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WWI Military Mail in Palestine (15)
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Baghdad Overland Mail (9)
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WWI Military Mail in Palestine

112680097
WWI 1916 German military mail ex Palestine via ALEPPO + BEVOLLMACHTIGTER cachet
Early WWI German military mail in Palestine: 20 VI 1916 stampless color picture postcard of Jerusalem, published by Vester, with German message marked as 'Fieldpost', sent from JERUSALEM to WURTTEMBURG Germany; tied by very rare violet 3-line German text handstamp "BEVOLLMÄCHTIGTER des I. EXPEDITIONSKORPS für deutsche und oesterr. -ungar. Heeres angehörige in Jerusalem" ('Plenipoten...
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111680098
8/1917 WWI Holyland German army field post ex telegraph service BEERSHEVA to Ger
WWI German military post: 7-8-1917 cover tied by rare red "feldpost" label and "Kaiserisch Deutsche Telegraphen-Abteilung" Imperial German telegraph service violet cachet on front, from FELDPOST MIL. MISS. BIR-ES-SEBA in Beersheva to HERDAU, Germany mailed unfranked as military mail, and tied by full strike of scarce Ba M-9/FPOP 258 postmark; back-flap missing but does not detract from cover; esti...
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111980099
1917 WWI Holyland German army reg cv NAZARETH to DAMASCUS; rare postal markings
WWI German military post: 29-12-1917 large registered cover from Deutche Feldpost 663 (unit located in NAZARETH since 9 Dec) to DAMAS (Damascus), unfranked as military mail and tied by postmark Ba M-14/FPOP 281 + very rare registry-label Ba R-40-7 of unit 663 & hand-marked "einschreiben"; received by postal service of the Fuel Storage Depot of Army Group F & backstamped twice 'Brief-Stempel Stokra...
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113680100
WWI 1918 stampless Austrian military mail ex SYRIA via civilian PO in TURKEY
WWI Austrian military post - unusual routing: 13(?) II (FEB) 1918 photo picture postcard of Absalom's Tomb in Jerusalem, published by Yaakov Bentov (Bezalel) publishers of Jerusalem, with message in Hungarian dated 6 Feb., sent by sender in the Austro-Hungarian Sanitation Service in Syria from DAMASCUS to locale in HUNGARY (unclear): originally posted stampless & tied by KuK FELDPOSTAMT 452b postm...
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112280101
1918 WWI Holyland Austro-German army reg cv, VIENNA via Syria; rare postal marks
WWI Austro-German military post: JAN 1918 registered cover from Austrian "Liquidierender Rechnungsführer der | k. u. k. Gebirgshaubitzdivision i. d. Türkei" (Paymaster of the Austrian Mountain Howitzer Division) in Palestine to War Ministry, VIENNA; marked on front by 2-line violet unit cachet; carried to Syria where dispatched using German military post in DAMASCUS, postmarked 11-1-18 a...
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113780102
11/1916 WWI Egypt French sea mail from French Armenian Legion? PORT SAID to LYON
World War I French forces in Egypt-Palestine / military maritime mail: 19-11-1916 dated stampless picture postcard of the Golden Gate (Old City Jerusalem), published by the Cairo Postcard Trust, bearing short 'good wishes' message in French, from PORT SAID (Egypt) to LYON (France); mailed unfranked as military mail & tied by CORR D'ARMEES | PORT-SAID double-ring date-stamp + near full strike of na...
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111380103
1918 WWI French Palestine OETA ppc ex High Commissioner Picot JLEM to France
WWI French "Occupied Enemy Territory Administration" in Palestine: circa. 1918 stampless color picture-postcard of Constantinpole with space for address only from [JERUSALEM] to MOULINS tied by illustrated "Commissariat Française en Palestine" violet cachet and also by very rare violet 2-line text handstamp "Le Haut Commissaire de la République Française en Palestine" - this undocum...
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215780104
Joseph Trumpeldor/Zion Mule Corps handwritten registered envelope Gallipoli 1915
Joseph TRUMPELDOR / ZION MULE CORPS mail: 29 JUNE 1915 civilian Registered Letter RE stationary cover with manuscript "On Field Service" (OAS) endorsement, from APO SZ1 Gallipoli/West Beach Cape Helles to Miss E. Rosoff in ALEXANDRIA Egypt, prepaid by embossed red 3d GB KVG frank (now removed from top right) + handwritten endorsement in box at bottom, on 3 lines "from Captain Trumpeldor | Zion Mul...
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110380105
4/1917 WWI Palestine British military mail from FPO 163 GAZA to Norwich
British WWI military mail in Palestine: 23 AP 1917 stampless green honour envelope (no printers mark) from FPO 163 (163rd Norfolk and Suffolk Brigade of 54th East Anglian Division, GAZA area) to NORWICH, tied by double-ring date-stamp Proud-D2. Posted 4 days after unit's involvement in failed 2nd Battle of Gaza (17-19 April). Opened gently at back....
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111580106
9/1917 WWI Palestine British army cv ex APO SZ 14 DEIR EL BELAH + unit cachet
British WWI military mail in Palestine: 12 SEP 1917 stampless long OHMS cover from APO SZ 14 (DEIR EL BELAH, Palestine Lines of Communication) to Anglo-Palestine Bank ALEXANDRIA, tied by violet oval A [unclear] BATTERY | R.F.A. (Royal Field Artillery) cachet manuscript dated day before - Firebrace unlisted & single strike APO postmark Proud-D2; backstamped 13 SP BAPO Z transit & next day BAPO Z lo...
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112280107
10/1917 WWI Palestine British military mail from FPO 160 GAZA to Croydon
British WWI military mail in Palestine: 22 OC 1917 stampless green honour envelope (no printers mark) from FPO 160 (160th Welsh Border Brigade of 53rd Welsh Division, GAZA area) to CROYDON, tied by Proud-D2 double-ring date-stamp. Posted 5 days before unit's involvement in victorious Battle of Buqqar Ridge (27 Oct.) and 9 days before the victorious Battle of Beersheba (31 Oct.). Backflap torn open...
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7/1918 WWI Palestine British military mail APO SZ 19 unlisted postmark on cutout
British WWI military mail in Palestine: cutout 24 JY 1918 strike of FPO SZ 19 (PALESTINE?) single dateline postmark: unlisted template in Proud & Firebrace and none listed as being inverted 5 and Z at base; locale assignment not documented in Proud, possibly EEF prior to BAALBEK (7 Nov)....
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011380109
9/1918 WWI Palestine British military cv FPO 162 Meggido unlisted pmk on cutout
British WWI military mail in Palestine: cutout 26 SP 1918 full strike of FPO 162 (162 East Midland Brigade, MEGIDDO Palestine) double-ring Proud-D2 type postmark (this unlisted -with thick lettering in outer ring). Undocumented postal period for this postmark in Proud....
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Inter-war Foreign Postal Links 1918-1939

112980110
1926 American navy cv ex USS Pittsburgh in HAIFA to NEW YORK + special postmark
American military maritime mail in Palestine: 7 APR 1926 commercial cover from USS PITTSBURGH in HAIFA to Navy Savings Bank NEW YORK (United States/America), franked 2c per military mail rate & tied by ship's datehead + HAIFA | PALESTINE obliterator - token of a rare short visit by the ship; per crew diaries it appears the sailors visited Nablus (Shchem) by land and made their way to Haifa where t...
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117480111
Mandate 1927 mixed London II/Pictorals franking reg cover w/stamp plate variety
1927 London II/Pictorals mixed franking: 20 JULY 1927 registered cover from JERUSALEM (return addressed "German Colony") to ROHRBACH Germany, franked 28m using mix of then new 3m Pictorals (Ba #91) + 1pia & 3x 5m (Ba #75 - 2x with plate type 1 per Bale & Dorfman /#80 - this as type 218 of London I Somerset printing from the lower pane with dot next to lower left Arabic "1"), for 26m postage rate (...
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112780112
11/1932 Austrian Cable-car mail from EBENSEE to AFFULA w/ cable-car cancellation
Cable-car mail: 2.11.1932 uprated postcard from EBENSEE Austria to AFFULA, pre-franked 18g + 10g applied & tied by date-stamp and framed-lozenge cable-car cancellation mark; re-routed locally to Poste Restante in JERUSALEM (and Hebrew "Jerusalem" added on front). Unusual origin & postal service....
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114980113
Mandate 1935 airmail ex HAIFA to French ship in MARSEILLE via Imperial Airways
Airmail to ship: 1 SEP 1935 uprated Mandate postal card with letter in German dated same day in Haifa, from HAIFA to a passenger on the SS Mariette Pacha paquebot of the French Messageries Maritime transport company (referenced in the address), in MARSEILLE; franked 10m using a combination of the pre-printed frank + pictorals, at the period Imperial Airways postcard rate to France. Rare postal lin...
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Baghdad Overland Mail

113480114
4/1925 westbound overland registered airmail from BAGHDAD to JERUSALEM via HAIFA
Westbound mail: 17 APR 1924 registered cover from BAGHDAD to JERUSALEM pre-written "by air mail" but requested sent "overland" per manuscript top right corner; franked 9 Anna per period rate (3A letter + 3A registered fee) using multiple franking of 6x 1½ Anna block & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; handstamp registry-label on front; backstamped 20 AP 24 REG HAIFA transit & same day REG ...
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114180115
4/1925 westbound overland from BUSRA to HAIFA, franked 6A + instruction marking
Westbound mail: 14 APR 1925 "Overland Mail" manuscript-marked cover from BUSRA (Basra) Iraq to addressee at Alliance Israelite School HAIFA, franked 6 Anna (on back) per period rate (3A letter + 3A additional weight) using 6 Anna single frank & tied by BUSRA SORTI postmark; backstamped 18 AP 25 HAIFA arrival; opened gently at back, possibly unsealed.Transported by original route Baghdad - Ramadi -...
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111980116
3/1925 Hebrew westbound overland specified mail ex MOSUL to JERUSALEM via HAIFA
Westbound mail: 28 APR 1925 "Overland Mail Haifa" cover from MOSUL to JERUSALEM addressed in Arabic, Hebrew & English, franked 6 Anna per period rate (3A letter + 3A additional weight) using vertical pair 3 A & tied by strike of local postmark; backstamped 2 MY 25 HAIFA transit & next day JERUSALEM arrival (Sach-F3 Krag machine cancel); cut open at left, bottom right corner missing. Transported by...
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114380117
10/1934 eastbound overland business 15 mils mail ex HAIFA to TEHRAN via BAGHDAD
Eastbound mail: 10 OCT 1934 commercial cover from Holland Bank Union HAIFA to National Bank of Persia TEHERAN, franked 15m using Ba108 single per period surface rate & tied by local machine cancel (GD-87); backstamped 13 OCT 34 BAGHDAD transit, 17 X 34 TEHRAN-2 transit & same day TEHRAN-1 arrival; slit open at top, vertical fold. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare...
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112480118
11/1941 WWII era eastbound overland mail from HAIFA to DAMASCUS via BEIRUT
WWII era eastbound mail: 8 NO 1941 cover on Windsor Hotel stationary from HAIFA to "Nairn Transport Co. Ltd" (the operators of "Baghdad overland" service) DAMASCUS, franked 15m using single Ba108 per period "overland" service though cover not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 20m) & tied by strike of local postmark; cover opened/resealed by a Haifa censor using white PC22 label; backstam...
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113680119
10/1943 WWII censored eastbound overland airmail ex TEHRAN to HAIFA via BAGHDAD
WWII period westbound Baghdad overland mail from Iran: 26 X 1943 registered airmail cover from TEHERAN to HAIFA, franked (on back, covering most of return address) 22D & tied by multiple strikes of local postmark + Persian air mail etiquette on front; opened/resealed locally & tied by #4 Russian & #15 English "Anglo-Soviet-Persian Censorship" handstamp (front/back) + Persian "7" censor cachet (fro...
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114480120
7/1945 taxed/censored/returned eastbound overland cv HAIFA to TEHRAN via BAGHDAD
Taxed eastbound mail: c. JULY 1945 commercial cover (from HAIFA?) to TEHERAN, sent via overland service via Baghdad but underfranked at 10m (15m was period rate), tied by machine cancel; backstamped 29 JLY 1945 BAGHDAD transit, where cover censored (front); probably at this stage of transmission, cover damaged: backstamped 15 IX 45 TEHERAN arrival (6 week transit), marked for tax on front (uncolle...
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