Lot #: 80406

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Early Jerusalem machine cancels: 29-10-1951 official mail cover from the Foreign Currency Department in TEL AVIV to Bank Leumi in JERUSALEM, franked 15pr per the DO-2 period letter rate using an overprinted Official Mail stamp (Ba 20b) tied by the local postmark & backstamped next day arrival using the scarce 2nd machine cancel type (Nacht-289/22; EG-76, about which he writes "not many covers struck with this seem to have survived since not many are seen"), about 2 months after Nachtigal/Fixler's latest known date of usage & less than 2 weeks before the introduction of the 3rd machine cancel which replaced it; slit open at top.