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Negev Holyland

lot # 308 - EXTRA LOTS world war one

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AUSTRALIAN FORCES Australia 1941 (Jan) airmail to Australia with Palestine Scenes 10m grey, 6m green, 5m brown, 4m maroon, 3m light green and 2m blue tied BASE P.O. / B.W.1 date stamp used at Gaza. Australia 1941 (Jan 14) cover sent airmail to Australia franked with Palestine Scenes 10m grey, 6m green, 5m brown, 4m maroon, 3m light green and 2m blue tied BASE P.O. / B.W.1 date stamp used at Gaza, Palestine paying 30m per ½oz concession airmail letter rate, censored with violet triangular crowned PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 3390 cachet on face [Australian stamps were supposed to be used after the introduction of the 30m (equivalent to 9d) concession airmail rate on 30 Nov 1940, but stocks were quickly exhausted and emergency use of Palestine stamps was allowed; a large supply of Australian stamps were received on 8 Dec 1940 and Palestine stamps in canteen stocks were quickly replaced; before 30 Nov 1940 Australian servicemen had to pay the full civilian 60m (1/6d) per ½oz airmail letter rate for mail sent home”]

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