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The Centenary of A Maritime Legend
One of the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster, the sinking of RMS Titanic has been immortalised in the public mind through the rediscovery of the wreck, as well as the immensely popular 1997 film. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the launching of the Titanic from the Harlands & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Buckingham Covers has produced this stunning mint stamp sheet.
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Special Signed Edition
Celebrating the Launch of RMS Titanic
To go along with this stamp sheet we have also produced a fantastic coin cover to commemorate the centenary of the launch of the Titanic. The cover features a single stamp and label from this sheet, postmarked with a special White Star Line flag, Belfast postmark on the day of the centenary (31 May 2011). Limited numbers are available signed by Dr. Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck. There are going to be extremely popular, so click here to find out more!
A small number of these stunning mint stamp sheets have been personally signed by actor Billy Zane. Zane is most well known for portraying Caledon Hockley in the critically acclaimed 1997 film Titanic, and has also had commercial success portraying The Phantom in The Phantom and John Wheeler in Twin Peaks.
The Sinking of the 'Unsinkable'
At a length of 400 yards and a capacity of 3547 passengers and crew, the RMS Titanic was the world's largest passenger steam ship when she set off on her maiden voyage in 1912. Built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, the Titanic was designed for the White Star Line by some of the world's most experienced engineers and used some of the most advanced technologies available at the time. There appears to be a concensus that with such new technology and the rigorous safety standards to which she was built, the Titanic was virtually unsinkable, although she never was never actually described as "unsikable" without qualification until after she sank.
It therefore came as a great surprise and shock that on 14 April, 1912, four days into her crossing from Southampton to New York she struck an iceberg, and sank at 2:20 the following day. The sinking resulted in the deaths of 1,517 people, in part due to the fact that the ship only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people. The media frenzy following the sinking and the subsequent discovery of the wreck in 1985, as well as the famous 1997 film have contributed to a continued interest in the Titanic, arguably making it one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time. Indeed, the disaster was the catalyst for major reforms in saftey for the shipping industry.
The Titanic Collection
To mark the centenary of the sinking of Titanic, Buckingham Covers has produced a stunning collection of covers and sheets that are a must for any collector. All limited edition, all hand crafted to the highest standards, these are the only Titanic collectables you'll need. We have also obtained some fantastic signatures, including Billy Zane and Frances Fisher, who both appeared prominently in the 1997 film, Commodore Warwick, and David Haisman, author and son of famous survivor Edith Haisman!
What are stamp sheets?
A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the green stamps in this stamp sheet being an example) contained in a special design. The stamps are valid for postage, but you don't want to be ripping this up! Most people collect sheets in an album although some of them frame them for the wall.
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This sheet would look stunning framed for the wall - a great gift for an enthusiast or just for yourself! We are more than happy to provide a mount for your sheet, so if interested please add one to your shopping cart below when placing your order, or alternatively give us a call on +44 (0)1303 278 137.
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Quick Facts: Centenary of HMS Titanic Sheet is a Mint Sheet Issue date : 31st May 2011
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