Lot #: 80169

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Wartime incoming civilian mail: 11 XII 1944 pre-paid Vatican City stationary postcard from VATICAN CITY to TEL AVIV, with short Hebrew greeting from "Yitzhak" (probably a soldier in the Jewish Brigade), tied by local machine cancel; stamped by "M" DC Arabic/Eng. censor in Egypt & Palestine censor (probably TEL AVIV); unusual origin - possibly related to a 'Papal Audience' with the Pope, Pius XII (several were held in 1944 for Allied troops), but none found documented for this specific period.