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Rare small locale mail: 3 OCT 1948 (kaf-tet Elul / eve Rosh Hashana) parcel card from Kibbutz GIVOT ZEID posted at HAIFA-15 to soldier in CAESAREA via army post (number not provided), franked 30pr for 0.9kg weight (under 1kg weight) using vertical pair 15pr Doar Ivri - at the old DO-1 domestic rate, now 3 days into the new DO-2 postage rate period but accepted as being during the 2 week grace period between rate periods, tied by 1x strike of the local postmark on the front & 1x on the back; 6 X 48 airmailed via Base B in Haifa (frontstamped), same day transit via APO 4 (frontstamped) + next day arrival at APO 4 (frontstamped) - this odd as Caesarea should have been serviced by either APO 2 in Hadera or APO 8 in Netanya. The significance of this packet card is that GIVOT ZEID's full address as Haifa post office box (and incorporation) is revealed, as a post office box (239) in Haifa - a similar practice to other tiny locales without postal services of their own, at this time. The kibbutz was founded in 1940 but dissolved in 1950. Rare postal history especially during the short era as part of Israel (not Mandate).