Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pan Am: New York-Conakry

A nice pair, one first-day cover from the US, showing Pan American's map emblem on the envelope, which seemed to be a recurring first-day cover theme. The other is a handsome pair of Guinean Stamps, with a beautiful, colorful illustration of Pan Am's DC-6 gracefully hugging the African coast on 30 July 1963. The Pan Am cover helpfully points out that the service was routed via Lisbon, as the majority of Pan Am's African routes were prior to the jet age.

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