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70946
4/1948 German mail to Palestine bypassing UK, reached Egypt where seized & censored
10570946
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 12-4-1948 surface mailed cover from WEST BERLIN to GAN ZVI (scarce destination), franked 50Pf & tied by local machine cancel: this mailed 6 days after UK suspended surface mail to Palestine (Germany's usual route), here possibly sent via FRANCE as late surface mail alternative route (as cover not marked by British "no service" or "Return to Sender" instructional markings); nevertheless routing went via EGYPT, where as of early April mail to Jews in Palestine was seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor handstamp. Such mail was generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned to sender: no further postal markings but manuscript on back indicates 10-11-48 return receipt (slow, as surface mail). Slit open at top.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian, German, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate, Germany, Egypt, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70947
4/1948 East German mail to Palestine, seized & censored in Egypt; resent to Israel
11770947
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 19-4-1948 surface mailed registered cover from SEIFHENNERSDORF (Germany, Soviet zone) to TEL AVIV, franked 1.10DM & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark: mailed 13 days after the UK suspended surface mail to Palestine (Germany's usual route), here possibly sent via FRANCE as late surface mail alternative route (as cover not marked by British "no service" or "Return to Sender" instructional markings); nevertheless routing went via EGYPT, where as of early April mail to Jews in Palestine was seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor. Such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned to sender: here resent & backstamped 24-10-1948 TEL AVIV-7 arrival. Slit open at left, minor peripheral tear at bottom edge. Unusual origin.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian, German, East German, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate, Germany, Germany (East), Egypt and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, Cold War which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $179.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70948
4/1948 Swiss airmail to Palestine, seized & censored in Egypt; resent to Israel
11770948
1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 24 IV 1948 airmail cover from BASEL to HAIFA, franked 70c & tied by strike of local postmark; dispatched 2 days before all airmail to Palestine got returned due to service suspensions: here transported via CAIRO, where since early April mail to Jews in Palestine was seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A censor label & marked by Type-1 (#53) censor handstamp. Such mail was generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned, hence backstamped 2 VIII 48 GENEVA arrival; cover resent: backstamped 24 IX 48 BASEL dispatch postmark tied to 40c frank (as dissimilar to original franking, probably due to change in rates - otherwise none needed per UPU regulations regarding re-sent returned mail). Of note, a manuscript comment "Hon Kong" (sic) appears in red crayon on the front: it's possible that the sorting office mis-sorted this cover's destination although in any case it would probably have reached Egypt in transit. Slit open at top, 2 vertical folds.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian, Swiss, Egyptian, Hong Kongese Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate, Switzerland, Egypt, Hong Kong and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route
Unsold: may be available for sale $149.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70949
9/1948 British airmail to Israel misrouted to Egypt, quickly censored & returned; resent
11170949
Egyptian wartime postal boycott of Israel: 15 SEP 1948 airmail cover from EAST FINCHLEY (UK) to KFAR PINES (via KARKUR), franked 6d & tied by local machine cancel + same day LONDON F.S. ("Foreign Section") dispatch; as address didn't include country name, this [mis-] routed via EGYPT where censored - uniquely - in ALEXANDRIA (rather than Cairo) using K-Type3 ("Mim") handstamp, where country-name "Palestine" added - and returned to sender without being opened for inspection - this also unique; cover re-sent & backstamped 8-10-1948 KARKUR arrival (just 3 weeks after original dispatch). Most of the known Egyptian-censored Israel-bound mail was from deliveries seized while in transit via Egypt, in April 1948 - censored in Cairo, opened/resealed and returned to sender 3-4 months later. Here, a very unusual case of misrouting without the usual politically-motivated sanctions, and so a remarkably fast turn-around time. Postal relations between UK & Israel began 22 July. Opened roughly at bck & restored; complete.


Product Tags: Israeli, United Kingdomian,British, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, United Kingdom, Egypt, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link
Unsold: may be available for sale $279.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70950
1/1949 earliest known American airmail to Israel misrouted via Syria where returned
10970950
1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine: 7 JAN 1949 airletter from LONG ISLAND CITY to JERUSALEM "Palestine", pre-franked 10c per postage period rate & tied by local machine cancel; as addressed "Palestine", not routed to ISRAEL & instead via SYRIA which maintained an air-link to Palestine via JORDAN except when interrupted by the war, between January-March 1949 ("Israel"-bound mail would have been left to Jordan to handle): here backstamped [unclear] 1949 DAMASCUS transit where marked by rare Syrian 3-line French language "Return to Origin | Communication with Palestine | Interrupted" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-I & returned to sender (using American 'pointing hand' cachet). Less than 5 covers known such marked (none censored by Syria) - this being the earliest known date of use per postmark date (estimated Damascus arrival 12 Jan).


Product Tags: Israeli, America,American, Syrian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, United States, Syria, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $349.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70951
8/1948 British airmail to (military zone) JAFFA, refused service by Israel, censored & returned
12370951
1948 Israeli "no service" marks on mail TO ISRAEL: 12 VIII 1948 air mail commercial cover on business stationary from LONDON to business at post office box in JAFFA ("Palestine"), meter franked 6d; oddly the receiving Post Office in TEL AVIV rejected the cover - without highlighting any specific problem & marking the whole address area with 2-line former Mandate instructional marking handstamp "RETURNED TO SENDER | NO SERVICE" K-Type-F-III & passed it on to the military censor Tav 6 which approved it (without opening it): although the address says "Palestine" (and this name was widely used then still by foreign postal authorities) the probable reason for the rejection is that the whole locale - part of Israel since May - was still a military zone (with certain formerly Arab-held areas being "closed" zones or under "military government" - in Jaffa, until July 1949), hence the censoring of incoming mail (from Europe) and service rejection. Opened roughly at left, piece missing. Unusual handling (not documented in Kibble) & unclear how long this postal policy existed.


Product Tags: Israeli, United Kingdomian,British Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, United Kingdom and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70952
1/1949 unique Army post handling of mail to Israel refused service via Arab country
13770952
1948-49 War Syrian airlink with Palestine: 25-1-1949 air mail family correspondence cover from BRUSSELS to Shaare Tzedek Hospital JERUSALEM "Palestine", franked 6F per postage period rate & tied by 2x strikes of local postmark and deposited in post box for dispatch (front marked such); as addressed "Palestine" not routed to ISRAEL & instead via SYRIA which maintained air-link to Palestine via JORDAN except when interrupted by the war, Jan-Mar 1949 ("Israel"-bound mail would have been left to Jordan to handle): here backstamped 30-1-49 DAMASCUS transit (full strike) where address manuscript-noted in French "zone Israel" - this rare as other covers not sorted such - and cover marked by rare 3-line French language "Return to Origin | Communication with Palestine | Interrupted" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-I & returned to sender. Cover resent 21-2-1949 per backstamp and now correctly routed to ISRAEL where address translated into Hebrew (red manuscript): as hospital served as a military hospital, cover processed by army post office & backstamped twice 28 II 49 APO-5 (JERUSALEM) transit. Extremely rare: less than 5 covers known marked by the Syrian instructional marking (none censored by Syria) - and this is the only Arab "no service" cover in Kibble's extensive collection also marked/handled by the Israeli military post. Opened roughly at top & repaired/reconstructed; a few minor pieces of edge missing.


Product Tags: Israeli, Belgian, Syrian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, Belgium, Syria, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link
SOLD $599.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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