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QE2 Last Transatlantic Voyage Carried Cover with IOM Stamp

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  • Commemorating Queen Elizabeth II
  • With a 1st class Isle of Man stamp and postmark (19th April, 2004)
  • Doubled with a 1969 British Ships stamp and a New York postmark
  • Carried onboard the last transatlantic voyage


Issue Date: 19/04/2004

Issue Name: QE2 Last Transatlantic Voyage Carried Cover with IOM Stamp

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

When the brand spanking new QM2 arrived on the scene in 2004, she took over the role as the Flag Ship of the Cunard's Line. This was the end of an era as the QE2 had been first Lady of the Seas up until then. This cover was officially carried aboard from Southampton to New York and back on the last transatlantic voyage.

 

  • Commemorating Queen Elizabeth II
  • With a 1st class Isle of Man stamp and postmark (19th April, 2004)
  • Doubled with a 1969 British Ships stamp and a New York postmark
  • Carried onboard the last transatlantic voyage

 

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, often called the QE2 was the flagship of the Cunard Line from 1969 until the RMS Queen Mary 2 succeeded her in 2004. She is one of the great transatlantic ocean liners and was the last oil fired passenger steamship to cross the Atlantic in regularly scheduled liner service before she was refitted with a diesel power plant. At 70,327 tons and 963 ft (294m) long, with a top speed of 32.5 knots, she is one of the largest and fastest passenger vessels afloat despite the fact that she is smaller than bother her predecessor and her successor.

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