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State of Israel - extended use of interim franks: 19 MAY 1948 registered commercial cover from PETACH TIKVA addressed to a company in TEL AVIV, franked 26m for the 25m period letter rate, using interim franks including left corner red overprinted Ben Yehuda 2m in blue (Ba #9d/Aloni #7b - both unpriced on a cover) & tied by 4x strikes of the reintroduced Mandate REGISTERED PETAH TIKVA postmark + 2x on back; opened gently at back. The Minhelet Ha'am era stamps were valid for postage until 22 May (a Saturday, making 21 May the last real day for their use); the sending locale used Mandate period cancellation devices until it received the Israeli trilingual postmark on 1 July. Effectively a "3 postal period" cover.