Eastbound mail: 12 DEC 1929 Templar Bank stationary cv ex JAFFA to BUSHEHR Iran, franked 13m using 3m & 10m (Ba91/97) per period "overland" service though cv not marked such (period non-UK surface rate was 15m) & tied by local machine cancel (GD-45) + sealed at back by business seal; b/s 20 DEC 29 BAGHDAD transit, 22 DEC [unclear BASRA] transit & 1-1-29(sic; datestamp not correctly updated) BUSHEHR arr.; slit open at bottom. Rare route, nicely documented. Per Collins et. al. "all mail going eastwards is scarce to very rare"; 13 cvs ex Palestine recorded.