British WWI military mail in Egypt: 31 MY 1916 full strike of skeleton single dateline BAPO ZP LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) pmk - unlisted in Proud, Sacher, KC & Firebra
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British WWI military mail in Egypt: 31 MY 1916 full strike of skeleton single dateline BAPO ZP LOD (local office delivery; ALEXANDRIA) pmk - unlisted in Proud, Sacher, KC & Firebrace, tied to piece of OHMS cv marked by violet oval "[unclear] TRANSPORT OFFICE | [unclear] Station, Alexandria" cachet (FB unlisted) & next day BAPO Z pmk. Discovery piece: earliest known instance of BAPO ZP pmk, here in actual use. May be a forerunner of the regular BAPO Z LOD pmk (Proud-D1), instituted 31 AUG; Proud suggests that DC BAPO Y pmk was the forerunner, citing April 19 cv - but ZP LOD unknown to him.