Lot #: 144025

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Returned WWII era hotel mail: 22 Dec 1939 postmarked airmail cover sent from TEL AVIV to hotel Albergo Impero in ROME Italy, franked 25m per base letter rate by non-British carrier (likely KLM as Ala Littoria operated from Haifa) & tied by 2x strikes of the head post office cancel; opened & sealed by Palestine censor 70/5733; subsequently received by the hotel & affixed with hotel labels for delivery to the addressee - except that she must have returned to Palestine leaving the mail "unclaimed". The addressed was crossed out and the cover marked for return, on 11 Mar. 1940. The censor label was likely restruck by the bxed cachet on return. Slit open at bottom.