WWII Australian military mail from Kastina to Jerusalem via Gaza with rare W2 postmark
Lot #: 70907

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WWII Australian forces in Palestine: 2 JUN 1941 cover from 2nd Brigade HQ Post Office W.2. (Sacher unlisted; QASTINA) to Barclays Bank JERUSALEM, as not marked "OAS", franked 15m (Ba108) - 5m overcharge for period domestic letter rate & tied by strike of W2 postmark (Proud rated 200); passed censor 1787 with officer's signature on front; backstamped 5 JU 41 GAZA civilian post transit (Dorf-6 predating his earliest known date of use by almost a year) - unusual routing & next day JERUSALEM arrival. Slit open at top, resealed by collector.

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