C292 Roses of the Year 2005-2009

Issue Date: June 18, 2009

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On June 18, 2009, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues five new stamps featuring the five most recent winners of the United Kingdom's annual Rose of the Year contest. Today, after many years of hybridization, thousands of different roses exist throughout the world. From pure white to deep purple, these popular flowers are available in virtually every color imaginable. Roses are also grown in an array of forms. Some garden varieties are trained to climb up a trellis, while others become huge shrubs that can reach heights up to 15 feet. Commercially-cultivated roses, such as the long-stemmed beauties sold by the florist trade, are coaxed to grow on long straight stalks by using a type of string web that keeps the flower stems from curving. In addition to their decorative uses, some types of roses bear fruit known as "hips" that are used to make teas and jellies. And the oils extracted from rose petals are turned into perfumes.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Roses of the Year 2005-2009
  • Face Value: 5 x $0.44
  • Issue Date: June 18, 2009
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Design: D. Zoe Seemel
  • Photographs: ©Roses UK
  • 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: 15
  • Number of Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 179mm x 144mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C292
    (5-1) Summertime
    (5-2) Champagne Moment
    (5-3) Tickled Pink
    (5-4) Sweet Haze
    (5-5) Lucky!
  • 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$ 2.20 Roses of the Year 2005-2009
    US$ .44 Summertime
    US$ .44 Champagne Moment
    US$ .44 Tickled Pink
    US$ .44 Sweet Haze
    US$ .44 Lucky!

    What is Available for you to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    Express
    Shopping
    US$ Price
    Strip of 5 None 4662644
    $3.41
    Full Sheet of 3 strips of 5 None 4663187
    $10.23

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