THE CARDS ARE OUT THERE
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Known collectable shows are:
|Stuttgart – Musberg Village
|Toronto Holiday Inn E
|Ellesmere Port Civic Hall
|Gatwick Crawley Leisure Centre
Feltham Community College
|Paris CDG Roissy Holiday Inn
|Zurich, Restorama Fracht Airport
|Airliners International 2004 Los Angeles LAX - Sheraton Gateway
|Brussels Zaventem Viallgae Atheneum
|Manchester Airport T2
|Boston USA, Airport
was a bit of time-lag, but by January a full-scale bubble had been inflated
around Concorde material on Ebay. For the
common material this has mostly collapsed
as fast as it grew but the collision of one or two determined collection
builders can still produce surprises. What is clear is that the Concorde cards
known to be rare will probably carry premiums for some time. In the short term
anything unusual may share this premium. By “unusual” I mean aspects of
Concorde of which the general public was largely unware but also extending to
any card claiming to be a “limited
edition”. Examples of the three categories can
be cited. The BA Concorde on a card
issued by parcels carrier TNT is likely to remain hard to find
though the intense competition that drove one to £50+ may not persist.
The Concorde Collectors Circle card of 4 Concorde drawings although a
“limited edition” probably also has a
limited appeal and another sale at £50 + seems unlikely. Lastly the Pepsi paint scheme on an Air France Concorde was little
known to the general public and therefore seen as most unusual. But this event
was covered by a number of the “collector-card” publishers, so although the
event was short-lived, the cards are not uncommon.
TNT card is one of those rare cases of an “airline-issue” card showing the
equipment of another carrier. Most
examples of this card seem to have come from Singapore so perhaps it was issued
by TNT there – at the time TNTwas
Australian-owned but is now part of the Dutch Post Office, who presumably liked
the orange colour scheme as well as other aspects of the business.
To show that other themes are still active, this National Airlines card with Stewardesses + views of Chicago and Miami went for around £88.