8/1967 Red Cross delivered Italian airmail to formerly Jordanian JERUSALEM, to Israel
Lot #: 71272

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Jordanian post-1967 War mail to Israel via Red Cross: 9-8-1967 [airmail] cover from MILAN to Italian Consul General JERUSALEM "Arab Zone" (no country written), franked 110L & tied by local machine cancel; as of 7 June locale part of Israel, but cover routed via JORDAN, where backstamped 12 AUG 67 AMMAN transit: between June-Aug 1967 Jordan accumulated all mail received for newly Israeli-conquered territories & then delivered them via Red Cross in Sept. Here as cover backstamped AMMAN after 7 June, cover not captured by Israel & as backstamped 10-10-67 using Israeli postmark (East JERUSALEM post office; Nacht 289/131), this cover was transferred by Red Cross. Less than 50 such covers known & rare as hard to identify (no special markings), here with late-dated AMMAN transit. Opened gently at back; two vertical folds.

Product Tags: Italian, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail of 1967 War era and Postal History from Italy, Jordan, Israel, and from 1967 6-Day War, 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Unusual Origin, Destination or Postal Link, Philately - Significant Route, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Multiple Postal Authority/Period mail, Philately - Earliest/Latest, First/Last & Proving dates or places,