1962 Como Confectionery Products : Speed

1962 Como Confectionery Products : Speed



The Speed card collection was issued in 1962 by Como Confectionery Products, Ltd. of London. One illustrated card was included with each box of Wyatt Earp Sweet Cigarettes from Como. The 50-card collection was released in two series of 25 cards. The Speed Cigarette Card Album was sold separately by mail order for five empty boxes.

Variant printings of the Speed series were distributed in 1966 with boxes of Ipana toothpaste from the Bristol-Myers Company, Ltd. of Middlesex, England. Each card measures approximately 1.42 x 2.64 inches (36 x 67 mm).

Bristol-Myers Company Ltd. : Speed Series 1 #14 - North American X-15

Series 1 features the North American X-15 experimental research aircraft. NASA developed three of the experimental aircraft to investigate problems that pilots would encounter near the edge of space. The X-15-1 (56-6670) was first piloted in an unpowered glide by Scott Crossfield on June 8, 1959. Crossfield flew the X-15-2 during the first powered flight of the X-15 program on September 17, 1959.

The X-15-3 was first flown above the Kármán line by Joseph A. Walker during Flight 90 on July 19, 1963. The highest altitude achieved by the X-15-3 was 67 miles (108 km) during Flight 91 on August 22, 1963. Walker was posthumously awarded NASA Astronaut Wings on August 23, 2005.

The X-15-1 is displayed in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport. The X-15A-2 is displayed in the National Museum of the US Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Bristol-Myers Company Ltd. : Speed Series 1 #14 - North American X-15

Series 2 includes the Vanguard 1 satellite, launched on March 17, 1958. The satellite is estimated to reenter the atmosphere in 2198.


Series 1 Checklist
1 English Electric Lightning
2
3
4
5
6 Fairey Rotodyne
7
8
9
10 The "Nasty"
11
12
13 H.M.S. Daring
14 North American X-15
15
16 The USS "Seawolf"
17
18
19
20
21 "Hawaii Kai III"
22
23
24 The "Bras d'Or"
25 Mercedes-Benz Transporter
Series 2 Checklist
26 Kassbohrer Super Golden Eagle
27 Ferrari Dino 246
28 D-Type Jaguar
29 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
30 Railton-Mobil Special
31 Vanwall
32 Cooper-Climax
33 Bentley Continental
34 M.G. EX.181
35 Rover T.3
36 Aston Martin DB4
37 LE Mistral
38 English Electric Deltic
39 No. 60022 "Mallard"
40 Twin Cities Zephyr
41 Trans-Europe Express
42 The Bristolian
43 BMW
44 Triumph Thunderbird
45 N.S.U. Delphin III
46 Vincent Black Lightning
47 MV Agusta
48 Convair Atlas
49 Northrop Snark
50 Vanguard Satellite

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