For this week's free theme, I've chosen a couple of covers. The covers are both from Egypt (pre-1952) with definitives from the reign of King Farouk. The first one is registered mail and has two values from the set issued from 1937 - 1944, the picture being the investiture of the young King Farouk.
The second cover is from 1951 and has 3 values from the definitives which were first issued in 1944. What I like about this cover is that it has a cancellation for Cook's Post Office in Cairo. This would have been mailed from Thomas Cook's Tourist Agency in Cairo, which was next to Shepheard's Hotel, both of which were destroyed in 1952. The cancellation in Arabic on the far left is a censorship cancellation, although it doesn't look like this envelope had been opened by the censors.
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