What's New:  June 2003

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.


    Stamp advertising the Danish Aquarium and depicting two unidentified sea turtles. It is part of a series of stamps advertising the Danish Aquarium and this one is number 8 in the series. It is Maerkat #1208A. There is no denomination and the date of issue is unknown.


    An advertising stamp for the A. V. Hansen food store (possibly in Belgium or The Netherlands). At the bottom of the stamp it says that their specialty is Skildpadde (turtle). Issue date is unknown.


    Two stamps from the Kingdom of Aldabra, a fictitious country with its own fictitious history, government, coat-of-arms, etc., created by Mr. Mark Rose of Seattle, WA. Two of the Kingdom's stamps depict the Aldabra coat-of-arms, which has two turtles on it as the supporters. One stamp depicts a flag and has a denomination of 7 anchors. The other has a globe-like symbol and a denomination of 2 anchors.


    Advertising stamp for M. Schmeisser's food factory in Leipzig. One of their featured items is guaranteed real turtle soup, not made out of iguanas, but real turtles. The large can depicted on the stamp to the right of the man, is a can of turtle soup. Date of issue is unknown.


    Wonderland stamps were first created in 1965 by Gerald King of Great Britain who was frustrated over the British Post Office's refusal to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". Over the years more and more Wonderland stamps were issued and a catalog of these stamps was published in June of 2000. The monetary system of Wonderland stamps is: 40 Winks = 1 Golden Slumber. Two different Wonderland stamps depict the Mock Turtle from Carroll's book as follows:

    Mock Turtle Stamp - Perforated stamp printed in black on white but numerous imperforate color essays exist as illustrated here. Denomination is Two Golden Slumbers.

    Mock Turtle Mini-Sheet - Mini-sheet of three stamps, one of which depicts a mock turtle. The illustration of the turtle is different from the one on the stamp described above. Denomination of turtle stamp is 3 Winks.

Last modified:  June 24, 2003