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018133945
Palestine RARE 15m coil stamp on WWII Australian military cover + W2 postmark
MAJOR DISCOVERY - the 15 mils EXPERIMENTAL COIL stamp on THICK vertically ribbed paper, in dark greenish-blue, tied to WWII Australian forces in Palestine 2 JUNE 1941 postmarked cover from 2nd Brigade HQ Post Office W.2. (undocumented usage period: either KHASSA or QASTINA) to Barclays Bank JERUSALEM; as not marked "OAS" (on active service), the cover was handled as civilian mail and franked 15m -...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
013143872
1940 WWII army OAS franked & shortpaid airmail Palestine-UK
Unusual WWII wartime airmail from Palestine: 8 MARCH 1940 postmarked airmail cover, sent from HAIFA by an officer in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps to COLCHESTER (UK), endorsed "by air mail KLM" & franked 20m per the period 10g letter postage rate on that carrier - the cover was subsequently sanctioned for being shortpaid & stamped with "insufficiently prepaid for airmail" bilingual boxed instruc...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
013143873
British EMPIRE 15x surface rate ARMY cover to South Africa with PALESTINE stamps
British postage rate on Palestine mail - transported by the army: unusual 3 DEC 1942 postmarked surface mailed cover on Adler Hotel postal stationary, sent from TIBERIAS to CAPE TOWN (South Africa) & franked 50m using 8x different Pictorials stamps, tied by multiple strikes of the local postmark; opened & resealed by censors in EGYPT twice, with brown label and then Base Censor label on top - by t...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
09135424
1946 postwar WWII cover Poland to Jewish soldier via Army post office Palestine
Army Post Office routing on postwar civilian mail (triple re-routed): 30 MAY 1946 uprated postcard in Polish(?) on Polish postal stationary from Mariam Berlas S?UPSK to Jewish soldier (Erus Schutzer) in 179 Palestine Company Royal Army Service Corps General Transport UDINE Italy, pre-franked 1.50L (additional 1.50L frank removed at top); backstamped 15 July 1946 BAPO 15 (NAPLES) transit - scarce m...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
08134038
1940 WWII Australian army censored airmail ex Palestine via civilian post office
Early WWII Palestine military air mail via civilian post: 7 MARCH 1940 airmail cover on civilian stationary from Palestine to SYDNEY Australia, franked 60m in checkerboard pattern using 4x 5m & 4x 10m Pictorals stamps + British "Air Mail" etiquette at top left.As cover itself tied by Australian Army RAILHEAD P.O. R.M.1. travelling post office (TPO) circular date-stamp, the cover originated in the ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
07133973
1940 WWII Australian army cover on last empire-wide airmail route from Palestine
WWII Australian-British military mail in Palestine - last empire-wide airmail: 8 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope (by J.D. & Co., Apsley) from BASE P.O. B.W.I. (BW1 - Sacher #K53; Advance Base Post Office, JERUSALEM) to SOUTH YARRA Australia, franked 60m per period air mail rate for bi-weekly eastbound (to SYDNEY) mail service via Imperial Airlines/BOAC (as of 18 Oct. 1939 until 10 June 1...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
011133965
1940 WWII Palestine last airmail British army OAS cover before Horseshoe Route
WWII British military mail in Palestine - Italy enters War: 10 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 123 (SARAFAND) to CLEETHORPES, franked 25m using Mandate pictorials & tied by 2 strikes of FPO postmark + air mail etiquette; as per 25m rate used, the cover was to be carried by Italian Ala Littoria airlines (Imperial Airlines charged 60m in this period & the KLM route ceased as of 10...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
010134053
June 1940 WWII British army airmail cover Palestine 1st horseshoe route flight
Improvised air mail before 'Horseshoe Route' posted after 10 June: 12 JUNE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 121 (Jaffa Road, JERUSALEM) to NUNEATON, tied by British airmail etiquette & franked 60m using 12x 5m Mandate pictorals (scarce multiple franking) per the Imperial Airlines/BOAC air mail service rate; the cover was posted 2 days after Italy's entry into the war and the dramatic ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
011133979
1940 WWII Palestine British army OAS airmail cover sent entirely sea via CONVOY
Interim alternative mail route between Empire Air Mail & Horseshoe Route periods - 1st sea convoy mail: 15 JUNE 1940 postmarked green honour envelope (by J.D. & Co., Apsley) from FPO 122 (TULKARM) to CLIFTONVILLE (misspelled "-mille"), with additional 25m franking for air mail service, using 5x 5m Mandate pictorals (scarce multiple franking) at the period Ala Littoria Italian air mail rate...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
014144212
1940 WWII postage dues taxed stampless Palestine Army letter as no postal concession
Rare - taxed WWII army mail: 16 Aug 1940 postmarked local HAIFA commercial cover, sent stampless on OHMS official mail postal stationary from the "Orderly Room" of the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons (oval cachet on front) to a local business & separately endorsed "DRLS" in manuscript at the top. The cover was taxed by the civilian post office the same day for twice the deficient postage of 7 mils &...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
016144070
30 Aug 1940 Earliest Known WWII British army Palestine free mail FPO 122 TULKARM
Earliest known WWII British army postal concession in Palestine: 30 Aug 1940 postmarked stampless On Active Service (OAS) cover on Verco embossed postal stationary of the Royal Artillery, sent from Field Post Office FPO 122 (TULKARM) to SEVENOAKS Britain, tied by single strike of the FPO postmark & boxed censor mark #1168 with officer's endorsement signature; slit open at top. As per the manus...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
07143930
Late era franked WWII 1940 army OAS Palestine cover, Mandate not British stamps
Late period franked WWII military mail in Palestine: [10-11] SEPT 1940 postmarked cover on verko embossed military unit postal stationary of the 1st The Royal Dragoons, sent from field post office FPO 121 (Rex Hotel in JERUSALEM) to local car company. At this time the free mail concession for members of the armed forces on active service did not yet exist, as such the sender still had to pay for p...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
110133966
1940 WWII Australian military Palestine cover to Scotland via Horseshoe Route
WWII Australian-British military mail in Palestine / 'Horseshoe Route': 15 SE 1940 airmailed green honour envelope from FPO 122 (TULKARM) to EDINBURGH Scotland, franked 1s/3d (15d = 15 pence = 60 mils) at period 'horseshoe route' rate, using British stamps & tied by 2 strikes of FPO postmark; return addressed to soldier of D Troop, 4th Battery, 2/2 Field Regiment, 6th Division of 2nd Australian Im...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
08143926
WWII 1941 OAS cover Hebrew from Jewish soldier Egypt EPP 38 to Palestine Mandate
WWII Jewish Palestine soldier military mail: 29 JUNE 1941 postmarked stampless On Active Service (OAS) cover sent from EPP 38 (probably 7th Armored Division) in Egypt to female addressee in TEL AVIV, endorsed "written in Hebrew"; opened & sealed by the base censor in Egypt & stamped by the DCFC cachet; slit open at bottom....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
011133957
1941 WWII Indian Army airmail cover ASMARA-JERUSALEM via newly liberated BEIRUT
Early Free French censored mail: 6 JULY 1941 "On Active Service" air mail cover on Palestine-made "DOAR" company manufactured airmail stationary from Indian Army FPO 90 (ASMARA, Eritrea) to Barclays Bank JERUSALEM, franked 9 Anna (back) per Indian air rate & tied by 3 strikes of FPO postmark + passed censor with officer's endorsement (triangular cachet on front); backstamped 9 JLY 41 BASE OFFICE 2...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
07144198
1941 Palestine-Egypt Australian army official mail cover via Railhead PO RW1
WWII Australian Forces in Palestine: 17 Aug 1941 postmarked surface mail cover on Official Mail OHMS postal stationary, sent from army post office RAILHEAD P.O. RW1 (at DEIR SUNEID) to bank in ALEXANDRIA Egypt, franked 15 mils per period 20g postage rate to non-UK destinations & tied by single strike of the postmark + officer signature endorsed boxed CERTIFIED OFFICIAL handstamp of the 2nd Austral...
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Wednesday, 20 November 2024 22:00
010143929
Rare British FPO 124 postmark on 1941 Palestine stampless army OAS cover Haifa
WWII military mail in Palestine: very rare Field Post Office FPO 124 mailed stampless cover on verko embossed military unit postal stationary of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry ("Primus in Armis"), postmarked 20 NOV 1941 to bank in HAIFA. As sent on army unit postal stationary the cover was not endorsed "OAS" (On Active Service) for the free postage concession. Stamped by triangular censor handstamp ...
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Monday, 14 October 2024 22:00
07143927
WWII 1942 OAS RAF cover FPO 549 GHQ MEF Egypt to Jerusalem Palestine Mandate
WWII military mail to Palestine: 28 JULY 1942 postmarked stampless On Active Service (OAS) cover sent by a member of the Royal Air Force from field post office FPO 549 (General Headquarters of Middle East Force) in Egypt to British Institute in JERUSALEM; front-stamped by the RAF Censor #129 & endorsed by an officer + stamped by the DCFC cachet; slit open at top....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
19135492
1942 WWII civilian cover Jerusalem Palestine to soldier CAIRO + rare postmark
Military mail in Palestine: 30 NOV 1942 civilian family correspondence cover in German from JERUSALEM to soldier at MEF CAIRO, tied by airmail etiquette & franked 15m (either for period surface mail to Egypt or airmail rate via MISR) using Ba108 tied by machine & single-circle postmarks; passed deputy chief censor & backstamped 2 DEC 42 FPO 154 arrival (scarce postmark - undocumented period/locale...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
011133959
1943 WWII stampless censored British military OAS cover Libya to HAIFA via Egypt
Wartime incoming military mail: 5 March 1943 stampless On Active Service cover from FPO 515 (DERNA, Libya) to HAIFA, marked by local military censor 2286 & Deputy Chief Field Censor cachet (Egypt); opened roughly at top, repaired, complete. Rare origin....
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
09135491
1943 WWII airforce censored British military mail cover from Egypt to Palestine
Military mail to Palestine: 14 DEC 1943 green honor envelope (by C. & Co. (B) Ltd.) from EGYPT 7 (CAIRO - Headquarters RAF Middle East Force / APO S.241 - 3 days after Proud's last known date of use, during undocumented period) to MESHEK YAGUR via HAIFA, tied by Egyptian Postage prepaid military date-stamp; passed RAF & deputy chief censors; backstamped 17 DEC 43 FPO 156 (PALESTINE - Haifa?) arriv...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
011133967
1944 WWII Polish Army Palestine PP 102 mail cover with rare black censor label
WWII Polish Forces in Palestine mail: 24 JULY 1944 stampless cover from Polish military field post office PP 112 (territorial headquarters of the Polish Army in the Middle East, JERUSALEM) to soldier in 1st Company at BARBARA CAMP near GAZA (eg. "Yunak" - in the post-April 1944 period of Polish forces in Palestine, likely someone unfit or underaged for the military) & tied by full strike of POCZTA...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
07135497
1944 WWII Palestine cover to Jewish soldier in Egypt; re-routed + rare postmark
WWII British military postal markings: OCT 1944 Mandate postal stationary postcard from TEL AVIV to Hebrew-speaking addressee with 'Middle East Force', pre-franked 7m & tied by machine cancel & double-ring postmark; tied by Deputy Field Chief Censor cachet (CAIRO), re-routed 12 OCT with "Last Location at O2E MEF" (Operations 2nd Echeleon, Middle East Force) adhesive applied & backstamped same day ...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
013143824
1944 WWII Polish army airmail cover UK-Palestine, suspended air service marking
WWII era airmail suspension between UK & Palestine: 30 NOV 1944 postmarked cover marked "Par Avion" (by air mail), obstructed by stamps, from Field Post Office FPO 406 (Polish Army Postal Service in the UK; return addressed to Polish Forces of British Liberation Army) to Polish House in TEL AVIV & franked 15d for the air mail service (per the 1s 3d period civilian airmail rate from the UK)...
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Saturday, 31 August 2024 03:00
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