Hello, I know it has been awhile since I wrote but seeing this stamp today motivated me to show it to you. A lovely stamp I think, showing a Bristol Type 175 Britannica (model 312). This was a medium to long range plane built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1952. It was designed for flights across the Atlantic. By the time the development was completed and it started flying, jet aircraft were also starting to enter service, namely the Boeing 707 so its success in the market place was limited.
However, it was considered by many a major achievement in the development of turbo prop aircraft design and was popular with passengers. It became known as the “whispering Giant” because of its quiet exterior noise and smooth flying.
The stamp is one of three from the 1960 Postal Centenary issue, SG 178 and will shortly be listed in the cddstamps online shop at Hipstamp.com
Enjoy your stamps and your aviation