C357 Locomotives of the 50 States

Issue Date: November 2, 2012

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On November 3, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues 50 new stamps featuring Locomotives of the Fifty States. As late as the 1850s, the thought of a Bostonian buying a ticket for a train ride to California, and actually arriving there within a week, was unfathomable to most. With rail travel in its infancy and passenger trains limited to connecting thriving population centers such as New York City and Philadelphia, there were few who believed that trains would one day snake around the great mountains and roll through the desolate deserts of America's West. What the skeptics didn't realize was that with the help of federal grants and loans, this undertaking could be accomplished in short order. And on May 10, 1869, the completion date of the Transcontinental Railroad, what a good many had considered a mere pipe dream, became a reality.


  • Issue: Locomotives of the Fifty States
  • Face Value: 50 x 45¢
  • Issue Date: November 3, 2012
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: J. Craig Thorpe
  • 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: 50
  • Designs per Sheet: 50
  • Overall Sheet Size: 334mm x 230mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C357
  • 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$ 22.50 C357 Locomotives of the 50 States Sheet
    US$ .45 Alabama
    US$ .45 Alaska
    US$ .45 Arizona
    US$ .45 Arkansas
    US$ .45 California
    US$ .45 Colorado
    US$ .45 Connecticut
    US$ .45 Delaware
    US$ .45 Florida
    US$ .45 Georgia
    US$ .45 Hawaii
    US$ .45 Idaho
    US$ .45 Illinois
    US$ .45 Indiana
    US$ .45 Iowa
    US$ .45 Kansas
    US$ .45 Kentucky
    US$ .45 Louisiana
    US$ .45 Maine
    US$ .45 Maryland
    US$ .45 Massachusetts
    US$ .45 Michigan
    US$ .45 Minnesota
    US$ .45 Mississippi
    US$ .45 Missouri
    US$ .45 Montana
    US$ .45 Nebraska
    US$ .45 Nevada
    US$ .45 New Hampshire
    US$ .45 New Jersey
    US$ .45 New Mexico
    US$ .45 New York
    US$ .45 North Carolina
    US$ .45 North Dakota
    US$ .45 Ohio
    US$ .45 Oklahoma
    US$ .45 Oregon
    US$ .45 Pennsylvania
    US$ .45 Rhode Island
    US$ .45 South Carolina
    US$ .45 South Dakota
    US$ .45 Tennessee
    US$ .45 Texas
    US$ .45 Utah
    US$ .45 Vermont
    US$ .45 Virginia
    US$ .45 Washington
    US$ .45 West Virginia
    US$ .45 Wisconsin
    US$ .45 Wyoming

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    First Day Cover Set of 10 None 4672739

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