5 amazing pieces of Concorde memorabilia

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paulfrasercollectibles

2015-06-26 14:04:25

Check out these 5 amazing pieces of Concorde memorabilia

Image: Chaucer Autograph Auctions

Concorde's first flight in 1969 was greeted with awe.

The speed with which it could cross the Atlantic (under three hours) ushered in a new era of commercial flight.

Sadly it ceased flying in 2003, although the subsequent disassembly and sale of the aircraft proved a red letter era for memorabilia hunters.

The following are five of the most significant sales of Concorde memorabilia.

5. Nose cone

Concorde's sleek and aerodynamic design was capped by the Pitot nose probe, which was used to measure speed.

This example was presented to pilot Captain Mike Bannister in recognition of his 22 years of service. It sold for £8,500 at Chaucer Autograph Auctions last year.

4. Window panel

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Image: Christie's

This flown window panel section was signed by members of Concorde's maintenance team after being dismantled.

It made $26,334 at Christie's Paris in 2003.

3. Blades

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Image: Christie's

This set of seven blades from Concorde's mighty Rolls Royce engine are mounted on crystal pedestals to commemorate the last seven flights.

They made $52,669 as a single lot in a Christie's sale in 2003.

2. Maquette

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Image: Christie's

This 1:24 scale model of Concorde is almost two and a half meters long. It made $52,669 at Christie's in 2003.

1. Engine

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Image: Christie's

A flown Olympus 593 engine (built by Rolls Royce and SNECMA) made $138,602 at Christie's in 2003.

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