Lot #: 80121

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LATEST RECORED "Baghdad Overland" SPECIFIED [westbound] mail: 20 MAR 1946 registered Jewish family correspondence cover from BAGHDAD to TEL AVIV, franked 60F & tied by strike of BAGHDAD AS-SAMAWAL postmark + once on back; marked "Overland Mail" in manuscript - this being latest recorded cover specifying this route & tied by large pre-printed Registry-label; backstamped same day REG BAGHDAD transit, 25 MR 46 REG JERUSALEM transit & next day REG TEL AVIV arrival; torn open at back & repaired, complete. Scarce destination locale. Collins notes that by this time no special instruction marking handstamps would be needed as overland was the default route to/from Palestine.