Lot #: 80306

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1948 early foreign postal links: 14 JU 1948 airmail cover from NATHANYA to BUDAPEST franked 40m period airmail rate to Europe using block 4x 10m Doar Ivri Ba3 and tied by reintroduced Mandate NATHANYA postmark (Proud D2/Dorf-2); arrived 18 VI 48 and reached address on the 19th. The cover was flown by Czechoslovak Airlines on 15 June, flying via Haifa (as Lydda was not operational until Sept. 1948)-Athens-Rome-Prague; CSA opened the Israel-Hungary postal route less than a week earlier, on June 9th. Opened at bottom, left edge creases; preserved on original exhibition mount. The Israeli trilingual postmark entered local use on 1 July. Scarce overseas mail with mandate dispatch date-stamp.