Ireland 2012 Sinking of the Titanic Centenary

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 12th April 2012
  • four values (two se-tenant pairs) and a Prestige Booklet
  • Designed by: Ger Garland, from photographs
  • Printed by: Irish Security Stamp Printing
  • Print process: lithography
  • Stamp format height 30mm x width 51mm. Booklet panes format height 100mm x width 159mm
  • Perforations: 13.1 x 13.2. The 55c Father Browne and the 82c Molly Brown in the Booklet panes are IMPERF AT RIGHT


Centenary of the Loss of the RMS Titanic[edit]


Sheetlet: eight se-tenant pairs of
55c ~ Thomas Andrews (ship's architect, 1873-1912), and Titanic under construction at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
55c ~ Titanic at Queenstown, Ireland (showing church), and Francis Patrick Browne, photographer
Sheetlet: eight se-tenant pairs of
82c ~ Captain Edward J Smith, and Titanic leaving port
82c ~ Margaret ('Molly' or 'Maggie' Brown (neé Tobin), American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic, and Grand Staircase on the vessel Note: Francis Browne sailed on the Titanic from Southampton to Queenstown, taking many pictures during the voyage. He was later a Jesuit priest, and the stamp is inscribed 'Father Browne' although in 1912 he was still a seminary student. His photograph collection was left to the Jesuit Order

Stamps in sheetlets of 16 (8 pairs)[edit]

pair of 55c ex sheetlets
pair of 82c ex sheetlets

First Day Cover[edit]

Prestige Booklet[edit]

  • sold at €12.00. Contains four panes all with same stamp arrangement (2 x 2 of the four designs) but

right hand stamps imperf at right. Each pane has a different illustrated border

first pane of booklet
fourth pane of booklet
booklet cover