R16 Gibbula Magus Seashell
Issue Date: September 20, 2010
On September 20, 2010, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued two new stamps featuring colorful seashells. The Pilgrim's Scallop is a bivalve, meaning that
its soft parts are enclosed within two hinged shells. It has a series of prominent, highly-developed eyes with which it can detect light and dark, as well as motion. Like many other scallops, it
is also mobile. By opening and closing its valves, it ejects water, which causes it to move forward. When endangered, it escapes by its thrusting manner of swimming. The Gibbula magus feeds on
algae and is found in the Mediterranean below depths of 10 meters. Its range of distribution reaches as far as the Shetland Islands. It is quite abundant: great quantities are often washed up on
beaches. The Gibbula magus is a favorite collector's item because of its frequently brilliant coloration and interesting shape.
***The Pilgrim's Scallop Mint Stamp from this set is no
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: Seashells Face Value: $1.26 Issue Date: September 20, 2010 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: Gene
JarvisPrinting Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A. Stamp Format: Horizontal
Stamps Per Sheet: 16 Designs per Sheet: 1 Overall Sheet Size: 196mm x 160mm Size of Stamps: 43mm x 34mm Issue Number: R16 Stamp Numbers:
(2-1) Pilgrim's Scallop
(2-2) Gibbula Magus
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2010 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description
| US$ || .98 || Gibbula Magus Seashell |
Available for you to Order
Item Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Stamp ||None ||4665783 || || $1.52 |
|Full Sheet of 16 ||None ||4665821 || || $24.31 |
Cover ||None ||4665872 || || $3.51 |
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