Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post scarce destination - 1 Piastre stationery cover mailed to Lima Peru South America with superb strike p/m of Jerusalem 5 dated 6.12.1913. No other postal markings on back. One mid. vertical fold otherwise VF.
Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - Cover mailed from Caifa to Zurich Swtzerland, franked total of 50 Para, tied by Caifa 1 postmark dated 5.9.1917 alongside Turkish box censor. Additional Turkish Moon/Star censor handstamp on back with Swiss arrival postmark dated 22.1.1918. Most unusual over 3 month voyage. Cover with one middle vertical fold. F-VF.
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..
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 (Referenc
Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post - Cover mailed from Tiberias to the Zagazig Egypt, franked 10para x4 Turkish stamps, tied by Tiberias Bridge type postmark dated 4.7.1905. Transit & arrival postmark on back of Port said & Zigazag 12 & 13.7 1905. F+VF.
Palestine Forerunners Turkish Post RARE DESTINATION - Tiberias to Bombay India. Franked 1 Piastre tied by Collins catalog type PM4 postmark dated 2.5.1912. Port Said Egypt transit p/m on back 7.5.1912 alongside Bombay India arrival p/m 12 May 1912. Few wrinkles and small points toning. This is the only cover recorded From Tiberias to India during the Ottoman Empire era.
Palestine Forerunners German Post - Folded letter type registered multi rate from Jaffa to Guglingen Germany (small town in Southern Germany population today 6200), franked 1 Piastre x3 stamps and 10c all tied by June 1911 double ring postmarks alongside Aus Sarona Bei Jaffa Deutsche Post Violet 2 line cachet partly below Jaffa Registered label Stiechele type FC (only 4 such other reg. labels known). Oval violet sender cachet on back J.
Palestine Forerunners French Post - Jaffa 1867 cover mailed to the USA. Franked total of 240c (x3 80c stamps) tied by VF strike postmarks "5089" alongside Jaffa dotted ring March 15 1867, P.D box (paid destination) , handstamped "18" and with USA red arrival p/m. back side with Alexandria Egypt and Marseille Frence transit postmarks March 18 & March 25 1867.. Left stamp with small fault at left side. Cover with vertical tear between right stamp & Jaffa p/m & missing small piece at left side. F-VF scarce early postal history item from the holyland.
Palestine Forerunners French Post - April 26 1860 scarce cover mailed from Jerusalem to Westchester Pennsylvania USA. Postmarked with Jerusalem cross, Jaffa dotted double ring postmark April 27 1860, Alexandria Egypt April 28 & Paris France May 10 1860 transit postmarks on back. Philadelphia arrival postmark on front dated May 23. Cover manuscript on front "30" in Jaffa (postage due to be collected).. 3 page English handwritten letter included. Cover and pages in VF condition.
Palestine Forerunners Austrian Post RARE DESTINATION & unusual routing - Jerusalem 1896 via London England to Johanesburg South Africa, back to England and returned to Jerusalem. Franked 1 Piastre tied by Jerusalem double ring postmark, sent to London, postmarked there January 18 1896, reroute to South Africa where transit arrival postmarks Z.A.R applied dated Febuary 7 & April 27 , sent back to England where imprinted label applied (on top of South African Z.A.R p/m) "Officially sealed in the returned Letter Office London".