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Laos to Canada
August 14, 1973

This commercial cover was sent from Vientiane.
Vientiane is located in Laos midway on the northern border of Thailand.

Continental Air Services, Inc., operated a fleet of airplanes in support of the war in Viet Nam.
The addressee of this cover was De Havilland Aircraft
of Canada Limited in Dowsview, Ontario.

The letter was probably related to some service or spares request for their motley fleet of aircraft.

The cover was franked with four 1972 125 kip airmails
honoring the That Luang Religious Festival (Scott C95).
(Note: I'm not sure of this identification but it's the best I could come up with.)

There are three of what I believe are Vientiane CDS.

The envelope is a typical #10 airmail envelope of the era.


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