Lot #: 143942

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The rare thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed 3 mils Mandate pictorial in yellowish-green (Ba #91e) serving as overseas surface printed matter postage affixed to 13 MAR 1930 postmarked cover sent from JERUSALEM to LACROSSE USA & tied by machine cancel; backstamped 3 APR LACROSSE, WIS REC'D arrival; unsealed per printed matter regulations, horizontal fold.

A rare paper-type stamp, generally considered a coil stamp though this cataloguer has discovered that the thin semi-transparent vertically ribbed paper was also used for regular postage stamps (see item #143716 for confirmed 3m produced as regular postage stamp on this paper). Here the stamp does not exhibit outward signs of being a coil stamp though this cannot be discounted; perforated 13½ : 14½ (13.5 x 14.5) as documented for this paper type. Rated VR (very rare) by Bale if used on mail - only 1 known to him on a cover. Ben-Arieh certification enclosed.