C265 Marshallese Culture V

Issue Date: September 18, 2007

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On September 18, 2007, the Marshall Islands Postal Service will issue 5 new stamps in its ongoing series celebrating the unique and beautiful artistry of Marshallese Culture. 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, navigation and fishing methods, just to name a few. The stamps in this fifth installment of the Marshallese Culture series depict vintage photographs capturing various scenes of Marshallese life: Lonkwon Getting Fish from His Fish Trap (c.1920), Alele Style of Fishing at Bilarek (c.1920), Portrait of Lanju and Family (c.1900), Outrigger with Sail (c.1915), and Lien and Litublan Collecting Shells (c.1911).

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Marshallese Culture V
  • Face Value: 20 x $0.41
  • Issue Date: September 18, 2007
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Photographs: Joachim deBrum Photo Collection © deBrum Family Trust
  • First Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui Kane
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 20
  • Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 244mm x 148mm
  • Size of Stamps: 40mm x 31mm
  • Issue Number: C265
  • Stamp Numbers: (5-1) Lonkwon Getting Fish from His Fish Trap
    (5-2) Alele Style of Fishing at Bilarek
    (5-3) Portrait of Lanju and Family
    (5-4) Outrigger with Sail
    (5-5) Lien and Litublan Collecting Shells
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last
  • Stamp designs ©2007 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 2.05 Marshallese Culture V
    US$ .41 Lonkwon Getting Fish from His Fish Trap
    US$ .41 Alele Style of Fishing at Bilarek
    US$ .41 Portrait of Lanju and Family
    US$ .41 Outrigger with Sail
    US$ .41 Lien and Litublan Collecting Shells

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