lot # 1030 - 1: Palestine During the Turkish Period Foreign Offices in Palestine
Austrian Offices, Postal History Collection, ca. 1864-1914, comprising approximately 30 covers, 20 postcards, and 15 postal stationery cards or envelopes, plus 15 loose stamps or pieces with excellent representation of the three main towns; includes 1864 perf 9½ 5s with superb centrally struck "Jaffa" c.d.s. (Steichele 522); 1882 5s postal stationery card to Roumania canceled by "Caifa" c.d.s. (St. 503); 1883 2s postal stationery card to Germany, cancelled by "Gerusalemme" c.d.s. (St. 544) with Rabbi's sender cachet in blue adjacent, card is aged; 1884 envelope from Jerusalem to Massachusetts bearing 5s (defective corner) cancelled by c.d.s. and showing "United States Consulate/Jerusalem" circular cachet in blue on reverse; 1886 envelope to the U.S. Consul in Jerusalem bearing 3s singles (2), canceled by "Jaffa" c.d.s. (St. 523); 1890 envelope from Jaffa to the Austro-Hungarian Consul in Jerusalem bearing 1pi on 10kr similarly canceled; three 1898-1904 envelopes from the U.S. to Jerusalem with Austrian P.O. arrivals; 1899 (Dec. 24) group of three last Christmas of 1800s postcards each franked with 20pa on 5kr with "Betléem" and Jerusalem commemorative datestamps in violet; and 1906 postcard to Rischon le Zion bearing 5c on 5h pair canceled by "Jaffa/ Osterr. Post" c.d.s. and showing "Aus Jerusalem/ Oesterr.-Post" framed origin h.s. (St. 534) in violet adjacent, card damaged at top right; a few faults, mainly Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.