R12 Tropical Fish
Issue Date: May 12, 2008
May 12, 2008, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues three new stamps--each on its own sheet--featuring colorful Tropical Fish. The world's tropical waters teem with spectacular marine life
whose beauty continually delights those fortunate enough to observe, firsthand, nature's breathtaking display. Many tropical fish and other sea creatures, however, thrive in home aquariums that
re-create the natural habitat of tropical marine life. Aquariums are not only enjoyed by hobbyists, but are also useful research tools for marine biologists, who study these amazing creatures
for various scientific purposes. It is the clear, tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, however, that are truly a diver's paradise. Adventurers explore majestic coral reefs as they swim among
the various species of exotic tropical fish native to this spectacular marine habitat, including the Common Longnose Butterflyfish, the Longfin Bannerfish and the Emperor Butterflyfish.
Featuring artwork by noted artist Gordon Drummond, the stamps show three of the most colorful tropical fish found in the world's oceans: the Common Longnose Butterflyfish, the Longfin Bannerfish
and the Emperor Butterflyfish.
Issue: 12th Regular Series (Tropical Fish) Face Values: 94¢, $4.80 and $16.50 Issue Date: May
12, 2008 Issue Place: Majuro Artist: Gordon Drummond 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 (three sheets) Number of Designs per Sheet: 1 Overall Sheet Size: 182mm x 150mm Size of
Stamps: 39.5mm x 29mm Issue Number: R12 (Twelfth Regular Series).
(1) Common Longnose Butterflyfish (94¢)
(2) Longfin Bannerfish ($4.80)
(3) Emperor Butterflyfish ($16.50)
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2008 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 22.24 || Tropical Fish || US$ || .94 || Common Longnose Butterflyfish || US$ || 4.80 || Longfin
Bannerfish || US$ || 16.50 || Emperor Butterflyfish |
Available for you to Order
Item Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Set of 3 ||None ||4661079 || || $34.48 |
|Mint Full Sheet Set of 3 ||None ||4661087 ||
|| $683.24 |
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