C292 Roses of the Year 2005-2009
Issue Date: June 18, 2009
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.
Issue: Roses of the Year 2005-2009Face Value: 5 x $0.44 Issue Date: June 18,
2009 Issue Place: Majuro Stamp Design: D. Zoe Seemel Photographs: ©Roses UK Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed
paper Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Vertical Stamps Per Sheet: 15 Number of Designs per Sheet: 5 Overall Sheet Size: 179mm x 144mm
Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm Issue Number: C292
(5-2) Champagne Moment
(5-3) Tickled Pink
(5-4) Sweet Haze
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2009 Marshall Islands Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 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! |
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| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Strip of 5 ||None ||4662644 || || $3.41
|Full Sheet of 3 strips of 5 ||None ||4663187 || || $10.23 |
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