Cyprus detention Camp 69: 26 AP 1948 cv on "Doar" a/m stationary (a/m crossed off) ex NICOSIA (r/a Famagusta German Refugee Camp) to HAIFA, franked 2Pia per period letter rate & ti
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Cyprus detention Camp 69: 26 AP 1948 cv on "Doar" a/m stationary (a/m crossed off) ex NICOSIA (r/a Famagusta German Refugee Camp) to HAIFA, franked 2Pia per period letter rate & tied by strike of local pmk + "Mail Camp 69" Heb. boxed cachet; surface mail to Palestine suspended by UK 6 April; Cyprus suspended a/m 20 April & all a/m to Pal. suspended on 26th: hence cv marked "SERVICE SUSPENDED" in red using local IM h/s K-Type-I & transferred to NICOSIA RLO 8 MY 48 (all such "s-s" cv's pmk'd 8 MY RLO per Kibble); eventually retrieved by the "Committee for Cyprus Detainees" (est. by the Jewish Agency & JDC for detainees' welfare) 23 AUG 1948 which marked it w/circular cachet & couriered it to Israel where posted locally (TLV) 24-8-1948 w/10m DI frank per domestic letter rate. Odd handling: Cyprus renewed postal relations w/Isr. 1 AUG, but this cv not transmitted on by local PO. Slit open at top; vert. fold, scattered spots; fine & scarce, certif Muentz.