Beautiful Set of 4 BOAC Concorde Sterling Silver Liquor Bottle Labels Date Marked 1986
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Beautiful Set of 4 BOAC Concorde Sterling Silver Liquor Bottle Labels Date Marked 1986

Code: airmfh70000cbs-CON

$380.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Beautiful set of four BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Concorde sterling silver liquor bottle labels, date marked 1986. After the war BOAC flew Lockheed, Douglas, Sunderland, and Liberators. During the early 1950's BOAC was the first airline to introduce the use of jets into their passenger service. The first in use was the Comet, but after four models crashed (the last two of which were BOACs), the Comet was grounded in April 1954. An Act of Parliament merged British European Airways with BOAC in the mid-1970's, if this had not occurred, BOAC would have been one of the very first to fly the Concorde. This is because the delivery of the Concorde to the combined BEA & BOAC, known today as British Airways, occurred later than BOAC's original spot in the receiving line.

The four sterling silver tags read: “SHERRY", "VODKA", "BOURBON", or "RYE" and just below: "CONCORDE". The reverse of each is date-marked 1986 and shows: "B??A", an anchor, a lion, and an "M" and is suspended from a nice, dainty chain link.

VINTAGE: Circa 1986

SIZE: Approximately 2" x 1-1/4" (tag only), 4-1/2" x 1-1/4" with chain

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Sterling silver

ATTACHMENT: Loop with suspension link chain

MARKINGS: "B??A", "M", anchor, lion

ITEM NOTES: This is from an airlines collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay CON-RJK-25-16 LDGEX8/16 SLCHJX6/17

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The liquor tags show mild to moderate wear and tarnish, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.