Late post-Gulf War suspended service mail: 28 NOV 1996 airmail cover from Stornoway ISLE of LEWIS (Outer Hebrides, UK; return addressed WILLINGTON, UK) to BAGHDAD (obscured by label), franked 31p per 8 JUL 1996 period surface & airmail rate & tied by local machine slogan cancel; as no postal service to Iraq, affixed with printed label over address "Return to sender | No Transport Link | Available, Due to | Middle East | Situation." & frontstamped 5 DEC 1996 BIRMINGHAM E.E. return-dispatch. Rare origin & late period no-service markings. Opened gently at back.
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