The chance to produce a cover to commemorate the final bowing out of service of the legendary Concorde could not be missed, although not a military aircraft persay its concept, design and much of the experimental work there is much in common - most notably the Olympus engines which were also used in the Avro Vulcan. We have therefore made it a special in our 600 Series with the code AV600-SP1. As Concorde first flew in 1969 and went into service with British Airways in 1977, we have elected to show Concorde in its full splendor during the 1980s coming into land with the characteristic British Airways markings of the period. The scene shows Concorde in a striking pose - nose high and looking quite purposeful.
Cover bears first class stamp cancelled with Centenary Year of Powered Flight - Heathrow Airport London 24 October 2003 postmark (the date of the final scheduled passenger flight of Concorde). The cover also bears 1969 Concorde 4d stamp showing her in flight and cancelled with flown in Concorde cachet.
Hand signed by Ross Wardle, who painted the artwork for the cover
50 Signed, Numbered and Certified