Lot #: 144069

Asking Price: $300.00


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Rare combination: name-imprinted newspaper wrapper of The Palestine News (forerunner of the Hebrew Palestine "Haaretz" newspaper), sent from CAIRO to subscriber in TANTA & franked as printed matter using British stamp ½d & tied by Army Post Office APO postmark (unclear but not SZ10 of Cairo); addressee determined to be unknown & backstamped trilingual "unclaimed" Egyptian civilian post office instructional handstamp + English manuscript. The Palestine News began in April 1918 in Jerusalem but owing to financial difficulties it moved to Cairo in May - here a rare combination of British postage (rare rate) on Egyptian civilian mail via the army postal service.