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CO-AF4619: FFC CONCORDE Presidential Flight - GISCARD D'ESTAING USA 1976 Houston
N°CO-AF4619 : Concorde Air France F-BVFA First Flight Cover (FFC)
"Presidential Visit to the United States of America by Mr. Valery GISCARD D'ESTAING, President of the French Republic - 17-20.05.1976 / Flight AF4618 Paris (France) - Andrews, Washington DC (USA) and Washington DC - Houston"
HOUSTON stopover cover
Postage USA 10c "200th anniversary of the First Kentucky Settlement - Fort Harrod, 1974"
slogan postmarked Houston 20.05.1976
Limited edition : 50 numbered copies
Last copy in stock (No 1)
1976: Valéry Giscard d´Estaing’s tribute to Kennedy
As part of the Bicentennial of American Independence ceremonies, it is aboard the Concorde that President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing joins the United States for a six-day state visit. On May 17, 1976, it landed in Washington after a flight of only 3.55 hours, at the same time inaugurating with great fanfare the supersonic Concorde Paris-Washington line.
Nicknamed "the Kennedy à la française", the French president, welcomed at the White House by President Gerald Ford, will not forget to pay tribute to his mentor, assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, whom he had met in 1962 and which had inspired his own presidential campaign.
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