Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - 1896 Registered cover from Jaffa to Nice France, franked pair of 1 Piastre (total of 2pi correct rate for reg. letter) tied by Collins type PM8 Double circle postmark dated 1 June 1896 alongside framed "Recommandee" registration cachet Collins type RC2. This is newly discovered early date for the RC2 cachet. Collins list the earliest known date for the RC2 cachet as 29.11.1901 (Page 103). THIS COVER IS ALMOST 5 YEARS EARLIER !!! Also.. only 4 other registered covers known to be mailed with RC2. Back side showing Italian transit postmarks of June 9,10 1896. Nice France arrival postmark on front dated June 11 1896. Cover is in VF condition, expertise penciled signature Nakri & with his 2015 certificate. Top rarity newly discovered showpiece.