|BCSHEET02||Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Concorde - Sheet 2 of 3||£75.00||Sold Out|
|BCSHEET02S||Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Concorde - Sheet 2 of 3 Signed Peter Baker||£100.00||Sold Out|
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!
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.
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.
AFC; Queens Commendation for valuable Services to the Air; RP Alston Medal.
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)