C331 First in Flight Part III

Issue Date: July 7, 2011

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On July 7, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps comprising the third Issue in its ongoing five-part Firsts in Flight Series. After World War I, the first dirigible airship Germany was allowed to build for her own use was the Graf Zeppelin. Her commander, Dr. Hugo Eckener, set out at once to prove her superior worth as well as the feasibility and comfort of long-distance travel in the huge airships. His chosen method of proof: the first-ever trip around the world. The Graf Zeppelin began its amazing journey from Lakehurst, New Jersey. Traveling at an average speed of 70 mph, 20 passengers and 41 crewmen comfortably dined on gourmet foods and fine wines above the barren wilderness and unfamiliar landscapes of such places as Russia and Siberia. In a total of 12 days in the air, the Zeppelin covered a staggering 20,500 miles, landing once again in Lakehurst.


  • Issue: Firsts in Flight III: Breaking Barriers
  • Face Value: 15 x $0.44
  • Issue Date: July 7, 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: C331
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (5-1) First Flight to Land on a Ship
    (5-2) First Non-stop N. American Coast-to-Coast Flight
    (5-3) First Non-stop Transatlantic Flight
    (5-4) First Round the World Flight
    (5-5) First Flight Over the North Pole
  • 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 First in Flight Part III
    US$ .44 First Flight to Land on a Ship
    US$ .44 First Non-stop N. American Coast-to-Coast Flight
    US$ .44 First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight
    US$ .44 First Round the World Flight
    US$ .44 First Flight Over the North Pole

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
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    US$ Price
    Strip of 5 None 4666968
    Full Sheet of 15 None 4666976
    First Day Cover None 4666984

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