C290 25th Anniversary of the Marshall Island Postal Service

Issue Date: May 2, 2009

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On May 2, 2009, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued a Souvenir Sheet celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Marshall Islands Postal Service. In the days before mail service, correspondence in the Marshall Islands was accomplished by foot and canoe. Missives sent between chiefs would include a gift, such as a handcrafted item or preserved pandanus fruit, chosen in accordance with the recipient's social position. Even the messenger's dress was dictated by the recipient's stature. In 1984, the Republic of the Marshall Islands established its own postal administration for domestic mail and issued its first stamps. Today, the Marshall Islands is integrated into the United States postal distribution system; its two-letter "State" abbreviation is MH. This historic Souvenir Sheet, depicting the Marshall Islands in an antique-map


  • Issue: 25th Anniversary of the Marshall Islands Postal Service
  • Face Value: 1 x 44¢
  • Issue Date: May 2, 2009
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Designer: D. Zoe Seemel
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, and yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Pringing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Souvenir Sheet Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps per Sheet: 1
  • Number of Designs per Souvenir Sheet: 1
  • Overall Size of Souvenir Sheet: 110mm x 87mm
  • Size of Stamp: 80mm x 50mm
  • Issue Number: C290
  • 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$ .44 25th Anv Marshall Island Post Service

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Souvenir Sheet None 4662628
    First Day Cover None 4663594

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