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1) Mandate Termination Period (10)
2) Minhelet Haam-Interim period (20)
3) Interim Period Foreign Postal Links (2)
4) 1947-1949 War of Independence related mail (7)
5) 14-16 May 1948 1st Day Israel Mail (10)
6) Besieged locales: Rishon LeZion (1)
7) Besieged locales: Safed (3)
8) Besieged locales: Nahariya (3)
9) Besieged Jerusalem (20 April-20 June) (6)
10) Post-Siege Interim Jerusalem (after 20 June) (5)
11) Service Suspended Mail (by non-belligerents) (10)
12) Service Suspended Mail (by belligerents) (7)
13) 1947-49 Arabian mail in War of Independence (4)
14) Emergency Postal Services & Foreign links (11)
15) Early Foreign Postal Links (20)
16) Interim & Provisional Taxed Mail (13)

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110480232
Feb 1948 Palestine Parcel post/Postal order service suspension, PO notice
Mandate postal service wind-down - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 23 Feb 1948 notice PBN 2697 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing the temporary suspension of Parcel post and Postal Orders for Palestine and Transjordan - this being the first and earliest step taken by the British to wind down the Mandate Postal Service in Palestine. Filing hole at upper left and piec...
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211280233
July 1948 Post Office notice about resumption of air mail service to Palestine
1948 wartime Palestine/Israel - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 23 July 1948 notice PBN 2739 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing resumption of unregistered air mail service for letters weighing under 2 ounces & postcards to "certain [Jewish-controlled] places in Palestine" and lists 15 of the "more important" locales (including JERUSALEM, after siege ended 20 June). ...
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113180234
Feb 1949 PO notice about resumption parcel post to Israeli & Arab Palestine
1948 Wartime Palestine/Israel - original Post Office notice: mimeographed 10 Feb 1949 notice PBN 2808 from the British General Post Office (London) announcing resumption of parcel post services to "Israeli-controlled areas of Palestine and to certain places in Arab-controlled areas". The notice concludes "full details may be obtaied at any post office". Near-mint condition with filing hole at uppe...
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14880235
14-04-1948 late Mandate mail ex TEL AVIV to pre-siege JERUSALEM w/rare postmarks
1948 late domestic Mandate mail: registered cover from TEL AVIV to JERUSALEM franked 25m at the period rate and postmarked 14 AP 1948 (day before last date of full Mandate mail service) tied by scarce Groten-D41 oval registry cancel (backstamped twice; exceeding his latest recorded date of use) and received in JERUSALEM 16 AP 48, backstamped by scarce Sacher D18 / Proud R27 oval cancel (exceeding ...
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111180236
4/1948 late Mandate mail franked w/ Kofer HaYishuv label & accepted at the post
Late Mandate / Kofer HaYishuv mail: 21 AP 1948 commercial cover on "Doar" stationary from TEL AVIV to BNEI BRAK franked 10m per period letter rate using a Kofer HaYishuv label (Ba 133) instead of a Mandate frank, & tied by single strike of the local Mandate postmark - this rare, most such covers date from the interim period & after. Backstamped (unusually, as not a registered letter) 23 AP arrival...
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221380237
Rare incoming Mandate reg airmail Lebanon - HAIFA, arrived 28 APR 1948 +markings
EXTRAORDINARY late Mandate / 1948 War 'Destinaire Parti' incoming Arab airmail: 1 IV 1948 registered [airmail] cover on "Imperial" stationary from BAINO (BEINO) Lebanon to HAIFA, addressed in Arabic to "His Excellency Iskandar Kurdush" (return addressed to the sending locale in Akkar, Lebanon), franked 55p using horizontal pair 25p + 'orphan' 5p - appears to be 50p for the period registered airmai...
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120680238
Very late incoming Mandate airmail from BEIRUT to HAIFA, postmarked 23 APR 1948
Rare very late Mandate period *incoming airmail* (from Lebanon): 23(?) IV 1948 commercial airmail on Shell company stationary, from BEIRUT to HAIFA, franked 50p & tied by 2 strikes of the local postmark (the digit "2" is in the tens column - confirmed by comparison with other Beirut postmarks from the same period; the digit next to it on both strikes looks like a "3"); the cover was tied by an Eng...
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17880261
March 1948 semi-besieged RISHON LE ZION late Mandate post printed matter cover
Rishon Le Zion 1948 semi-siege period incoming printed matter mail: 21 MR 48 commercial cover from TEL AVIV to doctor in RISHON LE ZION, franked 3m per period printed matter rate using vertical ribbed Pictorals Ba #91 single tied by local postmark Sacher B60; back-flap unsealed as per printed matter regulations. Relatively late-dated Mandate era mail during the period of the termination of the Man...
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112880264
1948 besieged NAHARIYA 2nd Slogan handstamp on 1st day of use on mail to HAIFA
1948 interim mail/Nahariya 2ND SLOGAN 1st Day of use: 2x superb full strikes dated 23 MAR 1948 tied to front & back of cover to Rina Shine HAIFA (from "Shitz" in Nahariya), franked 10m using Mandate pictoral (Ba 97) & cancelled 26 MAR 48 by Haifa machine cancel; vertical fold at center, slit open at top. The slogan was applied to mail carried by the emergency sea-route established while Nahariya w...
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18580316
Mail posted on last day of Mandate post w/ invalid frank & taxed by Israeli post
1948 postage dues between 2 postal authorities: 5 MY 1948 local TEL AVIV cover mailed on last day of Mandate postal services (at Head Post Offices of the 3 main cities) and franked at the period letter rate using invalid JNF (not Minhelet Ha'am overprinted) Ramat Gan stamp Ba #26 - a day before the start of usage of Minhelet Haam overprinted stamps in the main cities - as such rejected and cover m...
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