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Over the years many postcards have been issued featuring the VC10 as a subject. The subject of aviation postcards is a broad one with its own subtypes and specialities. I do not pretend to be an expert and therefore I am happy to have Doug Bastin's help with this. He very kindly allowed me to use his VC10 postcard catalogue as the basis for this page. Doug has created several aircraft type specific catalogues over the years, keeping track of the various postcards issued over the years by airlines or other publishers. The tables and illustrations below are the result of his meticulous work and show an overview of (as far as we know) most of the VC10 themed postcards out there. If you have a card that is not listed here, feel free to e-mail a scan (of both sides if possible). Scroll down for the images.

Airline issue postcards
Publisher issue postcards
Publisher issue postcards using period photos
Oddities
Credits and illustrations

Some conventions used in this listing:

  • The list number starts with 'A' for airline issued cards, 'P' for cards issued by other publishers with 'Q' for a separate list of newer cards. These numbers are used as internal references. Numbers in bold type are illustrated further down on this page.
  • Type states whether a Standard VC10 ('VC10'), Super VC10 ('SVC10') or a specific RAF subtype is the main subject of the card.
  • Registration is in quotes if a fictional ID is shown. An asterisk denotes that no specific registration can be derived. Links to airframe page included if available.
  • Card type denotes: 'S' for standard or US sized cards, 'C' for continental size, 'O' for anything larger than continental size. 'B&W' is included here if it is a black and white image.
  • Description includes a shorthand description of the image, with 'L'eft or 'R'ight denoting direction of flight or ground position, 'Drawing' is used to describe any non-photographic image, 'Vw' is an abbreviation of 'view' for multi-view cards 'c/s' is used to abbreviate 'colour scheme'.

Airline issue postcards

List no. Type Airline Registration Card type Description Reference

A010

VC10

Air Malawi

7Q-YKH

C

Air L

Route map on back

A015

VC10

Air Malawi

*

C

Air R

Africa+routes map on back

A020

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

*

S

Ground L boarding  3D

Xograph

A025

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

*

S

Air R 3D. PC and text backs known

Xograph Same image as A030

A030

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

*

O

Air R 3D

Xograph Same image as A025

A035

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

“G-BOAC”

S

Air R from above, drawing. Title “The Super VC10”

Same basic image as A060, A065 & P165

A040

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

G-ASGD?

C

Air R below. Title “The SuperVC10”

 

A045

SVC10

British Airways

*

C

Air R drawing

 

A050

SVC10

British Airways

*

C

Air R on 6 view + Concorde, Tristar,707,747,Trident

 

A055

VC10

British Caledonian AL

G-ATDJ

C

Air R. PC & plain back known

OBC32. Same as P135

A060

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

S

Air R from above, drawing. Blue/white tail. Title “The BOAC VC10”

Same basic image as A035, A065, & P165

A065

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

S

Air R from above, drawing. Blue/gold c/s. Title “The BOAC VC10”

Same basic image as A035, A060 & P165

A070

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L Blue/gold c/s. Title “The BOAC VC10”

 

A075

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

S

Air R side view.Blue/gold c/s drawing. Title “The BOAC VC10”

Same image as A080

A080

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

C

Air R side view. Blue/gold c/s drawing. Title “The BOAC VC10”

Same image as A075

A085

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Interior. Meal service -economy

 

A086

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Interior. Food trolley + steward, stewardess -1st class

 

A090

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air front Blue/gold c/s. Title “The BOAC VC10”

 

A095

VC10

British United AW

*

S B&W

Air L model

 

A100

VC10

British United AW

*

C

Air R Blue/white c/s

 

A105

VC10

British United AW

*

S

Air L drawing 1st c/s

 

A110

VC10

British United AW

*

S

Air L drawing blue/gold c/s

 

A115

VC10

British United AW

G-ATDJ

S

Air L blue/gold c/s

 

A120

SVC10

East African AW Corp

*

S

Air L +  “ East African Super VC10”

 

A125

SVC10

East African AW Corp

*

S

Air L + stwdess hat + “East African JET Super VC10” textVertical

 

A130

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5X-UVA

O

Air L

Image = P326

A135

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5X-UVA

S

Air L

 

A140

VC10

Ghana AW

*

S

Air L model Blue c/s

 

A145

VC10

Ghana AW

*

S

Air R  Blue c/s

I.A.L Ltd

A147

VC10

Ghana AW

9G-ABO

O

Air R Blue c/s

 

A150

VC10

Ghana AW

*

S

T.off L , rear White c/s

Photo precision R5283 Airline use ?

A155

VC10

Gulf Air

*

O

Air R

 

A160

VC10

Gulf Air

G-ARVL

C

Air R front

Delmon.

A165

VC10

Nigeria AW

*

S

Air L drawing. 1st BOAC c/s

 

A170

VC10

Sierra Leone AW

*

C

Ground L BUA 1st c/s + Sierra Leone titles and flag

Dixon SP601

A171

VC10

Sierra Leone AW

*

C

Air R Blue/White c/s

=A100 with titles and flag changed

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Publisher issue postcards

List no. Type Airline Registration Card type Description Reference

P010

VC10

Air Ceylon

A4O-VL

C

Landing L

Vilain G.24

P015

VC10

Air Malawi

7Q-YKH

C

Ground R

Edicoes Aeronauticas EA06

P020

VC10

Air Malawi

7Q-YKH

C

Ground R

Aviation Hobby Shop AHS30

P023

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

*

C B&W

Ground L  front. Text back

? 8/4 (German)

P024

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

*

O Blue

Air R

BAC

P025

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

G-ASGD

C

Air R from below- an inverted printing is also known

GM AER 7, Milan

P030

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

G-ASGF

C

T.off L

Nippon Beauty Card 012

P031

SVC10

BOAC-Cunard

*

S B&W

Ground R drawing

International Airline Museum 6

P035

?

British Airways

*

C

Ground L @ Seychelles

F&P Jarvis (see also P125)

P040

SVC10

British Airways

*

C

Ground R over tunnel, Heathrow on 4 view

Kardorama - Hinde2L100

P045

SVC10

British Airways

*

S

Two, Ground R , Manchester,
background of BA 111

Colourmaster PLX19403

P050

?

British Airways

*

C

Tail, background of Luft A300, LTU L1011, Dusseldorf

Kunstverlag Storms 15.566

P055

?

British Airways

*

O

Tail, background of Luft A300, LTU L1011,Dusseldorf

Rahmel BD2 (= above)

P060

VC10

British Airways

G-ARVM

C B&W

B&W Landing R

Cosford Museum

P065

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGR

C

Air R rear

Osaka Airport

P070

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGR

O

Air R rear + japanese text

Same image as P065

P075

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGF

C

Air L

Dennis D222/12

P080

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGH

C

Landing L

Skilton 322

P085

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGP

C

Ground L

Aviation Hobby Shop AHS 104

P090

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGR

S

Air L

Colormaster A108

P095

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGR

C

Air L

Skilton 287

P100

SVC10

British Airways

G-ASGR

C

Air R

Nippon  W705 ( =P065)

P110

VC10

British Caledonian AL

*

C

Aerial ,Gatwick + BCAL 707, 111

Skilton 120

P115

VC10

British Caledonian AL

*

C

Air R

Vita Nova

P116

VC10

British Caledonian AL

*

C

Ground L on 3 view Tenerife-Los Rodeos + landiside, interior

Ediciones JJ 83

P117

VC10

British Caledonian AL

*

C

Ground L on 3 view Tenerife-Los Rodeos

Ediciones JJ 85

P120

VC10

British Caledonian AL

G-ASIX

C

Ground  R @ Mahe, Seychelles - rear only

Eden 45

P125

VC10

British Caledonian AL

G-ASIX

C

As above on 3vw + BA VC10 +  runway @ Mahe,Seychelles

Eden 52

P130

VC10

British Caledonian AL

G-ATDJ

C

Air L

Dixon PNA 21677

P135

VC10

British Caledonian AL

G-ATDJ

C

Air R

Skilton 257 (=A055)

P140

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Ground R @ Freeport, Bahamas

Plastichrome P78457

P141

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air rear Poster repro

Vintage Ad gallery AA187PC

P143

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L + 3 Londion views + Clock

Photo Greeting 572

P144

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L + 3 London views

Photo Greeting 502A

P145

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L  + LHR Tower

Photo Greeting  548

P146

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L on 3vw  LHR tower  Tower Brg

Photo Greeting 538

P150

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Two, Ground  L  night , Heathrow

Skilton 117

P155

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Landing R rear, vertical Blue/gold c/s

ASS Quartett  A1, Germany

P158

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air rear

Royal Mail PHQ241(d) 5.02

P159

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air rear on 4 view

Royal Mail PHQ241(f) 5.02

P160

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air R drawing + text BOAC VC-10

Skilton 102

P163

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

C

Air R drawing from above

Beringer & Pampaluchi 5734

P165

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

S

Air R drawing from above.

Colourphoto A100 Same basic  image as A035, A060, A065 & P166

P166

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

C

Air R Drawing from above

Beringer & Pampaluchi D5820 = P165 etc

P167

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

S B&W

Air R

Lansdowne

P168

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

S B&W

Air R

Frith Z.3 = P166

P170

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

O

Ground L@ Manchester + Vimy Replica  “50 years of Transatlantic flight 1919-1969”

British Aircraft Corp

P175

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

O

Air L over sea “50 years of Transatlantic flight + small Vimy logo”

British Aircraft Corp

P176 SVC10 British Overseas AW Corp * O Air L over sea “50 years of Transatlantic flight + small Vimy logo” Variation on P175 with photo of Vimy on the back (similar to P170), published by Manchester Airport.

P180

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air R drawing + 4 Heathrow views & globe

Colourmaster PLC9940.

P185

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L drawing over Parliament - montage

Natural Colour 501

P190

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Background of LT bus  @ Heathrow

London Transport Museum LT.18

P195

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Air L on 3vw + LHR tower + tower bridge “Skyline greetings”

 

P200

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Background of Queens Building, Heathrow

Skilton ET.5702

P205

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

As previous, on 3 view with Tower and Trident

Skilton 103/5704

P210

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

As above on 3 view with Tower, BEA 111s

Skilton ET5704

P213

?

British Overseas AW Coro

*

C

Ground R, two distant @ Johannesburg

Holiday Inn Jan Smuts

P214

?

British Overseas AW Coro

*

C

Air L  on 9 view - Zurich AP  views

Suter 19507 & 16729

P215

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

S

Small, aerial view, JFK New York

Mainzer C23016

P220

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Ground rear distant  @ Bahrein,

Shakib 80

P225

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Ground L distant @ Bahrein

Awai 30

P230

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Landing R  @ Kai Tak, Hong Kong

Paul 336

P235

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

On aerial view @ Kuala Lumpur- Subang

Airfoto

P236

?

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

Ground rear @ Tokyo-Haneda

 

P240

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

S

Ground R rear @ Aldergrove

Ranscombe NI540

P245

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

*

C

On 5 vw Heathrow + Tower, Term 1, Term 2 & Terrace

Colourmaster PLC9940

P250

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

C

Air R drawing

Skilton 101

P255

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

C

Air R drawing

Dixon T6300

P257

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ARVA

O B&W

Air L + text

BAC

P260

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ARVF

C

T.off R, rear 1st c/s

AHS 114

P263

VC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ARVM

C

Tail R Saisbury Vertical

Packaging & printing 85

P265

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ASG?

C

Landing R rear.

Bellevue BV112, Australia

P270

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ASGD

C

Ground R @ Auckland Blue/gold c/s

Fotocentre NZ AA927

P275

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ASGI(?)

C

Air L Blue/gold c/s

Dixon PNA 21550

P280

SVC10

British Overseas AW Corp

G-ASGK

C

T.off R @ Boston Blue/gold c/s

Wings Electro WPC028

P285

?

British Overseas AW Corp

“G-BOAC”

C

 

Beringer & Pamplauchi 5734

P290

VC10

British United AW

*

S B&W

Air R

Frith Z.16

P295

VC10

British United AW

*

C

Air L drawing Blue/gold c/s

Dixon T6920

P300

VC10

British United AW

G-ASIX

C

Ground R Blue/gold c/s

Aviation Hobby Shop AHS 87

P305

VC10

Caledonian//BUA

*

C

Ground R

Dixon L6/PNA 21496

P310

SVC10

East African AW Corp

*

C

Ground front distant on 4 vw @ Nairobi

Gudkas223

P315

SVC10

East African AW Corp

*

C

Ground R behind terminal and inset Ground L @ Plaisance, Mauritius

Pacificolors

P319

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5Y-ADA

C

Ground R Mombasa

Dexempo DP051

P320

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5Y-ADA

S

Ground L

NARA 357

P324

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5Y-ADA

C

Ground R @ Dar Es Salaam

Dusara Music House 132

P325

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5X-UVA

C

Tail R @ Dar es Salaam Vertical

Safra, Nairobi 408

P326

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5X-UVA

O

Air L

BAC Image = A130

P330

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5X-UVJ

C

Ground R  @ Birmingham

McQuaide BHX12

P335

SVC10

East African AW Corp

5Y-ADA

C

Ground R

APC A55

P340

VC10

Ghana AW

9G-ABO

C

Ground L

Vilain G37

P345

VC10

Ghana AW

9G-ABP

S

Ground R

Buchair 6627

P349

VC10

Gulf Air

*

C

Air R front

Vita Nova VN517/1 = A160

P350

VC10

Gulf Air

*

C

Air R front

Spanjersburg 524011. Same image as A160

P355

VC10

Gulf Air

*

C

Ground R over LHR tunnel on 4vw + taxi, bus, tube “Travelling in London”

Thomas & Benacci A74

P360

VC10

Gulf Air

*

C

Ground R over LHR tunnel on 4vw + tube entry, bus, tube “Travelling in London”

Thomas & Benacci Lo33

P365

VC10

Gulf Air

A4O-VL

C

Ground R

AHS 86

P367

VC10

Gulf Air

G-ARVJ

C

Landing R Orly

WGA-005

P370

VC10

Gulf Air

G-ARVK

C

Ground L

Vilain G31

P375

VC10

Nigeria AW

*

C B&W

4 of 5 views @ Ciampino Rome

Alterocca 7165

P380

VC10

Nigeria AW

5N-ABD

C

Ground R

Mach III Plus M3PC9

P384

VC10

Nigeria AW(?)

*

C B&W

Gr L + El Al 707 Ciampino Rome

 

P385

VC10

Nigeria AW

G-ARVI

C B&W

Ground L @ Ciampino. Rome

Alterocca 6621

P390

VC10

Nigeria AW

G-ARVI

C B&W

Ground R @ Ciampino Rome

Alterocca 6622

P395

VC10

Nigeria AW

G-ARVI

C B&W

@ Ciampino Rome

Alterocca 6623

P400

VC10

Nigeria AW

G-ARVL

C

Ground R @ Lagos.

Hinde 2 NG 37

P405

K?

Royal Air Force

*

C

Air R + 2 Tornado

After the battle P417

P406

K?

Royal Air Force

*

C

Air R + 3 Tornado

Squadron Prints 22

P407

?

Royal Air Force

*

S

Air R model

QSL card

P408

?

Royal Air Force

*

S B&W

Landing R on 7 vw Gan Island

Forces Press

P409

K.2

Royal Air Force

ZA140

C

Air L drawing + 101 Sq crest

Squadron Prints SQP015L

P410

K.2

Royal Air Force

ZA140

C

Air L drawing + RAF crest

Squadron prints SQP015L

P411

K.3

Royal Air Force

ZA150

C

Air L over Toronto

Traveltime KS8757

P415

C.1

Royal Air Force

XR806

S

Ground L @ Lyneham

Plastichrome WHS4734

P420

C.1

Royal Air Force

XR807

S B&W

Air R

Flight

P421

C.1

Royal Air Force

XR810

C B&W

Ground L night  Muharraq-Bahrein

 

P425

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV102

C

Landing L

Skilton 454

P430

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV103

S

Ground L @ Brize Norton + troops

Sovereign WSA/62

P435

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV103

C

Ground L @ Akrotiri, Cyprus

Dixon PCP/20238

P439

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

O

Ground R

BAC

P440

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

O

Air L drawing

RAF/RAFA

P445

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

C

Air L over sea

After the Battle 4

P450

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

C

Ground L

After the Battle P68

P455

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

S

Ground L

EMCS  31

P456

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

C

Take off @ Luqa, Malta

Malta Aviation Museum

P458

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV104

C

Ground R Brno

Airport Brno 2008 92

P460

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV108

S

Ground L @ Brize Norton

Dennis JEN 74

P462

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV109

C

Air R fuelling Tornado

After the Battle P417

P463

C.1

Royal Air Force

XV109

C

Air R fuelling 2 Tornado

RAF

P465

VC10

Sultan of Oman

A4O-AB

C

Landing L @ Brooklands

Air Hobby/VAFA 203

P469

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial, L, text top L, + Comet  Hermeskeil Museum

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P470

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

2 view. Ground L Preserved @ Hermeskeil, Germany

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P471

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial, R + museum list  below Hermeskeil Museum. No Comet

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P471

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial, L Hermeskeil Museum. Text top L – No Comet

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P472

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial, L rear + museum list R side Hermeskeil Museum. No Comet

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P473

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial, R, text bottom R, + Comet  Hermeskeil Museum

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P474

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial, L, text top R, + Comet  Hermeskeil Museum

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P475

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

2 view. Ground L Preserved @ Hermeskeil, Germany. Closer than above. F-86 in background

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P476

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Ground L on 4 view with Bleriot, UH-1 , Tu134 Hermeskeil

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P477

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial view of Hermeskeil museum, R, Text Bottom L. IL18 in view

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P478

VC10

United Arab Emirates

G-ARVF

C

Aerial view of Hermeskeil museum, L, Text Bottom L. IL18 in view

Flugausstellung Hermeskeil

P480

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C B&W

Air R BOAC c/s

Fry

P485

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

S B&W

Air R BOAC c/s

Valentine RP.401

P486

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

S B&W

Air R BOAC c/s

Valentine X.56 = P485

P490

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

S 5 x 4

Ground R rear BOAC c/s

Shell-BP

P495

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C B&W

T.off R BOAC c/s

VAFA117

P500

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

O

Ground L from above

Hooftman 363

P503

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

O

Landing R  from below

BAC

P505

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

S B&W

Landing L from below BOAC c/s

Spanjersberg P.28

P506

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

S B&W

Air r rear BOAC c/s

Spanjersberg Q.5

P510

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R on 5 view + Vanguard, Trident, Comet 4, PAA 707

Fry

P515

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R BOAC c/s

Garanzini GM  6

P516

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R BOAC c/s

GM Milano 9 (=P515 ?)

P517

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C B&W

Air R BOAC c/s + 2 views Sestri Ponente text

 

P518

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R BOAC c/s + 6 views Lago Maggioure text

?

P519

VC10

VickersArmstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R BOAC c/s + 2 views. Isola D Elba text

GM Milano PO116

P520

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R + 2 Adriatic Riviera views

ABR RA43 : Italy

P525

VC10

Vickers-Armstrongs

G-ARTA

C

Air R + 2 San Vincenzo views

GM SV29 : Italy

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Publisher issue postcards using period photos

This list contains cards published by Carl McQuaide since 1992 and is based on his own list, available here. I have copied Carl's descriptions and because of this they are slightly different compared to the rest of the list. These cards use period photos but they have been published many years later and because of this, Doug did not get around to including them in his original list. I have added this separate table for now and came up with a separate numbering for these so that I can use the internal references.

List no. Type Airline Registration Card type Description Reference
Q010 SVC10 EAA 5X-UVJ C East African VC10 5X-UVJ on 15th December 1975 BHX 12
Q015 VC10 RAF   C RAF VC10 Manchester Airport Air 11
Q020 VC10 RAF   C RAF VC10 & Brize Air 13
Q025 VC10 British Airways   C BA MAN VC10 @ LH Wingtip W7
Q030 VC10 British Airways   C BA LHR VC10 Wingtip W21
Q035 VC10 British Airways   C BA VC10 NCL Wingtip W35
Q040 VC10 BOAC   C BOAC VC10 @ Birmingham Wingtip W97
Q045 VC10 British Airways   C BA VC10 @ LHR Wingtip W122
Q150 VC10 Gulf Air A4O-VG C Gulf Air VC10 A4O-AG at Heathrow Airport Flightpath FP18
Q155 VC10 BOAC   C BOAC B707 & VC10 line up Flightpath FP24
Q160 SVC10 British Airways G-ASGA C BA VC10 G-ASGA @ Manchester Flightpath FP29
Q165 VC10 Ghana Airways 9G-ABO C Ghana Airways VC10 9G-ABO at London Heathrow Airport Flightpath FP48
Q170 VC10 BOAC G-ARVM C BOAC VC10 G-ARVM at London Heathrow Airport March 1972 Flightpath FP56
Q175 VC10 BOAC   C BOAC VC10 at Manchester Flightpath FP121
Q180 SVC10 EAA 5H-MMT C East African VC10 5H-MMT, 1970 Flightpath FP195
Q185 SVC10 BOAC G-ASGB C BOAC VC10 G-ASGB at Manchester Airport, 1971 Flightpath FP204
Q190 SVC10 British Airways G-ASGH C British Airways VC10 G-ASGH at London Heathrow Airport, May 1976 Flightpath FP220
Q195 C.1 RAF XR806 C RAF VC10 XR806, August 1969 Birmingham Flightpath FP250
Q200 VC10 BCal G-ASIW C British Caledonian VC10 G-ASIW, March 1972 Flightpath FP251
Q205 SVC10 BA/BOAC G-ASGB C BA / BOAC VC10 G-ASGB at Manchester Airport, April 1968 Flightpath FP257

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Oddities, or any postcard that doesn't fit into one of the categories above

List no. Type Airline Registration Card type Description Reference

P530

VC10

British Overseas AW

*

S

Model village. Ground L & T.off

 

P531

VC10

British Overseas AW

*

S B&W

Model @ Northrow model airport Bekonskot, Bucks

 

P535

VC10

British Overseas AW

*

C

Model Ground R @ Madurodam model village, Netherlands

Ecc583

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Credits and illustrations


A045 at top: A British Airways postcard showing G-ASGR. A050 at bottom: An overview of the BA fleet.

A065: The BOAC VC10, variant with the first Golden Speedbird colour scheme.

P165: A later version with the last Golden Speedbird colour scheme.

A085: An economy class meal service is shown on this postcard.
Collection D. Bastin
 

A086: In contrast, this shows a first class service.
Collection D. Bastin

A095: A damaged version of this airline issued card.

A100: A colour version of the first BUA scheme.
Collection D. Bastin

A135: Airline issue postcard showing the first EAA Super VC10: 5X-UVA.
 

A155: Oversize Gulf Air postcard.

A170: This variation is how BUA operated a Sierra Leone service, flag changed on tail and small titles.
Collection D. Bastin

A171: Other photos (this is an edited version of A100) show that full Sierra Leone titles were also used.
Collection D. Bastin
 
 

P015: 7Q-YKH at Johannesburg 1976. Card by Edicoes Aeronauticas, Portugal EA06.

P020: 7Q-YKH seen at a maintenance base.

P060: G-ARVM landing at RAF Cosford after its final flight. Cosford Aerospace museum postcard.

P085 at top: G-ASGP on Aviation Hobby Shop AHS 104. P260 at bottom: G-ARVF seen at Wisley in early BOAC colours on AHS 114.
 

P095: Another photo of G-ASGR on this Skilton postcard.

P135: G-ATDJ in BCal colours on this Skilton card.

P176: A BOAC Super VC10 was used to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Transatlantic Flight.
Collection D. Bastin

P176: The VAFA built Vimy replica is shown on the back of this card.
Collection D. Bastin
 

P280: G-ASGK taking off from Boston Airport in November 1971.
Photo Wingspan Postcards / Jeff S. Johnson collection

P320: 5Y-ADA at Frankfurt, on postcard NARA 357.
Photo M. Winter / NARA-Verlag

P324: The tail of 5Y-ADA features on this postcard.
Collection D. Bastin

P325: Also at Dar-Es-Salaam, 5X-UVA is more prominent on this vertical card.
Collection D. Bastin
 

P330: EAA Super VC10 5X-UVJ at Birmingham on BHX12.
Flightpath Postcards / Carl McQuaide

P335: 5Y-ADA on APC A55. A photo from 1985, the airframe would later become a RAF tanker.

P349: G-ARVC is shown on this Vita Nova postcard VN517/1. The same image was used on A160.

P365: A4O-VL in the final "Golden Falcon" scheme at Heathrow. Aviation Hobby Shop AHS86.
Photo Peter Keating collection
 

P380: The short lived Nigeria Airways colour scheme on 5N-ABD, seen at Heathrow on this MachIII plus card.
Photo P. Huxford / Mach III Plus

P410: RAF issue card of K2 tanker ZA140 of 101 Squadron, previously G-ARVL and A4O-VL.

P439: XV104 at the end of the runway at Wisley. This photo was on a postcard that the RAF would give away with in flight packages.
Photo copyright BAE Systems via K. White

P460: XV108 at RAF Brize Norton on Dennis JEN.74.
 

P465: Final landing for A4O-AB at Brooklands in 1987. Card VAFA202 from the Brooklands Museum.

P475: G-ARVF at Hermeskeil, a postcard issued by the museum.

P500: G-ARTA on a Spanjersberg card, photo from Hugo Hooftman archive.

P506: G-ARTA on a Spanjersberg card, photo from Aerohobby archive (but copyright BAE Systems).
 

Q165: 9G-ABO at London Heathrow on Flightpath 48.
Flightpath Postcards / Carl McQuaide

Q185: G-ASGB at Manchester in 1971.
Flightpath Postcards / Carl McQuaide

Q190: G-ASGH in May 1976 on Flightpath 220.
Flightpath Postcards / Carl McQuaide
 

Images are from my collection or as indicated. Copyright for the original photos is not always known. Information on this page based on 'The Vickers VC10 Postcard Catalogue' - Doug Bastin/The Aviation Postcard Club International, updated September 2000 (used with permission) with various additions and corrections.

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