7/1944 WWII Jewish soldier mail from Egypt to MERHAVIA with rare/unrecorded postmarks
Lot #: 70814

Opening Bid price: $74.00
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00 Please login if you are the lot winner
Track this lot?
Small locales / Mandate & rare Egyptian postmarks on Jewish soldier's mail: 9 JY 1944 stampless "honour envelope" noted as 'Hebrew' correspondence from FPO 655 (ABBASSIA, Egypt) to KIBBUTZ MERHAVIA, tied by strike of FPO postmark & backstamped same day #4 Base Post Office "EGYPT POSTAGE PREPAID" machine cancel with slogan "It Pays to Lend" (here with wide datehead left and normal datehead die at right, as noted by Benians for this period & assigned to FPO 142, 4th Air Formation Postal Unit); marked on front by numbered & DCFC military censor marks (from Egypt); backstamped 8 JY FPO 235(?) Egypt, 10 JY AFFULA transit (Dorf-6) & same day MERHAVIA arrival (rare Dorf-1, rated F); slit open at left. Nicely travelled & documented + rare postmarks.

Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, Postmarks & Postal Markings - Mandate and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Egypt and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - uncatalogued/undocumented varieties, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Military Post Offices or Military Administration, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,