15 MAY 1948 early Israel reg. cv (w/o reg. service): local HAIFA reg. cv ex AHUZAT SAMUEL town agency to MOUNT CARMEL, franked 25m per period reg. letter rate using interim 5m Negev & 2x 10m brown Diaspora I (Ba 32/44-45, all w/TLV ovpt's) & tied by 2 strikes "reintroduced" mandate A/S HAIFA pmk (GD-117; no interim canceller used here) dated 15 MY 48 - here Saturday night/Jewish start Sunday, after Shabbat (this v. rare), no b/s of same; prepared for reg. service but this not available at A/S TA, so mailed as regular mail & marked by INTERIM dateless pmk on arrival on front + 2x on back (15th or 16th May; this PO received Israeli trilingual sometime on 16th). Rare dispatch time & pmk combination on 1st day of State of Israel's existence (3 period cover). Unsealed.