A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

Postal Stationery: Telegram and other Postal Envelopes

Here are a few illustrations of official envelopes used for postal business, telegrams, money orders, &c.

PT11_00 (20K) 250514_PT11 (21K)

Envelope PT11, 1930s. No printing on the reverse.

Envelope PT11, 1920s, thin paper, ca. 150x85mm. No printing on the reverse. Postmark: JERUSALEM / C T O / 14 MY 25 (Sacher H9). CTO stands for Central Telegraph Office.

PT11_airV (19K) PT11_airR (20K)

Different version of envelope PT11, ca. 1940. Note the variations in the inscriptions and advertising of airmail services on the reverse.

PT366_260526 (23K) PT366_260330 (21K)

Envelope PT366, here used in May 1926 by the Jerusalem Money Order Department (cachet Sacher H14). Machine cancel JERUSALEM / 26 MAY 26.2PM.

The same envelope, PT366, used in March 1926 by the Jerusalem Accounts Branch & Registry (cachet similar to Sacher 23 or 24) for a registered letter to Detroit. Horizontal pair of SG no. 80 (13m) cancelled by REGISTERED / JERUSALEM / 30 MR 26.

PT749_330426 (20K)

Envelope PT749, used here in April 1933: JERUSALEM / B / 26 AP / 33.

PT749_370114 (18K) PT749_350311 (23K)

Later printing of PT 749. This envelope used by Accounts Branch Palestine Telegraphs from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv: JERUSALEM / E / 14 JA / 37.

This copy of PT 749 (same printing as copy on the left, and also used at Accounts Branch Palestine Telegraphs) has an additional red overprint at the bottom: "IF NOT DELIVERED IN SEVEN DAYS RETURN TO SENDER". Machine cancel JERUSALEM / 11 MAR 35.2PM.

PT750_351005 (25K)

Envelope PT750 used from Haifa to the US: HAIFA / G / 10 OC / 35. Size: 200x94mm.

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