Maritime Disaster Covers brings to you selected shipwreck covers, and their fascinating stories from The Rudraksh Collection, as told by its curator, Yashovardhan Gupta.
This page is an endeavour to rejuvenate interest in the fine art of philately.
Everyone likes listening to stories, and it is my belief, that the stories of these wrecks are as interesting and fascinating than any other story, if not more. It is the power of these stories that will help bring people toward philately, and to achieve a better understanding of this art. It is not just some hobby of collecting postal items, but rather, it is the art of collecting important and valuable historical artefacts, that are crucial to keep these stories of our history and our past alive.
Click below to read about the only surviving postal cover from the sinking of the Titanic.
Click below to read about the legendary story of the S.S Aeon, and its brave crew. Also view one of the last surviving covers from its wreck.
Click below to read about the historic S.S Great Britiain, one of the most famous ships of its time. Also view the cover carried aboard the ship.
Click below to read about the wreck of The Hottinguer, and view the only surviving postal cover from its wreck.
Click below to read the about the tragedy of the S.S Empress of Ireland, whose sinking is arguably of the same magnitude as the Titanic. Also view one of the last surviving covers from this catastrophe.
Click below to read about the wartime story of The SS Hesperian, which played an integral role in US involvement in the First World War, and thus, the Allied Victory. View one of the last known surviving postal covers from its wreck
Read about the miraculous escape of Marcel Badez, from the explosion of the SS General Chanzy, and the astonishing "psychic" Edith Russell, who predicted the fate of the ship.
Read about the fascinating stories from the SS Pomona which got wrecked on Monterey Rock.
A Breach Of Duty:
Read about the cowardly Captain Webster who abandoned his duty as a Captain, in order to selfishly save his own life, leaving his crew and passengers aboard a sinking ship while escaping in a boat. This is a story of karma and nature exacting revenge
On this National Burger Day, read about the SS Germania, the ship responsible for the invention of hamburgers. Also view one of the only 5 surviving wreck covers from this ship.
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