Unique 13-12-1977 TEL AVIV to CAIRO 1st Flight mail refused service + rare postal marks
Lot #: 71287

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1977-80 Israel-Egypt peace relations "no service" mail: 13-12-1977 El-Al "first flight" cover from TEL AVIV to CAIRO, franked 4.10L per FA-27 postage period rate & tied by 3 strikes of First Flight cachet; refused service locally & marked by Hebrew "No Service" + bilingual English/French "PAS DE SERVICE VOIE(sic) ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Types T-VIII & T-VII (of which this is the only cover known such stamped): the first flight indeed occurred this date but postal relations did not commence until 27 JAN 1980, so cover refused transmission. Still sealed with contents inside.

Product Tags: Israeli, Egyptian Philately - Postal Covers, Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1974-2000s and Postal History from Israel, Egypt and from 20th Century, 1970s which are Philately - Suspended Service mail, Philately - Air Mail, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Philately - Significant Route, Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,