Special Titanic postmark unveiled
OTTAWA, April 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada Post's collection of stamps commemorating the Titanic's centennial went on sale today in post offices across the country. The collection has already garnered worldwide attention with pre-orders rivaling last year's very popular Royal Wedding collection.
Today, Canada Post also unveiled a unique Titanic postmark, a deck chair from the ship itself that is available on the official first day covers. Customers can also get their mail postmarked with the special cancellation at the Bedford Row and Almon Street post offices in Halifax. For those interested in having Titanic stamps postmarked with the special cancellation, please address and place the correct postage on the actual piece of mail, insert it into a larger envelope and send to:
Canada Post Bedford Row Post Office
1680 Bedford Row
Canada Post Almon Street Post Office
6175 Almon Street
The Titanic stamp collection
The Titanic stamp collection is comprised of five stamps, a stamp pane, a souvenir sheet, an uncut press sheet, prepaid postcards, framed prints, a collectible album and a stamp and coin collector envelope.
There are two Official First Day Covers. The first features a photo from Father Brown's collection of the captain of the Titanic walking on the deck. The second cover makes use of the international denomination stamp and features a photo of a paper boy in New York City announcing the disaster.
The entire Titanic collection is available at post offices across the country and can also be ordered from the National Philatelic Centre or the website (canadapost.ca/titanic). From Canada and the USA, call toll-free 1-800-565-4362, and from other countries, call 902 863-6550.
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