What's New:  December 2004

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.


    (Near Australia) Postal label w/ the skeleton of Meiolania, an extinct chelonian from the Pleistocene of Australia. From 31 December 1998 to 2002, a legal, legitimate local post operated on Lord Howe Island, and it issued its own stamps. The labels shown here, however, were issued prior to the existence of that local post and had no postal validity.


    An advertising stamp with a mermaid, underwater, sitting on a land tortoise. The text says "The finest wares made of turtle shell and hand fans". The text also indicates that they had offices in Naples (Italy) and Munich and Berlin (Germany). Date of issue is unknown.

  3. Appendix IV: Chelonian Taxa Appearing on Postage Stamps of the World
    Kachuga tecta
    Melanochelys trijuga

  4. Appendix V: Post Offices with "Turtle" or "Tortoise" in Their Names

    Post Office Name        Country        State or Province        Postal Code        Dates of Existence   
    Bahia Tortugas Mexico Baja California Sur

  5. Appendix VI: Personal Stamps
    A new appendix showing examples of personalized stamps that have pictures of turtles.

Last modified:  December 10, 2004