Titanic Stamp: How does one make a stamp of a ship that sunk a century ago?

Video from Canada Post on the designing of the Titanic 100th Anniversary stamps. Stamp designer Dennis Page takes you through the creative process — from the inspiration to the actual products. The stamps and products will be issued on April 5, 2012.

Titanic Sheet Stamps

Titanic Sheet Stamps

For those who collect single stamps of all issues, there are eight different varieties.

  1. Four different “P” stamps (61c at date of issue) from the water activated sheet of sixteen, showing the top of the bow and the propellers (stern) of the Titanic. Cost for a block of four: $2.44
  2. Two different “P” stamps from the self-adhesive booklet of 10, showing the top of the bow of the Titanic.
  3. A single $1.80 stamp in a souvenir sheet featuring a side view of the Titanic.
  4. A $1.80 self-adhesive stamp featuring the same view as the stamp from the souvenir sheet.
Titanic stamp Souvenir Sheet

Titanic stamp Souvenir Sheet

The total cost for the single collector is $6.04. In order to get the single stamps from the booklets, you have to buy the complete booklets. That is $6.10 and $18.00, a total of $24.10. For Canadians, at least we can use the excess stamps for postage.

In addition to the Titanic stamps listed above, there are other supplementary items, including a press sheet of twelve uncut souvenir sheets, three different prepaid postal cards, first day covers, coins and limited edition framed art. For those who collect everything, this stamp issue is quite expensive.

In my opinion, the $1.80 souvenir sheet is the most attractive of the items. Although I do not usually buy press sheets, I will have to consider the Titanic issue. It is very nice looking and costs $26.95 versus a face value of $21.60.

Titanic Press Sheet

Titanic Press Sheet

 

 

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