C242 Marshallese Culture III

Issue Date: December 1, 2005

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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).

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Marshallese 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: Horizontal
  • Stamps 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 Atoll (1902)
    (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: While supplies last.
  • Stamp designs ©2005 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 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)

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