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1950-1959 Overseas Mail Rates, Routes & Postal Handling

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RARE - Israeli postmarks cancelling LEBANESE franks on 1950 UN mail from BEIRUT
Israeli postmarks cancelling LEBANESE franks: Jan. 1950 era pre-franked envelope from a member of the United Nations mission to Lebanon in BEIRUT, addressed to a company in BEIRUT - couriered by the sender (possibly on leave) and posted from Israel, with whom Lebanon had no relations. Very strangely the post office in JERUSALEM accepted the letter and postmarked the cover on 12 Jan 1950, cancellin...
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020134340
1950 uprated & taxed illustrated 1st day cover Israel-Chile airmail, rare rate
CHILE - scarce postage rate on taxed FDC cover: 26 March 1950 postmarked illustrated Universal Postal Union 1st Day Cover pre-franked 120 Prutot using 40pr & 80pr stamps of the 1950 UPU issue on their first day of issue (Ba #27/28) and tied by 1st day HAIFA cancellation; left unused by owner & prepared for mailing a month later, franked 140pr on back & postmarked 26 Apr 1950 at HAIFA (return addre...
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Wednesday, 12 March 2025 22:00
016134345
1950 Israel-Czechoslovakia double weight registered airmail cover, customs mark
1950 UPU / rates & routes: 11 APR 1950 postmarked registered airmail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from JERUSALEM to PRAGUE & franked 105pr at the FA-2a period rate (40pr letter to Europe + 25pr registration + 40pr R-letter additional weight) using mix of 2x 40pr stamp (Ba #27) + 10pr & 15pr 1949 2nd Coinage (Ba #23/24) & tied by single strike of JERUSALEM-12 (Machane Yehuda ...
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021144393
1950 Israeli Independence Day FDC cover to UK, charged postage dues & annulled
Unusually handled mail: 23 April 1950 postmarked Independence Day First Day Cover on official illustrated postal stationary, sent from TEL AVIV to LONDON & franked 40 Pruta - either for the period airmail postage rate to Europe or for the period 30pr surface mail postage rate - using a 1950 Independence Day stamp on its first day of use, tied by a strike of the TEL AVIV-19 postmark; front-stamped ...
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019134295
1950 Israeli official 1st day Independence Day cover to USA, full tabbed stamps
1950 Independence 1st Day mixed franking mail: 23-4-1950 registered official Independence Day airmail 1st Day Cover from REHOVOT to NEW YORK, franked 105pr at the FA-2a postage period rate to US (80pr letter + 25pr registration) using mix of full 1st Day tabbed 20pr & 40pr + 40pr single (Ba29/30) + 5m Doar Ivri (Ba2), tied by 3 strikes of Rehovot postmark on front + 2 on back, with Israeli State r...
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017134304
1950 Israeli official 1st day Independence Day cover to USA, full tabbed stamps
1950 Independence 1st Day mixed franking mail: 23 April 1950 official Independence Day airmail 1st Day Cover from HOLON to CHICAGO franked 160pr at the FA-2a postage period double rate using mix of 1st day full tabbed 20pr & 40pr + 20pr single with top and right margins (Ba29/30) + pair full tabbed 40pr 1949 UPU (Ba27), tied by 4 strikes of Holon postmark; possible Israeli censor letter-cachet on ...
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018134301
1950 Israeli airmail postcard to USA, 40Pr Independence Day stamp 2nd day of use
1950 Independence / rates & routes: 24(?)-4-1950(?) airmail picture postcard by Palphot of Jerusalem ex JERUSALEM to CHICAGO franked 40pr at the FA-2a period postcard rate to US, using 2nd day Ba #30 tied by local postmark; amusing message....
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021134317
1950 surface mail Israeli cover to US, short-tabbed 20/40Pr Independence stamps
1950 Independence / rates & routes: 27 APR 1950 registered surface mailed personal stationary cover from HAIFA to NEW YORK, franked 60pr at the SU-2 postage period rate (30pr letter + 25pr registration, with 5pr convenience overcharge) using short-tabbed 20pr and 40pr (Ba #29/30) on their 3rd day of use, tied by 2 strikes of local postmark on front + 2 on back, with Mandate registry-label (Sacher ...
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042134314
1950 Israeli uprated illustrated airmail 1st day cover FDC to BRAZIL, rare rate
BRAZIL - scarce postage rates & destinations: illustrated & numbered cover of the Zionist Executive Committee 2nd Session, pre-franked 5 Prutot using a 1949 2nd Coinage single stamp (Ba #22) pre-cancelled 19 April 1950 in JERUSALEM by slogan handstamp, but actually postmarked for dispatch on 30 April 1950 from TEL AVIV to SAO PAULO Brazil with additional 120pr franking for total of 125pr using mix...
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011144306
1950 Israel-USA airmail with added US postage for inland re-forwarding
1950 airmail to the US with extra postage for reforwarding: 4 May 1950 postmarked air mail cover sent from TEL AVIV to TOWSON (Maryland, USA) & franked 80 pruta per FA-2a postage period rate + tied by single strike of local postmark (unusually with offset imprint of local machine cancel dated 3 May, across the backflap); the cover arrived around 12 May whereupon the receiver updated the address to...
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024134302
1950 Israel-US printed matter airmail cover + postmark date error
1950 Independence / rates & routes: 5 MAY 1950 postmarked printed matter airmail cover from official State Philatelic Services in TEL AVIV to ATLANTIC CITY USA & franked 60pr for the 65pr FA-2a period rate to US using 20pr and 40pr singles (Ba #29/30) & tied by full strike of the head post office postmark (error - the Hebrew date is "18" and not "5" or "15"); unsealed per printed matter regulation...
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018134299
1950 airmail cover from Israel to US with Independence stamp franking
1950 Independence / POs, rates & routes: 7-5-1950 "Lacol" austerity period stationary airmail cover from KIRYAT MOTZKIN (return addressed Kfar Bialik) to NEW YORK, franked 80pr at the FA-2a postage period rate using 2x 40pr (Ba30) franks tied by local postmark; roughly opened at back but complete. Scarce multiple franking. Estimated value $185+...
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017134313
1950 Israeli airmail postcard to US, 3pr Independence Day stamp tabbed block
1950 Independence / rates & routes: 8-5-1950 Israeli Independence airmail picture postcard from TEL AVIV to CHICAGO franked 40pr at FA-2a period postcard rate to US using mix of 20pr (Ba29) + 3pr tabbed block + single & tabbed 5pr 1949 2nd Coinage (Ba21/22) franks tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; manuscript notation on front regarding mailing and arrival dates is wrong. Estimated value $100+...
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037134303
Israeli 1950 predated FDC Independence Day cover to US, 2x pairs 40Pr stamps
1950 Independence / POs, rates & routes: 10 May 1950 postmarked airmail cover on the official Independence Day stamp commemorative cover from TIRAT ZVI to SAN FRANCISCO, franked 80pr at the FA-2a postage period rate to US, using 2x pairs (vertical & horizontal) of 40pr stamps (Ba #29) tied by 2 strikes of the local postmark (the dateline is unclear but established as 10 May under close examination...
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022134320
1950 Israeli multiple franked airmail US 2x half-tabbed 20Pr Independence stamps
1950 Independence / PO's, rates & routes: 15-5-1950 airmail cover from KEFAR SHEMARYAHU to NEW YORK, franked 80pr at FA-2a period airmail rate to US using 2x half-tabbed 20pr & 2x 20pr singles tied by 4 full strikes of local postmark; back-flap missing, originally sealed with tabs of 1949 Petach Tikva stamps (Ba17), but does not detract from attractive 4x multiple franked cover; estimated value $3...
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023144329
RARE 1950 Britain-Israel airmail via LEBANON - unsanctioned & sent directly
RARE - 1950 mail to Israel via Arab country: 17 May 1950 postmarked air mail cover on imprinted business postal stationary, sent from SHEFFIELD Britain to TEL AVIV & franked 6 pence, tied by local machine cancel; the cover was misrouted and subsequently machine backstamped 20 May 1950 BEIRUT transit. At this time until the present day there are no diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Israel, a...
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013134341
1950 Israel-US airmail cover, UPU stamps franked
1950 UPU stamp issue rates & routes: 29 MAY 1950 Israeli airmail postal stationary cover sent from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK & franked 80pr at the FA-2a period letter rate to US using 2x 40pr (Ba27) tied by local machine cancel; back-flap missing....
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012131454
1950 France-Israel censored telegram received by TEL AVIV civilian post office
Early Israeli telegram received from PARIS by the civilian postal service, tied by 1 June 1950 dated TEL AVIV-26 postmark; tied by large military censor mark of Tav 32 & initialled teleprinted date next day at bottom. This appears to postdate the era of the "Radio Telegraph Israel" handstamped telegrams....
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013134329
1950 Israeli airmail postcard to US with 40Pr UPU stamp
1950 UPU / rates & routes: 1 JUNE 1950 air mailed 'Palphot' picture postcard of Haifa Kingsway from TEL AVIV to OHIO franked 40pr at the FA-2a period rate of 40pr for postcard to the US, using 40pr (Ba27) tied by single strike of local postmark....
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011134305
1950 Israeli printed matter airmail to US with 20pr & 40pr Independence stamps
1950 Independence / rates & routes: 6-6-1950 Israeli airmail stationary printed matter cover from TEL AVIV official State Philatelic Services to ATLANTIC CITY, franked 60pr at the FA-2a period printed-matter rate to US using 20pr & 40pr singles (Ba29/30) tied by full strike of TEL AVIV Head Post Office postmark (unusually with Latin date above the Hebrew); unsealed per printed-matter regulations. ...
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026144331
1950 Jordan-Spain cover misdirected to Israel, NOT marked "No Servce" & returned
Misdirected returned Jordanian mail to Israel - not refused service: 11 June 1950 postmarked surface mail cover from Jordanian annexed HEBRON (return addressed "Palestine") to LAS PALMAS (Canary Islands) Spain, franked 30 mils using "Palestine" overprinted stamps & tied by single strike of the local postmark; backstamped early August 1950 (single digit arrival date) arrival, but as per an 8 Aug. m...
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014134294
1950 Israeli airmail to Canada, half-tabbed block 4x 20pr Independence Day stamp
1950 Independence: 12 JUNE 1950 Israeli "Lacol" austerity period airmail stationary cover from TEL AVIV to MONTREAL franked 80pr at the FA-2a postage period rate using half-tabbed block of 4x 20pr Ba29 franks tied by single strike of TEL AVIV-40 postmark; cut open at right, some top edge creases; attractive multiple franked cover, Estimated value $360+...
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012134335
1950 Israeli airmail cover to US using full tabbed 80pr UPU stamp
1950 UPU / rates & routes: 15-6-1950 "Lacol" austerity period airmail stationary cover from TEL AVIV (return addressed HOLON) to NEW JERSEY franked 80pr at the FA-2a period letter rate to US using full tabbed 80pr (Ba28) tied by single strike of local postmark; gently opened at back. Estimated value $100+...
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012134318
1950 quadruple weight surface mail cover Israel to USA, 40Pr Independence stamp
1950 Independence / rates & routes: 16 JUNE 1950 registered surface mailed OHMS Registered Envelope (No.172) from TEL AVIV (philatelic service) to NEW YORK, franked 100pr at the SU-2 postage period rate for quadruple 10g weight (30pr letter + 25pr registration + 3x 15pr additional 10g weight), using mix of 40pr (Ba30) + 4 color 10pr tabbed, 5pr, 15pr & 30pr 1949 2nd Coinage (Ba22-25) tied by full ...
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