C346 Terra Cotta Warriors

Issue Date: March 15, 2012

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On March 15, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued six new stamps featuring Terra Cotta Warriors. In 1974, at the foot of China's Mount Lishan near Xian, a peasant farmer unearthed a few ancient artifacts while digging a well. This seemingly insignificant discovery led to one of the most incredible archeological finds in history--the 2,200-year-old mausoleum of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Thousands of extraordinary clay statues have been unearthed--an army of Qin Shi Huang's terra cotta warriors. Life-sized horses, infantrymen, charioteers and archers--armed with real bronze swords, spears and crossbows--were discovered. To protect this precious site from the elements and air pollution, China built the Xi-An Terra-Cotta Museum. Since its opening in October 1994, the museum has attracted two million people a year from around the world. Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum was named a United Nations World Heritage Site in 1987.


  • Issue: Terra Cotta Warriors
  • Face Value: 6 x 45¢
  • Issue Date: March 15, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Li Qingfa and Jiang Weijie
  • 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: 12
  • Designs per Sheet: 6
  • Overall Sheet Size: 117mm x 184mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C346
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (6-1) General Figure
    (6-2) Kneeling Shooter
    (6-3) Armor Warrior
    (6-4) Arrow Shooter
    (6-5) General Figure II
    (6-6) Heavy Armor
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.

    Stamp designs ©2012 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 2.70 Terra Cotta Warriors
    US$ .45 General Figure
    US$ .45 Kneeling Shooter
    US$ .45 Armor Warrior
    US$ .45 Arrow Shooter
    US$ .45 General Figure II
    US$ .45 Heavy Armor

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Se-tenant Block of 6 None 4670183
    Full Sheet of 12 None 4670264

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