Besieged Jerusalem Old City - 7 MR 48 Courier cv from the Old City sent by Miriam Neustadt, the Commander of the Hagana Women in the Jewish Quarter, carried to West Jerusalem by 1 of the Convoys escorted by the British, handed over to the Jewish Agency and mailed in Tel Aviv on 7 MR 48 - part of a family corresp.; vf & Very Rare, the Old City was in Siege as of Dec. 1947, see JSPS p. 203 for a sister cv from the same corresp.
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MAHNE YEHUDA B.O./JERUSALEM 19 AP 48 - 2 strikes of the pmk tying 25m stps (#93 + 2x 97) to Regist cv mailed 1 day before the start of the Siege to Ramat Gan arr Mandate pmk 2 MY 48 - 1st day of the M. Ha'am Post; part of back flap missing, fine Rare Siege cv, took the British almost 2 weeks to deliver, certif Muentz
22 AP 48 JERUSALEM PARCEL POST s.c. pmk on Palestine Parcel Card P.T. 204 addr to Cyprus through the A.I.G./CID Jerusalem. The parcel originated in New York arrived in Jerusalem, the original USA parcel card was returned to the sender, a duplicate issued as per manuscpt on top to go with the parcel to the CID - Jerus & then by a British Military convoy from Jerusalem to the addressee in Cyprus; vf, an unusual & interesting item
26 AP 48 JERUSALEM - THE LAST DAY of BRITISH MANDATE POST OPERATIONS in the city - d.c. pmk tying 10m Mandate stp (#97) to commerc cv ex Hadassah Nurses School in Jerusalem to Affula; top of cv incl a part of the stp damaged by fire & cv straightened at left, the pmk is full & clearly legible, see JSPS p. 37, 5 cvs w/this date recorded
29 April 1948 - a letter from the Postmaster General in Jerusalem to a philatelist in TLV regarding the suspension of sale of Palestine stps. The document proves that at least until this date some Mandate Postal activity took place - the letter was written 9 days after the Siege began & 3 days after the last recorded use of the Mandate pmk; folded, fine, item illust. in JSPS p. 38, Historic doc.
THE ISSUES: 9 MAY 1948 - the original protocol of the meeting that took place on 9 May at the Jewish Agency office in Jerusalem regarding the distribution of the 1st Jerusalem local issue stps w/details of the 4 participants (J. Agency depts & P. Office Heads). Listed are the quantities given to the P. Office delegate during the meeting, orders of the distribution to the 3 Jerus P.O. branches & collecting of the proceeds. Signed by H. Even Tov - the J. Agency's Jerus Comm., A Renan - in charge of the Jerus Post, Ashkenazi & Neuman of the J. Agency & the Post accounts dept.; folded, fine & Historic, illust. in JSPS p. 62
5m - 1st local issue cpl sheet of 10 stps - variety: all Double Albino Ovpt & Partly Inked Ovpt on front & back; u/m, 2 stps gum disturbed, pre-printing bottom horiz light fold & few other minute faults; f - vf Gem, Rare Unlisted
1st Local Issue - 25m vertical pair top stp w/"Doar" ovpt only, bottom stp "Doar" at bottom & 25m at top of stp, Unlisted variety; u/m, vf & Rare
RARITY: MOUNT SCOPUS ENCLAVE - air mail cv sent by Bela Krakover to Nachum c/o Jew. Agency in Munich - Germany properly frank 35m (SG #93 & 3x #97) carried to Jerusalem by one of the Convoys, stps postmarked JERUSALEM 15 MR 48 in the New City, original contents dated "Mount Scopus 4.3.1948" describing the danger of traveling by the Convoys; roughly opened at left & light toning, fine Major 1948 Postal History item - the only recorded cv from Mount Scopus mailed abroad, certif Tsachor - Aloni