Lot Number: 50

(Basutoland) First internal, and first air connection to South Africa, F/F Maseru to Ladysmith, Natal, plain cover franked 3d, mis-cancelled 2 April, typed "New Air Service - Inaugural Flight/Ladysmith-Mokhotlong-Maseru/and Return", Drakensburg Air Services Pty Ltd.

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Date: 1950, Jun 2
Est. price: £85.00
Category: Basutoland

Description: First internal, and first air connection to South Africa, F/F Maseru to Ladysmith, Natal, plain cover franked 3d, mis-cancelled 2 April, typed "New Air Service - Inaugural Flight/Ladysmith-Mokhotlong-Maseru/and Return", Drakensburg Air Services Pty Ltd.
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Lot Number: 127

(Egypt) Airmail from ship, Port Said to Hong Kong,  posted from SS Empire Orwell, launched as the "Pretoria" in 1936 and operated as a hospital ship in WWII. Renamed the SS Empire Orwell in 1950 and used as a troopship to and from Korea and Malaya (ref National Archives). Plain cover franked 58ml, canc Paquebot/Port Said cds, addressed to 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, c/o Army Post  Office, Hong Kong,  'Field Post Office/10 J.. 50/ 385 (Hong Kong) arrival ds, ms 'Air Mail, Egyptian currency control mark. The 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment was deployed to Korea for a year in 1950.

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Date: 1950, Jun 4
Est. price: £15.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Airmail from ship, Port Said to Hong Kong, posted from SS Empire Orwell, launched as the "Pretoria" in 1936 and operated as a hospital ship in WWII. Renamed the SS Empire Orwell in 1950 and used as a troopship to and from Korea and Malaya (ref National Archives). Plain cover franked 58ml, canc Paquebot/Port Said cds, addressed to 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, c/o Army Post Office, Hong Kong, 'Field Post Office/10 J.. 50/ 385 (Hong Kong) arrival ds, ms 'Air Mail, Egyptian currency control mark. The 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment was deployed to Korea for a year in 1950.
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Lot Number: 128

(Egypt) Airmail from ship, Port Said to Hong Kong,  posted from SS Empire Orwell, launched as the "Pretoria" in 1936 and operated as a hospital ship in WWII. Renamed the SS Empire Orwell in 1950 and used as a troopship to and from Korea and Malaya (ref National Archives). Plain cover franked 77ml, canc Paquebot/Port Said cds, addressed to 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, c/o Army Post  Office, Hong Kong,  'Field Post Office/10 J.. 50/ 385 (Hong Kong) arrival ds, ms 'Air Mail. The 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment was deployed to Korea for a year in 1950.

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Date: 1950, Jun 4
Est. price: £12.00
Category: Egypt

Description: Airmail from ship, Port Said to Hong Kong, posted from SS Empire Orwell, launched as the "Pretoria" in 1936 and operated as a hospital ship in WWII. Renamed the SS Empire Orwell in 1950 and used as a troopship to and from Korea and Malaya (ref National Archives). Plain cover franked 77ml, canc Paquebot/Port Said cds, addressed to 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, c/o Army Post Office, Hong Kong, 'Field Post Office/10 J.. 50/ 385 (Hong Kong) arrival ds, ms 'Air Mail. The 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment was deployed to Korea for a year in 1950.
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