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Middle East/All : Yemen: 1966 Civil War 'Brig. Gen. Prince of Condé cover. The cats whiskers !!!

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Ningpo
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11 Dec 2015
03:34:46pm
Here's a 1966 cover that arrived today, which is a real odd-ball.

This was sent by Brigadier General the Prince of Condé. He is a bit of an enigma: Former US Army Officer, a General for the Royalist forces during the Yemeni Civil War, a Royal imposter and a stamp collector.

I can't find much more about him, which is a bit strange, as he sent numerous lavishly decorated envelopes across the world.

I found another reference to him on an earlier cover, sent in 1964. He was then known as Lt. Col. Abdurrahman Condé.


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The addressee is rather curious. Felix Catfood; a large and very well known company in the UK.

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Doe
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11 Dec 2015
05:36:27pm
re: Yemen: 1966 Civil War 'Brig. Gen. Prince of Condé cover. The cats whiskers !!!

He sounds highly entertaining!

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nigelc
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11 Dec 2015
09:09:46pm
re: Yemen: 1966 Civil War 'Brig. Gen. Prince of Condé cover. The cats whiskers !!!

Here is Bruce Conde's obituary from The Independent from 1992:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-bruce-conde-1538240.html

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Ningpo
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11 Dec 2015
10:17:21pm
re: Yemen: 1966 Civil War 'Brig. Gen. Prince of Condé cover. The cats whiskers !!!

Thanks Nigel for that link. That fleshes things out a bit. Shame that a photograph of him was omitted in the article. When I get time, I'll see if I can find one.

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Doe
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11 Dec 2015
10:42:05pm
re: Yemen: 1966 Civil War 'Brig. Gen. Prince of Condé cover. The cats whiskers !!!

He reminds me a great deal of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Defender of Mexico.

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12 Dec 2015
01:01:00am
re: Yemen: 1966 Civil War 'Brig. Gen. Prince of Condé cover. The cats whiskers !!!

I pride myself on my cache of worthless knowledge, but Doe just one upped me! I had to Google Norton I and, my, what an intriguing character. Read about him HERE

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