R24 Tobolar Coconut Tree Ropes and Twine

Issue Date: April 9, 2012

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On April 8, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues four new stamps featuring Tobolar Coconut Tree Ropes and Twine. The coconut palm tree is the most extensively used plant growing on atolls. Every part of it can be used for some purpose, including for food, medicines, implements or building materials. These Marshall Islands stamps depict the traditional method of making rope and twine from the nuts of the coconut tree. The first stamp shows the husking of the ripe nuts. The second stamp shows the process of soaking the fresh husks in seawater, which are kept secured in place with stones and coconut leaf mats for three to four months. The third stamp shows the process of pounding the husks to separate the meat from the twine, which is then dried under the sun. The fourth stamp shows the art of making ropeby rolling the fibers on the thigh.


  • Issue: Tobolar Coconut Tree Ropes and Twine
  • Face Value: 4 x 45¢
  • Issue Date: April 8, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Amram Enos
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horzontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 16
  • Designs per Sheet: 4
  • Overall Sheet Size: 184mm x 152mm
  • Size of Stamps: 40mm x 31mm
  • Issue Number: R24
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (4-1) Husking Nuts
    (4-2) Soaking Husk
    (4-3) Pounding Husk
    (4-4) Twisting Fibers to Make Rope and Twine
  • 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$ 1.80 Tobolar Coconut Tree Ropes and Twine
    US$ .45 Husking Nuts
    US$ .45 Soaking Husks
    US$ .45 Pounding Husks
    US$ .45 Twisting Fibers to Make Rope and Twine

    What is Available for you to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Se-tenant Block of 4 None 4670418
    Full Sheet of 16 None 4673018

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