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Arab-Israeli mail suspensions 1949-1956 (21)
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Postkrieg, Anti-Zionist Franking & Politically inspired refusal of service (5)
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023080418
DISCOVERY: 1950 Italian cv to Israel seized from grounded TWA flight in Egypt
September 1950 TWA flight mail seized in Egypt - DISCOVERY PIECE: 15 SEP 1950 airmail cover from BRINDISI (Italy) to HAIFA, franked 145L & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; subsequently opened & resealed using K-type-C label & tied by K-Type1 (#53) censor. The cover was returned to sender and resent (without requiring additional postage as per UPU regulations) and received in HAIFA (backstamped...
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015180419
1950 Egypt-seized TWA flight US airmail to Israel with latest LKD arrival pmks
September 1950 TWA flight mail seized in Egypt: 15 SEP 1950 airmail commercial cover on business stationary from NEW YORK to HAIFA, meter franked 50c; this cover was carried on board a TWA flight which departed ROME on 18 September with 14 passengers and scheduled to arrive at LYDDA the same day, however due to engine trouble the plane was forced to land in CAIRO (reference: Maariv p.1 20-09-1950)...
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016580420
11/1950 Dutch airmail to JERUSALEM routed via Egypt & refused service; resent
Egyptian friendly "no service" mail to Israel: 22 XI 1950 airmail commercial cover from VOORBURG Netherlands to Old City JERUSALEM "ISRAEL", meter franked 25c; addressed in error to Israel rather than JORDAN (Old City then Jordanian) & (correctly?) routed via EGYPT where backstamped 25 NO 50 CAIRO transit; here mistake in address realized & "Israel" crossed off and replaced "via Kingdom of Jordan"...
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1954 Ceylon airmail to Israel via Pakistan & PORT TAWFIK; returned via Ethiopia
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel - via country with no postal relations: 10 DEC 1954 airletter from COLOMBO (Ceylon) to JERUSALEM "Israel", pre-franked 40c & tied by strike of local postmark; incredibly, routed via PAKISTAN (no postal relations with Israel 1948-93) where marked 12 DEC 1954 KARACHI | CANCELLED and transmitted on to EGYPT(!) where backstamped 5 JA 55 PORT TAWFIK transit (this rare)...
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012080422
3/1956 Philippine 1st day cover to Israel misrouted via Egypt, censored/returned
Egyptian postal boycott of Israel: 16 MAR 1956 surface mailed 1st Day Cover from Stamp & Philatelic Division of the Bureau of Posts MANILA to TEL AVIV, franked 25c & tied by single strike of special First Day postmark; either misrouted via EGYPT by incorrect mailbag placement at the origin sorting office or simply seized while in transit through Suez (as was Egyptian policy at the time for Israeli...
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015180423
10/1952 Hong Kong airmail to Israel misrouted via Lebanon, returned via Egypt
Lebanese postal boycott of Israel: 20 OCT 1952 registered commercial airmail cover on business stationary from HONG KONG to SDE NEHEMIA (via AFULA post), franked $1.30 & tied by 2 strikes of local REGISTERED postmark; misrouted via LEBANON where backstamped 23 X 52 BEYROUTH CHARGEMENTS ("cargo") arrival & marked by French manuscript instructional marking "Retour | Pas de relation postal avec Israe...
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014380424
1956 British a/m to ZAHALA Israel misrouted ZAHLA Lebanon; DELIVERED, returned
Lebanese postal boycott of Israel - with the mail received: 22 JLY 1956 registered commercial airmail cover from NORTHWOOD (UK) to ZAHALA "Israel", franked 9d & tied by machine cancel; British post office was confused by address name & routed the cover to LEBANON (backstamped 24-VII-56 BEYROUTH transit) where transmitted onwards to ZAHLE (capital of Beqaa Governorate), here backstamped next day ar...
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1955 UK-Israel airmail misrouted Jordan, with rare Israeli postal mimeograph
Jordanian postal boycott of Israel: 21 JAN 1955 British Air Letter postal stationary cover with 19.1.55 dated message in Hebrew & German, from EAST FINCHLEY LONDON to JERUSALEM "Israel", whose country of destination was apparently overlooked & the cover misrouted to Jordanian EAST Jerusalem via AMMAN, where the arrival was backstamped on the cover (see below); lacking further Jordanian postal mark...
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014080426
1952 Indian suspended service marking on cv to Israel censored/returned by Egypt
Indian postal markings on Egyptian postal boycott of Israel mail: 11 II 1952 pre-printed air letter from BYCULLA - BOMBAY to [ma'abarah / new immigrant camp - "tzrif [hut] 150"] at KIRYAT NAHUM [in KIRYAT ATA] via HAIFA, pre-franked 6 Anna & tied by full strike of local postmark; misrouted via Egypt, where opened & resealed by censor (K-Type-C), marked by K-Type-1 censor handstamp (#51) on front a...
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014280427
1/1950 Israel mail to BEIRUT refused local servce w/ rare instructional marking
Rare Israeli "no service" mark on mail: 4-1-1950 postcard with message in French (dated 12/12/49) from HAIFA to BEIRUT (Lebanon), franked 15pr as per the SU-2 period surface rate & tied by strike of head post office; as there were no postal connections between Israel & Lebanon, the transmission was stopped & postcard tied by very rare K-Type-H-I.1 magenta 2-line instructional marking handstamp in ...
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015080428
1950 Jordanian airmail to Italy mis-returned to Israel; returned Italy, Jordan
Israeli "no service" marks on mail from Arab states: 30 MAY 1950 airmail cover from EAST JERUSALEM (Jordan) to MODENA, franked 75m per postage period rate to Europe using mixed franking of the 1st + 2nd definitives & tied by 2 strikes of local postmark; backstamped 31 V 50 BEYROUTH transit; arrived in Italy but as addressee left, cover marked on back in Italian manuscript + "AL MITTENTE" ('return ...
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015380429
1951 Indian airmail to BETHLEHEM misrouted to Israel; censored, returned; resent
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 28 JAN 1951 airmail cover from PONDICHERRY India to BETHLEHEM "Jordan, Palestine", franked 14 Annas & tied by strike of local boxed postmark; mis-routed via ISRAEL, where backstamped 6-2-1951 JERUSALEM arrival, censored & sealed by Gladstone Type-9 with unrecorded "Vav 1014" + marked "PAS DE SERVICE VIA ISRAEL" instructional marking handstamp K-Ty...
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015680430
3/1951 UK printed matter mail to E. JERUSALEM via Israel where returned; resent
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 26 III 1951 surface mailed printed-matter cover from LONDON to JERUSALEM ("PALESTINE"), meter-franked 1d per new 1950 overseas "reduced rate" (for non-commercial printed matter); routed via ISRAEL, backstamped 15-4-1951 JERUSALEM arrival where address found to be in Jordanian EAST JERUSALEM: cover manuscript-updated "Old City via AMMAN" & tied by ...
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1952 Moroccan airmail to BETHLEHEM via Israel; censored & returned; resent
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 26-6-1952 airmail cover from TAROUDANT Morocco to BETHLEHEM ("Hashemite Kingdom/Palestine"), franked 40f & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped same day CASABLANCA transit - but mis-routed to ISRAEL (with whom Morocco had postal relations, until 1961), backstamped 6-7-1952 JERUSALEM arrival (date derived from the Hebrew - possible date...
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014780432
1952 Jordanian airmail to Brazil, reached Israel 3 years later & refused service
Unusual Israeli "no service" marks on mail from Arab states - 3 year transit: 6 OCT 1952 Jordanian postal stationary air letter from AMMAN to RIO DE JANEIRO, franked 40F & tied by strike of local postmark; cover lacks further instructional marks, but as backstamped 14-11-1955(!) HAIFA(!) arrival, must have been returned to sender & misrouted - for over 3 years (unless Israeli postmark misdated & t...
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014280433
11/1952 Jordanian mail to Brazil, returned to Israel, refused service & returned
Israeli "no service" marks on mail from Arab states: 15 NO 1952 surface mailed cover from JERUSALEM (Jordan - no return address) to COPACABANA Brazil, franked 4m & tied by strike of local postmark; backstamped 8 JAN 1953 COPACABANA arrival but as addressee left (instructional handstamp on back), returned to sender ("verso" please turn over manuscript notation + "AU REMETENTE" instructional marking...
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015480434
2/1954 French mail to HEBRON routed via Israel, refused service & returned
Israeli "No Service" markings on mail to Arab countries: 20-2-1954 surface mailed commercial cover from AVON France to HEBRON "Israel", franked 30Fr & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; although Hebron was then part of Jordan, this cover was routed to Israel, backstamped 28-3-1954 TEL AVIV-17 arrival, where marked "Pas de service via Israel" using Tel Aviv post office K-Type-T-III.1 instructiona...
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021580435
1955 Syrian airmail to UK returned damaged via Israel; refused service, returned
Israeli "No Service" marks on mail from Arab countries: 9-12-1955 mini airmail cover (printed matter?) from HOMS Syria to LONDON, franked 40p & tied by strike of local postmark + stamped on back by boxed cachet "The Army is the Impervious Fortress of the Nation, Support it with Money to Give you Lives"; upon arrival cover affixed by British General Post Office label "arrived opened or damaged | an...
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014780436
1/1956 UK printed matter to Iraq misrouted to Israel; refused service & returned
Israeli "No Service" marks on mail to Arab countries: 9 I 1956 commercial cover from LEEDS to BASRA Iraq, meter-franked 2½d per 1950 surface rate for printed matter & samples; cover mis-routed to ISRAEL where marked by TEL AVIV Post Office "Pas de Service via Israel" instructional marking handstamp K-Type-T-III.1, here on last known date of use & backstamped 3-2-56 TEL AVIV-24(?) arrival; ret...
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013380437
1956 Irish wrapper to Jordan via Israel; refused service, returned; resent
Israeli "no service" marks on mail to Arab states: 25 I 1956 airmail [printed matter] wrapper from DÚN LAOGHAIRE Ireland to JERUSALEM (no country specified), franked 9d & tied by strike of local postmark; as no destination country specified, Irish Post Office may have added "Israel" in manuscript (light blue crayon, upper left front) & routed via ISRAEL, where address was found to belong to t...
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014680438
1956 Lebanese a/m to Brazil mis-sent to Israel, refused service & 'returned'
Israeli "No Service" markings on mail from Arab countries: 15.6.1956 airmail cover from BEYROUTH to POUSO ALEGRE Brazil, franked 95pia & tied by 3 strikes of local postmark; backstamped 1956 21 JUN by unclear double-ringed transit postmark (unique as with Year first in dateline) - but here mis-routed to Israel as sender placed his name ("Ismael") in center of cover & addressee information above(!)...
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