WWII/Holocaust era Red Cross mail from Hungarian occupied Slovakian town to TEL AVIV
Lot #: 70856

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Description
Wartime incoming civilian mail: 7 FEB 1940 stampless Red Cross postcard from BALASSAGYARMAT Hungary to TEL AVIV on bilingual French/Hungarian Red Cross stationary; noted "toll free" for internees of belligerent countries; passed Palestine censor T3. Appears pre-stamped by Hungarian authority in Kóvár (Koláre), a Hungarian-occupied area of Slovakia as of March 1939 close to locale. Written in Polish, probably sent by recent refugee of German invasion of Poland; locale absorbed many refugees from Poland & Slovakia escaping persecution. Intriguing origin, scarce postal channel.


Product Tags: Hungarian, Slovakian, Mandatory Palestinian, Postcards, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Hungary, Slovakia, Palestine Mandate, and from World War II, Holocaust, 1939 Slovak–Hungarian War, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Stampless Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Displaced Persons/Internee/POW Camp mail, Philately - Postal Stationary