Monday, January 9, 2012
Swissair: Genéve-Douala, April 1976
It isn't clear if this route is different than the Zürich-Douala route, which was launched in November of the same year, and memorialized on a first day cover which was featured on Timetablist some years ago. The dates are slightly different, and as are the envelopes-- here a bird mask juts out across the white space, its concentric circles almost reminiscent of an air force insignia. Despite coming from a Francophone canton to a French-speaking country, the address spells Kamerun in the German style. United Nations postage and cancellation marks fill out the upper-right.