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Concorde 30th Anniversary - Sheet 2 of 3

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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Concorde - Sheet 2 of 3 £75.00 Sold Out
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Concorde - Sheet 2 of 3 Signed Peter Baker £100.00 Sold Out

Product Information

 

  • 10 beautiful stamps and labels showing Concorde
  • Only 1976 sheets produced
  • Exclusively ours and irresistibly priced
  • Available signed by Concorde test pilot Peter Baker


Issue Date: 24/05/2006

Issue Name: Concorde 30th Anniversary - Sheet 2 of 3

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Second in our series of stamp sheets commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first commercial flight of Concorde, each of our stunning sheets has been numbered out of just 1976! Each sheet features ten fantastic Concorde stamps, and an evocative background of Concorde in her full glory.

We are very proud to be able to offer a limited number of these sheets as a signed edition, which were personally signed by BAC Concorde Flight Test Pilot, Peter Baker. Peter Baker has a long history as an outstanding test pilot, and as well as Concorde, was involved with the VC 10 and BAC 1-11 projects for BAC. We think he makes an beautiful addition to an already stunning sheet!

 

  • Featuring 10 beautiful stamps and labels showing Concorde taking to the skies
  • Only 1976 sheets produced
  • Exclusively ours and irresistibly priced
  • Limited numbers personally signed by Concorde test pilot Peter Baker

 

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Concorde

Proud, majestic and a modern feat of engineering.

After the fantastic results of our very first stamp sheet to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first commercial Concorde flight, we decided to go a little bit further to bring you an even better sheet. The fact that one of our first sheets recently sold on eBay for £125 is a true testament to the real investment value of both our covers and our stamp sheets. Did you know that while most companies produce commemorative sheets to sell mint, we also used tore up a large number as stamps for covers? This means even less are available as mint sheets! This is why we think you'll love this Concorde stamp sheet.

This is the second sheet in a series of three that were produced to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first commercial flight of Concorde.

 

What are stamp sheets?

A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the Union Jack flag stamps in this stamp sheet being an example) contained in a special design. The stamps are valid for postage, but you don't want to be ripping this up! Most people collect sheets in an album although some of them frame them for the wall.

 

Want to keep your sheets safe? Click here to see our stamp sheet album

 

Total number of sheets printed: 1976

 

Captain Peter P. Baker

Peter P. Baker was born on the 2nd September 1925.

 

Career History:

Educated                       Merchant Taylors School and Oxford University.

1944                               Joined Royal Air Force as aircrew cadet.

1945-1949                      GR School, 201, 209, 230 Squadrons.

1949                               Central Flying School (QFI Course).

1950-1952                      Flying Instructor (Prentice, Havard, Meteor).

1953                               Empire Test Pilots' School.

1954                               D Squadron A.&A.E.E. Boscombe Down – Helicopters.

1955-1956                      B Squadron A.&A.E.E. Boscome Down – 'V' Bombers, Canberra etc.

1957-1958                      Tutor Empire Test Pilots' School.

                                       Retired from Royal Air Force voluntarily to join Handley Page Ltd.

1959-1963                      Test Pilot with Handley Page.

                                     Principal flying on: Victor 2 (Exp. Test).

                                     Limited flying on: Herald (Exp. Test). Hastings (Prod. Test).

1963-1982                      Test Pilot with British Aircraft Corporation/BAe.

1963-1966                      principal flying on: VC10 and BAC 1-11 (Exp. Test).

                                       (1964-1966) Project Pilot – BAC 1-11).

1967-1980                      Assistant Chief Test Pilot (Concorde) principal flying Concorde (Exp. Test)

1980-1982                      Deputy Chief Test Pilot Bae Filton.

1982-1985                      Senior Test Pilot with CAA Airworthiness Division.

1986-1987                      Chief Test Pilot with CAA Airworthiness Division.

1987-1989                      Freelance Airline Captain flying principally with Channel Express.

                                     (Limited to not greater than 20 tonnes due to age).

1989 to date                   Aviation Consultant.

 

Qualifications and Society and other Membership

Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Liveryman and Upper Freeman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators.

Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.

Member of the British Association of Aviation Consultants.

Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Ex-Member of the Airworthiness Requirements Board.

 

Awards

AFC; Queens Commendation for valuable Services to the Air; RP Alston Medal.

 

Flying Experience

Principal aircraft flown:

 Sunderland                                            1300 hours

Helicopters                                              350 hours

Military twin jet                                         900 hours

'V' Bombers                                            1000 hours

Commercial four jet (Exc. Concorde)     300 hours

Concorde                                               1360 hours

BAC 1-11                                                1350 hours

HS 125                                                     250 hours

Dart Herald                                              350 hours

Boeing 737-200/300                                 115 hours

F27/F50/Viscount                                      60 hour

Diamond/Citation/Challenger                    70 hours

 

Information checked by Peter P. Baker (March 2010)

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