What's New:  March 2005

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.


    Two advertising stamps from A&A Luisi Company. One shows a mermaid, underwater, sitting on a land tortoise and looking in a hand mirror. The other shows a woman standing on a tortoise, looking in a hand mirror. The text on both stamps 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). The dates of issue are unknown.


    A stamp advertising "Terla" brand turtle soup. The company was located in Andernach, in western Germany. Date of issue is unknown but it is believed to be between 1900 and 1920. Note picture of sea turtle on label on can.

  3. Appendix V: Post Offices with "Turtle" or "Tortoise" in Their Names
    Tortuga, Trinidad and Tobago

  4. Appendix VI: Personal Stamps
    C.   Canadian stamps w/ personalized photos of turtles taken by, and stamps created for, Mr. Wendell R. McLaughlin.

Last modified:  March 6, 2005