C334 Firsts in Flight IV: The Jet Age
Issue Date: August 21, 2011
On August 21, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps comprising the fourth Issue in its ongoing five-part
Firsts in Flight Series. In March of 1965, the U.S.S.R. announced its intention to build a brand new kind of passenger aircraft. At the Paris Salon Aeronautique, a model of the proposed design
was unveiled: the plane would be supersonic, capable of flying faster than the speed of sound. Remarkably, the design of the Russians' Tu-144 was strikingly similar to another prototype called
the Concorde, the product of a collaborative effort between France and Great Britain. The designer of this sleek, delta-winged Russian craft was Professor Alexei A. Tupolev, the son of Andrei N.
Tupolev, a man often referred to as the father of Russian aviation. On the last day of 1968, the supersonic Russian prototype, known as the Charger, made its maiden flight, becoming the first
supersonic transport aircraft to fly.
Issue: Firsts in Flight IV: The Jet AgeFace Value: 15 x $0.44Issue Date: August 21, 2011
Issue Place: MajuroStamp Artist: Charles KnotekFirst Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui KanePrinting Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed
paperPrinter: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.Stamp Format: HorizontalStamps Per Sheet: 15Designs per Sheet: 5Overall Sheet Size: 239mm x 134mmSize of Stamps:
43mm x 34mmIssue Number: C334Stamp Numbers:
(5-1) First Turbojet Flight
(5-2) First Jet Fighter Flight
(5-3) First Jet Passenger Service
Transatlantic Jet Passenger Service
(5-5) First Supersonic Commercial Aircraft
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last
Stamp designs ©2011
Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 2.20 || Firsts in Flight IV: The Jet Age
|| US$ || .44 || First Turbojet Flight || US$ || .44 || First Jet Fighter Flight || US$ || .44 || First Jet
Passenger Service || US$ || .44 || First Transatlantic Jet Passenger Service || US$ || .44 || First Supersonic Commercial Aircraft
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|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
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| US$ Price |
|Mint Strip of 5 ||None ||4667158 || || $3.41
|Full Sheet of 15 ||None ||4667166 || || $10.23 |
|First Day Cover ||None ||4667174 || || $4.96 |
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