Lot #: 80321

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1948 "Out of time" 1st postage dues: 21 MY 1948 business stationary commercial cover from PARDESS HANNA to TEL AVIV franked 10m using Minhelet Ha'am 'Diaspora-2' stamp (Ba #56) - the last day these were valid for use, tied by single full strike of reintroduced Mandatory local postmark (D2/Dorf-2), then struck again in field with manuscript notation alongside for 12m tax for being overweight (double the 6m fee for additional 30g) - but as frank demonetized by the time the cover arrived in TEL AVIV, it was simply taxed double the regular 30g letter rate (10m) without regard to being overweight - highly unusual reason for taxation - and marked by Mandate "To Pay" box cachet; tax paid using vertical pair 1st Postage Dues issue franks on 2nd official day of use in TEL AVIV, 31-5-1948 (the relatively late arrival may be due to military operations near Pardess Hanna in mid-late May). Opened at back, vertical fold; remarkable 3 postal period cover, Tsachor certified. The local trilingual postmark entered use 1 July.