Most Expensive and Valuable Stamps of Israel
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1948 Postage Dues
Price realized: $20,000
This indeed rare sheet consisting of 100 pieces was sold by Cherrystone auctions in 2011. The lot has hinge marks at top corners. The stamps are beautifully colored and are absolutely fresh. There are only a few such sheets known to the philatelic community. Almost all such sheets were broken up.
1948 Doar Ivri Block
Price realized: $25,300
This beautiful 1948 block was sold by Cherrystone in 2008. It is a set of bottom stamps (10 coins per row). The lot was never hinged and is post office fresh.
1948 Doar Ivri
Price realized: $9,000
These three pieces are all left sheet margin tabs. They were sold in 2013 as a single lot. The beautifully centered pieces have a Tsachor certificate. Experts claimed these 3 pieces are of the finest quality possible, which was a major factor that contributed to the price escalation.
Price realized: $4,500
This is a block of 4 1948 stamps with no perforation. If you check the image above, you will notice the piece has large margins. This very fine lot has never been hinged but has tiny peripheral toned specks.
Price realized: $4,199
In 2012, three Israeli stamps of 1948 were sold for almost $4,200. They represent the last three stamps of the first series of postage stamps of this state. This series was called Doar Ivry ("Jewish Post"), since the state did not have its official name at that time. All stamps of the series depict old Jewish coins. The sold Israeli stamps have a face value of 250, 500, and 1000 mills (which is a small change coin - 1/1000 of a lyre). The presence of coupons with the inscription in Hebrew gives value to these copies. These three stamps with coupons are valued by Scott's catalog at $6,000.
1948 Green Stamp
Price realized: $2,800
This beautiful piece was sold in 2015. The Doar Ivri stamp came right from the post office and is absolutely fresh and clean. One can notice just a tiny speck at the bottom; nevertheless, this rare stamp is still valuable and will seem quite interesting for a person with a good eye.
1948 Holidays Stamp
Price realized: $2,400
This is a very rare lot, which is almost never observed at online stamp auctions. The piece is very fine, although it has a short perforation which may be noticed at the image above. The lot was realized by Cherrystone in 2013 as well.
1948 Doar Ivri
Price realized: $2,300
This imperforate horizontal pair was sold in 2014. The lot is in very fine condition and has never been hinged. The piece also belongs to the series of 1948.
Price realized: $1,825
This is a rare Israeli mils full tabs of 1948. The block was lightly hinged. According to the description – 250 folded. The lot was realized at an auction held in 2009.
1948 Doar Ivri
Price realized: $1,500
This is another 1948 stamp. The piece has no perforation and this is a complete set. The lot is signed Bloch. The stamp was sold by Cherrystone during one of their philatelic auctions of rare stamps in 2014.