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Various 17 Aug 10 Lepidochelys olivacea This is a CVP (Computer Vended Postage) available in Post Offices in Costa Rica. It consists of an upper half of shiny metallic gold w/ a picture of a turtle on a beach. The lower half of the stamp is white and can be imprinted w/ whatever denomination the buyer wants, along with the date that it was purchased. The date shown here (17 Aug 2010) is the date that the CVP's began to be distributed to post offices. The Costa Rican government made no official announcement of the issue date (they never do for CVP's). The image of the turtle is the same image that appeared on a Costan Rican postal card in 2006.

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