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The modern rarity from Canada - Fascinating stamp block large sheet from Canada with secret writing!
It is a stamp block issue with a large format 2, 50 dollar stamp, in the foreground the "Empress of Ireland", on the left the silhouette of the coal freighter in the fog.
Today I can offer you the uncut large sheet, also called block sheet - It contains a total of twelve stamp blocks with an additional list of names of the victims of the time, only visible under ultraviolet light .
An exclusive collector's item, a great rarity and also very important, with interesting potential for appreciation.
The Canadian postal administration reminds us with this gigantic block Big arch to the sinking of the & ldquo; Empress of Ireland & ldquo; - a passenger ship of the Canadian Pacific Railway, built in Great Britain in 1906, which operated regularly between Liverpool in Great Britain and Quebec in Canada.
On May 29, 1914, the 174-meter-long passenger ship sank on its 96th crossing of the Atlantic in heavy fog in the Saint Lawrence River after a collision with a small Norwegian coal freighter named Storstad.
The Canadian Post did not want to put the misfortune and human tragedy in the foreground, but rather the proud passenger ship, the & ldquo; Empress of Ireland & ldquo; yourself. The result is impressive! I am pleased that & szlig; I can offer you this modern rarity today.
Worldwide there are only 5,000 copies of this bow, the majority of which are in the Canadian and American market has disappeared, not only to collectors, but of course also to speculators, so that for us in Europe there were hardly any noteworthy quantities available!
Already at the post office sold out!