C349 Glorious Clouds

Issue Date: May 10, 2012

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On May 10, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority issued 15 new stamps featuring glorious clouds. Since the dawn of time, humans have been quietly mesmerized, and oftentimes even mystified, by the ever-changing artwork that graces the palette of our planet's skies: the glorious phenomena collectively known to us as clouds. Essentially just masses of liquid water droplets or frozen crystals that form in the sky, clouds can take on a dazzling array of forms, shapes and sizes as they glide through air or hang practically motionless in the atmosphere. The stamps in this Republic of the Marshall Islands issue represent 15 of the most common types of clouds: Altocumulus undulatus, Altostratus translucidus, Cirrostratus fibratus, Cumulus congestus, Cumulonimbus congestus, Cumulonimbus incus, Cirrus radiatus, Cirrocumulus undulatus, Cumulonimbus with tornado, Cumulus humilis, Cumulonimbus mammatus, Stratus opacus, Altocumulus castellanus, Altocumulus stratiformis, Altocumulus lenticularis and Stratocumulus undulatus.


  • Issue: Glorious Clouds
  • Face Value: 15 x 45¢
  • Issue Date: May 10, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Tom McNeely
  • 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: 15
  • Designs per Sheet: 15
  • Overall Sheet Size: 179mm x 144mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C349
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (15-1) Altocumulus undulatus
    (15-2) Altostratus translucidus
    (15-3) Cirrostratus fibratus
    (15-4) Cumulus congestus
    (15-5) Cumulonimbus incus
    (15-6) Cirrus radiatus
    (15-7) Cirrocumulus undulatus
    (15-8) Cumulonimbus humilus
    (15-9) Cumulus humilus
    (15-10) Cumulonimbus mammatus
    (15-11) Stratus opacus
    (15-12) Altocumulus castellanus
    (15-13) Altocumulus stratiformus
    (15-14) Altocumulus lenticularis
    (15-15) Stratocumulus undulatus
  • 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$ 6.75 Glorious Clouds Se-tenant Sheet of 15
    US$ .45 Altocumulus undulatus
    US$ .45 Altostratus translucidus
    US$ .45 Cirrostratus fibratus
    US$ .45 Cumulus congestus
    US$ .45 Cumulonimbus incus
    US$ .45 Cirrus radiatus
    US$ .45 Cirrocumulus undulatus
    US$ .45 Cumulonimbus with tornado
    US$ .45 Cumulus humilus
    US$ .45 Cumulonimbus mammatus
    US$ .45 Stratus opacus
    US$ .45 Altocumulus castellanus
    US$ .45 Altocumulus stratiformus
    US$ .45 Altocumulus lenticularis
    US$ .45 Stratocumulus undulatus

    What is Available for you to Order

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Se-tenant Sheet of 15 None 4670795
    First Day Cover Set of 3 None 4671066

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