C341 Stained Glass Cathedrals
Issue Date: December 9, 2011
On December 9, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues nine new stamps featuring beautiful stained glass windows from some of
the world's famous cathedrals. The earliest known description of the painstaking technique of creating stained-glass windows dates back to a 12th-century manual probably written by the monk
Theophilus. In this technique, a drawing of the window's design is first created to show how different color areas will be divided into discrete pieces of glass. Sheets of manufactured colored
glass are then cut to fit using a red hot iron. Design details are painted onto the glass with enamel, and a kiln is used to fuse the enamel to the glass. The glass pieces are then set
intogrooved strips of lead which join the various pieces together. Finally, the joints between the lead strips are soldered, and the entire panel is waterproofed with a putty compound applied
under the lead.
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: Stained Glass CathedralsFace Value: 9 x 44¢ Issue Date: December 9, 2011 Issue Place: Majuro Original
Artwork: Barry Wilkinson 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: 9 Designs per Sheet: 9 Overall Sheet Size: 117mm x 144mm Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm Issue Number: C341 Stamp Numbers:
Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore
(9-2) Nidaros Cathedral
(9-3) Canterbury Cathedral
(9-4) Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai
(9-5) Cathedral of Monaco
(9-6) Saint John's Church in
(9-7) Catholic Paris of St. Florin
(9-8) Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned
(9-9) Paris Church of Saint SaviourWithdrawal Date: While supplies last.
designs ©2011 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this Issue
|| Face Value || Stamp Description |
| US$ || 3.96 || Stained Glass Cathedrals
|| US$ || .44 || Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore || US$ || .44 || Nidaros Cathedral || US$ || .44 || Canterbury
Cathedral || US$ || .44 || Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai || US$ || .44 || Cathedral of Monaco || US$ || .44
|| Saint John's Church in Gouda || US$ || .44 || Catholic Parish of St. Florin || US$ || .44 || Cathedral of Saint Mary the Crowned
|| US$ || .44 || Parish Church of Saint Saviour |
What is Available for
you to Order
Description || Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| US$ Price |
|Full Sheet of 9 ||None ||4667530 || || $6.14 |
|First Day Cover Set of 3 ||None ||4667611 ||
|| $10.79 |
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