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lot # 1093 - 3: Israel: Forerunners and Interim Period forerunners

Tuesday Dec 08, 2020 10:00 America/New_York
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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.

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