C326 Firsts in Flight II
Issue Date: April 24, 2011
On April 12, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps comprising the second Issue in its ongoing five-part Firsts in Flight Series. After years of
exhaustive and highly innovative research using biplane kites, personally-crafted wind-tunnels and full-scale gliders (during which time they demonstrated their brilliant ability to visualize
the behavior of a machine not yet constructed), Orville and Wilbur Wright created their first powered flyer. At about 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, Orville guided the flyer into the air and
successfully flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. The flyer, launched from a 60-foot-long monorail track, made three more flights that day, traveling distances of 175, 200 and finally 852 feet (all four
flights were witnessed by five local citizens). For the first time in history, a heavier-than-air machine had achieved powered and sustained flight under complete pilot control. Finally,mankind
had learned to fly.
Issue: Firsts in Flight II: Learning to FlyFace Value: 15 x $0.44Issue Date: April 12, 2011Issue Place:
MajuroStamp Artist: Charles KnotekFirst Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui KanePrinting Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.Stamp Format: HorizontalStamps Per Sheet: 15Designs per Sheet: 5Overall Sheet Size: 239mm x 134mmSize of Stamps: 43mm x
34mmIssue Number: C326Stamp Numbers:
(5-1) First Manned Flight
(5-2) First Manned Flight of Semi-Controlled Airship
(5-3) First Powered Aircraft Leaves the
(5-4) First Manned Flight of Powered, Controlled Airship
(5-5) First Controlled, Powered Flight
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last
Stamp designs ©2011 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 2.20 ||
Firsts in Flight Part II || US$ || .44 || First Manned Flight || US$ || .44 || First Manned Flight of Semi-Controlled Airship
|| US$ || .44 || First Powered Aircraft Leaves the Ground || US$ || .44 || First Manned Flight of Powered, Controlled Airship || US$
|| .44 || First Controlled, Powered Flight |
What is Available for you to
Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Strip of 5 ||None ||4666569 || || $3.41 |
|Mint Full Sheet ||None ||4666577 || || $10.23 |
Cover ||None ||4666585 || || $4.96 |
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