C370 World War II 70th Anniversary 1943
Issue Date: September 9, 2013
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.
TECHNICAL DATA Issue: World War II 70th Anniversary 1943 Face Value: 10 x 46¢ Issue Date:
September 9, 2013 Issue Place: Majuro Original Artwork: Chris CallePrinting 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
Withdrawal Date: While supplies last.
Stamp designs ©2013 Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority. All rights reserved.
Stamps in this
| 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 |
What is Available for you to Order
| Item Description
|| Withdrawal Date || Stock |
| Express |
| US$ Price |
|Mint Sheet ||None ||4675754 || || $7.13
|First Day Cover Set of 2 ||None ||4675819 || || $10.23 |
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