C354 American Indian Dances

Issue Date: August 16, 2012

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On August 16, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued six new stamps featuring American Indian Dances. One of the most spellbinding dances to watch, the Fancy Dance combines beautiful costumes with acrobatic turns, spins and splits. The Raven Dance is the manifestation of the raven legend. This handsome bird is an important mythological figure to many Native Americans. The Grass Dance gets its name from the braids of sweet-smelling grass in the dancer's bustles and the dancers' tendency to sway back and forth like prairie grass bristling in the breeze. The Butterfly Dance is always a ceremony celebrating youth, fertility and the beauty of the natural world. For the Traditional Dance, dancers often wear full face-paint, animal-skin headdresses and bird-wing attachments at the shoulders. In the Hoop Dance, the performer moves a dozen or more hoops over and around his torso, arms and legs.


  • Issue: American Indian Dances
  • Face Value: 6 x .45¢
  • Issue Date: August 16, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Chris Calle
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper < li>Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Vertical
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 12
  • Designs per Sheet: 6
  • Overall Sheet Size: 117 mm x 184mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C354
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (6-1) Traditinal Dance
    (6-2) Raven Dance
    (6-3) Fancy Dance
    (6-4) Hoop Dance
    (6-5) Grass Dance
    (6-6) Butterfly Dance
  • 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 American Indian Dances
    US$ .45 Traditional Dance
    US$ .45 Raven Dance
    US$ .45 Fancy Dance
    US$ .45 Hoop Dance
    US$ .45 Grass Dance
    US$ .45 Butterfly Dance

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    Mint Full Sheet of 12 None 4671791
    First Day Cover None 4671716

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