1948-49 War twice censored mail to Arab POW from NABLUS to Israel via the Red Cross
Lot #: 71019

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1948-49 War Arab POW mail: stampless undated cover on NABLUS municipality stationary (no return address) to "Respected sir, Mahmoud Abdelhady Khalaf | Prisoner no. 6180 | Detention Camp no. 795", transferred to Israel via Red Cross whose red GENEVA cachet is tied to front; backstamped by Iraqi Army negative censor cachet whose expeditionary force operated in area of Qalqilya-Tulkarem-Nablus-Jenin between 15 May 1948 & April 1949; cover passed Israeli censor "51" (front/back) & marked front/back by bilingual "Passed Censor" double-ring handstamp (3x different censor marks in total); unsealed.

Product Tags: Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, Philately - Postal Covers, 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence and Postal History from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Censored Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Displaced Persons/Internee/POW Camp mail, Philately - Stampless Mail,