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70953
5/1948 Independence War besieged TZFAT Palmach mail couriered through front lines
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1948 War of Independence/besieged Safed: stampless 6 MAY 1948 dated Hagana military mail from SAFED Town Commander (Elad Peled of the Palmach) to Commander of "Hazit Gimmel" (3rd Front), probably Shmuel (Mula) Cohen, commander of the 3rd battalion of the Palmach's Yiftach Brigade (prior to 23 May there were no "Front" designations in the military, and the first appointed to the northern region was Moshe Carmel who prior to this was in charge of Haifa & the western Galillee) tied by Town commander's cachet 1x on front & 2x on back; here mailed on day of failed attempt to capture the town fortress ("Metzuda"); operation to liberate the city took place 10-12 May. Safed was under complete siege from 16 April - 2 May, with postal services resuming 4 May & semi-siege lifted 11 May. During most of this time communication was by Army couriers through the lines; cover vertically folded 3 times as typical of couriered covers + lacks postal markings. Very fine, slit open at top. Rare as Safed military mail.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Safed and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70954
5/1948 War besieged TZFAT Mandate-franked printed matter mail & local postmark
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1948 beseiged Safed interim post: 10 MAY 1948 local printed-matter cover franked 5m per period 3m printed-matter rate (2m convenience overcharge) using Mandate Ba93 stamp tied by full strike of "circular local" postmark in carmine; cut open at top. Probably posted sealed (against printed-matter reguations) to protect its contents as operation to liberate the town began that same day; Mandate frank justified as local issue only denominated as 10m. Evaluated as a genuine cover: postmark matches known dimensions (39mm/26mm) & lettering + carmine (not red) ink; imprint of postmark ink on back, like cover placed in mail stack; stamp affixed close to edge (unlike unaddressed souvenirs); address is without street as most known local covers of this period & addressee is not a known philatelic name. Rare as bearing Mandate frank (no longer sold, as local issue then available; 3m known used on 7- & 8-05-48 wrappers, supply possibly used up, hence 5m here).


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Safed and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Printed Matter mail
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
70955
5/1948 Independence War mail from besieged TZFAT to TEL AVIV, with local stamp
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1948 War of Independence/besieged Safed: 10 May 1948 civilian cover on "Doar" stationary from SAFED to TEL AVIV, franked 10m per period letter rate using corner guttered local issue (setting II type 6) on 6th day of use tied by local circular interim postmark; slit open at top. Cover was posted on same day of the Israeli operation to liberate the city (11 May).


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Safed and Postal History from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant franks on covers, Philately - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $99.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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