Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sunday stamps



For this week's planes theme, I have a somewhat mixed cover from 1969 - a 4d Concorde stamp with a slogan cancellation -  Manchester Airport salutes Alcock and Brown 1919 - 1969 - marking the 50th anniversary of the 1st transatlantic flight.  Cancellation date is 24 March 1969 (the slogan was in use from January 1 to July 31 that year).
Read more about Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight here.

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10 comments:

  1. I have never seen that Alcock & Brown cancellation. As you say it would go well with my stamp.
    Concorde was a really beautiful plane.

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  2. All we hear about here is Lindbergh's transatlantic flight. He was later, but solo.

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  3. Concorde is beautiful, but for some reason looking at the stamp reminds me of those fancy paper air planes we made as children.

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  4. It highlights the beautiful shape of Concorde well, but how wonderful that it commemorates the Transatlantic flight too!

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  5. I think it an awesome cancellation stamp. Alas most cancellations nowadays are put in place just by machines, but stamps like this are a pleasure to see.

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  6. The Concorde also has a romance about it too, didn't it? thank you for sharing a great stamp.

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  7. How sad to remember Concord from the perspective of the 21st century : like a technological line that sadly came to an end. I know it was expensive and noisy and had a high fuel consumption - but just to see it was exciting.

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  8. This cancellation is just perfect for this stamp! I like to see the legendary Concord in a stamp. It's something mythical about this plane. I wonder in how many stamps it appears...

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  9. What a great cancel and stamp combination, and perfectly placed together.

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  10. I do remember the Concorde stamps, as elegant as the Concorde itself.

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