100th Anniversary Collection



The sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Empress of Ireland in the early hours of May 29, 1914, remains the worst peacetime maritime tragedy in Canadian history. One hundred years later, Canada Post honours the memory of those whose lives were lost or forever changed that fateful morning.

This anniversary collection is fitting for general history buffs or anyone interested in Canada’s maritime history. It is also a fitting complement to your Titanic stamp collection. It includes the following:

  • A full colour book, telling the story of the Empress: her role in furthering immigration to Canada; the tragic events of the early morning hours of May 29, 1914; the rescue and recovery efforts.
  • A limited-edition Royal Canadian Mint commemorative coin (only 15,000 pieces struck in total).
  • 2 reproduction Empress postcards, including one mailed from the ship just hours before the sinking.
  • Exclusive to this collection – stamp collectibles bearing unique metallic ink cancels.
  • A full pane of 16 domestic-rate stamps.
  • A souvenir sheet of the international-rate stamp.
  • Both Official First Day Covers.

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