Marshall Islands 1992 Battle of the Coral Sea, World War II

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 8th May 1992 (first printing)
  • four values se-tenant
  • Designed by: B Sanders
  • Printed by: Unicover Corporation
  • Print process: lithography
  • block of four deisgns, format height 63mm x width 100mm (ex margins)
  • Perforations: 13.4 x 13.4

The Battle of the Coral Sea, 1942[edit]

Se-tenant sheet stamps, first printing[edit]


50c ~ USS Lexington (US aircraft carrier) and aircraft (not named): is Grumann F4-F3 Wildcat
50c ~ Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 M2 'Zero' (not the aircraft shown, which are Aichi D3A 'Val' and Nakajima B5N2 'Kate' dive bombers)
50c ~ US Douglas SBD Dauntless naval warplanes
50c ~ Shoho (Japanese aircraft carrier), and defending aircraft (not named): shown are three Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Sen aircraft

block of four x 50c

Se-tenant sheet stamps, second printing[edit]

  • aircraft names added to inscriptions (1st and 4th designs) or mistakes in aircraft names corrected (2nd and 3rd designs)


50c ~ USS Lexington (US aircraft carrier) and Grumann F4-F3 Wildcat fighter
50c ~ Japanese Aichi D3A 'Val') and Nakajima B5N2 'Kate' dive bombers
50c ~ US Douglas SBD Dauntless naval warplanes
50c ~ Shoho (Japanese aircraft carrier), and Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Sen aircraft