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1) Mandate Termination Period (12)
2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period (29)
3) Interim Period Foreign Postal Links (1)
4) 1947-1949 War of Independence related mail (8)
5) 14-16 May 1948 1st Day Israel Mail (12)
7) Besieged locales: Safed (2)
8) Besieged locales: Nahariya (5)
9) Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) (10)
11) Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) (4)
12) Service Suspended Mail (by non-belligerents) (8)
13) Service Suspended Mail (by belligerents) (5)
14) 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence (3)
15) Emergency Postal Services & Foreign links (8)
16) Early Foreign Postal Links (10)
17) Interim & Provisional Taxed Mail (11)
10) Besieged locales: Other Locales (2)

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0407142999
Palestine Israel Interim 3m stamp double perforations & overprint, on 1948 cover
1948 Interim/Minhelet Haam error franking on mail: interim 3m Tirat Zvi stamp with double vertical perforations (Ba #1a) & double overprint (both unlisted in Bale) + cropped lower-right edge, tied to undated local TEL AVIV printed matter cover on pre-printed return-addressed stationary; unsealed but partially closed due to gum adhesion....
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1) Mandate Termination Period

0126143821
Mar 1948 late Palestine Mandate surface mail cover to USA + MAY arrival postmark
Late Mandate surface mail abroad: 25(?) MARCH 1948 postmarked commercial cover from TEL AVIV to business in EAST HAMPTON New York USA, franked 20m per period surface rate & tied by single strike of the local Head Post Office canceller; subsequently front-stamped 5 MAY East Hampton transit-arrival. Posted during the period of the gradual termination of the Mandate postal service & postal services t...
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0151143818
Mar 1948 last known airmail cover Egypt - Palestine/Israel before postal boycott
LAST MAIL FROM EGYPT - latest recorded incoming cover prior to 1948 Egyptian seizures of mail to Palestine & mail suspension: 24 MARCH 1948 postmarked air mail registered cover from Elyakim Struck in ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia to Mrs. Chava Motolsky in TEL AVIV, franked 80c per period rate & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark on the front; backstamped 26 March FAROUK AIRPORT 1am transit + another ...
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0112143856
April 1948 last airmails cover out of Palestine Mandate to Czech, Kafka related
One of the last air mails out of Mandate Palestine - "Kafkaesque": 11 APRIL 1948 postmarked cover from Esther Hoffe in TEL AVIV to Dr. Max Brod in ZURICH, franked 40m per period air mail rate & tied by 3x strikes of the local postmark; of the airlines still operating out of Palestine at this time most probably carried by Swissair to Geneva on its weekly non-stop Thursday flight (15 April), before ...
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0103143822
15 April 1948 Last Czech airmail cover into Palestine Mandate, CSA via Lydda
LAST CZECH AIRMAIL INTO MANDATORY PALESTINE: 15 APRIL 1948 postmarked air mail cover sent from PRAGUE to TEL AVIV, franked 10kr & tied by single strike of the local postmark; as not registered mail, not backstamped with transit or arrival postmarks, but this cover was carried on one of the last CSA Czechoslovakian Airlines flights into LYDDA during the period of the Mandate. The regularly schedule...
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0171143820
18 Apr 1948 Last British BOAC airmail cover out Palestine Mandate 26 Apr arrival
LAST BRITISH BOAC AIRMAIL OUT OF MANDATORY PALESTINE: [Sunday] 18 April 1948 postmarked commercial air mail cover on Spinneys Ltd business postal stationary, from HAIFA to business in MITCHAM United Kingdom, franked 25m per period rate to the UK & tied by single strike of the local postmark; backstamped office receipt [Monday] 26 April 1948 with 8:45 time stamp - a rare and critical proving date f...
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0396140543
Rare incoming registered air mail cover Lebanon to Palestine Mandate 28 Apr 1948
LATEST RECORDED INCOMING Mandate / 1948 War 'Destinaire Parti' Arab air mail: 1 APR 1948 registered [airmail] cover on "Imperial" stationary from BAINO (BEINO) Lebanon to HAIFA, addressed in Arabic to "His Excellency Iskandar Kurdush" (return addressed to the sending locale in Akkar, Lebanon), franked 55p using horizontal pair 25p + 'orphan' 5p - for the period 25p registered airmail rate + 25p do...
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0320140542
Rare 23 April 1948 late incoming Palestine airmail cover from BEIRUT to HAIFA
Rare very late Mandate period incoming air mail (from Lebanon): [Friday] 23(?) APR 1948 commercial airmail on Shell company stationary, from BEIRUT to HAIFA, franked 50p & tied by 2 strikes of the local postmark; the cover was tied by an English-language "BY AIRMAIL" instructional marking handstamp, highlighted by pink crayon emphasis: overseas surface mail service to Palestine officially ended on...
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0165143825
2 May 1948 Latest Known airmail cover ex Palestine Mandate, accepted Tel Aviv PO
LATEST KNOWN postmarked outbound MANDATE era airmail, [Sunday] 2 MAY 1948 from TEL AVIV to business in CHICAGO, franked 65m per period air mail rate to the US & tied by 4 strikes of the Head Post Office public counter double-ring postmark + British airmail etiquette - the cover was actually handed in in-person & accepted for dispatch, not postmarked by the sorting office going through accumulated ...
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0293143736
UNIQUE 1st day interim cover Haifa Head Post Office 6 May 1948 PREPAID for TAXI
POSTAL HISTORY GOLD (2x DISCOVERIES) - prepaid Taxi mail as 1st day Minhelet Haam interim post at Haifa Head Post Office, with Mandate machine cancel: 6 MAY 1948 postmarked commerical cover from HAIFA to Dr. Oskar Jehoshua Gruenbaum at 101 Yehuda HeLevy Street in TEL AVIV "via Taxi Kesher", franked 10m per period letter rate using interim frank on first day of use at the HPO & tied by Mandate-...
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0267139405
February 1948 Palestine Mandate Parcel & Postal order service suspension notice
Mandate postal service wind-down - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 23 FEB 1948 notice PBN 2697 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing the temporary suspension of Parcel post and Postal Orders for Palestine and Transjordan - this being the first and earliest step taken by the British to wind down the Mandate Postal Service in Palestine. Filing hole at upper left and piec...
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0230139407
July 1948 Post Office notice resumption air mail service to Palestine Israel
1948 wartime Palestine/Israel - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 23 July 1948 notice PBN 2739 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing resumption of unregistered air mail service for letters weighing under 2 ounces & postcards to "certain [Jewish-controlled] places in Palestine" and lists 15 of the "more important" locales (including JERUSALEM, after siege ended 20 June). ...
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0266139408
1949 Post Office notice about resumption parcel post to Israeli & Arab Palestine
1948 Wartime Palestine/Israel - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 10 Feb 1949 notice PBN 2808 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing resumption of parcel post services to "Israeli-controlled areas of Palestine and to certain places in Arab-controlled areas". The notice concludes "full details may be obtaied at any post office". Near-mint condition with filing hole at uppe...
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2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period

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1948 Palestine Israeli interim returned mail with 3x different postmarks
Interim postmark as arrival stamp: undated May 1948 period commercial registered cover on business stationary from TEL AVIV to RAMAT GAN, franked 30m for the 25m period postage rate, using 3x 10m interim Negev Pipeline franks (Ba #33) & tied by 2x strikes of the local interim postmark on front + 2x on back + 5 MAY frozen-dated Mandate REGISTERED TEL AVIV canceller as a dating device (known used he...
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0277143742
Early strike Palestine Israel interim 1948 HERZLIYA postmark APR 1948 postcard
Early strike of HERZLIYA interim postmark on family correspondence postcard dated (Thursday) 29 APR 1948 & addressed to small locale KFAR HASSIDIM; franked 7m per period rate using Mandate pictorial single & tied by single strike of the postmark, probably on (Sunday) 2 May with the start of the Minhelet Haam postal service, making this a first day mail item of the interim postal administration. Sc...
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0273143743
Palestine Israel interim May 1948 NAHALAL violet postmark on cover to TEL AVIV
NAHALAL interim cancel in violet on commercial cover to workshop in TEL AVIV, franked 10m per period letter rate using pair 5m Mandate pictorial stamps; return addressed to "kvutzat haSheni" at Nahalal post; opened gently at back. Docketed dispatch date of 4 MAY 1948 on front - sent on the 3rd day of operation of the Minhelet Ha'am postal service (in secondary towns and locales)....
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0215137719
1948 Palestine Israel Interim registered cover, Interim & Mandate postmarks
Very early/"first day" interim registered cover: dateless local HAIFA registered cover from Tuberculosis League, franked 25m per postage period rate (10m letter + 15m registered fee) using interim Technion 5m & pair 10m (Ba13/14,with Haifa overprints) & tied by strike of interim postmark + 2x on back; tied by Haifa-12 (NAHLA Branch Office) registry-label 0019 - this very early use (0003-1672 were ...
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0197143382
rare 1948 frozen dated Palestine Mandate cancel Israeli interim registered cover
Frozen dated Mandate cancel on interim mail: undated May 1948 period local TEL AVIV registered mail, franked 25m per period rate, using interim franks & tied by 2x strikes of the local interim postmark (none on the back - unusually, for registered mail); backstamped 5 MAY arrival using the double ring Mandate bar cancel - this being a "frozen dated" device (set to the last date of the Mandate post...
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0240131326
1948 Israel Minhelet Haam cover with Interim & Palestine Mandate postal markings
1948 interim 2-period cover with frozen dated cancel: MAY 1948 undated registered commercial cover from loan society NATANYA to Anglo-Palestine Bank TEL AVIV, franked 25m per postage period rate using mixed interim & Mandate franks (4 mil Pipeline & 20 mil Pictorial) + registry-label 2309 (numbers 2183-2877 known used throughout interim period), tied by 2 strikes of interim postmark in violet on f...
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0317143129
1948 interim Israel Palestine 1st Day cover from RAMATAYIM with postmark error
Interim period / tiny locales mail: [6 MAY 1948] cover from RAMATAYIM to nearby moshav GANEI AM, franked 10m per period rate using interim franks & tied by single full strike of the interim canceller + Mandate postmark (Dorf-7 although with excess at bottom appearing like the larger bar cancel Dorf-6) as a date device - but this misdated as "6 AP 48" (impossible as the interim period began 2 MAY, ...
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088143829
1948 interim Israel large heavy weight reg cover franked 68m for 7x extra weight
1948 interim Israel heavy weight cover: undated interim era large sized registered cover, sent locally within TEL AVIV (return address is that of the Nordau Hotel), franked 68m per period rate (15m registration fee + 10m initial 30g letter fee + 42m for 7x 30g additional weight, with 1m overpaid) using 3x stamp blocks (Ba #9/11-12) & tied by 3x strikes on front + 2x on back of the local interim po...
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0151143835
Rare 1948 interim Israel War Independence printed matter cover to NAHARAYIM
NAHARAYIM 1948: interim period rare commercial printed matter cover sent from Kupat Holim (HMO) in TEL AVIV to branch in NAHARAYIM via KINNERET Post Office, franked 3m (Ba #3) per period rate & unsealed per printed matter regulations.Exceptionally rare postal history as the tiny hydroelectic-station locale, on the Palestine/Israel-Jordan border, was largely evacuated on 12 April and attacked brief...
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0382140437
1948 Palestine Israel Interim cover with imperforated stamp + Mandate postmark
1948 interim mail: 9 MAY 1948 local QIRYAT MOTZKIN cover on "Mataf" stationary franked 10m per period letter rate using Haifa overprinted horizontally imperforated (top/bottom) Partition Map stamp (Ba 30 - unlisted as such) & tied by full strike of both local interim postmark + dated Mandate 2-bar canceller (Dorf-2, rated C+; unusual on non-registered mail), making this a 2-period cover (Mandate p...
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0120143867
1948 interim Israel postcard Givat Haim-Jerusalem, ref's last Mandate Jlem mail
1948 interim Israel postal card sent with Piker family correspondence from Shlomo at the small locale of Kibbutz GIVAT HAIM to Nechama at Mekor Baruch neighborhood of JERUSALEM, franked 8m per period 7m rate using interim stamps (including Ba #1e with red overprint) & tied by single strike of the local postmark; with personal message written by a religious person (based on various idioms used), da...
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