What's New: March 2003
Here is the material that was added or modified for this update:
- Catalog Abbreviations
||Green's Catalog of Tuberculosis Seals of the World.
Revised 1983 and updated quarterly in Seal News.
(Published by The Christmas Seal and Charity Stamp Society)
||The Republican Local War Tax Stamps, 1936-1939
(Spanish Philatelic Society Bookclub No. 9,
by F. Gómez-Guillamón;
3rd Edition by Pablo Labarga (2002);
Labarga-Benlloch, Seville, Spain)
List of Stamps Arranged by Country
- Appendix II: Labels, Seals, Advertising Stamps, Etc.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST ARTISTAMP COLLECTION
A fantasy label created by Robert Rudine in 1991. This label
depicts the symbols of nine fictitious countries which are joined
together in a fictitious federation in the U.S. and Canada. One of
these fantasy countries is The Kingdom of Aldabra, whose symbol is
a turtle, which appears on the 1991 label in the lower right corner.
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.
These sheets exist perf 11 (Green Philippines #48x1) and rouletted 9
(Green Philippines #48x2).
SPANISH CIVIL WAR
Six revenue stamps issued in the Republican Area during the
Spanish Civil War (1936-39). All have the same design showing
a tortoise, an airplane and the wording "JUNTA LOCAL DE DEFENSA
PASIVA - CASTELLON". They are listed in the Gómez-Guillamón
catalog as follows:
|GUI #342||25c||dark blue||
|GUI #344||1p|| blue||
||This is #340 surcharged "2 Pesetas" horizontally in black.
At least some of these stamps are also listed in a specialized catalog of
Spanish Civil War stamps known as the Sofima Catalog. The complete title is
"Catalogo de los Sellos Locales Emitidos Durante la Guerra Civil Espanola
1936-1939", published in 1995 by FESOFI.
- Appendix IV: Chelonian Taxa Appearing on Postage Stamps of the World
- Proganochelys (extinct)
- Appendix V: Post Offices with "Turtle" or "Tortoise" in Their Names
- Jicotea, Cuba (1901)
Last modified: March 9, 2003