A new stamp captures the moment in time 100 years ago that changed Halifax’s history forever has been released.
A new stamp commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion shows the moment after the Imo rammed the French munitions ship the Mont-Blanc, and the front page of the Halifax Herald the day after the disaster.
It was on December 6th, 1917, the Norwegian steamship the Imo, which was carrying Belgian relief supplies, rammed into the French munitions vessel the Mont-Blanc, which was carrying TNT through the narrowest part of Halifax harbour.
Yesterday a new stamp commemorating the moment immediately after these two vessels collided was unveiled downtown at Government House.
Canada Post commissioned the Halifax marketing firm Burke & Burke to create the stamp.
They hope the stamp will help people across Canada and collectors around the world learn more about the Halifax explosion.
My Graphic Designer buddy Adam Hartling who was involved in the project, nice work all!