Lot #2A - Palestine Forerunners

Palestine Forerunner French Post - 1874 Jerusalem Hotel Damascus to Massachusetts USA. Franked 80c x3 & 40c x1= 280c Double rate. Stamps tied by Jerusalem dotted 5089 P/Ms. Jerusalem Cross seal tied to uppr right stamps. Jaffa transit  p/m on top 20 February 1974 alongside Oval handstamps of "Damascus Hotel Jerusalem - A. Hornsteen". Hand notation at top left "Via England". London Red transit p/m on front  3 March 74 alongside Boston arrival p/m March 14.  PD (paid to destination) box cachet on front. Back side with transit p/m Egyptian French P.O Alexandria  22 Feb 74  alongside European transit postmark of  March 2 74. Cover with 2 vertical light folds between upper stamps & postmarks, otherwise F-VF. Extremely rare exhibit quality cover and the only one known with Damascus Hotel cachet.

Start Price: 
$4,750
Sale date: 
Sunday August 27, 2023

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