Lot #: 80136

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Wartime incoming civilian mail: 7 FEB 1940 stampless Red Cross postcard from BALASSAGYARMAT Hungary to TEL AVIV on bilingual French/Hungarian Red Cross stationary; noted "toll free" for internees of belligerent countries; passed Palestine censor T3. Appears pre-stamped by Hungarian authority in Kóvár (Koláre), a Hungarian-occupied area of Slovakia as of March 1939 close to locale. Written in Polish, probably sent by recent refugee of German invasion of Poland; locale absorbed many refugees from Poland & Slovakia escaping persecution. Intriguing origin, scarce postal channel.