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5) 14-16 May 1948 1st Day Israel Mail (10)
6) Besieged locales: Rishon LeZion (1)
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13) 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence (4)
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113880254
1948 British am to milit zone JAFFA refused service by Israel, censored/returned
1948 Israeli "no service" marks on mail TO ISRAEL: 12 VIII 1948 air mail commercial cover on business stationary from LONDON to business at post office box in JAFFA ("Palestine"), meter franked 6d; oddly the receiving Post Office in TEL AVIV rejected the cover - without highlighting any specific problem & marking the whole address area with 2-line former Mandate instructional marking handstamp "RE...
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17880282
4/1948 German cv to Palestine bypassing UK, reached Egypt, seized & censored
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 12-4-1948 surface mailed cover from WEST BERLIN to GAN ZVI (scarce destination), franked 50Pf & tied by local machine cancel: this mailed 6 days after UK suspended surface mail to Palestine (Germany's usual route), here possibly sent via FRANCE as late surface mail alternative route (as cover not marked by British "no service" or "Return to Sender" instruct...
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111180283
4/1948 East German cv to Palestine, seized & censored in Egypt; resent to Israel
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 19-4-1948 surface mailed registered cover from SEIFHENNERSDORF (Germany, Soviet zone) to TEL AVIV, franked 1.10DM & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark: mailed 13 days after the UK suspended surface mail to Palestine (Germany's usual route), here possibly sent via FRANCE as late surface mail alternative route (as cover not marked by British "no service" or ...
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113780284
4/1948 Swiss airmail to Palestine, seized & censored in Egypt; resent to Israel
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 24 IV 1948 airmail cover from BASEL to HAIFA, franked 70c & tied by strike of local postmark; dispatched 2 days before all airmail to Palestine got returned due to service suspensions: here transported via CAIRO, where since early April mail to Jews in Palestine was seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A censor ...
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110080285
1948 British a/m to Israel misrouted Egypt, quickly censored & returned; resent
Egyptian wartime postal boycott of Israel: 15 SEP 1948 airmail cover from EAST FINCHLEY (UK) to KFAR PINES (via KARKUR), franked 6d & tied by local machine cancel + same day LONDON F.S. ("Foreign Section") dispatch; as address didn't include country name, this [mis-] routed via EGYPT where censored - uniquely - in ALEXANDRIA (rather than Cairo) using K-Type3 ("Mim") handstamp, where country-name "...
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28480286
1949 earliest date American airmail to Israel misrouted via Syria where returned
1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine: 7 JAN 1949 airletter from LONG ISLAND CITY to JERUSALEM "Palestine", pre-franked 10c per postage period rate & tied by local machine cancel; as addressed "Palestine", not routed to ISRAEL & instead via SYRIA which maintained an air-link to Palestine via JORDAN except when interrupted by the war, between January-March 1949 ("Israel"-bound mail would have b...
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114080287
Rare 1949 Danish airmail to Israel via TEHRAN refused service by Syria & resent
1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine - discovery piece: 9 JUL 1949 airmail commercial cover on business stationary from COPENHAGEN Denmark to HAIFA "Israel", franked 1.40Kr (per pencil notation on front extra 50 ore for 8g additional weight - hence 'orphaned' stamp below the rest tied by handstamp postmark) & tied by local machine cancel; front-stamped 18 VII 49 TEHRAN transit & subsequently ...
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