A7 World's Greatest Aircraft

Issue Date: August 12, 2004

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Sheetlet of 50 postage stamps from the Marshall Islands featuring the World's Greatest Aircraft.

The stamps were issued on August 12, 2004.

Illustrated by renowned aviation artists Jack Fellows and Steve Ferguson, the stamps depict 50 aircraft that have been pivotal in the history of powered flight. The planes on the stamps were selected by the History of Powered Flight Advisory Board chaired by Colonel Walter J. Boyne (USAF, Ret.), former director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

World's Greatest Aircraft includes among others: the Wright 1903 Flyer, the first powered airplane to demonstrate sustained flight under full pilot control; France's Deperdussin Racer, the world's fastest pre-World War I aircraft; Germany's Fokker E1, considered by many to be the first true fighter plane; and America's Lockheed Vega, flown around the world by Wiley Post and flown nonstop across the Atlantic by Amelia Earhart.

Also among the 50 stamps are outstanding military aircraft from World Wars I and II: Britain's Avro Lancaster, Germany's Fokker D VII, Japan's A6M Zero, and America's P-51 Mustang.


  • Issue: World's Greatest Aircraft
  • Face Value: 50 x $0.23
  • Issue Date: August 12, 2004
  • Issue Venues: General Post Office, Majuro, Marshall Islands and American Philatelic Society Stampshow 2004, Sacramento, California.
  • Designer: Jack Fellows and Steve Ferguson
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 50
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 50
  • Overall Sheet Size: 276mm x 222mm
  • Size of Stamps: 25.143mm x 39.5mm

    Stamp designs ©2004 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 11.50 World's Greatest Aircraft
    US$ .23 Wright 1903 Flyer
    US$ .23 Bleriot X1
    US$ .23 Curtiss Golden Flyer
    US$ .23 Curtiss Flying Boat
    US$ .23 Deperdussin Racer
    US$ .23 Sikorsky Il'ya Muromets
    US$ .23 Fokker E 1
    US$ .23 Junkers J 1
    US$ .23 S.E. 5a
    US$ .23 Handley Page O/400
    US$ .23 Fokker D VII
    US$ .23 Junkers F 13
    US$ .23 Lockheed Vega
    US$ .23 M-130 Pan Am Clipper
    US$ .23 Messerschmitt Bf 109
    US$ .23 Spitfire
    US$ .23 Junkers Ju 88
    US$ .23 A6M Zero
    US$ .23 Ilushin II-2
    US$ .23 Heinkel He 178
    US$ .23 C-47 Skytrain
    US$ .23 Piper Cub
    US$ .23 Avro Lancaster
    US$ .23 B-17 Flying Fortress
    US$ .23 Messerschmitt Me 262
    US$ .23 B-29 Superfortress
    US$ .23 P-51 Mustang
    US$ .23 Yak 9
    US$ .23 Bell Model 47
    US$ .23 Bell X-1
    US$ .23 Beechcraft Bonanza
    US$ .23 An-225 Mriya
    US$ .23 B-47 Stratojet
    US$ .23 MIG-15
    US$ .23 SAAB J35 Draken
    US$ .23 B-52 Stratofortress
    US$ .23 Boeing 367-80
    US$ .23 U-2
    US$ .23 C-130 Hercules
    US$ .23 F-4 Phantom II
    US$ .23 North American X-15
    US$ .23 Sikorsky S-61 (HH-3E)
    US$ .23 Learjet 23
    US$ .23 SR-71 Blackbird
    US$ .23 Boeing 747
    US$ .23 Concorde
    US$ .23 Airbus A300
    US$ .23 MIG-29
    US$ .23 F-117A Nighthawk
    US$ .23 F/A-22 Raptor

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    US$ Price
    Mint Sheet of 50 None 4655443

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