9/1962 British airmail to Israel misrouted via Jordan & returned; resent with unique mimeograph
Lot #: 71262

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Jordanian postal boycott of Israel: 14 SEP 1962 airmail cover from PADDINGTON (UK) to KIBBUTZ MASADA "Jordan Valley, Israel", franked 5d at the period 'Zone A' (Middle East) printed matter airmail rate & tied local machine slogan cancel (oddly advertising 6d postage rate); mis-routed via JORDAN (probably confused by "Jordan" valley address) where backstamped [unclear] SEP 62 AMMAN transit, and forwarded to E. JERUSALEM where error noticed & cover marked "PAS DE COMMUNICATION" using JERUSALEM Post Office K-Type-III instructional marking handstamp & returned to sender; cover resent and upon arrival enclosed with Israeli K-Type-M3 mimeograph informational marking dated 5-11-62, stating "this postal item was erroniously routed via one of the Arab states, returned to country of origin and arrived only now to this service". Extremely rare: this is the ONLY KNOWN example of instructional marking Type-M3 mimeograph; less than 20 covers known stamped with Jordanian Type-III instructional marking handstamp - unique combination of rare markings on cover. Cover unsealed.

Product Tags: United Kingdomian,British, Israeli, Jordanian, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1957-1967 and Postal History from United Kingdom, Israel, Jordan, and from 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Unique/Discovery Piece, Philately - Small Locales, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Printed Matter mail