What's New:  Dec. 15, 1999

Here is the material that was added or modified for this update:

  1. List of Stamps Arranged by Country

  2. Appendix III: Turtle "Look-Alike" Stamps


    Scott # 2278f - Placochelys sp. - 1 June 99. This stamp contains two errors in addition to the fact that it is not a turtle. The first error is that the animal depicted is identified as "Brachisaurus". The correct spelling is "Brachiosaurus". The second, and far more serious error, is that the animal depicted is NOT Brachiosaurus. It is Placochelys, whose classification is presented under Gabon and Hungary.

  3. Appendix IV: Chelonian Taxa Appearing on Postage Stamps of the World
    Chrysemys picta picta
    Geochelone elephantopus abingdoni
    Geochelone elephantopus porteri