C242 Marshallese Culture III
Issue Date: December 1, 2005
On December 1, 2005, the Marshall Islands Postal Service celebrates the heritage and culture of the Marshallese with new postage stamps. This is the third set
in the Marshallese Culture series.
Even as late as the early 1800s, Western civilization had not yet reached the Marshall Islands. Subsequently, the unique culture and traditions of the
Islanders remained virtually untouched by foreign influences. Over the course of many centuries, however, the proud and eminently resourceful Marshallese developed a rich and fascinating culture
that became apparent in their home-building, clothing styles, religious activities, canoe-construction and fishing method -- just to name a few.
These five stamps are based on vintage
photographs capturing the distinctive culture of the Marshallese, and include: First Catholic Church on Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (1913); Women on Jaluit Atoll (1902); Canoes in
Jaluit Harbor (c.1905); Nelu and His Wife Ledagoba (c.1895); and An Old Man from Ebon Atoll (1914).
Culture III Face Value: 5 x $0.37 Issue Date: December 1, 2005 Issue Place: Majuro Designer: D. Zoe Seemel Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset
lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: HorizontalStamps Per Sheet: 20 Number of Designs per Sheet: 5
Overall Sheet Size: 224mm x 148mm Size of Stamps: 40mm x 31mm Issue Number: C242
(5-1) First Catholic Church on Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (1913)
(5-2) Women on Jaluit
(5-3) Canoes in Jaluit Harbor (c. 1905)
(5-4) Nelu and His Wife Ledagoba (c. 1895)
(5-5) An Old Man from Ebon Atoll (1914) Withdrawal Date:
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Stamp designs ©2005 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
|| 1.85 || Marshallese Culture III || US$ || .37 || First Catholic Church on Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (1913) || US$ || .37 || Women
on Jaluit Atoll (1902) || US$ || .37 || Canoes in Jaluit Harbor (c. 1905) || US$ || .37 || Nelu and His Wife Ledagoba (c. 1895)
|| US$ || .37 || An Old Man from Ebon Atoll (1914) |
What is Available for you
Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Strip of 5 ||None ||4656768 || || $2.87 |
|First Day Cover ||None ||4656792 || || $4.42 |
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