Mandate stamps / period 2 'blues': 28 OC 18 comm. cv ex APO SZ 45 (JAFFA) to CAIRO franked at period 1 Pia rate using 'Blues 3' Ba3 tied by strike of SZ 45 pmk; opened & resealed by censor; routed via BIR SALEM, where marked by 3-line "PAL. CENSOR. No. 3." h/s (per FB-PCC-3/3 but different unrecorded design) on front/back; opened & sealed by censor in Egypt (FB-ECL1) & stamped by "Passed Censor A" h/s (FB-CCC7); b/s 31 OC 18 civil. PO arrival; slit open at left.
Rare censor-mark cover: 9 AP 1919 reg. comm cv ex J'LEM to PARIS, probably franked 2Pia per period rate (cut out from front) & marked by mute R-label, tied by 2 strikes of dc OETA-EEF J'LEM pmk (Sach-A6) on front + 1 on back; as of Feb. 1919 censorship in Palestine ended: as surface mail w/transit via CAIRO, cv marked by rare "E" in circle censor h/s ("exempt" from censorship - FB-1LC31; less than 12 cvs known, of which 4 reg. mail) prior to handling via Egypt. civil censorship system; b/s 19 AP APO S7 (MARSEILLES) transit using Proud-D2 (10 weeks after his LKD of use, 4 Feb) & next day APO S5 (PARIS) arr using Proud-D5; cut open at top & right.
O.E.T. numbered censorship cv: Sept 1919 reg. cv ex ZARAGOZA Spain to J'LEM whose franking since removed, b/s 14 SEP 19 MADRID & 29 IX 19 ALEXANDRIA transits - here opened by Egypt. Civil censor & resealed with FB-CCL4aii label and tied front/back by undocumented black oval "O.E.T. No 4 CENSORSHIP" cachet (rare as only 4 others known but not this number) - this possibly added in Sinai or Palestine as Egypt not part of "Occupied Enemy Territory"; b/s 4 OC 19 arr using undocumented OETA EEF [J'LEM] pmk (note right-tilting position of "A" over index letter, not as in Sacher); opened at top, few peripheral tears near top.
Palestine WWII: mint vertical strip x4 3-lined "OPENED BY CENSOR." PC22 censor labels of H. No. 18 censor (Haifa), printed red on pink paper, 13.9.39 issue; CCSG type 3AH / Sacher Q9; EKD of use mid Jan. 1940; full gum, two vert. folds
Palestine WWII: mint vertical strip x10 4-lined "OPENED BY CENSOR." PC22 censor labels numbered 71/6033 (Haifa), printed black on red paper, 11.11.39 issue; CCSG type 6A1 / Sacher Q10 - this with missing '2' in imprint (10000), not listed in Sacher; in use 20 Aug. 1940 - end Feb. 1941 on incoming & outgoing mail; full gum, hinged on face of 1 label, bottom pair hinge reinforced (back), few slight wrinkles & gum disturbances, a couple partly detached.
Palestine WWII: mint vertical strip x10 4-lined "OPENED BY CENSOR." PC22 censor labels numbered 71/7633 (Haifa), printed red on aqua-green paper, 6.12.39 issue; CCSG type 6A1 / Sacher Q10 - this color scheme unlisted in Sacher; last label 48mm high to accomodate imprint; full gum, 6th label hinged, a few partly severed, a few gum disturbances.
Palestine WWII: mint vertical strip x5 4-lined "OPENED BY CENSOR." PC22 censor labels numbered 69/15233 (J'lem issue used in error in Haifa on outbound mail 23 July 1945), printed red on cream paper, apparently 16.5.40 issue; CCSG type 6A1 / Sacher Q7; full gum, 2 vert. folds.
Palestine WWII: mint vertical strip x8 4-lined "OPENED BY CENSOR." PC22 censor labels numbered 71/10433 (Haifa), printed red on cream paper, 3.4.40 issue; CCSG type 6A1 / Sacher Q10 - this imprint unlisted in Sacher for this censor number; last label 50mm high to accomodate imprint; full gum, bottom label w/slight edge faults, a few minor gum disturbances.