C326 Firsts in Flight II

Issue Date: April 24, 2011

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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 Fly
  • Face Value: 15 x $0.44
  • Issue Date: April 12, 2011
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Stamp Artist: Charles Knotek
  • First Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui Kane
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 15
  • Designs per Sheet: 5
  • Overall Sheet Size: 239mm x 134mm
  • Size of Stamps: 43mm x 34mm
  • Issue Number: C326
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (5-1) First Manned Flight
    (5-2) First Manned Flight of Semi-Controlled Airship
    (5-3) First Powered Aircraft Leaves the Ground
    (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

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    Mint Full Sheet None 4666577
    First Day Cover None 4666585

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