War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 18 OC 1948 reg. a/m comm. cv ex BETH LAHEM (r/a sender ex "Ramallah / Amman Transjordan") to "Dean of Admissions" [U. of Penn.] PHILADELPHIA,
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War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 18 OC 1948 reg. a/m comm. cv ex BETH LAHEM (r/a sender ex "Ramallah / Amman Transjordan") to "Dean of Admissions" [U. of Penn.] PHILADELPHIA, franked 165m per period double-rate using "Palestine" ovpt'd Airs 7m, 8m (damaged), 10m, 40m & 100m (SG 23/25/28/30) & tied by 5 strikes of Egyptian date-bridge pmk on front + 3x on back & Mandate R-label; b/s [unclear] 48 CAIRO R.D.[unclear] transit in blue + "MM" censor on front (K-Type-4) & 4 DE 48 AEROPORT FAROUK dispatch in blue (v. long 7 week interim transit due to war: esp. "Op. Yoav" aka "10 Plagues", 15-22 Oct. which cut Egy. lines bet. coastline & inland, gradually liberating Negev & isolating Egy. forces into "Faluja pocket"); b/s DEC 6 1948 NY AMF transit & next day arr. - v. fast transatlantic transit. Locale occupied by Jordan c. 18 May & Egypt. Army entered c. 23 May; this PO est. by Egy. 1 June & transferred to Jordan 1 Sept. '49. Slit open at top; rare period overseas mail; cat. val. only for pmk on R-letter is $800