C370 World War II 70th Anniversary 1943

Issue Date: September 9, 2013

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On September 9, 2013, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues ten new stamps commemorating America's involvement in World War II during 1943. This special issue is the third in a five-year series. The 2013 World War II 70th Anniversary: 1943 Issue commemorates ten key events and important aspects of the year 1943 relating to World War II: the Allies' success over German U-boats, ending Axis naval dominance in the Atlantic; the courageous efforts of medics who saved countless lives; the Allied invasion of Sicily, the first Allied invasion of an Axis homeland; the bombing of Ploesti refineries; the enhancements to Allied mail service (called V-mail); the Allied landing at Salerno; the use of War Bonds and Stamps to aid the war effort; the iconic cartoon characters Willie and Joe; the Gold Star, which hung in the window of every family with a member who died in war service; and the U.S. Marine landing on the Japanese-held Tarawa Atoll.


  • Issue: World War II 70th Anniversary 1943
  • Face Value: 10 x 46¢
  • Issue Date: September 9, 2013
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Chris Calle
  • 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: 10
  • Designs per Sheet: 10
  • Overall Sheet Size: 179mm x 190mm
  • Size of Stamps: 31mm x 40mm
  • Issue Number: C370
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (10-1) Overcoming the U-Boat Menace
    (10-2) Medics Saving Lives
    (10-3) Allies Invade Sicily
    (10-4) B-24 Liberators Bomb Ploesti Refineries
    (10-5) Soldier Writing Letter
    (10-6) Allied Forces Land at Salerno
    (10-7) Bonds and Stamps Help War Effort
    (10-8) Willie and Joe
    (10-9) Gold Star with Flag
    (10-10) Marines Land on Tarawa Atoll
  • 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$ 4.60 C370 World War II 70th Anniversary 1943 Sheet
    US$ .46 Overcoming the U-Boat Menace
    US$ .46 Medics Saving Lives
    US$ .46 Allies Invade Sicily
    US$ .46 B-24 Liberators Bomb Ploesti Refineries
    US$ .46 Soldier Writing Letter
    US$ .46 Allied Forces Land at Salerno
    US$ .46 Bonds and Stamps Help War Effort
    US$ .46 Willie and Joe
    US$ .46 Gold Star with Flag
    US$ .46 Marines Land on Tarawa Atoll

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    Item Description Withdrawal Date Stock
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    US$ Price
    Mint Sheet None 4675754
    First Day Cover Set of 2 None 4675819

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