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Postal History - 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence

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a61124
"Save Palestine Arab Lands" propaganda slogan cachet on pre 29 NOV 1947 mail: [unclear] 1947 cover on business stationary from EL REMTIIA (Ar Ramtha, Transjordan) to "The Eastern G
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"Save Palestine Arab Lands" propaganda slogan cachet on pre 29 NOV 1947 mail: [unclear] 1947 cover on business stationary from EL REMTIIA (Ar Ramtha, Transjordan) to "The Eastern Gate HAIFA", franked 30m & tied by strike of scarce local postmark (Proud-D2 - 5+ years after his last known date of use) & backstamped 25 NO 47 AMMAN transit - key proving date for early/estimated use of bilingual Arab/English "Save Palestine Arab Lands" handstamp: this relevant as seen now in use before UN resolution vote on partitioning Palestine on 29th Nov 1947 - very rare, only 3 such covers known postmarked NOV. 1947 (others dated Dec.+).
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a61125
War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 30 JL 1948 registered airmail commercial cover from BETH LAHEM (return addressed British(?) sender at "Poste Restante Bethlehem Palestine via
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War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 30 JL 1948 registered airmail commercial cover from BETH LAHEM (return addressed British(?) 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" overprinted 1m, 2x2m + Airs 30m & 40m (SG 1-2/27-28) & tied by 5 strikes of Egyptian date-bridge postmark on front + 2x on back & scarce Registry boxed cachet; backstamped 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: operations "10 Days" 8-18/07 & "Gys 2" 31/07-1/08 which affected Egyptian west-east lines & siege of Negev); oddly no Cyprus arrival postmarks on registered letter. May have been sent by British/Commonwealth national trying to join British military during the war; as no "GHQ" in Cyprus (until 1955), possibly "Cyprus Regiment", which served in Palestine 1945-48. Locale occupied by Jordan c. 18 May, but Egyptian "Muslim Brotherhood" (Ikhwan) volunteers there since Jan. 1948 + Egyptian Army entered c. 23 May; this Post Office established by Egypt 1 June & transferred to Jordan 1 Sept. 1949. Slit open at right; rare period overseas mail; estimated value $800+
SOLD $210.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61126
Egyptian occupation mail: 30 AU 1948 registered airmail stationary cover from HEBRON to "Respected sir, doctor Alfred Isher" ALEXANDRIA, franked 90m per postage period rate using "
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Egyptian occupation mail: 30 AU 1948 registered airmail stationary cover from HEBRON to "Respected sir, doctor Alfred Isher" ALEXANDRIA, franked 90m per postage period rate using "Palestine" overprinted Airs 5m, 7m, 8m, 20m & 50m (SG 22-24/26/29) & tied by 6 full strikes of rare Hebron Egyptian date-bridge postmark on front + 2x on back & Mandate registry-label; backstamped 4 SE 48 CAIRO R.D.[unclear] transit in blue + purple Cairo censor "106" on front (K-Type-1, this number unrecorded) & same day [unclear] arrival; manuscript notation on back of attempted delivery "4/9" & "5/9": quick transit time as sent during Egyptian siege of Negev, between Israeli operations "Gys 2" (31/07-1/08) which temporarily cut through Egyptian Negev siege & "Operation Yoav" (15-22 Oct.) which cut Egyptian lines between coastline & inland. This Post Office established by Egypt 1 June & transferred to Jordan 1 Sept. 1949. Slit open at right, top right corner repaired; rare Hebron registered-mail, Estimated value $2000+
SOLD $420.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61127
War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 18 OC 1948 registered airmail commercial cover from BETH LAHEM (return addressed sender from "Ramallah / Amman Transjordan") to "Dean of Admi
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War-affected Egyptian occupation mail: 18 OC 1948 registered airmail commercial cover from BETH LAHEM (return addressed sender from "Ramallah / Amman Transjordan") to "Dean of Admissions" [University of Pennsylvania] PHILADELPHIA, franked 165m per period double-rate using "Palestine" overprinted Airs 7m, 8m (damaged), 10m, 40m & 100m (SG 23/25/28/30) & tied by 5 strikes of Egyptian date-bridge postmark on front + 3x on back & Mandate registry-label; backstamped [unclear] 48 CAIRO R.D.[unclear] transit in blue + "MM" censor on front (K-Type-4) & 4 DE 48 AEROPORT FAROUK dispatch in blue (very long 7 week interim transit due to war: especially "Operation Yoav" aka "10 Plagues", 15-22 Oct. which cut Egyptian lines between coastline & inland, gradually liberating Negev & isolating Egyptian forces into "Faluja pocket"); backstamped DEC 6 1948 NY AMF (Air Mail Field) transit & next day arrival - very fast transatlantic transit. Locale occupied by Jordan c. 18 May & Egyptian Army entered c. 23 May; this Post Office established by Egypt 1 June & transferred to Jordan 1 Sept. 1949. Slit open at top; rare period overseas mail; estimated value $800+
SOLD $310.00
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The auction closed on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:00
a61128
1948-49 Jordanian occupation of West Bank: 7 FE 1949 commercial cover from TULKAREM to El-Andalus Library [EAST] JERUSALEM, franked 15m using "Palestine" overprinted Jordanian fran
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1948-49 Jordanian occupation of West Bank: 7 FE 1949 commercial cover from TULKAREM to El-Andalus Library [EAST] JERUSALEM, franked 15m using "Palestine" overprinted Jordanian franks & tied by 2 strikes of local reintroduced Mandate double-ring postmark; between 15 May 1948 & April 1949 region of Qalqilya-Tulkarem-Nablus-Jenin was held by Iraqi Expeditionary Force in Palestine in coordination with Jordan - here cover opened/resealed by Iraqi censor & tied by its negative cachet; backstamped next day NABLUS transit using Ba-TY-3 Jordanian date-stamp (pre-dates Bale's earliest known date of use, April 1949); cut open at left, very fine & rare.
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a61129
1948-49 War Arab POW mail: stampless undated cover on NABLUS municipality stationary (no return address) to "Respected sir, Mahmoud Abdelhady Khalaf | Prisoner no. 6180 | Detention
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1948-49 War Arab POW mail: stampless undated cover on NABLUS municipality stationary (no return address) to "Respected sir, Mahmoud Abdelhady Khalaf | Prisoner no. 6180 | Detention Camp no. 795", transferred to Israel via Red Cross whose red GENEVA cachet is tied to front; backstamped by Iraqi Army negative censor cachet whose expeditionary force operated in area of Qalqilya-Tulkarem-Nablus-Jenin between 15 May 1948 & April 1949; cover passed Israeli censor "51" (front/back) & marked front/back by bilingual "Passed Censor" double-ring handstamp (3x different censor marks in total); unsealed.
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1948-49 War Arab POW mail: [7 DE 1948] cover from TULKAREM to "Central Detention Camp | Prisoner no. 3381 | El-sayed Mohamed Saeed Dood El-Samra | By International Red Cross | Ram
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1948-49 War Arab POW mail: [7 DE 1948] cover from TULKAREM to "Central Detention Camp | Prisoner no. 3381 | El-sayed Mohamed Saeed Dood El-Samra | By International Red Cross | Ramallah", originally franked (Jordanian stamp) & tied by reintroduced Mandate double-ring postmark, now removed & most of postmark not visible (manuscript date written top front, presumably dispatch); front-stamped by Iraqi Army negative censor cachet, whose expeditionary force operated in area of Qalqilya-Tulkarem-Nablus-Jenin between 15 May 1948 & April 1949; cover tied by both Red Cross GENEVA circular cachet & International Red Cross Committee RAMALLAH Delegation boxed cachet (back) & backstamped 7 DE 48 RAMALLAH transit using reintroduced Mandate single-circle date-stamp; cover passed Israeli military "base censor" whose oval cachet is on front; vertical fold, originally opened via backflap.
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