C282 Christmas Carol Ornaments

Issue Date: October 15, 2008

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On October 15, 2008, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued eight new Christmas stamps. Featuring artwork by acclaimed artist Barbara Brown, the stamps depict Christmas ornaments honoring eight beloved Christmas carols. Of all the joyous traditions associated with the holidays, perhaps none is more cherished than the custom of singing carols at Christmas. Interestingly, this celebrated holiday practice has its roots in pagan customs in practice before the eleventh century. It took centuries for the carol to evolve from a pagan rite of fertility into a beloved Christmas pastime sanctioned by the Church. In the 21st century, the custom of singing carols continues to be a favorite way to spread "season's greetings" throughout many nations. Many a family spends a coldwinter's night before Christmas strolling through their neighborhood and joyously serenading friends with standards such as Silent Night and Joy to the World, a Christmas tradition that grows more precious with each passing year.


  • Issue: Christmas Carol Ornaments
  • Face Value: 8 x $0.42
  • Issue Date: October 15, 2008
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Artist: Barbara Brown
  • 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: 8
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 8
  • Overall Sheet Size: 148mm x 110mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 43mm
  • Issue Number: C282
    (8-1) Silent Night
    (8-2) We Three Kings
    (8-3) Deck the Halls
    (8-4) Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    (8-5) O Little Town of Bethlehem
    (8-6) Joy to the World
    (8-7) Jingle Bells
    (8-8) O Come All Ye Faithful
  • 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$ 3.36 Christmas Carol Ornaments
    US$ .42 Silent Night
    US$ .42 We Three Kings
    US$ .42 Deck the Halls
    US$ .42 Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    US$ .42 O Little Town of Bethlehem
    US$ .42 Joy to the World
    US$ .42 Jingle Bells
    US$ .42 O Come All Ye Faithful

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    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Full Sheet of 8 None 4660277

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