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Titanic 3D

Illustration picture shows a 3D stamp during the presentation of the stamps for 2012, in Brussels, Tuesday 08 November 2011. BELGA PHOTO DIRK WAEM

Titanic 3D is a stamp celebrating that on 15 April 2012 it was 100 years since the Titanic sank. Bpost commemorates the sinking the Titanic with a 3D stamp, designed by François Schuiten and Kris Maes.

The RMS Titanic of the White Star Line shipping company was built in Belfast and touted as an unsinkable ship. During the first crossing to New York, the ship collided with an iceberg and three hours later the ship was sunk.

On the sheet are 2 stamps slightly different, but who put the 2 stamps together with a 3D glasses, you see the sinking Titanic in 3D. That is an absolute first for Belgium.

Despite the erosion of the use of stamps, we see that they still exist. That's why creating stamps is a challenge that needs to be constantly creative” said the artist. The stamp is issued on April 16, 2012 1)

The stamps have a face value “3” (World) and can be used to send on non-standard letters to a non-European country. The leaflet with the 3D glasses sold as a set and costs € 8.99.

For more information see: http://www.bpost2.be/blog/nl/2012/04/16/3d-postzegels-titanic/ and read the philanews_2012_2_nl.pdf.

Information

SubjectDe ondergang van de Titanic (1912)
CreatorFrançois Schuiten / Kris Maes
ValueWorld 3
Formatstamp:48,75 mm x 38,15 mm. Block: 105 mm x 146 mm
Printing processoffset
ReproNA
PrintingNA
TandingNA
Papergummed polyvalent white

Video

1)
Le Soir on Wednesday, November 9, 2011