Supersonic Concorde memorabilia brings six times its auction estimate
A vast collection of memorabilia related to the turbojet-powered wonder sold at Regency Superior
Collectors worshipped the flight of the Concorde at Regency Superior's space and aviation auction, which took place from October 1-3.
The turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner may have been retired in 2003 - following its only crash three years previously and other factors - but its legacy as one the 20th century's landmark design feats clearly lives on.
Auctioning alongside a Soviet "Olran-D" EVA Spacesuit from Russia's aborted Moon mission and other lots was a massive collection of over 4000 covers, cards and letters, with huge array of countries represented.
The collection comprised flight covers, FDCs, photo cards, FFCs, flown covers, stage covers, proof cover, autographed covers (mostly crew member signed), hand painted and drawn covers, test covers, and mint and used aerograms.
Also included was correspondence from the designers of Concorde, stamps and much more. Regency Superior described the lot "valuable and very fine overall" in its accompanying notes.
In the end, the Concorde collection proved to be the big hit of the three-day sale. Estimated at $2,00-3,000, its value soared all the way to a supersonic $18,720 final bid (including Buyer's Premium).
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