C236 60th Anniversary of V-E Day
Issue Date: May 9, 2005
On May 8, 2005, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues four new stamps commemorating the 60th Anniversary of V-E Day -- Victory
in Europe Day. After six long years, and tens of millions of lives lost, Western Allies formally declared victory over Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945, bringing an end to the Second World War in
The defeat of German forces followed the death of Adolf Hitler on April 30, 1945, and relentless air assaults by the Allies, which wrought unprecedented destruction on many German
cities. With Berlin in ruins, German Army General Alfred Jodl signed for the "unconditional and simultaneous surrender" of all German forces at 2:41 a.m.on May 7, 1945.
The historic document,
signed in Rheims, France, was ratified the very next day. Though the war ended in Europe, fighting continued in other theaters, including in the Pacific Theater of Operations, where Japanese
troops occupied several atolls in the Marshall Islands, including Kwajalein, Wotje, Maloelap and Jaluit. But after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and Nagasaki on August 9,
1945, Japan surrendered to Allied forces on September 2, 1945.
Designed by noted artist Brian Sanders, the new stamps depict the German surrender at Rheims and V-E Day celebrations in Moscow,
at Times Square in New York City and at Buckingham Palace in London.
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: 60th Anniversary of V-E Day Face Value: 4 x 37¢ Issue Date: May
8, 2005 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: Brian Sanders Project Manager: Caryn Erickson, Product Manager Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography
on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horizontal Stamps Per Sheet: 16 Designs per Sheet: 4 Overall Sheet Size:
224mm x 148mm Size of Stamps: 50mm x 31mm Issue Number: C236 Stamp Numbers:
(4-1) German Surrender, Rheims
(4-2) Times Square, New York
(4-3) Victory Parade, Moscow
(4-4) Buckingham Palace, London Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamps designs © 2005 Marshall Islands Postal Service. ALl rights reserved.
Stamps in this
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description
| US$ || 1.48 || 60th Anniversary of V-E Day || US$ || .37 || German Surrender at Rheims || US$ ||
.37 || Times Square, New York || US$ || .37 || Victory Parade, Mosocw || US$ || .37 || Buckingham Palace, London |
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|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
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| US$ Price |
|V-E Day First Day Cover with Se-tenant Block of 4 ||None ||No longer available || || $3.85 |
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