27-04-1948 earliest dated US airmail affected by postal suspension to Palestine
Lot #: 70942

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1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine: 27 APR 1948 air letter from NEW YORK CITY (return addressed Stamford) to TEL AVIV, pre-franked 10c per postage period rate & tied by local postmark; here, posted the day after the American airmail suspension to Palestine, so marked by "RETURNED TO SENDER | SERVICE SUSPENDED" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-V on earliest known postmarked mail affected by the suspension & returned to sender. The sender, Lili Shocken, appears to be the daughter of Salman Shocken, the owner of the Haaretz newspaper. Opened at top, small piece missing frm top right at front, vertical fold at center.

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 - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,