Lot #: 80097

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Early WWI German military mail in Palestine: 20 VI 1916 stampless color picture postcard of Jerusalem, published by Vester, with German message marked as 'Fieldpost', sent from JERUSALEM to WURTTEMBURG Germany; tied by very rare violet 3-line German text handstamp "BEVOLLMÄCHTIGTER des I. EXPEDITIONSKORPS für deutsche und oesterr. -ungar. Heeres angehörige in Jerusalem" ('Plenipotentiary of the 1st Expeditionary Corps for the German and Austro-Hungarian Armies in Jerusalem') - unlisted in Steichele; in this period prior to the establishment of the field post of the military mission in Palestine, the postcard was forwarded to ALEPPO Syria for onward dispatch where it was received in transit on 1-7-1916 & backstamped by strike of the rare FELDPOST MIL MISS ALEPPO postmark (Ba M4); a light purple handwritten notation "1-8-16" suggests that the postcard arrived on this date. Certified by Nakri.