C256 Christmas 2006

Issue Date: November 1, 2006

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On November 1, 2006, the Marshall Islands wish all a "Merry Christmas" with a new holiday postage stamp.

Christmas has been celebrated in the Marshall Islands since the 1850s, when the first American Protestant missionaries arrived. Today, most Islanders still have strong ties to the Protestant church.

Perhaps the most anticipated holiday in the Marshall Islands, the Christmas season is filled with festive music and traditional holiday activities such as tree trimming, caroling, gift-giving, family gatherings and religious observances.

Illustrated by Dean Ellis, this colorful stamp captures the spirit of Christmas with a decorative holly plant, vibrant holiday ornaments, and a dove symbolizing peace.


  • Issue: Christmas 2006
  • Face Value: 1 x 39¢
  • Issue Date: November 1, 2006
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Designer: Dean Ellis
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, and yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Sprint Press, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps per Sheet: 16
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 1
  • Overall Sheet Size: 196mm x 160mm
  • Size of Stamp: 43mm x 34mm
  • Issue Number: C256
  • 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$ .39 Island Christmas

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    Half Sheet of 8 None 4659023
    Full Sheet of 16 None 4659031

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