C272 History's Great Sailing Ships

Issue Date: April 2, 2008

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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.


  • Issue: History's 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
    (12-3) USS Constitution
    (12-4) Fram
    (12-5) Tovarisch I
    (12-6) Ark and Dove
    (12-7) Rainbow
    (12-8) Great Republic
    (12-9) HMS Resolution
    (12-10) La Dauphine
    (12-11) Kruzenshtern
    (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

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    Full Sheet of 12 None 4660110

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