C312 Carousel Horses
Issue Date: August 12, 2010
On August 12, 2010, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues six new stamps featuring Carousel Horses. During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, young French noblemen
honed their jousting skills by straddling legless wooden "horses" attached to a contraption pushed around a center pole by a servant. Stationed nearby was a post from whicha brass ring dangled,
waiting to be speared. This game of "catching the brass ring" became the forerunner of the present-day carousel. The first carousels were powered by horses, mules or even men who cranked the
rotation mechanism manually. By 1860, English engineer Frederick Savage had designed a portable center-mounted steam engine capable of propelling three or four rows of carousel horses on
platforms up to 48 feet in diameter. He later developed a system of overhead gears that moved the festive mounts in their familiar up-and-down motion.
Issue: Carousel HorsesFace Value: 6 x $0.44Issue Date: August 12, 2010Issue Place: MajuroStamp Artist: Chris CalleFirst Day Cover Design:
Herb Kawainui KanePrinting Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paperPrinter: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.Stamp Format:
VerticalStamps Per Sheet: 12Designs per Sheet: 6Overall Sheet Size: 117mm x 190mmSize of Stamps: 31mm x 40mmIssue Number: C312Withdrawal Date: While supplies
Stamp designs ©2010 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ ||
2.64 || Carousel Horses |
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| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Block of 6 ||None ||4664264 || || $4.10
|Full Sheet of 2 Blocks of 6 ||None ||4664353 || || $8.19 |
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