9-05-1948 1st convoy mail from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV; address unknown & returned
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1948 1st convoy mail from besieged JERUSALEM: scarce regular mail cover from JERUSALEM to TEL AVIV franked at the period letter rate 10m using 1st local issue Ba102 tied by local Minhelet Ha'am postmark and linear dater 9 MAY 1948 (unclear but corroborated by 1st issue's 1st date of issue as 9 May); transported by the 1st convoy which carried Jerusalem mail dated 9-12 May which accumulated in Rechavia, but marked "unknown" address on back (cachet & manuscript) with handwritten date 18-6 as with other mail delivered by 1st convoy in TEL AVIV - and returned to sender. Unusual as returned convoy mail.

Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) and Postal History from Israel, 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 - Besieged locale, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,