Lot #: 80314

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Very early (outbound) postal censorship: 26-8-1948 airmail cover on Hotel Zion stationary from HAIFA to NEWINGTON (UK), franked 40m per FA-1 postage period 25m rate to UK (15m convenience overfranking) using tabbed pair 20m (Ba 5) & tied by full strike of HAIFA-3 (Mount Carmel BO) postmark; opened & sealed with plain brown label by Haifa military "Chet 4" censor (cachet marks on front & back) - this being very early mail inspection in Israel, predating use of printed censor labels. Slit open at top, vertical fold at center, very fine.