Lot #: 80479

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1948 early 1st postage dues on demonetized mail: 9-6-1948 local HAIFA commercial cover to TIVON franked with Mandate 10m Ba #97 (3 teeth full) stamp per domestic letter rate, but demonetized as of 16 May and now unaccepted, however frank cancelled - against regulations - and cover taxed twice the letter rate of 10m (manuscript notation), and paid using vertical pair 1st postage dues series 10m Ba #PD3 franks tied by full strike of 10-6-1948 Haifa Head Post Office postmark (unusually configured with Latin date above the Hebrew date); gently opened at back; as the 1st series postage dues entered local use 1 June, this is an early postage dues cover, very fine.