Original Concorde machmeter to auction for up to $25,500

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2015-06-26 13:46:21

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Original Concorde machmeter to auction for up to $25,500

The original Concorde machmeter is to lead a sale of aviation memorabilia

An original Concorde machmeter is valued at 10,000-15,000 ($17,016-25,524) ahead of a sale at Chaucer Autograph Auctions in Folkestone, UK on July 25.

It was presented to long standing British Airways pilot Captain Mike Bannisterfor his 22 years of service after the fleet retired in 2003.

machmeter conchordeThe machmeter indicates the aircraft's speed to the pilot

The device indicates the speed of the aircraft, which had a cruising speed of Mach 2 (1,350mph). Very few were ever made, with the result that they are now highly sought after by collectors.

One example sold for 28,000 ($47,646) in a Bonhams charity auction of Concorde parts in 2003.

The auction will also feature a set of covers signed by Luftwaffe aces.

We have some incredible aviation artefacts, including this original piece of the Spirit of St Louis signed by Charles Lindbergh.

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