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Jewish colony mail (via Austrian PO) using forwarding agent: Aug. 1905 Austrian prepaid 10 Centimes on 10 Heller postal card (1904 issue, Ba #114) in Hebrew written Yiddish from RISHON LE ZION to JERUSALEM tied by faint but legible rare double ringed "RISCHON-L'-ZION | PAR POSTE AUTRICHIENNE" cachet (Ba153/FPOP 708) & 2x strikes of forwarding agent bilingual English/Hebrew cachet of Isaac Sharlin - undocumented in the literature; backstamped 27-8-05 JAFFA transit (Ba117/FPOP 525 postmark) & 23 (dater should have been set to "28") VIII 05 arrival (postmark Ba130); est. value $1500+.
Sharlin, an Orthodox Jew generally known as the father of world-famous Cantor William Sharlin, was a Jerusalem-based mail carrier who delivered mail for the Turkish post by mule; he also represented Austrian Lloyd in the Holy Land before emigrating to the USA in 1915. Here, his services were used to transport the postal card from Rishon Le Zion to Jaffa, as this was the nearest post office to the locale - but required mail forwarding in order to reach it.