Issue Date: 04/09/2011
Producer: Buckingham Covers
On September 4, 1971 Concorde prototype 001 took off from Toulouse, France, to make its first transatlantic flight to Rio, Brazil. Celebrate the anniversary of another fantastic British aviation landmark with our stunning commemorative cover.
This cover was automatically reserved for anyone in our Concorde Cover Clubs (signed and unsigned) at the lowest possible priceLimited signed editions to be confirmed Featuring a single stamp from our 40th Anniversary Mach 2 Concorde mint stamp sheet Cancelled with a specially designed Concorde Anniversaries, Filton, Bristol postmark on the day of the anniversary (4 September, 2011) Also bearing a single French Concorde stamp with cachet Featuring a single Brazilian stamp and cachet Commemorating another fantastic Concorde aviation milestone
A limited number of these covers will be available as a special signed edition. The signer for this cover is still to be confirmed. Buckingham Covers tirelessly search for the most relevant and best possible signers to make your cover that little bit more special, but as most of the celebrities who sign for us are very busy people and sign out of good will to help raise money for charity, some signatures take a little bit longer than others to arrange. We will update this page as soon as we find the best possible signer.Click here to see our entire Concorde collection. The First Transatlantic Flight
Concorde prototype 001 took off on September 4, 1971 from Toulouse, France, at the start of a sales and demonstration tour of South America. The tour was to mark her first transatlantic flight. The 'big white bird' flew over the Atlantic to Rio, via Sal in the Cape Verde Islands, to Cayenne in French Guiana. From there she took off to São Paulo, where the plane became the main attraction of the 'France 71' show, before finally returning home Toulouse on 18 September. This cover commemorates this historic event and features a stamp and label from our Concorde 40th Anniversaries sheet and a running postmark dated on the anniversary of the the take-off. It also has a 1969 French Concorde stamp and cachet as well as a Brazilian stamp and cachet.
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