Lot #: 80313

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Very early (incoming) postal censorship: 20-8-1948 airmail cover from NEW YORK (United States/America) to HAIFA "Palestine", franked 25c per period overseas letter rate; [torn] opened at back & sealed with Haifa censor's cream & blue Israeli "Army Censor" label 1005 and tied by "Chet-25" (Haifa) censor cachet (unusual design - fonts/spacing, different from the period types usually seen) + backstamped 26-8-1948 HAIFA head post office arrival; re-routed to TEL AVIV; slit open at top + vertical fold. This is very early mail inspection in Israel.