What's New: June 2002
Here is the material that was added or modified for this update:
List of Stamps Arranged by Country
- Appendix II: Labels, Seals, Advertising Stamps, Etc.
ARKY OF TOAST
Arky of Toast is a fictitious country with its own fictitious history,
geography, etc. In 1997 "stamps" were printed, including one from
"Turtletown". Some of these labels were affixed to envelopes (along
with real United States stamps) and were processed through the U.S.
mail system. One of these envelopes is shown in the accompanying
illustration. The postmark is dated 30 January 1997.
The residents of the U.S. Florida Keys call themselves "Conchs"
and say that they live in the Conch Republic. This label from the
Conch Republic commemorates "Lucky", a famous sea turtle whose life
was saved by groundbreaking veterinary surgery.
LA RACINE TORTUE
A perforated label of unknown origin and purpose printed in red
ink on off-white paper. It depicts a prominent turtle and is inscribed
"La Racine Tortue" and "1936-1954". Additional writing on the stamp is
PHILIPPINE TUBERCULOSIS SEALS
Sheet of forty seals inscribed "Save the Earth, Protect Our
Endangered Species" in upper selvedge. Inscribed "Philippines
Tuberculosis Society, Inc." in bottom selvedge. Turtles are depicted
on five seals as follows: four identical seals depicting Chelonia mydas,
plus one seal depicting Chelonia mydas and a peacock. 1993.
Last updated: June 7, 2002