Issue Date: 04/09/2011
Issue Name: 40th Anniversary of the First Transatlantic Flight of Concorde - Toulouse t
Producer: Buckingham Covers
On September 4th, 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.
It features a single stamp from our 40th Anniversary Mach 2 Concorde mint stamp sheet along with a Filton, Bristol postmark (4th September, 2011). It has been doubled with a single French Concorde stamp and 'Concorde returns to Toulouse' cachet. It also bears a single Brazillian stamp and a '1st Transatlantic Flight of Concorde' cachet. It is available signed by Captain Edouard Chemel.
The First Transatlantic Flight
Concorde prototype 001 took off on September 4th, 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 18th September.
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