C234 Fairy Tales
Issue Date: April 2, 2005
On April 2, 2005, the Marshall Islands Postal Service commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen with new Fairy Tales postage stamps.
From The Swindherd
to The Snow Queen, the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen have delighted children of all cultures from around the world, including the Marshall Islands. Born on April 2, 1805, in
Odense, Denmark, Andersen published his first volume of fairy tales in 1835, and continued writing until 1872.
In his lifetime, he wrote more than 150 fairy tales and his stories have been
translated into over 100 languages. Inspired by characters and plots from legends, history and everyday life, Andersen created stories that showed compassion for the outcast and unfortunate. One
of the highest prizes in children's literature is the Hans Christian Andersen Award, presented to only one author and one illustrator every two years. It is presided over by Queen Margrethe II
Designed by the acclaimed Hungarian artist János Kass, these magical issues depict four of Andersen's popular fairy tales -- The Princess and the Pea,
Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid and The Emperor's New Suit.
Issue: Fairy Tales Face Value: 4 x $0.37 Issue Date:
April 2, 2005 Issue Place: Majuro Designer: János Kass Project Manager: Caryn Erickson, Stamp Development Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset
lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horizontal Stamps Per Sheet: 16 Number of Designs per Sheet: 4
Overall Sheet Size: 184mm x 148mm Size of Stamps: 40mm x 31mm Issue Number: C234.
(4-1) The Princess and the Pea
(4-3) The Little Mermaid
Emperor's New Suit Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2005 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description
| US$ || 1.48 || Fairy Tales || US$ || .37 || The Princess and the Pea || US$ || .37 ||
Thumbelina || US$ || .37 || The Little Mermaid || US$ || .37 || The Emperor's New Suit |
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| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Block of 4 ||None ||4656520 || || $2.30
|First Day Cover ||None ||4656555 || || $3.85 |
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