C338 Compact of Free Association

Issue Date: October 21, 2011

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On October 21, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued three new stamps commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Compact of Free Association. Since the 19th century, the Marshall Islands had served several masters: the British, Germans, Japanese and Americans. As a United Nations trust territory, the Marshalls had rebuilt from the devastation of World War II and, by the 1970s, felt ready to become independent. In 1979 the Marshallese people approved a constitution and the country became an internally self-governing republic with a president and a unicameral 33-member parliament. This government signed a Compact of Free Association with the United States in 1982 assigning security responsibilities to the U.S. in exchange for rights to military installations in the region. In 1986, the Marshall Islands' status as a U.N. trust territory was dissolved and the nation became fully self-governing in free association with the United States.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: 25th Anniversary of the Compact of Free Association
  • Face Value: 3 x 98¢
  • Issue Date: October 23, 2011
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Ren Wicks and Herb Kawainui Kane
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 3
  • Designs per Sheet: 3
  • Overall Sheet Size: 126mm x 110mm
  • Size of Stamps: 34mm x 43mm
  • Issue Number: C338
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (3-1) Marshall Islands National Seal
    (3-2) Walap of the Marshall Islands
    (3-3) Marshall Islands National Flag
  • 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$ 2.94 Compact of Free Association
    US$ .98 Marshall Islands National Seal
    US$ .98 Walap of the Marshall Islands
    US$ .98 Marshall Islands National Flag

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