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CHINESE SHEETLET WITH LABEL
A sheetlet with one perforated, non-denominated label. Illustration has something to do with the Buddhist view of life as an ocean of challenges through which you have to navigate. Margin depicts a turtle with human arms attacking a person standing on the waves. The date and source of the sheetlet are unknown.
NATAL (SOUTH AFRICA) PARKS BOARD
Sheet of 36 non-denominated labels (six each of six different designs) with a photograph of an animal on each. One of the photographs (on six of the labels) is a leatherback sea turtle on a beach. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Natal Parks Board 1947 - 1987". Lower margin of sheet inscribed "Some Species in Need of Special Protection - Please Help Us to Help Them". Both inscriptions appear in English and another language. No picture is currently available.
UNITED STATES MAIL DELIVERY PARODY
A large label depicting a turtle with a mailman's hat and a letter in his hand. He has a large weight inscribed "First Class" chained to his ankle. "U.S." appears in lower right corner of stamp and "15¢" in upper left corner. Origin of the label is unknown. The pictured example is tied to a cover with a cancellation and a postmark dated 31 May 1978.
Mauremys caspica rivulata
|Post Office Name||Country||State or Province||Postal Code||Dates of Existence|
|Koondrook***||Australia||Victoria||3580||2 Sep 1941|
*** Koondrook means "moon" in at least one aboriginal language. It has also been reported to mean "turtle", possibly in a different aboriginal language. The compilers would appreciate any clarification that any user of this list can offer.
Personalized stamps from Gibraltar, Great Britain, and New Zealand.
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