SECRET ARMY MARKINGS on ISRAELI MAIL ENVELOPE
The Israelis have one of the most professional armies in the world. One of the highlights of their success is ” secrecy “.
Even in postal matters it’s a top secret where the mail is emanating from. Outgoing mail is marked by the Army Postal Service with a special purple triangular hand stamp featuring a simple Army logo, an originating number, and the Hebrew letters ” D, TZ ” ( for Doar Tzahal = Army Mail ).
Here are envelopes from soldiers thru-out Israel ( all addressed to a newspaper contest and dated in 1971 ). The copy on the top of the envelope notes “Active Service / Duty and written in the area” Each featuring a logo below which says “The Secret of Success is Keeping a Secret.” With two Soldier vignettes.