102036 | FRANCE & INDO-CHINA. Air Orient bronze Medal.
102036 | FRANCE & INDO-CHINA. Air Orient bronze Medal. Issued circa 1930 (72mm, 146.29 g, 12h). By A. Rivaud for Arthus-Bertrand in Paris.
Jugate heads of two women right—one laureate, the other with overly caricatured ethnic features / FRANCE INDO–CHINE, winged hippocamp (the company’s logo) right over outline of the 17-point stop from France to French Indo-China; AIR ORIENT around. Edge: «triangle» and «B».
Choice Mint State. Light olive-brown surfaces, with a somewhat glossy nature.
A short-lived airline founded in 1929, Air Orient merged with Air France just four years later in 1933. The airline specialized in weekly flights between Marseille and Saigon in French Indo-China (now Vietnam), with numerous stopping points along the way—many of which were other French colonial outposts and possessions.
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