1935 GB-EGYPT-SAUDI ARABIA [H. St BRIDGER PHILBY] [16291]

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1935(Oct 28) Plain env to H. St. J.B. Philby at Cecil Hotel, Alexandria & forwarded to Djeddah, Arabia bearing ½d & 1½d tied Kilburn d/s & w/on rev oval Hotel Cecil/Alexandria h/s in violet & Alexandria [5 Nov] + Port Said [7 Nov] transit d/s & partial Djedda [12 Dec?] arrival d/s [Harry St John Bridger Philby was a British Agent on assignment to help shore up the allegiance of the Arab rulers to Britain against the Ottoman Empire by promising Crown support for territorial rights & sovereignty. Today Philby is better known as the father of Harold Adrian Russell (Kim) Philby the traitorous Russian spy who betrayed British secrets]

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