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QE2: 1969 - 4 early caches - launch, cruise, maiden voyage

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Cunard Line: Four caches celebrating milestones in the QE2’s early history. 

A launching cache is dated September 20, 1967.  Notice that the ship is still called “Q4”.  Queen Elizabeth II named the ship as she slip down the ways. 

A QE2 “Preview Cruise” cache is stamped “Posted on board” and postal stamps are in place.  But no address or cancellation?  There were several preview cruises planned beginning in December 1968.  Most were cancelled due to the ship’s faulty turbines and the deplorable state of her unfinished interiors.  But a quicky cruise to the Canary Islands in April ’69 did take place. 

An official Maiden Voyage cache is postmarked onboard as the ship departed Southampton on May 2.  Captain William Warwick has signed the envelope. 

A similar cache is also postmarked May 2 but carries a “British Ships” slogan rather than “Maiden Voyage”. 

Excellent condition.

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