C240 Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary

Issue Date: October 21, 2005

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The Marshall Islands commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar with the issuance of new postage stamps featuring legendary fighting ships and the historic HMS Victory that distinguished itself at the Battle of Trafalgar.

On October 21, 1805, Admiral Horatio Nelson, commander of the British fleet, engaged Franco-Spanish ships at Trafalgar, thwarting Napoleon's attempt to control the English Channel and invade Britain. Hailed as one of the most significant battles in naval history, the Battle of Trafalgar established Britain's naval supremacy for more than 100 years.

Designed by acclaimed artist Brian Sanders, the Legendary Fighting Ships stamps feature 25 of the world's greatest fighting ships, including such memorable vessels as the Bonhomme Richard, commanded by John Paul Jones during the American Revolution; a Ming Treasure ship from 15th century China; the Nuestra Señora del Rosario of the Spanish Armada, and more. The HMS Victory Souvenir Sheet -- also designed by Brian Sanders -- features Nelson's flagship Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.


  • Issue: Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary
  • Face Value: 25 x 37¢ and 1 x $2
  • Issue Date: October 21, 2005
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Designer: Brian Sanders
  • 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: 25
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 25
  • Overall Sheet Size: 236mm x 183mm
  • Size of Stamps: 40mm x 31mm
  • Issue Number: C240.
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
  • Stamp designs ©2005 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 9.25 Battle of Trafalgar 200th Anniversary
    US$ .37 Trireme Galley
    US$ .37 Trireme Romano
    US$ .37 Viking Longship
    US$ .37 Ming Treasure Ship
    US$ .37 The Mary Rose
    US$ .37 Nuestra Señora del Rosario
    US$ .37 Korean Turtle Ship
    US$ .37 Brederode
    US$ .37 Galera Veneziana
    US$ .37 Santisima Trinidad
    US$ .37 Ville de Paris
    US$ .37 HMS Victory
    US$ .37 Bonhomme Richard
    US$ .37 USS Constellation
    US$ .37 USS Hartford
    US$ .37 Fijian Ndrua
    US$ .37 HMS Dreadnaught
    US$ .37 HMAS Australia
    US$ .37 HMS Dorsetshire
    US$ .37 Admiral Graf Spee
    US$ .37 Yamato
    US$ .37 USS Tautog
    US$ .37 Bismarck
    US$ .37 USS Hornet
    US$ .37 USS Missouri
    US$ 2.00 HMS Victory

    What is Available for you to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
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    US$ Price
    Souvenir Sheet First Day Cover None No longer available    $4.65

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