PALESTINE 1942 SGD12, D13 Cover British Red Cross Postal Message Scheme
Stock Code: P201001186
Postage Due. 1942 (22 OC) stampless printed 'BRITISH RED CROSS, PALESTINE / POSTAL MESSAGE SCHEME' envelope, used from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv with very fine 'JERUSALEM / PALESTINE / POSTAGE PAID' cds in red. Undelivered (auxiliary H/S on reverse noting the addressee had left) and returned to Jerusalem with straight line 'RETURN TO' handstamp and Tel Aviv cds for '4 NO 22'. The return journey assessed as unpaid, with boxed 'TO PAY. / 3 / MILS' tax mark on face. The deficiency paid by 1928-44 1m brown and 2m yellow dues, tied by a Jerusalem cds for '5 NO 42'. Slight faults (1m due lifted and replaced, traces of toning) but a very interesting and most unusual usage.
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