C371 Children's Games

Issue Date: September 27, 2013

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On September 27, 2013, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues four new stamps celebrating traditional Marshallese children's games. The Etobobo player places a small strip of coconut leaf over the teeth, holding it in place with the lips. The leaf is tapped with a thin stick of the coconut leaf, producing a percussion instrument of sorts. Lejonjon is the art of juggling tiny green coconuts which have been gathered after they have fallen prematurely. A Lodidean is a windmill-shaped toy made from a coconut palm that functions much like a pinwheel. To make a Didmakol, a notch is cut in the middle of a pandanus leaf near its end. The player grabs the end closest to the cut and executes a vigorous throwing motion without letting go of the leaf. The loosened end of the Didmakol breaks away, and can fly amazing distances.


  • Issue: Children's Games
  • Face Value: 4 x 46¢
  • Issue Date: September 27, 2013
  • Issue Place: Majuro
  • Original Artwork: Dean Ellis
  • 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: 4
  • Overall Sheet Size: 196mm x 160mm
  • Size of Stamps: 43mm x 34mm
  • Issue Number: C371
  • Stamp Numbers:
    (4-1) Etobobo
    (4-2) Lejonjon
    (4-3) Lodidean
    (4-4) Didmakol
  • 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$ 1.84 Children's Games
    US$ .46 Etobobo
    US$ .46 Lejonjon
    US$ .46 Lodidean
    US$ .46 Didmakol

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