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0545135371
UNIQUE WWII 1939 Palestine cover to Nazi Germany received, processed & returned
TRANSMITTED & RETURNED wartime civilian mail to Third Reich: Sept-Oct 1939 period commercial cover on Etz Hayim Yeshiva stationary (marked "return postage guaranteed") from JERUSALEM to SILUTE "Lithuania", likely franked 15m (Ba #108) now missing, for overseas surface mail & tied by strike of single-circle canceller of the sorting office (i.e. the cover was deposted un-postmarked into a pi...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0314135438
1939 WWII Palestine Mandate suspended service postcard TEL AVIV to BELZ POLAND
Outbreak WWII suspended service outbound mail: 10 Sept 1939 surface mail postal stationary postcard from TEL AVIV to BELZ Poland, in Hebrew-lettered Yiddish on Mandate postal stationary prefranked 8m per period overseas rate, tied by local double-ringed postmark; address subsequently crossed out by crayon & postcard stamped "return to". Here, war on 10th day but Belz not yet occupied (c. 14-15 Sep...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0157135411
1940 WWII Fall France suspended service cover Switzerland - Palestine via France
1940 Fall of France suspended service incoming mail: 19 JUNE 1940 commercial cover on stationary of Swiss Postal Bank ZURICH to 'Kupat Am Bank' in TEL AVIV meter franked 30Ra per period postage rate, halted midway & marked by odd lettered "Service postaI(capital "i" for final "L") suspendu" handstamp; vertical fold; slit open at top. In June postal routes to Palestine via France were suspended...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0381134069
EXTRAORDINARY WWII Sept 1941 postal link Germany to Palestine Mandate via Turkey
EXTRAORDINARY & IMPOSSIBLE once-in-a-wartime postal link: 27 Sept 1941 postmarked cover from VIENNA (GERMANY) to addressee "J. Davidai" (i.e. Jewish name) at Kibbutz "GINNEGAR [via] Afula Palestine via ANKARA Turkey", franked 25pf per period rate for overseas surface mail (other than to Hungary & former Czechoslovakia) using a Hindenburg medallion single adhesive stamp & tied by single strike of l...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0141135414
1944 WWII suspended service cover Palestine- Soviet-occupied Bulgaria via MOSCOW
Wartime suspended outbound civilian mail: 15 NOV 1944 postcard from HAIFA to Soviet-occupied PLOVDIV Bulgaria franked 13m per period postcard rate using Ba #107 single stamp tied by strike of local postmark; apparently written by Bulgarian-speaker & addressed by English speaker using return address of "Spinneys" business in Haifa. Checked by outbound TEL AVIV censor KK32 (unusual as not Haifa cens...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
088143824
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); althou...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0478140551
1948 Palestine Mandate post last mail cover besieged Jerusalem, Jaffa via Haifa
Small cover, BIG DISCOVERY: the last known transport of Mandate mail OUT of besieged JERUSALEM - to besieged JAFFA: 24 April 1948 postmarked miniature business-card sized cover with enclosed message of condolences on business card, all in Arabic, from lawyer Johannes Merguerian in JERUSALEM to Magistrates Court judge Daoud Abu-Ghazaleh in JAFFO, franked 10 mils per domestic letter rate using Picto...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0150139260
1948 British sea mail to Palestine affected by surface mail service suspension
1948 British "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8 APR 1948 surface mailed commercial cover on business stationary from BIRMINGHAM to TEL AVIV, franked 2½d per 1940 1oz letter rate & tied by "British Industries Fair" machine slogan cancel; here cover posted 2 days after latest date for surface mail to Palestine (from UK), so marked by newly instituted "SERVICE SUSPENDED | AIR MAIL SERVICE ...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0184139261
1948 Polish airmail cover to Palestine affected by British postal suspension
1948 Polish "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8 APR 1948 uprated airmail postal stationary (VI-1937 edition) from WARSAW to TEL AVIV, franked 25Zl in place of obliterated pre-war pre-printed frank & tied by local machine cancel; as under-franked for airmail, marked by bilingual Polish/French "Insufficient fee for air transport" & sent by surface mail, here via UK: but as of 7 APR, UK suspende...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0189137722
No Service 1948 South African cover Palestine affected by postal suspension
1948 South African "service suspended" mail: 30 APRIL 1948 airmail cover from JOHANNESBURG to TEL AVIV, franked 10d per period 9d rate & tied by multiple strikes of JOHANNESBURG-94 postmark; however South Africa suspended airmail to Palestine on 24 April (and Lydda airfield closed 25 April) - here cover marked by both instructional marking handstamps "P.T.O." ["please turn over"] + "NO SERVICE" K-...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
073139262
1948 American surface cover to Palestine affected by mail suspension & returned
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 31 MAR 1948 uprated pre-franked surface mail cover from WELLSBORO to KFAR ATTA, franked 5c & tied by local machine cancel; posted 4 days after 27 March American surface-mail suspension to Palestine, so marked by NEW YORK CITY Post Office "Surface Mail Suspended | Return to Sender" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-1 & returned to sender. Opened r...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0141139263
1948 USA 1st Day Cover Palestine stopped by postal service suspension 2 markings
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 7 APR 1948 surface mail commercial 1st day cover from NATCHEZ Mississippi (return addressed BRONX New York) to TEL AVIV, franked 6c & tied by FDC machine cancel; posted 11 days after 27 March US surface-mail suspension to Palestine, so marked by TWO different NEW YORK CITY Post Office "Surface Mail Suspended | Return to Sender" instructional marking h...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0149139264
27-04-1948 earliest dated US airmail cover affected postal suspension Palestine
1948 earliest US "service suspended" airmail to Palestine: 27 APR 1948 air letter from NEW YORK CITY (return addressed Stamford) to TEL AVIV, pre-franked 10c per postage period rate & tied by local postmark; here, posted the day after the American airmail suspension to Palestine, so marked by "RETURNED TO SENDER | SERVICE SUSPENDED" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-V on earliest known postma...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0212134260
1948 American 1st day airmail postcard Israel, mail suspension marking + arrival
1948 early postal links / service (not) suspended mail: "First Day airmail to Israel" return paid post card (RPPC) from CHICAGO Palestine Postal History Society to postmaster PETACH TIKVA, pre-printed with 3c franking + additional 22c franking for overseas airmail, postmarked "Chicago-Airmail" 29 JUN 1948 (1st day of US-Israel mail) & erroniously stamped "Return to Mailing Office | Service Suspend...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0170139240
1948 German cover 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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0215139237
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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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0114139267
1949 earliest date American airmail cover Israel misrouted via Syria & returned
1948-49 War Syrian 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 DAMASCUS transit where marked by rare Syrian 3-line French language "Return to Origin | Communicat...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0323140540
Rare 1949 Danish airmail to Israel via TEHRAN refused service by Syria & resent
1948-49 War era postal boycott air mail to Israel via Iran - discovery piece: 9 JULY 1949 airmail commercial cover on business stationary from COPENHAGEN Denmark to HAIFA "Israel", franked 1.40Kr per period postage rate plus extra weight (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 ca...
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Tuesday, 16 August 2022 03:00
0171143750
No Service 1948 US Official mail ex Germany to Palestine-Israel, couriered Sept
Couriered US Official mail as early-dated no-service German mail: 5 APR 1948 postmarked official mail from US War Department central filing agency in BAD NAUHEIM Germany to TEL AVIV & franked 50pf per period surface rate. Surface mail from Germany to Palestine was routed via the UK as she controlled the Mandate, however from 25 March surface mail to Palestine from the UK was suspended and such mai...
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