R26 (1-7)Marine Animals Rate Change Definitive Set

Issue Date: January 28, 2013

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On January 28, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued seven new stamps for postal rate changes featuring Marine Animals. The denominations are $0.33, $0.46, $1.10, $5.60, $12.35, $16.85 and $23.95. About 14,000 species of fish live in the world's oceans. Typically, each of these creatures is suited to a particular environment and cannot survive anywhere else. Two factors that play an important role in determining which fish live where are water depth and temperature. The largest and fastest swimmers, for example, live near the surface of open waters, far from shore. Fish that reside in midwater areas, a murky environment around 600 feet below the surface, are generally dark-colored and may even possess light producing organs. Some of these varieties, however, do venture to upper waters to feed or lay their eggs. Bottom dwellers are equally distinctive. Accustomed to a cold, dark habitat, many of these creatures have large heads and eyes, as well as long, slender tails that aid in navigation of the ocean floor.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Issue: Postal Rate Change - Marine Animals
  • Face Value: $60.64
  • Issue Date: January 28, 2013
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Artist: Chuck Ripper
  • Printing Process: Cyan, black, magenta, yellow by offset lithography on unwatermarked gummed paper
  • Printer: Pioneer Printing, Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.A.
  • Stamp Format: Horizontaland Vertical
  • Size of Stamps:(Horizonal) 40mm x 25mm, (Vertical) 25mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: R26
    (7-1) Raccoon Butterflyfish
    (7-2) Dolphin
    (7-3) Long-nosed Butterflyfish
    (7-4) Tiger Shark
    (7-5) Star Puffer
    (7-6)Nassau Grouper
    (7-7) Pork Fish
  • Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
  • Stamp designs ©2013 Marshall Islands Postal Service uthority. All rights reserved.


    Stamps in this Issue

    Currency Face Value Stamp Description
    US$ 60.64 R26 Marine Animals Definitive Set
    US$ .33 Racoon Butterflyfish
    US$ .46 Dolphin
    US$ 1.10 Long-nosed Butterflyfish
    US$ 5.60 Tiger Shark
    US$ 12.35 Star Puffer
    US$ 16.85 Nassau Grouper
    US$ 23.95 Pork Fish

    What is Available for you to Order

    Can be Shipped to Many Countries
    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
    Number (SKU)
    Express
    Shopping
    US$ Price
    R26 (7-2) 46¢ Dolphin Mint None 4676831
    $.72
    R26 (7-3) $1.10 Long-nose Butterfly Mint None 4676882
    $1.71
    R26 (7-4) $5.60 Tiger Shark Mint None 4676955
    $8.68
    R26 (7-5) $12.35 Star Puffer Mint None 4676971
    $19.15
    R26 (7-6) $16.85 Nassau Grouper Mint None 4677005
    $26.12
    R26 (7-7) $23.95 Porkfish Mint None 4677021
    $37.13
    R26 (7-3) $1.10 Long-nose Butterfly Full Sheet None 4676890
    $17.05
    R26 (7-4) $5.60 Tiger Shark Full Sheet None 4676963
    $86.80
    R26 (7-5) $12.35 Star Puffer Full Sheet None 4676998
    $191.43
    R26 (7-6) $16.85 Nassau Grouper Fl Sheet None 4677013
    $261.18
    R26 (7-7) $23.95 Porkfish Full Sheet None 4677048
    $371.23
    First Day Cover Set of 2 None 4677072
    $97.10

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