C338 Compact of Free Association
Issue Date: October 21, 2011
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 AssociationFace Value: 3 x 98¢
Issue Date: October 23, 2011 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: Ren Wicks and Herb Kawainui KanePrinting 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
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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| US$ Price |
Sheet ||None ||4667379 || || $4.56 |
|First Day Cover ||None ||4667387 || || $6.11
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