26-8-1948 very early Israeli postal censorship on outbound mail from HAIFA to UK
Lot #: 71001

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Very early (outbound) postal censorship: 26-8-1948 airmail cover on Hotel Zion stationary from HAIFA to NEWINGTON (UK), franked 40m per FA-1 postage period 25m rate to UK (15m convenience overfranking) using tabbed pair 20m (Ba 5) & tied by full strike of HAIFA-3 (Mount Carmel BO) postmark; opened & sealed with plain brown label by Haifa military "Chet 4" censor (cachet marks on front & back) - this being very early mail inspection in Israel, predating use of printed censor labels. Slit open at top, vertical fold at center, very fine.

Product Tags: Israeli, United Kingdomian,British Philately - Postal Covers, 1948 Israel: Early Postal Links and Postal History from Israel, United Kingdom and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Hotel & related mail, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,