- Order Titanic stamps today—use them to send mail across Canada.
- Sheet contains 16 PERMANENT™ stamps, which are always valued at the current domestic rate.
- Issue date: April 5, 2012
Stamp sheet details
Each sheet contains 8 stamps showing RMS Titanic's bow (front) and 8 featuring the stern (rear). The detailed illustrations were based on existing photographs and are intended to be as realistic as possible.
The bow: Titanic's enormous bow and two front anchors appear in the centre of the first pair of stamps. When you’re ready to mail, the pair separates into a right and left stamp.
On the right side, you’ll see Southampton (England), where the Titanic began her maiden voyage.
On the left is Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada), which became the centre of recovery efforts after the ship sank.
The stern: The second stamp pair shows the 3 propellers that were situated at the rear of the ship—2 larger outer propellers and a smaller centre propeller. Again, the stamp pair separates into 2 for mailing.
At the bottom of each stamp sits the house flag of the White Star Line (Titanic's owners). This iconic red flag flew from the Titanic's main mast and was also displayed on her tickets, cutlery and furniture.
Ceremonies, exhibitions and other events will be held in Canada and around the world to mark Titanic's 100th anniversary.
For Canada Post, the release of our Titanic stamp series is a chance to honour the people of Halifax, who rose to take on the grim duty of recovering the victims. It is a chance to remember an iconic moment in history…and help keep the memory alive for a new generation of Canadians.