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1948 JERUSALEM 1st convoy mail: commercial cover to civilian in TEL AVIV return addressed "Sherut Yael" (Yael Taxi service) in JERUSALEM, franked 35m using 10m + 25m 2nd local issue stamps (Ba105/106) on 3rd day of use tied by single strike violet interim postmark & 2 strikes of 12 MAY 1948 dater. Overfranked possibly due to extra weight, Jerusalem postage limited to local issue denominations. As non-registered letter, no backstamps but probably carried by 1st convoy of 18 June; scarce as such. Cut open at left. Estimated value $230+