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13) Service Suspended Mail (by belligerents)

016140545
1948 Egyptian seized & censored Soviet surface mail to Jews in Palestine, resent
1948 Egyptian seizure of Soviet mail to Jews in Palestine: 1 April 1948 postmarked surface mailed cover from ODESSA to HAIFA, franked 60 kop for the period 50 kop surface letter rate & tied by local postmark: this cover was mailed a week after Britain suspended surface mail to Palestine, on 25 March; here as not marked by British "no service" or "Return to Sender" instructional markings, possibly ...
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Wednesday, 12 March 2025 22:00
019140544
1948 Egyptian seized & censored German surface mail to Jews in Palestine, resent
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Jews in Palestine: 22 April 1948 postmarked surface mailed cover from British Zone of WEST BERLIN to HAIFA, franked 50Pf & tied by local postmark + opened/resealed by the British censor in Germany: this cover was mailed about a month after Britain suspended surface mail to Palestine (Germany's usual route); here as not marked by British "no service" or "Return to S...
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018139237
1948 Swiss airmail cover Palestine Israel, seized & censored in Egypt; resent
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 24 APR 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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026144326
Remarkable no-service 1948 War Jordan-USA airmail misrouted to Israel & returned
Rare wartime misdirected no-service mail from JORDAN: 6 Sept 1948 postmarked air mail cover, sent from AMMAN and addressed to female in "Florida" USA (no city specified), franked 100 mils & tied by 2x strikes of the local postmark + censor handstamp. The cover was misdirected to Israel via Haifa airport (the only one operating incoming civilian aviation prior to the reopening of Lydda in Novem...
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030139267
1949 earliest date American airmail cover Israel misrouted via Suria & returned
1948-49 War Surian airlink with Palestine: 7 JAN 1949 airletter from LONG ISLAND CITY to addressee at the [Israeli] Rechavia neighborhood in JERUSALEM "Palestine", with imprinted 10c franking per postage period rate & tied by local machine cancel; the cover was subsequently backstamped [unclear] 1949 DAMAS CUS transit where marked by rare Surian 3-line French language "Return to Origin | Communica...
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021144325
1949 War Lebanon-Jordan airmail misdirected Israel, JERUSALEM no-service marking
Postal history discovery: 31 Jan 1949 postmarked air mail cover sent from BEIRUT Lebanon and addressed to serviceman at Royal Air Force RAF base in AMMAN Jordan, mixed franked 35 Lebanese Piastres + 0.50 Syrian Piastres stamps (1940 landscapes series; possibly used as a 'Palestine welfare tax' stamp in lieu of the national issue - but unusual) & tied by 3x strikes of the local postmark, including ...
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