|BCSHEET60||Centenary of the Sinking of Titanic Mint Stamp Sheet - Unsigned||£35.00||Sold Out|
|BCSHEET60S||Centenary of the Sinking of Titanic Mint Stamp Sheet - Signed David Haisman||£50.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 14/04/2012
Issue Name: Titanic Centenary Sinking Mint Stamp Sheet
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The year 2012 marks the centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic, one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. Buckingham Covers has joined together with the Titanic Heritage Trust to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives. A few of our sheets are available signed by David Haisman, son of Edith Haisman (born Brown), the oldest and one of the last living survivors of the sinking.
The Titanic Heritage Trust
We are thrilled to be working with the Titanic Heritage Trust to bring you this fantasitc limited edition stamp sheet. The Titanic Heritage Trust is the only international charitable trust set up to protect the history and name of RMS Titanic and those connected to it.
The Trust's aim is to Preserve, Protect, Respect and Remember every aspect of the worldwide phenomenon which is TITANIC, including the lives lost, the skills used to construct the titanic, and the centralisation of the many artefacts to put on public display.
The Trust has a simple aim - to create a permanent heritage centre, to provide a place of dignity to remeber those who were lost and to ensure that the British achievement is not lost to future generations. It is easy to forget that it was a vast British achievement designed, built and launched in Belfast, registered in Liverpool and departed from Berth 44 in Southampton on her legendary maiden voyage. April 10, her sailing date in 1912 was not so much a red letter day as a happy day, a "White Star Day".
What are stamp sheets?
A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the Union Jack flag 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.
Want to keep your sheets safe? Click here to see our stamp sheet album
Total number of sheets printed: 1912
A small number of these stamp sheets have been personally signed by David Haisman, son of Edith Haisman (born Brown), the oldest and one of the last living survivors of the sinking. David works very closely with the Titanic Heritage Trust, and has also written extensively on the disaster, retelling the story of the sinking through the eyes of his mother. David Haisman brings two dimensions to his telling of this Titanic story that no one else has been able to do: first, he is the son of a Titanic survivor, Edith Brown, and second, he is a professional seaman. Consequently he has not only a knowledge of ships and the men who crew them, but he also has an intimate insight into what it was like to sail aboard what is unarguably the most famous ship since Noah's Ark, as well as what it was like to survive the Titanic's sinking. We are thrilled to have him sign our Titanic stamp sheets, and hope you will be too!