C339 First in Flight Part V: To the Stars
Issue Date: November 4, 2011
On November 4, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps comprising the fifth and final Issue in
its Firsts in Flight Series. "The 'Eagle' has landed!" Millions of people on Earth thrilled to the joyful words of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong when the famous Lunar Module landed safely
on the surface of the Moon. Guided manually by Armstrong, the "Eagle" touched down on a plain near the southern edge of the Sea of Tranquility. On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, Armstrong
lowered himself from the ladder attached to the "Eagle," becoming the first man to walk on the Moon. Armstrong's first words poignantly captured the historic moment: "That's one small step for a
man, one giant leap for mankind." After two hours and thirty-six minutes on the Moon, Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin lifted off in the "Eagle" to begin the long journey back to Earth.
Issue: Firsts in Flight V: To the StarsFace Value: 15 x $0.44Issue Date: November 4, 2011Issue Place: MajuroStamp Artist:
Charles KnotekFirst Day Cover Design: Herb Kawainui KanePrinting Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paperPrinter: Pioneer Printing,
Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.Stamp Format: HorizontalStamps Per Sheet: 15Designs per Sheet: 5Overall Sheet Size: 239mm x 134mmSize of Stamps: 43mm x 34mmIssue Number: C339
(5-1) First Man to Fly Faster Than Sound
(5-2) First Man in Space
(5-3) First Astronaut in Space
(5-4) First Man to Walk in Space
First Man on the Moon
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last
Stamp designs ©2011 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
| Currency || Face Value ||
Stamp Description |
| US$ || 2.20 || First in Flight Part V: To the Stars || US$ || .44 || First Man to Fly Faster Than
Sound || US$ || .44 || First Man in Space || US$ || .44 || First Astronaut in Space || US$ || .44 || First Man
to Walk on the Moon || US$ || .44 || First Man on the Moon |
is Available for you to Order
Item Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Strip of 5 ||None ||4667409 || || $3.41 |
|Mint Full Sheet ||None ||4667417 || || $10.23 |
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