C254 Marshallese Culture IV

Issue Date: September 22, 2006

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On September 22, 2006, the Marshall Islands Postal Service celebrates the heritage and culture of the Marshallese with new postage stamps. This is the fourth 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 methods -- just to name a few.

These five stamps are based on vintage photographs capturing the distinctive culture of the Marshallese, and include: Harbor Front of Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (c.1901); Irooj with Family, Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (c.1901); Traditional Voyaging Canoe at Jaluit Atoll (c.1906); Mission Sisters and Girls Doing Laundry, Jaluit (c.1904); and Traditional House on Mile Atoll (c.1902).

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Marshallese Culture IV
  • Face Value: 5 x $0.39
  • Issue Date: September 22, 2006
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Photographs: Professor Dirk Spennemann
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Sprint Press, Denver, Colorado, 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: C254
    (5-1) Harbor Front of Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (c. 1901)
    (5-2) Irooj with Family, Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (c. 1902)
    (5-3) Traditional Voyaging Canoe at Jaluit Atoll (c. 1906)
    (5-4) Mission Sisters and Girls Doing Laundry, Jaluit (c. 1904)
    (5-5) Traditional Homes on Mile Atoll (c. 1902)
  • 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$ 1.95 Marshallese Culture IV
    US$ .39 Harbor Front of Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (c. 1901)
    US$ .39 Irooj with Family, Jabwor, Jaluit Atoll (c. 1902)
    US$ .39 Traditional Voyaging Canoe at Jaluit Atoll (c. 1906)
    US$ .39 Mission Sisters and Girls Doing Laundry, Jaluit (c. 1904)
    US$ .39 Traditional Homes on Mile Atoll (c. 1902)

    What is Available for you to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
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    Express
    Shopping
    US$ Price
    Mint Strip of 5 None 4658884
    $3.03
    Full Sheet of 20 (contains 4 strips of 5) None 4658906
    $12.09
    First Day Cover None 4658914
    $4.58

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