What's New:  June 2002

Here is the material that was added or modified for this update:

  1. List of Stamps Arranged by Country

  2. Appendix II: Labels, Seals, Advertising Stamps, Etc.


    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.


    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 illegible.


    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