lot # 9A - palestine forerunners
Palestine Forerunners Turkish military post - FPO 3 ( Sahara Postassi 3) VF postmark 28.5.1917 tied to 5 Para Turkish stamp (Printed matter rate - less than 5 word message) on postcard with view of Jerusalem Damas gate sent by a soldier of the 52nd Division to Istanbul Turkey. FPO 3 used by the Turkish 52nd division stationed in the Gaza area. This postcard pictured in the Ottoman post in Palestine Collins catalog page 222. According to Collins this is the only postcard known with this postmark. Card with light wrinkle & few rubbing spots on picture side, otherwise VF unique showpiece Rarity.