lot # 1 - palestine forerunners
Palestine Forerunners Austrian Post RARE DESTINATION - Jerusalem to Tranquebar east India, franked 20 Para tied by Jerusalem double ring p/m 16.1.1899 alongside seapost transit p/m Jan.30 & Tranquebar arrival p/m Febuary 7. Hand written notation on top "via Suez". Back side with b/w view of Jerusalem Mosque with 21 word date message. This is the only known postcard to be mailed from the Holy Land during the Turkish Ottoman Empire era to Tranquebar east India (Shore town bay of Bengal). VF showpiece.