C318 Colorful Butterflies

Issue Date: December 8, 2010

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On December 8, 2010, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued 12 new stamps celebrating the world's colorful butterflies. One of nature's most beautiful and fragile creatures, the butterfly is found throughout the world, from the harsh regions of the Arctic, to the deserts of Africa and the temperate tropics, including the Marshall Islands. Many of these intriguing insects display spectacular colors and wing patterns and are important to certain plants that depend upon them for cross-pollination. Butterflies are classified into six families: Hesperiidae, known as "skippers", fast flyers reaching speeds of up to 30 m.p.h.; Papilionidae, comprising the colorful "swallowtails"; Pieridae, species that are predominately yellow or white; Nymphalidae, "brush-footed" butterflies; Lycaenidae, which includes "blues", "hairstreaks" and "coppers"; and Riodinidae, known as "metalmarks".


  • Issue: World's Colorful Butterflies
  • Face Value: 12 x 44¢
  • Issue Date: December 8, 2010
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Gordon Beningfield
  • Printing 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: 12
  • Designs per Sheet: 12
  • Overall Sheet Size: 196mm x 132mm
  • Size of Stamps: 43mm x 34mm
  • Issue Number: C318
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (12-1) Monarch
    (12-2) Brimstone
    (12-3) Blue-Spotted Hairstreak
    (12-4) Small Tortoiseshell
    (12-5) Small Skipper
    (12-6) Large Blue
    (12-7) Large Copper
    (12-8) Eastern Orange Tip
    (12-9) Red Admiral
    (12-10) American Painted Lady
    (12-11) Great Eggfly
    (12-12) Dark Green Fritillary
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.

    Stamp designs ©2010 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 5.28 C318 Colorful Butterflies
    US$ .44 Monarch
    US$ .44 Brimstone
    US$ .44 Blue-spotted Hairstreak
    US$ .44 Small Tortoiseshell
    US$ .44 Small Skipper
    US$ .44 Large Blue
    US$ .44 Large Copper
    US$ .44 Eastern Orange Tip
    US$ .44 Red Admiral
    US$ .44 American Painted Lady
    US$ .44 Great Eggfly
    US$ .44 Dark Green Fritillary

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    US$ Price
    Mint Sheet of 12 None 4664329

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