1948-49 War postal suspensions with Israel: a/m 'FD a/m to Israel' RPPC ex CHICAGO Palestine PH Society to postmaster PETACH TIKVA, pre-printed with 3c franking + additional 22c fr
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1948-49 War postal suspensions with Israel: a/m 'FD a/m to Israel' RPPC ex CHICAGO Palestine PH Society to postmaster PETACH TIKVA, pre-printed with 3c franking + additional 22c franking for overseas a/m, pmk'd "Chicago-Airmail" 29 JUN 1948 (1st day of US-Israel mail) & erroniously stamped "Return to Mailing Office | Service Suspended | AMF [Air Mail Facility] Chicago" (K-Type-IX IM marked out by pencil; official notice of renewed postal link was made same day but not received in time here); forwarded to Israel where PT trilingual pmk applied dated 7-7-1948 - this unique: per Kibble (p.51) only "cards sent dated 29 June from Chicago that did not receive the IM made it to Israel".