6/1956 Lebanese airmail to Brazil mis-sent to Israel, refused service & 'returned' to Brazil
Lot #: 71254

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Israeli "No Service" markings on mail from Arab countries: 15.6.1956 airmail cover from BEYROUTH to POUSO ALEGRE Brazil, franked 95pia & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped 1956 21 JUN by unclear double-ringed transit postmark (possibly Argentinian - unique as with Year first in dateline) - but here mis-routed to Israel as sender placed his name ("Ismael") in center of cover & addressee information above(!); backstamped 5-7-56 TEL AVIV-15 arrival where marked "no service" in red Hebrew manuscript (this rare as Israel used instructional handstamps extensively since 1948) + arrow pointing to back (eg. the sender's Lebanese address) - an erronious understanding that Lebanon was destination; cover "returned to sender" - but as sent to Brazil the Israel post office essentially completed the transfer of mail transmission from an Arab origin. Slit open at top.

Product Tags: Israeli, Brazilian, Lebanese, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 and Postal History from Israel, Brazil, Lebanon, and from 20th Century, 1950s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Addresses/Persons, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - unusual postal procedures/fines/taxes