Lot #: 80279

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1948 South African "service suspended" mail: 30 IV 1948 airmail cover from JOHANNESBURG to TEL AVIV, franked 10d per period 9d rate & tied by multiple strikes of JOHANNESBURG-94 postmark; however South Africa suspended airmail to Palestine on 24 April (and Lydda airfield closed 25 April) - here cover marked by both instructional marking handstamps "P.T.O." ["please turn over"] + "NO SERVICE" K-Type-I & II; and as with all such mail, sent to CAPE TOWN RETURNED L.O. [letter office] (backstamped 29 MAY 48 + inverted postmark image on front). Cover could have been resent using the Jewish Federation's "Box 18" emergency airmail service to Palestine (as of 14 May), but here not done; slit open at top.