C252 Reef Sharks
Issue Date: June 16, 2006
On June 16, 2006, the Marshall Islands Postal Service will issue four new stamps featuring Reef Sharks.
The coral reefs and shallow lagoons of the Marshall Islands are habitat for one of
nature's most fascinating creatures -- the reef shark. Known in Marshallese as bako, the shark is a carnivorous fish typically characterized by a long snout and a sleek, streamlined body.
Its large mouth is located on the underside of its head and is set with several rows of sharp triangular teeth used for tearing flesh from its prey. It has a keen sense of smell, excellent
hearing, pointed fins and a powerful crescent-shaped tail that aids in swimming. Most shark species must be in continual movement to force water through their mouth and over their gills to
supply the oxygen they need to survive.
The stamp designs are based on dramatic photographs of four species of reef shark in their natural habitats: Grey Reef Shark, Silvertip Shark, Blacktip
Reef Shark and Whitetip Reef Shark.
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: Reef Sharks Face Value: 4 x 39¢ Issue Date: June 16, 2006 Issue Place: Majuro Original
Artwork: Doug Perrine, David B. Fleetham, Masa Ushioda 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:
C252 Stamp Numbers:
(4-1) Grey Reef Shark
(4-2) Silvertip Shark
(4-3) Blacktip Reef Shark
(4-4) Whitetip Reef Shark Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2006 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency ||
Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 1.56 || Reef SharkS || US$
|| .39 || White Reef Shark || US$ || .39 || Silvertip Shark || US$ || .39 || Blacktip Reef Shark || US$
|| .39 || Whitetip Reef Shark |
What is Available for you to Order
| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Block of 4 ||None ||4658701 || || $2.42
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