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a50572
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 22-3-1948 surface mailed reg. cv ex CHELYABINSK (USSR) to BEIT ALFA (scarce destination), franked 1.90R & tied by 3 strikes of local pmk; b
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1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 22-3-1948 surface mailed reg. cv ex CHELYABINSK (USSR) to BEIT ALFA (scarce destination), franked 1.90R & tied by 3 strikes of local pmk; b/s 31-3-48 MOSCOW transit; as surf. mail cv probably routed via UK on to EGYPT (as mail origin located E. of Pal.), where as of early April mail to Jews in Palestine is seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label (though w/o censor h/s). Such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned: no further USSR postal markings but cv b/s 24-4-1949 HAIFA & next day AFFULA transits - 399 day transit time (longest recorded of this type of mail).
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a50573
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 12-4-1948 surface mailed cv ex W. BERLIN to GAN ZVI (scarce destination), franked 50Pf & tied by local machine cancel: this mailed 6 days a
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1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 12-4-1948 surface mailed cv ex W. BERLIN to GAN ZVI (scarce destination), franked 50Pf & tied by local machine cancel: this mailed 6 days after UK suspended surface mail to Pal. (Ger.'s usual route), here possible sent via FRANCE (as not marked "no service" or RTS); routing went via EGYPT, where as of early April mail to Jews in Palestine is seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor. Such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned: no further postal markings but m/s on back indicates 10-11-48 receipt (slow, as surface mail).
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a50574
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 24 IV 1948 a/m cv ex BASEL to HAIFA, franked 70c & tied by strike of local pmk; dispatched 2 days before all airmail to Palestine gets retu
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1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 24 IV 1948 a/m cv ex BASEL to HAIFA, franked 70c & tied by strike of local pmk; dispatched 2 days before all airmail to Palestine gets returned due to service suspensions: here transported via CAIRO, where since early April mail to Jews in Palestine is seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label & marked by Type-1 (#53) censor h/s. Such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned, hence b/s 2 VIII 48 GENEVA arr.; cv resent, b/s 24 IX 48 dispatch pmk tied to 40c frank (probably due to change in rates).
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a50575
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 19-4-1948 surface mailed reg. cv ex SIEFHENNERSDORF (Ger., Sov. zone) to TLV, franked 1.10DM & tied by 2 strikes of local pmk: this mailed
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1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 19-4-1948 surface mailed reg. cv ex SIEFHENNERSDORF (Ger., Sov. zone) to TLV, franked 1.10DM & tied by 2 strikes of local pmk: this mailed 13 days after UK suspended surface mail to Pal. (Ger.'s usual route), here possibly sent via FRANCE (as not marked "no service" or RTS) - late s/m; route went via EGYPT, where as of early April mail to Jews in Palestine was seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor. Such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned: here resent & b/s'd 24-10-1948 TLV-7 arr.
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a50576
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 13-5-1948 reg. a/m cv ex ADDIS ABABA to TLV (sent day before decl. of indep.), franked $1.80 & tied by 3 strikes of local pmk; despite a/m
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1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 13-5-1948 reg. a/m cv ex ADDIS ABABA to TLV (sent day before decl. of indep.), franked $1.80 & tied by 3 strikes of local pmk; despite a/m requested, all mail via Ethiopia was sent by surface, esp via Suez Canal: as of early April, Egypt seized, censored & RTS mail sent to Jews in Palestine, as done here - b/s 18 MAY 48 PORT SAID transit (this rare), sent to CAIRO where opened/resealed using K-type-A label & tied by K-Type1 (#55) censor in red (this rare); such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned, hence b/s 6-8-48 ADDIS ABABA arr. Unusual: Ethiopia transmitted mail to Israel when rest of world imposed service suspensions.
SOLD $250.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50577
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 15 SEP 1948 a/m cv ex EAST FINCHLEY (UK) to KFAR PINES (via KARKUR), franked 6d & tied by local machine cancel + same day LONDON F.S. ("Foreign S
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Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 15 SEP 1948 a/m cv ex EAST FINCHLEY (UK) to KFAR PINES (via KARKUR), franked 6d & tied by local machine cancel + same day LONDON F.S. ("Foreign Section") dispatch; as address didn't include country name, this [mis-] routed via EGYPT where censored - uniquely - in ALEXANDRIA (rather than Cairo) using K-Type3 ("Mim") h/s, where country-name "Palestine" added - and returned to sender without being opened for inspection - this also unique; cv re-sent & b/s'd 8-10-1948 KARKUR arr. Remarkably fast turn-around time; postal relations between UK & Israel began 22 July.
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a50578
1948 Polish "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8-4-1948 air letter stationary (VI-1937 ed.) ex WARSAW to TLV, franked 25Zl in place of obliterated pre-frank & tied by local mac
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1948 Polish "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8-4-1948 air letter stationary (VI-1937 ed.) ex WARSAW to TLV, franked 25Zl in place of obliterated pre-frank & tied by local machine cancel; as under-franked for a/m, marked by bilingual Pol/Fr "Insufficient fee for air transport" & sent by surface mail, here via UK: as of 7 APR, UK suspended s/m to Pal., so marked cv "No Service | Return to Sender" IM h/s K-Type-IV - would have been marked by "Air Mail Service Only" IM, but reached UK after 25 APR a/m suspension; RTS.
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a50579
1948 South African "service suspended" mail: 23 IV 1948 a/m cv ex PRETORIA to TLV, franked 9d per period rate & tied by local machine cancel; as S. Africa suspended a/m to Pal. nex
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1948 South African "service suspended" mail: 23 IV 1948 a/m cv ex PRETORIA to TLV, franked 9d per period rate & tied by local machine cancel; as S. Africa suspended a/m to Pal. next day (& Lydda airfield closed 25 April) - here cv marked "NO SERVICE" IM h/s K-Type-1 + m/s "PTO" ["please turn over"] - here early m/s IM before use of h/s (from 24 April), when volume of affected mail realized, this being EKD of both IM's used re. Pal. mail suspension; cv sent on to CAPE TOWN RETURNED L.O. as with all such affected mail, here b/s 26 MAY 48. CV could have been resent using Jewish Federation's "box 18" a/m service to Pal. (as of 14 May), but here not done.
SOLD $225.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50580
1948 British "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8 APR 1948 surface mailed comm cv on business stationary ex BIRMINGHAM to TLV, franked 2?d per 1940 1oz letter rate & tied by lo
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1948 British "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 8 APR 1948 surface mailed comm cv on business stationary ex BIRMINGHAM to TLV, franked 2½d per 1940 1oz letter rate & tied by local machine slogan cancel; here cv posted 2 days after latest date for surface mail ex UK to Pal., so marked by newly instituted "SERVICE SUSPENDED | AIR MAIL SERVICE ONLY" IM h/s K-Type-1 + standard "undelivered... RTS" 2 line IM h/s K-Type-III, and RTS. Airmail to Pal. ex UK was suspended 25 April.
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a50581
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 31 MAR 1948 surface mail cv ex WELLSBORO to KFAR ATTA, franked 5c & tied by local machine cancel; posted 4 days after 27 Mar. US s/m
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1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 31 MAR 1948 surface mail cv ex WELLSBORO to KFAR ATTA, franked 5c & tied by local machine cancel; posted 4 days after 27 Mar. US s/m suspension to Pal., so marked by NYC PO "Surface Mail Suspended | Return to Sender" IM h/s K-Type-1 & RTS.
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a50582
1948 South African "service suspended" mail: 30 IV 1948 a/m cv ex JOHANNESBURG to TLV, franked 10d per period 9d rate & tied by multiple strikes of JO'BURG-94 pmk; however S. Afric
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1948 South African "service suspended" mail: 30 IV 1948 a/m cv ex JOHANNESBURG to TLV, franked 10d per period 9d rate & tied by multiple strikes of JO'BURG-94 pmk; however S. Africa suspended a/m to Pal. 24 April (& Lydda airfield closed 25 April) - here cv marked by both IM h/s "P.T.O." ["please turn over"] + "NO SERVICE" K-Type-I & II and as w/all such mail, sent to CAPE TOWN RETURNED L.O. [letter office] (b/s 29 MAY 48 + rev. image on front). CV could have been resent using Jewish Federation's "box 18" a/m service to Pal. (as of 14 May), but here not done; slit open at top.
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a50583
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 7 APR 1948 surface mail comm. FDC ex NATCHEZ to TLV, franked 6c & tied by FDC machine cancel; posted 11 days after 27 Mar. US s/m sus
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1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 7 APR 1948 surface mail comm. FDC ex NATCHEZ to TLV, franked 6c & tied by FDC machine cancel; posted 11 days after 27 Mar. US s/m suspension to Pal., so marked by NYC PO "Surface Mail Suspended | Return to Sender" IM h/s K-Type-1 + IM h/s K-Type-II (reversed order of Type-I text) & RTS - rare instance of both IM's on one cv.
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a50584
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 27 APR 1948 air letter ex NYC (r/a Stamford) to TLV, pre-franked 10c per period rate & tied by local pmk; here, posted day after US a
69a50584
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 27 APR 1948 air letter ex NYC (r/a Stamford) to TLV, pre-franked 10c per period rate & tied by local pmk; here, posted day after US a/m suspension to Pal., so marked by "RETURNED TO SENDER | SERVICE SUSPENDED" IM h/s K-Type-V on earliest known postmarked mail & RTS.
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a50585
1948 US "no service" mail to Arab countries: 10 APR 1948 surface mailed comm. cv ex BOWLING GREEN to BEIRUT, franked 1?c & tied by local machine cancel; cv transmitted to NYC, but
68a50585
1948 US "no service" mail to Arab countries: 10 APR 1948 surface mailed comm. cv ex BOWLING GREEN to BEIRUT, franked 1½c & tied by local machine cancel; cv transmitted to NYC, but as surface mail service suspended 27 MAR, PO marked it w/2-lined "SURFACE MAILS SUPENDED | RETURNED TO SENDER" IM h/s K-US-Type-1 & RtS; scarce instance of Arab destination affected by postally by 1948 events in Israel. Not illust. in Kibble.
SOLD $125.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50586
1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine: 7 JAN 1949 pp'd airletter ex LONG ISLAND CITY to J'LEM "Palestine", pre-franked 10c per period rate & tied by local machine cancel; as su
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1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine: 7 JAN 1949 pp'd airletter ex LONG ISLAND CITY to J'LEM "Palestine", pre-franked 10c per period rate & tied by local machine cancel; as such not routed to ISRAEL & instead via SYRIA which maintained air-link to Pal. via JORDAN except when interrupted by the war, Jan-Mar 1949 ("Israel"-bound mail would have been left to Jordan to handle): here b/s [unclear] 1949 DAMASCUS transit where marked by rare 3-line Fr. lang. "Return to Origin | Communication with Palestine | Interrupted" IM h/s K-Type-I & RTS. Less than 5 covers known such marked - this earliest known date of use per pmk date (est. Damascus arr. 12 Jan).
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a50587
1948 Costa Rican "service suspended" mail to Israel: 12 JUN 1948 reg. "transatlantic air mail" comm. cv ex SAN JOSE to Mendel Shapira HAIFA, franked 125c & tied by 3 strikes of loc
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1948 Costa Rican "service suspended" mail to Israel: 12 JUN 1948 reg. "transatlantic air mail" comm. cv ex SAN JOSE to Mendel Shapira HAIFA, franked 125c & tied by 3 strikes of local pmk + "REGISTERED" h/s (faint) w/red number & 2 strikes of sender's business cachet on back; C/S suspended airmail to Pal. 26 APRIL & renewed it 24 JUNE (reg. & surface mail renewed 17 JUNE) - here cv posted before renewal dates & marked "SERVICE SUSPENDED" & "RtS" (probably 2 separate Eng. IM h/s); sender my not have known of suspension/renewal dates and resent cv much later as cv b/s Nov 11 1948 NEW ORLEANS AIR MAIL FIELD & next day NY AMF; fast transit: b/s 15-11-1948 HAIFA-19(? [collector of customs]) transit (below censor label); opened/sealed by Haifa-1013(?) milit. censor + endorsed & tied by 17-11-1948 HAIFA-15 (RevenueDept.) & same day HAIFA-2 (Hedjaz St. T.A.) arr. (note various pmk text sizes); slit open at bottom. Costa Rican "no service" mail undocumented in Kibble. Shapira was [in]famous for his forgeries of philatelic items including "PATCO" labels. This cv evaluated as genuine commercial cover, possibly only known such cv from period.
SOLD $450.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 17:10
a50588
1948-49 War "Destinaire Parti" mail: 8 IV 1948 reg. cv in Arabic ex BEYROUTH (r/a "Rashad Elmaghrby Dar Ghouth, Beirut") to [unclear address] J'LEM, franked 50p & tied by 2 strikes
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1948-49 War "Destinaire Parti" mail: 8 IV 1948 reg. cv in Arabic ex BEYROUTH (r/a "Rashad Elmaghrby Dar Ghouth, Beirut") to [unclear address] J'LEM, franked 50p & tied by 2 strikes of local pmk; cv reached J'LEM before full siege began on 20 April: marked twice by J'LEM PO "Destinaire Parti" Mandate IM h/s K-Type-II as addressee no longer at his address (i.e. fled/evacuated) - very rare: less than 10 cv's known marked by T-II, & "Return to" IM on back; cv remained in J'LEM until transferred to TLV (eg. any time after end of siege, 21 June), where opened/sealed by Tav-1009 (Gladstone unlisted) & tied by circular Israeli military censor approved h/s of Tav-15; b/s 17-1-1949 J'LEM-3 (Sorting Office) transit & stamped on back by 30 JAN 1949 dated "Ministry of Transportation | Department of Postage, Telegraph & Telephones | Office for Postage Claims" h/s (text of which obliterated, as often seen) - this being equivalent to Dead Letter Office.
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