Lot #: 80166

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Wartime air mail from Panama: 4 SET 1944 business stationary registered airmail commercial cover from PANAMA CITY to HAIFA, franked 86c (front/back) & tied by 3 strikes of slogan AGENCIA POSTAL PANAMA postmark on front + 1x on back & tied by "Transatlantico" instructional marking handstamp on front; backstamped next day BALBOA REGISTERED (Canal Zone, US territory; exchange office) transit, SEP 6 1944 MIAMI AIR MAIL transit & SEP 8 MIAMI dispatch - here opened/sealed by censor 30350: cover probably carried by PANAM route FAM-22 to LAGOS, then by air to Palestine on MISR or BOAC; 1 month intercontinental transit: 3 OCT 44 HAIFA REG transit & same day MOUNT CARMEL arrival (GD-105); slit open at top, 2 vert folds. Scarce origin/commercial mail. Interestingly, not censored in Palestine.