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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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1948 Independence War besieged TZFAT Palmach mail couriered through front lines
1948 War of Independence/besieged Safed: stampless 6 MAY 1948 dated Hagana military mail from SAFED Town Commander (Elad Peled of the Palmach) to Commander of "Hazit Gimmel" (3rd Front), probably Shmuel (Mula) Cohen, commander of the 3rd battalion of the Palmach's Yiftach Brigade (prior to 23 May there were no "Front" designations in the military, and the first appointed to the northern region was...
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5/1948 War besieged TZFAT Mandate-franked printed matter mail & local postmark
1948 beseiged Safed interim post: 10 MAY 1948 local printed-matter cover franked 5m per period 3m printed-matter rate (2m convenience overcharge) using Mandate Ba93 stamp tied by full strike of "circular local" postmark in carmine; cut open at top. Probably posted sealed (against printed-matter reguations) to protect its contents as operation to liberate the town began that same day; Mandate frank...
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5/1948 Independence War mail from besieged TZFAT to TEL AVIV, with local stamp
1948 War of Independence/besieged Safed: 10 May 1948 civilian cover on "Doar" stationary from SAFED to TEL AVIV, franked 10m per period letter rate using corner guttered local issue (setting II type 6) on 6th day of use tied by local circular interim postmark; slit open at top. Cover was posted on same day of the Israeli operation to liberate the city (11 May)....
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