C287 Robert Peary Reaches the North Pole
Issue Date: April 14, 2009
On April 14, 2009, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued
four new stamps honoring the 100th Anniversary of Robert Peary's expedition to the North Pole. In 1908, after several unsuccessful attempts, explorer Robert Peary and his trusted assistant
Matthew Henson embarked on what they knew would be their last attempt at reaching the North Pole. Accompanied by numerous well-equipped and well-trained Eskimos, Peary and Henson led a party of
24 men, 19 sleds and 133 dogs northward from Cape Columbia. Toward the end of March 1909, Peary's previous northern record --87'6'N-- was broken when the expedition reached the 88th parallel. On
April 6, 1909, Peary and Henson finally reached their goal. With a party of four Eskimos, they hiked the last three miles to the 90th parallel -- the North Pole was finally conquered!
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: Robert Peary Reaches the North Pole 100th Anniversary Face Value: 4 x 42¢ Issue Date: April 14, 2009 Issue Place: Majuro
Original Artwork: Tom McNeely Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
Stamp Format: Vertical Stamps Per Sheet: 16 Designs per Sheet: 4 Overall Sheet Size: 148mm x 184mm Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm Issue Number: C287 Stamp Numbers:
Elisha Kent Kane
(4-2) Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson
(4-3) Adolphus Washington Greely
(4-4) Vilhjalmur Stefansson Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2009 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency ||
Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 1.68 || Robert Peary Reaches the North
Pole 100th Anniversary || US$ || .42 || Elisha Kent Kane || US$ || .42 || Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson || US$
|| .42 || Adolphus Washington Greely || US$ || .42 || Vilhjalmur Stefansson |
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|First Day Cover ||None ||4662946 || || $4.16 |
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