4/1948 American 1st day envelope to Palestine affected by mail service suspension; 2x markings
Lot #: 70941

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1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 7 APR 1948 surface mail commercial 1st day cover from NATCHEZ Mississippi (return addressed BRONX New York) to TEL AVIV, franked 6c & tied by FDC machine cancel; posted 11 days after 27 March US surface-mail suspension to Palestine, so marked by TWO different NEW YORK CITY Post Office "Surface Mail Suspended | Return to Sender" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-1 + instructional marking handstamp K-Type-II (reversed order of Type-I text) & returned to sender - rare instance of both instructional markings on one cover + unusual as being a First Day Cover.

Product Tags: Israeli, America,American, Mandatory Palestinian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Service Suspended (by non-belligerents) and Postal History from Israel, United States, Palestine Mandate, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1948 Mandate Termination & Israeli Interim period, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - Surface Mail (contemporary), Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event