C283 Owls

Issue Date: November 5, 2008

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On November 5, 2008, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued six new stamps celebrating owls. Featuring artwork by world-renowned wildlife artist Michael Warren, the stamps depict six majestic owls: the Barn Owl, the Barred Owl, the Burrowing Owl, the Snowy Owl, the Great Horned Owl and Spotted Owls. The Barn Owl became a part of the rural farm centuries ago for the shelter and plentiful sources of food. The brown and white Barred Owl favors the dense forests of North and Central America, and was a familiar sight to the Native Americans and early European settlers. The Burrowing Owl prefers open country, especially prairies, and nests in holes in the ground. White as the windswept snows of its northern homelands, the Snowy Owl is a hardy bird of the open tundra. The Great Horned Owl prefers the dense woodlands for nesting, but has been known to use caves and canyons as well. The mottled plumes of the Spotted Owl blend with the flickering shadows of its forest refuge, making it almost impossible to detect.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Owls
  • Face Value: 6 x $0.42
  • Issue Date: November 5, 2008
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Artwork: Michael Warren
  • First Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui Kane
  • 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: 12
  • Designs per Sheet: 6
  • Overall Sheet Size: 117mm x 184mm
  • Size of Stamps: 30mm x 41mm
  • Issue Number: C283
    (6-1) Barn Owl
    (6-2) Barred Owl
    (6-3) Burrowing Owl
    (6-4) Snowy Owl
    (6-5) Great Horned Owl
    (6-6) Spotted Owls
  • 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$ 2.52 Owls
    US$ .42 Barn Owl
    US$ .42 Barred Owl
    US$ .42 Burrowing Owl
    US$ .42 Snowy Owl
    US$ .42 Great Horned Owl
    US$ .42 Spotted Owls

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
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    US$ Price
    Se-tenant Block of 6 None 4660285
    $3.91
    Full Sheet of 12 (2 Blocks of 6) None 4660293
    $7.82

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