Marshall Islands Unveils Designs
Honoring Stamp Artist Paul Calle

The Marshall Islands will issue a pane of 20 stamps depicting the artwork of stamp artist Paul Calle.

The pane of 49-cent stamps will be issued August 4 at APS StampShow in Richmond, Virginia.

Calle (1928–2010), a native of Manhattan and longtime resident of Connecticut, designed 40 stamps for the United States, plus stamps for Marshall Islands, the Sweden, and the United Nations.

In 1962, Calle was among the first group selected to participate in the NASA Art Program, which saw artists memorialize space accomplishments through art. Among his U.S. stamps are the Gemini of 1967 and the 1969 First Man on the Moon airmail issues.

The stamps are, from left, by row: Top – (from left) Charlie Chaplin’s “Little Tramp,” Grand Canyon, Harry Truman and the United Nations, The First Step of Man on the Moon, and 1950s Sporty Cars;

Second – Navajo Indian Portrait, The Vietnam War, In Remembrance of September 11, 2001, The Quest for a Better Future, Lindbergh Flight;

Third – Jets Shrink Time and Distance, Computer Age Dawns, Scientists Probe Secrets of Life, Franklin Roosevelt New Deal, and Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial;

Bottom – Pioneer 10, 50th Anniversary of the United Nations, First Vote, Streamlined Design Symbolizes Bright Future, and Kennedy’s Dream of Man on the Moon.

Marshall Islands Tropical Flowers Stamps at AmeriStamp

The Marshall Islands will issue a sheet of 10 stamps featuring tropical flowers at the AmeriStamp Expo stamp show in Reno, Nevada.

The first-day ceremony is scheduled for March 3, the first day of the show, at a time to be announced at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

mi_flowerssheetThe stamps depicted are (top row, from left): plumeria, hibiscus, primrose willow, annona muricata, and globe amaranth; (bottom row, from left) arrowleaf elephants ear, field pumpkin, Asiatic pennywort, fire on the mountain, and Polynesian arrowroot.

blog-reno-2016The show will feature approximately 50 dealers, a dozen societies, 40 meetings and seminars, and exhibits, including the annual World Series of Philately single-frame competition.

For more information, visit stamps.org/stampexpo.