Lot #: 80204

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Mandate Haifa postmarks: 18 DE 1942 registered cover from BAT GALIM to solder of Middle East Force in Egypt, franked 25m per period rate (10m letter + 15m registered fee) using Pictorals Ba93/99 tied by 2 strikes of rare BAT GALIM skeleton postmark GD-121 (& 2 on back); backstamped same day REG HAIFA & next day FPO 550 (9th Army Palestine); 23 DE 42 in transit at EGYPT-37 (assigned at this time to South African base, probably 9th Armoured Division command) & received at unclear FPO + passed DCFC censor, however re-routed & dispatched EGYPT-37 (front) on 31 Dec 42; arrived at unclear FPO on 1 Jan 43. Slit open at top; well travelled. Very fine, est. value $200+