C235 Stamp Day 2005 / 50th Anniversary of
Issue Date: May 2, 2005
On May 2, 2005, the Marshall Islands Postal Service celebrates stamp
collecting day in the Marshall Islands with a se-tenant block of four postage stamps marking the 50th Anniversary of the American First Day Cover Society (AFDCS).
The first stamp shows the
first modern day First Day Cover that was created by George W. Linn for the U.S. 2¢ Harding Memorial stamp of September 1, 1923.
The Marshall Islands Postal Service's own first stamp
issue of May 2, 1984, marking the Inauguration of the Marshall Islands Postal Service, is shown on the second stamp. The First Day Cover shows a cachet designed by Howard Koslow.
stamp shows a First Day Cover of the U.S. First Man on the Moon stamp of 1969, which set a world record for a single stamp issue of 8,743,070 First Day Covers on September 9, 1969. The master
printing die for this stamp was carried to and from the moon in July, 1969. The First Day postmark reproduces the July 20, 1969, postmark of the first moon mail to which a proof of the 10¢
stamp was affixed and canceled on the moon. The First Day Cover on the stamp shows a Fleetwood-brand cachet that was designed by Fred T. Labitzke.
The final stamp in the set shows the
complete official Marshall Islands Postal Service FDC of the very set of four stamps that is being issued by the Marshall Islands for 2005 Stamp Day. The cachet of the FDC is designed by Herb
Kawainui Kane. This is probably the first time that a stamp pictures its own First Day Cover.
Issue: Stamp Daye2005 50th Anniversary of the
American First Day Cover Society Face Value: 4 x $0.37 Issue Date: May 2, 2005 Issue Place: Majuro Designer: D. Zoe Seemel Project Manager: Caryn Erickson, Stamp Development
Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horizontal
Stamps Per Sheet: 16 Number of Designs per Sheet: 4 Overall Sheet Size: 224mm x 148mm Size of Stamps: 50mm x 31mm Issue Number: C235.
(4-1) First Modern Day FDC U.S.
2¢ Harding Memorial FDC (1923)
(4-2) First Marshall Islands Postal Service Issue (1984)
(4-3) Record FDC Cancellations U.S. First Man of the Moon (1969)
(4-4) Stamp Day Issue
Marshall Islands Postal Service (2005) Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2005 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp
| US$ || 1.48 || Stamp Day 2005 / 50th Anniversary of the AFDCS || US$ || .37 || First Modern Day FDC U.S.
2¢ Harding Memorial FDC (1923) || US$ || .37 || First Marshall Islands Postal Service Issue (1964) || US$ || .37 || Record FDC
Cancellations U.S. First Man on the Moon (1969) || US$ || .37 || Stamp Day Issue Marshall Islands Postal Service (2005) |
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| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Block of 4 ||None ||4656628 || || $2.30
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