Concorde Celebrates Commercial Anniversary

Concorde Celebrates Commercial Anniversary

On 21st January 1976 the mercurial Concorde embarked on it’s first commercial flight from Heathrow Airport. 40 years on and even more remarkably, 12 years since its retirement, the supersonic aircraft still remains a focal point of engineering history.

Since 1969 when the Anglo-French plane was first airborne, the stamp and cover industry has avidly collected Concorde. Anniversaries, records, first flight, first commercial flight, last flight, pilot signed, engineer signed, carried etc etc.

The list is endless and such was Concorde’s widespread popularity that it became a collection within itself.

What’s next for Concorde?

A group of affluent Concorde enthusiasts have set-up ‘Club Concorde’ with the aim to buy a Paris display Concorde and have the iconic plane back in the skies in 2019.

Although little more has been said of the plans, the stamp and cover world can expect another boom in the market if Concorde does get off the ground again.

Here’s to hoping we see the great Concorde at airshows and charter flights again soon.


Anyway, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary we have three fantastic 1976 First Commercial Flight covers, all discounted!

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CS1932By Jake Harvey

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