Irish Stamps :An Post has produced four stamps commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Designed by Ger Garland, the stamps were unveiled today as part of the National Tribute in Cobh, Co Cork.The four stamps are based on real individuals associated with the Titanic set against various backgrounds.The two 55c stamps show Thomas Andrews, shipbuilder in charge of Titanic plans, with the ship under construction in Belfast in the background, and Irish photographer Father Browne, who travelled aboard the vessel from Southampton to Cork, with the Titanic at anchor off Cobh.The two 82c stamps show Captain Edward J Smith against an image of passengers at the Titanic stern and the ‘Unsinkable’ Molly Brown (neé Tobin), with the ship’s staircase in the background.
A £3 stamp will be issued by Jersey Post on 14 April 2012 to mark 100 years since RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.Ten people with a Jersey connection are known to have been on board RMS Titanic on her maiden voyage although the figure does vary. The precise number has always been difficult to define due to the confusion on the night, the passage of time and because most of the passengers were from the lower classes meaning that few, if any, details were noted.
Three who were passengers were all women, one of whom, Bertha Ilett, was resident in the island prior to the voyage. Of the seven known Jersey crewmen, only four survived.Technical Details Issue Date: 14.04.2012Designer: Mark WilkinsonValues: £3.00