C281 Exploring the Universe
Issue Date: October 1, 2008
On October 1, 2008, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued 10 new stamps celebrating Space Exploration. For countless centuries, mankind has gazed with awe
and wonder into the shimmering heavens and dreamed of traveling through the great expanses of outer space to discover the secrets which exist far beyond our own planet. To assist humanity in its
quest to explore the universe, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established by the United States on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act. In 1969,
NASA's Apollo program landed the first man on the Moon. Later unmanned programs such as Pioneer, Mariner, Viking and Voyager explored other planets in our solar system. NASA also developed the
Landsat program to collect a wealth of data about our galaxy's most important celestial body of all: Earth. Featuring artwork by world famous artist and U.S. stamp designer Howard Koslow, the
stamps depict 10 spacecraft sent by the United States to explore our universe.
Issue: Exploring the Universe Face Value: 10 x $0.42
Issue Date: October 1, 2008 Issue Place: Majuro Stamp Arist: Howard Koslow Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Vertical Stamps Per Sheet: 10 Number of Designs per Sheet: 10 Overall Sheet Size: 194mm x 110mm Size
of Stamps: 34mm x 43mm Issue Number: C281.
(10-1) Mercury with Mariner 10
(10-2) Uranus with Voyager 2
(10-3) Venus with Mariner 2
(10-4) Pluto with
(10-5) Jupiter with Pioneer 11
(10-6) Earth with Landset
(10-7) Moon with Lunar Orbiter
(10-8) Saturn with Voyager 2
with Viking Orbiter
(10-10) Neptune with Voyager 2 Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2008 Marshall Islands Postal Service.
All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value ||
Stamp Description |
| US$ || 4.20 || Exploring the Universe || US$ || .42 || Mercury with Mariner
10 || US$ || .42 || Uranus with Voyager 2 || US$ || .42 || Venus with Matiner 2 || US$ || .42 || Pluto with
Voyager 2 || US$ || .42 || Jupiter with Pioneer 11 || US$ || .42 || Earth with Landsat || US$ || .42 || Moon
with Lunar Orbiter || US$ || .42 || Saturn with Voyager 2 || US$ || .42 || Mars with Viking Orbiter || US$ || .42
|| Neptune with Voyager 2 |
What is Available for you to Order
| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Se-tenant Sheet of 10 ||None ||4660269
|| || $6.51 |
|First Day Cover Set of 4 ||None ||4661915 ||
|| $12.71 |
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