Issue Date: 14/05/2011
Issue Name: Concorde- 20th Anniversary of the Royal Washington Tour
Producer: Buckingham Covers
In May, 1991, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip undertook a Royal tour of the United States - their first tour of the United States since 1983. But did you know that Concorde took them there? Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Royal visit to the USA with our beautiful commemorative Concorde cover
Our stunning cover features a single 1st class Concorde stamp and Filton, Bristol postmark (14th May, 2011), and has been doubled with a USA stamp and 'Official USA Tour' cachet commemorating a milestone in both Royal and Concorde history. A small number of these covers have been signed by former senior Concorde Pilot Jock Lowe.
The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde is a French-British turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner that was operated from 1976 until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04, with seating for 92 to 128 passengers.
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Jock Lowe is a distinguished former senior Concorde pilot and Director of Flight Operations for British Airways. He was elected as Master of the Guild of Air Pilots.