1967 War Swiss 'suspended service' mail to Jordan, refused service due to war
Lot #: 71277

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1967 Six Day War postal suspensions of mail to Israel: 15-6-1967 airmail cover on business stationary from watch manufacturer GRENCHEN Switzerland to NABLUS "JORDAN", franked 60c & tied by strike of local postmark; as of 7 June locale part of Israel: although the War & territorial changes did not cause international mail suspensions, much worldwide mail addressed to Jordan was held up there; here, the Swiss uniquely marked such addressed mail with "Service Postal Suspendu" instructional marking handstamp & returned it to sender - as here; nice early post-war postmark date - extremely rare instance of official "no service" mail in this war, with only 2 such covers known. Not illustrated in Kibble. Slit open at top.

Product Tags: Swiss, Jordanian, Israeli, Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail of 1967 War era and Postal History from Switzerland, Jordan, Israel, and from 1967 6-Day War, 20th Century, 1960s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - Small Locales, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,