|BC019B||50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet, unsigned||£70.00||Buy Now|
|BC019AC||Concorde Miniature Sheet, with Alderney stamp and postmark, unsigned||£75.00||Limited Availability|
|BC019T||50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet, signed by Tony Benn||£125.00||Limited Availability|
|BC019D||50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde Miniature Sheet, signed by George Edwards||£225.00||Buy Now|
|BC019DS||Concorde Miniature Sheet, signed by George Edwards and John Cochrane||£225.00||Limited Availability|
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.
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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