Issue Date: 13/04/2004
Issue Name: Ocean Liners - QM2 Miniature Sheet Carried Aboard Maiden Voyage Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This stunning cover features the 6 Ocean Liner stamps still in the miniature sheet and has a lovely image of Queen Mary 2 sailing the ocean. It has been carried aboard, and is available signed by Commodore Warwick.
Few companies have as proud a heritage as Cunard Line. In 1839 Samuel Cunard successfully tendered for a contract to deliver mail across the atlantic from Great Britain to North America. To fulfil the contract Cunard built 4 steamships and pioneered regular scheduled Trans-Atlantic sailings in 1840.
Perhaps the most famous Cunard ships out of over 200 in its history are the Cunard Queens; Queen Mary (1934-1967), Queen Elizabeth (1936-1968) and QE2 (1967-) which have dominated the Atlantic for the last sixty years.
Queen Mary 2, the biggest liner ever bul at 150,000 tons, continues this Cunard tradition. She is the heir to all that has gone before and she exemplifies the art of shipbuilding in it most refined and masterful form.
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Commodore Warwick first took command of the Queen Elizabeth 2 in July 1990, and was Master during the visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, on the occasion of Cunard Line’s 150th anniversary celebrations at Spithead.