C361 Camellias of Yunan

Issue Date: February 22, 2013

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On February 22, 2013, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued eight new stamps featuring beautiful Camellias of Yunnan. Although it is native to the forests and gardens of the Far East, the Camellia has long been a favorite in the Western world as well. The first Camellias to be exported from China to England were probably owned by Lord Petre, a collector of rare plants. However, these flowers promptly died when planted in the warm conditions of a greenhouse. Occasionally, sailors from the British East India Company would bring the lovely Camellias home from their voyages. Their tales of manicured gardens and brilliantly-hued blossoms dangling pendant-like from forest trees no doubt painted vivid mental pictures for hopeful gardeners and quickened European interest in the elegant flowers. Soon, Camellias became the rage in Europe and many flower dealers made their fortunes speculating in new species. The Camellia was first introduced in the United States in 1797.


  • Issue: Camellias of Yunnan
  • Face Value: 8 x 46¢
  • Issue Date: February 22, 2013
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Ren Yu
  • Printing Process: Black, cyan, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontal
  • Stamps Per Sheet: 16
  • Designs per Sheet: 8
  • Overall Sheet Size: 196mm x 160mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C361
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (8-1) Two White
    (8-2) Two Variagated Red
    (8-3) Three Light Pink
    (8-4) One Variagated Pink with Two Buds
    (8-5) Two Medium Pink with Bud
    (8-6) Two Full Pink
    (8-7) One Red and One Bud
    (8-8) Three Full Pink
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.

    Stamp designs ©2013 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.

    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 3.68 Camellias of Yunan
    US$ .46 Two White
    US$ .46 Two Veriegated Red
    US$ .46 Three Light Pink
    US$ .46 One Variegated Pink with Two Buds
    US$ .46 Two Medium Pink with Bud
    US$ .46 Two Full Pink
    US$ .46 One Red and One Blue
    US$ .46 Three Full Pink

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    US$ Price
    Block of 8 None 4673840
    Full Sheet of 16 None 4673859

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