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DISCOVERY: 1950 Italian mail to Israel seized from force-landed TWA flight in Egypt & resent
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September 1950 TWA flight mail seized in Egypt - DISCOVERY PIECE: 15 SEP 1950 airmail cover from BRINDISI (Italy) to HAIFA, franked 145L & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; subsequently opened & resealed using K-type-C label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor. The cover was returned to sender and resent (without requiring additional postage as per UPU regulations) and received in HAIFA (backstamped 25-1-1951 Head Post Office receipt and same day HAIFA-22 post office arrival). Opened partially at left through label; two filing holes; light vertical fold.

Of note, the censor markings are not as those of the April 1948 war period seized mails, which were sealed with K-type-A labels (reading "Opened by Censor | Egyptian Censorship Authority"), and this cover is not tied by censor cachets K-Type5 or -6 which Kibble ascribes to the label used on this cover in the period 1949-62. Furthermore Italian airmail service to Israel was established on 19 July 1948, presumeably a well-established route by 1948 and Kibble has no examples of "mis-routed" European airmail in this period. Rather, this cover was carried on a certain TWA flight departing ROME on 18 September with 14 passengers and scheduled to arrive at LYDDA the same day, however due to engine trouble the plane was forced to land in CAIRO (reference: Maariv p.1 20-09-1950) where the Egyptian authorities seized and censored the mail on-board, and refused to release it (as of the 20th the flight itself still hadn't arrived at its destination).

The documented story of this flight is vague, barring new research we uncovered: it was generally believed that there were 19 mail bags on board and that only USA-originating mail was released back to its sender - and this after pressure from the American government, and that these US mail were all postmarked between 14 and 16 September. In addition to the referenced article above, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (26-09-1950) reported that Israel's Postmaster General (Zvi Prihar) announced that the seized mail amounted to 21 bags, originating from New York, Boston, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Rome; in a subsequent JTA report from 31 October, mail from Britain was also mentioned. Though not documented in the press articles, the postmark dates of 14-16 September correspond to Thursday-Saturday which would make sense for a Monday (1st day of the week) departure with weekend mail - which this Italian cover matches (Friday).

Kibble (p.95-96) illustrates known American covers from the flight - all with the same censor marks as this Italian cover - whose origins are from secondary US cities, suggesting that the documented cities of origin were the collection centers for the mail and not the specific points of origin for the mail - a characteristic matching this cover. The JTA also mentioned (31 October) that it was the International Postal Union which was protesting to the Egyptian government - and here, already for a second time.

Two elements make this a discovery piece: until now no non-American mail was documented released/returned from the flight and those covers known to be resent to Israel are known receipt-stamped as early as 28 February 1951, and in Haifa at the HAIFA-22 post office - as here, except this cover is backstamped 25 January making this the earliest dated mail from this incident known to be received in Israel.


Product Tags: Italian, Israeli, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Italy, Israel, Egypt, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event
Unsold: may be available for sale $1,199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71235
11/1950 Dutch airmail to JERUSALEM routed via Egypt & refused service; resent
19971235
Egyptian friendly "no service" mail to Israel: 22 XI 1950 airmail commercial cover from VOORBURG Netherlands to Old City JERUSALEM "ISRAEL", meter franked 25c; addressed in error to Israel rather than JORDAN (Old City then Jordanian) & (correctly?) routed via EGYPT where backstamped 25 NO 50 CAIRO transit; here mistake in address realized & "Israel" crossed off and replaced "via Kingdom of Jordan", where to routed but oddly still opened/resealed (by censor using K-Type-C label tied by K-Type6 handstamp) & marked by K-Type1 (#53) handstamp; 5 DEC censored in AMMAN & backstamped next day JERUSALEM arrival - remarkably fast delivery time in spite of address error. Slit open at top, minor tear at top on back; complete.


Product Tags: Dutch,Hollandish,Netherlandish, Israeli, Jordanian, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Netherlands, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71236
11/1955 Ethiopian mail to TIBERIAS via Egypt; refused service & returned via PORT TAWFIK
19671236
Rare routed Egyptian "no service" to Israel: 22-11-1955 surface mailed commercial cover from DIRE DAWA Ethiopia (no return address) to district police TIBERIAS , franked 20c & tied by 4 strikes of local postmark; backstamped next day ADDIS ABABA transit: at this time all mail from Ethiopia was sent only by surface, often by Suez Canal - here sent such, via PORT TAWFIK, where backstamped 4 DE 55 transit & manuscript-marked in red "No service return to origin" (pre-dates instructional handstamp, first used in 1956); routed via CAIRO (next day machine cancel on back) where marked by censor handstamp K-Type5 (#73) in red - this rare, and returned - oddly, not opened for inspection and possible reason for manuscript crossing out of cachet & postmark; backstamped 3-1-56 ADDIS ABABA arrival; rare PORT TAWFIK route used with less than 5 covers known. Original correspondence enclosed, dated 16 II 1956 in Addis Ababa, between Greek? Professor & Israeli collector regarding exchanging stamps; original seller (1980) said retured letter was placed inside another letter (written in Hebrew) & resent.


Product Tags: Ethiopian, Egyptian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Censored Mail,
SOLD $399.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71237
12/1954 Ceylon airmail to Israel via Pakistan & PORT TAWFIK; returned via Ethiopia
19071237
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 10 DEC 1954 airletter from COLOMBO (Ceylon) to JERUSALEM "Israel", pre-franked 40c & tied by strike of local postmark; incredibly, routed via PAKISTAN (no postal relations with Israel 1948-93) where marked 12 DEC 1954 KARACHI | CANCELLED and transmitted on to EGYPT(!) where backstamped 5 JA 55 PORT TAWFIK transit - seized, opened & resealed + censored by K-Type6 handstamp over seal & K-Type5 (#69) handstamp on face - and returned "to sender": here, via Suez Canal to ETHIOPIA (backstamped 27-1-55 ADDIS ABABA transit) where transferred on by surface mail (at this time all transitted mail via Ethiopia continued by surface) to origin (front-stamped 29 MAR 1955). Unique postal handling via country without postal links to Israel + rare Port Tawfik routing (very little mail destined to Israel known such routed/marked).


Product Tags: Sri Lankan, Israeli, Pakistani, Egyptian, Ethiopian Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Sri Lanka, Israel, Pakistan, Egypt, Ethiopia and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,
Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71238
3/1956 Philippine 1st day cover to Israel misrouted via Egypt & censored/returned
19571238
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 16 MAR 1956 surface mailed 1st Day Cover from Stamp & Philatelic Division of the Bureau of Posts MANILA to TEL AVIV, franked 25c & tied by single strike of special First Day postmark; either misrouted via EGYPT by incorrect mailbag placement at the origin sorting office or simply seized while in transit through Suez (as was Egyptian policy at the time for Israeli goods), there censored by K-Type5 handstamp (#73) in magenta (this rare + late date use) & marked by rare Egyptian "PAS DE SERVICE" K-Type-I instructional marking handstamp in magenta (possibly applied by the same censor) - c. 30 covers known with this marking, here on earliest known date of use, and returned; backstamped 6 JUN 1956 CEBU CITY arrival (almost 3 month transit - important proving date although this is not registered mail). Mailed unsealed (possibly as printed matter though not marked such), with original correspondence enclosed - this dated 25 June 1956 and may indicate that this cover was resent.


Product Tags: Philippino, Israeli, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Philippines, Israel, Egypt, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Printed Matter mail
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71239
7/1956 Egyptian airmail to UK rejected as addressed to Israel, sent to UK then Israel
21571239
Egyptian "No Service" mail sent to Israel: 23-7-1956 airmail cover from ALEXANDRIA to SOUTH AMBLTON (UK) whose sender & addressee details placed erroniously in incorrect locations on the envelope's front; franked 52m & dispatched from ALEXANDRIA, but as sender's name "Esmaiel" & appears in addressee field, the Egyptian post office treated it as "Israel", censored it (K-Type-7, #80) & marked it "no relaciones" + "retour" (red manuscript), indicating the address in the return address field (the actual intended address); cover dispatched to UK where the post office processed the letter based on the information in the addressee section (the sender's information) - and again misunderstood his name as "Israel" & erroniously dispatched it there, and did not delivered locally as intended; backstamped 17-8-56 TEL AVIV arrival. Unusually not censored in Israel. As per the red crayon "Retour" manuscript on back, it appears the cover was then "returned" to the UK, to the originally intended addresee. A rare instance of Egyptian mail reaching Israel; only one known Egyptian-UK-Israel cover. Slit open at top.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Egyptian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Egypt, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece,
SOLD $199.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71240
1952 Indian suspended service marking on mail to Israel censored/returned by Egypt
18071240
Indian postal markings on Egyptian postal boycott of Israel mail: 11 II 1952 pre-printed air letter from BYCULLA - BOMBAY to [ma'abarah / new immigrant camp - "tzrif [hut] 150"] KIRYAT NAHUM [in KIRYAT ATA] via HAIFA, pre-franked 6 Anna & tied by full strike of local postmark; misrouted via Egypt, where opened & resealed by censor (K-Type-C), marked by K-Type-1 censor handstamp (#51) on front and returned to sender undelivered; upon return-arrival the Indian post office tied the front with a SERVICE SUSPENDED handstamp, and although sent with a full return address the cover was not claimed, and routed to the local Dead Letter Office which backstamped it 26 MAR 52 & added a DLO-10 postal label tied by two DLO BOMBAY handstamps - the letter remains unopened. Extremely rare mail as only 2 such covers known, both from February 1952 (this cover bearing better strikes of the postal markings) and likely erroniously placed in a mailbag for Egypt. Interesting address: the immigrant camp was established at the end of 1951 and housed new Jewish immigrants from Poland, Romania and Iraq; the camp was known for season flooding due to its location, and closed at the start of 1962. Cover addressed to a "Miss Kitty Solomon c/o Victor Ezzair", possibly a Kibbutz volunteer.


Product Tags: Indian, Egyptian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from India, Egypt, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71241
10/1952 Hong Kong airmail to Israel misrouted via Lebanon, returned via Egypt
19371241
Lebanese postal boycott of Israel: 20 OCT 1952 registered commercial airmail cover on business stationary from HONG KONG to SDE NEHEMIA (via AFULA post), franked $1.30 & tied by 2 strikes of local REGISTERED postmark; misrouted via LEBANON where backstamped 23 X 52 BEYROUTH CHARGEMENTS ("cargo") arrival & marked by French manuscript instructional marking "Retour | Pas de relation postal avec Israel" - this rare as less than 10 "no service" manuscript-marked covers known from Lebanon; returned to sender via Egypt where marked on front by oval censor K-Type-4 with Arabic letters "MM" (rare on this type of postal history per Kibble; here used past Kibble's last known date of 1949) & backstamped 31 OCT 52 CAIRO DELEVERY(sic). This only known HONG KONG originating Lebanese-"no service" mail to Israel, here with interesting routing via additional country not supporting postal links to Israel.


Product Tags: Hong Kongese, Israeli, Lebanese, Egyptian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Hong Kong, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Censored Mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Small Locales
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71242
7/1956 British airmail to ZAHALA Israel misrouted to ZAHLA Lebanon, processed & returned
17971242
Lebanese postal boycott of Israel: 22 JLY 1956 registered commercial airmail cover from NORTHWOOD (UK) to ZAHALA "Israel", franked 9d & tied by machine cancel; British post office was confused by address name & routed the cover to LEBANON (backstamped 24-VII-56 BEYROUTH transit) where transmitted onwards to ZAHLE (capital of Beqaa Governorate), here backstamped next day arrival - there routing error realized & "no service" manuscript message written in English "No communications between Lebanon and Israel", and returned; backstamped 13 AU 56 LONDON transit (where "UNDELIVERED" instructional marking handstamp applied on front) + next day arrival. Less than 10 documents from Lebanon are known marked "no service" in manuscript + this cover unique as 'delivered' albeit to Arab destination after local receipt & sorting.


Product Tags: Lebanese, Israeli, United Kingdomian,British, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Lebanon, Israel, United Kingdom, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Air Mail, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71243
1/1950 Israel mail to BEIRUT refused local servce using rare instructional marking
19471243
Rare Israeli "no service" mark on mail: 4-1-1950 postcard with message in French (dated 12/12/49) from HAIFA to BEIRUT (Lebanon), franked 15pr as per the SU-2 period surface rate & tied by strike of head post office; as there were no postal connections between Israel & Lebanon, the transmission was stopped & postcard tied by very rare K-Type-H-I.1 magenta 2-line instructional marking handstamp in French "PAS DE SERVICE | VIA ISRAEL" of which less than 5 pieces of mail are known to Kibble such stamped, all in 1949 and none applied to domestically originating mail; here with latest known date of use - a DISCOVERY PIECE.


Product Tags: Israeli, Lebanese Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Israel, Lebanon and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71244
1950 Jordanian airmail to Italy mis-returned to Israel; returned to Italy then Jordan
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Israeli "no service" marks on mail from Arab states: 30 MAY 1950 airmail cover from EAST JERUSALEM (Jordan) to MODENA, franked 75m per postage period rate to Europe using mixed franking 1st & 2nd definitives & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark; backstamped 31 V 50 BEYROUTH transit; arrived in Italy but as addressee left, cover marked on back in Italian manuscript + "AL MITTENTE" ('return to sender') instructional marking handstamp tied twice on front: as return addressed only as "JERUSALEM" without county written, mis-routed via ISRAEL, where marked by (WEST) JERUSALEM Post Office "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-II.2 on back, censored & resealed by Gladstone Type-7b with unlisted "Yud 1026" & returned to sender - here to the Italian address: at this stage, in light of the original reason for non-delivery, the local Italian post office noted "Transjordan" in Italian, in ink below the addressee's details and overwrote those with the AR initials for "advice of receipt", with an arrow pointing to the return addess on back. A circuituitous journey. Rare: less than 30 covers known stamped by T-II.2. Opened gently at back.


Product Tags: Italian, Jordanian, Israeli, Lebanese, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Italy, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties,
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71245
1/1951 Indian airmail to BETHLEHEM, misrouted to Israel; censored & returned; resent
18971245
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 28 JAN 1951 airmail cover from PONDICHERRY India to BETHLEHEM "Jordan, Palestine", franked 14 Annas & tied by strike of local boxed postmark; mis-routed via ISRAEL, where backstamped 6-2-1951 JERUSALEM arrival, censored & sealed by Gladstone Type-9 with unrecorded "Vav 1014" + marked "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-II.2 on last known date of use & Hebrew "RETURN TO" handstamp (Glassman unlisted) on front; returned to sender & resent: backstamped 17 [MR 51] AMMAN transit (unclear), 18 MR 51 (EAST) JERUSALEM transit & next day BETHLEHEM A & BETHLEHEM B arrival (back/front). Rare: less than 30 covers known marked by T-II.2. Cut open at left.


Product Tags: Indian, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from India, Jordan, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Route,
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71246
3/1951 UK printed matter mail to East JERUSALEM via Israel where returned; resent
18971246
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 26 III 1951 surface mailed printed-matter cover from LONDON to JERUSALEM ("PALESTINE"), meter-franked 1d per new 1950 overseas "reduced rate" (for non-commercial printed matter); routed via ISRAEL, backstamped 15-4-1951 JERUSALEM arrival where address found to be in Jordanian EAST JERUSALEM: cover manuscript-updated "Old City via AMMAN" & tied by "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-J.I.2 on earliest known date of use + Hebrew "RETURN TO" instructional marking handstamp (Glassman unlisted); cover returned to sender & resent: backstamped 29 MY 51 (EAST) JERUSALEM arrival. Very rare: Type-J.I.2 was a secondary instructional marking device at the JERUSALEM main post office, less than 10 covers known such stamped - here on scarce rate mail. Vertical fold at center + a few minor tears at edges.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Jordan, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Printed Matter mail,
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71247
6/1952 Moroccan airmail to BETHLEHEM routed via Israel; censored & returned; resent
18771247
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 26-6-1952 airmail cover from TAROUDANT Morocco to BETHLEHEM ("Hashemite Kingdom/Palestine"), franked 40f & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped same day CASABLANCA transit - but mis-routed to ISRAEL (with whom Morocco had postal relations, to 1961), backstamped 6-7-1952 JERUSALEM arrival (date derived from the Hebrew - possible date-stamp month error) & censored "Tzadi" + marked "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-J.I.1 + Hebrew "RETURN TO" instructional marking handstamp on front; returned to sender & when received marked with French "REBUTS" & "RETOUR A L'ENVOYEUR" instructional markings - these obliterated when cover resent: "Palestine" crossed off & replaced by "Jordan"; backstamped 20 JUL 52 AMMAN transit, next day [East] JERUSALEM transit & BETHLEHEM arrival. Nicely travelled/documented - only cover known such marked from Morocco; unusual as Arab-to-Arab state mail originating from locale with postal relations with Israel + fast turn-around time. Torn open at right.


Product Tags: Moroccan, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Morocco, Jordan, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Minting/Production Error
Unsold: may be available for sale $299.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71248
10/1952 Jordanian airmail to Brazil, reached Israel 3 years later & refused service
18171248
Unusual Israeli "no service" marks on mail from Arab states: 6 OCT 1952 Jordanian postal stationary air letter from AMMAN to RIO DE JANEIRO, franked 40F & tied by strike of local postmark; cover lacks further instructional marks, but as backstamped 14-11-1955(!) HAIFA(!) arrival, must have been returned to sender & misrouted - for over 3 years (unless Israeli postmark misdated & this unrecorded - its Hebrew & English dates match: Monday 29 Heshvan 5716) - as Haifa arrival, probably reached locale by surface/sea mail; here marked by Haifa Post Office "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-H.I.3 - this rare as less than 10 covers dating to mid-1950's known such stamped & this is the earliest known date of use per Kibble; curious Arabic manuscript on top-back "get in 27/2 T 952"


Product Tags: Jordanian, Brazilian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Jordan, Brazil, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Postal Stationary, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Route,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71249
11/1952 Jordanian mail to Brazil, returned to Israel, refused service & returned
21171249
Israeli "no service" marks on mail from Arab states: 15 NO 1952 surface mailed cover from JERUSALEM (Jordan - no return address) to COPACABANA Brazil, franked 4m & tied by strike of local postmark; backstamped 8 JAN 1953 COPACABANA arrival but as addressee left (instructional handstamp on back), returned to sender ("verso" please turn over manuscript notation + "AU REMETENTE" instructional marking handstamp on front): mis-routed via ISRAEL, where backstamped 17-6-53 HAIFA arrival (c.6 months since Brazil arrival) + "PAS DE SERVICE" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-H.I.2 on last known date of use & "returned" to sender. Rare: less than 20 covers known stamped with Type-H.I.2. Cut open at left.


Product Tags: Jordanian, Brazilian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Jordan, Brazil, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Route
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71250
2/1954 French mail to HEBRON routed via Israel, refused service & returned
17771250
Israeli "No Service" markings on mail to Arab countries: 20-2-1954 surface mailed commercial cover from AVON France to HEBRON "Israel", franked 30Fr & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; although Hebron was then part of Jordan, this cover was routed to Israel, backstamped 28-3-1954 TEL AVIV-17 arrival, where marked "Pas de service via Israel" using Tel Aviv post office K-Type-T-III.1 instructional handstamp & "retour" notation in manuscript; returned to sender undelivered. Rare: less than 10 covers known with this "no service" handstamp. Interestingly, not censored. Slit open at top.


Product Tags: Israeli, French, Jordanian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Israel, France, Jordan, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary)
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71251
12/1955 Syrian airmail to UK returned damaged via Israel; refused service & returned
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Israeli "No Service" marks on mail from Arab countries: 9-12-1955 mini airmail cover (printed matter?) from HOMS Syria to LONDON, franked 40p & tied by strike of local postmark + stamped on back by boxed cachet "The Army is the Impervious Fortress of the Nation, Support it with Money to Give you Lives"; upon arrival cover affixed by British General Post Office label "arrived opened or damaged | and officially secured": label tied by "RETOUR" instructional marking & front-stamped 14 DEC 1955 dispatch using Christmas greeting machine cancel - but here misrouted to ISRAEL, where backstamped 29.12.55 HAIFA arrival (long transit time may be due to the holiday) using scarce "Give to Defence Fund" machine slogan cachet (on 5th day of use; 25-12-55 to 13-01-56) & tied by Haifa Post Office "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-H.I.3 - this rare as less than 10 covers dating mid-1950's known such stamped; returned to "sender" (UK/British post office). Very rare instance of Syria-bound mail routed to Israel. Ironic combination of defense-related Syrian & Israeli slogans on same cover.


Product Tags: Syrian, United Kingdomian,British, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Syria, United Kingdom, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Printed Matter mail,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71252
1/1956 UK printed matter mail to Iraq misrouted to Israel; refused service & returned
16771252
Israeli "No Service" marks on mail to Arab countries: 9 I 1956 commercial cover from LEEDS to BASRA Iraq, meter-franked 2½d per 1950 surface rate for printed matter & samples; cover mis-routed to ISRAEL where marked by TEL AVIV Post Office "Pas de Service via Israel" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-T-III.1, here on last known date of use & backstamped 3-2-56 TEL AVIV-24(?) arrival; returned to sender. Very rare: less than 10 covers known marked by T-III.1. Scarce rate & sea-mail route: Tel Aviv received mail at its port until November 1965, when it closed and sea operations were transferred to new port of Ashdod. Opened gently at back.


Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Iraqi, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Iraq, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Rates/Periods, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Printed Matter mail,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71253
1/1956 Irish wrapper to Jordan routed via Israel; refused service, returned; resent
17471253
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 25 I 1956 airmail [printed matter] wrapper from DÚN LAOGHAIRE Ireland to JERUSALEM (no country specified), franked 9d & tied by strike of local postmark; as no destination country specified, Irish Post Office may have added "Israel" manuscript (light blue crayon, upper left front) & routed via ISRAEL, where address was found to belong to the "Arab Zone" (eg. EAST JERUSALEM; English manuscript on front); "Israel" crossed off & cover marked by Israeli JERUSALEM Post Office "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" boxed instructional marking handstamp K-Type-J.I.3 & returned to sender; cover resent to JORDAN where backstamped 9 MAR 56 JERUSALEM CITADEL arrival. Less than 50 covers known such stamped - this is the only one from Ireland.


Product Tags: Irish, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Wrappers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Ireland, Jordan, Israel, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Printed Matter mail,
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
71254
6/1956 Lebanese airmail to Brazil mis-sent to Israel, refused service & 'returned' to Brazil
18671254
Israeli "No Service" markings on mail from Arab countries: 15.6.1956 airmail cover from BEYROUTH to POUSO ALEGRE Brazil, franked 95pia & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped 1956 21 JUN by unclear double-ringed transit postmark (possibly Argentinian - unique as with Year first in dateline) - but here mis-routed to Israel as sender placed his name ("Ismael") in center of cover & addressee information above(!); backstamped 5-7-56 TEL AVIV-15 arrival where marked "no service" in red Hebrew manuscript (this rare as Israel used instructional handstamps extensively since 1948) + arrow pointing to back (eg. the sender's Lebanese address) - an erronious understanding that Lebanon was destination; cover "returned to sender" - but as sent to Brazil the Israel post office essentially completed the transfer of mail transmission from an Arab origin. Slit open at top.


Product Tags: Israeli, Brazilian, Lebanese, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Israel, Brazil, Lebanon, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes
Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00
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