A Short Introduction To The Philately Of Palestine

Telegram Forms

Here are a few illustrations of Telegram forms, recepits, and related material. Unless shown the reverse side of such forms is blank.

200831_T3-2b (55K)

Telegram form, 1920, arriving from Suez via Jerusalem in Jaffa: O.E.T.P.A. No. T. 3. and B. & C.: PALESTINE TELEGRAPHS. Size: 244x155mm, no printer's legend. Datestamp: JAFFA / 31 AU 20.
Listed in Hochheiser as #3-2b, though this form shows some slight variations to the copy shown by Hochheiser!

210221_PT6A (57K)

Telegram form, 1921, arriving from Jaffa in Jerusalem: P.T. 6/A.: PALESTINE POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS. / TELEGRAM. Size: 275x140mm, no printer's legend. Datestamp: DELIVERY / JERUSALEM / B 26 FE 21 (Sacher H11, though note the dropped "I" not mentioned by Sacher!).

210328_PT6A (56K)

Telegram form, 1921, arriving from Jaffa in Haifa: P.T. 6/A.: PALESTINE POSTS AND TELEGRAPHS. / TELEGRAM, no printer's legend, 273x140mm. Note the misprint Office Dated Stam. Datestamp: HAIFA / [?] / 28 MR / 21.

260527_tel (52K)

Telegram form, 1926, arriving in Safad from Tiberias: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES. / TELEGRAM. Size: 244x155mm, no printer's legend. Datestamp: SAFAD / * / 27 My / 26.

290000_PT4V (49K)

Telegram form, P.T. 4 and A: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES. / FOR USE IN THE CASE OF AN OFFICIAL TELEGRAM and Conditions of Acceptance on reverse. Size: 225x148mm. Printer's legend: 6057–20000 Pads–22.2 26.L.J.S.P.
Used here in Haifa for a telegram going to Jerusalem. No datestamp on this form.

Below: Receipt for above telegram. Form P.T. 13.: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES., No. 25809.
Size: 97x84mm, perforated on the left. Printer's legend: 7732-2000 Bks-S.O.P.
The charge paid (8 words) was 60 Mils. Datestamp: HAIFA / 16 JA / 29.

290116_PT13 (14K)
290000_PT4R (42K)
340425_telV (43K)

Telegram form: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES. / TELEGRAM and advertising the Express Delivery Service on reverse. Size: 214x139mm. No printer's legend. No. 116.
Used here in Haifa for a message arriving from Jerusalem. Datestamp: HAIFA / * / 25 AP / 34.

340425_telR (42K)
341209_PT4V (46K)

Telegram form, P.T. 4. and A: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES. / FOR USE IN THE CASE OF AN OFFICIAL TELEGRAM and Conditions of Acceptance on reverse. Size: 209x140mm. Printer's legend: 24055—6000 Pads—20.7.33—S.O.P
Used here in Haifa for a private telegram going to Alexandria. No datestamp on this form.

Below: Receipt for above telegram. Form P.T. 13: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES., F, No. 35227.
Size: 109x94mm, perforated on the left. Printer's legend: 28807—2500 Bks.—16.5.34—G.C.P
The charge paid (6 words) was 100 Mils. Datestamp: HAIFA / * / 6 DE / 34.

341209_PT13 (16K)
341209_PT4R (38K)
401113_telV (41K)

Telegram form: PALESTINE POSTS, TELEGRAPHS & TELEPHONES. / TELEGRAM and advertising the Express Delivery Service on reverse. Size: 212x135mm. No printer's legend. No. 113.
Used here in Tel Aviv for a message arriving from Kishinew, Soviet Union (Moldova). Datestamp: TELEGRAPHS / TEL AVIV / A / 13 NO 40.

401113_telR (44K)
440913_PT6V (46K)

Wartime economy Telegram form, P.T. 6. and C: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS & TELEGRAPHS / TELEGRAM and on reverse TELEGRAM / No Charge for Delivery. Size: 182x137mm, with two gummed flaps and one perforated side.
Printer's legend: 32690—500000—31.1.44—G.C.P.
Used here in Nazareth, arriving from Haifa, datestamp: NAZARETH / 13 SE / 44.

440913_PT6R (38K)
461229_PT6V (41K)

Wartime economy Telegram form, P.T. 6. and C: DEPARTMENT OF POSTS & TELEGRAPHS / TELEGRAM and on reverse TELEGRAM / No Charge for Delivery. Size: 185x137mm, with two gummed flaps and one perforated side.
Printer's legend: 32998—900000—31.12.44—G.C.P.
Used here in Jerusalem, arriving from Haifa, datestamp: JERUSALEM / * / 29 DE / 46.

461229_PT6R (36K)
470000_telV (29K) 470000_telR (31K)

Telegram form P.T.4: INLAND TELEGRAM. Printer's legend: 39676[?]—1000000—7.1.47—G.C.P.

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