sample stamp

Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

700l 1992 Stylized Turtle Postal card w/ dorsal view of a turtle, having the monogram "TN" on its back. Issued to commemorate the 1992 National Italian Philatelic Show.

SC 1031 25 l 06 Dec 70 Locomotive: "Tartaruga" Italian electric locomotive #E444, named "Tartaruga" (Turtle in Italian). The name "Tartaruga" does not appear on the stamp but it is well known in Italy and is documented on Italian and American web sites.

SC 1240 40l 17 Oct 76 Unidentified Turtle Tiny turtle in child's drawing.

SC 1318 170l 03 Apr 78 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 1349 170 l 06 Jan 79 Locomotive: "Tartaruga" Stamp-on-stamp design. Stamp in lower right corner is Scott Italy #1031 (which see for explanation of relationship to turtle). Issued to commemorate the 50th anniv. of the first stamps printed by the State Printing Office.

SC 2085 750l 18 May 96 Caretta caretta Small turtle on stamp featuring ruins of an old stone dwelling. Stamp inscribed "LAMPEDUSA".

SC 2947 0.65e 08 Jul 09 Silhouette Sea Turtles Stylized globe superimposed on silhouettes of four sea turtles. The entire design is surrounded by a circle of writing. The circle of writing surrounding the design says "From la Maddalena to L'Aquilla - Summit 2009 - G8".

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