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50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet

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50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet, unsigned £70.00 Buy Now
Concorde Miniature Sheet, with Alderney stamp and postmark, unsigned £75.00 Limited Availability
50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet, signed by Tony Benn £125.00 Limited Availability
50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet, signed by George Edwards £225.00 Buy Now
Concorde Miniature Sheet, signed by George Edwards and John Cochrane £225.00 Limited Availability

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  • 50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation
  • Featuring the Concorde Miniature Sheet
  • And a first day of issue postmark (2nd May, 2002)
  • Doubled with a 1st class Union Jack Flag stamp
  • And a Heathrow Airport alternative postmark (7th November, 2001)
  • Available signed by:
    • Tony Benn
    • George Edwards
    • George Edwards & John Cochrane


Issue Date: 02/05/2002

Issue Name: 50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

An Anglo-French project, Concorde was developed throughout the 1960s by British and French aerospace engineers. The future donminated the revolutionary design of the sleek dart shaped plane.

Our lovely cover features the 2002 Airliners miniature sheet along with a first day of issue postmark (2nd May, 2002). It has been doubled with a 1st class Union Jack flag stamp and postmakr (7th November, 2001), and is available signed by Tony Benn, George Edwards, or double signed by both George Edwards and John Cochrane.

 

  • 50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation
  • Featuring the Concorde Miniature Sheet
  • And a first day of issue postmark (2nd May, 2002)
  • Doubled with a 1st class Union Jack Flag stamp
  • And a Heathrow Airport alternative postmark (7th November, 2001)
  • Available signed by:
    • Tony Benn
    • George Edwards
    • George Edwards & John Cochrane

 

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Concorde

Th first Concorde, the 001, rolled onto the tarmac in 1967, but it took two more years of testing and fine tuning the powerful engines before it made its maiden flight on March 2nd 1969 over France.

In 1972 the plane's future looked bright. More that a dozen airlines had placed orders for the aircraft, and even at a staggering $3.5 billion development cost, France and Britain expected to recoup their investment. But a year later, the Arab oil embargo hit the fuel guzzling Concorde hard, as the price of fuel spiralled and prospective buyers dropped out. Eventually the British and French governments were forced to write off the cost of the plane's production. Only 20 were ever built, though the original plan was for 300.

 

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Tony Benn was a British politician, writer, and diarist.

 

Sir George Edwards was a partner in the international projects for Concorde.

 

John Cochrane was a British test pilot for the Anglo-French supersonic airliner, Concorde.

 

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