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Doron Waide Auction #34 January 6 2019 2pm USA eastern time

Auction #33 Item # 30

Lot#: 30
Palestine Forerunners

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Start price 750,00 USD

Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - Jerusalem to Switzerland 1917 registered cover franked 2 Piastre plus 20 Para tied by very clear Bilingual MEO CHAREM postmark dated July 3 1917 alongside framed registration cachet Collins type RC4 plus framed all Arabic Istanbul  box censor on front & Red round paper military censor on back alongside Turkish transit & Swiss arrival postmarks dated August 2 1917 & September 20 1917.  Only 6 other registered covers known to be mailed from Meo Charim with registration cachet type RC4 (Reference collins Catalog page 124).   Rate translate to 1 Piastre letter rate plus 1 Piastre registration plus 20 Para for war tax.  Cover with one vertical wrinkle (away from stamps) and tiny tear in middle of top margin, otherwise VF rare showpiece.  2015 Nakri certificate.


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