1949 US Diplomatic Pouch mail from Israel with Doar Ivri stamp & US cancel
Lot #: 71034

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1949 Diplomatic Pouch mail using Doar Ivri: undated surface-mailed US Foreign Service airmail stationary cover from TEL AVIV to NEW YORK CITY, franked 20Pr using Doar Ivri single (with mismatching horizontal perforations); dispatched uncancelled and transported in diplomatic pouch; upon arrival, tied by FEB 15 1949 WASHINGTON (DC) transit postmark + numbered obliterator & 2-lined cachet in red (this unusual, usually violet) "This article originally mailed | in country indicated by postage"; two manuscript notations on front; two light vertical folds; slit open at top. All observed US diplomatic pouch mail was initially postmarked in Washington DC prior to onward domestic transmission. Unusual.

Product Tags: Israeli, America,American Philately - Postal Covers, Israel and Postal History from Israel, United States and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link