Jordanian start & post-1967 War mail to Israel via Red Cross: 6-6-1967 airmail cover from LA COTE ST ANDRE France to Old City JERUSALEM "Arab Zone" (no country written), franked 0.
Lot #: a61325

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Jordanian start & post-1967 War mail to Israel via Red Cross: 6-6-1967 airmail cover from LA COTE ST ANDRE France to Old City JERUSALEM "Arab Zone" (no country written), franked 0.80F & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark + round numbered censor cachet on front; 6 Day War began day before: cover routed via JORDAN as was then correct, where backstamped 10 JUN 67 AMMAN transit (last day of war) but JERUSALEM captured 7 June; between June-Aug 1967 Jordan accumulated all mail received for newly Israeli-conquered territories & then delivered them via Red Cross in Sept. Here as cover backstamped AMMAN after 7 June, cover not captured by Israel & as backstamped 9-10-67 using Israeli postmark (East JERUSALEM post office; Nacht 289/131), this cover was transferred by the Red Cross. Less than 50 such covers known & rare as hard to identify (no special markings), here with postmarks during the war period.