War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 30 JL 1948 reg. a/m comm. cv ex BETH LAHEM (r/a Br.(?) sender at "Poste Restante Bethlehem Palestine via Egypt") to "Director of Hiring GHQ"
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מחיר התחלתי $300.00

מחיר התחלתי $300.00
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War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 30 JL 1948 reg. a/m comm. cv ex BETH LAHEM (r/a Br.(?) sender at "Poste Restante Bethlehem Palestine via Egypt") to "Director of Hiring GHQ" CYPRUS (no city written), franked 75m per period double-rate using "Palestine" ovpt'd 1m, 2x2m + Airs 30m & 40m (SG 1/2/27/28) & tied by 5 strikes of Egyptian date-bridge pmk on front + 2x on back & scarce Registry boxed cachet; b/s 9 AU 48 CAIRO R.D.4 transit + "MM" censor on front (K-Type-4) & next day AEROPORT FAROUK dispatch (long 11 day interim transit due to war: ops "10 Days" 8-18/07 & "Gys 2" 31/07-1/08 which affected Egy. west-east lines & siege of Negev); oddly no Cyprus arr. pmks on R-letter. May have been sent by British/Commonwealth national trying to join Br. military during the war; as no "GHQ" in Cyprus (until 1955), possibly "Cyprus Regt", which served in Palestine 1945-48. Locale occupied by Jordan c. 18 May, but Egyptian "Muslim Brotherhood" (Ikhwan) volunteers there since Jan. '48 + Army entered c. 23 May; this PO est. by Egy. 1 June & transferred to Jordan 1 Sept. '49. Slit open at right; rare period overseas mail; cat. val. only for pmk on R-letter is $800