C272 History's Great Sailing Ships
Issue Date: April 2, 2008
On April 2, 2008, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued 12 new stamps celebrating History's Great Sailing Ships.
A century ago,
the billowing sails of clipper and packet ships were regularly sighted off the shores of nations around the globe. Magnificent ships such as these changed the world. They narrowed oceans,
brought peoples and nations together and created a sharp dividing line between past and future. These mighty vessels carried immigrants and their dreams to new worlds and delivered vital
materials to growing nations, encouraging trade between all four corners of the globe. The beauty and grace with which they sailed the seas held anyone fortunate enough to see them in awe.
Nothing quite compared to the sight of a clipper ship, her sails flickering against blue water, effortlessly propelled by invisible breezes to some exotic port of call. Featuring artwork by
legendary marine artist Charles Lundgren, the stamps show twelve of the most magnificent ships ever to sail the seas.
Great Sailing Ships Face Value: 12 x $0.41 Issue Date: April 2, 2008 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: Charles Lundgren Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow
by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Pioneer Press, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Vertical Stamps Per Sheet: 12 Number of Designs per Sheet:
12 Overall Sheet Size: 160mm x 153mm Size of Stamps: 34mm x 43mm Issue Number: C272.
(12-1) HMS Victory
(12-2) La Grande Hermine
(12-5) Tovarisch I
(12-6) Ark and Dove
(12-8) Great Republic
(12-9) HMS Resolution
(12-10) La Dauphine
(12-12)Golden Hind Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2008
Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency ||
Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 4.92 || History's Great Sailing Ships || US$
|| .41 || HMS Victory || US$ || .41 || La Grande Hermine || US$ || .41 || USS Constitution || US$ || .41
|| Fram || US$ || .41 || Tovarisch I || US$ || .41 || Ark and Dove || US$ || .41 || Rainbow ||
US$ || .41 || Great Republic || US$ || .41 || HMS Resolution || US$ || .41 || La Dauphine || US$ ||
.41 || Kruzenshtern || US$ || .41 || Golden Hind |
Available for you to Order
Item Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Full Sheet of 12 ||None ||4660110 || || $7.63 |
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