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Outbreak WWII suspended service outbound mail: 10 SP 1939 surface mail postal stationary postcard from TEL AVIV to BELZ Poland, in Hebrew-lettered Yiddish on Mandate postal stationary prefranked 8m per period overseas rate, tied by local double-ringed postmark; address subsequently crossed out by crayon & postcard stamped "return to". Here, war on 10th day but Belz not yet occupied (c. 14-15 Sept); postcard probably returned as no way to deliver it: oddly, not refused on the spot. Passed Palestine Censor T10 (unlisted in Sacher), either on dispatch or return. The Official Gazette announced a suspension of postal services to Poland on 5 Oct. (in effect from 27 Sept.).

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10-09-1939 outbreak WWII censored suspended service

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