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1948 Egyptian seizure of mail to Israel: 19-4-1948 surface mailed registered cover from SEIFHENNERSDORF (Germany, Soviet zone) to TEL AVIV, franked 1.10DM & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark: mailed 13 days after the UK suspended surface mail to Palestine (Germany's usual route), here possibly sent via FRANCE as late surface mail alternative route (as cover not marked by British "no service" or "Return to Sender" instructional markings); nevertheless routing went via EGYPT, where as of early April mail to Jews in Palestine was seized, censored & returned to sender, as done here - opened/resealed using K-type-A label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor. Such mail generally held by Egypt 3-4 months before being returned to sender: here resent & backstamped 24-10-1948 TEL AVIV-7 arrival. Slit open at left, minor peripheral tear at bottom edge. Unusual origin.