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Issue Date: 19/04/2004
Issue Name: Icons of 1969 Tribute Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
One of a limited edition of just 540, this incredible commemorative cover is perhaps the best we've ever produced. It honours two 1969 icons: Concorde and QE2. We worked with British Airways and Cunard to arrange it's journeys: the cover was carried onboard the last ever Concorde flight and the last QE2 Blue Riband voyage. It's also genuinely signed by both Captain Mike Bannister (Head of Concorde) and Captain Ian McNaught (Master of the QE2).
Built as a replacement for the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, Cunard's two transatlantic liners, the new Cunarde was designed to be a smaller liner, which could navigate the Panama and Suez canals and be used for cruising as well as running the traditional route from Europe to the USA. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II launched the ship on the 20th September 1967 and named it the Queen Elizabeth 2. Legend has it that the original name for the vessel was given to the Queen in a sealed envelope, but without opening the envelope, the Queen named the vessel after both herself, and the original Cunard Queen Elizabeth. Cunard adopted the Arabic 2 for their new vessel's name to help distingiuish between the ship and the monarch. The maiden voyage of the QE2, from Southampton to New York, took place on May 2nd 1969.