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115680271
1948 JERUSALEM siege period couriered/flown? cv to TLV postmarked 23-06-1948
1948 JERUSALEM siege period couriered (flown?) mail: cover from female in JERUSALEM to female in TEL AVIV franked 10m at period letter rate using Jerusalem 2nd locals Ba105; couriered to TEL AVIV and posted locally in June 1948, tied by 23-6-1948 TEL AVIV trilingual postmark (per elements of faint Hebrew date) - interim franking was invalid outside Jerusalem after 22 May and accepted inconsistentl...
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114780292
21-5-1948 1st PEDI airmail to TEL AVIV: #28 w/ both cancellation types & cachets
1948 PEDI first flight mail - numbered 28: airmail stationary cover from BROOKLYN to TEL AVIV franked 25c regular airmail rate, postmarked MAY 21 1948 (1st day of PEDI service) using both Type I and II cancels, and bearing very low serial number, 28 (out of 1288 carried on 1st flight); with US "First Flight" & locally applied CSA cachets on front; this 1st flight arrived in Haifa 2 June; opened ro...
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215280293
21-5-1948 1st PEDI airmail with highest number #236 & BOTH cancellation types
1948 PEDI first flight mail - HIGHEST NUMBER with BOTH CANCELLATION TYPES: Zionist Organization of America airmail stationary cover from BROOKLYN to BNEI BRAK ("Palestine") franked 25c regular airmail rate, postmarked MAY 21 1948 (1st day of PEDI service) using both Type I and II cancels - as numbered 236 this is the highest recorded cover marked by both types (ref. IFPL p.93 says "211"); with US ...
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214480294
22-6-1948 US airmail affected by mail suspension to Palestine, and sent by PEDI
1948 US "service suspended" mail to Palestine - sent via PEDI: 22 JUNE 1948 air letter from BROOKLYN to TIVON via Haifa, franked 10c per pre-printed stamp & tied by local machine cancel; here posted 4 days before actual resumption of unregistered airmail services from the US (announced officially on 29th) & marked by NY Post Office by 2-line "SERVICE SUSPENDED | RETURN TO SENDER." instructional ma...
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021480295
6/1948 PEDI non-registered airmail to TEL AVIV *WITH* Israeli arrival backstamp
1948 backstamped PEDI airmail: commercial cover from NYC to Walter Eitan at Foreign Ministry in Kirya TEL AVIV, machine franked 25c airmail rate on JUN 23 48 and tied by PEDI Type II cancel, cover numbered 19687 (corresponds to 23-24 June) - 15th shipment; backstamped 13-7-1948 HAKIRYA arrival - extremely rare on a PEDI cover as these not usually registered mails. Slit open at top. Eitan was a leg...
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016880296
6/1948 couriered mail from Germany to TEL AVIV, taxed locally as unfranked
1948 early postal links / taxed incoming couriered mail: unfranked airmail(?) commercial cover from HEIDELBERG ("US Zone" in Germany) to restitution organization in TEL AVIV ("Palestine"), couriered from abroad probably by air and posted locally unfranked, where charged concessionary tax (half the usual postage dues, i.e. the value of the missing postage only) as not addressed to a business (here ...
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011780297
7/1948 couriered mail from France to TEL AVIV, taxed as unfranked with cachet
1948 early postal links / taxed incoming couriered airmail: unfranked airmail stationary cover from PARIS to TEL AVIV, couriered from abroad by air and posted locally unfranked, where marked for tax with Mandate scarce metal boxed cachet "To pay 10 mils" and charged concessionary tax (half the usual postage dues) as addressed to private individual, and paid using 10m 1st Postage Dues Ba #PD3 frank...
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116180298
1949 Beersheva Haviv Schieber private postal service franked & postmarked cover
1948-49 War of Independence improvised post - Haviv Schieber service: 4 MAY 1949 postmarked blank cover, franked 15m using Doar Ivri single; a sort of 'first day cover' of an improvised postal service set up by a serving Israeli Army soldier, Haviv Schieber. The locale was liberated in October 1948 but through to May 1949 it lacked civilian postal services (civilian post was handled by the Army po...
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115180299
Israeli War Independence June 1948 Taxi mail TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM under siege
1948 Jerusalem siege incoming taxi mail: 19/6 dated cover from pharmacy in TEL AVIV to female addressee in JERUSALEM, carried by the "Atid" taxi service & charged 100m for the delivery service (2½x times the period express mail rate charged by the post office) + cover tied by 5m Kofer Hayishuv label for voluntary supplementary tax. Jerusalem was still under land siege (until the 20th) and und...
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121180300
Rare incoming couriered Haifa to Jerusalem mail posted unfranked and not taxed
Interesting stampless couriered cover from HAIFA to JERUSALEM where entered into the civilian postal system & unusually not taxed (or even marked as being unfranked); tied by near full strike of JERUSALEM 4 Main Post Office postmark (Nacht-289/5) with large datelines, dated 6-7-1948 (3rd day of use), unusually with Latin date over the Hebrew; torn open at left & vertically folded as typical of per...
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112880325
3 Period May 1948 interim franked couriered +taxed cover RAMOT HASHAVIM to HAIFA
1948 small locale Ramot HaShavim couriered & taxed cover: May-June 1948 period cover from sender care of resident in RAMOT HASHAVIM to HAIFA, franked 10m per period domestic letter rate using interim frank (with Tel Aviv overprint); the cover is not postmarked and has a vertical fold normally observed on couriered mail (Ramot HaShavim had no post office until October 1949, which may also explain t...
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