Concorde, The Paperweight

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Concorde Components Go On Sale...

The Concorde's life as an airliner may be over, but its life as a paperweight is just beginning. At least three separate auctions of Concorde bits and pieces and memorabilia are coming up in the next few weeks, so get those checkbooks and mouses greased and ready. Internet bidders can shop via eBay thanks to a group called Concorde Collectables, whose auction is already underway online, through Nov. 16. As of Tuesday, 27 bidders had raised the price on a pair of original Day-Glo-orange seats up to 530 pounds -- that's about USD $885. Only six folks, though, had worked up an interest in the much-cheaper Dunlop wiper head. Other items for sale include a nosewheel and tire, an airspeed indicator, even a fuel pump and a servo valve. All items in the Concorde collection come with a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Cmdr. Douglas Kingsford-Hale, MBE, according to the auction site.