Greek black & white picture postcard printed in Greek/French “30 ΑΝΑΚΤΟΡΙΚΗ ΦΡΟΥΡΑ / EUZONE DU PALAIS ROYAL” with message addressed to Poughkeepsie, New York USA, written on 2/20/51: re sender’s impression visiting Athens and touring Corinth in Peloponnese. The card is franked with 1c ‘George Washington’ adhesive (Presidential issue, 1938-54) at military concession rate. No sender’s details shown on message.
Duplex steel handstamp unit applied in black with dated postmark “U.S.S. HAROLD J. ELLISON (DD-864), FEB 20 1951” and a 4-bar obliteration marker to the right side with no location over the postage stamp.
[USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864) destroyer remained in commission from 1945 to 1983. The warship participated in periodic cruises to the Mediterranean Sea with the U.S. 6th Fleet since 1947, helping to keep the peace and protect American interests in the area. Following the 1956 Suez crisis, she took part in peacekeeping operations in the eastern Mediterranean during 1957.]
No postal or other marks applied on arrival at final destination. Only addressee’s pencil ms notice indicatres that the item had been received on “Mar 1 – 1951”.
Condition: Excellent; see scans.
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