C231 US Presidents

Issue Date: January 20, 2005

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Inspired by the U.S. Presidential Series stamps once used in the Marshall Islands, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued an up-to-date set of "Prexies" on January 20, 2005, the U.S. Inaugural Day.

From 1945, when American troops liberated the Marshall Islands, until 1984, when the Marshalls issued its first postage stamps, Marshallese used U.S. stamps at U.S. Post Offices throughout the islands. Among the most commonly-used stamps were the U.S. Presidential Series of 1938-39.

Known as the "Prexies," these regular issues depicted every American President from George Washington (portrayed on the 1¢ green) to Calvin Coolidge (seen on red, brown and black $5).

Those 1938-39 Prexies inspired an up-to-date set of Presidents of the United States stamps issued by the Marshall Islands Postal Service.

Maintaining historic continuity with the earlier stamps, these 2005 stamps are visually similar to the original U.S. Prexies. But now, every U.S. President from George Washington to George W. Bush appears on his own stamp. Engravings by artists Gene Jarvis and Michael Halbert capture each president in profile, and stamp denominations match the sequence of each man's presidency.


  • Issue: Presidents of the United States
  • Face Value: 1c through 43c, 60c and $1
  • Issue Date: January 20, 2005
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Designer: Gene Jarvis and Michael Halbert
  • Project Manager: Caryn Erickson, Stamp Development
  • Printing Process: 18 colors, each stamp in one color. Printed by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Unicover Corporation, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 45
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 45
  • Overall Sheet Size: 213mm x 149mm
  • Size of Stamps: 21mm x 25mm
  • Issue Number: C231.
  • 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$ 11.06 C231 US Presidents

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    Mint Sheetlet None 4656385

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