming to save them money: last-minute bid increases can be selected (for some or all bids); a bid-budget can be specified, to protect bidders from financial over exposure – and here, bidders can also specify their order of preference among the lots they win, to secure those which are most important to them.

We look forward to having you at our sale and wish you good luck with your bids.

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Lot 40001 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40001 - Coins & Medals

Albania: 5 Franga Ari "Prova" (trial piece), 1927; in silver; KM# 8.1; in VF & toned surfaces.
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Lot 40002 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40002 - Coins & Medals

Austria: Maria Theresa silver thaler restrike variant, dated 1780 S.F.; size: 39.5mm; weight: 28g. Lacking rim frame. Lettering c. 2.5mm high. With 2 dots between "ET" and "CLEMENTIA" on rim.
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Lot 40003 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40003 - Coins & Medals

Austria: Maria Theresa silver thaler restrike variant, dated 1780 S.F.; size: 40.75mm; weight: 27.85g. With milled rim frame. Lettering c. 2.25mm high. With 2 dots between "ET" and "CLEMENTIA" on rim.
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Lot 40004 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40004 - Coins & Medals

False/Censer Shekel cast in white metal, c. 19th Cent.; w/leg. read right to left "Shekel Yisrael | HaKdusha Yerushalayim" size: 31.5mm; weight: 12.45g; medallic alignment. Similar to Kisch Type-B7 & Hill fig. 60. Inspired by Renaissance imitations called "Gorlitz Shekels".
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Lot 40005LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40005LA - Coins & Medals

Eritrea: 5 Lire/Tallero 1891; obv. right-facing Umberto I w/leg. UMBERTO I RE D'ITALIA; rev. eagle w/coat of arms in center, value on either size & below + leg. COLONIA ERITREA above. Coin alignment; .800 silver (KM# 4); in VF+, est. value $500
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Lot 40006 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40006 - Coins & Medals

False/Censer Shekel struck in light metal, c. late 19th Cent.; w/leg. read right to left "Shekel Yisrael | HaKdusha Yerushalayim" size: 34.5mm; weight: 13.45g; medallic alignment. Similar to Kisch Type-B8 but w/variations; almost identical to type produced in England by Spencer of London - but that in white brass (35mm/13g); here w/o maker mark under chalice. Inspired by Renaissance imitations called "Gorlitz Shekels".
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Lot 40007 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40007 - Coins & Medals

False/Censer Shekel cast in pewter(?); w/leg. read right to left "Shekel Yisrael | Yerushalayim HaKdusha" size: 34mm; weight: 16.65g; coin alignment. Similar to Kisch Type-B34, possibly made in the US. Inspired by Renaissance imitations called "Gorlitz Shekels".
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Lot 40008LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40008LA - Coins & Medals

False/Censer Shekel cast in pewter(?); w/leg. read right to left "Shekel Yisrael | HaKdusha Yerushalayim" size: 31mm; weight: 12.4g. Unusual design w/simplistic chalice & rising smoke; medallic alignment. Inspired by Renaissance imitations called "Gorlitz Shekels".
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Lot 40009LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40009LA - Coins & Medals

False/Censer Shekel struck(?) in pewter; w/leg. read right to left "Shekel Yisrael | HaKdusha Rushalayim" (missing the "Yud" in "Yerushalayim"); size: 31mm; weight: 11.55g. Depicts ornate amphora rather than chalice; many rim nicks and scuffs but the missing letter appears to be deliberate; medallic alignment. Inspired by Renaissance imitations called "Gorlitz Shekels".
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Lot 40010 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40010 - Coins & Medals

False/Censer Shekel in brass, circa post 1920's; w/leg. read right to left "Shekel Yisrael | HaKdusha Yerushalayim" size: 33.25mm; weight: 11.45g. Similar to Kisch Type-d (flat bottomed two-handed smoking urn rather than chalice); medallic alignment. Per seam-line appears cast, but this example is heaver than others of this type. Inspired by Renaissance imitations called "Gorlitz Shekels".
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Lot 40011 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40011 - Coins & Medals

France: Grand Sanhedrin medal (contemporary restrike), 1806; in bronze; obverse design by DePaulis, reverse by Dupres; size: 41.5mm, weight: 38.5g; plain edge. Commemorates Napoleon's convening of "Sanhedrin" council, the first in 1500+ years, and reaching agreement whereby Jews fighting in the French armies would be relieved of their Kosher restrictions in exchange for religious freedom and state protection in the French empire, enabling him...

Lot 40012 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40012 - Coins & Medals

France: bronze bas relief medal commemorating Napoleon's marriage to Marie Louise, 1810; by F. Galle (Andr Galle) & Dominique Vivant Denon; size: 27mm; weight: 7.6g. Obv. Napoleon & wife as Roman figures; Rev. cojoined right-facing busts.
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Lot 40013LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40013LA - Coins & Medals

France: bronze medal commemorating the 100th Astroid discovered, featuring Jewish Franco-German astronomer Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt, 1868; by Alphe Dubois; size: 69.25mm; thickness: 4.5mm; weight: 167.7g. Obv.: allegorical female figure + Fr. leg. "100 Planets Discovered Between Mars and Jupiter 1801-1868" & names of 3 pioneering astronomers Piazzi, Olbers & Hencke. Rev.: profiles of John Russell Hind, Goldschmidt &...

Lot 40014LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40014LA - Coins & Medals

Germany lot x7 silver Reichmark coins (KM# 7/14): 1876F in VF, 1881A in F, 1882J in F-VF, 1903A in VF+, 1905A in EF-AU, 1912A in AU-UNC, 1914A in UNC. Est. value $150+
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Lot 40015LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40015LA - Coins & Medals

Germany lot x9 silver ᄑ Reichsmark coins (KM# 17): 2x 1905A in F-VF, 1907J in VF, 1909D in VF-EF, 1913A in EF-AU, 1914A in AU, 1915A in AU, 1916D in AU, 1918A in AU-UNC.
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Lot 40016LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40016LA - Coins & Medals

Germany lot x5 Hindenburg head silver Reichsmarks: 5 RM 1936A in VF (cleaned) & 1938A in EF-AU, KM# 94; 2 RM 1939A in AU, 1938A in VF-EF & 1937F in VF, KM# 93.
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Lot 40017 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40017 - Coins & Medals

Germany lot x2 high-grade silver Reichsmarks (KM# 78): 1934A in UNC & 1938G in BU with full detailed incused edge design; est. value $260+
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Lot 40018LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40018LA - Coins & Medals

Great Britain lot x4 silver Shillings: 1816 (KM# 666) in VF, 1839 (KM# 734.1) in F-VF, 1887 (KM# 761) in VF+, 1900 (KM# 780) in VF-EF; est. value $200+
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Lot 40019LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40019LA - Coins & Medals

Great Britain lot x4 silver Crowns: 1819 LIX (KM# 675) in VF, 1821 (KM# 680.1) in F-VF, 1845 (KM# 741) in F-VF, 1889 (KM# 765) in F-VF; est. value $550+
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Lot 40020 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40020 - Coins & Medals

Great Britain: gold Sovereign, 1908 (London mint); KM# 805, in EF-AU (a few rim nicks)
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Lot 40021 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40021 - Coins & Medals

Great Britain lot x3 Victoria-era tokens: a) "One Penny Model" bimetallic (copper/white metal) token, ND c. 1838; size: 22.5mm; weight: 3.75g | b-c) two mini-momento silvered-bronze tokens of Victoria & Albert, each with bust on one side & dates of birth + marriage/crowning on the other - offered originally in snuff boxes, eg. Windsor Castle Boxes; size: 10.5mm; weight: 0.6g.
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Lot 40022LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40022LA - Coins & Medals

Great Britain: bronze medal commemorating British Chief Rabbi Joseph Herman Hertz for 25 years as Britain & her empire's Chief Rabbi, 1938; medal by Jewish medalist Benno Elkan; size: 34.5mm, weight: 18.45g. Hertz (1872-1946) was a strong advocate of Zionism & opponent of Reform/Liberal Judaism. Born in Hungary, he was one of the first graduates of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York; JMM-73. In AU-UNC, with layer of surface...

Lot 40023LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40023LA - Coins & Medals

Hungary: Bla Tth uniface bronze plaque, 1907; by Jewish medallist Istvan (Stephan) Csillag; size: 50x74.75 mm; weight: 104.8g. Tth (1857-1907) was a journalist and writer. Friedenburg considers Csillag to be the most prolific of the 20th Century Jewish Hungarian medallists. Ref. JMM p.90. Plaque may have been commissioned prior to Toth's death that year, for his 50th birthday.
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Lot 40024LA - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40024LA - Coins & Medals

Hungary: Dr. Armin Vambery 80th birthday uniface bronze plaquette, 1912; by Jen? [Eugene] KrmendiFrim, minted by Ludvig E. of Budapest; size: 59.5x60 mm; weight: 128.7g. Left profile of Vambery w/latin numerals for birthday. Commissioned by Hungarian scientific associations in 1911 for the occasion. Vambery (born Hermann/rmin Bamberger/Wamberger) was a Jewish Turkologist and traveller, d. 1913; Kormendi was a baptized Jewish medallist. Ref:...

Lot 40025 - Coins & Medals  -  Historama Historama Auction #4 World Coins & Medals + Specialized Holyland Postal History

Lot #40025 - Coins & Medals

Israel: silver Palmach emblem tallion, circa. 1970s-80s; not maker-marked; size: 15 x 19mm; weight: 2.15g. Based on original design by Shoshana Spector w/Star of David above. Probably privately commissioned for former members for a commemoration. Reverse marked "935" (silver).
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