Post-Auction Direct Sale $135.00
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1950 Independence / rates & routes: 27-4-1950 registered surface mailed personal stationary cover from HAIFA to NEW YORK, franked 60pr at the SU-2 postage period rate (30pr letter + 25pr registration, with 5pr convenience overcharge) using short-tabbed 20pr and 40pr (Ba 29/30) on their 3rd day of use, tied by 2 strikes of local postmark on front + 2 on back, with Mandate registry-label (Sacher unlisted) on front; opened and resealed by the Israeli censor (an "approved" cachet on either side); backstamped 5-20-1950 NEW YORK transit, arrived MAY 27 1950. Slit open at top; nicely documented scarce rate and route (surface mail with the Independence Day franks is rare, worth +150% of the stamp value per Bale). Estimated value $500+