Lot #: 80267

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1948 1st convoy mail from besieged JERUSALEM: scarce regular mail cover from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV franked at the period letter rate 10m using 1st local issue Ba102 tied by local Minhelet Ha'am postmark and linear dater 9 MAY 1948 (unclear but corroborated by 1st issue's 1st date of issue as 9 May); transported by the 1st convoy which carried Jerusalem mail dated 9-12 May which accumulated in Rechavia, but marked "unknown" address on back (cachet & manuscript) with handwritten date 18-6 as with other mail delivered by 1st convoy in TEL AVIV - and returned to sender. Unusual as returned convoy mail.