4/1943 WWII triple-censored mail from TEL AVIV to Swiss refugee hotel via France
Lot #: 70883

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Triple censored wartime outbound civilian mail: 18 AP 1943 commercial cover on Solel Boneh stationary from TEL AVIV to Hotel des Narcisses in MONTREUX Switzerland, franked 15m (10m letter + 6m additional weight, underfranked 1m) & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark. Opened 3 times by 2 censoring authorities (British Palestine censor, UK censor probably in London & German censor - per "X" index, in PARIS): as surface mail, probably transported to London by sea, then Lisbon by sea and overland through Spain, German occupied France & Switzerland. The hotel was rented by the Dutch government in exile & housed refugees (hence Dutch addressee's name). Rare destination, route & postal handling; torn open at bottom, few pieces missing.

Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Swiss, French, United Kingdomian,British, Spanish, Portuguese Philately - Postal Covers, WWII era Postal Links and Postal History from Palestine Mandate, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Displaced Persons/Internee/POW Camp mail, Philately - Hotel & related mail