On 4/15/1912 the RMS Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland taking 1,500 passengers and crew to a watery grave. Among the most popular souvenirs of the day were these (9) postcards (average VG to EX), issued in the U.K. during the months following Titanic’s catastrophic iceberg collision. Highlights are (4) postmarked between May and July of 1912 with: Captain Edward J. Smith with Titanic art image and sheet music for “Nearer My God To Thee!”; Rotary Photographic Series Titanic real photo with sheet music; National Series “Nearer My God to Thee!” sheet music/lyrics with art image; J.M. Vauxhall Titanic real photo. Also present are (5) unused PCs with: RPS Titanic real photo with “White Star Liner Titanic” caption; (3) art image cards; a French language version of the Nearer My God song. The song “Nearer My God to Thee!” was reported as the last song played by the band before the steamer sank.
Considered one of the worst non-military maritime disasters in history, this tragic event led to a torrent of public outcry for safety reform and a flood of somber commemoratives.