• August 14th, 2012

    Marshall Islands: New stamp issue celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Euro

    On July 16, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued twelve new stamps celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Euro. The official currency of the eurozone, the euro is the second most traded currency inthe world after the U.S. dollar. Euro notes and coins were introduced on January 1,2002. At midnight on New Year's Eve 2001, European Central Bank offices in Frankfurterupted in celebration ...
  • May 9th, 2012

    Marshall Islands issues new stamps featuring Glorious Clouds

    On May 10, 2012, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues 15 new stamps featuring glorious clouds. Since the dawn of time, humans have been quietly mesmerized, and oftentimes even mystified, by the ever-changing artwork that graces the palette of our planet's skies: the glorious phenomena collectively known to us as clouds. Essentially just masses of liquid water droplets or frozen crystals that ...
  • December 9th, 2011

    World War II stamp issue by Marshall Islands

    On December 7, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service Authority issued ten new stamps commemorating America's involvement in World War II. Issued on the 70th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which plunged America into the war, this special issue is the first in a five-year series. The 2011 World War II 70th Anniversary: 1941 Issue commemorates ten key events and important aspects of th ...
  • August 5th, 2011

    Stamps commemorating the end of the Space Shuttle era

    On July 21, 2011, the day the Shuttle Atlantis touched down for the last time, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued seven new stamps commemorating the end of the Space Shuttle era. Since its beginning in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been responsible for many remarkable accomplishments. For example, on May 5, 1961, NASA sent Alan Shepard, the first American astr ...
  • April 19th, 2011

    New Stamps Featuring Corals of the Sea

    In March 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issued five new stamps featuring Corals of the Sea. Because reef-forming corals cannot live in waters colder than 65 degrees Fahrenheit, most are prevalent in warm and tropical seas such as in the South Pacific. Coral reefs are grouped into three categories: fringing, barrier and atoll. Fringing reefs are submerged living coral platforms that exte ...
  • January 7th, 2011

    Marshall Islands to issue new stamps featuring tulips

    On January 11, 2011, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues six new stamps featuring beautiful tulips. This graceful garden flower, which we traditionally associate with the Netherlands, is actually an exotic native of Asia Minor. The first bulbs found in Europe came to Vienna, Austria, from Constantinople in Turkey. A passionate interest in the flower resulted, and by the 17th century the tul ...
  • December 28th, 2010

    Marshall Islands Stamps Featuring Orchids

    The Marshall Islands Postal Service has issued nine new stamps featuring orchids that are endangered. All the beautiful orchids in this stamp issue have been included in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). The fan-shaped Psygmorchis pusilla bears bright yellow flowers with brown spots. Cycnoches spp is characterized by a long, slender pseud ...
  • December 8th, 2010

    Butterflies on new stamps from Marshall Islands

    On December 8, 2010, the Marshall Islands Postal Service issues 12 new stamps celebrating the world's colorful butterflies. One of nature's most beautiful and fragile creatures, the butterfly is found throughout the world, from the harsh regions of the Arctic, to the deserts of Africa and the temperate tropics, including the Marshall Islands. Many of these intriguing insects display spectacular co ...
  • November 20th, 2010

    Stamps featuring Christmas Santas from Marshall Islands

    The Marshall Islands Postal Service has issued four new stamps featuring Christmas Santas. The mythology surrounding Santa Claus dates back to A.D. 300 and centers on Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra in Lycia, who under cover of night took gifts to the needy. Nicholas' fame spread after his death, and many European countries began to celebrate December 6 - his feast day - with joyful revelry, the ex ...
  • October 28th, 2010

    Marshall Islands issues new stamps in its landmark Culture series

    The Marshall Islands Postal Service has issued five new stamps celebrating Marshallese Culture - the eighth issue in this ongoing series. Even as late as the early 1800s, Western civilization had not yet reached the Marshall Islands. Subsequently, the unique culture and traditions of the Islanders remained virtually untouched by foreign influences. Over the course of many centuries, however, the p ...