Lot #: 133890

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Rare 2 mils printed matter rate applied to The Union of Religious Writers weekly paper "BaMishor" ('In the Field'), postmarked 23 Dec 1943 from from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV & franked with 2m single stamp (Ba #90, on woven paper, in Prussian blue & 13.25 horizontal perforations as documented for this paper). Sent to a "Sh. Ch. Kook" - probably Rabbi Shlomo Kook (1929-1971), a nephew of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook, who also contributed articles to this paper (including this edition) and redirected to his post office box (290). Complete newspaper (12 pages), with fold at center and some stains; a few minor tears at the bottom; size: 23.4 x 30.1cm. For whatever reason, the mailing of this publication was subsequently charged the 3m rate in 1946, perhaps having lost its authorization for the reduced rate with the General Post Office when re-titled & published without the auspicies of the Union of Religious Writers (see 3rd image).