A World-Wide List of Turtles and Tortoises on Stamps

by Donald N. Riemer


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


-- A --
ABAKAN
ABKHAZIA REPUBLIC
AFGHANISTAN
AITUTAKI
AJMAN
ALBANIA
ALGERIA
ALUPKA
ANGOLA
ANGUILLA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
ARGENTINA
ARMENIA
ARUBA
ASCENSION
ASHMORE & CARTIER ISLANDS
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
AZERBAIJAN

-- B --
BAHAMAS
BAHRAIN, KINGDOM OF
BANGLADESH
BARBADOS
BARBUDA
BATUM
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BELIZE
BENIN
BEQUIA
BERMUDA
BERNERA ISLANDS
BHUTAN
BIROBIDJAN (BIROBIDZHAN)
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BRUNEI
BULGARIA
BURKINA FASO
BURUNDI

-- C --
CAICOS ISLANDS
CAMBODIA
CAMEROUN
CANADA
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
CAYMAN ISLANDS
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
CHAD
CHERKESSIA (CHERKASSY, CERKASSY)
CHILE
CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF
CHINA, REPUBLIC OF (TAIWAN)
CHRISTMAS ISLAND
CHUVASHIA
COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS
COLOMBIA
COMORO ISLANDS
CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
CONGO, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF
COOK ISLANDS
COSTA RICA
CROATIA (HRVATSKA)
CUBA
CYPRUS
CZECHOSLOVAKIA

-- D --
DAGESTAN (DAGHESTAN)
DAHLAK ISLANDS
DAHOMEY
DENMARK
DHUFAR
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICA
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

-- E --
EASDALE ISLAND
EAST TIMOR (PARA TIMOR)
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
ELISTA
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
ERITREA
ESTONIA
ETHIOPIA
EVENKIA (EVENKI, EVENKYA)
EVREYSKAYA

-- F --
FALKLAND ISLANDS
FERNANDO PO
FERR ISLANDS
FIJI
FRANCE
FRENCH MOROCCO
FRENCH POLYNESIA
FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERR.

-- G --
GABON
GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
GAMBIA
GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF
GERMANY
GERMANY (BERLIN)
GERMANY, EAST (GDR)
GHANA
GILBERT ISLANDS
GREAT BRITAIN
GREECE
GRENADA
GRENADA CARRIACOU & PETITE MART.*
GRENADINES OF GRENADA
GRENADINES OF ST. VINCENT
GUERNSEY
GUINEA
GUINEA-BISSAU
GUYANA

-- H --
HAITI
HAKASIA
HONDURAS
HONG KONG (CHINA)
HUNGARY

-- I --
INDIA
INDONESIA
INGUSHETIA
IRAN
IRELAND
ISLE OF MAN
ISRAEL
ITALY
IVORY COAST

-- J --
JAMAICA
JAPAN
JERSEY
JEWISH REPUBLIC

-- K --
KABARDINO BALKAR
KALMYK REPUBLIC (KALMIKIA)
KAMCHATKA
KAMPUCHEA
KARAKALPAKIA
KARELIA
KAULBAUCH ISLAND
KAZAKHSTAN
KAZAN
KENYA
KENYA, UGANDA, AND TANZANIA
KIRIBATI
KOMI REPUBLIC
KOREA, NORTH
KOREA, SOUTH
KURIL ISLANDS
KUWAIT
KYRGYZSTAN

-- L --
LAOS
LESOTHO
LIBERIA
LIBYA
LIECHTENSTEIN
LITHUANIA

-- M --
MACAO (MACAU)
MACTAN ISLAND (local name OPON)
MADAGASCAR
MALAGASY REPUBLIC
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALDIVES
MALI
MALTA
MANAMA
MARIINSK
MARSHALL ISLANDS
MAURITANIA
MAURITIUS
MAYOTTE
MEXICO
MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF
MOLDOVA
MONACO
MONGOLIA
MONTSERRAT
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
MYANMAR

-- N --
NALCHIK
NAMIBIA
NEPAL
NETHERLANDS
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
NEVIS
NEW CALEDONIA
NEW HEBRIDES, BRITISH
NEW HEBRIDES, FRENCH
NEW ZEALAND
NICARAGUA
NIGER
NIGERIA
NIUAFO'OU
NIUE
NORFOLK ISLAND

-- O --
OMAN

-- P --
PAKISTAN
PALAU
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY
PANAMA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
PARA TIMOR
PARAGUAY
PENRHYN
PERU
PHILIPPINES
PITCAIRN ISLANDS
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PORTUGAL (AZORES)
PORTUGAL (MADEIRA)
PRIBLOF ISLANDS

-- Q --

-- R --
REDONDA
RIO MUNI
ROMANIA
RUSSIA
RWANDA
RYUKYUS ISLANDS

-- S --
SAHARA REPUBLIC
SAKHALIN ISLAND
SALVADOR
SAMOA
SAN CRISTOBAL
SAN MARINO
SANTA CRUZ
SARANGARH, STATE OF
SARAWAK
SENEGAL
SERBIA
SEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORE
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA
SOLOMON ISLANDS
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA
SPAIN
SPANISH GUINEA
SPANISH SAHARA
SRI LANKA
ST. HELENA
ST. KITTS
ST. LUCIA
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON
ST. THOMAS AND PRINCE ISLANDS
ST. VINCENT
ST. VINCENT (BEQUIA)
STAFFA
STE. MARIE ISLAND (MALAGASY REP)
SURINAM
SWAZILAND
SWITZERLAND
SYRIA

-- T --
TADJIKISTAN
TANNU TUVA (TOUVA)
TANZANIA
TANZANIA, KENYA, UGANDA
TATARSTAN
TEBERDA
THAILAND
TIEN SHAN
TOGO
TOKELAU
TONGA
TRANSDNIESTRIAN MOLDOVAN REPUBLIC
TRANSISTRA PMR
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TRISTAN DA CUNHA
TUNISIA
TURKEY
TURKISH REPUB. OF NORTHERN CYPRUS
TURKMENISTAN
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
TUVA
TUVALU

-- U --
UGANDA
UGANDA, KENYA, TANZANIA
UKRAINE
UMM-AL-QIWAIN
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
UNITED NATIONS (GENEVA)
UNITED NATIONS (NEW YORK)
UNITED NATIONS (VIENNA)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UPPER YAFA
URAL REPUBLIC
URUGUAY
UZBEKISTAN

-- V --
VANUATU
VATICAN CITY
VENEZUELA
VIET NAM
VIET NAM, NORTH
VIET NAM, SOUTH
VIRGIN ISLANDS

-- W --
WALLIS AND FUTUNA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
WESTERN SAHARA (SPANISH SAHARA)
WESTERN SAMOA

-- X --

-- Y --
YAFA, UPPER
YEMEN, PEOPLES DEM. REP. OF
YUGOSLAVIA

-- Z --
ZAMBIA
ZIL ELWANNYEN SESEL SEYCHELLES
ZIMBABWE



ABAKAN

Abakan is a city in Russia at 53.40N, 41.46E.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

250r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6060. O/P is all in black.

500r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6061. O/P is all in black.

750r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6063. O/P is all in black.

1000r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6066A. O/P is all in black.

1500r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black.


ABKHAZIA REPUBLIC

Abkhazia is a breakaway republic from Georgia. It is in a mountainous area on the Black Sea and has existed since June of 1992.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise This is a s/s w/ seven stamps (all 500 denom. and depicting different birds), plus a label w/ the flag of the Abkhazia Republic. The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on any of the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise This is a s/s w/ seven stamps (all 200 denom. and depicting different birds), plus a label w/ the flag of the Abkhazia Republic. The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on any of the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Common Bee Eater (Merops apiaster). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a White Wagtail (Motacilla alba). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Redpoll (Carduelis [=Acanthis] flammea). The tortoise is in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus). The tortoise is in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Eurasian Robin (Erithacus rubecula). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Common Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

200 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

100 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6060A. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

300 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6060A. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

500 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6060A. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

100 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Ukraine # 122. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers two of the old Ukrainian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

300 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Ukraine # 122. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Ukrainian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

500 Geochelone sp. Cinderella op/'d on Scott Ukraine # 122. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Ukrainian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

100 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 5984. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

300 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 5984. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

500 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 5984. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

100 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6066. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

300 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6066. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

500 Geochelone sp. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6066. O/P is all in black. Head-on view of tortoise. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Blue Tit (Parus caerulus). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Goldcrest (Regulus regulus). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Eurasian Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis). The tortoise appears in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

500 1994 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ eight identical stamps depicting a Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus). The tortoise is in the margin of the sheet, not on the stamps.

Various 1999 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Pane of nine stamps w/ dozens of animals in small rectangular "frames" scattered over stamps and selvedge. Background is lush, tropical foliage. A small batagurine turtle (Cuora amboinensis?) is depicted in bottom selvedge.

1.50 1999 Three Species of Turtles Se-tenant sheet of nine stamps (five copies of one stamp and two copies each of two others). Sheet I of a set of three similar sheets. Turtles are Trachemys scripta elegans (5), Chelus fimbriatus (2), and Testudo graeca (2). Sheet also exists w/ Scout logo and text o/p'd on each stamp for 100th anniversary of scouting in 2007.

1.50 1999 Five Species of Turtles Se-tenant sheet of five stamps and four labels. Sheet II of three similar sheets. Turtles on labels are printed w/ gold ink. Turtles are Chelus fimbriatus, Testudo graeca, Trachemys scripta elegans, Chrysemys picta, and Clemmys caspica. Sheet also exists w/ Scout logo o/p'd on each stamp for 100th anniversary of scouting in 2007.

1.50 1999 Three Species of Turtles Se-tenant sheet of nine stamps (five copies of one stamp and two copies each of two others). Sheet III of three similar sheets. Turtles are Chelus fimbriatus (5), Chrysemys picta (2) and Clemmys caspica (2). Sheet also exists w/ Scout logo o/p'd on each stamp for 100th anniversary of scouting in 2007.

1.50 1999 Chelus fimbriatus This stamp appears on sheets I, II, and III of a set of three similar sheets of nine stamps each. Turtle facing left and downhill on land.

1.50 1999 Trachemys scripta elegans This stamp appears on sheets I and II of a set of three similar sheets of nine stamps each. On land, facing right.

1.50 1999 Testudo graeca This stamp appears on sheets I and II of a set of three similar sheets of nine stamps each. On land, facing down and right.

1.50 1999 Clemmys caspica This stamp appears on sheets II and III of a set of three similar sheets of nine stamps each. On land, facing up and left.

1.50 1999 Chrysemys picta This stamp appears on sheets II and III of a set of three similar sheets of nine stamps each. On land, facing up and right.

Various 1995 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of six se-tenant stamps showing life beneath and above the sea. Dolphins, fish, turtle, sea snake, and birds. Cinderella issue. Turtle overlaps two stamps.

225 1995 Unidentified Sea Turtle One of the two stamps (w/ posterior half of turtle) from 1995 sheet of six. Cinderella issue.

1800 1995 Unidentified Sea Turtle One of the two stamps (w/ anterior half of turtle) from 1995 sheet of six. Cinderella issue.

CTC 129 225 16 Apr 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Abkhazia CTC 129-134. Hind flippers and posterior end of shell on this stamp.

CTC 129 -134 Various 16 Apr 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of six stamps depicting an underwater and above water panorama. Tiny sea turtle overlaps two stamps.

CTC 132 1800 16 Apr 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Abkhazia CTC 129-134. Anterior portion of turtle is on this stamp.


AFGHANISTAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 2007 Archelon sp. S/S of two stamps w/ prominant Archelon on one. Border depicts Othneil Marsh and numerous prehistoric mammals. Sheet inscribed "Prehistoric Fauna - Reptiles".

50afs 2007 Archelon sp. Individual stamp w/ Archelon from s/s of two stamps depicting prehistoric reptiles.

SC 726 8af 10 May 66 Testudo horsfieldi


AITUTAKI

Aitutaki is one of the Cook Islands.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 513 95c 01 Dec 95 Chelonia mydas Swimming underwater. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.

SC 514 $1.15 01 Dec 95 Dermochelys coriacea Adult on beach. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.

SC 515 $1.50 01 Dec 95 Lepidochelys olivacea Swimming underwater. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.

SC 516 $1.75 01 Dec 95 Caretta caretta Female nesting. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.


AJMAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1r 27 Apr 71 Unidentified Tortoise Small, imperf. s/s w/ pale blue background and ornate lavender border, w/ Minkus Ajman #829 in the center. Date is from FDC.

N/A 30np 1963 Testudo graeca Pink and pale blue essay for a stamp that was never issued. Tortoise is main design feature w/ portrait of sheik in upper left corner. Designed by M. Arthur and produced by NCR litho at the same time as the first issue of Dubai.

MK 5 A 5np 1967 Testudo graeca This is Scott Ajman #5 w/ the "NP" on the original o/p "Dh." in black.

MK 15 A 1.50r 1967 Testudo graeca This is Scott Ajman #14 w/ the "R" on the original o/p "Riyals" in black.

MK 58 A 75np 1967 Testudo graeca This is Scott #C5 w/ the "NP" on the original o/p "Dh." in black.

MK 67 A 1r 1967 Testudo graeca This is Scott Ajman #O5 w/ the "R" on the original o/p "Riyal" in black.

MK 829 1r Oct 1971 Unidentified Tortoise Small tortoise in painting "Entering the Ark" by Jan Bruegel.

SC 5 5np 20 Jun 64 Testudo graeca Incorrectly listed by Scott as a Green Turtle.

SC 14 1.50r 7 Sep 64 Testudo graeca Incorrectly listed by Scott as a Green Turtle.

SC C 5 75np 15 Nov 65 Testudo graeca Incorrectly listed by Scott as a Green Turtle.

SC O 5 1r 01 Dec 65 Testudo graeca Incorrectly listed by Scott as a Green Turtle.

TS 2073 1.25r 1972 Trachemys scripta elegans Head-on photograph of immature specimen.

TS 2078 1.25r 1972 Trachemys scripta elegans s/s containing Ajman #TS 2073, plus second turtle of same species in border. Although sheet is inscribed "SEA ANIMALS", it depicts a freshwater turtle and a freshwater aquatic plant (Cabomba caroliniana).

TS 2230 1.25r 1972 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is pictured in a head-on view, right of the octopus and above the eel-like animal. This is YV #PA 111.


ALBANIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 957 10q 10 Aug 66 Testudo graeca

SC 959 25q 10 Aug 66 Emys orbicularis

SC 2490 2 leke 20 Aug 95 Small Stylized Turtle Contains many stylized animals from fables. In honor of Jean de La Fontaine.

SC 2493 60 leke 20 Aug 95 Small Stylized Turtle Large stamp similar to a small s/s. In honor of Jean de La Fontaine.

SC 2695 50 leke 12 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Sheet of six se-tenent stamps forming an undersea and above-sea panorama. Turtle on beach in upper left stamp. Sheet inscribed "The Mediterranean Sea Fauna". Date also reported as 9 Dec 02.

SC 2695 a 50 leke 12 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Albania #2695. Adult on beach facing right. Date also reported as 9 Dec 02.

SC 2783 40 lek 2006 Small Stylized Turtle Scott Albania #2490 surcharged to 40 lek. Original denomination of 2 lek was obliterated w/ a black rectangle.


ALGERIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 967 2.70d 23 Dec 92 Caretta caretta


ALUPKA

Alupka is a small city in the southern tip of Crimea, Ukraine.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

10 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5723. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

25 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5984. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

50 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #4518. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

75 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5724. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

100 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #4519. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

150 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5725. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

250 Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #4520. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.


ANGOLA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Three Species of Turtles Sheet of six se-tenant stamps, each w/ a different photograph of a turtle. Fleur-de-lis on each stamp. Sheet inscribed "Mundo Dos Animais". Date from FDC.

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Terrapene carolina (male) Close-up of head. Fleur-de-lis in corner. From sheet of six. Date from FDC.

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Terrapene carolina (male) Anterior view w/ head bent to viewer's right. Fleur-de-lis in corner. From sheet of six. Date from FDC.

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Terrapene carolina (male) Body angled to viewer's left, head facing camera. Fleur-de-lis in corner. From sheet of six. Date from FDC.

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Chrysemys picta In grass, facing right. Posterior edge of carapace does not fit on stamp. Fleur-de-lis in corner. From sheet of six. Date from FDC.

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Chrysemys picta On grass, facing right. Entire animal fits on stamp. Fleur-de-lis in corner. From sheet of six. Date from FDC.

3.5kz 17 Jan 00 Lepidochelys olivacea Extreme close-up of head. Fleur-de-lis in corner. From sheet of six. Date from FDC.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Three Tortoise Species Cinderella horiz. sheetlet of three stamps w/ a tortoise on each. Identical to Cherkessia sheetlet except for inscriptions. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Geochelone sulcata Identical to Cherkessia stamp except for inscriptions. Cinderella from horiz. sheetlet of three. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Geochelone pardalis? Identical to Cherkessia stamp except for inscriptions. Cinderella from horiz. sheetlet of three. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Geochelone sulcata Identical to Cherkessia stamp except for inscriptions. Cinderella from horiz. sheetlet of three. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Three Chelonian Species Cinderella vert. sheetlet of three stamps w/ a chelonian on each. Identical to Cherkessia sheetlet except for inscriptions. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Emys orbicularis Identical to Cherkessia stamp except for inscriptions. Cinderella from vert. sheetlet of three. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Unidentified Tortoise Identical to Cherkessia stamp except for inscriptions. Cinderella from vert. sheetlet of three. Date from CTO cancel.

3500K kr 24 Nov 99 Cuora trifasciata? Identical to Cherkessia stamp except for inscriptions. Cinderella from vert. sheetlet of three. Date from CTO cancel.

SC 882 N/A 09 Jul 93 Four sp. of Sea Turtles Block of four stamps forming a single beach and underwater scene. The four species shown are Caretta caretta, Chelonia mydas, Dermochelys coriacea, and Eretmochelys imbricata.

SC 882 a 180kz 09 Jul 93 Chelonia mydas The Chelonia mydas is actually in the background. The hind 2/3 of an Eretmochelys imbricata (laying eggs) is in the foreground.

SC 882 b 450kz 09 Jul 93 Eretmochelys imbricata Only the head of the Eretmochelys imbricata shows on this stamp (the rest of the animal is on the 180kz value from the same set). In the background are young Dermochelys coriacea emerging from their nest.

SC 882 c 550kz 09 Jul 93 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 882 d 630kz 09 Jul 93 Caretta caretta

SC 955 6000Kz 20 Apr 96 Pelomedusa subrufra Fauna/Flora sheetlet of twelve. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 955 j 6000Kz 20 Apr 96 Pelomedusa subrufra Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Angola 955. Turtle basking on sandbar.

SC 1064 300KZr 1999 Lepidochelys kempii Minisheet of six stamps w/ turtle on one. Selvedge inscribed "Animais do Mundo".

SC 1064 e 300Kzr 1999 Lepidochelys kempii Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Angola 1064.

SC 1131 3.50kz 07 Apr 00 Chelodina longicollis Sheet of 6 stamps w/ turtle on one. Sheet inscribed "Animais Do Mundo". Species name obtained from Michel Catalog.

SC 1131 f 3.50kz 07 Apr 00 Chelodina longicollis Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Angola 1131. Stamp inscribed "Taratuga Pescoco Serpente". Species name obtained from Michel Catalog.

SC 1316 Various 11 Nov 07 4 Species of Sea Turtles Mini sheet of four stamps, each depicting a different sea turtle. Sheet inscribed "Tartarugas Marinhas". Originally issued w/ "2007" in margin. Reissued w/ "2008" in margin.

SC 1316 a 27kz 11 Nov 07 Caretta caretta One individual swimming right. From mini sheet of four.

SC 1316 b 27kz 11 Nov 07 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming toward viewer and slightly to left. From mini sheet of four.

SC 1316 c 45kz 11 Nov 07 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming to right w/ foreflippers in upward position. From mini sheet of four.

SC 1316 d 45kz 11 Nov 07 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual swimming to right. From mini sheet of four.

SC 1317 130kz 11 Nov 07 3 Species of Sea Turtles S/S of one stamp depicting a Demochelys coriacea, on land, facing left. Margin of sheet shows a second Dermochelys coriacea, a Caretta caretta and a Chelonia mydas. Sheet inscribed "Tartarugas Marinhas".


ANGUILLA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 160 $10 20 May 75 Chelonia mydas

SC 246 $10 1976 Chelonia mydas This is Scott Anguilla #160 o/p in black: "NEW CONSTITUTION 1976".

SC 451 $3 31 Jul 81 Unidentified Tortoise Children playing w/ animals, one of which is a tortoise. Date also reported as 30 September 81.

SC 501 $5 03 Aug 82 Cartoon Turtle World Cup Soccer s/s. There is a cartoon turtle among the spectators at a soccer match.

SC 537 10 cts 10 Aug 83 Dermochelys coriacea Perf. 13.5

SC 537 a 10 cts 10 Aug 83 Dermochelys coriacea Perf. 12

SC 538 35 cts 10 Aug 83 Eretmochelys imbricata Perf. 13.5

SC 538 a 35 cts 10 Aug 83 Eretmochelys imbricata Perf. 12

SC 539 75 cts 10 Aug 83 Chelonia mydas Perf. 13.5

SC 539 a 75 cts 10 Aug 83 Chelonia mydas Perf. 12

SC 540 $1 10 Aug 83 Caretta caretta Perf. 13.5

SC 540 a $1 10 Aug 83 Caretta caretta Perf. 12

SC 541 $5 10 Aug 83 Dermochelys coriacea s/s Perf. 13.5

SC 563 5c 20 Feb 84 Cartoon Turtle Olympic 400 meter dash w/ turtle.

SC 563 a 5c 24 Apr 84 Cartoon Turtle Same as Scott Anguilla #563, but w/ Olympic rings.

SC 974 15c 24 Aug 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small turtle in painting titled "Treasure Island". Inscribed "International Arts Festival 1998".


ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Listed under ANTIGUA in the Scott Catalog.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 662 $5 28 Jun 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle s/s w/ turtle in lower right quadrant of sheet.

SC 1038 $3 15 Jun 87 Geochelone carbonaria Adult on land facing left. Inscribed "Reptiles and Amphibians" across bottom of stamp.

SC 1660 $1 05 Apr 93 D. coriacea & E.imbricata Mini-sheet of twelve stamps, each depicting a different endangered species. One stamp depicts Dermochelys coriacea and another depicts Eretmochelys imbricata.

SC 1660 j $1 05 Apr 93 Dermochelys coriacea From a mini-sheet of twelve different stamps.

SC 1660 l $1 05 Apr 93 Eretmochelys imbricata From a mini-sheet of twelve different stamps.

SC 1730 $6.00 25 Oct 93 Cartoon Chelonian S/S for Mickey Mouse's 65th anniversary. Single stamp in upper right corner of sheet. Large reproduction of a movie poster on left side of sheet for a movie called "Mickey's Revue" (1932). Mickey as one man band. Tortoise banging head against bass drum when Mickey steps on shell.

SC 1807 $6.00 31 Jul 94 Caretta caretta s/s w/ loggerhead turtle in border. No turtle on stamp. Date has also been listed as 21 July 94.

SC 1888 75c 15 May 95 Archelon sp. Sheet of twelve w/ Archelon stamp in upper right corner. Two tiny Archelon in background, in addition to main design feature: a large Archelon.

SC 1888 d 75c 15 May 95 Archelon sp. Single stamp w/ turtle from Antigua & Barbuda Scott 1888.

SC 2162 40c 17 Aug 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of twenty-five 40c values w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" & "Int. Year of the Ocean". Date also reported as 4 Aug 98.

SC 2162 c 40c 17 Aug 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Antigua 2162. Date also reported as 4 Aug 98.

SC 2472 $1.65 11 Jun 01 Chelonia mydas Pane 2 of two panes of six se-tenant stamps each, issued this date. "Marine Life of the Tropics".

SC 2472 e $1.65 11 Jun 01 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Antigua #2472.

SC 2473 $1.65 11 Jun 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane 1 of two panes of six se-tenant stamps issued this date. Sheet inscribed "Marine Life of the Tropics".

SC 2473 c $1.65 11 Jun 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Antigua #2473.

SC 2476 $6.00 11 Jun 01 Eretmochelys imbricata S/S w/ one stamp. One turtle on stamp and another in selvedge. Inscribed "Marine Life of the Tropics".

SC 2560 $6.00 08 Apr 02 Lepidochelys olivacea M/S of one stamp w/ turtle on beach. Sheet inscribed "Fauna Flora of the Caribbean".

SC 2570 $1.50 12 Aug 02 Eretmochelys imbricata Endangered animals sheet of nine $1.50 values. Turtle on one stamp only. The date shown is from an FDC. SC lists date as 12 July 02.

SC 2570 h $1.50 12 Aug 02 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtles from Endangered Animals sheet of nine. Date shown is from an FDC. SC lists date as 12 July 02.

SC 2964 $5 05 Apr 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp issued for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Large map of Caribbean Sea in center of sheet and flags of sixteen Caribbean nations in margins. Sheet inscribed in red: "Sir Vivian Richards celebrates the fastest Test Century at the Antigua Recreation Ground". Small turtle on the Coat-of-Arms which appears on the Cayman Is. flag.


ARGENTINA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

75c 17 Apr 98 Cartoon Turtle Booklet of four different 75c stamps. One is Scott Argentina 1995, w/ turtle.

SC 1995 75c 17 Apr 98 Cartoon Turtle Girl turtle w/ bow in hair & shoes on all four feet. Represents a story by Maria Elena Walsh.

SC 2527 $1 18 Apr 09 Chelonoidis chilensis Large individual on land, facing left, dominates design. Chelonoidis chilensis was formerly named Geochelone chilensis.

SC B 187 Various 24 Aug 02 Geochelone carbonaria Block of four reptile semi-postals w/ tortoise on one. Tortoise is identified on stamp by its newly proposed generic name of Chelonoidis.

SC B 187 d 75c+75c 24 Aug 02 Geochelone carbonaria Adult facing left. Large carapacial scute in background. Stamp inscribed w/ newly proposed generic name of Chelonoidis.


ARMENIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

70d 12 Jan 07 Testudo horsfieldii Mini-sheet of two identical blocks of four different stamps each (two each of stamps formerly listed as #753-756). Margin of sheet w/ twelve small line drawings of turtles. WWF symbol and year "2006" inscribed on each stamp. Block formerly listed by Scott as #756b but delisted in Scott Stamp Monthly dated April 2008. Number has now been assigned to another stamp.

70d 12 Jan 07 Testudo horsfieldii Semi-frontal view of adult, facing right. Denom in upper left, "Armenia" in black. WWF symbol and year "2006" inscribed on stamp. Formerly listed by Scott as #753 but delisted in Scott Stamp Monthly dated April 2008. Number has now been assigned to another stamp.

70d 12 Jan 07 Testudo horsfieldii Adult facing left. Denom in upper right, "Armenia" in beige. WWF symbol and year "2006" inscribed on stamp. Formerly listed by Scott as #754 but delisted in Scott Stamp Monthly dated April 2008. Number has now been assigned to another stamp.

70d 12 Jan 07 Testudo horsfieldii Semi-dorsal view of adult, facing right. Denom in upper left, "Armenia" in beige. WWF symbol and year "2006" inscribed on stamp. Formerly listed by Scott as #755 but delisted in Scott Stamp Monthly dated April 2008. Number has now been assigned to another stamp.

70d 12 Jan 07 Testudo horsfieldii Semi-frontal view of adult facing left. Denom at upper right, "Armenia" in black. WWF symbol and year "2006" inscribed on stamp. Formerly listed by Scott as #756 but delisted in Scott Stamp Monthly dated April 2008. Number has now been assigned to another stamp.

70d 12 Jan 07 Testudo horsfieldii Block of four stamps which were formerly listed by Scott as #753-756. WWF symbol and year "2006" inscribed on each stamp. Block formerly listed by Scott as #756a but delisted in Scott Stamp Monthly dated April 2008. Number has now been assigned to another stamp.


ARUBA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 126 15c 28 Jul 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Date also reported as 27 Sep 95.

SC 127 50c 28 Jul 95 Chelonia mydas Date also reported as 27 Sep 95.

SC 128 95c 28 Jul 95 Caretta caretta Date also reported as 27 Sep 95.

SC 129 100c 28 Jul 95 Dermochelys coriacea Date also reported as 27 Sep 95.

SC 150 90c 29 May 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheetlet of nine se-tenant stamps w/ a turtle on one. Stamps form a continuous under-water and above-water scene.

SC 150 f 90c 29 May 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Aruba 150.

SC 199 30c 31 Jan 01 Geochelone carbonaria Large male tortoise being held in person's hands. From set of four animal stamps.

SC 237 25c 30 Sep 03 Eretmochelys imbricata Hatchlings at water's edge. Date also reported as 16 Oct 03.

SC 238 60c 30 Sep 03 Dermochelys coriacea Hatchlings at water's edge. Date also reported as 16 Oct 03.

SC 239 75c 30 Sep 03 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings at water's edge. Date also reported as 16 Oct 03.

SC 240 150c 30 Sep 03 Caretta caretta Hatchlings at water's edge. Date also reported as 16 Oct 03.

SC 304 Various 03 Sep 07 Chelonia mydas Mini sheet of four stamps, each showing a different underwater wreck. Turtle on one. Sheet inscribed "Wrecks & Reefs From Aruba 2007".

SC 304 c 500c 03 Sep 07 Chelonia mydas Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Aruba #304. Turtle swimming in lower left corner of stamp. Depicted wreck is the freighter "Jane".

SC B 68 60c+30c 31 Oct 02 Eretmochelys imbricata Young girl lying on beach watching turtle come ashore. From Child Welfare set.


ASCENSION


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

15p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Mini sheet of six stamps showing Dr. Archie Carr w/ a balloon. Sea turtle hatchlings on beach in bottom margin of sheet. Issued for the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Archie Carr, pioneering sea turtle researcher and educator.

35p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Mini sheet of six stamps, three showing eggs being deposited in nest and three showing hatchlings on beach. Nesting female throwing sand in air in sheet margin. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

40p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Mini sheet of six stamps. Three show a person raking a beach and three show a woman writing in a notebook. Margin of sheet shows turtle tracks in the sand. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

65p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Mini sheet of six stamps. Three showing one person rescuing a sea turtle and three showing two people rescuing a sea turtle. Adult turtle in surf in sheet margin. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

See Comm 2005? Chelonia mydas Aerogramme printed on light blue paper w/ large photo of Green Sea Turtle on front. Inscribed "Ascension Island - South Atlantic Ocean". Upper right corner inscribed "Ascension Island - Postage Paid" but no actual denomination is shown.

40p 2006 Stylized Sea Turtle S/S of eight stamps in two vertical columns w/ highly stylized sea turtle in left selvedge. Sheet inscribed "Exploration and Innovation - 2006" and "500th Anniversary of the Death of Christopher Columbus".

Various 09 Jul 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle Mini sheet of four stamps issued for the 100th anniversary of scouting. One stamp shows a stranded turtle being rescued by a group of scouts. Stamp with turtle is Scott Ascension #915. Date formerly listed incorrectly in this site as 09 Jul 97.

SC 24 1p 02 Jul 34 Chelonia mydas

SC 26 2p 02 Jul 34 Chelonia mydas

SC 29 8p 02 Jul 34 Chelonia mydas

SC 31 2sh6p 02 Jul 34 Chelonia mydas

SC 70 7p 19 Nov 56 Chelonia mydas

SC 170 4p 28 Aug 73 Chelonia mydas Triangular stamp.

SC 171 9p 28 Aug 73 Caretta caretta Triangular stamp.

SC 172 12p 28 Aug 73 Eretmochelys imbricata Triangular stamp.

SC 229 25p 21 May 78 Chelonia mydas Contains 2 se-tenant strips of Nos. 229a-229c, separated by a horizontal gutter w/ inscriptions and pictures. Issue date is 2 Jun 78 according to FDC

SC 229 c 25p 21 May 78 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from Scott Ascension #229.

SC 237 12p 08 Jan 79 Chelonia mydas

SC 266 10p 17 Nov 80 Ship: HMS Tortoise

SC 305 10p 19 Apr 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Darwin set. Small turtle in border.

SC 306 12p 19 Apr 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Darwin set. Small turtle in border.

SC 307 15p 19 Apr 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Darwin set. Small turtle in border.

SC 308 40p 19 Apr 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Darwin set. Small turtle in border.

SC 357 20p June 1984 Chelonia mydas The turtle is on a 50p coin pictured on the stamp.

SC 372 12p 07 Jun 85 Stylized Sea Turtles Two turtles on stamp plus turtle on se-tenant label.

SC 373 15p 07 Jun 85 Stylized Sea Turtles Two turtles on stamp plus turtle on se-tenant label.

SC 374 20p 07 Jun 85 Stylized Sea Turtles Two turtles on stamp plus turtle on se-tenant label.

SC 375 70p 07 Jun 85 Stylized Sea Turtles Two turtles on stamp plus turtle on se-tenant label.

SC 480 a 18p 17 Nov 89 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet of six Scott Ascension #480. Turtle is on booklet cover. No turtle on stamps.

SC 481 25p 17 Nov 89 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming underwater.

SC 481 a 25p 17 Nov 89 Chelonia mydas Booklet containing four Scott Ascension # 481. Cover has an outline map of Ascension Island and a silhouette of a sea turtle.

SC 550 18p 13 Oct 92 Childs Drawing of Turtle Child's drawing of Santa Claus riding a turtle underwater. Turtle and an octopus both wearing Santa Claus hats.

SC 585 20p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings returning to sea. This is NOT from s/s #589.

SC 586 25p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Adult on beach. This is NOT from s/s #589.

SC 587 30p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Adult emerging from sea. This in NOT from s/s #589.

SC 588 65p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Adult in water w/ head in the air. This is NOT from s/s #589.

SC 589 30p each 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas s/s w/ four different 30p stamps, showing nesting process and hatchlings heading toward the sea. Two swimming turtles in margin of sheet.

SC 589 a 30p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Adult emerging from sea. This is one of the single stamps from s/s #589.

SC 589 b 30p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Female on beach in body pit (front view). This is one of the single stamps from s/s #589.

SC 589 c 30p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings returning to sea. This is one of the single stamps from s/s #589.

SC 589 d 30p 22 Mar 94 Chelonia mydas Female on beach in body pit (side view). This is one of the single stamps from s/s #589.

SC 682 a Various 01 Sep 97 Chelonia mydas Booklet containing two 15p stamps and two 35p stamps. Cover has a silhouette of a sea turtle. Turtle is on booklet cover only, not on stamps.

SC 750 15p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Numerous hatchlings on beach. Inscribed "Turtle Project".

SC 751 35p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Adult on beach, facing right. Inscribed "Turtle Project".

SC 752 40p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Adult w/ radio transmitter affixed. Inscribed "Turtle Project".

SC 753 50p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Adult female returning to the sea. Inscribed "Turtle Project".

SC 754 25p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas S/S of four 25p stamps. One stamp has the same image as the 15p single issued the same day. Sheet also has drawings of turtles in selvedge, made by children of Two Boats School, Ascension Island. Selvedge inscribed "Turtle Project".

SC 754 a 25p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Extreme close-up of head. From Scott Ascension 754.

SC 754 b 25p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings. Same image as Scott Ascension 750, but different denom. From Scott Ascension 754.

SC 754 c 25p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Close-up of head and anterior portion of carapace. From Scott Ascension 754.

SC 754 d 25p 08 Mar 00 Chelonia mydas Adult on beach near surf, facing right. From Scott Ascension 754.

SC 754 e 25p 08 May 00 Chelonia mydas Scott Ascension #754 inscribed "The Stamp Show 2000" on the stamp show emblem, in the lower right corner of the sheet. For the stamp show at Earls Court, London, 22-28 May 2000.

SC 768 Various 01 Feb 01 Two Species of Turtles S/S w/ two stamps , each depicting a sea turtle. Upper corners of sheet have logos for Year of the Snake and Hong Kong Stamp Exhibition 2001. Selvedge has map of Ascension on one side and scenes from Hong Kong on the other.

SC 768 a 25p 01 Feb 01 Chelonia mydas One of two turtle stamps from s/s issued this date.

SC 768 b 40p 01 Feb 01 Caretta caretta One of two turtle stamps from s/s issued this date.

SC 784 Various 09 Jun 01 Turtle Ponds S/S of two 35p and two 40p stamps. One of the 40p stamps depicts coastal ponds called "Turtle Ponds". No images of turtles on sheet or stamps.

SC 784 d 40p 09 Jun 01 Turtle Ponds Depicts coastal ponds called "Turtle Ponds". No turtles depicted on stamp. Single stamp from Scott Ascension #784.

SC 812 2 pounds 28 Aug 02 Chelonia mydas Green Turtle on beach and Wild Currant in upper left corner.

SC 915 40p 09 Jul 07 Chelonia mydas Depicts a sea turtle rescue operation - a group of scouts rescuing a stranded sea turtle. Issued for 100th Anniversary of Scouting. Inscribed "Turtle Rescue". Date formerly listed incorrectly in this site as 09 Jul 97.

SC 928 35p 05 Feb 08 Chelonia mydas Stamp divided into two halves; swimming green turtle on left and clutch of eggs on right. From set of twelve stamps showing various animals and their eggs.

SC 981 15p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant pair of 15p stamps w/ a picture of Dr. Archie Carr on each w/ a balloon. Issued for the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Archie Carr, pioneering sea turtle researcher and educator.

SC 981 a 15p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Photo of head of green turtle on left, Archie Carr w/ balloon on right. Issued for the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Archie Carr, pioneering sea turtle researcher and educator.

SC 981 b 15p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Close-up photo of Dr. Archie Carr w/ balloon on left, map of Ascension Island on right. Issued for the 100th birth anniversary of Dr. Archie Carr, pioneering sea turtle researcher and educator.

SC 982 35p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant pair w/ eggs being deposited in nest and hatchlings on beach. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 982 a 35p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Stamp w/ head of turtle on left and eggs being deposited in nest on right. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 982 b 35p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Stamp w/ hatchlings on beach at left and map of Ascension Island at right. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 983 40p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant pair showing beach raking and population monitoring. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 983 a 40p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Stamp w/ turtle's head on left and man raking beach on right. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 983 b 40p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Stamp w/ woman on left, taking notes on sea turtle populations and map of Ascension Island on right. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 984 65p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant pair w/ different scenes of turtle rescue operations. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 984 a 65p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas Turtle head on left and a person in red clothing engaged in a sea turtle rescue operation on right. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 984 b 65p 01 Oct 09 Chelonia mydas A person dressed in red and a person dressed in white engaged in a sea turtle rescue operation are depicted at left. A map of Ascension Island is at right. Issued to promote sea turtle research and conservation.

SC 987 50p 09 Nov 09 Geochelone elephantopus Portrait of Charles Darwin on right and Galapagos Tortoise on left. Issued for the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Darwin.

SG SB 8 25p 17 Nov 89 Chelonia mydas Booklet identical to Scott Ascension #481a, except that it has a small dove w/ a letter in its beak, flying past a globe, in the upper right corner of the cover.


ASHMORE & CARTIER ISLANDS

The Territory of the Ashmore & Cartier Islands is an external territory of Australia consisting of two groups of low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

50c 2011 Meiolania One individual facing three-quarters right. Meiolania is an extinct genus of giant horned tortoises from the Oligocene and Holocene epochs.

50c 2011 Meiolania Skeleton (w/ shell) facing three-quarters right. Meiolania is an extinct genus of giant horned tortoises from the Oligocene and Holocene epochs.


AUSTRALIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

$1.00 1991 Unidentified Sea Turtle s/s issued for NORPEX 91, a stamp exhibition in Newcastle, NSW. The sheet contains two $1.00 stamps, one of which depicts a sea turtle, and two NORPEX seals. This is a Cinderella item. The country name does not appear on the stamps.

45c 04 Mar 93 Chelonia mydas Postal Stationery w/ a stylized, aboriginal turtle on the back and a sea turtle on the front. Turtle ID from info. printed on back of envelope.

45c 11 Aug 94 Cartoon Turtles Postal stationery w/ cartoon-like turtles in race w/ hare. Commemorates World Masters Games.

45c 20 Sep 94 Unidentified Tortoise Postal Stationery commemorating the Perth Zoo. Small tortoise along pathway.

45c Natator depressus Faux Maximum Card. An air mail postal card issued by Australia Post, w/ a photograph of Natator depressus and a facsimile of Scott Australia #1462a printed (not affixed) to the face of the card. The back of the card (where the stamp would ordinarily be affixed) is inscribed "POSTAGE PREPAID AUSTRALIA" but there is no denom.

45c 04 Sep 97 N. oweni & M. platyceps Maximum card issued by Australia Post w/ a skeleton of Meiolania platyceps on the card itself and Ninjemys oweni on the affixed stamp. Ninjemys oweni and Meiolania platyceps were closely related taxa.

45c 04 Sep 97 Ninjemys oweni Mini sheet of ten stamps inscribed "Wildlife of Ancient Australia". Contains two Scott Australia 1614.

50c 2008 Elseya irwini Semi-dorsal view of two adults on land, facing three-quarters right. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Essendon". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp.

90c 2008 Elseya irwini Dorsal view of one individual on land, facing left. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Essendon". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp.

40c 2008 Emydura subglobosa One individual on land, facing camera, w/ head and neck turned to viewer's left. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Brisbane". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp. The subspecies depicted is globosa globosa.

40c 2008 Macrodiremys oblonga Dorsal view of one individual on grass w/ neck fully extended in a straight line. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Brisbane". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp.

40c 2008 Chelodina expansa Dorsal view of one individual w/ limbs withdrawn and neck fully extended with a shar bend in it. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Brisbane". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp.

40c 2008 Emydura macquarii One individual clingling to a log, facing up and left. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Brisbane". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp. The subspecies depicted is macquarii macquarii.

40c 2008 Emydura macquarii signata Lateral view of adult on grass, facing right. This is a local or a Cinderella. It is inscribed "Brisbane". The word "Australia" does not appear on the stamp.

50c 2004 Cartoon Sea Turtles S/S depicting characters from Disney film "Finding Nemo". Contains ten 50c stamps, each w/ a different tab. Two sea turtles in upper right margin of sheet plus hatchling sea turtle on one of the tabs.

50c 2004 Cartoon Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle on tab from "Finding Nemo" s/s.

Various 2005 Terrapene carolina Personalized stamps of two different designs and denominations, w/ customer-supplied photographs on attached tabs. At least two such stamps have been produced w/ turtles on them. See Appendix VI for images of these stamps.

None 2003 Turtle Shell Mask Postal stationery. Prepaid stamped envelope for domestic use in Australia only. Black turtle shell mask. Inscribed "postage paid". Issued as part of "Torres Strait Island Art" postal stationery series. Mask is c. 1850-1855.

SC 504 20c 29 Sep 71 Stylized Turtle A species of snake-necked turtle painted by aborigines.

SC 504 a 20c Stylized Turtle Same as Scott Australia #504 except that it is printed on distinctly different paper. No longer listed separately by Scott as distinctive from #504.

SC 787 15c 16 Jun 82 Chelodina longicollis Perf. variously reported as 13 X 13.5, 12.5 X 13, and 12.75 X 12.75. Issue date is from FDC & Scott catalog. Other issue dates have been reported.

SC 787 a 15c Chelodina longicollis Perf. 14 X 14.5 Same as Scott Australia #787 except for perfs.

SC 1312 85c 04 Mar 93 Stylized Turtle Aboriginal style fish and turtles along upper and lower margins of stamp.

SC 1462 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus Se-tenant pair w/ turtle on one stamp. Pale blue border on top, bottom & right margins of stamp. Date has also been reported as 2 Oct 95.

SC 1462 a 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus Single stamp w/ turtle from 1462. Same design as stamp on 1465, but w/ pale blue border on top, bottom & right margin. Date has also been reported as 2 Oct 95.

SC 1465 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus M/S of six stamps w/ hatchling flatback on stamp in upper left corner. Same design as 1462, but w/o pale blue border. Date has also been reported as 2 Oct 95.

SC 1465 a 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus Single stamp from 1465 (no pale blue border). Date has also been reported as 2 Oct 95.

SC 1465 g 45c 14 Oct 95 Natator depressus Scott Australia #1465 o/p'd for Adelaide Stamp & Collectibles Fair.

SC 1465 h 45c 19 Oct 95 Natator depressus Scott Australia #1465 o/p'd for Sydney Centrepoint '95 Stamp Show.

SC 1465 i 45c 20 Oct 95 Natator depressus Scott Australia #1465 o/p'd for Brisbane Stamp Show.

SC 1465 j 45c 27 Oct 95 Natator depressus Scott Australia #1465 o/p'd for Melbourne Stamp and Coin Fair.

SC 1465 k 45c 28 Oct 95 Natator depressus Scott Australia #1465 o/p'd for Swanpex, WA '95.

SC 1466 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus Single stamp w/ turtle from 1471a. Same design as 1465a, but w/ pale blue border on top, bottom & right margin. Self-adhesive. Date has also been reported as 2 Oct 95.

SC 1471 a 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus Booklet of ten self-adhesives (two each of four designs and one each of two designs). Date has also been reported as 2 Oct 95.

SC 1471 b 45c 03 Oct 95 Natator depressus Strip of six different self-adhesives (#1466-1471).

SC 1486 75c 14 Mar 96 Stylized Turtle Stylized aboriginal turtle in upper margin of stamp featuring the Willandra Lakes region in New South Wales. Stamp is one of the Natural Heritage Series.

SC 1531 b 45c 17 Nov 97 Stylized Turtle S/S containing one Scott Australia #1530 and one Scott Australia #1531. Selvedge has one image overlaying a background image. The background image has a large, faint turtle on the right side. The turtle's head is in the upper right corner of the sheet. No turtles on stamps; in selvedge only. Inscribed "International Stamp & Coin Exposition, Shanghai '97" in both Chinese and English.

SC 1535 $10 10 Apr 97 Stylized Turtle Bird flying over swamp. Inscribed "Kakadu Wetlands". Very small, faint, aboriginal style turtle in right margin.

SC 1535 a $10 Stylized Turtle S/S w/ one stamp (#1535). Selvedge has one image overlaying a background image. The background image has a large, faint turtle on the right side. The turtle's head is in the upper right corner of the sheet and the turtle's tail is near the lower right corner of the sheet. Stamp is inscribed "Kakadu Wetlands". No inscription on margin of sheet. Turtle is aboriginal style drawing (dorsal view).

SC 1535 b $10 Stylized Turtle Australia Scott #1535a w/ the logo for the Pacific 97 World Philatelic Exhibition in San Francisco, CA o/p'd in silver in upper selvedge. Lower selvedge inscribed "Australia Post Exhibition Sheet No. 4". Aboriginal style drawing of turtle (dorsal view).

SC 1535 c $10 Stylized Turtle Australia Scott #1535a w/ the following o/p in upper selvedge in gold: "Esposizione Mondiale Di Filatelia - World Philatelic Exhibition - Milano, 23 October - 1 November 1998. Lower selvedge inscribed "Australia Post Exhibition Sheet No. 5. Aboriginal style drawing of turtle (dorsal view).

SC 1535 d $10 01 Aug 01 Stylized Turtle Australia Scott #1535a o/p'd in sheet margin "Phila Nippon '01" and the show emblem. Turtle is aboriginal style drawing (dorsal view).

SC 1563 a 45c 01 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans s/s w/ six 45c stamps depicting pets. Turtle is in margin of sheet. There is no o/p. No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 b 45c 03 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p in gold "10th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition 1996" plus an inscription in Chinese characters and a logo. No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 c 45c 03 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p'd in gold "ASDA Centrepoint '96 Stamp and Coin Show / 5-7 October 1996". No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 d 45c 03 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p'd in gold "St Peters Stamp & Collectible Fair / 12-13 October 1996". No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 e 45c 03 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p'd in gold "Melbourne 96 National Philatelic Exhibition / 17-20 October 1996". No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 f 45c 03 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p'd in gold "Queensland Spring Stamp and Coin Show / 25-27 October 1996". No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 g 45c 03 Oct 96 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p'd in gold "Swanpex 96 / 26-27 October 1996". No turtles on stamps.

SC 1563 h 45c 12 Feb 97 Trachemys scripta elegans Scott Australia 1563a, o/p'd in gold "11th Asian International Philatelic Exhibition Hong Kong '97". No turtles on stamps.

SC 1614 45c 04 Sep 97 Ninjemys oweni Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Australia 1616a. Ninjemys oweni had prominant lateral horns on its skull and a clubbed tail.

SC 1616 a 45c 04 Sep 97 Ninjemys oweni Se-tenant strip of five stamps, one of which depicts Ninjemys oweni, an extinct genus and species. Ninjemys oweni had prominant lateral horns on it's skull and a clubbed tail. This strip of five also exists in a prestige booklet w/ a broad greenish-blue margin around the strip.

SC 1741 $1.05 08 Jul 99 Caretta caretta Depicts turtle and a mollusk shell (Melo amphora). From Nature of Australia set.

SC 2008 b 45c 02 Oct 01 Cartoon Turtles S/S w/ three 45c stamps. Depicts a birthday party in a tree for baby animals. Inscribed "Wild Babies". Two small turtles in selvedge; none on stamps.

SC 2011 b 45c 02 Oct 01 Cartoon Turtles S/S w/ three 45c stamps. Depicts animals frolicing at base of tree. Inscribed "Wild Babies". Turtle holding camera in lower selvedge, w/ small turtles sliding down her back. Tiny turtle parachuting in upper right selvedge.

SC 2430 50c 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp from Scott Australia #2432b depicting two pigs, a small frog and a small turtle. Turtle near right margin between pig's foot and the word "Australia". Perf 14 x 14.75.

SC 2430 a 50c 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle Booklet pane of one, containing Scott Australia #2430.

SC 2432 b Various 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle S/S of six stamps, each depicting a different cartoon farm animal. One stamp identical to Scott Australia #2430. Sheet inscribed "Down on the Farm" in upper margin. Perf 14 x 14.75.

SC 2435 50c 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle Single, self adhesive booklet stamp from Scott Australia #2437a. Design identical to Scott Australia #2430. Self adhesive serpentine die cut 11.25. Syncopated (intentional omission of some of the perforation die cuts). NOTE: The entire booklet is footnoted in Scott but no separate, unique number is assigned.

SC 2437 a 50c 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle Booklet pane of five stamps, including one Scott Australia #2435. Self adhesive serpentine die cut 11.25. Syncopated (intentional omission of some of the perforation die cuts).

SC 2437 b 50c 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle Booklet pane of ten, including two Scott Australia #2435. Self adhesive serpentine die cut 11.25. Syncopated (intentional omission of some of the perforation die cuts).

SC 2437 c 50c 04 Oct 05 Cartoon Turtle Booklet pane of twenty stamps, including four Scott Australia #2435. Self adhesive serpentine die cut 11.25. Syncopated (intentional omission of some of the perforation die cuts).

SC 2707 $1.25 26 Jun 07 Natator depressus Adult on beach facing right. Inscribed "International Post", "Flatback Turtle" and "Vulnerable". For use on international mail.

SC 2707 a $1.25 26 Jun 07 Natator depressus Booklet pane of two including one Scott Australia #2707. Scott footnotes the complete booklet but does not assign a separate catalog number to it.

SC 3130 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Turtle swimming up and left. Inscribed "Cocos (Keeling) Islands" vertically along lower left margin and "Australia" in upper right corner. Perf 14.75 X 14. Since Australia took over responsibility for postal services on Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 January 1994 and since the names of both countries appear on this stamp, the stamp is cross referenced under both countries in this database.

SC 3130 a 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Horizontal strip of five different stamps, including Scott Australia #3130.

SC 3131 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Sheet of five different stamps, including Scott Australia #3130. This sheet is identical to Scott Norfolk Island #984.

SC 3136 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Similar to Scott #3130 except this stamp is die cut 11.25, syncopated, and self adhesive.

SC 3136 a 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Booklet pane of 20, including four Scott Australia #3136.


AUSTRIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

55 2006 Unidentified Tortoise Large booklet of nine different stamps (three sheets of three stamps each). One is a close-up photo of a tortoise facing directly toward the camera. Pictures of the nine stamps also appear on the back cover of booklet. Information on the care of the nine different pets is included in the booklet and four hatchling leopard tortoises are depicted on the page w/ the tortoise care information.

55 Unknown Unidentified Sea Turtle Mini sheet of eight stamps w/ a different sea creature on each one (fish, shark, turtle, chambered nautilis, crustacean, starfish, sea horse and octopus). Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Unterwassertiere in 3D" w/ a small picture of red and green 3D-viewing glasses.

55 Unknown Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from 3D sheet of eight stamps. Turtle swimming three-quarters left. Tiny pair of red and green 3D-viewing glasses in lower right corner of stamp.

Various 2006 Cartoon Turtle Twenty-four page booklet promoting an animated motion picture featuring various animals, including a turtle named Verne. Booklet cover inscribed "Ab Durch Die Hecke". The turtle appears on various pages throughout the booklet, on a 0.55 euro stamp, a 0.75 euro stamp, and a post card, all bound into the booklet.

0.55 eu 2006 Cartoon Turtle Booklet stamp showing front of turtle's shell w/ head partly retracted and eyes staring at viewer. Inscribed "Ab Durch Die Hecke". From booklet promoting animated motion picture.

0.75 eu 2006 Cartoon Turtle Booklet stamp Six animated animals, including turtle. Inscribed "Ab Durch Die Hecke". From booklet promoting animated motion picture.

SC 1894 Various 03 Jun 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of four stamps of various denoms issued for 250th anniversary of Schonbrunn Zoo. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1894 c 0.87e 03 Jun 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle Lion, turtle, crocodilian, antelope. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Austria #1894.

SC 2070 0.55Eur 06 Nov 06 Emys orbicularis Adult on land facing three-quarters right. Every fifth stamp on roll is numbered on the back. Inscribed "Europaische sumpfschildkrote" in very small letters. Date also reported as 11 Nov 06.


AZERBAIJAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 520 50m 12 Jun 95 Chelus fimbriatus Date also reported as 3 June 95.

SC 521 100m 12 Jun 95 Caretta caretta Date also reported as 3 June 95.

SC 522 150m 12 Jun 95 Geochelone pardalis Date also reported as 3 June 95.

SC 523 250m 12 Jun 95 Geochelone elegans Date also reported as 3 June 95.

SC 524 300m 12 Jun 95 Testudo hermanni Date also reported as 3 June 95.

SC 525 500m 12 Jun 95 Macroclemys temminckii s/s of one stamp w/ two turtles. Date also reported as 3 June 95.


BAHAMAS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

30c 03 Jan 12 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming three-quarters left. From set of sixteen marine life definitives.

SC 316 4c 27 Apr 71 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 318 6c 21 Sep 71 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 400 25c 02 Nov 76 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 439 25c June 1978 Eretmochelys imbricata Identical to Scott Bahamas #400, except that it is unwatermarked.

SC 567 50c 15 Aug 84 Chelonia mydas Issue date is 18 Sep 84 according to FDC.

SC 567 a 50c 15 Aug 84 Chelonia mydas s/s of 4 stamps including Scott Bahamas #567. Issue date is 18 Sep 84 according to FDC.

SC 568 31c 15 Aug 84 Chelonia mydas Strip of five stamps forming a continuous design. One stamp depicts Chelonia mydas.

SC 568 d 31c 15 Aug 84 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from strip of five (Scott Bahamas #568).

SC 833 60c 18 Jul 95 Green Turtle Cay Albert Lowe Museum on Green Turtle Cay. No turtle on stamp.

SC 877 60c 03 Sep 96 Trachemys stejnegeri The sub-species depicted is "malonei" according to the issuing authority. From "Environment Protection/Part 4" Issue.

SC 878 a Various 03 Sep 96 Trachemys stejnegeri The sub-species depicted is "malonei" according to the issuing authority. s/s of four different stamps depicting reptiles of the Bahamas.

SC 895 60c 03 Sep 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle Inscribed "International Year of the Reef". Designed by a child. From "Environment Protection Part V" Issue.

SC 926 15c 24 Nov 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Also depicts killer whale, shark, dolphins, and a seal. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 940 55c 06 Apr 99 Unidentified Sea Turtle Strip of five w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "Bahamas National Trust - 40th Anniversary".

SC 940 d 55c 06 Apr 99 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Bahamas 940. Inscribed "Bahamas National Trust - 40th Anniversary".

SC 956 15c 21 Sep 99 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two sea turtles in a lagoon and tiny turtle emerging onto beach. Inscribed "Environment Protection", "Turtle Pond" and "Part VII".

SC 957 65c 21 Sep 99 Chelonia mydas Four green turtles in sea at base of cliffs. Inscribed "Environment Protection", "Green Turtles and Limestone Cliffs", and "Part VII".

SC 1093 80c 24 Nov 03 Unidentified Sea Turtle Painting by Alton Lowe entitled "Annual Visit", shows a turtle on a beach. Inscribed "Waters of Life". Date also reported as 1 Dec 03.

SC 1278 65c 01 May 09 Dog Named "Turtle" Head and shoulders of a "potcake" dog named "Turtle". "Potcake" refers to food scraped from the bottom of cooking pots that was fed to stray dogs.

SC 1296 65c 03 Mar 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle White silhouette of a lizard superimposed on a dark silhouette of a sea turtle. Stamp inscribed "Friends of the Environment".

SG 468 A 25c 1979 Eretmochelys imbricata Similar to Scott Bahamas #400 except that it is on chalky-surfaced paper.


BAHRAIN, KINGDOM OF


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 590 Various 05 Jun 03 Unidentified Tortoise Sheet of twelve stamps depicting animals and plants. Tortoise on one. Lower selvedge of sheet and each stamp inscribed "World Environment Day 2003".

SC 590 j 250 fils 05 Jun 03 Unidentified Tortoise Single stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Bahrain #590. Large tortoise facing camera.


BANGLADESH


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

10t 17 Jul 11 Hardella thurjii One individual on land, facing left, w/ neck fully extended. Inscribed "Rare Species of Turtle".

10t 17 Jul 11 Geoclemys hamiltonii One individual on land, facing left. Inscribed "Rare Species of Turtle".


BARBADOS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 657 $2.50 26 Feb 85 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming underwater. Watermark 373, no imprinted date.

SC 657 b $2.50 01 Jun 86 Chelonia mydas Same as Scott Barbados #657, but w/ watermark 384. (no imprinted date). This stamp was formerly listed by Scott (and on this web site) as #657a but has been changed by Scott to #657b. (#657a in no longer in use by Scott).

SC 657 b $2.50 18 Aug 86 Chelonia mydas Same as Scott Barbados #657, but inscribed "1986" at bottom. No longer listed separately by Scott, but it is footnoted.

SC 657 c $2.50 1986 Chelonia mydas Same as Scott Barbados #657, but inscribed "1986" at bottom. (Also exists inscribed "1987" at bottom). This stamp was formerly footnoted by Scott w/o a number but is now listed w/ a number in their 2011 Catalog.

SC 748 50c 01 Aug 89 Geochelone carbonaria

SC 751 $1.00 01 Aug 89 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ tortoise in margin. No turtle on stamp.

SC 855 90c 28 Oct 93 Archelon sp. This is a strip of five different 90c stamps, one of which depicts Archelon. Archelon was a huge, prehistoric sea turtle from the late Cretaceous.

SC 855 e 90c 28 Oct 93 Archelon sp. This stamp is one of a strip of five different 90c stamps. Archelon was a huge, prehistoric sea turtle from the Late Cretaceous.

SC 1131 10c 29 Oct 07 Chelonia mydas Swimming to left. Inscribed "Green Turtle" in silver ink.

SC 1132 50c 29 Oct 07 Caretta caretta Swimming to right. Inscribed "Loggerhead" in silver ink.

SC 1133 $1 29 Oct 07 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming up and left. Inscribed "Hawksbill" in silver ink.

SC 1134 $2.50 29 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea On beach. Inscribed "Leatherback" in silver ink.


BARBUDA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

40c 16 Jun 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Scott Antigua and Barbuda #2162 o/p'd "BARBUDA MAIL". O/P is all in black.

SC 184 $1 15 Oct 75 Geochelone carbonaria Date also reported as 6 Jan 75.

SC 926 $3 08 Dec 87 Geochelone carbonaria This stamp is Scott Antigua and Barbuda #1038, o/p in black: "BARBUDA MAIL".

SC 1401 $1 11 Nov 93 D.coriacea & E.imbricata Antigua and Barbuda Scott #1660 o/p'd "Barbuda Mail". A pane of twelve se-tenant stamps, two of which have turtles.

SC 1401 j $1 11 Nov 93 Dermochelys coriacea This is Antigua and Barbuda Scott #1660j o/p'd "Barbuda Mail". One stamp from Scott Barbuda #1401.

SC 1401 l $1 11 Nov 93 Eretmochelys imbricata This is Antigua and Barbuda Scott #1660l o/p'd "Barbuda Mail". One stamp from Scott Barbuda #1401.

SC 1513 $6.00 22 Jan 95 Caretta caretta This is Antigua and Barbuda Scott #1807 o/p'd "Barbuda Mail". Turtle in border of s/s.

SC 1564 75c 13 Jun 96 Archelon sp. Scott Antigua & Barbuda #1888 o/p'd "BARBUDA MAIL".

SC 1564 d 75c 13 Jun 96 Archelon sp. Scott Antigua & Barbuda #1888d o/p'd "BARBUDA MAIL".

SG 2247 40c 16 Jun 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Scott Antigua and Barbuda #2162c o/p'd "BARBUDA MAIL". O/P is all in black.


BATUM


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of eight, o/p "Netherlands Boy Scout Jamboree".

Various 1999 Unidentified Tortoise This is Batum CTC #262-271 w/ each stamp o/p'd in black w/ the logo for Philex France 99 and the words "Hobby Day".

1300 1999 Unidentified Tortoise This is Batum CTC #270 o/p'd in black w/ the logo for Philex France 99 and the words "Hobby Day".

1400 1999 Unidentified Tortoise This is Batum CTC #271 o/p'd in black w/ the logo for Philex France 99 and the words "Hobby Day".

Various 1999 Unidentified Tortoise This is Batum CTC #262-271 w/ each stamp o/p'd in green w/ the logo for Philex France 99 and the words "Hobby Day".

1300 1999 Unidentified Tortoise This is Batum CTC #270 o/p'd in green w/ the logo for Philex France 99 and the words "Hobby Day".

1400 1999 Unidentified Tortoise This is Batum CTC #271 o/p'd in green w/ the logo for Philex France 99 and the words "Hobby Day".

CTC 45 -52 Various 25 Jul 95 Unidentified Sea Turtle Head-on view of turtle in center of se-tenant sheet of eight stamps. Turtle image overlaps onto four different stamps. Stamps on which parts of the turtle appear are CTC 47, 48, 49, and 50.

CTC 47 675 25 Jul 95 Unidentified Sea Turtle Part of the turtle from CTC #45-52 appears on this stamp.

CTC 48 900 25 Jul 95 Unidentified Sea Turtle Part of the turtle from CTC Batum 45-52 appears on this stamp.

CTC 49 1200 25 Jul 95 Unidentified Sea Turtle Part of the turtle from CTC Batum 45-52 appears on this stamp.

CTC 50 1800 25 Jul 95 Unidentified Sea Turtle Part of the turtle from CTC Batum 45-52 appears on this stamp.

CTC 105 -110 Various 10 Jan 96 Chelonia mydas Sheetlet of six stamps, each w/ a different denom. Sheet depicts turtle, polar bears, cetaceans, and seal (all photos).

CTC 108 2100 10 Jan 96 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from CTC Batum 105-110. Turtle is swimming underwater.

CTC 262 -271 Various 12 Mar 97 Unidentified Tortoise Sheet of ten stamps depicting dozens of endangered species including insects, mammals, birds and reptiles. Tortoise spans two of the stamps and extends slightly into the margin of the sheet.

CTC 270 1300 12 Mar 97 Unidentified Tortoise Anterior half of tortoise is on this stamp. Single stamp from CTC Batum 262-271.

CTC 271 1400 12 Mar 97 Unidentified Tortoise Posterior half of tortoise is on this stamp. Single stamp from CTC Batum 262-271.


BELARUS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

50000 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Scott Belarus #18 revaluated from 5.00r to 50000 and o/p w/ a line drawing of a freshwater turtle. O/P is all in black.

5000 Emys orbicularis Sheet of twelve 5000 denom. stamps w/ mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. Turtle on one stamp only.

5000 Emys orbicularis On land, facing right. Single stamp w/ turtle from sheet of twelve.

SC 463 600rub 12 Mar 03 Emys orbicularis Adult on land facing left. Same design as turtle stamp on Scott Belarus #463a. There is also a sheet of twenty Belarus Scott #463's which has numerous pale colored turtles in the selvedge.

SC 463 a Various 12 Mar 03 Emys orbicularis Mini sheet w/ four each of Scot Belarus #462 and 463. Bottom margin inscribed "www.belpost.by"


BELGIUM


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC B 783 8f + 4f 16 Oct 65 Trionyx triunguis s/s of one stamp.


BELIZE


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

50 Unidentified Water Turtle Postal Stationery (Aerogramme) w/ cachet showing turtle among mangrove roots.

SC 945 10c 08 Aug 90 Chelonia mydas

SC 946 25c 08 Aug 90 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 947 60c 08 Aug 90 Caretta caretta

SC 948 75c 08 Aug 90 Staurotypus triporcatus

SC 949 $1 08 Aug 90 Trachemys scripta ornata

SC 950 $2 08 Aug 90 Dermatemys mawii

SC 1123 30c 15 Feb 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult underwater swimming down and left.

SC 1123 a 30c 2003 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult underwater swimming down and left. This is Scott Belize #1123 imprinted "2003".

SC 1211 60c 09 May 07 Unidentified Shells Painting of a band called "The Original Turtle Shell Band" by Pen Cayetano. Man on right has three turtle shells hanging from his neck. From a set of six stamps depicting various works of art by Belizean artists.


BENIN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 2002? Six Species of Tortoises Cinderella sheet of six tortoises w/ boy scout emblem and clover emblem on each stamp. Large, faint, pale-colored turtles in background of stamps extend into selvedge of sheet.

135f 2002? Malacochersus tornieri Adult facing right. Contains boy scout emblem and clover emblem.

150f 2002? Testudo graeca Adult facinf left. Contains boy scout emblem and clover emblem.

200f 2002? Chersine angulata Adult facing right. Contains boy scout emblem and clover emblem.

270f 2002? Kinixys erosa Adult facing right. Contains boy scout emblem and clover emblem. Genus name misspelled "Kinixus" on stamp.

300f 2002? Geochelone pardalis Adult facing right. Contains boy scout emblem and clover emblem.

400f 2002? Gopherus polyphemus Adult facing left. Contains boy scout emblem and clover emblem. Species name misspelled "polyhemus" on stamp.

Various 2003 Six Different Species S/S of six stamps w/ turtles and Boy Scout emblem on each one. Upper selvedge inscribed "Turtles". One of a pair of two similar turtle sheets issued as a set. Probably an unauthorized Cinderella item.

100f 2003 Clemmys insculpta Photo of adult facing right. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

250f 2003 Geochelone yniphora Photo of adult almost facing camera. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

300f 2003 Geochelone radiata Photo of adult. Three-quarter view, facing slightly to right. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

400f 2003 Macroclemys temminckii Photo of adult facing left w/ mouth open. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

450f 2003 Kachuga tecta Immature individual on land, facing right. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

500f 2003 Terrapene carolina bauri Photo of hatchling and adult. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

Various 2003 Six Different Species S/S of six stamps w/ turtles and Boy Scout emblem on each one. Upper selvedge inscribed "Turtles". One of a pair of two similar turtle sheets issued as a set. An unauthorized Cinderella item.

100f 2003 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming right. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

250f 2003 Geochelone pardalis Adult facing left. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

300f 2003 Emydura subglobosa? One individual facing left. Bright yellow and black head. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

400f 2003 Geochelone carbonaria Three-quarter view of adult facing partially left. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

450f 2003 Unident. Giant Tortoise Adult facing viewer. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

500f 2003 Unidentified Chelonian Close-up view of head only, facing viewer. Boy Scout emblem in upper left corner.

1000f 2003 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp w/dinosaurs on stamp and sheet margin. Turtle is on the stamp, among roots of a tree growing in the water. Turtle looks like a sea turtle but it appears to be in a freshwater habitat and there is a frog on a tree root and frogs do not occur in salt water. This item is probably an illegal issue.

1000f 2004 Emydura subglobosa? M/S of one stamp. Owl w/ one outstretched wing on stamp, photo of turtle w/ bright yellow and black head in selvedge. Exists perf. and imperf.

1000f 2004 Terrapene carolina M/S of one stamp. Two barn owl chicks on stamp. Photo of hatchling box turtle (showing caruncle) in selvedge. Exists perf. and imperf.

1000f 2004 Geochelone pardalis M/S of one stamp. Adult barn owl w/ head tilted to one side on stamp. Photo of adult leopard tortoise in selvedge. Exists perf. and imperf.

1000f 2004 Unident. Giant Tortoise M/S of one stamp. Owl w/ both wings outstretched and flapping on stamp. Photo of tortoise in selvedge. Exists perf. and imperf.

1000f 2005 Pseudemys rubiventris M/S of one stamp. Close-up of turtle's head on stamp, photo of owl w/ long ear tufts in selvedge. Stamp also exists as one of a set of four (not from the s/s).

1000f 2005 Pseudemys floridana M/S of one stamp. Rear view of two turtles on land on the stamp. Owl resembling a hawk owl in selvedge. Stamp also exists as one of a set of four (not from the s/s).

1000f 2005 Unidentified Water Turtle M/S of one stamp.Close-up of turtle's head on stamp. Photo of what is probably an immature owl in selvedge. Owl has no ear tufts. Stamp also exists as one of a set of four (not from the s/s).

1000f 2005 Unidentified Pleurodire M/S of one stamp. Turtle on land w/ debris on carapace (on stamp). Photo of Screech Owl in selvedge. Stamp also exists as one of a set of four (not from the s/s).

Various 2005? Unidentified Tortoise Vertical strip of six stamps w/ a close-up of the head of a different reptile on each (three lizards, two snakes, one tortoise). This strip has selvedge on all four sides so it did not come from a larger pane.

750 2005? Unidentified Tortoise Single stamp w/ tortoise from vertical strip of six reptile heads.

Various 2005? Unidentified Tortoise S/S of six stamps all w/ close-ups of different reptile's heads (three lizards, two snakes, one tortoise). Sheet inscribed "Reptiles Afrique". Fallen leaves in selvedge. Individual stamps are identical to the stamps from the vertical strip of six reptile heads listed here.

1000f 2005? Unidentified Tortoise S/S of two 1000f stamps. Large desert scene in background w/ small tortoise at very bottom of sheet. Sheet inscribed "The Nature Conservancy" and imprinted w/ the Nature Conservancy logo. No turtles on stamps. One stamp depicts three birds and the other one depicts a feline animal.

750f 2008 Giant Tortoise S/S of one stamp w/ large painting of an unidentified giant tortoise, facing right. Head and neck of tortoise is on the stamp. The rest of the tortoise is in the sheet margin.

1000f 2006 Geochelone pardalis Cinderella s/s of one stamp w/ large leopard tortoise facing left in selvedge. Stamp has head of unidentified tortoise w/ bright yellow jaw and neck, facing directly toward camera. Sheet margin inscribed "Nature D'Afrique".

1000f 2006 Unidentified Tortoise Individual Cinderella stamp from s/s. Head of tortoise w/ bright yellow jaw and neck looking directly toward camera. Fleur-de-lis in upper left corner of stamp.

1000f 2007 Sea Turtles (2 Species) S/S w/ one stamp. Eretmochelys imbricata on stamp and large Dermochelys coriacea in selvedge. Boy scout logo in upper left corner of sheet.

1000f 2002 Testudo graeca Small s/s of one stamp w/ Testudo graeca on stamp and giant tortoise in selvedge. Boy scout and clover logos on stamp. Boy scout, clover, and Rotary International logos in mselvedge of sheet.

1000f 2007 Three Species Cinderella s/s of one stamp. Chelonia mydas on stamp. Hatchling Terrapene carolina in circle in lower right corner of sheet margin and six unidentified sliders on log along top margin of sheet. Boy Scout logo in upper right corner of sheet.

1000f 2007 E. imbricata & C. mydas Cinderella s/s of one stamp w/ Eretmochelys imbricata swimming to left. Chelonia mydas in lower left corner of sheet and two Chelonia mydas in lower right corner of sheet. Boy Scout logo in upper left corner of sheet.

Various 2007 Four Large Tortoises Four stamps w/ one tortoise each, on a sheet having a plain grayish-green border. Boy Scout logo on each individual stamp. See descriptions of individul stamps for denominations and descriptions of tortoises.

100f 2007 Unident. Giant Tortoise Large, dark (almost black) tortoise w/ yellow mark on jaw, mounting a rock or another tortoise. Boy Scout logo in lower right corner of stamp. Stamp from sheet w/ plain grayish-green border.

300f 2007 Unident. Giant Tortoise Giant tortoise on left side of stamp in open, green field, facing three-quarter right. Boy Scout logo in upper right corner of stamp. Stamp from sheet w/ plain grayish-green border.

500f 2007 Unidentified Tortoise Tortoise w/ orange and brown skin facing camera w/ head low to ground. Foliage on both sides of turtle. Boy Scout logo in lower left corner of stamp. Stamp from sheet w/ plain grayish-green border.

700f 2007 Unidentified Tortoise Large tortoise facing camera w/ elevated right forefoot. Nostrils prominent in photo. Stick or plant stem between head and right forefoot. Boy Scout logo in upper right corner of stamp. Stamp from sheet w/ plain grayish-green border.

Various 2008 Apalone spinifera Mini-sheet of two stamps, one w/ a turtle and one w/ a lizard. Boy scout logo in lower right corner of each stamp. Immature crocodilian in selvedge.

500f 2008 Apalone spinifera Dorsal view of turtle w/ head turned to right. Fron mini-sheet of two stamps w/ turtle and lizard.

Various 2008 Six Species of Turtles Cinderella S/S of six 500f stamps, each w/ a different turtle. Additional turtles and a fish in margin. Sheet inscribed "Tortues" in upper margin.

300f 2008 Clemmys insculpta Light colored adult on land facing right. WWF panda logo in lower right corner. From sheet of six.

500f 2008 Chelonia mydas Adult facing up and right. WWF panda logo in lower right corner. From sheet of six. This turtle was formerly identified on this site as Caretta caretta but Nancy Linsley has identified it as a Chelonia mydas w/ extra dark pigmentation in its carapace.

300f 2008 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Flattened, black individual w/ yellow jaw and face, facing left. WWF panda logo in lower right corner. From sheet of six.

500f 2008 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming up and right. WWF panda logo in lower right corner. From sheet of six.

300f 2008 Unidentified Kinosternid Adult on land, facing right. WWF panda logo in lower right corner. From sheet of six.

500f 2008 Unidentified Batagurine Adult on land facing right. WWF panda logo in lower right corner. From sheet of six.

600f 2008 Cartoon Tortoise Sheet of eight stamps and one label w/ characters from Disney's movies Kung Fu Panda and Ratatouille. Tortoise on one stamp plus two tortoise heads in sheet margin. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Jeux de la XXIXe Olympiade - Beijing 2008".

600f 2008 Cartoon Tortoise Individual stamp w/ tortoise from sheet of eight featuring characters from Disney movies Kung Fu Panda and Ratatouille. Tortoise is facing left. Olympic rings at top center of stamp.

MI B 198 50fr 1979 Unidentified Tortoise This is SC 372 surcharged 50fr. Not listed by Scott.

SC 372 3fr 13 Jun 77 Unidentified Tortoise

SC 1380 25f 2009? Cartoon Tortoise This is Dahomey Scott #297 w/ the original denomination struck out w/ two horizontal black lines and a black surcharge of 25f added. Also, the word "Dahomey" is covered w/ a black rectangle and the word "Benin" is o/p'd beneath it. Reportedly issued in 2009 but this has not been confirmed.


BEQUIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See "ST. VINCENT (BEQUIA)"


BERMUDA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 378 $3.00 29 Jan 79 Chelonia mydas Issue date is 19 Feb 79 according to FDC.

SC 509 90c 04 Dec 86 Chelonia mydas Scott Bermuda #378 w/ original denom. o/p w/ a black rectangle and surcharged 90c in black. This is SG #534.

SC 814 55c 09 Aug 01 Geochelone elephantopus Photo of child feeding giant tortoise. 75th Anniv. of Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.

SC 817 95c 09 Aug 01 Chelonia mydas Photo of human hands holding turtle. 75th Anniv. of Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.

SG 534 a 90c 04 Dec 86 Chelonia mydas Scott Bermuda #509 w/ an o/p error. The 90c surcharge is printed double in the lower left corner. Not listed by Scott.

SG 534 b 90c 04 Dec 86 Chelonia mydas Scott Bermuda #509 w/ an o/p error. The 90c surcharge appears in the proper place, and also, inverted in the upper right corner. Not listed by Scott.

SG 534 c 90c 04 Dec 86 Chelonia mydas Scott Bermuda #509 w/ "90c" omitted on the o/p. Not listed by Scott.


BERNERA ISLANDS

See End Note #2 for further information about BERNERA ISLANDS stamps.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

BI BN 254 10p June 1981 Hieremys annandalei Adult facing 3/4 to right. "Scotland" inscribed in lower left corner.

BI BN 255 25p June 1981 Trachemys scripta elegans One individual facing right w/ head bent away from viewer. "Scotland" inscribed in lower left corner.

BI BN 256 40p June 1981 Kinosternon minor Adult swimming down and to right. "Scotland" inscribed in lower left corner.

BI BN 257 75p June 1981 Heosemys grandis (albino) Adult facing left. "Scotland" inscribed in lower left corner.

BI BN 258 MS 1 pound June 1981 Unknown This is a mini-sheet. (MS in the catalog number).

BI BN 259 LS 2 pounds June 1981 Unknown This is a deluxe sheet or "large sheet". (LS in catalog number).


BHUTAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 738 1nu 24 Aug 89 Submarine named "TURTLE" This stamp depicts a submersible ship named "TURTLE" from 1776.

SC 1212 15nu 27 Jul 99 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Sheetlet of six 15nu stamps w/ paintings by Hokusai. Turtle on one. Filamentous green algae on posterior margin of carapace. See End Note #9 for explanation.

SC 1212 c 15nu 27 Jul 99 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Bhutan 1212. Filamentous green algae on posterior margin of carapace. See End Note #9 for explanation.

SC 1440 30nu 25 Feb 09 Unident. Freshwater Turt. S/S consisting of a large oval of grosteque faces w/ a ventral view of a turtle in the center. A single stamp with an ox is superimposed on the turtle's plastron. Sheet inscribed "Female Earth Ox Year 2009" and "I am the Ox".


BIROBIDJAN (BIROBIDZHAN)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See EVENKIA


BOTSWANA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

4.90p 2008? Dermochelys coriacea S/S of one stamp w/ turtle swimming to right. Anterior portion of turtle on stamp, posterior portion in sheet margin. This is probably a Cinderella.

SC 244 10t 03 Mar 80 Geochelone pardalis

SC 765 a Various 18 Dec 02 Geochelone pardalis S/S of five stamps w/ birds or mammals on each. Sheet inscribed "Wetlands Series Part 3: Makgadikgadi Pans". Tortoise in shallow water at margin of lake in lower selvedge of sheet. No turtles on stamps.


BRAZIL


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

R$ 0.74 2004? Terrapene carolina Personalized stamp w/ red wading bird on stamp and customer-supplied photograph on attached tab. At least one such stamp has been produced w/ a turtle on it. See Appendix VI for an image of this stamp.

None 2004 Terrapene carolina Stamp w/ blue, black and gold songbird on it and customer-supplied photograph on attached tab. At least one such stamp has been produced w/ a turtle on it. See Appendix VI for an image of this stamp.

SC 1615 12.50cr 05 Jun 79 Podocnemis expansa

SC 2103 2cz 05 Jun 87 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 2325 45cr 22 Aug 91 Stylized Tortoise

SC 2523 Various 01 Dec 94 Cartoon Turtle Christmas block of four w/ turtle on one.

SC 2523 c 12c 01 Dec 94 Cartoon Turtle Man and animals singing. One turtle plus an armadillo that can be mistaken for a turtle. From Scott Brazil 2523.

SC 2523 e Various 01 Dec 94 Cartoon Turtle Booklet pane consisting of four different stamps (one is #2523c) plus four holiday labels. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 2628 1.23r 07 May 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ one stamp and bar code in margin. Turtle is in an inset box along upper margin of sheet. Stamp inscribed "Marco Da Soberania Brasileira - Jan. 1897".

SC 2639 1.05r 09 Jun 97 Stylized Tortoises Priest and Indians w/ three small turtles in foreground. 400th death anniversary of Fr. Jose de Anchieta.

SC 2674 31c 22 May 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Pane of 24 se-tenant stamps forming an underwater panorama. Inscribed "Expo 98/Oceans, A Patrimony for the Future".

SC 2674 a 31c 22 May 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Brazil 2674. Turtle has tag on front right flipper, inscribed "2.000.000".

SC 2706 31c 05 Mar 99 Unidentified Sea Turtle Pane of six se-tenant 31c stamps w/ turtle on one. Other stamps depict diver, dolphin, etc. Selvedge inscribed "Revizee E Proarquipelago".

SC 2706 d 31c 05 Mar 99 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Brazil 2706. Inscribed "Tartaruga Marinha".

SC 2742 0.40c 16 May 00 Stylized Sea Turtle Inscribed "Programa Nacional de Gerenciamento Costeiro"in bottom selvedge. For "Gerco" coastal management program. Date also reported (probably erroneously) as 15 June 2000.

SC 2994 2.50r 27 Sep 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ six different stylized paintings in six wavy-edged boxes. One painting is of a sea turtle and a SCUBA diver. National Tourism issue (Fernando de Noronha Archipelago).

SC 3068 3.85r 27 Jan 09 Podocnemis unifilis S/S of one stamp depicting a scene of a river w/ an angler catching a fish. Other animals and plants in scene. Turtle in lower right corner of sheet near water lilies. Sheet inscribed "Rio Sao Benedito - Para". Small logo consisting of sun and clouds in upper right corner inscribed "INMET 100 Anos de Meteorologica".

SC 3068 var. 3.85r 27 Jan 09 Podocnemis unifilis Single stamp from Scott Brazil #3068. Depicts a fish being held by two human hands. Stamp inscribed "Tucunare-fogo, Cichla mirianae" in very small print. No separate number assigned to the stamp, just to the entire s/s.


BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

54p 06 Feb 12 E. imbricata & C. caretta S/S of six stamps and three labels commemorating Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Central label has large BIOT coat-of-arms which features two turtles as supporters. No turtles on stamps. Turtles on central label only.

SC 15 10r 17 Jan 68 Geochelone gigantea Turtle is on Seychelles Coat-of-Arms. This is Scott Seychelles #212 o/p in black: "B.I.O.T."

SC 39 45c 01 Feb 71 Geochelone gigantea

SC 81 1.60r 10 Jul 75 Geochelone gigantea

SC 109 24p 08 Nov 90 E. imbricata & C. caretta Stamp shows Eretmochelys imbricata and Caretta caretta alongside B.I.O.T. Coat-of-Arms. This is a renumbering by Scott. Stamp was formerly Scott B.I.O.T. #96.

SC 181 20p 02 Sep 96 Caretta caretta Swimming underwater.

SC 182 24p 02 Sep 96 Dermochelys coriacea Adult on beach.

SC 183 30p 02 Sep 96 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming underwater.

SC 184 56p 02 Sep 96 Chelonia mydas Female nesting on beach. Open nest w/ eggs in background.

SC 243 Various 06 Feb 02 E. imbricata & C. caretta S/S w/ five stamps bearing various photographs of Queen Elizabeth II. Issued to commemorate 50th year of her reign. Sheet inscribed "Golden Jubilee". Common Design type. Turtles on B.I.O.T Coat-of-Arms in lower right selvedge. No turtles on stamps.

SC 254 1.90pnds 03 Oct 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp inscribed "10th Anniversary of Friends of the Chagos/Reef Fish". Bottom selvedge has a circular logo w/ a turtle and the inscription "Friends of the Chagos". No turtle on stamp. Date also reported as 23 Oct 02.

SC 290 26p 14 Feb 05 Chelonia mydas Hatchling green turtle on beach, facing left. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 291 26p 14 Feb 05 Eretmochelys imbricata Two hatchling hawksbill turtles on beach, at water's edge. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 292 34p 14 Feb 05 Eretmochelys imbricata Head of adult hawksbill turtle, facing right. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 293 34p 14 Feb 05 Chelonia mydas Head of adult green turtle, facing left. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 294 76p 14 Feb 05 Eretmochelys imbricata Dorsal view of adult hawksbill turtle swimming. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 295 1.10pnds 14 Feb 05 Chelonia mydas Lateral view of adult green turtle swimming to left. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 296 1.70pnds 14 Feb 05 Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp which depicts adult green turtle swimming. Border of sheet shows Turtle Cove. Date also reported as 31 Jan 05.

SC 316 34p 08 Nov 05 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of eight 34p stamps which form a single under-water and above-water panorama. Sheet inscribed in lower margin: "1965 - 2005; 40th Anniversary; 8th Nov 2005; British Indian Ocean Territory". Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 316 h 34p Nov 2005 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott B.I.O.T. #316. Turtle swimming to left under water. Stamp inscribed "40th Anniversary".

SC 331 54p 23 Jul 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle Head of Charles Darwin and beach w/ turtle, trees and birds. Issued for the 125th anniversary of Darwin's death.

SC 334 90p July 2007 Chelonia mydas Three turtles swimming underwater. Issued for the 125th anniversary of Darwin's death.

SC 341 Various 30 Jan 08 Chelonia mydas S/S of six stamps depicting various species of damselfishes. Turtle in margin, in upper right corner of sheet. Margin of sheet inscribed "Marine Life, Part 4", "Damselfishes" and "IYOR" (International Year of the Reef).

SC 392 1.72pnds 05 Oct 09 Turtle Cove A view of a cove called Turtle Cove. This stamp was issued as part of a twelve value s/s and as a sheet of singles.

SC 393 2.64pnds 05 Oct 09 Eretmochelys imbricata One turtle on beach, facing right and two turtles in water. This stamp was issued as a part of a twelve value s/s and also as a sheet of singles.

SC 394 a Various 05 Oct 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of twelve stamps containing Scott BIOT #383-394. Scott BIOT #392 depicts a turtle and #393 depicts a cove named Turtle Cove.

SC 424 a 54p 01 Mar 11 E. imbricata & C. caretta S/S of six stamps and three labels commemorating a lifetime of service by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Central label has large BIOT coat-of-arms which features two turtles as supporters. No turtles on stamps. Turtles on central label only.


BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See VIRGIN ISLANDS

20c 29 Mar 10 Chelonia mydas Close-up photograph of juvenile turtle's head, swimming left, underwater. Inscribed "CORAL REEFS" in large, bold letters.

SC 1104 $1 27 Mar 09 Trachemys scripta elegans Adult male on ground facing camera. From set commemorating the J.R. O'Neal Botanic Gardens.


BRUNEI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

* Unknown Chelonia mydas Aerogramme w/ photo of turtle on beach in rectangle and large, faint photo of swimming turtle in background behind sender's name and address. * There is no denomination specified but the imprinted "stamp" says "Brunei Darussalam" and "Postage Paid".

SC 563 30s 16 Nov 00 3 Species of Sea Turtles Strip of three 30s stamps. One turtle on each stamp.

SC 563 a 30s 16 Nov 00 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from strip of three. Small picture of Sultan in upper right corner.

SC 563 b 30s 16 Nov 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp from strip of three. Small picture of Sultan in upper right corner.

SC 563 c 30s 16 Nov 00 Lepidochelys olivacea Single stamp from strip of three. Small picture of Sultan in upper right corner.


BULGARIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

18s 1999? See Description Column Postal stationery (light blue envelope) w/ one unidentified tortoise & one unidentified freshwater turtle in cachet. Imprinted stamp shows a hot air balloon & a post horn, but no turtle. An envelope w/ a cancelled stamp has a date of 08.10.1999 on the cancellation mark. It is unknown whether this is a FDC or not.

SC 4093 10s 08 Oct 99 Testudo graeca Drawing of adult facing right. Scott Stamp Monthly (Jan 2000 issue) incorrectly gives denom. as 8s.

SC 4094 18s 08 Oct 99 Emys orbicularis Drawing of adult facing left.

SC 4095 30s 08 Oct 99 Testudo hermanni Drawing of adult facing left.

SC 4096 60s 08 Oct 99 Mauremys caspica Drawing of adult facing left.

SC 4446 0.45s 06 Jul 07 Unidentified Tortoise Main design feature is a large plant but there is a small tortoise in the lower right corner of the stamp. The tortoise may be Testudo graeca.

SC 4481 Various 21 Jul 08 Mauremys caspica rivulata S/S of two stamps (one w/ wild canine & pups, the other w/ an eagle on a branch). Turtle in lower right corner of sheet. No turtles on stamps.


BURKINA FASO


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

150fr 1995 Stylized Tortoise s/s w/ Burkina Faso Scott 1010 on it. Additional stylized tortoise in border.

SC 701 150fr 20 Jun 85 Kinixys erosa

SC 1010 150fr 1995 Stylized Tortoise Scene from movie "Rabi" w/ two actors and turtle. Commemorates 100th Anniv. of the cinema.

SC 1010 a 150fr 1995 Stylized Tortoise s/s containing one Scott Burkino Faso #1010. Besides the tortoise on the stamp, the selvedge depicts a boy holding a turtle that may be a young sea turtle. Scott formerly listed this sheet as #1010a but they now list it as a footnote to #1010. There is no longer a #1010a.

SC 1021 1500f 1995 Geochelone sulcata Imperf. sheets have a line drawing of a turtle in selvedge in addition to turtle on stamp. Tortoise ID not 100% certain.


BURUNDI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 2011 Four Species Mini sheetlet of four stamps, each w/ a different turtle. Top margin of sheet inscribed "Faune du monde". Each stamp inscribed w/ a scientific name but they are the names of finches, not the depicted turtles.

100f 2011 Chrysemys picta Adult on land facing right. Right margin of stamp inscribed "Carduelis carduelis" which is the name of the European Goldfinch.

200f 2011 Graptemys oculifera Adult on land facing left. Right margin of stamp inscribed "Taeniopygia guttata" which is the name of the Zebra Finch.

300f 2011 Pseudemys rubiventris Adult on land facing right. Right margin of stamp inscribed "Erythrura gouldiae" which is the name of the Gouldian Finch.

400f 2011 Terrapene carolina Adult on land facing left. Right margin of stamp inscribed "Carduelis tristis" which is the name of the American Goldfinch.

1020f 2011 Pelusios sinuatus One individual facing three-quarters left w/ head and neck fully extended. From set of four turtle stamps. Similar to a stamp on a s/s issued in 2011 but w/ a different picture of the turtle and a different denomination.

1120f 2011 Stigmochelys pardalis One individual facing three-quarters left. From set of four turtle stamps. Similar to a stamp on a s/s issued in 2011 but w/ a different picture of the tortoise and a different denomination.

3000f 2011 Pelomedusa subrufa One individualfacing three-quarters left w/ head, neck and legs partly retracted. From set of four turtle stamps. Similar to a stamp on a s/s issued in 2011 but w/ a different picture of the turtle.

3000f 2011 Pelusios subniger One individual facing three-quarters left. From set of four turtle stamps. Similar to a stamp on a s/s issued in 2011 but w/ a different picture of the turtle and a different denomination.

Various 2011 Four Species S/S of four stamps depicting the same four species of turtles that appear on a set of four issued in 2011 but with different pictures of those species. Species depicted are: Stigmochelys pardalis (1000f), Pelusios subniger (1020f), Pelomedusa subrufa (3000f) and Pelusios sinuatus (3000f). Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Les Tortues du Burundi". Large pictures of the same four species are shown in the four corners of the sheet in addition to the pictures on the stamps.

1000f 2011 Stigmochelys pardalis One individual walking to right. Similar to stamp in set of four issued in 2011, but w/ a different picture of the tortoise and a different denomination.

1020f 2011 Pelusios subniger One individual facing left w/ head and neck partially withdrawn. Similar to stamp in set of four issued in 2011, but w/ a different picture of the turtle and a different denomination.

3000f 2011 Pelomedusa subrufa One individual facing almost directly toward viewer. Similar to stamp in set of four issued in 2011, but w/ a different picture of the turtle.

3000f 2011 Pelusios sinuatus One individual basking on log, facing left. Similar to stamp in set of four issued in 2011, but w/ a different picture of the turtle and a different denomination.

SC 524 11fr 14 Sep 77 Stylized Turtle Block of four stamps, including Burundi #524d.

SC 524 d 11fr 14 Sep 77 Stylized Turtle The turtle is from a fairy tale, and appears on this stamp as a minor part of the design.


CAICOS ISLANDS

Listed at end of TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS in the Scott Catalog.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 14 10c 06 Jun 83 Eretmochelys imbricata


CAMBODIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 422 0.80r 28 Jun 83 Aspideretes hurum Listed by SG and MI under KAMPUCHEA.

SC 426 3r 28 Jun 83 Malayemys subtrijuga Species name from BIO-PHILATELY 43(1) p. 32. Listed by SG and MI under KAMPUCHEA.

SC 805 0.20r 09 Sep 87 Geochelone gigantea Listed by SG and MI under KAMPUCHEA.

SC 908 1r 07 Nov 88 Terrapene c. carolina The turtle depicted is a male. Listed by SG and MI under KAMPUCHEA.

SC 1765 200r 08 Nov 98 Platysternon megacephalum Climbing over a tree branch.

SC 1766 500r 08 Nov 98 Chelonia mydas Adult on beach.

SC 1767 900r 08 Nov 98 Trionyx spinifera On land, facing left.

SC 1768 1000r 08 Nov 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Ventral view of swimming adult.

SC 1769 1500r 08 Nov 98 Geochelone gigantea Anterior half of animal. Facing left. Turtle is identified on the stamp as "Megalochelys gigantea".

SC 1770 4000r 08 Nov 98 Dermochelys coriacea Adult on beach.

SC 1771 5400r 08 Nov 98 Chelus fimbriatus s/s w/ young individual on land. Additional illustrations in selvedge, showing method of capturing fish by "inhaling" them.

SC 1917 200r 2000 Cuora amboinensis Photo of turtle plus turtle figurine. For Bangkok 2000.

SC 1918 500r 2000 Cuora flavomarginata Photo of turtle plus turtle figurine. For Bangkok 2000.

SC 1919 900r 2000 Geoemyda spengleri Photo of turtle plus turtle figurine. For Bangkok 2000.

SC 1920 1000r 2000 Manouria impressa Photo of turtle plus turtle figurine. For Bangkok 2000.

SC 1921 1500r 2000 Chinemys reevesii Photo of turtle plus turtle figurine. For Bangkok 2000.

SC 1922 4000r 2000 Heosemys spinosa Photo of turtle plus turtle figurine. For Bangkok 2000.

SC 1923 4500r 2000 Hieremys annandalei S/S w/ photo of turtle on stamp plus Turtle Temple of Wat-Po in Bangkok, in selvedge of sheet. For Bangkok 2000.


CAMEROUN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 692 50fr 20 Jul 81 Kinixys belliana


CANADA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See Comm 2004 Terrapene carolina Personalized stamps w/ two different designs, made w/ customer-supplied photographs on them. At least two such stamps have been produced w/ turtles on them. See Appendix VI for images of these stamps. Stamps inscribed "Domestic Postage Paid" but no numerical value appears. At the time of issue they were worth 50c, the domestic letter rate.

50c 2004 Trachemys scripta elegans Personalized stamp w/ customer-supplied photograph in center as main design element. As least one such stamp has been produced w/ a turtle on it. See Appendix VI for an image of this stamp.

61c 11 May 12 Cartoon Turtle S/S of four stamps, each w/ a scene featuring Franklin, a cartoon turtle featured in popular Canadian children's books (in the French language versions of the books, Franklin is known as Benjamin). A booklet of 12 stamps was also issued, featuring the same four stamps that are on the s/s.

61c 11 May 12 Cartoon Turtle Franklin the Turtle and a beaver holding a teddy bear. One of the stamps on the sheet of four.

61c 11 May 12 Cartoon Turtle Franklin the Turtle holding a baby turtle. One of the stamps on the sheet of four.

61c 11 May 12 Cartoon Turtle Franklin the Turtle and a snail in a toy airplane made from a wooden crate. One of the stamps on the sheet of four.

61c 11 May 12 Cartoon Turtle Franklin the Turtle, a bear and a dog feeding a goldfish in a bowl. One of the stamps on the sheet of four.

SC 578 10c 17 Sep 76 Chelydra serpentina This stamp depicts an Indian rattle made from a snapping turtle shell.

SC 813 17c 10 Apr 79 Apalone spinifera

SC 885 17c 24 Apr 81 Stylized Turtle The turtle is small and in the upper right corner of the stamp. Main design is sculpture of Kateri Tekakwitha ("Lily of the Mohawks") by Emile Brunet.

SC 2229 52c 01 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea Sheet of four endangered species plus four labels, including a right whale, a northern cricket frog, a leatherback turtle and a white sturgeon. Turtle on one stamp and one label. Canada Post originally announced that these stamps would be issued in April 07 but later, on their web site, they changed the issue date to October 07.

SC 2229 d 52c 01 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Canada #2229. Inscribed "Leatherback Turtle" and "Tortue Luth". Canada Post originally announced that these stamps would be issued on April 07 but later, on their web site, they changed the issue date to October 07.

SC 2233 52c 01 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea Single self-adhesive, die-cut stamp from booklet w/ design identical to Scott Canada #2229d. Canada Post originally announced that these stamps would be issued in April 07 but later, on their web site, they changed the issue date to October 07.

SC 2233 a 52c 01 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea Block of four stamps from booklet. Canada Post originally announced that these stamps would be issued in April 07 but later, on their web site, they changed the issue date to October 07.

SC 2233 b 52c 01 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea Booklet pane consisting of two Scott Canada #2233a. Canada Post originally announced that these stamps would be issued in April 07 but later, on their web site, they changed the issue date to October 07.


CAPE VERDE ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 569 50c 17 May 90 Chelonia mydas Head of turtle only.

SC 570 1e 17 May 90 Dermochelys coriacea Head of turtle only.

SC 571 5e 17 May 90 Lepidochelys olivacea Head of turtle only.

SC 572 10e 17 May 90 Caretta caretta Head of turtle only.

SC 573 42e 17 May 90 Eretmochelys imbricata Head of turtle only.

SC 594 10e 23 Apr 91 Unidentified Sea Turtle Stamp shows fisherman butchering an unidentified sea turtle.

SC 783 10e 09 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Adults mating in water. Inscribed "Fauna maritima - tartaruga IIa edicao".

SC 784 20e 09 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Female depositing eggs in nest. Inscribed "Fauna maritima - tartaruga IIa edicao".

SC 785 30e 09 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Two hatchlings emerging from nest. Inscribed "Fauna maritima - tartaruga IIa edicao".

SC 786 60e 09 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Five hatchlings crossing beach towards surf. Inscribed "Fauna maritima - tartaruga IIa edicao".

SC 787 100e 09 Sep 02 Caretta caretta Adult swimming left underwater, w/ fish. Inscribed "Fauna maritima - tartaruga IIa edicao".

SC 788 100e 09 Sep 02 Caretta caretta S/S w/ one stamp. Adult on beach facing right. Inscribed "Fauna maritima - tartaruga IIa edicao".


CAYMAN ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

10c Chelonia mydas Same as Scott #298 w/ inverted water mark.

40c Chelonia mydas Same as Scott #299 w/ inverted water mark.

20c 26 Jan 07 Unknown at this time "Greetings" booklet of ten 20c stamps w/ turtle for "hello".

20c 26 Jan 07 Unknown at this time Individual stamp from booklet of ten.

$20 26 Jan 07 Unknown at this time Pane of six se-tenant $20 "greetings" stamps. Turtle on one for "hello". Panes of six se-tenant 25c stamps, 50c stamps, 75c stamps, 80c stamps and $1 stamps w/ the same designs as the $25 stamps were issued the same day.

$20 26 Jan 07 Unknown at this time Individual stamp from se-tenant pane of six. Panes of six se-tenant 25c stamps, 50c stamps, 75c stamps, 80c stamps and $1 stamps w/ the same designs as the $25 stamps were issued the same day.

HG FG 20 15c Cartoon Turtle Aerogramme w/ small "Sir Turtle" logo on tail of jet airplane. Denom. is on imprinted stamp.

HG FG 21 20c 1993 Unidentified Sea Turtle Aerogramme w/ turtle's head on stamp and on cachet. All printing on envelope is green. Design on the imprinted stamp is identical to Scott Cayman Islands 666a, but the color and denom. differ.

HG FG 22 25c 1993 Unidentified Sea Turtle Aerogramme w/ turtle's head on stamp and on cachet. All printing on stamp is pinkish purple. Design on the imprinted stamp is identical to Scott Cayman Islands 666a, but the color and denom. differ.

HG FG 23 25c 1997 Various Sea Turtles Postal Stationery (Aerogramme) w/ four turtles as follows: (1) turtle on coat-of-arms on stamp, (2) turtle on coat-of-arms on flag on cachet, (3) turtle logo on tail of airplane on cachet, and (4) large picture of turtle on cachet. The stamp printed on this stationery is identical to Scott Cayman Islands 724, except that the stamp on the stationery is slightly larger in both dimensions.

SC 69 0.25p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 70 0.50p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 71 1p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 72 1.5p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 73 2p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 74 2.5p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 75 3p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 76 6p 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 77 1sh 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 78 2sh 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 79 5sh 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 80 10sh 05 Dec 32 C. mydas & E. imbricata Chelonia mydas is on the left and Eretmochelys imbricata is on the right.

SC 90 2.5p 01 Jan 36 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 92 6p 01 Jan 36 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 95 5sh 01 May 35 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 104 2p 16 Jul 43 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle on beach w/ palm trees. Same as #104a but perf. 12.5.

SC 104 a 2p 05 May 38 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle on beach w/ palm trees. Same as #104 but perf. 11.5 x 13.

SC 107 6p 1943 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle on beach w/ palm trees. Same as #107a but perf. 12.5.

SC 107 a 6p 1938 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle on beach w/ palm trees. Same as #107 but perf. 11.5 x 13.

SC 111 10sh 1938 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle on beach w/ palm trees. Same as #111a but perf. 12.5.

SC 111 a 10sh 1943 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle on beach w/ palm trees. Same as #111 but perf. 14.

SC 124 1p 02 Oct 50 Chelonia mydas

SC 131 1sh 02 Oct 50 Turtle "Crawl" Stamp depicts a turtle "crawl", (a pen for holding sea turtles).

SC 137 1p 07 Jul 54 Chelonia mydas

SC 145 1sh 21 Feb 55 Turtle "Crawl" Stamp depicts a turtle "crawl", (a pen for holding sea turtles).

SC 149 1 pound 06 Jan 59 C. mydas & E. imbricata

SC 151 2.5 poun 04 Jul 59 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on the Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 152 1sh 04 Jul 59 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on the Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 159 4p 28 Nov 62 Chelonia mydas

SC 166 10sh 28 Nov 62 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on the Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 194 6p 01 Dec 67 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 223 10sh 05 Jun 69 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on the Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 240 $1 08 Sep 69 Unidentified Sea Turtle Scott Cayman Islands #223 o/p in black: "C-DAY 8th September 1969" plus the new denomination of $1.

SC 275 $1 08 Sep 70 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle is on the Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 283 5c 28 Jan 71 Trachemys stejnegeri Diamond shaped stamp.

SC 284 7c 28 Jan 71 Chelonia mydas Diamond shaped stamp.

SC 285 12c 28 Jan 71 Eretmochelys imbricata Diamond shaped stamp.

SC 286 20c 28 Jan 71 Sea Turtle Farm Diamond shaped stamp.

SC 297 2c 10 Jan 72 Chelonia mydas

SC 298 10c 10 Jan 72 Chelonia mydas

SC 299 40c 10 Jan 72 Chelonia mydas

SC 303 a 15 Aug 72 Unidentified Sea Turtle s/s w/ turtle in Cayman Coat-of-Arms in border of sheet.

SC 304 12c 20 Nov 72 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 305 30c 20 Nov 72 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 308 15c 15 Jan 73 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle is on a 10c coin pictured on the stamp.

SC 309 a 15c 15 Jan 73 Eretmochelys imbricata s/s w/ #308 on it, plus another sea turtle on Coat-of-Arms in border of sheet.

SC 335 6c 01 Aug 74 Chelonia mydas Blackbeard, the Pirate, standing on beach w/ one foot on turtle.

SC 344 $1 01 Aug 74 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is on Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 344 a $1 19 Oct 77 Unidentified Sea Turtle Same as #344, but issued at a later date and w/ a different watermark.

SC 347 c $1.00 30 Jul 80 Unidentified Sea Turtle Similar to Scott Cayman Islands #344 & 344a, but slightly smaller and w/ different watermark.

SC 372 * 10c 29 May 76 Stylized Turtle Sheet of five Cayman Islands 372's w/ turtle in selvedge. * Sheet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned. No turtles on individual stamps.

SC 373 * 15c 29 May 76 Stylized Turtle Sheet of five Cayman Islands 373's w/ turtle in selvedge. * Sheet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned. No turtles on individual stamps.

SC 374 * 20c 29 May 76 Stylized Turtle Sheet of five Cayman Island 374's w/ turtle in selvedge. * Sheet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned. No turtles on individual stamps.

SC 375 * 25c 29 May 76 Stylized Turtle Sheet of five Cayman Island 375's w/ turtle in selvedge. * Sheet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned. No turtles on individual stamps.

SC 376 * 30c 29 May 76 Stylized Turtle Sheet of five Cayman Island 376's w/ turtle in selvedge. * Sheet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned. No turtles on individual stamps.

SC 376 a Various 29 May 76 Stylized Turtle s/s w/ 5 stamps and a label commemorating U.S. bicentennial. Turtle is in border of sheet.

SC 423 15c 05 Feb 79 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on Coat-of-Arms on tail of airplane.

SC 425 30c 05 Feb 79 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on Coat-of-Arms on tail of airplane.

SC 428 20c 15 Aug 79 C. mydas & E. imbricata This stamp pictures another stamp (Cayman Islands #149) which has the turtles on it.

SC 461 $2 09 Dec 80 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is on Cayman Coat-of-Arms. No date imprint on this stamp.

SC 461 a $2 14 Jun 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle Same as Cayman Islands #461 but inscribed "1982". This stamp was originally listed by Scott, then it was later relegated to footnote status, and now it has been relisted.

SC 461 c $2 1985 Unidentified Sea Turtle Same as Cayman Islands #461 but inscribed "1985". Month and day of issue not listed by Scott.

SC 470 50c 16 Jun 81 Trachemys stejnegeri The subspecies of the turtle pictured is "granti".

SC 498 3c 09 Nov 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is on Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 500 20c 09 Nov 82 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is on Cayman Coat-of-Arms.

SC 509 a 15 Feb 83 Unidentified Sea Turtle s/s w/ turtle in Coat-of-Arms in border of sheet.

SC 511 15c 14 Mar 83 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on Coat-of-Arms on flag. Inscribed "Commonwealth Day 1983".

SC 555 5c 21 Apr 86 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cayman Coat-of-Arms on se-tenant tab in gutter between gutter pairs. No turtle on stamp.

SC 556 10c 21 Apr 86 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cayman Coat-of-Arms on se-tenant tab in gutter between gutter pairs. No turtle on stamp.

SC 557 25c 21 Apr 86 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cayman Coat-of-Arms on se-tenant tab in gutter between gutter pairs. No turtle on stamp.

SC 558 50c 21 Apr 86 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cayman Coat-of-Arms on se-tenant tab in gutter between gutter pairs. No turtle on stamp.

SC 559 $1 21 Apr 86 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cayman Coat-of-Arms on se-tenant tab in gutter between gutter pairs. No turtle on stamp.

SC 643 80c 11 Dec 91 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on Coat-of-Arms.

SC 666 15c 30 Sep 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle Se-tenant strip of five different stamps (all 15c). One depicts a sea turtle and yachts.

SC 666 a 15c 30 Sep 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle This is the single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott Cayman Islands #666.

SC 667 30c 30 Sep 93 Cartoon Turtle Se-tenant strip of five different stamps (all 30c). One depicts a cartoon turtle w/ a scarf, on the tail of an airplane.

SC 667 a 30c 30 Sep 93 Cartoon Turtle This is the single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott Cayman Islands #667.

SC 667 f 15 & 30c 30 Sep 93 See * Booklet pane of 10 stamps; Scott Cayman Islands #666a-e & #667a-e. * Unidentified Sea Turtle and Cartoon Turtle on different stamps.

SC 677 5c 22 Feb 94 Unidentified Sea Turtle Flag w/ large Cayman Coat-of-Arms on it. Turtle is easily visible to the naked eye.

SC 693 10c 28 Feb 95 Chelonia mydas Three hatchlings.

SC 694 20c 28 Feb 95 Lepidochelys kempii Rear view of adult.

SC 695 25c 28 Feb 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Dorsal view of adult.

SC 696 30c 28 Feb 95 Dermochelys coriacea Head-on view of adult.

SC 697 $1.30 28 Feb 95 Caretta caretta Ventral view of adult.

SC 698 $2.00 28 Feb 95 Lepidochelys olivacea Two adults.

SC 698 a 28 Feb 95 6 Species of Sea Turtles s/s w/ Scott Cayman Is. 693-698. Additional sea turtles in margin of sheet.

SC 703 $2 1995 Cartoon Turtle M/S w/ running tortoise in margin. Issued for Carifta Games.

SC 723 20c 26 Sep 96 Cartoon Turtle Turtle on tail of airplane (logo w/ red hair and scarf). Formerly listed (incorrectly) as having a 10c denom.

SC 724 25c 26 Sep 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on Coat-of-Arms.

SC 727 60c 26 Sep 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle Children at Cayman Turtle Farm. Turtles visible in tank.

SC 730 $1.00 26 Sep 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on national flag.

SC 732 $4.00 26 Sep 96 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle on Coat-of-Arms. Coat-of-Arms is primary design feature.

SC 774 $2 June 1999 Simplistic Sea Turtle Child's drawing of three fish and a turtle. Inscribed "Vision 2008".

SC 802 10c 25 Aug 00 Chelonia mydas Silhouette of turtle swimming to right. From four-value Wildlife Heritage Issue.

SC 843 $1.00 22 Jan 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle American and Cayman Is. flags and Statue of Liberty. Inscribed "In Remembrance, 11th September 2001". Sea turtle on Coat-of-Arms on Cayman flag.

SC 848 Various 06 Feb 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ five stamps bearing various photographs of Queen Elizabeth II. Issued to commemorate 50th year of her reign. Sheet inscribed "Golden Jubilee". Common Design type. Turtle on Cayman Coat-of-Arms in lower right selvedge. No turtles on stamps.

SC 852 30c 09 Mar 02 Cartoon Turtle Snoopy and Boeing 737 aircraft. "Sir Turtle", the cartoon pirate logo of Cayman Airways is shown on the tail of the aircraft. The same stamp is part of a set of six and also appears on Scott Cayman #854a.

SC 854 a Various 09 Mar 02 Cartoon Turtle S/S die cut in shape of a valise and containing six stamps of varying denoms. Turtle is "Sir Turtle" the cartoon logo of Cayman Airways and he appears on the margin of this sheet on a luggage tag and also on one of the stamps on the tail of a Boeing 737. Sheet inscribed "A Fantastic Cayman Vacation".

SC 870 30c 08 Nov 02 Cartoon Turtle "Sir Turtle" logo on the tail of a B-737 airplane. 50th Anniv. of aviation in the Cayman Is.

SC 885 15c 24 Jul 03 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings emerging from eggs. Inscribed "Flora & Fauna - Turtle Hatchlings". This stamp is part of a set and also appears on a s/s of twelve stamps.

SC 887 20c 24 Jul 03 Chelonia mydas Sea turtle in foreground watching Colombus' ship approach. Inscribed "History & Politics - Colombus 1503". This stamp is part of a set and also appears on a s/s of twelve stamps.

SC 896 a Various 24 Jul 03 Chelonia mydas S/S of twelve stamps commemorating the 500th Anniv. of Colombus' arrival at the Cayman Islands. Turtles on two stamps plus one in the margin on large, prominent coat-of-arms.

SC 962 25c 18 Jul 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming right underwater. Inscribed "Hawksbill Turtle". Denomination in lower right corner. From set of five marine life stamps. Stamp w/ white margins.

SC 967 Various 18 Jul 06 Eretmochelys imbricata S/S of five different stamps. Contains one turtle stamp similar to Scott Cayman Islands #962 but w/o white margins. Sheet inscribed "Cayman's Aquatic Treasures".

SC 967 a 25c 18 Jul 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Individual stamp from Scott Cayman Islands #967. Similar to Scott Cayman Islands #962 but w/o white margins. From "Cayman's Aquatic Treasures" issue.

SC 968 25c 18 Jul 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Individual self adhesive stamp from Scott Cayman Islands #968a. Same design as Scott Cayman Islands #962 but the booklet stamps are smaller and the denomination is in the lower left corner instead of the lower right corner. From "Cayman's Aquatic Treasures" issue.

SC 968 a 25c 18 Jul 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Booklet pane of ten identical 25c adhesive stamps, w/ same design as Scott Cayman Islands #962 but booklet stamps are smaller and have denomination in lower left corner. From "Cayman's Aquatic Treasures" issue.

SC 1010 20c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheetlet of six 20c greetings stamps. Silhouettes of three sea turtles on one.

SC 1010 a 20c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Palm tree along left margin and silhouettes of three sea turtles in upper right quadrant of stamp. Inscribed "Hello". Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott Cayman Islands #1010.

SC 1011 25c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheetlet of six 25c greetings stamps. Silhouettes of three sea turtles on one.

SC 1011 a 25c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Palm tree along left margin and silhouettes of three sea turtles in upper right quadrant of stamp. Inscribed "Hello". Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott Cayman Islands #1011.

SC 1012 50c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheetlet of six 50c greetings stamps. Silhouettes of three sea turtles on one.

SC 1012 a 50c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Palm tree along left margin and silhouettes of three sea turtles in upper right quadrant of stamp. Inscribed "Hello". Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott Cayman Islands #1012.

SC 1013 75c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheetlet of six 75c greetings stamps. Silhouettes of three sea turtles on one.

SC 1013 a 75c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Palm tree along left margin and silhouettes of three sea turtles in upper right quadrant of stamp. Inscribed "Hello". Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott Cayman Islands #1013.

SC 1014 80c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheetlet of six 80c greetings stamps. Silhouettes of three sea turtles on one.

SC 1014 a 80c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Palm tree along left margin and silhouettes of three sea turtles in upper right quadrant of stamp. Inscribed "Hello". Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott Cayman Islands #1014.

SC 1015 $1 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheetlet of six $1 greetings stamps. Silhouettes of three sea turtles on one.

SC 1015 a $1 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Palm tree along left margin and silhouettes of three sea turtles in upper right quadrant of stamp. Inscribed "Hello". Individual stamp w/ turtles from Scott Cayman Islands #1015.

SC 1016 20c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtles Serpentine die-cut stamp from booklet w/ same design as Scott Cayman Islands #1010a. Self adhesive stamps.

SC 1016 a 20c 05 Feb 08 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet pane of ten Scott Cayman Islands #1016. Self adhesive stamp.

SC 1053 a Various 23 Sep 09 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of three different stamps, each inscribed "Equality Through Democracy". Large Cayman coat-of-arms in sheet margin w/ turtle readily discernable to the naked eye. Issued for the 50th Anniversary of women's suffrage and the 50th anniversary of the Cayman constitution.

SC 1075 20c 31 Aug 11 Unidentified Sea Turtle Men in a catboat catching a sea turtle. From set of six stamps highlighting the cultural role of catboats in the Cayman Islands.

SG 122 b 6p 1947 Eretmochelys imbricata Identical to Scott Cayman #107a (SG Cayman #122) except that this stamp is "brownish-olive", while Scott 107a is "olive-green". Perf. 11.5 x 13. Not listed by Scott.

SG 318 a 30c 20 Nov 72 Eretmochelys imbricata This is a "blue omitted" variety of Scott Cayman Islands #305 (SG #318). The omission of the blue color results in the Duke's suit appearing sepia, instead of deep blue, as it does in the normal color variety.

SG 875 20c 05 Feb 99 Cartoon Turtle Scott Cayman Islands 723 imprinted w/ a small "1999" at the bottom.

SG 877 60c 05 Feb 99 Unidentified Sea Turtle Scott Cayman Islands 727 imprinted w/ a small "1999" at the bottom.


CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Also referred to as CENTRAL AFRICA.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

650f 2011 Chelonia mydas S/S of three 650f stamps, all depicting cone shells. Two large green turtles in margin of sheet. No turtles on stamps; in sheet margin only.

SC 976 15fr 25 Jan 91 Unidentified Tortoise Small turtle on ground, next to foot of man holding stop sign. Bottom selvedge inscribed "Protection de la Faune".

SC 977 60fr 25 Jan 91 Unidentified Tortoise Small turtle on ground, next to foot of man holding stop sign. Bottom selvedge inscribed "Protection de la Faune".

SC 1387 450f 12 Jul 01 Pelomedusa subrufra One individual swimming to right w/ a few sparse aquatic plants in foreground. Stamp inscribed "Pelomeduse Roussatre".

SC 1394 350f 12 Jul 01 Chelydra serpentina Pane 1 of two panes of six 350f stamps issued this date. All depict reptiles or amphibians. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1394 e 350f 12 Jul 01 Chelydra serpentina Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Central Africa #1394.

SC 1395 350f 12 Jul 01 Two Freshwater Species Pane 2 of two panes of six se-tenant 350f stamps issued this date. Each depicts a reptile or an amphibian. Turtles on two stamps only. Turtles are Apalone spinifera and Trachemys scripta elegans. They are identified on the stamps as "Trionix (sic) epinelix" and "Tortue d'etang" respectively.

SC 1395 a 350f 12 Jul 01 Apalone spinifera One of the single stamps w/ turtles from Scott Central Africa #1395. Inscribed "Trionix Epineux".

SC 1395 e 350f 12 Jul 01 Trachemys scripta elegans One of the single stamps w/ turtles from Scott Central Africa #1395. Inscribed "Tortue D'Etang".

SC 1445 390f 23 Dec 02 Six Species of Turtles S/S of three stamps w/ a different sea turtle on each, plus three sea turtles and one Macroclemys temminckii in lower margin. Lions Club and Rotary Club emblems on each stamp and in lower margin of sheet.

SC 1445 a 390f 23 Dec 02 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming up and left. From Scott Central Africa #1445. Shows Lions Club and Rotary Club emblems.

SC 1445 b 390f 23 Dec 02 Lepidochelys olicvacea Adult swimming up and left. From Scott Central Africa #1445. Shows Lions Club and Rotary Club emblems.

SC 1445 c 390f 23 Dec 02 Natator depressa Adult swimming up and right. From Scott Central Africa #1445. Shows Lions Club and Rotary Club emblems.

SC B 5 20fr+5fr 09 Feb 71 Cartoon Tortoise

SC B 6 30+10fr 09 Feb 71 Cartoon Tortoise


CHAD


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

450f 2008 Various Sea Turtles Sheet of nine 450f stamps, all w/ undersea scenes. Turtles on stamps in d, h and i positions. Jules Verne in lower left corner of sheet and Jacques Cousteau in lower right corner. Swimmer Hayden Hirsch on stamp in e position.

450f 2008 Eretmochelys imbricata Close-up of face of SCUBA diver and head of turtle, looking at each other. Individual stamp from d position on sheet of nine w/ Jules Verne and Jacque Cousteau.

450f 2008 Chelonia mydas SCUBA diver hanging onto carapace of turtle. Individual stamp from h position on sheet of nine w/ Jules Verne and Jacque Cousteau.

450f 2008 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming turtle in foreground w/ shadowy outline of SCUBA diver in background. Individual stamp from i position on sheet of nine w/ Jules Verne and Jacque Cousteau.

300f 2010 Six Different Turtles S/S of six 300f stamps, each w/ a different turtle against an essentially white background. Parts of other turtles in margins of sheet. Upper margin inscribed "Tortues".

300f 2010 Caretta caretta One individual swimming down and to right. From sheet of six issued in 2010.

300f 2010 Chelonia mydas Semi-ventral view of one individual swimming up and to right. From sheet of six issued in 2010.

300f 2010 Malacochersus tornieri One individual on land facing right. From sheet of six issued in 2010.

300f 2010 Chelydra serpentina One individual on land facing left. From sheet of six issued in 2010.

300f 2010 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual on land facing left. From sheet of six issued in 2010.

300f 2010 Dermochelys coriacea Dorsal view of one individual swimming right. From sheet of six issued in 2010.

Various 2011 Four Different Turtles S/S of four stamps w/ a different freshwater turtle on each. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Tortues".

150f 2011 Emydura macquarii One individual facing left. From sheet of four issued in 2011.

250f 2011 Trionyx triunguis One individual facing left. From sheet of four issued in 2011.

350f 2011 Chelus fimbriatus Semi-dorsal view of one indivvidual facing left. From sheet of four issued in 2011.

450f 2011 Apalone spinifera Dorsal view of one individual facing left. From sheet of four issued in 2011.

Various 2011 Four Different Turtles S/S of four stamps, each w/ a different sea turtle. Upper margin inscribed "Tortues". Large sea turtle in background of sheet.

150f 2011 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual facing right. From sheet of four sea turtles issued in 2011.

250f 2011 Chelonia mydas One individual facing left. From sheet of four sea turtles issued in 2011.

350f 2011 Eretmochelys imbricata Dorsal view of one individual facing right. From sheet of four sea turtles issued in 2011.

450f 2011 Dermochelys coriacea One individual facing right. From sheet of four sea turtles issued in 2011.

500f 2011 Six Sea Turtle Species S/S w/ five hexangular stamps w/ a different sea turtle on each, plus an additional sea turtle (Dermocheys coriacea) in lower margin of sheet. Lower margin of sheet inscribed "Tortues marines".

500f 2011 Lepidochelys kempii Hexangular stamp w/ turtle swimming down and right. From sheet of five hexangular stamps issued in 2011.

500f 2011 Chelonia mydas Hexangular stamp w/ turtle swimming right. From sheet of five hexangular stamps issued in 2011.

500f 2011 Caretta caretta Hexangular stamp w/ turtle swimming left. From sheet of five hexangular stamps issued in 2011.

500f 2011 Eretmochelys imbricata Hexangular stamp w/ turtles swimming left. From sheet of five hexangular stamps issued in 2011.

500f 2011 Lepidochelys olivacea Hexangular stamp w/ turtle swwimming left and slightly downward. From sheet of five hexangular stamps issued in 2011.

1000f 2008 Geochelone elephantopus S/S of four stamps w/ Charles Darwin in left margin. Large photo of Galapagos tortoise on one stamp. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Galapagos".

1000f 2008 Geochelone elephantopus Individual stamp w/ turtle from 2008 sheet of four. Large photo of tortoise facing viewer w/ grass in mouth. Green, white and purple flag in upper left corner of stamp.

MK 701 300fr 29 Sep 71 Testudo sp. Turtle is in a painting by Pieter Claesz. This is the single stamp from the s/s listed by Scott as #292F (q.v.), but there is a discrepency in the issue dates.

SC 150f 1996 Unidentified Tortoises s/s w/ same two stamps that appear on Scott Chad 682. Background of sheet and margins of stamps are pale green. Stamp margins on 682 are white. This s/s is footnoted by Scott but is not assigned a separate number.

SC 292 F 300fr 01 Apr 73 Testudo sp. Small tortoise in painting by Pieter Claesz on a single stamp s/s. Issue date has also been reported to be 15 Feb 73 and 29 Sep 71. This s/s was formerly listed as Scott Chad 7306. It has been renumbered to 292F. It contains the stamp listed by Minkus as #701, but there is a discrepency in the dates, which needs to be resolved.

SC 682 150f 1996 Unidentified Tortoises Two different stamps w/ a label between them. One (682a) shows children looking at tortoises. UNICEF symbol on label and on both stamps.

SC 682 a 150f 1996 Unidentified Tortoises Single stamp w/ tortoises from Scott Chad 682.


CHERKESSIA (CHERKASSY, CERKASSY)

A Ukrainian city SE of Kiev at 49.26N, 32.04E.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

5/- 2000 Three Tortoise Species Horizontal sheetlet of three stamps w/ a photo of a tortoise on each.

5/- 2000 Geochelone sulcata Close-up view of whole animal. From horiz. sheetlet of three.

5/- 2000 Geochelone pardalis? Close-up view of entire animal. From horiz. sheetlet of three.

5/- 2000 Geochelone sulcata Tortoise walking to left w/ neck extended. From horiz. sheetlet of three. Denomination extremely difficult to see in upper left corner.

5/- 2000 Three Chelonian Species Vertical sheetlet of three stamps, each w/ a photo of a different chelonian.

5/- 2000 Emys orbicularis Adult on land facing right. From vert. sheetlet of three.

5/- 2000 Unidentified Tortoise Close-up of head and forelegs. From vert. sheetlet of three.

5/- 2000 Cuora trifasciata? Adult on land facing right. From vert. sheetlet of three.


CHILE


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 452 200e 05 Sep 74 Stone carving of turtle Block of 4 w/ a carved stone turtle from Easter Island on one stamp.

SC 452 a 200e 05 Sep 74 Stone carving of turtle This is the single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott #452.


CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

60 1999 Unidentified Plastron Postal card w/ stamp printed directly on it. Both stamp & cachet depict ancient bone fragment and plastron used for divination. Bone fragment and plastron inscribed w/ Chinese characters.

80 06 Nov 05 Cartoon Turtles Sheet of 12 identical stamps and 10 labels. Labels MAY be available for personalization but the default pictures on the labels all show children in various activities. Two labels show children at the beach w/ cartoon turtles. Issued for International Children's Day. Design on all 12 stamps consists of 12 red circles, each containing a cartoon human figure and an animal (representing the Chinese signs of the zodiac?). The stamps are Scott China, People's Republic of #3460. The sheet (and therefore the labels) are not listed by Scott.

80 Unknown Chelonia mydas Sheet of sixteen identical stamps w/ red design that looks like a decorative knot. A tab is attached to the right side of each stamp. One tab depicts Chelonia mydas. Each tab inscribed "novozymes". In recent years PRC has issued many sheets w/ stamps depicting the same decorative red knot. They have different numbers of stamps in the sheet, different layouts, different marginal decorations and different tab designs. Not all have turtles. (See Linn's Stamp News, 26 Dec 2011, pg. 36 for further discussion of these sheets).

1.20y 2010 Odontochelys Semi-dorsal view w/ head pointed down. Small fossil, skeleton, and two views of skull on right side of stamp. Inscribed "Odontochelys semistestacea". This stamp is most likely a Cinderella. Odontochelys is thought by many to be an early ancestor of modern day turtles. Note the ribs on the small fossil and the skeleton.

1.20y 2010 Odontochelys Semi-ventral view of one individual with head pointed up. Small fossil, skeleton and two views of skull on right of stamp. This stamp is most likely a Cinderella. Odontochelys is thought by many to be an early ancestor of modern day turtles. Note the ribs on the small fossil and the skeleton.

80f 31 Jul 04 Unidentified Chelonian Sheet of sixteen Scott China #3375 w/ a pink peony on each. Each stamp has a tab beneath it. Four identical tabs depict a crudely drawn turtle facing left. Other tabs depict a snake and two different pictures of foliage. Left margin of sheet depicts an old man w/ a hiking staff who may be gathering herbs for folk medicine. There are no turtles on the stamps; only on the tabs. Scott did not formerly mention this sheet but it is now footnoted. No number is assigned, it is just mentioned in a footnote.

80 Two Unident. Species Sheet of sixteen identical stamps w/ red design that looks as if it may be woven out of yarn. Tab attached to bottom of each stamp. Left margin of sheet w/ prehistoric scene including two unidentified turtles. One may be Archelon and the other a tortoise. These MAY be personalized stamps in which the buyer supplies the pictures to be printed on the tabs.

60 See Description Postal card w/ imprinted stamp, issued by the Chinese postal authorities. Front of card shows a fossilized skeleton of Manchurochelys liaoxiensis, from the Early Cretaceous Period, 1.25 million years ago. No turtle on stamp; on front of card only.

SC 80f 2003? Small, Crude Turtle Sheet of eight identical stamps depicting a metal vessel w/ three legs. Bottom selvedge depicts the same square plate depicted on China Scott #3326. Turtle difficult to discern even w/ magnification. Chinese postal authorities confirm the presence of a turtle on this plate.

SC 530 8f 02 Sep 60 Turtle Tower Lake of the Returning Sword in Hanoi, Vietnam w/ Turtle Tower prominent in center of stamp. The Lake of the Returning Sword has to do w/ a Vietnamese legend involving a large turtle and a sword.

SC 2210 30f 25 Mar 89 Fanciful Turtle Two tiny, turtle-like animals w/ white carapaces and long tails, on a silk painting excavated from Han Tomb #1 at Mawangdui, Changsha. These may be dragons w/ turtle shells.

SC 2211 $5 25 Mar 89 Fanciful Turtle Mini sheet comprising total designs of #2208-#2210 (the entire painting). May represent dragons w/ turtle shells.

SC 2586 500f 20 Jul 95 Turtle Rock & Lighthouse S/S showing Taihu Lake in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. A large rock known as "Turtle Rock" or "Turtle Island" is depicted and "Turtle Head Island Lighthouse" appears in the lower right corner. Information regarding the name of the island comes from a German description of the stamp on the internet.

SC 2586 a 500f 24 Mar 97 Turtle Rock This is Scott China 2586 (which see), o/p'd (in Chinese) "Hong Kong Returns to China PJZ-5".

SC 2717 20f 02 Sep 96 Unidentified Plastron Chinese inscription on ancient turtle plastron from Shang dynasty.

SC 3326 60f 13 Dec 03 Small, Crude Turtle Square plate w/ turtle and fish patterns. Turtle is very small and difficult to discern, even w/ magnification. From set depicting bronze wares of Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Chinese postal authorities confirm the presence of a turtle on this plate.

SC 3561 var. 1.20 09 Feb 07 Unidentified Plastron Sheet of twelve stamps and twelve tabs. Left margin of sheet has a drawing of a plastron with inscriptions on it. This is an example of a practice called pyromancy in which bone or a plastron was heated and then used to divine the future. When a plastron was used, it was called plastromancy, a special type of pyromancy. *** Scott has assigned #3561 to the individual stamps but does not mention the sheet. I have called the sheet #3561 var where "var" stands for variety. There are no turtles on the stamps themselves.


CHINA, REPUBLIC OF (TAIWAN)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 2139 $2 17 Jan 79 Unidentified Plastron This stamp shows a plastron bearing ancient inscriptions.

SC 2141 $8 17 Jan 79 Ancient Turtle Sculpture

SC 2413 $18 20 May 84 Stylized Turtle This is a candle holder in the form of a turtle.

SC 2882 $5.00 06 Feb 93 Mythologic. Dragon Turtle Huge male figure seated on ground, holding dragon-turtle aloft in right hand. Figure represents Pan Gu, creator of the universe in Chinese mythology.

SC 2923 NT$19 29 Sep 93 Mythological Tortoise Mythological creature w/ a dragon's head and a turtle's shell. Reported to be a "Lucky Black Tortoise".

SC 2973 NT$10 15 Sep 94 Unidentified Turtle Fushijy drawing various animals, including a turtle. From Chinese myth.

SC 2975 NT$15 15 Sep 94 Unidentified Turtle Tsangjer inventing characters for Chinese writing, including a turtle. From Chinese myth.

SC 3033 5.00 10 Nov 95 Chelonia mydas Two turtles swimming underwater. Pane has four turtles on selvedge in addition to turtles on stamps.

SC 3034 5.00 10 Nov 95 Caretta caretta Single turtle. Pane has four turtles on selvedge in addition to turtle on stamps.

SC 3035 5.00 10 Nov 95 Lepidochelys olivacea Single turtle. Pane has four turtles on selvedge in addition to turtle on stamps.

SC 3036 5.00 10 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Single turtle. Pane has four turtles on selvedge in addition to turtle on stamps.

SC 3195 $5.00 25 Sep 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle From Chinese fable "A Frog in a Well". Turtle is somewhat stylized.

SC 3723 $12 17 Jan 07 Turtle Shell Object Fingernail guard from the Ching Dynasty, made of tortoiseshell from the hawksbill turtle and inlaid w/ jewels. Issued by the Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd., a legitimate private post w/ over 1300 post offices throughout Taiwan. It was formerly a government agency that became privatized.

SC 3803 NT$5 03 Apr 08 Cartoon Sea Turtles S/S of three circular and two rectangular stamps, all depicting cartoon sea creatures. Three turtles on one. An additional cartoon sea turtle in border of sheet.

SC 3803 a NT$5 03 Apr 08 Cartoon Sea Turtles Individual circular stamp from Scott China (Taiwan) #3803. Turtles are from movie "Finding Nemo".

SC 3804 NT$5 03 Apr 08 Cartoon Sea Turtle S/S of five circular stamps, all depicting cartoon sea creatures. Young sea turtle on one stamp. Turtle is named "Squirt" and is from the movie "Finding Nemo".

SC 3804 b NT$5 03 Apr 08 Cartoon Sea Turtle Single circular stamp from Scott China (Taiwan) #3804. Turtle is named "Squirt" and is from the movie "Finding Nemo".

SC 4005 NT$12 21 Jul 11 Mythical Turtle People and a horse crossing a river on the back of a giant white turtle. From classic Chinese novel "Journey to the West".


CHRISTMAS ISLAND


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

N/A 11 Sep 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle Official FDC issued by Australia Post for 1997 Christmas Island Christmas stamps. Turtle in cachet as well as on 80c stamp.

55c 31 Oct 11 Cartoon Turtle Santa Claus and crab pulling Christmas cracker. Birds and sea turtle watch. Santa, crab, turtle and one bird are wearing crowns. This is one of the 2011 Christmas stamps from Christmas Island. It exists w/ "lick & stick" gum as well as w/ self adhesive gum. Will each type have a separate Scott number?

$1.50 31 Oct 11 Cartoon Turtle Santa Claus wading ashore with snorkeling gear and being greeted by crabs, birds, fish and a partially submerged sea turtle. Stamp exists w/ water-activated gum and self-adhesive gum. This is one of the 2011 Christmas stamps from Christmas Island.

55c 31 Oct 11 Cartoon Turtle Booklet of ten 55c Christmas stamps. The cover art is a detail from the 55c stamps inside. It shows the turtle, wearing a crown, observing Santa Claus and a crab pulling a Christmas cracker. A banner across the top of the cover is inscribed "Christmas Island Christmas". Issued as a flat sheet that can be folded into a simple booklet.

SC 190 36c 30 Sep 86 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is on a beach w/ Santa Claus and reindeer.

SC 211 $5 25 Mar 87 Chelonia mydas No date in margin of stamp (see #211a).

SC 211 a $5 25 Mar 87 Chelonia mydas Mini sheet of 16 stamps containing one Scott Christmas Island #211. The turtle stamp from this sheet has a tiny "1988" inscribed in the bottom margin.

SC 354 40c 02 Sep 93 Chelonia mydas Female returning to sea.

SC 409 80c 11 Sep 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small turtle w/ Santa Claus in sleigh pulled by sea birds.

SC 412 Various 12 Mar 98 Chelonia mydas Pane of twenty stamps w/ turtle on one. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Christmas Island Marine Life".

SC 412 q 45c 12 Mar 98 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Christmas Island 412. Two adult turtles swimming underwater.

SC 444 50c 31 Oct 03 Stylized Sea Turtle Santa Claus sitting on back of turtle giving gifts to crabs on beach and birds in tree. From two-value Christmas set.

SC 448 Various 13 Jul 04 Chelonia mydas Pane of twenty se-tenant stamps depicting marine life. Inscribed "Christmas Island Underwater". Pane contains 10c, 25c, and 50c stamps.

SC 448 e 10c 13 Jul 04 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ two turtles from Scott Christmas Island #448.


CHUVASHIA

An autonomous Russian republic located 400 miles east of Moscow in the Volga-Vyatka region.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

5,- 2003 Various Species Mini sheet of six stamps, each w/ a different photo of turtles. Each stamp inscribed "2003" in lower right corner. A Cinderella item. For turtle species see individual stamp listings.

5,- 2003 Unident. Emydid Turtle Adult on log facing right. Rear right foot extended. A Cinderella item. In "a" position on sheet.

5,- 2003 Unident. Emydid Turtle Adult on log, facing right. Right hind foot extended. A Cinderella item. In "b" position on sheet.

5,- 2003 Unident. Emydid Turtle Adult in very shallow water, facing left. Carapace partly covered w/ duckweed (Lemna sp.). A Cinderella item. In "c" position on sheet.

5,- 2003 Unident. Sea Turtle Adult in very shallow water, facing right, w/ reddish-brown substrate. A Cinderella item. In "d" position on sheet.

5,- 2003 Geochelone sulcata Three-quarter view of adult facing half to right. A Cinderella item. In "e" position on sheet.

5,- 2003 Unident. Emydid Turtle Three-quarter view of adult on land. A Cinderella item. In "f" position on sheet.


COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

* 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Turtle swimming up and left. Inscribed "Cocos (Keeling) Islands" vertically along lower left margin and "Australia" in upper right corner. * This stamp is identical to Australia Scott #3130 but is listed only under "Australia" in the Scott Catalog. Since Australia took over responsibility for postal services on Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 January 1994 and since the names of both countries appear on this stamp, the stamp is cross referenced under both countries in this database.

* 55c 04 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Identical in every way to stamp issued this date w/ "Australia" in upper right corner except on this stamp the word "Australia" is replaced with "Norfolk Island". *It is listed in the Scott Catalog only under Norfolk Island #983. Since this stamp is inscribed both "Norfolk Island" and "Cocos (Keeling) Islands", it is being cross referenced under both countries in this database.

SC 290 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas 10c strip of five (290 a - e).

SC 290 a 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings and eggs at water's edge.

SC 290 b 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas Hatchling and larger turtle swimming underwater.

SC 290 c 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas Nine hatchlings swimming underwater.

SC 290 d 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas One hatchling swimming underwater.

SC 290 e 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas Ventral view of adult.

SC 292 f 10c 17 Feb 94 Chelonia mydas Sheet of twenty stamps, five of which depict different views of Chelonia mydas. All five turtle stamps are 10c denom., but other stamps on the sheet have other denoms.

SC 331 Various 17 Jun 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane of twenty stamps w/ two turtles on one of them. Inscribed "Cocos Living Mosaic". Date also reported as 6 June 99.

SC 331 l 5c 17 Jun 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ two turtles from Scott Cocos Islands 331. Date also reported as 6 June 99.

SC 336 45c 01 Oct 02 Four Species, Sea Turtles Block of four different species of sea turtles. Caretta caretta, Eretmochelys imbricata, Dermochelys coriacea and Chelonia mydas.

SC 336 a 45c 01 Oct 02 Caretta caretta Adult swimming right. No white selvedge; design goes all the way to perfs.

SC 336 b 45c 01 Oct 02 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming left and slightly upward. No white selvedge; design goes all the way to perfs.

SC 336 c 45c 01 Oct 02 Dermochelys coriacea Adult swimming right and downward. No white selvedge; design goes all the way to perfs.

SC 336 d 45c 01 Oct 02 Chelonia mydas Adult emerging from water onto beach. No white selvedge; design goes all the way to perfs.

SC 344 Various 13 Jun 06 Chelonia mydas Sheetlet of twenty se-tenant stamps, each depicting a bird, fish or turtle of the coral reefs. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 344 m 25c 13 Jun 06 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming up and right. Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Cocos (Keeling) Islands #344.


COLOMBIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 879 $4 25 Apr 80 Unidentified Sea Turtle This is a block of 30 different alphabet stamps, one of which shows a sea turtle.

SC 879 a $4 25 Apr 80 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Colombia #879.

SC 1153 1.300p 16 Apr 99 Three Sea Turtles Strip of three stamps w/ a different sea turtle on each one. Turtles are: C. mydas, D. coriacea, and E. inbricata. Date from MI catalog.

SC 1153 a 1.300p 16 Apr 99 Chelonia mydas From Scott Colombia 1153. Date from MI catalog.

SC 1153 b 1.300p 16 Apr 99 Dermochelys coriacea From Scott Colombia 1153. Date from MI catalog.

SC 1153 c 1.300p 16 Apr 99 Eretmochelys imbricata From Scott Colombia 1153. Date from MI catalog.

SC 1184 $2.300 01 Feb 02 Four Different Turtles Sheet of eight $2.300 stamps w/ numerous plants and animals. Turtles on four of the stamps. Sheet inscribed "Riquezas Naturales de Colombia".

SC 1184 a $2.300 01 Feb 02 Dermochelys coriacea With flying bird and other undersea creatures.

SC 1184 b $2.300 01 Feb02 Unidentified Sea Turtle With flying condor.

SC 1184 c $2.300 01 Feb 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle With undersea creatures.

SC 1184 h $2.300 01 Feb 02 Unident. River Turtle With Victoria lily, crocodilian, and pink river dolphin.

SC 1316 $1.700 24 Jul 09 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of twelve stamps arranged in three vertical rows w/ vertical gutters between the rows. Sheet inscribed "Departamentos de Colombia" and "La Guajira". Small sea turtle in gutter between the stamps in the "h" position and the "i" position. No turtles on stamps.

SC C 615 2p 12 Mar 75 Unidentified Turtle Turtle in a painting by Roman Roncancio.

SC C 779 35p 24 Dec 87 Trachemys scripta ssp.


COMORO ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

50fr 14 Apr 77 Geochelone gigantea s/s w/ Scott Comoro Islands #243 on it and other animals in background.

150f 1998 Lepidochelys kempii Flora & Fauna Sheetlet II (12 stamps). Turtle is in lower left position on sheet.

150f 1998 Lepidochelys kempii Single stamp w/ turtle from Flora & Fauna Sheet II.

Various 11 Dec 00 Eretmochelys imbricata? Sheet of nine stamps w/ turtle in selvedge as well as on stamp in "b" position. Inscribed "Ocean Life". Sheet has been declared illegal by Comoro Islands postal officials. Date from CTO cancel.

150fc 11 Dec 00 Eretmochelys imbricata? Close-up, head-on view of turtle's head. From sheet of nine. Has been declared illegal by Comoro Islands postal officials.

100f Chelonia mydas? Stamp is repotedly inscribed "Tortue Ghetonia mydas". This is probably supposed to be "Chelonia mydas". From set of nine. Set has been declared illegal by Comoro Islands postal authorities.

3000fc 2008 Submarine Named Turtle S/S w/ one stamp depicting a primitive American submarine of 1776 named Turtle. Sheet margin shows a larger picture of the Turtle plus plans of other submarines. Sheet margin inscribed "Les Sous-Marins" in large letters and "Turtle 1776" in very small letters.

3000fc 2008 Submarine Named Turtle Single stamp w/ three views of a primative American submarine named Turtle from a s/s of one stamp. Stamp inscribed "Turtle 1776".

500fc Caretta caretta Sheet of four 500fc stamps depicting two marine vertebrates on each stamp (marine mammals, fish, and one turtle). Endangered Animals of the Indian Ocean issue.

500fc Caretta caretta Individual stamp w/ fish and sea turtle from sheet of four. Endangered Animals of the Indian Ocean issue.

2500fc 2011 Three Species S/S w/ one stamp depicting two Trachemys scripta elegans. Sheet border depicts additional Trachemys scripta plus one Platysternon megacephalum and one turtle identified as Pelomedusa subrufra but which is actually a Malaclemys terrapin. Top margin of sheet inscribed "Les Tortues".

500fc 2011 Five Species Sheet of five stamps, each w/ a different species of chelonian. Species are Graptemys nigrinoda, Geochelone sulcata, Macrochelys temminckii, Pelochelys cantorii and Eretmochelys imbricata. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Les Tortues" and "Faune, Flore, Mineraux, 2011".

500fc 2011 Graptemys nigrinoda Semi-dorsal view of one individual in foreground, lateral views of two individuals in background. From sheet of five.

500fc 2011 Geochelone sulcata One individual facing right in foreground plus two individuals mating in background. From sheet of five.

500fc 2011 Macrochelys temminckii One individual facing viewer in foreground w/ mouth wide open. Dorsal view of another individual in background. From sheet of five.

500fc 2011 Pelochelys cantorii One individual facing viewer in foreground. Semi-dorsal views of four small individuals in background. From sheet of five.

500fc 2011 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming left in foreground w/ front flippers in raised position. Dorsal view of another individual in background, swimming down and to right. From sheet of five.

MI 2177 200fc 02 Mar 09 Dermochelys coriacea Adult swimming to right and slightly downward. From Comoro MI #BL 483.

MI 2178 250fc 02 Mar 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming right. From Comoro MI #BL 483.

MI 2179 350fc 02 Mar 09 Chelus fimbriatus Adult facing right w/ neck extended. From Comoro MI #BL 483.

MI 2180 450fc 02 Mar 09 Psammobates geometricus One individual facing right and slightly upwards. From Comoro MI #BL 483.

MI 2181 500fc 02 Mar 09 Caretta caretta Adult swimming right and slightly downward. From Comoro MI #BL 483.

MI 2182 1000fc 02 Mar 09 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming right w/ fore flippers in downward position. From Comoro MI #BL 483.

MI 2183 3000fc 02 Mar 09 Numerous Species S/S of one stamp depicting a Geochelone pardalis. Margin of sheet depicts eight turtles, including a large Chelonia mydas and a Geochelone pardalis emerging from its egg. Margin of sheet inscribed "Les Tortues" followed by a long paragraph of text.

MI 2340 450fc 05 Sep 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming right. From Comoro MI #BL 512.

MI 2341 450fc 05 Sep 09 Caretta caretta Adult swimming left. From Comoro MI #BL 512.

MI 2342 450fc 05 Sep 09 Dermochelys coriacea Adult swimming right near sea bottom. From Comoro MI #BL 512.

MI 2343 450fc 05 Sep 09 Chelus fimbriatus Adult swimming three-quarters right w/ head and neck bent to face viewer. From Comoro MI #BL 512.

MI 2344 450fc 05 Sep 09 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming to left and slightly away from viewer. From Comoro MI #BL 512.

MI 2345 3000fc 05 Sep 09 Two Chelonian Species S/S of one stamp depicting one Psammobates geometricus and one Chelonia mydas. Four additional Chelonia mydas in sheet margin. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Faune de l'Union des Comores" and "Les Tortues".

MI BL 483 Various 02 Mar 09 Six Species Mini sheet of six stamps, all depicting turtles. Sheet inscribed "Les Tortues" w/ plain white margins. Turtles depicted are Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Chelus fimbriatus, Psammobates geometricus, Caretta caretta, and Chelonia mydas.

MI BL 512 450fc 05 Sep 09 Various Sheetlet of five stamps and one label, each depicting a turtle. Turtles depicted are Eretmochelys imbricata, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Chelus fimbriatus, Chelonia mydas and another Chelonia mydas on the label. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Faune de l'Union des Comores" and "Les Tortues".

SC 65 20fr 20 Dec 65 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 243 50fr 14 Apr 77 Geochelone gigantea

SC 829 200f 10 Aug 98 Dermochelys coriacea Sheet of twelve 200f values. Turtle on one stamp only. Inscribed "La Vie Marine du Monde".

SC 829 k 200f 10 Aug 98 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Comoro Islands 829.

SC 859 150fr 25 Jan 99 Three Species of Turtles Pane of eight se-tenant 150fr stamps depicting three species of chelonians. Date also reported as 23 June 99.

SC 859 d 150fr 25 Jan 99 Lepidochelys kempii Single stamp from Scott Comoro Is. 859. Date also reported as 23 Jan 99.

SC 859 g 150fr 25 Jan 99 Macroclemys temminckii Single stamp from Scott Comoro Is. 859. Identified on stamp as Chelydra serpentina.

SC 859 h 150fr 25 Jan 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp from Scott Comoro Is. 859.

SC C 216 10fr 20 Apr 95 Caretta caretta Adult on beach facing right. light blue margin.

SC C 217 25fr 20 Apr 95 Caretta caretta Adult on beach facing right. Peach colored margin.

SC C 218 30fr 20 Apr 95 Caretta caretta Adult on beach facing right. Yellow-green margin.

SC C 219 50fr 20 Apr 95 Caretta caretta Adult on beach facing right. Lavender margin.


CONGO DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 1999? Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of six stamps, all depicting sharks. Turtle on one stamp only.

25000nz 1999? Unidentified Sea Turtle Shark in foreground, turtle in background. Single stamp w/ turtle from sheet of six.

150cf 2004 Nine Species of Turtles Sheet of four 150cf stamps w/ paintings of nine different species of tortoises and freshwater turtles. Sheet inscribed "Les Tortues" in large letters in upper selvedge. See individual stamps for species depicted.

150cf 2004 Two Species of Tortoises (1) Geochelone pardalis in foreground, facing right (but identified on the stamp as "Testudo partalis"). (2) Geochelone carbonaria in background, facing left (but identified on stamp as "Testudo oculifera"). Stamp from upper left ("a" position) of sheet of four.

150cf 2004 Three Freswater Species (1) Heosemys spinosa on left, facing up (but identified on stamp as "Geoemyda spinosa"). (2) Kachuga tecta in upper right, facing right (but identified on the stamp as "Kachuga tectum"). (3) Melanochelys trijuga in lower right, facing left (but identified on the stamp as "Geoemyda trijuga"). In upper right (position "b") in sheet of four.

150cf 2004 Three Freshwater Species (1) Malaclemys terrapin in upper left, facing right (identified correctly on stamp). (2) Chrysemys picta in upper right, facing right (identified correctly on stamp). (3) Trachemys scripta ornata at bottom (but identified as "Pseudemys ornata" on stamp). From lower left ("c" position) of sheet of four.

150cf 2004 Geochelone elephantopus Large painting of adult, filling entire stamp. Legs and posterior of carapace extend onto selvedge. From lower right ("d" position) of sheet of four).

650fc 2011 Chelonia mydas S/S of three stamps w/ a marine mammal and a lighthouse on each one. Turtle in right lower margin of sheet. No turtles on stamps. In sheet margin only.

250cf 2005 Four Species Mini sheet of four 250cf stamps w/ a photo of a turtle on each. Upper selvedge of sheet inscribed "Turtles". See descriptions of individual stamps for species depicted.

250cf 2005 Chelonia mydas Adult emerging from surf, facing right, w/ mouth open. "2005" in upper right corner.

250cf 2005 Terrapene carolina Front vew of male w/ bright red eye. "2005" in upper right corner.

250cf 2005 Trachemys scripta elegans Head and anterior portion of shell of adult facing left. "2005" in upper right corner.

250cf 2005 Chrysemys picta? Close up photo of head, facing toward camera. "2005" in upper right corner.

300f 2012 Six Sea Turtle Species Horizontal Cinderella sheet w/ six stamps, each depicting a different sea turtle. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Tortues".

300f 2012 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming right. From horizontal sheet of six 300f sea turtle stamps issued in 2012.

300f 2012 Dermochelys coriacea One individual swimming right. From horizontal sheet of six 300f sea turtle stamps issued in 2012.

300f 2012 Lepidochelys kempii One individual swimming left. From horizontal sheet of six 300f sea turtle stamps issued in 2012.

300f 2012 Caretta caretta Dorsal view of one individual swimming downward. From horizontal sheet of six 300f sea turtle stamps issued in 2012.

300f 2012 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual swimming left w/ fore flippers in upraised position. From horizontal sheet of six 300f sea turtle stamps issued in 2012.

300f 2012 Natator depressus One individual swimming right. From horizontal sheet of six 300f sea turtle stamps issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtles Cinderella sheet of eight 250f stamps, each w/ a photograph of a sea turtle. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Tortues". Each stamp inscribed "2012".

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle One individual swimming right w/ head turned toward viewer. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle One individual swimming three-quarters right. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle One individual swimming right and upward. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle Two individuals; one in background swimming right and one in foreground facing almost directly toward viewer. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle One individual swimming right. Yellow fish in background. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle One individual swimming right and slightly upward. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle One individual swimming right and slightly downward. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

250f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle Semi-dorsal view of one individual swimming right. From Cinderella sheet of eight issued in 2012.

1.00cf 2001 Cartoon Turtles Sheet of nine 1.00cf stamps depicting scenes from Alice in Wonderland. Turtles on stamps in "d" and "f" positions. Issued for Christmas 2001. This is a Cinderella according to Michel publishers.

1.00cf 2001 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp in "d" position from Christmas sheet of nine, depicting scenes from Alice in Wonderland. This is a Cinderella according to Michel publishers.

1.00cf 2001 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp in "f" position from Christmas sheet of nine, depicting scenes from Alice in Wonderland. This is a Cinderella according to Michel publishers.


CONGO, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

500f 2007 Two Species of Turtles Sheet of eight 500f stamps w/ a different reptile on each. Two stamps have turtles. Selvedge of sheet represents a snake skin. Country name inscribed on each stamp is "Republique du Congo" This could represent the People's Republic of Congo or the Congo Democratic Republic which are two different countries. Or, it may be a Cinderella that wasn't authorized by either country.

500f 2007 Geochelone elephantopus Individual stamp w/ turtle from sheet of eight. Tortoise facing 3/4 left. Stamp inscribed "Chelonoides nigra" the new genus and species to which this tortoise has been refered by some taxonomists. Country name inscribed on stamp is "Republique du Congo" This could represent the People's Republic of Congo or the Congo Democratic Republic which are two different countries. Or, it may be a Cinderella that wasn't authorized by either country.

500f 2007 Caretta caretta Individual stamp from sheet of eight. Adult on land facing right. May be a dead, stuffed specimen. Country name inscribed on stamp is "Republique du Congo" This could represent the People's Republic of Congo or the Congo Democratic Republic which are two different countries. Or, it may be a Cinderella that wasn't authorized by either country.

400f 2012 Four Species S/S of four stamps, each depicting a different turtle. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Tortues". Species depicted are Trachemys scripta elegans, Glyptemys insculpta, Batagur trivittata and Graptemys pseudogeographica.

400f 2012 Trachemys scripta elegans One individual facing three-quarters right w/ head and neck bent to viewwer's left. From s/s of four 400f stamps issued in 2012.

400f 2012 Glyptemys insculpta One individual facing left. From s/s of four 400f stamps issued in 2012.

400f 2012 Batagur trivittata One individual facing left. From s/s of four 400f stamps issued in 2012.

400f 2012 Grapt. pseudogeographica Semi-dorsal view of one individual facing down and right. From s/s of four 400f stamps issued in 2012. Full full name of genus is Graptemys.

SC 655 30fr 01 Dec 82 Pelusios subniger Plastral view of adult on land.

SC 656 45fr 01 Dec 82 Trionyx triunguis Two adults on land, facing each other.

SC 657 55fr 01 Dec 82 Pelusios subniger One adult on land.


COOK ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 686 30c 10 Sep 82 Unidentified Turtle Small turtle in Norman Rockwell painting: "Home From Camp".

SC 1199 85c 20 Nov 95 Chelonia mydas Swimming underwater. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.

SC 1200 $1.00 20 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming underwater. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.

SC 1201 $1.75 20 Nov 95 Chelonia mydas Female nesting. Issued for Year of the Sea Turtle.

SC 1202 $2.25 20 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Hatchlings leaving nest in dune vegetation. Issued for Year of the Sea turtle.

SC 1291 $3 10 Oct 07 Four Sea Turtle Species Block of four stamps w/ a different sea turtle on each. Picture of Queen Elizabeth II in oval near left side of each stamp.

SC 1291 a $3 10 Oct 07 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle swimming toward viewer and slightly toward viewer's left. Picture of Queen Elizabeth II in oval near left side of stamp.

SC 1291 b $3 10 Oct 07 Dermochelys coriacea Turtle swimming right, underwater. Picture of Queen Elizabeth II in oval near left side of stamp.

SC 1291 c $3 10 Oct 07 Chelonia mydas Turtle swimming up and to left, underwater. Picture of Queen Elizabeth II in oval near left side of stamp.

SC 1291 d $3 10 Oct 07 Lepidochelys olivacea Turtle swimming left, underwater. Picture of Queen Elizabeth II in oval near left side of stamp.


COSTA RICA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

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 Costa Rican postal card in 2006.

MN 4 1 col 03 May 78 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. Bottom selvedge w/ tiny "CG" standing for Casa Grafica. Background color Rose Lilac. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

MN 5 5 col 03 May 78 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. Bottom selvedge w/ tiny "CG" standing for Casa Grafica. Background color Aqua Blue. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

MN 6 1 col 03 Jun 87 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. Bottom selvedge inscribed "Litografia Trejos - Costa Rica" in tiny print. Background color Rose Lilac. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

MN 7 5 cols 03 Jun 87 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. Bottom selvedge inscribed "Litografica Trejos - Costa Rica" in tiny print. Background color Aqua Blue. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

MN 8 100 cols 24 Oct 78 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. Bottom selvedge inscribed "De La Rue De Colombia" in tiny print. Background color green. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

MN 10 250 cols 29 Oct 99 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. This is Costa Rica MN #6 w/ the original denom obliterated w/ a silver rectangle and o/p'd "250 colones" in black. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

MN 11 500 cols 29 Oct 99 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two turtles swimming underwater. This is Costa Rica MN #6 w/ the original denom obliterated w/ a silver rectangle and o/p'd "500 colones" in black. These stamps were used on safe conduct and passport documents. They are identified as "Parks Type A" in the Mena Catalog.

SC 397 5col 01 Feb 88 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming right. From strip of three different stamps issued for the 17th General Conference for the Preservation of Natural Resources.

SC 399 a 5col 01 Feb 88 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant strip of three stamps, one w/ a turtle, one w/ a tree frog and one w/ a butterfly. Issued for the 17th General Conference for the Preservation of Natural Resources.

SC 521 Various 18 Dec 98 Three Species of Turtles Se-tenant strip of three freshwater turtles. 50th Anniversary of UICN. Date from FDC.

SC 521 a 70col 1998 Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima Single stamp from strip of three. 50th Anniversary of UICN.

SC 521 b 60col 1998 Trachemys scripta Single stamp from strip of three. 50th Anniversary of UICN.

SC 521 c 70col 1998 Chelydra serpentina Single stamp from strip of three. 50th Anniversary of UICN.

SC 568 Various 03 Sep 03 Cartoon Turtle S/S of eleven stamps depicting scenes from the story "Cocori". All stamps have braille markings. One stamp is very large and has a denom of 225 col. The other ten stamps are normal size and have denoms of 25 col.

SC 568 a 25 col 03 Sep 03 Cartoon Turtle Boy, turtle, monkey and bird. Stamp has braille markings.

SC 568 f 25 col 03 Sep 03 Cartoon Turtle Jaguar, turtle, armadillo, monkey, raccoon, bird, boy and father. Stamp has braille markings.

SC 568 g 25 Col 03 Sep 03 Cartoon Turtle Boy and monkey pushing turtle. Stamp has braille markings.

SC 568 h 25 col 03 Sep 03 Cartoon Turtle Monkey w/ open arms, turtle and boy. Stamp has braille markings.

SC 593 180c 25 Aug 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheetlet of ten different stamps w/ a turtle, fish, porpoise or bird on each. Sheet inscribed "Parques Nacionales 2006" and "Isla del Coco Costa Rica" in upper margin. Turtle on one stamp. Scientific name of each animal appears on each stamp and the Spanish common name appears in the sheet margin next to each stamp. Turtle's species name misspelled as "imbricaas".

SC 593 d 180c 25 Aug 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Costa Rica #593. Depicts adult swimming away from viewer, underwater. Species name of turtle is misspelled on stamp as "imbricaas".

SC 626 65c 27 May 09 Cartoon Turtle Sheetlet of four 65c stamps illustrating children's stories. One stamp depicts a boy w/ a highly stylized cartoon turtle in background. Sheet inscribed "Literatura Infantil" in upper right margin.

SC 626 d 65c 27 May 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Costa Rica #626. Illustration for child's story "Paul's Music" by Lara Rios.

SC RA 67 10c 25 Nov 75 Unidentified Tortoise Small tortoise in painting of children by Francisco Amighetti.

SG 593 h 180c 25 Aug 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Costa Rica #593. Main design feature is a shark but the upper left corner shows the posterior half of a turtle.


CROATIA (HRVATSKA)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 248 2.40Kn 29 Jun 95 Caretta caretta Turtle in selvedge of sheet as well as on stamp.


CUBA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 792 3c 29 Jun 63 Highly Stylized Turtle Carved wooden throne from Taino Civilization. This throne does not look like a chelonian but several reliable sources indicate that it does represent a turtle.

SC 1281 20c 05 Sep 67 Chelonia mydas

SC 2518 1c 15 Jun 82 Trachemys decussata

SC 2617 1c 15 Nov 83 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 2618 2c 15 Nov 83 Lepidochelys kempii

SC 2619 5c 15 Nov 83 Trachemys decussata

SC 2620 20c 15 Nov 83 Caretta caretta

SC 2621 30c 15 Nov 83 Chelonia mydas

SC 2622 50c 15 Nov 83 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 2895 5c 12 Oct 86 Highly Stylized Turtle Carved wooden throne from the Taino civilization. Stamp inscribed "Dujo Taino", "Culturas Precolombinas", "Republica Dominicana" and "Historia Latinoamericana". This throne does not look like a chelonian but several reliable sources indicate that it does represent a turtle.

SC 3601 1p 30 Sep 94 Chelonia mydas mydas Inscribed "Cayo Largo" and "Chelonia mydas mydas". Denom. erroneously listed as 4p in Linn's.

SC 4110 10c 27 Sep 00 Eretmochelys imbricata From "Marine Life" set. Issued for World Tourism Day.

SC 4683 10c 31 Mar 07 Geochelone elephantopus Two Galapagos Tortoises. Tortoise in foreground is facing right, tortoise in background is facing left. Stamp inscribed "Testudo elephantopus", an old name for the species. From "Animals in National Zoo" set of six stamps.

SC 4708 85c 08 May 07 Chelonia mydas Turtle in lower right corner. Aerial view of Key Largo in background. Inscribed "Los Cayos de Cuba" and "Turismo" along bottom of stamp. Turtle erroneously identified on stamp as Tortuga Carey. Turtle identified as Chelonia mydas by George Balazs.

SC 4763 5c 15 Nov 07 Eretmochelys imbricata Large turtle in foreground swimming down and right w/ foreflippers in raised position. Small turtle in background swimming away from viewer. Inscribed "Fauna Cubana Protegida".

SC 4769 1.00p 15 Nov 07 Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp depicting a Chelonia mydas. Upper sheet margin inscribed "Fauna Cubana Protegida". Large sawfish (Pristis pectinata) in sheet margin.


CYPRUS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 804 15c 14 Sep 92 Mauremys caspica Issue date was obtained from the cancellation on an FDC.

SC 934 30c 06 May 99 Unidentified Sea Turtles Two Turtles on beach. Inscribed "Europa 99".

SC 934 a Various 06 May 99 Unidentified Sea Turtles Booklet containing four Scott Cyprus 933 and four Scott Cyprus 934.

SC 1158 0.34eu 05 Oct 11 Cartoon Tortoise Horizontal sheet of five self adhesive stamps that can be folded into a simple booklet. The sheet depicts three scenes from The Tortoise and The Hare fable. Tortoise on three of the five stamps. Linn's Stamp News (24 Oct 2011, pages 31 & 49) erroneously reported four stamps on sheet.

SC 1158 b 0.34eu 05 Oct 11 Cartoon Tortoise Tortoise, standing erect, pointing w/ right "hand". From Scott Cyprus 1158.

SC 1158 c 0.34eu 05 Oct 11 Cartoon Tortoise Hare sleeping against a tree in foreground, tortoise passing hare in background. From Scott Cyprus 1158.

SC 1158 e 0.34eu 05 Oct 11 Cartoon Tortoise Victorious tortoise crossing the finish line w/ winner's ribbon on plastron. From Scott Cyprus 1158.


CZECHOSLOVAKIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 2668 a 03 Sep 87 Mock Turtle (Fiction) Mock Turtle in bottom margin of s/s containing two Scott #2668's plus a label. No turtles on the stamps themselves.


DAGESTAN (DAGHESTAN)

Dagestan is an autonomous republic of Russia on the Caspian Sea.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various Terrapene ornata Horiz. strip of three, each depicting a different species of large cat (mountain lions, cheetahs, jaguars). Turtle on stamp w/ mountain lions.

1000 Terrapene ornata Adult mountain lion and two kits that are playing w/ a turtle in foreground. Single stamp w/ turtle from strip of three.

CTC 55 950 08 Feb 97 Geochelone elegans Photograph of adult. From CTC Dagestan 55-58. WWF symbol in lower left corner.

CTC 55 -58 Various 08 Feb 97 Four Species of Turtles Imperf. sheet of four stamps, each w/ a different species of turtle. WWF symbol in lower left corner.

CTC 56 1300 08 Feb 97 Kinixys erosa Photograph of adult. From CTC Dagestan 55-58. WWF symbol in lower left corner.

CTC 57 2500 08 Feb 97 Terrapene carolina Photograph of adult. From CTC Dagestan 55-58. WWF symbol in lower left corner.

CTC 58 3000 08 Feb 97 Heosemys grandis Photograph of adult. From CTC Dagestan 55-58. WWF symbol in lower left corner.

CTC 190 -198 Various 01 Feb 98 Five Freshwater Turtles Perf. Cinderella sheet of nine stamps forming an underwater and above-water panorama in a freshwater swamp. Painting depicts scores of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, and is identical to the painting on a Cinderella from Somalia.

CTC 193 300 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Turtle Small freshwater turtle basking on stump. Part of turtle is in selvedge of sheet. Stamp is from CTC Dagestan 190-198.

CTC 194 500 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Turtle Small freshwater turtle, completely underwater. From CTC Dagestan 190-198.

CTC 195 750 01 Feb 98 Two Unidentif. Turtles Small turtle, partially out of water on lily pad, and large turtle floating, partially submerged, at surface. Large turtle looks very much like Chelydra serpentina. Fron CTC Dagestan 190-198.

CTC 196 800 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Turtle Large turtle, which looks very much like a tortoise, but it is submerged, walking on the bottom. From CTC Dagestan 190-198.


DAHLAK ISLANDS

See End Note #1 for further information about DAHLAK ISLANDS stamps.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 1969 Chelonia mydas Sheet of six different stamps issued for The Dahlak Quest Expedition. Turtle on one stamp. Top margin inscribed "The Dahlak Quest Expedition 1969-1970".

15c 1969 Chelonia mydas Local Post stamp, available w/ 7 different cancellations. Could be postally used during 1969-70 only. Stamp inscribed "Expedition" and "Dahlak Islands". From sheet of six different stamps.

Various 1969 Chelonia mydas Sheet of six different stamps, each stamp o/p'd "Christmas 1969" in black. Turtle on one stamp. Top margin of sheet inscribed "The Dahlak Quest Expedition 1969-1970".

15c 1969 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from sheet of six w/ "Christmas 1969" o/p in black. Issued for "The Dahlak Quest Expedition 1969-1970".

Various 1970 Chelonia mydas Sheet of six different stamps w/ "Christmas 1969" o/p blocked out on each stamp and further overprinted "1970 Starfish Investigation". Original inscription in top margin of sheet altered by blocking out "...Quest Expedition 1969...." and printing beneath the block "Starfish Investigation".

15c 1970 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from sheet of six w/ "Starfish Expedition" o/p'd in black.

Various 1971 Chelonia mydas Sheet of six stamps from Dahlak Quest Expedition of 1969-1970 overprinted as follows: Dahlak Quest inscription in top selvedge blocked out in dark blue and o/p'd below the block, in blue, "Alec Gale Memorial Expedition 1971". "Christmas 1969" blocked out on each stamp and stamp further o/p'd "Ophthalmic Investigation Team 1971" in dark blue.

15c 1971 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from sheet of six, o/p'd "Ophthalmic Investigation team 1971".


DAHOMEY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 297 10fr 28 Aug 72 Cartoon Turtle "The Tortoise and the Hare" - tortoise at finish line laughing at hare. Inscribed "Jean de la Fontaine 1621-1695".


DENMARK


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

4kr 16 Jan 02 Cartoon Turtle Booklet containing ten Scott Denmark #1218's. Noted by Scott but no separate number assigned. From comic strip "Rasmus Klump" by Vilhelm Hansen.

4kr 16 Jan 02 Cartoon Turtle Postal stationery. Set of four postal cards w/ Scott Denmark #1218 (w/ turtle) imprinted on each one. Fronts of cards show scenes from four different Danish comic strips.

4kr 16 Jan 02 Cartoon Turtle Postal stationery. Envelope w/ Scott Denmark #1218 (w/turtle) imprinted in upper right corner. This envelope comes packaged w/ a note card showing cartoon animals on a raft, including a turtle.

5 ore Cartoon Turtles Booklet containing five 5 ore stamps. Front and back covers plus inside of front cover, depict four dancing, cartoon, silhouette turtles, in a row, holding hands. Each turtle w/ a single letter on plastron which together spell out "TOMS". "SKILPADDER" inscribed beneath each row of dancing turtles.

SC 1218 4kr 16 Jan 02 Cartoon Turtle Cartoon teddy bear, penguin, pelican, turtle, and seal in boat. From comic strip "Rasmus Klump" by Vilhelm Hansen.

SC 1218 a 4kr 16 Jan 02 Cartoon Turtle Block of eight Denmark Scott #1218 plus one central label. Arranged in three rows of three w/ label in central position.

SC 1221 a Various 16 Jan 02 Cartoon Turtle S/S containing four different stamps depicting Danish comics and cartoons. One is Scott Denmark #1218. Turtle on one stamp only.


DHUFAR

Dhufar is the westernmost province of the Sultantate of Oman.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

2b 30 Jul 72 Clemmys guttata Minkus Dhufar D 27, o/p "United Nations Day 1973". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

Various 30 Jul 72 Clemmys guttata Sheet of 8 different stamps including Minkus Dhufar D 27. No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

Various 30 Jul 72 Clemmys guttata Sheet of eight stamps including Minkus Dhufar D 27. Each stamp is o/p in black, either "United Nations Day 1973" or "United Nations 1973". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

50b 30 Jul 72 Geochelone elegans This is Dhufar Minkus D 32s/s o/p in black: "United Nations 1973". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

Various 2001 Clemmys guttata Sheet of eight stamps including Minkus Dhufar D 27. Each stamp is o/p'd in green w/ a Rotary Club emblem, a Scout emblem, and "Conservation Year 2001". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

2b 2001 Clemmys guttata This is Dhufar Minkus D 27 o/p'd in green w/ Rotary Club emblem, Scout emblem and "Conservation Year 2001". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

Various 2001 Clemmys guttata Sheet of eight stamps including Minkus Dhufar D 27. Each stamp is o/p'd in black w/ a Rotary Club emblem, a Scout emblem, and "Conservation Year 2001". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

2b 2001 Clemmys guttata Minkus Dhufar D 27 o/p'd in black w/ Rotary Club emblem, Scout emblem and "Conservation Year 2001". No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

MK D 27 2b 30 Jul 72 Clemmys guttata Adult facing right. No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.

MK D 32 s/s 50b 30 Jul 72 Geochelone elegans This is a small s/s w/ one stamp. No OFFICIAL stamp issuing entity called Dhufar has ever existed.


DJIBOUTI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

160f 2005 Colossochelys atlas Cinderella sheet of four 160f stamps, each w/ a different animal, including one Colossochelys atlas, an extinct giant tortoise that was twice the size of a Galapagos tortoise. Lower selvedge of sheet inscribed "Coral Calcium". General Baden-Powell in upper left corner of sheet.

160f 2005 Colossochelys atlas Individual stamp w/ extinct giant tortoise from "Coral Calcium" sheet of four stamps. Boy Scout logo in upper left corner of stamp.

Various 2011 Six Species Sheetlet of six stamps, each depicting a different species of turtle. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Animals". Lower margin of sheet inscribed "Republique de Djibouti".

50f 2011 Lepidochelys olivacea One hatchling facing left.

100f 2011 Graptemys geographica One hatchling facing right on a green leaf.

200f 2011 Terrapene carolina Semi-dorsal view of adult facing right. The subspecies depicted is triunguis.

300f 2011 Pseudemys rubriventris Large adult female facing three-quarters left w/ forelimbs retracted and head partially retracted.

400f 2011 Aldabrachelys gigantea Pair mating, facing left.

500f 2011 Chelonoidis nigra? One individual facing left. I.D. uncertain. Carapace shows pyramiding typical of too much protein in diet.

SC 467 70fr 14 Sep 77 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming left underwater.

SC 705 200fr 1992 Caretta caretta Adult swimming left underwater. Stamp inscribed "caret".

SC 760 60f 17 Jan 97 Unidentified Tortoise Single stamp from se-tenant strip of three. Shows tortoise and fox starting race. Legend adapted from Aesop's "Tortoise and Hare".

SC 761 60f 17 Jan 97 Unidentified Tortoise Single stamp from se-tenant strip of three. Shows tortoise on road. Legend adapted from Aesop's "Tortoise and Hare".

SC 762 60f 17 Jan 97 Unidentified Tortoise Single stamp from se-tenant strip of three. Shows fox sleeping in shade while tortoise goes ahead to win race. Legend adapted from Aesop's "Tortoise and Hare".

SC 762 a 60f 17 Jan 97 Unidentified Tortoise Se-tenant strip of three stamps w/ scenes from legend "The Tortoise and the Fox". Drawing of tortoise in selvedge of strip as well as on all three stamps. Legend adapted from Aesop's "Tortoise and Hare".

SC 812 250f 14 May 00 Caretta caretta Small sheet w/ loggerhead turtles both on the stamp and on the selvedge. Sheet inscribed "Tortues Caouannes".


DOMINICA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 253 48c 10 Mar 69 Stylized Sea Turtle Turtle w/ SCUBA diver.

SC 297 6c 06 Sep 70 Chelonia mydas

SC 300 a 6c 06 Sep 70 Chelonia mydas s/s containing Scott #297 plus 2 stylized turtles in margin of sheet.

SC 834 2c 15 Apr 84 Cartoon Tortoise Tortoise and Hare from Fable. Easter Stamp.

SC 924 $5 11 Nov 85 Cartoon Turtles Cartoon turtles in margin of s/s. Christmas s/s.

SC 1146 10c 29 Dec 88 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 1479 65c 20 Jul 92 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of 15 different stamps which, together, form an underwater scene on a coral reef.

SC 1479 c 65c 20 Jul 92 Eretmochelys imbricata This is the single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott #1479.

SC 1548 25c 26 May 93 Dermochelys coriacea On beach, nesting.

SC 1549 55c 26 May 93 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming underwater.

SC 1550 65c 26 May 93 Lepidochelys kempii Adult swimming underwater.

SC 1551 90c 26 May 93 Chelonia mydas Nesting on beach. Eggs visible in nest.

SC 1552 $1 26 May 93 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming underwater.

SC 1553 $2 26 May 93 Eretmochelys imbricata Ventral view of adult swimming underwater.

SC 1554 $4 26 May 93 Caretta caretta Adult swimming underwater.

SC 1555 $5 26 May 93 Dermochelys coriacea Adult swimming underwater.

SC 1556 $6 26 May 93 Chelonia mydas s/s w/ hatchling breaking through egg shell. Many additional hatchlings in background.

SC 1557 $6 26 May 93 Eretmochelys imbricata s/s w/ only the turtle's head on the stamp itself.

SC 2085 $1.00 07 Sep 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheetlet of nine $1.00 se-tenant stamps w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 2085 d $1.00 07 Sep 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Dominica 2085.

SC 2086 $1.00 07 Sep 98 Dermochelys coriacea Sheetlet of nine $1.00 se-tenant stamps w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 2086 f $1.00 07 Sep 98 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Dominica 2086.

SC 2103 25c 14 Sep 98 Dermochelys coriacea Scott Dominica #1548 o/p'd "Save the Turtles". On beach, nesting.

SC 2104 55c 14 Sep 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Scott Dominica #1549 o/p'd "Save the Turtles". Underwater, swimming.

SC 2105 90c 14 Sep 98 Chelonia mydas Scott Dominica #1551 o/p'd "Save the Turtles". Laying eggs.

SC 2106 $1.00 14 Sep 98 Chelonia mydas Scott Dominica #1552 o/p'd "Save the Turtles". Underwater, swimming.

SC 2107 $4.00 14 Sep 98 Caretta caretta Scott Dominica #1554 o/p'd "Save the Turtles". Underwater, swimmimg.

SC 2265 $6 18 Dec 00 Eretmochelys imbricata S/S of one stamp inscribed "Caribbean Wonderland" and "Animals of the Caribbean and Central America". One of two $6 s/s's issued this date. SG lists date as 18 Jan 01.

SC 2266 $1.65 Feb 2001 Pokemon Character Turtle Sheetlet of six $1.65 denoms w/ Pokemon cartoon of "Squirtle" on one.

SC 2266 e $1.65 Feb 2001 Pokemon Character Turtle Single stamp w/ "Squirtle" from Scott Dominica #2266. Stamp inscribed "#07".

SC 2281 $5.00 27 Feb 01 Sea Turtle Hatchling S/S w/ 1 stamp. Inscribed "Diving in the Caribbean". Extensive text in right margin of sheet. Issued for Hong Kong 2001 World Stamp Exhibition.

SC 2381 $1.50 29 Jul 02 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of six $1.50 denom stamps depicting whales. Turtle is in lower right selvedge. No turtles on stamps.

SC 2618 $5 11 Apr 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp issued for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Large map of Caribbean Sea in center of sheet and flags of sixteen Caribbean nations in margins. Sheet inscribed in red: "The Caribbean welcomes the Cricket World Cup 2007". Small turtle on the Coat-of-Arms which appears on the Cayman Is. flag.

SC 2692 90c 08 Sep 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle swimming left w/ front flippers in down position. Background shows green, grooved brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis).


DOMINICAN REPUBLIC


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1161 3 pesos 15 Apr 94 Puerto Tortuguero Stamp is inscribed "150 Aniversario Batalla Naval Puerto Tortuguero". Figure on stamp is the Virgin of Amparo.

SC 1242 $5 RD 30 Dec 96 Four Sea Turtle Species Se-tenant block of four w/ a different sea turtle on each. Date also reported as 27 Dec 96.

SC 1242 a $5 RD 30 Dec 96 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp from Scott Dominican Republic 1242. Date also reported as 27 Dec 96.

SC 1242 b $5 RD 30 Dec 96 Caretta caretta Single stamp from Scott Dominican Republic 1242. Date also reported as 27 Dec 96.

SC 1242 c $5 RD 30 Dec 96 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from Scott Dominican Republic 1242. Date also reported as 27 Dec 96.

SC 1242 d $5 RD 30 Dec 96 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp from Scott Dominican Republic 1242. Date also reported as 27 Dec 96.

SC 1446 $7 2007 Eretmochelys imbricata Large outline drawing of dorsal view of turtle on plain background. Contains initials of Dr. Sophie Jakowska, illustrator of children's books. Inscribed "Dra. Sophie Jakowska (1922-2005) Precursora de la Bio‚tica", "Eretmochelys imbricata" and "Tortuga Carey".

SC C 317 45c 30 Aug 80 Eretmochelys imbricata


EASDALE ISLAND


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

5 Pounds 11 Jan 91 Unidentified Tortoise This is a Scottish Local Post stamp, hot-embossed on 23K gold foil. The date of issue was obtained from an FDC.

5 Pounds 11 Jan 91 Unidentified Tortoise s/s containing the Easdale Island gold foil stamp.

5 Pounds Unidentified Tortoise This is a Scottish Local Post stamp embossed on silver foil.


EAST TIMOR (PARA TIMOR)

A region on the island of Timor in S.E. Asia. Under U.N. administration pending complete independence.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 25 Dec 00 Six Species of Tortoises Block of six stamps w/ a different tortoise on each. A Cinderella item. Date is from CTO cancel.

250 25 Dec 00 Malacochersus tornieri From "a" position in block of six. A Cinderella stamp. Date is from CTO cancel.

500 25 Dec 00 Testudo graeca From "b" position in block of six. Image is identical to image on 3000 denom. stamp that appears on the s/s. A Cinderella stamp. Date is from CTO cancel.

1000 25 Dec 00 Chersina angulata From "c" position in block of six. A Cinderella stamp. Date is from CTO cancel.

1500 25 Dec 00 Kinixys erosa From "d" position in block of six. A Cinderella stamp. Date is from CTO cancel.

2000 25 Dec 00 Geochelone pardalis From "e" position in block of six. A Cinderella stamp. Date is from CTO cancel.

2500 25 Dec 00 Gopherus polyphemus From "f" position in block of six. A Cinderella stamp. Date is from CTO cancel.

3000 25 Dec 00 See Description S/S w/ an unidentified giant tortoise in the selvedge and Testudo graeca on the stamp. The image on the stamp is identical to that on the 500 denom. stamp on the block of six. Only the denom. varies. A Cinderella item. It is unusual in that the entire selvedge is perforated, right to the edge of the paper. Date is from CTO cancel.

Various 28 Nov 10 Chelodina timorensis Pane of six se-tenant stamps depicting various amphibians and reptiles. Inscribed " 2010 - International Year of Biodiversity".

50c 28 Nov 10 Chelodina timorensis Individual stamp w/ turtle from sheet of six issued this date. Anterior half of turtle, facing left.


ECUADOR


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1.97usd 2009? Geochelone elephantopus Postal stationery (postal card) w/ tortoise on imprinted stamp. Tortoise facing right w/ trees in background.

50 2009 Geochelone elephantopus Portrait of Charles Darwin in upper half of stamp. Four rectangular pictures across lower half of stamp, one of which depicts a tortoise (Lonesome George). Additional tortoise in the middle of the numeral "0" in the number "50".

$5 2007? Chelonia mydas Two turtles swimming to right underwater; one in foreground and one in background. From set of ten marine creatures.

Various 13 Jan 12 Two species Booklet of eight stamps depicting fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Sea turtle on one, giant tortoise on one.

75c 13 Jan 12 Geochelone nigra Individual stamp w/ tortoise from booklet of eight issued this date.

$1.00 13 Jan 12 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ sea turtle from booklet of eight issued this date.

SC 342 10c 1936 Geochelone elephantopus

SC 874 70c 16 Aug 73 Geochelone elephantopus

SC 1119 50s 12 Feb 86 Geochelone elephantopus Turtle is incorrectly identified by Scott as a sea turtle.

SC 1281 100s 10 Apr 92 Geochelone elephantopus

SC 1344 600s 19 Jul 94 Geochelone elephantopus Tiny tortoise in upper right quadrant of small logo for "Ecuador Antarctica Program". Tortoise is directly opposite penguin in logo. Inscribed "Presence of Ecuador in Antarctic". Magnification needed to see tortoise distinctly.

SC 1345 900s 19 Jul 94 Geochelone elephantopus Tiny tortoise in upper right quadrant of small logo for "Ecuador Antarctica Program". Tortoise is directly opposite penguin in logo. Inscribed "Presence of Ecuador in Antarctic". Magnification needed to see tortoise distinctly.

SC 1491 7000s 03 Sep 99 G. elephantopus abingdoni Se-tenant strip of ten 7,000s stamps w/ turtle on one. Honors Charles Darwin Foundation.

SC 1491 j 7000s 03 Sep 99 G. elephantopus abingdoni Single stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Ecuador #1491. Head-on photo of adult w/ head lowered. Honors Charles Darwin Foundation.

SC 1492 15000s 03 Sep 99 G. elephantopus porteri Se-tenant strip of ten 15,000s stamps w/ turtle on one. Honors Charles Darwin Foundation.

SC 1492 f 15000s 03 Sep 99 G. elephantopus porteri Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Ecuador #1492. Head-on photo of adult. Honors Charles Darwin Foundation.

SC 1671 $1.05 09 May 03 Chelonia mydas agassizi Horizontal pair w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "Reserva Marina de Galapagos".

SC 1671 b $1.05 09 May 03 Chelonia mydas agassizi Adult swimming up and right. Inscribed "Reserva Marina de Galapagos". Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Ecuador #1671.

SC 1719 $1.05 23 Dec 04 Small Stylized Turtle Many birds, animals, trees, etc. in circular design in middle of stamp. Small turtle at bottom of circle. Stamp inscribed "Proteccion del Medio Ambiente" and "America '04".

SC 1720 0.40c 18 Feb 05 Chelonoids abingdonii Photo of tortoise as main design feature plus small stylized tortoise and hammerhead shark in logo in lower right corner. Wording under logo as follows: "Parque Nacional Galapagos Ecuador".

SC 1721 .90c 18 Feb 05 Stylized Tortoise Marine Iguana is main design feature. Small stylized tortoise and hammerhead shark on logo in upper left corner. Wording under logo as follows: "Parque Nacional Galapagos Ecuador".

SC 1722 $2.15 18 Feb 05 Stylized Tortoise Sula granti (Nacza Booby) is main design feature. Small stylized tortoise and hammerhead shark on logo in upper right corner. Wording under logo as follows: "Parque Nacional Galapagos Ecuador".

SC 1723 $3.00 18 Feb 05 Stylized Tortoise Frigate bird is main design feature. Small stylized tortoise and hammerhead shark on logo in upper right corner. Wording under logo as follows: "Parque Nacional Galapagos Ecuador".

SC 1724 $2.00 18 Feb 05 Stylized Tortoise S/S w/ Swallow-tailed gulls as main design feature. One gull w/ wings outstretched. Small stylized tortoise and hammerhead shark in logo in upper left corner. Wording under logo as follows: "Parque Nacional Galapagos Ecuador".

SC 1750 40c 26 Sep 05 Chelonia mydas Block of four containing one Scott Ecuador #1750d which depicts the turtle. Scott lists date as 26 Sept 05 but an FDC exists dated 26 Dec 05.

SC 1750 d 0.40 26 Sep 05 Chelonia mydas Photo of SCUBA diver and turtle underwater. Inscribed "Galapagos", "Tortuga Marina" and "Los Cuarto Mundos". Individual stamp from Scott Ecuador #1750. Scott lists date as 26 Sept 05 but an FDC exists dated 26 Dec 05.

SC 1842 30c 01 Nov 06 Geochelone elephantopus Horizontal strip of five 30c stamps w/ a turtle on one. Stamp w/ turtle is Scott Ecuador #1842a which Scott incorrectly identifies as a sea turtle.

SC 1842 a 30c 01 Nov 06 Geochelone elephantopus Adult facing left w/ head turned to face viewer. Inscribed "Islas Galapagos", "Galapago" and "IMP.IGM -2006". Scott incorrectly identifies the turtle as a sea turtle.

SC 1913 0.40c 30 Nov 07 Chelonia mydas Turtle swimming to right underwater is main design element. Inscribed "Galapagos" in large letters in lower right corner.

SC 1924 1.20usd 18 Mar 08 Geochelone elephantopus Tortoise in lower left corner of stamp. Three windmill type electric generators in background. Small map of Galapagos Islands in upper right corner. Inscribed "Galapagos" in large letters in lower right corner. Inscribed "Proyecto Ealico San Cristobal" in small letters in bottom selvedge.

SC 1934 32c 28 Jul 08 Cartoon-Like Turtle Fiftieth Anniversary of the Higher Polytechnic Institute of the Coast. School's emblem is circular, w/ a turtle in the center and it appears twice on the stamp. Stamp inscribed "50 Anos Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral".

SC 1974 0.25c 18 Aug 09 Geochelone elephantopus Se-tenant pair of 25c stamps w/ tortoise on left stamp and giant panda and cub on right stamp. Issued for 100 years of diplomatic relations between Ecuador and China.

SC 1974 a 0.25c 18 Aug 09 Geochelone elephantopus Individual stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Ecuador #1974. Issued for 100 years of diplomatic relations between Ecuador and China.

SC 1981 $5 30 Nov 09 Geochelone nigra Depicts Charles Darwin, a map of the Galapagos Islands, a volcano, a bird, a cactus and a tortoise. A small additional tortoise in the numeral "0" of the number "50". Issued for the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Darwin and the 50th anniversary of Galapagos National Park. The tortoise depicted is "Lonesome George" the last living Geochelone nigra abingdoni.

SC 1982 $1 & $2 30 Nov 09 Geochelone nigra Pane of eight $1 stamps and one $2 stamp showing various flora and fauna. The eight $1 stamps are arranged on a pattern of blue human arms arranged in a "starburst" pattern with the hands interlocking at the center of the sheet. Issued for the 200th birth anniversary of Charles Darwin and the 50th anniversary of Galapagos National Park. Turtle on circular $2 stamp at center of sheet is "Lonesome George" the last living Geochelone nigra abingdoni.

SC 1982 i $2 30 Nov 09 Geochelone nigra Individual circular stamp w/ turtle from Scott Ecuador #1982. The turtle depicted is "Lonesome George" the last living Geochelone nigra abingdoni.

SC 2021 Various 18 Mar 11 Two Species Booklet pane of eight stamps plus two labels. Turtles on two of the stamps. Each stamp inscribed "Galapagos" near bottom margin.

SC 2021 f 75c 18 Mar 11 Geochelone nigra Anterior half of one individual facing left. Stamp inscribed "Galapagos" near bottom margin.

SC 2021 g $1.00 18 Mar 11 Chelonia mydas agassisi One individual swimming right underwater. Stamp inscribed "Galapagos" near bottom margin.

SC 2031 Various 20 Sep 11 Kinosternon scorpioides Booklet pane of eight stamps w/ turtle on one. Each stamp depicts a reptile or an amphibian and is inscribed "Yasuni-itt" near bottom margin. Turtle is misidentified on stamp as Chelonoides denticuata. The subspecies depicted is Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides.

SC 2031 a 0.25usd 20 Sep 11 Kinosternon scorpioides Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Ecuador #2031. Turtle facing right w/ a jet black background. Stamp inscribed "Yasuni-itt" near bottom margin. Turtle is misidentified on stamp as Chelonoides denticuata. The subspecies depicted is Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides.

SC C 391 4.20s 31 Oct 61 Geochelone elephantopus This is Scott Ecuador LC3 o/p in red: "Estacion de Biologia Maritima de Galapagos" and "UNESCO 1961".

SC C 719 50s 12 Feb 81 Geochelone elephantopus The writing across the bottom of the stamp is normally yellow but a variation exists where the same writing is printed in bright red.

SC O 192 10c 1936 Geochelone elephantopus This is Scott Ecuador #342 o/p in black w/ a vertical: "OFFICIAL".

SC LC 3 4.20s 19 Jul 57 Geochelone elephantopus Listed under "Galapagos Islands" at the end of "Ecuador" in the Scott Catalog.


EGYPT


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1439 50p 15 Jun 91 Unidentified Tortoise Many animals w/ prominent tortoise in foreground. 100th Anniv. of Giza Zoo.


EL SALVADOR


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See SALVADOR


ELISTA

Elista is a city in Russia at 46.16N, 44.14E.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1.00r Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6061. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

3.00r Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6063. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

5.00r Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6064. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

10.00r Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6066A. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

25.00r Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067A. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

50.00r Stylized Sea Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.


EQUATORIAL GUINEA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

$3.00 2001? Chelonia mydas Strip of four (lizard, snake, turtle, snail). Indigenous Fauna issue.

$3.00 2001? Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from strip of four.

Various 2010? Twelve Different Species Sheet of twelve stamps w/ a photograph of a different turtle on each. Two similar sheets exist. This one has two Geochelone radiata on stamp in upper left corner. No marginal inscriptions or markings on sheet.

3.0$ 2010? Geochelone radiata Semi-dorsal view of two individuals, facing camera. From sheet of twelve.

2.5$ 2010? Geochelone elegans One individual, facing right. From sheet of twelve.

1.25$ 2010? Chelydra serpentina One individual on land, facing camera. From sheet of twelve.

0.75$ 2010? Chelonia mydas One individual swimming left, underwater. From sheet of twelve.

3.0$ 2010? Megalochelys gigantea Two individuals on land, facing right. From sheet of twelve.

2.5$ 2010? Geochelone pardalis One individual facing left. From sheet of twelve.

1.25$ 2010? Macroclemys temminckii One individual on land, facing left. From sheet of twelve.

0.75$ 2010? Pseudemys scripta One adult on log, facing right. From sheet of twelve.

3.0$ 2010? Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming three-quarters left. From sheet of twelve.

2.5$ 2010? Geochelone sulcata Semi-dorsal view of one individual facing camera. From sheet of twelve.

1.25$ 2010? Chelonoidis elephantopus One individual facing three-quarters right. From sheet of twelve.

0.75$ 2010? Geochelone carbonaria One individual facing three-quarters left. Very pale in color for G. carbonaria. From sheet of twelve.

Various 2010? Twelve Different Species Sheet of twelve stamps w/ a photograph of a different turtle on each. Two similar sheets exist. This one has a Geochelone sulcata on stamp in upper left corner.

3.0$ 2010? Geochelone sulcata One individual facing left. From sheet of twelve.

2.5$ 2010? Pyxis arachnoides One individual facing three-quarters right. From sheet of twelve.

1.25$ 2010? Malacochersus tornieri Two individuals facing right, one mounting the other. From sheet of twelve.

0.75$ 2010? Elusor macrurus Close-up of head, facing camera. Tuft of green filamentous algae on top of head. From sheet of twelve.

3.0$ 2010? Platysternon megacephalum One individual on land, facing right. From sheet of twelve.

2.5$ 2010? Chelonoides carbonaria One individual facing right w/ neck fully extended. From sheet of twelve.

1.25$ 2010? Manouria emys Two individuals facing right, one mounting the other. From sheet of twelve.

0.75$ 2010? Gopherus agassizzi One individual facing right w/ head turned toward the camera. From sheet of twelve.

3.0$ 2010? Caretta caretta One individual at water's surface being supported by a man, apparently standing in shallow water. From sheet of twelve.

2.5$ 2010? Indotestudo elongata Anterior third of one individual facing right. From sheet of twelve.

1.25$ 2010? Asterochelys radiata Two individuals facing three-quarters right, one mounting the other. From sheet of twelve.

0.75$ 2010? Homopus signatus One individual, facing right. Two large, yellow flowers in background. From sheet of twelve.

1.5$ 2010? Unidentified Tortoise A small sheetlet w/ one stamp depicting a two-headed tortoise facing three-quarters left. Two small cartoon tortoises on either side of stamp, in sheet margin.

3$ Geochelone chilensis S/S of one stamp depicting a semi-dorsal view of turtle facing left. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of tortoise inscribed on stamp in red.

3$ Clemmys insculpta S/S of one stamp depicting a semi-dorsal view of an immature turtle facing right. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Both stamp and sheet selvedge inscribed "Glyptemus insculpta" in red. Glyptemys is a very old synonym for Clemmys. It is no longer the correct name for this turtle and in addiion, it is misspelled on the stamp and the selvedge of the sheet.

3$ Cuora amboinensis S/S of one stamp depicting a turtle facing right w/ head raised. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red.

5$ Clemmys muhlenbergii S/S of one stamp depicting a turtle facing left. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in yellow.

3$ Graptemys versa S/S of one stamp depicting a semi-dorsal view of turtle facing right. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red.

Various Unknown Three Species Large sheet of ten stamps plus two labels w/ a turtle on each one. There are three different designs on the stamps. Two of them are repeated four times and the third one is repeated twice on te sheet. Chelonia mydas on the two laels. A tab is attached to each of the stamps and each tab depicts the flag and the coat-of-arms of Equatorial Guinea. These stamps are probably Cinderellas.

$3.0 Unknown Aldabrachelys gigantea Two tortoises mating. From sheet of ten that has flags and coats-of-arms on attached tabs.

$2.5 Unknown Manouria impressa One individual facing right w/ body raised well off of the ground. From sheet of ten that has flags and coats-of-arms on attached tabs.

$0.75 Unknown Chelonia mydas One individual swimming left underwater. From sheet of ten that has flags and coats-of-arms on attached tabs.

Various Unidentified Softshell Block of four stamps with a single image of a coin covering all four stamps so that one-fourth of the coin is on each stamp. Turtle is primary design feature on the coin. Coin is a one-ruble Russian coin issued in 2003.

25ek Unidentified Softshell Stamp from upper left position of block of four with one fourth of Russian coin depicting turtle. Shows left hind leg of turtle and part of carapace.

50ek Unidentified Softshell Stamp from upper right position of block of four with one fourth of Russian coin depicting turtle. Shows left front leg, head and part of carapace of turtle.

60ek Unidentified Softshell Stamp from lower left position of block of four with one fourth of Russian coin depicting turtle. Shows tail and part of carapace of turtle. Also shows small WWF panda logo.

75ek Unidentified Softshell Stamp from lower right position of block of four with one fourth of Russian coin depicting turtle. Shows right front leg of turtle plus part of neck and part of carapace.

Various Eight Different Species Large sheet of twenty-four different stamps, all w/ photos of tortoises or freshwater turtles. Twenty small pictures of turtles appear in the left and right margins of sheet. Upper and lower margins of sheet inscribed w/ the scientific names of the turtles on the stamps.

3$ Chelodina longicollis S/S of one stamp depicting a ventral view of the turtle in water. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in blue.

3$ Geochelone sulcata S/S of one stamp depicting a semi-dorsal view of a young tortoise. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. Scientific name appears in upper selvedge of sheet but species name is misspelled "suicata".

5$ Testudo graeca S/S of one stamp depicting a semi-dorsal view of turtle facing left. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red.

5$ Testudo graeca S/S of one stamp depicting a semi-dorsal view of tortoise facing right. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of tortoise inscribed on stamp in red.

5$ Testudo graeca S/S of one stamp depicting turtle facing left w/ head extended. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red.

5$ Cuora trifasciata? S/S of one stamp depicting an adult facing left and up. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. Turtle is actually Cuora galbinifrons, not trifasciata as indicated on stamp and sheet.

5$ Cuora trifasciata? S/S of one individual facing right. Same photograph faintly appears in selvedge, around stamp. WWF symbol in lower left corner of sheet. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. This turtle is probably mis-identified on the stamp and sheet. Actual identity of pictured turtle is unknown.

a 1c Chelodina longicollis Ventral view of head, neck, and anterior portion of plastron. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

b 3c Chelodina longicollis Anterior half of adult on log. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

c 5c Chelodina longicollis Dorsal view of adult w/ head fully extended and elevated. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

d 25c Chelodina longicollis Sub-adult on land, facing right, w/ head and neck fully extended. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

e 35c Chelodina longicicollis Two hatchlings; dorsal view of one, the other on it's back. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

f 50c Chelodina longicollis Close-up of hatchling facing left. Head and feet withdrawn. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

g 70c Emys orbicularis Adult facing right w/ head withdrawn. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

h 75c Emys orbicularis Adult facing right, head extended. Bright pattern on shell. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

i 80c Emys orbicularis Adult facing right, head partially extended. No pattern visible on shell. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

j 1$ Graptemys geographica Head of adult facing right. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

k 2$ Graptemys geographica Head and anterior half of shell of adult facing right. Although the stamp is inscribed Graptemys geographica, this is incorrect. The turtle depicted is most likely Pseudemys rubiventris. From sheet of twenty four.

l 70c Graptemys geographica Adult on land, facing right. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

l 1c Malaclemys terrapin Adult w/ highly patterned shell, facing right. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

m 3c Malaclemys terrapin Adult on grass facing left. Plain, olive-colored shell. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

n 5c Malaclemys terrapin Adult on grass, facing left. Highly patterned shell. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

o 25c Testudo hermanni Adult on grass, facing left. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

p 35c Testudo hermanni Adult on grass, facing right. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

q 50c Testudo hermanni Adult on grass facing toward camera. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

r 70c Testudo horsfieldi Brightly colored immature specimen facing left. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

s 75c Testudo horsfieldi Two individuals: one facing right, one facing away from camera. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

t 80c Testudo horsfieldi Adult facing right. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

u 1$ Phrynops hilarii Adult facing right. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

v 2$ Phrynops hilarii Head of adult, facing left. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

w 70c Phrynops geoffroanus Adult on land, facing left. Scientific name of turtle inscribed on stamp in red. From sheet of twenty four.

SC 74 150b 01 May 84 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle is lying on its back on the beach, next to a native canoe.

SC 230 400f 1998 Unidentified Sea Turtle Se-tenant strip of four 400f stamps w/ turtle on one. Date in selvedge is 1987 but actually issued in 1998.

SC 230 c 400f 1998 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Equatorial Guinea 230. Date in selvedge is 1987 but actually issued in 1998.

SC 7712 1 130e Aug 1977 Geochelone elephantopus Airmail s/s. The Scott catalog uses an entirely different numbering system for Equitorial Guinea from 1972 thru 1978. See 1993 Scott Catalog, Vol. 2, pg. 1095.

SC 7712 1 130e Aug 1977 Geochelone elephantopus Single stamp from s/s of Aug 1977. No separate Scott No. for the single stamp.


ERITREA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 2001 Four Chelonian Species Pane of four se-tenant stamps w/ a different chelonian on each. Rotary emblem on each stamp. Declared "illegal" by Eritrian postal officials (Scott Stamp Monthly, Oct 2004, pg.86)

1 2001 Testudo graeca Adult on land, facing right. Rotary emblem in lower right. From sheet of four. Declared "illegal" by Eritrian postal officials (Scott Stamp Monthly, Oct 2004, pg.86).

2 2001 Trachemys scripta elegans Adult on land facing slightly left. Rotary emblem in upper left. From sheet of four. Declared "illegal" by Eritrian postal officials (Scott Stamp Monthly, Oct 2004, pg.86).

3 2001 Clemmys insculpta On land, facing right. Rotary emblem in upper right. From sheet of four. Declared "illegal" by Eritrian postal officials (Scott Stamp Monthly, Oct 2004, pg.86).

5 2001 Geochelone elephantopus Adult on land facing slightly left. Rotary emblem in upper right. From sheet of four. Declared "illegal" by Eritrian postal officials (Scott Stamp Monthly, Oct 2004, pg.86).

10 2001 Unidentified Tortoise S/S of one stamp w/ a tortoise (Homopus?) on a green background, facing right. Rotary International logo in lower right corner of stamp. Three cheetahs in margin of sheet. A CTO example exists w/ a cancellation date of "05 09 2001".

10.00 2005 4 Species of Sea Turtles S/S of one stamp. Stamp depicts Pteraspis, an extinct, armored fish. Four sea turtles in selvedge. No turtles on stamp. Scout emblem and Rotary emblem on stamp. Almost certainly an illegal issue.

SC 297 3Nfa 29 Dec 97 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane of nine 3Nfa stamps w/ turtle on one. Pane 1 of two panes issued on the same date.

SC 297 b 3Nfa 29 Dec 97 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Eritrea 297. Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Eritria #297.


ESTONIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

3.60 09 Oct 03 Unidentified Skeleton Postal card w/ turtle skeleton in cachet. Stamp is imprinted on card. Issued for 150th Anniv. of the Estonian Naturalists' Society. Imprinted stamp depicts Karl Ernst Von Baer.


ETHIOPIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 812 10c 15 Dec 76 Testudo sp.

SC 900 70c 14 Nov 78 Stylized Sea Turtle Small silhouette of a turtle.


EVENKIA (EVENKI, EVENKYA)

Evenkia is an autonomous Oblast in Siberia.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

800 Trionyx sinensis Strip of five stamps o/p'd in black on old Soviet Union definitives. Each new stamp covers four of the old Soviet stamps. O/P'd designs include 3 lizards, 1 snake and one softshell turtle. WWF emblem on each stamp. ID of turtle inscribed on stamp. Five different strips exist, all w/ the same o/p's, but printed on five different Russian definitives as follows: Scott Russia #4517, 4520, 5727, 5733, and 5984. Region also known as EVREYSKAYA, JEWISH REPUBLIC and BIROBIDJAN.

800 Stylized Softshell Single stamp w/ turtle from strip of five created by overprinting old Soviet Union definitives. Depicts unauthorized WWF emblem.


EVREYSKAYA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See EVENKIA


FALKLAND ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 344 5p 19 Apr 82 Stylized Sea Turtle From Darwin set.

SC 345 17p 19 Apr 82 Stylized Sea Turtle From Darwin set.

SC 346 25p 19 Apr 82 Stylized Sea Turtle From Darwin set.

SC 347 34p 19 Apr 82 Stylized Sea Turtle From Darwin set.


FERNANDO PO


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC B 10 10c + 5c 23 Nov 61 Unidentified Chelonian Turtle has characteristics of both a sea turtle and a tortoise.

SC B 12 30c+10c 23 Nov 61 Unidentified Chelonian Turtle has characteristics of both a sea turtle and a tortoise.


FERR ISLANDS

These islands are probably fictitious.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

25 2010 Nine Species Cinderella sheetlet of nine stamps, each w/ a photo of a different turtle. Designated as Sheetlet #1 on this web site.

25 2010 Testudo graeca One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Testudo hermanni hermanni One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Testudo kleinmanni One individual facing left. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Testudo horsfieldi One individual facing right. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Pseudemys nelsoni One individual on a log, facing right. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Pseudemys rubiventris One individual facing 3/4 right, w/ head withdrawn. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Testudo marginata sarda One individual facing right. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Pseudemys texana One individual on log facing right. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Pyxis arachnoides One individual facing left. From sheetlet #1.

25 2010 Nine Different Species Cinderella sheetlet of nine stamps, each w/ a photo of a different turtle. Designated as sheetlet #2 on this web site.

25 2010 Terrapene c. carolina One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Emys orbicularis One individual facing almost directly towards camera. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene carolina bauri One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene ornata One individual facing right. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene coahuila Head on close-up of one individual w/ head and neck bent to viewer's left. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene c. yucatana Semi-dorsal view of one individual facing right and up. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene c. triunguis One individual facing almost directly towards camera. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene c. mexicana Close-up of head facing 3/4 left. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Terrapene carolina major One individual facing right. From sheetlet #2.

25 2010 Nine Different Species Cinderella sheetlet of nine stamps, each w/ a photo of a different turtle. Designated as Sheetlet #3 on this web site.

25 2010 Graptemys caglei One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Malaclemys terrapin One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Graptemys geographica One individual facing right, w/ head and neck extended and raised. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Pseudemys floridana One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Graptemys ernsti One individual facing 3/4 left. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Graptemys flavimaculata One individual facing left. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Graptemys ouachitensis One individual facing right. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Graptemys oculifera One individual on a log, facing left and downward. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Graptemys nigrinoda One individual on a log, facing left. From sheetlet #3.

25 2010 Nine Different Species Cinderella sheetlet of nine stamps, each w/ a photo of a different turtle. Designated as Sheetlet #4 on this web site.

25 2010 Deirochelys reticularia One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #4. The subspecies depicted is chrysea.

25 2010 Chrysemys picta dorsalis One individual facing right. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Chrysemys picta marginata One individual facing 3/4 left. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Actinemys marmorata One individual facing left w/ head and neck extended and elevated. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Glyptemys muhlenbergii One individual facing left. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Glyptemys insculpta One individual facing right. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Graptemys barbouri One individual on log, facing left. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Emydoidea blandingii One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #4.

25 2010 Clemmys guttata One individual facing 3/4 right. From sheetlet #4.


FIJI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

50c 2005 Terrapene carolina Personalized stamps made w/ customer-supplied photographs on attached tabs. At least two different stamps have been produced w/ turtles. See Appendix VI for images of the two turtle stamps.

SC 164 1p 03 Dec 62 Stylized Sea Turtles

SC 176 1p 14 Jan 64 Stylized Sea Turtles This stamp is the same as Scott Fiji #164 except for the watermark.

SC 792 Various 26 May 97 Eretmochelys imbricata s/s with four stamps which forms a continuous above-water and below-water scene.

SC 792 a 63c 26 May 97 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult laying eggs.

SC 792 b 81c 26 May 97 Eretmochelys imbricata Hatchlings emerging from nest.

SC 792 c $1.06 26 May 97 Eretmochelys imbricata Hatchlings entering sea.

SC 792 d $2.00 26 May 97 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult underwater.


FRANCE


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

2.80f 26 Jun 95 Cartoon Tortoise Postal Stationery; envelope w/ tortoise and hare design. Same design as Scott France #2491.

None 26 Jun 95 Cartoon Tortoise Card issued by French Post Office w/ enlarged Tortoise and Hare design from Scott France #2491. This is NOT postal stationery; There is no postage printed on the card.

None 10 Nov 97 Cartoon Tortoise Postal Stationery w/ Tortoise & Hare from Aesop's Fables on front and back of envelope. No face value on imprinted stamps.

none 2005 Terrapene carolina Red, non-denominated stamp w/ a modern rendition of Marianne and a customer-supplied phhotograph on an attached tab. See Appendix VI for an image of this stamp.

1.11 Eur 2005 Terrapene carolina Violet colored stamp w/ traditional rendition of Marianne and customer-supplied photograph on attached tab. At least one such stamp has been produced w/ a turtle. See Appendix VI for image of this stamp.

None Unknown Dermochelys coriacea Postal stationery. Envelope w/ Scott France #2892 printed directly on it (w/o a denomination). "Postage Paid" in three languages inscribed directly under the the printed stamp.

2.80f Unknown Cartoon Turtle Postal stationery. Postal card w/ Scott France #2491 printed directly on it.

0.10 1993 Cartoon Turtle Booklet of ten 0.10f stamps. Booklet cover depicts grapes, a tortoise and a flying donkey. Booklet appears to have been assembled by hand using actual stamps and a cover printed for a specific stamp show. Front cover of booklet inscribed "Gonfaron - Exposition Philatelique - 3 et 4 Avril 1993" along w/ additional writing. Back cover inscribed "Musee Regional du Timbre".

** 30 Nov 11 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet of twelve stamps entitled "2011 - Annee des Outre-Mer" (Year of Overseas Territories) with each stamp representing one territory. Turtle is on the stamp representing New Caledonia and also on booklet cover. ** Stamps are non-denominated but are imprinted "lettre prioritaire 20g".

** 30 Nov 11 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from booklet of twelve issued this date. Depicts a hut, a boat, a turtle swimming near beach and other animals and objects. ** Stamp is non-denominated but is imprinted "lettre prioritaire 20g".

SC 2262 3fr 14 Sep 91 Testudo hermanni This stamp includes a small sketch of the rear view, showing the divided supracaudal scute.

SC 2491 2.80f 26 Jun 95 Cartoon Turtle Tortoise winning race w/ hare. Single stamp from Scott France 2491a.

SC 2491 a 2.80f 26 Jun 95 Cartoon Turtle Tortoise winning race w/ hare. Strip of six stamps and two labels honoring Jean de La Fontaine.

SC 2879 a .46+.09e 16 Mar 02 Cartoon Tortoise S/S of one semi-postal stamp (0.46 euros for postage and 0.09 euros for the French Red Cross). Turtle in selvedge of sheet; no turtle on stamp. Boy, dog and ball on stamp. Sheet inscribed "Boule & Bill". Stamp inscribed "Fete du Timbre".

SC 2879 b Various 16 Mar 02 Cartoon Tortoise Booklet of three semi-postals (0.46 euros + 0.09 euros) plus five regular postage stamps (0.46 euros). Booklet cover depicts cartoon tortoise lying on back, laughing. No turtles on stamps. Booklet cover inscribed "Boule & Bill". Each of the eight stamps inscribed "Fete du Timbre".

SC 2892 0.41 e 04 May 02 Dermochelys coriacea Close up of anterior half of body, swimming right. This stamp is part of a set of four and also appears on Scott France #2895a. Stamp inscribed "La tortue luth".

SC 2895 a Various 04 May 02 Dermochelys coriacea Sheet of four stamps with turtle on one. Sheet inscribed "Animaux Marins".

SC 3709 2.22e 19 Sep 09 Stylized Turtle S/S of two stamps commemorating the botanical garden in Paris. Bottom margin of sheet depicts a turtle partially hidden beneath a pink flower. Although each stamp is dated "La Poste 2009", the bottom of the sheet is inscribed "Le Salon du Timbre 2010, Jardins de France". No turtles on stamps; on sheet margin only.

SC B 479 a 30 Nov 74 Unidentified Carapace This is a booklet w/ 8 stamps. The back cover of the booklet shows the cradle of King Henry IV, which was a large turtle carapace.

SC B 512 1f + 25c 02 Dec 78 Cartoon Tortoise

SC B 512 a 1f + 25c 02 Dec 78 Cartoon Tortoise This is a booklet w/ four Scott France #B512's and four France #B513's. There is also a tortoise on the back cover of the booklet.


FRENCH MOROCCO


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

N/A 20f 1964 Testudo graeca Three different color essays of this stamp exist (reddish-brown, pale gray, and medium green), but the stamp itself was never issued.


FRENCH POLYNESIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 289 18f 24 Jun 76 Chelonia mydas The turtle on the stamp is highly stylized and unrecognizable to species but the name on the stamp itself is Chelonia mydas.

SC 432 51f 19 Feb 86 Chelonia mydas

SC 461 21f 13 May 87 Stylized Sea Turtle The turtle on this stamp is a petroglyph (rock painting) from Raiatea Island. It is crude and highly stylized.

SC 470 32fr 14 Oct 87 Turtle Shell Decoration The plumed head band on the extreme left side of this stamp is made partly from turtle shell according to the Postmaster in Papeete, Tahiti (personal correspondance w/ D. N. Riemer).

SC 657 22 & 29 04 May 95 Chelonia mydas Strip of three stamps and two labels, including 657a and 657b. A black and white line drawing of Chelonia mydas is on one of the labels.

SC 657 a 22f 04 May 95 Chelonia mydas Close-up of Head.

SC 657 b 29f 04 May 95 Chelonia mydas Side View of Adult Swimming.

SC 666 83f 12 Aug 95 Cartoon Turtle Turtle w/ flowers on head and "TAHITI 95" written on plastron. Issued for the 10th South Pacific Games.

SC 724 96f 15 Oct 97 Unidentified Sea Turtle? Stamp depicts a work of art with two figures made of inlaid mother-of-pearl. These figures resemble sea turtles. According to the postmistress in Papeete, Tahiti, these figures represent lizards, but they look more like sea turtles.

SC 741 200f 18 Sep 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small turtle in underwater and above water scene. Inscribed "Les fonds marins".

SC 896 a 440f 27 May 05 Chelonia mydas S/S of four stamps (two 90f and two 130f). Large sea turtle in margin of sheet. Sheet itself has a denom of 440f which is the sum of the denoms of the individual stamps. Sheet inscribed "Fonds Marins: Poissons".

SC 910 90f 16 Dec 05 Cartoon Sea Turtle Children's drawing: Sea turtle w/ Santa hat on small island; two reindeer on larger island. Christmas stamp for 2005.

SC 1009 100f 11 Sep 09 Chelonia mydas Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott French Polynesia #1010a. Turtle swimming to right w/ its upside-down image reflected in the bottom of the water surface, above the turtle.

SC 1010 a 310f 11 Sep 09 Chelonia mydas S/S w/ three stamps showing three different marine animals. Sheet margin shows diver and various marine animals, including a turtle. An additional turtle on one stamp (the 100f value). Sheet margin inscribed "Plongee, Tortue, Baleine". Each stamp has its own denomination but the sheet has a denomination of its own (310f) in the lower left corner.

SC 1062 100f 27 Sep 11 Unidentified Sea Turtle Booklet pane of twelve Marine Life stamps issued this date. One stamp shows anterior half of turtle swimming downward and left plus small fish and coral. Stamps were issued in flat strips that can be folded into simple booklets.

SC 1062 i 100f 27 Sep 11 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott French Polynesia #1062.


FRENCH SOUTHERN & ANTARCTIC TERR.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 388 0.54e 10 May 07 Chelonia mydas S/S of five stamps, each depicting one of the Iles Esparses (Scattered Islands), in the Indian Ocean, owned by France. Large turtle in right margin of sheet but no turtles on stamps. A considerable amount of French text and a map in sheet margin. Inscribed "Iles Eparses" in prominent white writing.

SC 420 None* 05 Nov 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Large prestige booklet w/ four blocks of four different stamps each, plus the photograph from which the turtle stamp image was taken and a turtle on the outside of the back cover. * Although non-denominated, the stamps are described as being permanently valid for mailings of less than 20 grams "between bases of the FAAT". They therefore appear to be valid locals.

SC 420 e none* 05 Nov 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott French Southern & Antarctic Territories #420. * Although non-denominated, this stamp is permanently valid for mailings of less than 20 grams between bases of the FAAT.


GABON


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

2300f 2010 Geochelone elephantopus S/S of one stamp w/ a tortoise on both the stamp and the bottom margin of the sheet. Darwin's portrait on stamp. Sheet inscribed "Charles Robert Darwin - 1809-1882".

2300f 2010 Geochelone elephantopus Individual stamp from s/s of one, issued for The 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Stamp depicts Darwin, a tortoise, a microscope, a butterfly, etc.

SC 842 100f 25 Dec 96 Stylized Sea Turtle Map of world w/ tiny sea turtle in Atlantic Ocean.


GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

Legitimate Galapagos Islands stamps are listed under ECUADOR.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1000s Chelus fimbriatus Cinderella embossed on gold foil. Embossing is very shallow, making image difficult to see.

1000s Chelydra serpentina Cinderella embossed on gold foil. Embossing is very shallow, making image difficult to see.


GAMBIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 539 75b 27 Nov 84 Caretta caretta Adult swimming to right. Small picture of man's head in upper right corner. This stamp was formerly listed as #535 by Scott and was therefore listed under that number on this site. Scott has now changed the number to #539.

SC 1111 20d 28 Aug 91 Cartoon Turtle Disney s/s w/ three cartoon turtles in border. One turtle's head extends onto stamp. Sheet inscribed "The Beginning of the Armadillos". Mickey Mouse on stamp.

SC 1606 3dal Dec 1994 Archelon sp. Pane of twelve se-tenant stamps, each depicting a different prehistoric animal. Scott lists denom. as 3 dal, Linn's lists denom. as 2 dal. Scott lists date as "1995", Linn's lists date as Dec. 94.

SC 1606 l 3dal Dec 1994 Archelon sp. One of a pane of twelve se-tenant stamps. Scott lists denom. as 3 dal, Linn's lists denom. as 2 dal. Scott lists date as "1995", Linn's lists date as Dec 94.

SC 1623 3dal 20 Jun 95 Dermochelys coriacea Pane of twelve se-tenant stamps inscribed "The Gambia Marine Life" in the margin. Turtle on one stamp only. Date also reported as 16 May 95.

SC 1623 a 3dal 20 Jun 95 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia 1623. Date also reported as 16 May 95.

SC 1741 4d 15 Apr 96 Pelusios adansonii Sheetlet of nine stamps inscribed "Wildlife of Africa". Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1741 i 4d 15 Apr 96 Pelusios adansonii Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia 1741. Turtle basking on a log.

SC 1864 10d 28 Jan 97 Cartoon Turtle Mickey Mouse being carried in mouth of giant chelonian. s/s inscribed "The Intelligent Tortoise gives a ride to the Master San Tang.

SC 1864 a 10d Cartoon Turtle Scott Gambia #1864 w/ Happy Birthday Emblem o/p in lower left corner in black.

SC 1870 1.50d 24 Feb 97 Dermochelys coriacea Endangered Species of the World - s/s I. Sheetlet of twenty different stamps. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1870 c 1.50d 24 Feb 97 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia 1870.

SC 1871 1.50d 24 Feb 97 Geochelone chilensis Endangered Species of the World - s/s II. Sheetlet of twenty different stamps. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1871 p 1.50d 24 Feb 97 Geochelone chilensis Single stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Gambia 1871.

SC 2161 3d 01 Aug 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheetlet of twelve 3d values w/ turtle on one. Sheet inscribed "Sea Creatures". Date also reported as July 1999.

SC 2161 c 3d 01 Aug 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia 2161. Due to a typo, this stamp was formerly listed as SC 1261c.

SC 2164 1.50d 01 Aug 99 Chelonia mydas agassizi Sheet of forty se-tenant stamps w/ a turtle on one. Inscribed "Ocean World of the Galapagos Islands". Date also reported as July 1999.

SC 2164 l 1.50d 01 Aug 99 Chelonia mydas agassizi Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia 2164. Date also reported as July 1999.

SC 2195 7dal 18 Feb 00 Geochelone radiata Pane of six se-tenant stamps inscribed "Wildlife of the African Bushveld". Tortoise on one. This is one of three similar panes of six, issued on 18 Feb 00.

SC 2195 d 7dal 18 Feb 00 Geochelone radiata Single stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Gambia 2195. Genus name is misspelled "Geochlune" on stamp.

SC 2942 25dal 04 Apr 05 Dermochelys coriacea Pane of four 25 dal stamps w/ a coastal plant or animal on each. Inscribed "The Living World of Africa, Along the Shoreline".

SC 2942 b 25dal 04 Apr 05 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia #2942.

SC 3010 25d 24 Jan 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet w/ four reptile and amphibian stamps drawn by children. Turtle on one. Inscribed "Kids-Did-It! Designs".

SC 3010 b 25d 24 Jan 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Gambia #3010. Art work entitled "Sea Turtle" by Tyler Overton,, age 10.

SC 3207 25dal 29 Aug 09 Cartoon Turtles Pane of four stamps, each depicting one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

SC 3207 a 25dal 29 Aug 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from pane of four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing Raphael.

SC 3207 b 25dal 29 Aug 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from pane of four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing Leonardo.

SC 3207 c 25dal 29 Aug 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from pane of four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing Michelangelo.

SC 3207 d 25dal 29 Aug 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from pane of four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles showing Donatello.


GEORGIA, REPUBLIC OF


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 144 10c 14 Mar 96 Mauremys caspica? Sheetlet of sixteen stamps forming a unified scene in a freshwater marsh. A turtle is shown, half out of the water and half underwater. The turtle overlaps onto two of the stamps on the sheet (144l & 144p). Mr. Wolfgang Bischoff feels the turtle is Testudo graeca iberia despite the fact that it is pictured w/ half of its body in the water.

SC 144 l 10c 14 Mar 96 Mauremys caspica? Single stamp from Scott Georgia #144, showing anterior half of turtle, above water. Mr. Wolfgang Bischoff feels the turtle is Testudo graeca iberia despite the fact that it is pictured w/ half of its body in the water.

SC 144 p 10c 14 Mar 96 Mauremys caspica? Single stamp from Scott Georgia #144, showing posterior half of turtle, underwater. Mr. Wolfgang Bischoff feels the turtle is Testudo graeca iberia despite the fact that it is pictured w/ half of its body in the water.

SC 391 20d 30 Jan 06 Unidentified Turtle Hand putting postcard in mail box decorated with a turtle. Same as stamp on Scott Georgia #395 except for denomination. Issued for 50th Anniversary of first Europa stamp.

SC 395 80d 30 Jan 06 Unidentified Turtle S/S of one stamp showing a hand putting a letter in a mail box decorated w/ a turtle. Upper selvedge of sheet inscribed "50th Anniversary of the First Europa Stamps". Similar to Scott Georgia #391 except for denomination.


GERMANY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

55 + 25 2007? Giant Tortoise Postal stationery. Cover w/ surcharged stamp printed directly on it. Stamp depicts doe and fawn. Cachet depicts zebra, elephant, polar bear, tiger and giant tortoise. Cover commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Hagenbeck Zoo. Stamp design is exactly the same as Scott Germany #B973. Surcharge on stamp is for a fund for children.

MI ** 9.80DM 01 Oct 98 Cartoon Tortoise ** This item is listed in a specialized Michel catalog of German stamps. The number is PZ6.1./02. It is a mailing label issued by Deutsche Post for prepaying postage on packages up to 20 kg in wt. This mailing label serves the same purpose as a stamp; it verifies that postage has been paid for the posted item but it also has space for the address and return address. Not a stamp in the normal sense, but it serves exactly the same purpose as a stamp. Tortoise is one of many small cartoon figures on label.

SC 2555 45c 02 Jan 10 Geochelone radiata Dinosaur skeleton in foreground and photographs of many different animals in background, including a radiated tortoise. Inscribed "200 Jahre Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin". This stamp exists in two varieties: a self-adhesive sheet of ten and a gummed sheet of ten w/ fossil shells in the margins.


GERMANY (BERLIN)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 9 N413 40pf 16 Aug 77 Geochelone radiata This is the famous radiated tortoise that has lived for years in the Berlin Zoo. Issued for use in the American, French, and British Occupation Sectors of Berlin.


GERMANY, EAST (GDR)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

MI MH 2 ca1 various Dec 1958 Unidentified Tortoise Booklet w/ drawing of tortoise and elephant's foot on inside of back cover. Same as MI MH2ca2, MH2cb1, and MH2cb2 except for perfs on stamps and design on outside of back cover. No turtles on stamps inside booklet. This booklet was formerly identified in this list as SC 333a (in part).

MI MH 2 ca2 various Dec 1958 Unidentified Tortoise Booklet w/ drawing of tortoise and elephant's foot on inside of back cover. Same as MI MH2ca1, MH2cb1, and MH2cb2 except for perfs on stamps and design on outside of back cover. No turtles on stamps inside booklet. This booklet was formerly identified in this list as SC 333a (in part).

MI MH 2 cb1 various Dec 1958 Unidentified Turtle Booklet w/ drawing of tortoise and elephant's foot on inside of back cover. Same as MI MH2ca1, MH2ca2, and MH2cb2 except for perfs on stamps and design on outside of back cover. No turtles on stamps inside booklet. This booklet was formerly identified in this list as SC 333a (in part).

MI MH 2 cb2 various Dec 1958 Unidentified Tortoise Booklet w/ drawing of tortoise and elephant's foot on inside of back cover. Same as MI MH2ca1, MH2ca2, and MH2cb1 except for perfs on stamps and design on outside of back cover. No turtles on stamps inside booklet. This booklet was formerly identified in this list as SC 333a (in part).

SC 665 30pf 10 Sep 63 Emys orbicularis


GHANA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1415 50ce 30 Mar 92 Kinixys erosa Date from FDC.

SC 1420 400ce 30 Mar 92 Chelonia mydas Date from FDC

SC 1422 600ce Mar 1992 Unidentified Turtle s/s w/ a turtle. Date from FDC.

SC 1630 50c 08 Dec 93 Stylized Turtle Turtle and snake on a handcrafted pot w/ lid. Design identical to Scott Ghana #1640a. Formerly listed erroneously w/ a different date and no Scott no.

SC 1640 Various 08 Dec 93 Stylized Turtle S/S w/ four values (100, 250, 350, & 500c). The 100c value (Scott Ghana #1640a) has the turtle.

SC 1640 a 100c 08 Dec 93 Stylized Turtle One of four stamps on a s/s (Scott Ghana #1640). Depicts a turtle and a snake on a handcrafted pot w/ a lid. Design identical to Scott Ghana #1630.


GILBERT ISLANDS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 283 $1 01 Jul 76 The L. C. Tabakea Design is identical to Kiribati Scott #339, except for the presence of a small silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II on this stamp. The L.C. (Landing Craft) Tabakea is named after the Turtle God who is believed to support Banaba Island on his back. The craft is used to ferry passengers (up to 200) and freight (up to 22 tons) among the islets that make up the nation's capital, Tarawa.

SC 322 20c 15 Jan 79 Chelonia mydas Issue date is 22 Jan 79 according to FDC.


GREAT BRITAIN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 965 15.5p 10 Feb 82 Geochelone elephantopus Darwin issue.

SC 2013 *** 15 Jan 02 Cartoon Tortoise Single stamp from booklet of ten, showing a leopard pouncing on a hedgehog and a tortoise. *** Non-denominated, but pays for first class postage.

SC 2016 a *** 15 Jan 02 Cartoon Tortoise Booklet of ten different non-denominated stamps illustrating Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories". Tortoise on one stamp illustrating "The Beginning of the Armadillos". *** Non-denominated but pays for first class postage.

SC 2626 Various 12 Feb 09 Geochelone elephantopus S/S containing four stamps featuring the Galapagos Islands. Tortoise on one. Issued for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

SC 2626 b * 12 Feb 09 Geochelone elephantopus Stamp w/ giant tortoise and cactus finch from Scott Great Britain #2626. * This is a non-denominated first-class stamp.

SC 2626 e Various 12 Feb 09 Geochelone elephantopus Booklet pane similar to Scott Great Britain #2626.


GREECE


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

0.20eu 21 Feb 12 Caretta caretta One individual swimming almost directly toward viewer. Stamp inscribed "2012" in lower left corner. From set of ten entitled "Riches of the Greek Seas". Stamp is available from coil or from sheet.

SC 651 1d 20 Jun 59 Unidentified Tortoise This stamp shows an ancient lyre made from a whole tortoise shell.

SC 1588 130d 05 Mar 87 Cartoon Tortoise From Aesop's fables.

SC 1588 a 130d 1987 Cartoon Tortoise This is the same as Greece #1588, except it is a coil. No longer listed separately by Scott.

SC 1675 70d 16 Mar 90 Caretta caretta

SC 2338 2.29eu 27 Feb 08 Caretta caretta Steep, rocky shoreline w/ tunnel eroded through rock. Turtle in lower right corner of stamp. Perf 14.25 X 14. From set of stamps featuring various Greek Islands. This stamp features the island of Zakinthos.

SC 2338 a 2.29eu 27 Feb 08 Caretta caretta Identical to Scott Greece #2338 except this stamp is perf 13.25 vertically.


GRENADA

(NOTE: See also, GRENADINES OF GRENADA)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

$3 Sea Turtle Symbol Sheetlet of two stamps. Upper one depicts a symbol of a sea turtle. Was to have commemorated the 200th Anniv. of signing of treaty w/ Wyandot Nation. It now appears that the issuance of this sheetlet has been cancelled by the Grenada postal authorities.

$3 Sea Turtle Symbol Single stamp w/ turtle symbol from sheet of two, commemorating treaty w/ Wyandot Nation. It now appears that the issuance of this sheetlet has been cancelled by the Grenada postal authorities.

SC 301 12c Oct 1968 Geochelone denticulata Date of issue is incorrectly listed as Oct 1978 in Scott.

SC 534 12c 07 Feb 74 Geochelone denticulata This is Grenada Scott #301 o/p: "INDEPENDENCE / 7TH FEB 1974".

SC 694 2c 20 Jan 76 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 1132 5c 07 Dec 82 Cartoon Turtle

SC 1149 $5.00 15 Feb 83 Unidentified Tortoise s/s w/ Raphael's painting "Creation of the Animals". Small, indistinct tortoise in corner.

SC 1192 $2.00 19 Dec 83 Cartoon Turtle

SC 1192 a $2.00 1984 Cartoon Turtle This is the same as Scott Grenada #1192 except it has the 5 Olympic Rings symbol along the bottom, between the words "Olympics" and "Los Angeles".

SC 2582 $1.50 18 Sep 96 Three Sea Turtle Species M/S w/ six $1.50 stamps. Three depict whales and three depict sea turtles. The same three species of sea turtles that appear on the stamps, also appear in the margin of the sheet. The turtles are: Eretmochelys imbricata, Dermochelys coriacea, and Chelonia mydas.

SC 2582 d $1.50 18 Sep 96 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult underwater.

SC 2582 e $1.50 18 Sep 96 Dermochelys coriacea Adult underwater.

SC 2582 f $1.50 18 Sep 96 Chelonia mydas Adult Underwater.

SC 2587 $1 07 Nov 96 Eretmochelys imbricata s/s of nine se-tenant stamps forming a unified scene. Turtles on two of the stamps. One of two sheets, issued on the same date, inscribed "Sea Creatures".

SC 2587 e $1 07 Nov 96 Eretmochelys imbricata Depicts anterior 1/3 of turtle; posterior 2/3 on Scott Grenada 2587f.

SC 2587 f $1 07 Nov 96 Eretmochelys imbricata One of two stamps from Scott Grenada 2587, w/ two turtles on it. Turtles extend onto margin of sheet.

SC 2646 $3.00 02 May 97 Chelonia mydas Front view, swimming underwater. From six value Marine Life set.

SC 2773 75c 19 Aug 98 Chelonia mydas Sheet of sixteen 75c values w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 2773 e 75c 19 Aug 98 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenada 2773.

SC 2850 75c 12 Apr 99 Caretta caretta Sheetlet of twelve stamps w/ turtle on one. Issued for World Stamp Expo '99 in Australia.

SC 2850 j 75c 12 Apr 99 Caretta caretta Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenada 2850. Turtle also extends onto 2850f and 2850k.

SC 2851 75c 12 Apr 99 Emydura kreffti Sheetlet of twelve stamps w/ turtle on one. Issued for World Stamp Expo '99 in Australia.

SC 2851 k 75c 12 Apr 99 Emydura kreffti Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenada 2851.

SC 2965 $1 08 Aug 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Tropical fish pane of nine $1 stamps. This is pane 1 of two panes issued at the same time. Turtle on one stamp only. Date also reported as June 2000.

SC 2965 a $1 08 Aug 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenada 2965. Date also reported as June 2000.

SC 3088 $1.50 01 Feb 01 Pokemon Character Turtle Sheet of six $1.50 stamps all depicting Pokemon characters. "Wartortle" is on one. Inscribed "Season's Greetings 2000" despite being issued in Feb. of 2001.

SC 3088 c $1.50 01 Feb 01 Pokemon Character Turtle Single stamp w/ "Wartortle" from Grenada Scott #3088. Inscribed "#08".

SC 3496 $2 10 Feb 05 Archelon sp. Sheet of four different $2 stamps. Archelon on one stamp and also on upper right margin of sheet. Sheet margin inscribed "Prehistoric Animals".

SC 3496 a $2 10 Feb 05 Archelon sp. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenada #3496. Turtle swimming directly toward viewer. Front flippers extend off of stamp onto selvedge.

SC 3641 $6 18 Jun 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp issued for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Large map of Caribbean Sea in center of sheet and flags of sixteen Caribbean nations in margins. Sheet inscribed in red: "The Caribbean welcomes the Cricket World Cup 2007". Small turtle on the Coat-of Arms which appears on the Cayman Is. flag.

SC 3732 $2.50 21 Jul 09 Geochelone elephantopus? Pane of four $2.50 stamps, each showing the same photograph of Charles Darwin but w/ a different animal in upper right corner of each stamp. Issued for Charles Darwin's 200th birth anniversary. Tortoise looks very much like Geochelone carbonaria.

SC 3732 d $2.50 21 Jul 09 Geochelone elephantopus? Individual stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Grenada #3732. Issued for Charles Darwin's 200th birth anniversary. Tortoise looks very much like Geochelone carbonaria.


GRENADA CARRIACOU & PETITE MART.*

*Complete name is Grenada Carriacou & Petite Martinique.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

$9 16 Dec 11 Chelonoides carbonaria S/S of one stamp. Tortoise on stamp facing left plus large head of tortoise in sheet margin, facing left. Sheet inscribed "Reptiles of the Carribbean".


GRENADINES OF GRENADA

(NOTE: See also, GRENADA)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 9 12c 29 May 74 Geochelone denticulata This is Scott Grenada #301 o/p in black: "GRENADINES".

SC 648 70c 15 Apr 85 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle and Diver.

SC 779 60c 15 Sep 86 Geochelone denticulata

SC 798 $3.00 03 Nov 86 Cartoon Turtle Christmas stamp.

SC 1728 $1.00 03 May 95 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant pane of nine stamps, inscribed "Marine Life of the Caribbean". Turtle on one stamp only. Date also reported as 15 Apr 95.

SC 1728 c $1.00 03 May 95 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Grenadines of Grenada Scott 1728. Date also reported as 15 Apr 95.

SC 2042 75c 19 Aug 98 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Sheetlet of twelve 75c values w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 2042 l 75c 19 Aug 98 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenada Grenadines 2042.

SC 2043 90c 19 Aug 98 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Sheetlet of twelve 90c values w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 2043 c 90c 19 Aug 98 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Grenadines Grenada 2043. Freshwater turtle on rock ledge over marine environment.

SC 2068 $1.00 15 Oct 98 Cartoon Turtle Strip of five w/ wide selvedge. "Silly Symphony" Railroad. Turtle riding caboose. 1998 Christmas Set.

SC 2068 e $1.00 15 Oct 98 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Christmas strip of five.

SC 2095 90c 26 Apr 99 Dermochelys coriacea Adult underwater facing right. Date also reported as May 1999.

SC 2238 $6.00 05 Sep 00 Lepidochelys kempii Selvedge of sheet inscribed "Fantasy Island", "Animals of the Caribbean and Central America", and "The Stamp Show 2000". Stamp inscribed "Grenada/Carriacou & Petite Martinique". One of two $6 s/s issued at the same time. Turtle on this s/s only. Date also reported as June 2000.

SC 2736 $2.50 15 Sep 09 Cartoon Turtles Pane of four stamps, each depicting one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "TMNT" in large letters.

SC 2736 a $2.50 15 Sep 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #2736 showing Donatello.

SC 2736 b $2.50 15 Sep 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #2736 showing Leonardo.

SC 2736 c $2.50 15 Sep 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #2736 showing Raphael.

SC 2736 d $2.50 15 Sep 09 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #2736 showing Michelangelo.


GRENADINES OF ST. VINCENT

(NOTE: See also, ST. VINCENT)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 157 5c 20 Jul 78 Chelonia mydas

SC 158 40c 20 Jul 78 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 159 50c 20 Jul 78 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 160 $1.25 20 Jul 78 Caretta caretta

SC 172 $2.00 08 Mar 79 Geochelone carbonaria


GUERNSEY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 150 7p 02 Aug 77 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC 151 11p 02 Aug 77 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC 892 Various 16 Feb 06 Dermochelys coriacea S/S of two stamps depicting endangered species of the Florida Everglades (Wood Stork & Leatherback Turtle). A manatee and an alligator appear in the selvedge of the sheet.

SC 892 a 1 pound 16 Feb 06 Dermochelys coriacea Individual stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guernsey #892.

SC 1024 51p 26 Feb 09 Geochelone elephantopus Anterior third of tortoise facing left. Inscribed "Giant Tortoise" and "Darwin's Discoveries" in white bar along bottom margin. From six stamp set commemorating Darwin's discoveries.

SC 1024 var 51p 26 Feb 09 Geochelone elephantopus Vertical s/s w/ ten identical tortoise stamps (Scott Guernsey #1024) arranged in two vertical rows of five stamps each. A picture of the head of a tortoise appears in the bottom right selvedge of the sheet and a paragraph of text appears in the left selvedge. Commemorates the discoveries of Charles Darwin.

SC 1027 a Various 26 Feb 09 Geochelone elephantopus S/S containing the six different stamps of the "Charles Darwin Discoveries" set. Each stamp has a white bar across the bottom margin inscribed "Darwin's Discoveries" and the name of the animal depicted.


GUINEA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

6.50s Unknown Cartoon Tortoise Large cartoon tortoise in center of stamp is main design feature. From "withdrawn" sheet of eight. "Year of the Child" symbol is on stamp.

200f 1998 Dermochelys coriacea Sheet of twelve 200f values. Turtle on one stamp only.

200f 1998 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from sheet of twelve.

Various Unknown Cartoon Tortoise Sheet of eight stamps, each w/ a cartoon of a different animal as the main design feature, plus Year of the Child symbol. Sheet was reportedly withdrawn from circulation immediately after printing when a government official decided the cartoon animals were inappropriate subjects for stamps.

150f 1998? Ten Different Species Sheet of nine se-tenant stamps w/ a different turtle on each one, plus a Mauremys caspica in background, mostly hidden by stamps, showing in upper, left, and right selvedges. Date is from inscription on stamps. Pictures are identical to those on a poster printed in Italy in 1993.

150f 1998? Chelodina longicollis From sheet of nine.

150f 1998? Emys orbicularis From sheet of nine.

150f 1998? Mauremys nigricans From sheet opf nine. (This is the form M. m. mutica, which was once accorded specific status.)

150f 1998? Malaclemys terrapin From sheet of nine.

150f 1998? Chrysemys picta dorsalis A poor depiction because of unrealistic colors, but the dorsal stripe is distinctive and this is the taxon identified w/ the same picture on a 1993 Italian poster. From sheet of nine.

150f 1998? Geochelone gigantea From sheet of nine. Identified on 1993 Italian poster as Megalochelis gigantea.

150f 1998? Dermochelys coriacea From sheet of nine.

150f 1998? Pelodiscus sinensis From sheet of nine. Identified on 1993 Italian poster as Trionyx sinensis.

150f 1998? Cuora flavomarginata From sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Nine Different Species Second sheet of nine se-tenant stamps w/ a different turtle on each, plus two more turtles (C. trifasciata and G. elegans) in the background, superimposed on one another. Pictures are identical to those on a poster printed in Italy in 1993. Each stamp inscribed "Postes 1998".

150f 2001? Testudo hermanni Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Heosemys spinosa Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Gopherus agassizii Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Pelomedusa subrufra Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Geochelone elegans Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Testudo marginata Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Chrysemys concinna Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine. Turtle also known as Pseudemys concinna.

150f 2001? Cuora trifasciata Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

150f 2001? Graptemys kohnii Inscribed "Postes 1998". From 2nd sheet of nine.

5000fg 2008 Various Tortoises Sheetlet of six 5000fg stamps, each depicting a tortoise and a rugby player. Three of the stamps are mirror images of the other three. Additional tortoises in margin of sheet.

5000fg 2008 Geochelone pardalis Tortoise on left, rugby player Bismarck du Plessis on right. Inscribed "Les Tortues".

5000fg 2008 Homopus femoralis Tortoise in foreground facing slightly left, rugby player Bryan Habana in background facing right. Inscribed "Les Tortues".

5000fg 2008 Geochelone sulcata Tortoise in foreground facing right, rugby player Bakkies Botha in background facing left. Inscribed "Les Tortues".

5000fg 2008 Geochelone pardalis Tortoise on right, rugby player Bismarck du Plessis on left. Inscribed "Les Tortues".

5000fg 2008 Homopus femoralis Tortoise in foreground facing slightly right, rugby player Bryan Habana in background facing left. Inscribed "Les Tortues".

5000fg 2008 Geochelone sulcata Tortoise in foreground facing left, rugby player Bakkies Botha in background facing right. Inscribed "Les Tortues".

25000fg 2008 Astrochelys radiata S/S of one stamp that depicts tortoise in foreground facing left, rugby player Schalk Burger in background running directly toward viewer. Margin of sheet depicts three additional tortoises plus rugby player Jaque Fourie in upper left corner. Denom was formerly listed, erroneously, as 2500fg.

1250fg 2002 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming left.

1250fg 2002 Chelus fimbriatus One individual facing right.

1250fg 2002 Dermochelys coriacea Adult swimming down and left.

1250fg 2002 Carettochelys insculpta One individual swimming down and left.

1250fg 2002 Six Species S/S w/ four stamps. Two additional species of freshwater turtles (unidentified) in right margin. For species names of turtles on stamps, see individual stamps issued on same date.

400f 2004 Geochelone sulcata S/S w/ one stamp. Stamp depicts a lighthouse and a tortoise. Margin of sheet depicts a different lighthouse, a shell, and a fish.

400fg 2004 Geochelone sulcata S/S w/ one stamp. Stamp depicts a lighthouse and a fish. Margin of sheet depicts a different lighthouse, a shell, and a tortoise with a very badly deformed (pyramided) shell.

400fg 2004 Geochelone sulcata S/S w/ one stamp. Stamp depicts a lighthouse and a shell. Margin of sheet depicts a different lighthouse, a fish, and a hatchling tortoise.

Various 2004 Geochelone sulcata S/S w/ three stamps; one w/ a tortoise, one w/ a shell, and one w/ a fish. Tortoise and shells in margin of sheet. Sheet inscribed "Phares Celebres". Lighthouses on all three stamps.

300fg 2004 Geochelone sulcata Tortoise and lighthouse. Single stamp w/ tortoise from sheet of three. The same as one of the 400fg stamps issued this date except for the denom.

2500fg 2008 Geochelone gigantea S/S of one one stamp that depicts a giant tortoise in the foreground facing right and rugby player Bryan Habana in upper left corner of stamp. Margin of sheet depicts two additional tortoises and a different picture of rugby player Bryan Habana.

Various 2005 See Comment Column S/S of two stamps (5000f and 6000f) w/ a turtle on each stamp and six different turtles in upper margin of sheet. Sheet inscribed "Animaux Marins - Les Tortues" in top margin. 5000f stamp depicts Chelonia mydas and 6000f stamp depicts Archelon ischyros. Turtles in upper margin are all sea turtles (living and extinct) except for one freshwater turtle.

5000f 2005 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming up and left. Stamp identical to that on 2005 s/s but this one is from a set.

6000f 2005 Archelon ischyros Adult swimming up and right. Stamp identical to that on 2005 s/s but this one is from a set.

5000f 2005 Chelonia mydas Block of six stamps in s/s format. All stamps identical to the one on the s/s issued at the same time. Small sea turtles in left and right margins of sheet. Upper selvedge inscribed "Republique De Guinee" and lower selvedge inscribed "Animaux Marins - Les Tortues".

6000f 2005 Archelon ischyros Block of six stamps in s/s format. All stamps identical to the one on the s/s issued at the same time. Small sea turtles in left and right margins of sheet. Upper selvedge inscribed "Republique de Guinea andlower margin inscribed "Animaux Marins - Les Tortues".

450f 2008 Terrapene c. carolina S/S of one stamp w/ turtle facing right. Head and forelegs on stamp, rest of turtle in sheet margin. This may be a Cinderella.

25000fg 2007 Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp depicting a turtle swimming left and a fish swimming right. Selvedge of sheet shows a turtle's head and three large fish plus a paragraph about the turtle in French. Sheet inscribed "Tortues et Poissons" in large letters. Denom was formerly listed, erroneously, as 2500fg.

25000fg 2007 Geochelone pardalis S/S of one stamp showing one fish and a tortoise facing toward viewer. Selvedge of sheet shows a tortoise facing viewer and three large fish plus a paragraph about the tortoise in French. Sheet inscribed "Tortues et Poissons" in large letters. Denom was formerly listed, erroneously, as 2500fg.

25000fg 2007 Eretmochelys imbricata S/S of one stamp showing a ray and turtle swimming up and to left. Selvedge of sheet shows a turtle's head and three large fish (including a ray) plus a paragraph about the turtle in French. Sheet inscribed "Tortues et Poissons" in large letters. Denom was formerly listed, erroneously, as 2500fg.

Various 2007 Sea Turtles and Tortoise S/S of three stamps. Stamps have same design as stamps from three s/s's of one stamp each (above) except that they are printed backwards so that they are reversed from left to right and the animals are facing in the opposite direction. Denominations differ from the three stamps on the three s/s's of one stamp each.

2000fg 2007 Eretmochelys imbricata Turtle swimming up and to right, plus a ray. From s/s of three stamps.

7500fg 2007 Geochelone pardalis Tortoise facing viewer plus a fish. From s/s of three stamps.

20000fg 2007 Chelonia mydas Turtle swimming right plus a fish. From s/s of three stamps.

Various 2011 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of three stamps depicting various tropical fish. Sheet margins with various fish, a small SCUBA diver and the ventral view of a sea turtle. This is probably a Cinderella.

MI 4235 4500fg 06 Nov 06 Chelonia mydas Boy scouts releasing hatchlings at water's edge. One of two individual stamps from Michel Guinea #BL942.

MI 4235 A 4500fg 06 Nov 06 Chelonia mydas Boy scouts releasing hatchling turtles at water's edge. Individual stamp from Michel Guinea #BL952A.

MI 4236 7500fg 06 Nov 06 Caretta caretta Boy scout photographing turtle. One of two individual stamps from Michel Guinea #BL942.

MI 4236 A 7500fg 06 Nov 06 Caretta caretta Boy scout photographing turtle. Individual stamp from Michel Guinea #BL943A.

MI 6397 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Pelusios castaneus Anterior half of one individual, facing right, in foreground. Pale head of secomd individual in background. From MI Guinea Bl 1663, which see.

MI 6398 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Pelomedusa subrufa One individual on land, facing right, in foreground. Pale head of a second individual in background. From MI Guinea Bl 1663, which see.

MI 6399 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Pelohedusa subrufa Close-up of head of one individual facing left. From MI Guinea Bl 1663, which see.

MI 6400 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Caretta caretta One individual swimming up and left in foreground. Head of a second individual facing right in background. From MI Guinea Bl 1663, which see. Stamp is inscribed "Caretta caretta" but the head on the stamp has been identified by George Balazs as a Chelonia mydas.

MI 6401 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual swimming right in foreground, another paler individual swimming right in background. From MI Guinea Bl 1663, which see.

MI 6402 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Geochelone sulcata One individual facing three-quarters right/ From MI Guinea Bl 1663, which see. Stamp is inscribed "Centrochelys sulcata" the genus name used by some authorities.

MI 6415 2500fg 25 Feb 09 Chelonia mydas Two individuals swimming to right. Inscribed "Les Tortue" in bar at bottom of stamp. This is the stamp from the s/s designated as Guinea MI Bl 1663 (which see).

MI 8610 10000fg 2011 Aldabrachelys gigantea Triangular stamp w/ one tortoise facing three-quarters left. When stamp is upright, base of triangle is down.

MI 8611 10000fg 2011 Astrochelys radiata Triangular stamp w/ one tortoise facing right. When stamp is upright, apex of triangle is down.

MI 8612 2011 Pelomedusa subrufra Triangular stamp w/ one turtle facing right. When stamp is upright, base of triangle is down.

MI 8613 10000fg 2011 Stigmochelys pardalis Triangular stamp w/ one hatchling tortoise facing right. When stamp is upright, apex of triangle is down.

MI 8614 10000fg 2011 Geochelone sulcata Triangular stamp w/ one tortoise facing viewer w/ head and neck bent to viewer's left. When stamp is upright, base of triangle is down.

MI 8615 2500fg 2011 Geochelone sulcata Individual triangular stamp from Michel Guinea BL 1988. Shows tortoise facing three-quarters right.

MI 8616 15000fg 2011 Geochelone sulcata Individual triangular stamp from Michel Guinea BL 1988. Shows tortoise facing three-quarters right.

MI 8617 5000fg 2011 Geochelone sulcata Individual triangular stamp from Michel Guinea BL 1988. Shows tortoise facing three-quarters right.

MI BL 942 Various 06 Nov 06 C. mydas & C. caretta S/S w/ two stamps, one each of the stamps on the previous two listings, above. Margin of sheet depicts a seated girl scout holding a sea turtle w/ a band around its shell, two sea turtles, a tortoise, and a lighthouse named "Colombine".

MI BL 943 A 7500fg 06 Nov 06 Caretta caretta S/S of one stamp w/ a boy scout squatting down, photographing a turtle. Large Caretta caretta in background. Margin of sheet depicts a boy scout examining a turtle w/ a magnifying glass, a sea turtle, and several freshwater turtles plus a lighthouse named "Leuchtturm".

MI BL 952 A 4500fg 06 Nov 06 Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp w/ two boy scouts kneeling at water's edge releasing hatchling sea turtles. Large Chelonia mydas in background. Margin of sheet depicts boy scout w/ right hand raised, numerous sea turtles and a lighthouse named "Cap Recife".

MI BL 1988 Various 2011 Four Species Mini sheet of three triangular stamps, each depicting a Geochelone sulcata but each w/ a different denom. Upper margin of sheet w/ a female Malaclemys terrapin, an unidentified tortoise and three tiny white silhouettes of swimming sea turtles. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Les Tortues" in small letters.

MI BL 5816 5000fg 20 Oct 08 Chelonia mydas S/S of six 5000fg stamps with a man's portrait and a locomotive on each. Locomotives along bottom margin of sheet and large sea turtle in upper right corner. No turtles on stamps. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "John Shedd Reed".

MI Bl 1663 2500fg 25 Feb 09 Four Species S/S of one stamp w/ two Chelonia mydas on stamp. Sheet margin depicts one Geochelone sulcata, one Pelomedusa subrufa and one Lepidochelys olivacea. Sheet margin inscribed "Les Tortues". NOTE: The sheet margin identifies the tortoise as "Centrochelys sulcata" a name used by some authorities instead of "Geochelone sulcata". The stamp on this sheet is designated as Guinea MI #6415 (which see).

MI Bl 1663 5000fg 25 Feb 09 Five Different Species S/S of six stamps, depicting five different species of turtles. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Les Tortues". Four sea turtles in sheet margin. Individual stamps on sheet are designated as MI Guinea #6397-6402. See listings of these stamps for turtle ID's.

SC 1828 750f 18 Feb 00 Three Sea Turtles Sheet of eight stamps w/ a wide central gutter, having an overall photomosaic of the Titanic made up of thousands of tiny photographs, three of which depict sea turtles. Photos of turtles are so small as to be difficult to discern w/ the naked eye.

SC 1877 750f 28 Feb 01 Chelonia mydas S/S of six 750f stamps w/ a turtle on one. Inscribed "Vie Marine des Tropiques". Image of turtle extends into selvedge. This is Pane #2 of two Marine Life of the Tropics panes issued this date.

SC 1877 a 750f 28 Feb 01 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guinea #1877.

SC 1884 200f 28 Feb 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of six 200f stamps. All stamps depict fish but a large turtle appears in lower left selvedge. Sheet inscribed "Bleu Profond des Mers".

SC 1890 1000f 28 Feb 01 Chelonia mydas Marine Life sheetlet of six 1000f se-tenant stamps w/ turtle on one. This is Pane #2 of four panes issued this date. Turtle on one stamp only. Sheet inscribed "Vie Marine".

SC 1890 d 1000f 28 Feb 01 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guinea #1890.

SC 1891 1000f 28 Feb 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Marine Life sheetlet of six se-tenant 1000f stamps. This is pane #4 of four Marine Life panes issued this date. Turtle on one stamp only. Pane inscribed "Vie Marine".

SC 1891 a 1000f 28 Feb 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guinea #1891.

SC C 136 25s 10 Aug 77 Geochelone elegans

YV 522 2000fg 2007 Eretmochelys imbricata Mini s/s of one stamp w/ turtle swimming up and to right plus a ray. Thirty-six tiny pictures of turtles form a "frame" around the margin of the sheet.

YV 523 7500fg 2007 Geochelone pardalis Mini s/s of one stamp with a tortoise facing viewer plus a fish. Thirty-six tiny pictures of turtles form a "frame" around the margin of the sheet.

YV 524 20000fg 2007 Chelonia mydas Mini s/s of one stamp w/ turtle swimming to right, plus a fish. Thirty-six tiny pictures of turtles form a "frame" around the margin of the sheet.


GUINEA-BISSAU


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

400fca 01 Apr 01 At Least Three Species Sheet of six 400fca stamps (MI 1584-1589) depicting sea turtles and Galapagos Tortoises. Fleur-de-lis (boy scout emblem) on each stamp. Large sea turtle forms background for entire sheet.

Various 2009 Geochelone nigra S/S of six stamps commemorating the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)". Tortoise on one stamp only.

1000fca 2009 Geochelone nigra Individual stamp w/ tortoise from s/s of six Darwin stamps. Tortoise facing left w/ neck outstretched. Stamp inscribed "Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882)".

500fcfa 2007 Geochelone carbonaria Mini-sheet of four stamps, each w/ a different picture of Charles Darwin and a different animal (tortoise, panda, owl and butterfly). Issued for the 125th anniversary of Darwin's death. Sheet inscribed "Charles Darwin (1809-1882)".

500fcfa 2007 Geochelone carbonaria Individual stamp w/ Charles Dawin facing left and tortoise in upper left corner. From Charles Darwin sheet of four. Issued for the 125th anniversary of Charles Darwin's death.

3000fca 2011 Four Species S/S of one stamp. Stamp has one large and five small Asterochelys radiata. Sheet margin has one Kinixys spekii, one Stigmochelys pardalis and one Dermochelys coriacea. Sheet inscribed "Tartarugas" along upper margin. This is probably a Cinderella.

3000fca 2011 Pseudemydura umbrina S/S of one stamp. One turtle on stamp and four in margin. All five are Pseudemydura umbrina. Sheet margin inscribed "Ludwig Preiss, 1811-1883". Ludwig Preiss collected the first specimen of Pseudemydura umbrina. This sheet is probably a Cinderella.

MI 1584 400fcfa 01 Apr 01 Sea Turtle & Tortoise Unidentified sea turtle plus head of Geochelone elephantopus from adjoining stamp. Depicts fleur-de-lis.

MI 1585 400fcfa 01 Apr 01 Chelonia mydas Head-on view of adult swimming underwater. Depicts fleur-de-lis.

MI 1586 400fcfa 01 Apr 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Lateral view of adult swimming to left and upwards. Depicts fleur-de-lis.

MI 1587 400fcfa 01 Apr 01 Geochelone elephantopus Two adults feeding. Head of one extends onto stamp above. Depicts fleur-de-lis.

MI 1588 400fcfa 01 Apr 01 Chelonia mydas Two adults on beach. Depicts fleur-de-lis.

MI 1589 400fcfa 01 Apr 01 Chelonia mydas One adult on beach plus posterior half of another individual from the adjoining stamp. Depicts fleur-de-lis.

MI 1702 100fcfa 30 Jun 01 Dermochelys coriacea Anterior half of turtle, facing right plus sketch of dorsal view. Stamp w/ plain white background.

MI 1703 500fcfa 30 Jun 01 Lepidochelys olivacea Anterior half of turtle, facing left plus sketch of dorsal view. Stamp w/ plain white background.

MI 1704 750fcfa 30 Jun 01 Chelonia mydas Anterior half of turtle, facing right plus sketch of dorsal view. Stamp w/ plain white background.

MI 1705 1000fcfa 30 Jun 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Anterior half of turtle, facing left plus sketch of dorsal view. Stamp w/ plain white background.

MI 1706 5000fcfa 30 Jun 01 Caretta caretta Anterior half of turtle facing right plus sketch of dorsal view. This is the individual stamp from Michel Guinea Bissau #BL350.

MI 2578 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Trachemys scripta elegans Three adults on land, facing away from camera. Fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. From sheet of six.

MI 2578 -83 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Five Species of Turtles Mini-sheet of six stamps, all 450fcfa. Different photos of turtles on each stamp, along w/ a fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. Sheet inscribed "As Tartarugas".

MI 2579 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Podocnemis sp. Two adults on land, rear view of one, side view of the other. Fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. From sheet of six.

MI 2580 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Chelonia mydas Two adults in shallow water. Head of one resting on carapace of the other. Fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. From sheet of six.

MI 2581 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Unidentified Emydids Two adults basking on log. Fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. From sheet of six.

MI 2582 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Clemmys insculpta Adult on log, facing right. Fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. From sheet of six.

MI 2583 450fcfa 15 Oct 03 Clemmys insculpta Close-up of head of an adult, facing left. Fleur-de-lis in lower left corner. From sheet of six.

MI 2782 -87 450fcfa 15 Dec 04 Unidentified Sea Turtles Cinderella sheet of six se-tenant stamps w/ marine animals and a small lighthouse on each one. Turtles on two of the six stamps. Sheet inscribed "GOLFINHOS E FAROIS".

MI 2785 450fcfa 15 Dec 04 Unidentified Sea Turtles Single stamp w/ two small sea turtles from Michel Guinea-Bissau #2782-87. This stamp is in the "d" position on the sheet.

MI 2787 450fcfa 15 Dec 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ sea turtle from Michel Guinea-Bissau #2782-87. This stamp is in the "f" position on the sheet.

MI 3223 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming 3/4 towards viewer. Boy Scout emblem on stamp.

MI 3223 -28 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Numerous Species Cinderella s/s of six 450Fcfa stamps and three labels, all w/ turtles of various kinds. Labels depict two large tortoises, one right-side up, the other upside down. Boy Scout emblem on each stamp but not on labels.

MI 3224 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Unidentified Tortoises Two hatchling tortoises emerging from eggs. Boy Scout emblem on stamp.

MI 3225 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming directly toward viewer. Boy Scout emblem on stamp.

MI 3226 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Trachemys scripta elegans Adult w/ bumpy shell on land, facing 3/4 left. Boy Scout emblem on stamp.

MI 3227 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Tortoises + Kinosternid Two unidentified tortoises fighting in foreground. Unidentified Kinosternid in pale blue in background. Boy Scout emblem on stamp.

MI 3228 450 Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Chelonia mydas Adult swimming to left w/ fore flippers in upward position. Boy Scout emblem on stamp.

MI 4808 1000fca 03 Aug 10 Chelonia mydas Two individuals; one swimming right near top of stamp and one swimming left near bottom of stamp. This is the individual stamp w/ turtles from MI Guinea-Bissau Bl 806 (which see).

MI 5025 350fca 28 Oct 10 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming down and right. Background color of stamp is rose. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of six).

MI 5026 350fca 28 Oct 10 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual swimming down and right. Background color of stamp is yellow. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of six).

MI 5027 500fca 28 Oct 10 Caretta caretta One individual swimming down and right. Background color of stamp is lavender. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of six).

MI 5028 500fca 28 Oct 10 Dermochelys coriacea One individual swimming down and left. Background color of stamp is light green. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of six).

MI 5029 700fca 28 Oct 10 Lepidochelys kempii One inividual swimming left. Background color of stamp is pinkish-lavender. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of six).

MI 5030 900fca 28 Oct 10 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming down and left. Background color of stamp is yellow-green. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of six).

MI 5031 1500fca 28 Oct 10 Caretta caretta One individual swimming right and slightly downward. Background color on stamp is pink. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of two).

MI 5032 1500fca 28 Oct 10 Caretta caretta One individual swimming right and slightly downward. Background color of stamp is yellow-green. From Guinea-Bissau MI BL 867 (sheet of two).

MI BL 350 5000fcfa 30 Jun 01 Caretta caretta S/S w/ one stamp depicting anterior half of turtle facing right plus sketch of dorsal view. Individual stamp is Michel Guinea Bissau #1706. Additional large turtle in margin of sheet.

MI BL 807 3200r 2010 Chelonia mydas Sheet depicting stamps of eight different countries, each w/ a picture of a different animal. The denominiations of each of the eight depicted stamps is obiterated w/ a horiz. green bar. One of the stamps depicted in the margin is Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Scott #327 which shows a turtle swimming to right.

MI BL 867 ** Various 28 Oct 10 Six Diff. Sea Turtles Sheet of six stamps w/ a different sea turtle on each. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Tartarugas". ** Complete Michel number for this sheet is 5025-5030 BL 867.

MI BL 867 ** 1500fca 28 Oct 10 Caretta caretta S/S of two 1500fca stamps. One turtle on each stamp plus two more in upper margin. The larger turtle in the upper margin is identified as Lagothrix flavicauda which is a monkey. ** Complete Michel number for this sheet is "5031-5032 BL 867".

MI Bl 465 3000fcfa 15 Dec 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cinderella s/s of one stamp. Fish and small lighthouse on stamp. Margin shows undersea scene w/ fish and swimming sea turtle. Sheet inscribed "PEIXES E FAROIS".

MI Bl 466 3000fcfa 15 Dec 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cinderella s/s of one stamp. Dolphin and lighthouse on stamp. Margin shows undersea scene w/ dolphins and a sea turtle, apparently resting on the bottom. Sheet inscribed "GOLFHINOS E FAROIS".

MI Bl 525 2500fcfa 15 Jul 05 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp. Stamp depicts two submarines. Selvedge depicts a cut-away view of a submarine, a lighthouse, a bird, porpoises, a manatee, and a turtle. No turtles on stamp. Top of sheet inscribed "II Guerra Mundial - Submarinos".

MI Bl 538 2500Fcfa 25 Oct 05 Unidentified Sea Turtle Cinderella s/s of one stamp w/ sea turtle swimming to left underwater. Large selvedge depicts tortoises and a freshwater turtle laying eggs. Sheet inscribed "Tartarugas".

MI Bl 806 Various 03 Aug 10 Chelonia mydas Sheet of five stamps and one label. Stamps depict various endangered reptiles and mammals. Turtles on one stamp only. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Animais Postos Em Perigo". The five stmps on the sheet are designated as MI Guinea-Bissau #4804-4808.

SC 995 Various 1997 Chelonia mydas Block of four w/ a different endangered animal on each. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 995 c 10,000p 1997 Chelonia mydas Adult underwater swimming down & to right.

SG 1373 150FCA 18 Dec 02 Pelusios castaneus Adult facing left w/ white background. From set of four reptile stamps. Stanley Gibbons lists species as Pelusios suniger (sic) but Mr. Nils Boysen has identified it as Pelusios castaneus. Date has also been reported as 9 Dec 02.


GUYANA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

$600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise MI Guyana #3831BA on s/s w/ white border containing a fleur-de-lis. Date from FDC.

$600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise MI Guyana #3830BA on s/s w/ white border containing a fleur-de-lis. Date from FDC.

$600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise One MI Guyana #3830BA and one MI Guyana #3831BA on a single s/s w/ a night view of Genova in border. Date from FDC.

$600 1994 Unidentified Tortoise Se-tenant pair of gold foil stamps on s/s, rouletted horizontally in center. Tortoise in margin of sheet. Ten insects on the stamp itself.

$600 1994 Unidentified Tortoise Se-tenant pair of silver foil stamps on s/s, rouletted horizontally in center. Tortoise in margin of sheet. Ten insects on the stamp itself.

$300 05 Sep 95 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp from Scott Guyana 2980.

$600 Unidentified Tortoise Embossed gold foil stamp on s/s w/ white border containing a Fleur de Lis and the words "PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT" in upper right corner.

$600 Unidentified Tortoise Embossed silver foil stamp on white s/s w/ Fleur de Lis and the words "PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT" in upper right corner.

$5 20 Nov 96 Cartoon Turtles Sheet of eight stamps plus one label w/ pictures identical to Guyana Scott #2917 except that stamp #2917e (the central stamp) is replaced on this sheet w/ a non-denominated label. Sheet is footnoted by Scott but no separate number is assigned.

$5 20 Nov 96 Cartoon Turtles Single stamp w/ turtles from sheet of eight stamps plus one label. It is identical to Scott Guyana 2917g except for the denomination. Because a label replaces 2917e on this sheet, the turtle stamp falls in the "f" position instead of the "g" position.

MI 3830 B $600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise Identical to Michel #3830BA, but imperf.

MI 3830 BA $600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise Embossed on gold foil. Depicts a small tortoise and many other animals. Die-cut wavy perfs. Inscribed "World Thematic Exhibition".

MI 3831 B $600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise Identical to Michel #3831BA, but imperf.

MI 3831 BA $600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise Embossed on silver foil. Depicts small tortoise and many other animals. Die-cut wavy perfs. Inscribed "World Thematic Exhibition".

MI 4123 BA $600 30 Mar 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle Embossed on gold foil. Depicts a small sea turtle and other sea creatures. Date also reported as 28 Dec 92.

MI 4124 BA $600 30 Mar 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle Embossed on silver foil. Depicts small sea turtle and other sea creatures. Date also reported as 28 Dec 92.

MI BL 191 B $600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise MI Guyana #3830B on s/s w/ night view of Genova in border. Inscribed "World Thematic Exhibition".

MI BL 192 B $600 16 Jun 92 Unidentified Tortoise MI Guyana #3831B on s/s w/ night view of Genova in border. Inscribed "World Thematic Exhibition".

MI BL 228 $600 16 Dec 92 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ 4 stamps (2 owls, a butterfly, and a turtle). There are no inscriptions on the individual stamps, but in the center of the sheet, extending onto the corners of all 4 stamps, is a logo, the word "GUYANA", and "$600", embossed in gold. Imperf. sheet w/o denoms. on individual stamps; one denom for entire sheet. Issued for "Genova '92".

MI BL 229 $600 16 Dec 92 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ 4 stamps (2 owls, a butterfly, and a turtle). There are no inscriptions on the individual stamps, but in the center of the sheet, extending onto the corners of all 4 stamps, is a logo, the word "GUYANA", and "$600", embossed in silver. Imperf. sheet w/o denoms. on individual stamps; one denom. for entire sheet. Issued for "Genova '92".

MI BL 248 $600 30 Mar 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle s/s w/ MI Guyana #4123BA. The stamp depicts a turtle and there is a turtle in the selvedge. Date also reported as 28 Dec 92.

MI BL 249 $600 30 Mar 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle s/s w/ MI Guyana #4124BA. The stamp depicts a turtle and there is a turtle in the selvedge. Date also reported as 28 Dec 92.

MI BL 254 $600 30 Mar 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ MI Guyana #4123BA. Penguins in margin w/ heads in upper selvedge and feet in lower selvedge. Gold foil stamp.

MI BL 255 $600 30 Mar 93 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ MI Guyana #4124BA. Penguins in margin w/ heads in upper selvedge and feet in lower selvedge. Silver foils stamp.

MI BL 307 $600 01 Sep 93 Unidentified Tortoise Gold foil tortoise stamp on s/s w/ a view of Genova Harbor and two ships. Very small tortoise. No marginal inscriptions.

MI BL 308 $600 01 Sep 93 Unidentified Tortoise Silver foil tortoise stamp on s/s w/ a view of Genova Harbor and two ships. Very small tortoise. No marginal inscriptions.

MI BL 385 $600 1994 Unidentified Tortoises s/s w/ Flemish Painting: Noah's Ark, w/ tortoises in foreground. No turtles on stamp. A flown cover is postmarked 17 Mar 94. Stamp embossed on Gold Foil. Inscribed "The Year of the Dog".

MI BL 386 $600 1994 Unidentified Tortoises s/s w/ Flemish Painting: Noah's Ark, w/ tortoises in foreground. No turtles on stamp. A flown cover is postmarked 17 Mar 94. Stamp embossed on silver foil. Inscribed "The Year of the Dog".

SC 268 15c 15 Feb 78 Chelonia mydas

SC 722 60c 15 Nov 83 Chelonia mydas Scott Guyana #268 w/ the "15c" blocked out w/ horiz. black lines and o/p "60" in black in upper right corner.

SC 2381 $12.80 1991 Dermatemys mawii Sheetlet of 20 different stamps, one of which has the turtle. This is a renumbering by Scott. It was formerly Scott Guyana 905.

SC 2381 s $12.80 1991 Dermatemys mawii This is the single stamp w/ the turtle from Guyana #2381. This is a renumbering by Scott. It was formerly Scott Guyana #905s.

SC 2917 $30 23 Feb 95 Cartoon Turtles Sheet of nine $30 stamps depicting Disney characters as workers w/ various animals. Upper margin inscribed "Mickey's Animal Workers". Lower margin inscribed "Disney Characters at Work". Similar to a sheet of eight $5 stamps having identical pictures as the stamps on this sheet but with the central stamp (#2917e) replaced by a non-denominated label.

SC 2917 g $30 23 Feb 95 Cartoon Turtles Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana #2917. Depicts Mickey Mouse as a pet shop keeper w/ two small turtles in foreground.

SC 2976 Various 05 Sep 95 Chelonia mydas m/s of four stamps w/ turtle on one only. Incorrectly listed by Linn's under GRENADA GRENADINES w/ issue date of May 95.

SC 2976 b $35 05 Sep 95 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana 2976. Incorrectly listed by Linn's under GRENADA GRENADINES w/ issue date of May 95.

SC 2978 $60 05 Sep 95 Eretmochelys imbricata m/s of nine stamps w/ turtle on one only. Incorrectly listed by Linn's under GRENADA GRENADINES w/ issue date of May 95.

SC 2978 d $60 05 Sep 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana 2978. Incorrectly listed by Linn's under GRENADA GRENADINES w/ issue date of May 95.

SC 2980 $300 05 Sep 95 Dermochelys coriacea s/s w/ one stamp and extensive notes in margin. Incorrectly listed by Linn's under GRENADA GRENADINES w/ issue date of May 95.

SC 2985 $8 1995 Cartoon Turtle Disney Pocahontas sheet of nine w/ three turtles on one stamp.

SC 2985 e $8 1995 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp w/ three turtles from Disney Pocahontas sheet.

SC 3135 $80 12 Feb 97 Mythological Turtle Pane #2 of three panes issued on this date for Hong Kong 97. This pane has four stamps, each w/ a different mythological creature. Turtle on one stamp only. Sheet inscribed "Passage to Destiny".

SC 3135 a $80 12 Feb 97 Mythological Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana 3135. Issued for Hong Kong 97.

SC 3373 $100 01 Mar 99 Cartoon Turtle S/S of five $100 stamps in a horiz. row. Inscribed "Robin Hood Train" and "A Philatelic Ride Through Sherwood Forest". Disney characters.

SC 3373 e $100 01 Mar 99 Cartoon Turtle Turtle and rabbit family riding in a railroad car w/ a thatched roof and a chimney. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana 3373.

SC 3374 $100 01 Mar 99 Cartoon Turtle S/S sheet of five stamps in a horiz. row. Inscribed "Diamond Mine Railroad" and "Snow White's Philatelic Ride Through the Diamond Mine". Disney characters.

SC 3374 d $100 01 Mar 99 Cartoon Turtle Turtle and other characters from Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" riding on a railroad car. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana 3374.

SC 3481 $80 15 May 00 Chelonia mydas One of three panes of eight se-tenant, $80 stamps issued this date. Turtle on one stamp only. Inscribed "Tropical Treasures of the Sea". Date also reported as 1 May 00.

SC 3481 g $80 15 May 00 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Guyana 3481.

SC 3608 $400 28 Mar 01 Cartoon Tortoise S/S of one stamp featuring "Hello Kitty" a Japanese cartoon character. Prominent tortoise in selvedge. No turtle on stamp. Represents Japanese fairy tale: The Fisherman. From set of twelve s/s's, all featuring "Hello Kitty" & all representing fairy tales. Six sheets inscribed in English and six in Japanese.

SC 3884 $160 10 Jan 05 Geochelone carbonaria Sheetlet of four se-tenant stamps depicting red-footed tortoise, boa, iguana and dwarf caiman. Inscribed "Reptiles of South America".

SC 3884 a $160 10 Jan 05 Geochelone carbonaria Single stamp w/ tortoise from Scott Guyana #3884.

SC 3983 $500 28 Mar 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp issued for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Large map of Caribbean Sea in center of sheet and flags of sixteen Caribbean nations in margins. Sheet inscribed in red: "The Caribbean welcomes the Cricket World Cup 2007". Small turtle on the Coat-of-Arms which appears on the Cayman Is. Flag.


HAITI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 475 5c 04 Apr 61 Map of Tortuga Island

SC 484 50c 10 May 62 Map of Tortuga Island Scott Haiti #475 w/ three o/p's as follows: (1) "EXPLORATION SPATIALE - JOHN GLENN, (2) Space Capsule, and (3) 50c revaluation.

SC 485 1.50g 10 may 62 Map of Tortuga Island Scott Haiti #475 w/ three o/p's as follows: (1) "EXPLORATION SPATIALE - JOHN GLENN", (2) A Space Capsule, and (3) revaluation to 1.50g.

SC C 182 1g 04 Apr 61 Map of Tortuga Island

SC C 186 1g 10 May 62 Map of Tortuga Island Scott Haiti #C182 w/ two o/p's as follows: (1) "EXPLORATION SPATIALE - JOHN GLENN, and (2) A Space Capsule.

SC C 187 2g 10 May 62 Map of Tortuga Island Scott Haiti #C182 w/ three o/p's as follows: (1) "EXPLORATION SPATIALE - JOHN GLENN, (2) A Space Capsule, and (3) revaluation to 2g.


HAKASIA

An autonomous republic in the Russian Federation. Capital: Abakan.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

5.- 2001? Pokemon Character Turtle Cinderella S/S of nine 5.- denoms w/ a different Pokemon character on each. Stamp in "a" position depicts "Squirtle". Each stamp inscribed "2000".

5.- 2001? Pokemon Character Turtle Single stamp w/ "Squirtle" from sheet of nine. Cinderella. Stamp inscribed "2000".


HONDURAS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC C 164 16c 20 Oct 47 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC C 165 22c 20 Oct 47 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC C 166 40c 20 Oct 47 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC C 167 1l 20 Oct 47 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC C 168 2l 20 Oct 47 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC C 169 5l 20 Oct 47 Ancient Stone Turtle

SC C 181 16c 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C164 o/p in carmine: "U.P.U. / 75 Aniversario / 1874-1949".

SC C 181 a 16c 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle This is Honduras C181 w/ an inverted o/p.

SC C 182 22c 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #165 o/p in carmine: "U.P.U. / 75 Aniversario / 1874-1949".

SC C 182 a 22c 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle This is Honduras C182 w/ an inverted o/p.

SC C 183 40c 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C166 o/p in carmine: "U.P.U. / 75 Aniversario / 1874-1949".

SC C 184 1l 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C167 o/p in carmine: "U.P.U. / 75 Aniversario / 1874-1949".

SC C 185 2l 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C168 o/p in carmine: "U.P.U. / 75 Aniversario / 1874-1949".

SC C 185 a 2l 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle This is Honduras C185 w/ an inverted o/p.

SC C 186 5l 26 Feb 51 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C169 o/p in carmine: "U.P.U. / 75 Aniverario / 1874-1949".

SC C 351 12c 1964 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C165 o/p in black: "L. 0.12".

SC C 353 30c 1964 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C167 o/p in black: "L. 0.30".

SC C 354 40c 1965 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C168 o/p in black: "L. 0.40".

SC C 379 2l 20 Dec 65 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C168 o/p in black: "IN MEMORIUM /Sir Winston Churchill / 1874-1965".

SC C 544 1.00l 28 Jun 74 Ancient Stone Turtle Honduras #C168 o/p in black: "1L".

SC C 1073 Various 07 Apr 00 Rhinoclemmys? sp. Sheet of twenty stamps depicting various musical instruments. Sheet inscribed "Instrumentos Musicales" and "Autoctonos Mesoamericanos". Turtle shell on one stamp only.

SC C 1073 c 1.40l 07 Apr 00 Rhinoclemmys? sp. Single stamp w/ turtle shell instrument from Scott Honduras #C1073. Stamp inscribed "Ayotl".

SC C 957 1.40 l 10 Oct 95 Kinosternon scorpioides Photograph of old adult out of water. Part of Conservation Ecology set.

SC C 1038 L20 + 2 31 Jul 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Size of small s/s, but stamp is not deliniated from selvedge. Described by Scott as "Imperf." Air Mail Stamp.


HONG KONG (CHINA)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC Various 30 Mar 06 Cartoon Turtle Booklet of six stamps, each w/ a dressed teddy bear and an attached label w/ an unclothed teddy bear. Same designs as Scott Hong Kong #1181a and 1181b. Back pages of booklet contain self-adhesive, "peelables" of various items of clothing and accessories such as eyeglasses, neckties and feather plumes for dressing the bears on the labels, much like paper dolls. Scott has assigned a number to the booklet pane (#1181a) but not to the entire booklet.

SC 1181 $5 30 Mar 06 Cartoon Turtle Individual stamp from either Scott Hong Kong #1181a or 1181b. Dressed teddy bear w/ small turtle in bottom right corner. Stamp inscribed "Dress Bear Up" along bottom margin.

SC 1181 a Various 30 Mar 06 Cartoon Turtle Booklet pane containing one each of Scott Hong Kong #1180 and #1181. Small turtle in lower right corner of #1181.

SC 1181 b Various 30 Mar 06 Cartoon Turtle S/S of six stamps (including #1181) plus one label. Each stamp w/ a dressed teddy bear. Sheet inscribed "Dress Bear Up" in central, horizontal gutter.


HUNGARY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 3040 6fo 15 Dec 86 Emys orbicularis

SC 3104 4fo 11 Dec 87 Cartoon Tortoise Tortoise & Hare Fable.

SC 3193 10fo 26 Jul 89 Emys orbicularis

SC 3759 70ft 2001 Testudo hermanni Dorsal view. Small, pale globe in upper right corner, showing Europe.

SC 3851 500fo 09 May 03 Emys orbicularis Mini-sheet of one stamp. Large spider on stamp. Turtle, egrets and dragonflies in border of sheet. No turtle on stamp.

SC 4083 100ft 02 Sep 08 Cartoon Turtle Cartoon turtle visiting a museum w/ other cartoon animals. Characters are from a board game called Philavillage.


INDIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

12 Feb 11 Cartoon Turtle Depicts cartoon tortoise and geese from Panchatantra animal fable. Stamp has a se-tenant label that can be personalized.

15.00r 02 Aug 08 Geochelone gigantea Sheet of thirteen Scott India #2250 plus a large tortoise in background "behind" the stamps, in the sheet margin. Sheet inscribed "Aldabra Giant Tortoise". Tortoise on each stamp is facing almost directly toward viewer.

5.00r 02 Aug 08 Geochelone gigantea Sheet of thirteen Scott India #2249 w/ a tortoise on each plus a large tortoise in background, "behind" the stamps, in the sheet margin. Sheet inscribed "Aldabra Giant Tortoise". Tortoise on each stamp facing left.

Various 02 Aug 08 Geochelone gigantea Sheet of thirteen octagonal stamps w/ a tortoise on each plus a large tortoise in background, "behind" the stamps, in the sheet margin. Sheet contains five Scott India #2250 and eight Scott India #2249.

Various 02 Aug 08 Geochelone gigantea Sheet of thirteen octagonal stamps w/ a tortoise on each plus a large tortoise in background, "behind" the stamps, in the sheet margin. Sheet contains five Scott India #2249 and eight Scott India #2250.

SC 1802 3r 29 Jan 00 Batagur baska Adult on land. Issued for Millepex 2000.

SC 1803 3r 29 Jan 00 Lepidochelys olivacea Adult on beach. Issued for Millepex 2000.

SC 1853 Various 15 Oct 00 Stylized Turtles Se-tenent pair w/ single, intricate work of art covering both stamps. Tiny turtle in lower corner of each stamp, on either side of the vertical row of perfs. Inscribed "Madhubani-Mithila Painting". Tiny inscription of "2000" in selvedge.

SC 1853 a 5.00r 15 Oct 00 Stylized Turtle Left half of se-tenent pair. Tiny turtle in extreme lower right corner.

SC 1853 b 10.00r 15 Oct 00 Stylized Turtle Right half of se-tenent pair. Tiny turtle in extreme lower left corner.

SC 1923 4.00r 17 Oct 01 Cartoon Turtle Se-tenant pair of two different size stamps illustrating the Panchatantra Fable, "The Tortoise and the Geese". Turtles on both stamps.

SC 1923 a 4.00r 17 Oct 01 Cartoon Turtle Two geese looking at turtle in pond. Horiz. From Panchatantra Fable "The Tortoise and the Geese".

SC 1923 b 4.00r 17 Oct 01 Cartoon Turtle Two geese carrying turtle aloft on a stick. Vert. From Panchatantra Fable, "The Tortoise and the Geese".

SC 2249 5.00r 02 Aug 08 Geochelone gigantea One of the individual hexagonal stamps w/ the tortoise from three different sheets of thirteen. Tortoise is facing left.

SC 2250 15.00r 02 Aug 08 Geochelone gigantea One of the individual hexagonal stamps w/ the tortoise facing the viewer from three different sheets of thirteen. Tortoise is facing almost directly toward viewer.

SC 2334 5re 27 Jul 09 Mythical Turtle Horizontal strip of eleven stamps w/ scenes from a poem by Jayadeva. One depicts a mythical turtle w/ a human head and torso which represents the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Kuma, the turtle.

SC 2334 b 5re 27 Jul 09 Mythical Turtle Depicts a mythical turtle w/ a human head and torso. It represents the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Kuma, the turtle. Inscribed "Jayadeva and Geetagovinda".

SC 2334 l 5re 27 Jul 09 Mythical Turtle S/S containing eleven different stamps including one Scott India #2334b that depicts Lord Vishnu as Kuma, the turtle.


INDONESIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

5000rp 11 May 09 Chelonia mydas Individual stamp w/ anterior half of turtle, facing left, from Scott Indonesia #2183. "WOC" monogram in upper left corner of stamp w/ "World Ocean Conference" inscribed below it in print so small as to be barely legible.

1500 2005 Terrapene carolina Two different personalized stamps made w/ customer-supplied photographs on attached tabs. At least two different stamps have been produced w/ turtles. See Appendix VI for images of the two turtle stamps.

SC 1066 150r 24 Nov 79 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 1066 A 200r 24 Nov 79 Dermochelys coriacea This is a s/s w/ a different value than Indonesia #1066.

SC 1079 150r 02 May 80 Carved Stone Turtle

SC 1080 200r 02 May 80 Carved Stone Turtle This is a sheet of 8 different stamps w/ two Indonesia #1080d's on it.

SC 1080 d 200r 02 May 80 Carved Stone Turtle This is a single stamp from Indonesia #1080.

SC 1948 1000rp 05 Jun 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Child swimming w/ turtle. Ecophila logo in upper right corner. From "Environmental Care" set.

SC 1948 a 1000rp 05 Jun 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Tete-beche pair of two Scott Indonesia #1948.

SC 2055 1500r 20 Feb 04 Unidentified Sea Turtles Se-tenant sheet of twenty different stamps, all w/ a denom. of 1500. One stamp depicts small sea turtles on beach. Bottom selvedge inscribed "Indonesian Folktales".

SC 2055 h 1500r 20 Feb 04 Unidentified Sea Turtles Single stamp w/ turtles from Scott Indonesia #2055. Five turtles; one on land, four in shallow water at shoreline. Turtles are a strange bluish-purple color.

SC 2061 1,500rp 05 Jun 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle Vertical se-tenant pair of 1,500rp stamps w/ turtle and shark on one. "Environmental Care" issue.

SC 2061 b 1,500rp 05 Jun 04 Unidentified Sea TUrtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Indonesia #2061. "Environmental Care" issue.

SC 2062 2,500rp 05 Jun 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ two 2,500rp stamps. Stamps have same designs as those on Scott Indonesia #2061 but the denoms are different. "Environmental Care" issue.

SC 2062 b 2,500rp 05 Jun 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Indonesia #2062. "Environmental Care" issue.

SC 2183 5000rp 11 May 09 Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp w/ turtle swimming to left. Anterior half of turtle on stamp, posterior half in sheet margin. "WOC" monogram in upper right corner of sheet w/ "World Ocean Conference" inscribed below it in small print.

SC 2248 1500 24 Oct 10 Four Sea Turtle Species Any strip or block of four containing one each of Scott Indonesia 2248a-2248d from sheet of sixteen stamps (Scott Indonesia #2248 var.).

SC 2248 a 1500 24 Oct 10 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual swimming slightly toward viewer's right. Small line drawing of dorsal view of turtle in right margin of stamp.

SC 2248 b 1500 24 Oct 10 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming left. Small line drawing of dorsal view of turtle in right margin of stamp.

SC 2248 c 1500 24 Oct 10 Dermochelys coriacea One individual swimming left. Small line drawing of dorsal view of turtle in right margin of stamp.

SC 2248 d 1500 24 Oct 10 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming left and down. Small line drawing of dorsal view of turtle in right margin of stamp.

SC 2248 var. 1500 24 Oct 10 Four Sea Turtle Species S/S w/ four each of four different stamps, each w/ a different sea turtle. Each stamp has a realistic color picture of the turtle plus a line drawing of a dorsal view of the same turtle in the right margin. Any strip or block of four from this sheet is Scott Indonesia #2248 but the entire sheet has not been assigned a separate number. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Kehidupan Bawah Laut" and "Marine Life". WWF symbol on each stamp. Right margin of sheet w/ four tiny turtle silhouettes in blue, red, yellow and black.

SC B 206 6r + 1r 20 Dec 66 Eretmochelys imbricata The turtle is incorrectly identified on the stamp as Chelonia mydas.


INGUSHETIA

An area in the central Caucasus closely allied to Chechynia.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

CTC 28 -36 Various 01 Feb 98 Gopherus agassizzi Sheet of nine stamps w/ a continuous scene of a Southwestern American desert. Tiny tortoise on stamp in upper right corner.

CTC 30 250 01 Feb 98 Gopherus agassizzi Single stamp w/ tiny tortoise from CTC Ingushetia 28-36. Jackrabbit in foreground.


IRAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 3007 Various 26 Aug 09 Two Species; Sea Turtles Mini sheet of four stamps depicting two different species of sea turtles. Nine small illustrations of sea turtles in margins. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Cooperating to Conserve Marine Turtles". The two species depicted are Chelonia mydas and Eretmochelys imbricata.

SC 3007 a 650r 26 Aug 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Hatchling, facing left.

SC 3007 b 1000r 26 Aug 09 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult on land, facing left.

SC 3007 c 1500r 26 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Semi-dorsal view of adult swimming to right.

SC 3007 d 1850r 26 Aug 09 Chelonia mydas Semi-ventral view of adult swimming to right.


IRELAND


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1280 30p 24 Jan 01 Stylized Turtle S/S of three w/ one snake, one frog, & one turtle. Turtle has stars on its back. Also denominated 0.38 euros.

SC 1280 c 30p 24 Jan 01 Stylized Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Ireland #1280. Also denominated 0.38 euros.

SC 1285 30p 24 Jan 01 Stylized Turtle Single self-adhesive stamp w/ turtle from Scott Ireland #1285a. Also denominated 0.38 euros.

SC 1285 a 30p 24 Jan 01 Stylized Turtle Booklet of 10 self-adhesives plus 10 labels w/ five different stamp designs. Turtle on one design only. Also denominated 0.38 euros.


ISLE OF MAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1394 35p 24 Sep 10 Cartoon Turtle Three Legged Postman w/ cartoon turtle and snail. Turtle running on hind legs w/ shoes on. Artwork done during WWII (1940) by Bertram. Sheet of 25 stamps has an additional turtle in top margin.


ISRAEL


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Variable 01 Jan 12 Unidentified Sea Turtle Turtle swwimming three-quarters left near center of horizontal stamp. Fish on left and porpoise on right. Machine vended stamps on which the denomination is printed at the time of purchase. Available in at least eight different denominations.

MS PS 6 10 lirot Stylized Turtle Postal Savings Stamp.

SC 44 40p 22 Mar 51 Unidentified Chelonian Detail from tablet "Founding of Tel Aviv. Tiny turtle near bottom of detail, above the letter "L" in the word "Israel". Issued for 40th Anniv. of the founding of Tel Aviv.

SC 398 0.60 13 Aug 69 Stylized Tortoise Tiny tortoise on roof of cabin of Noah's Ark. Tortoise cannot be seen clearly w/ naked eye.

SC 1368 1.20s 22 Jun 99 Turtle Puppet Depicts a puppet chelonian named Batz, from a children's TV show.

SC 1368 a Various 22 Jun 99 Turtle Puppet Se-tenant strip of three stamps (Scott Israel 1366-1368). Turtle on one stamp only. Puppet from children's TV show.

SC 1438 2.50s 18 Mar 01 Testudo graeca Large tortoise's head at top of stamp, anterior half of tortoise near bottom. From four value set: Wild Animals in Israel.

SC 1438 a Various 18 Mar 01 Testudo graeca Booklet containing two complete sets of the "Wild Animals in Israel" issues plus small silouhette of tortoise on front cover plus colored picture of tortoise on back cover plus nine tortoises on selvedge of booklet pane. Scott's number 1438a refers to the booklet pane only, not the complete booklet w/cover.

SC 1708 2.25sh 05 Dec 07 Mauremys caspica Sheet of nine se-tenant stamps w/ three attached tabs. Three identical stamps on the sheet depict a turtle basking on a log w/ white pelicans in the background. Issued for the Hula Nature Reserve. The Scott number (1708) actually refers to any of three identical, horizontal strips of three stamps each from the sheet of nine.

SC 1708 a 2.25sh 05 Dec 07 Mauremys caspica Any one of the three individual, identical stamps w/ a turtle from Scott Israel #1708. Issued for the Hula Nature Reserve.

SC 1710 2.25sh 05 Dec 07 Mauremys caspica Single serpentine, die-cut stamp from booklet, w/ same design as Scott Israel #1708a. Issued for the Hula Nature Reserve.

SC 1711 a 2.25sh 05 Dec 07 Mauremys caspica Booklet pane containing two Scott #1710's. Issued for the Hula Nature Reserve.

SC 1712 2.25sh 05 Dec 07 Unidentified Tortoises Sheet w/ six stamps and four lateral tabs forming a unified scene of animals leaving Noah's Ark. Two tortoises in lower right corner of sheet, one on tab and one partly on tab and partly in sheet margin. Sheet inscribed "Noah's Ark" "Israel" and "2008" despite the fact that the sheet was issued on 5 Dec 07.


ITALY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

700l 1992 Stylized Turtle Postal card w/ dorsal view of a turtle, having the monogram "TN" on its back. Issued to commemorate the 1992 National Italian Philatelic Show.

SC 1031 25 l 06 Dec 70 Locomotive: "Tartaruga" Italian electric locomotive #E444, named "Tartaruga" (Turtle in Italian). The name "Tartaruga" does not appear on the stamp but it is well known in Italy and is documented on Italian and American web sites.

SC 1240 40l 17 Oct 76 Unidentified Turtle Tiny turtle in child's drawing.

SC 1318 170l 03 Apr 78 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 1349 170 l 06 Jan 79 Locomotive: "Tartaruga" Stamp-on-stamp design. Stamp in lower right corner is Scott Italy #1031 (which see for explanation of relationship to turtle). Issued to commemorate the 50th anniv. of the first stamps printed by the State Printing Office.

SC 2085 750l 18 May 96 Caretta caretta Small turtle on stamp featuring ruins of an old stone dwelling. Stamp inscribed "LAMPEDUSA".

SC 2947 0.65e 08 Jul 09 Silhouette Sea Turtles Stylized globe superimposed on silhouettes of four sea turtles. The entire design is surrounded by a circle of writing. The circle of writing surrounding the design says "From la Maddalena to L'Aquilla - Summit 2009 - G8".


IVORY COAST


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 2009 Nine Species Sheet of nine stamps, all depicting turtles facing right. Top half of each stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half of each stamp is brown. Sheet inscribed "Les Tortues" in upper margin. Each stamp inscribed "Poste 2009".

150fca 2009 Podocnemis expansa One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

150fca 2009 Batagur baska One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

150fca 2009 Trachemys scripta One turtle facing three-quarters right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

300fca 2009 Clemmys insculpta One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

300fca 2009 Malacochersus tornieri One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

300fca 2009 Chelus fimbriatus One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

400fca 2009 Emydura Macquarri One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

400fca 2009 Eretmochelys imbricata One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

400fca 2009 Dermochelys coriacea One turtle facing right. Upper half of stamp is light yellow-green, bottom half is brown. From sheet of nine.

Various 2009 Unidentified Softshell Sheet of nine stamps depicting seven lizards, one crocodillian and one turtle. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Les Lezards". Turtle is on stamp in lower right corner of sheet.

400fca 2009 Unidentified Softshell One turtle facing left. From sheet of nine inscribed "Les Lezards" in upper margin of sheet.

250f 2003 Cartoon Turtle S/S of one stamp. Margin depicts Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Turtle is biting Donald's finger. Stamp depicts Mickey w/ a birthday cake with a sign saying "From Sept. 25th to Oct. 1st. This issue has been declared illegal by the Ivory Coast postal authorities (Scott Stamp Monthly, Nov. 2004, pg.84).

Various 2010 Three Different Species Sheet w/ one large triangular stamp and two smaller triangular stamps, each w/ a picture of a different turtle. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Tortues".

1300f 2010 Gopherus Polyphemus The large stamp from the sheet of three triangular stamps issued in 2010. Species name misspelled as "Polypherus" on stamp.

800f 2010 Chelonia mydas Semi-ventral view of one individual swimming up and left.

900 2010 Pseudemys scripta Semi-ventral view of one individual swimming up and right. Genus name misspelled as "Pseudemus" on stamp.

Various 2011 Six Different Turtles S/S of six stamps, each w/ a different sea turtle. Parts of other turtles in margins of sheet. Upper margin inscribed "Tortues".

250fca 2011 Caretta caretta One individual swimmimg right. From sheet of six issued in 2011.

350fca 2011 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming left. From sheet of six issued in 2011.

450fca 2011 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming left. From sheet of six issued in 2011.

550fca 2011 Lepidochelys olivacia One individual swimming left. From sheet of six issued in 2011.

650fca 2011 Lepidochelys kempii One individual swimming right. From sheet of six issued in 2011.

750fca 2011 Dermochelys coriacea One individual swimming right. From sheet of six issued in 2011.

1650f 2012 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ one triangular stamp depicting one Hector's Dolphin plus a portrait of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Turtle in upper left margin of sheet, not on stamp. Bottom margin of sheet inscribed "Faune Marine et Oceanographes".

SC 928 150f 30 Dec 92 Two Stone Turtles Two turtles carved on front of stone block that is part of a grave site monument. Stamp inscribed "Monuments Funeraires" in lower margin.


JAMAICA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 487 50c 25 Feb 80 E. imbricata & C. mydas Eretmochelys imbricata on left and Chelonia mydas on right. Dead, stuffed specimens.

SC 985 Various 05 Jun 04 Eretmochelys imbricata? Pane of eight se-tenant stamps w/ turtle on one. Turtle stamp inscribed "Hawksbill Turtle" but it is probably Chelonia mydas. Issued for World Environment Day. Contains four $10 stamps and four $40 stamps.

SC 985 b $10 05 Jun 04 Eretmochelys imbricata? Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Jamaica #985. Inscribed "Hawksbill Turtle" but it is probably Chelonia mydas. Inscribed "World Environment Day 2004".

SC 1067 $200 28 Feb 07 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of one stamp issued for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Large map of Caribbean Sea in center of sheet and flags of sixteen Caribbean nations in margins. Logo of 2007 Cricket World Cup near upper right corner of sheet. Small turtle on the Coat-of-Arms which appears on the Cayman Is. flag.


JAPAN

See End Note #11 for information about Japanese postal cards w/ turtles.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

60y 1991? Stylized Freshwater Turt. Inland letter sheet w/ imprinted 60y stamp. Stylized turtle in pastel colors in lower right corner has a flower in its mouth and stylized filamentous algae flowing from the rear of its carapace. Cancellation date on one such sheet is "9.6.20". It is unknown by the compiler of this list how this date relates to the Gregorian calendar.

80y+10y 2003 Stylized Turtle Vertical s/s w/ two vertical columns of five stamps each, down left side of sheet. Stamps in any one column are the same but the two columns are different from each other. Turtle in upper right corner on margin of sheet, encircled by a snake. Scott does not list the entire sheet but they do list any two horizontal se-tenant pairs from the sheet as B54a. All ten stamps are denominated 80y+10y.

N/A Unknown Cartoon Turtle Booklet containing ten Scott Japan Z 113. Picture on booklet cover is different from that on stamps inside, in that on the cover the hare is sitting up.

320 2009 Seven Species Sheetlet of eight stamps w/ a group of related plants or animals on each one (e.g - hummingbirds, turtles, frogs, orchids, etc.). One stamp has seven species of turtles. Each stamp inscribed "Northen Territories Local Post" but the words "Japan" or "Nippon" do not appear. These are Cinderellas.

320 2009 Seven Species Individual stamp w/ seven species of turtles from sheet of eight Cinderellas. Inscribed "Northen Territories Local Post. Turtles depicted include two tortoises, three freshwater turtles and two sea turtles.

Various 2003 Stylized Sea Turtle S/S consisting of what appears to be two different Greetings Sheets combined on a single, larger sheet. One Greetings sheet consists of nine stamps plus a label and the other consists of ten stamps. Margin of s/s inscribed "JAPEX "03" and "The 38th Japan Philatelic Exposition, 2003. 10,31 - 11,3". Stamp w/ stylized sea turtle in top right corner of upper Greetings Sheet is identical to Scott Japan #2851e. It has a turtle and a crane and is denominated 80y.

FU 711 450y 01 Apr 64 Mauremys japonica This is a Japanese National Pension (Annuity) Revenue Stamp. It is connected w/ a program similar to Social Security in the U.S. This is the larger of two similar stamps. See End Note #9 for further information.

FU 712 450y 26 Dec 74 Mauremys japonica This is a Japanese National Pension (Annuity) Revenue Stamp. It is connected w/ a program similar to Social Security in the U.S. This is the smaller of two similar stamps. See End Note #9 for further information.

SC 1203 50y 25 Mar 76 Geoemyda spengleri Sub-species is "japonica" according to inscription on stamp.

SC 1204 20y 28 Jan 75 Unidentified Sea Turtle Man Releasing Turtle.

SC 1507 70y 23 Aug 82 Tortoise Symbol This is not a stylized tortoise, it is a symbol that represents a tortoise. This stamp was designed for use on greeting cards. Similar to Scott Japan #1839 and 2230.

SC 1743 60y 17 Jul 87 Gold Turtle Sculpture Golden lamp w/ turtle base. A stamp of the National Treasures Series.

SC 1839 72y 10 Aug 89 Tortoise Symbol This is not a stylized tortoise, it is a symbol that represents a tortoise. Similar to Scott Japan 1507 and 2230. Designed for use on greeting cards.

SC 2230 90y 10 Mar 94 Tortoise Symbol This is not a stylized tortoise, it is a symbol that represents a tortoise. Intended for use on greeting cards. Similar to Scott Japan #1507 and 1839.

SC 2515 80y 21 Mar 96 Highly Stylized Turtle Geometric representation of turtle. Carapace is a series of concentric hexagons. Issued in honor of senior citizens.

SC 2515 a 80y 21 Mar 96 Highly Stylized Turtle Sheetlet of five Scott Japan 2515 w/ extensive Japanese writing occupying the space where the 6th stamp would be. Issued in honor of senior citizens.

SC 2541 90y 07 Oct 96 Unidentified Chelonian Painting of landscape and waterwheel. Extremely tiny turtle in lower left corner of stamp, directly over the letter "L" in the word International. Part of a set of six issued for International Letter Writing Week.

SC 2686 80y 22 Jul 99 Cartoon Turtles Sheet of ten 80y stamps w/ four colorful cartoon turtles in selvedge. Sheet inscribed "Letter Writing Day" in English. No turtles on stamps.

SC 2686 k Various 22 Jul 99 Cartoon Turtles Booklet containing Scott 2682-2685 (2 each) + 2686c, 2686g, & 2686i. Two cartoon turtles on back cover. No turtles on stamps inside booklet. Front cover inscribed "Letter Writing Day"'

SC 2686 l Various 1999 Cartoon Turtles Small sheet of two stamps (80y and 50y) w/ two small cartoon tortoises in lower left selvedge of sheet. Sheet inscribed "Letter Writing Day" in English.

SC 2851 80y 10 Feb 03 Stylized Turtles "Greetings" pane of five stamps plus five labels w/ turtle on one stamp. Additional stylized turtle on small, circular label near bottom of sheet.

SC 2851 e 80y 10 Feb 03 Stylized Turtle Single stamp w/ cranes and turtle from from Scott Japan #2851. This stamp represents longevity.

SC 2919 Various 23 Jun 05 Cartoon "Pokemon" Turtle Sheet of ten (two vertical strips of five each) stamps depicting Pokemon characters. See "Comment Column". The Scott number (2919) actually refers to one vertical strip which does not have a turtle. The sheet of two vertical strips has the Pokemon character "Squirtle" in the left margin. Scott does not list the sheet of ten.

SC 2919 Hj Various 23 Jun 05 Cartoon "Pokemon" Turtle Booklet pane from booklet of various stamps plus eight pre-stamped postal cards. Pokemon character "Squirtle" on booklet cover. No turtles on stamps or postal cards inside of booklet. Turtle on cover only. The Scott number (2919Hj) refers to the booklet pane only, not the complete booklet with the cover, including the turtle.

SC 3050 80y 01 Aug 08 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Sheet of ten 80y stamps, all w/ different paintings from the Ukiyoe-Edo period. One stamp depicts a turtle suspended by a cord, looking out of a window at sailing ships on a body of water and a bridge.

SC 3050 c 80y 01 Aug 08 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Painting of turtle suspended by a cord, looking out of a window at sailing ships on a body of water and a bridge. Painting titled "Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa" by Hiroshige. From a sheet of ten stamps w/ paintings from the Ukiyoe-Edo period.

SC 3266 80y 18 Oct 10 Tiny Turtle on Logo S/S sheet of ten stamps issued for the Tenth Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Divesity in Nagoya. No turtles on stamps but there is a tiny origami turtle on a circular logo in the upper left margin of the sheet.

SC 3354 80y 23 Aug 11 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming right and down. Stamp from set of five or from sheet of ten.

SC 3355 a 80y 23 Aug 11 Chelonia mydas Sheet of ten stamps (two each of five different designs). One design (two identical stamps) depicts a green sea turtle. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Harmony with Nature Series No. 1". NOTE: The Scott number (3355a) actually refers to the vertical strip of five stamps that makes up one-half of this sheet. The full sheet of ten is foot-noted by Scott but no number is assigned to it.

SC Z 113 62y 23 Oct 91 Cartoon Tortoise From Tortoise and Hare fable. This stamp was formerly listed by Scott as Japan # 1953 until they changed their numbering system for Prefecture issues.

SC Z 113 a 62y 23 Oct 91 Cartoon Tortoise Booklet containing ten Scott Japan Z 113. Picture on booklet cover is identical to that on stamps inside. This booklet was formerly listed by Scott as Japan # 1953a until they changed their numbering system for Prefecture issues.

SC Z 652 80y 05 Nov 04 Stone Turtle Sheet of twenty se-tenant 80y stamps. One depicts a large stone turtle in front of a temple. All stamps on sheet depict temples.

SC Z 652 j 80y 05 Nov 04 Stone Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Japan #Z652. Temple depicted is Kongoufukuji (Temple #38).


JERSEY


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 459 31p 06 Jul 88 Geochelone yniphora


JEWISH REPUBLIC


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See EVENKIA


KABARDINO BALKAR

Kabardino Balkar is an autonomous republic of Russia.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

700 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5984. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perpendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

700 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5733. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perpendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

700 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #4517. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perpendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

700 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #4520. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perpendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

700 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5725. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created by the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perpendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

1000 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6064. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

1000 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6066a. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

1000 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

1000 Testudo graeca Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all im black. O/P also contains the WWF symbol. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers a block of four old stamps. This leaves two perendicular rows of perfs across the new stamp.

CTC 5 -13 Various 01 Feb 98 Seven Freshwater Turtles Cinderella sheet of nine stamps forming an underwater and above-water panorama in a freshwater swamp. Painting depicts scores of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and is identical to the painting on a Cinderella from Somalia.

CTC 9 500 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Turtle Small turtle, submerged except for head. Single stamp from CTC Kabardino Balkar 5-13.

CTC 10 750 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Turtle Small turtle submerged near base of tree. Single stamp from CTC Kabardino Balkar 5-13.

CTC 11 800 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Turtle Small turtle swimming upward. Single stamp from CTC Kabardino Balkar 5-13.

CTC 13 1500 01 Feb 98 Two Unidentified Turtles One turtle swimming downward, the other resting on bottom. Single stamp from CTC Kabardino Balkar 5-13.


KALMYK REPUBLIC (KALMIKIA)

An autonomous republic of Russia, south of Kazakhstan, on the Caspian Sea.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

CTC 77 -85 Various 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Tortoise Sheet of nine se-tenant stamps forming a unified desert scene. Tortoise is partially on 1500 value stamp and partially in selvedge.

CTC 85 1500 01 Feb 98 Unidentified Tortoise Single stamp w/ tortoise from CTC Kalmykia 77-85. Tortoise is partially on stamp and partially in selvedge of sheet.


KAMCHATKA

Kamatchatka is a large Russian peninsula separating the Bering Sea from the Sea of Okhotsk.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

1500 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. Although this stamp has been called a Cinderella on this web site, it has been learned that at least one of them was used to frank a registered cover so perhaps it should be called a provisional overprint rather than a Cinderella.

2000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

3000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

5000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

1000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.

1500 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.

2000 1996 Sytlized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.

3000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.

5000 1996 Stylized Freshwater Turt. Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.


KAMPUCHEA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

MI 498 0.80r 28 Jun 83 Aspideretes hurum This is SG #456. It is now listed bt Scott under Cambodia as Cambodia #422.

MI 502 3r 28 Jun 83 Malayemys subtrijuga Species name from BIO-PHILATELY 43(1) p. 32. This is SG #460. It is now listed by Scott under Cambodia as Cambodia #426.

SG 839 0.20r 09 Sep 87 Geochelone gigantea This stamp is now listed by Scott under Cambodia as Cambodia #805.

SG 939 1r 07 Nov 88 Terrapene c. carolina The turtle depicted is a male. This stamp is now listed by Scott under Cambodia as Cambodia #908.


KARAKALPAKIA

Karakalpakia is a region (and Oblast) south of the Aral Sea and north of the Caucasus Mts.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

5sum 1995? Emys orbicularis Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5726. O/P is all in black. Lateral view of turtle. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

15sum 1995? Emys orbicularis Cinderellas o/p'd on Scott Russia #5733. O/P is all in black. Lateral view of turtle. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. This leaves a row of perfs across the new stamp.

Various 1999 Chelonia mydas Sheet of nine stamps of differing denominations, all depicting marine animals. Sheet inscribed "Ocean Life". Turtle on one stamp only.

4.00 1999 Chelonia mydas Ventral view of swimming adult. From sheet of nine.

CTC R 19 -R24 Various 15 Feb 98 See "Comment" Column Sheetlet of six stamps (two lizards, two turtles and two frogs). Chelonians are Geochelone radiata & Eretmochelys imbricata.

CTC R 22 20k 15 Feb 98 Geochelone radiata Facing left. Plain background. From CTC Karakalpakia R19-R24.

CTC R 23 25k 15 Feb 98 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming right. Plain background. From CTC Karakalpakia R19-R24.


KARELIA

Karelia is an autonomous Russian republic between Finland and the White Sea.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1000 Emys orbicularis Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6061. O/P is all in black. Dorsal view of turtle.

1000 Emys orbicularis Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6066A. O/P is all in black. Dorsal view of turtle.


KAULBAUCH ISLAND

See End Note #12 for further information about KAULBAUCH ISLAND stamps.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

18c 1974 Stylized Turtle Canadian Local Post issue produced by the Kaulbach Island Local Carriage Service.


KAZAKHSTAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 83 1te 1994 Testudo horsfieldi One entire individual plus the head and foreleg of another, w/ a leaf in it's mouth. Name on stamp is "Agrionemys horsfieldi", the genus to which this species has recently been referred.


KAZAN

Kazan is a city in Russia at 55.48N, 49.03E.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

250r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6064. O/P is all in black.

500r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6067A. O/P is all in black.

750r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all in black.

1000r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068A. O/P is all in black.

1500r Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6069. O/P is all in black.


KENYA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 89 50c 26 Sep 77 Malacochersus tornieri

SC 174 5sh 27 Jun 80 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 740 17/- 13 Apr 00 Dermochelys coriacea Swimming underwater, facing right.

SC 741 20/- 13 Apr 00 Chelonia mydas On beach, facing left.

SC 742 30/- 13 Apr 00 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming underwater, up and left.

SC 743 47/- 13 Apr 00 Lepidochelys olivacea Swimming underwater, facing right.

SC 744 59/- 13 Apr 00 Caretta caretta Swimming underwater, facing left.

SC 794 25sh 15 Dec 06 Giant Tortoise Triangular stamp depicting Owen, a young hippo and Mzee, a giant tortoise. The young hippo "adopted" the tortoise as its mother after its real mother was lost in a tsunami.


KENYA, UGANDA, AND TANZANIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 306 2sh 05 May 75 Tortoise Shell Arm Band


KIRIBATI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 339 $1 12 Jul 79 The L. C. Tabakea Design is identical to Gilbert Islands Scott #283 except for the lack of the small silhoutte of Queen Elizabeth II on this stamp. The L.C. (Landing Craft) Tabakea is named after the Turtle God who is believed to support Banaba Island on his back. The craft is used to ferry passengers (up to 200) and freight (up to 22 tons) among the islets that make up the nation's capital, Tarawa.

SC 339 a $1 1980-81 The L.C. Tabakea This stamp is the same as Scott Kiribati #339 except that it is unwatermarked.

SC 437 30c 14 Feb 84 Eretmochelys imbricata

SC 448 12c 21 Nov 84 Unidentified Sea Turtle The turtle depicted represents Tabakea the Turtle God, supporting Banaba Island on his back.

SC 669 60c 12 Jul 95 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant block of four stamps plus four labels. Turtle on one stamp and one label. Protecting the Environment, Part II.

SC 669 c 60c 12 Jul 95 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Kiribati 669. Protecting the Environment, Part II.

SC 672 60c 19 Aug 95 Chelonia mydas Scott Kiribati #669 o/p "Jakarta '95".

SC 672 c 60c 19 Aug 95 Chelonia mydas Scott Kiribati #669c o/p "Jakarta '95".

SC 729 $1.00 15 Sep 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small s/s of one stamp. Sheet is inscribed "The Millennium" and "Towards 2000". Turtle is in selvedge of sheet.

SC O 13 $1 May 1981 The L. C. Tabakea This is Scott Kiribati #339a o/p: "O.K.G.S.". See comment under Scott Kiribati #339 for explanation of the connection of this stamp to turtles.


KOMI REPUBLIC

The Komi Republic is an autonomous republic of Russia.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

CTC 76 -81 Various 16 Jun 97 Unidentified Softshell Sheetlet of six se-tenant stamps w/ different pictures of crocodiles. On one stamp only, the crocodile has a softshell turtle in its jaws.

CTC 78 1250r 16 Jun 97 Unidentified Softshell Single stamp w/ turtle from sheetlet of six. Turtle is in a crocodile's jaws.


KOREA, NORTH


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

152 15 Apr 10 Eretmochelys imbricata Stuffed specimen, facing left w/ head elevated, on plain white background. Gold-colored logo in upper right corner w/ "4.15" inscribed on logo. Available perf and imperf. Crewmen of Japanese ship "Dowamaru" presented this stuffed turtle to President Kim Il Sung on his 60th birthday. The issuing agency lists the issue date as 15 April 2010 but it was available from dealers many weeks before that date (which is fairly common w/ North Korean stamps).

SC 421 10ch 30 Jul 62 Carved Stone Turtle Turtle is an antique paperweight. Formerly listed here as YV 418.

SC 1298 40j 20 Mar 75 Mythological Turtle Tortoise-serpent and snake from 7th century painting on wall of the large tomb in Kangso. Represents a dragon w/ a turtle's shell. Formerly listed here as MI 1347.

SC 1869 a Various 09 Oct 79 Stylized Tortoise Tortoise in right border of s/s of six stamps, all depicting birds. Commemorates the Central Zoo in Taesongsan. Formerly listed here (incorrectly) as SG N 1884-9.

SC 1936 40 30 Apr 80 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small sea turtle near left margin, in front of diver's face. Inscribed "Jacques Costeau - The Conquerer of the Sea". Formerly listed here as MI 1988.

SC 1936 A Various 30 Apr 80 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S w/ five stamps plus one label. Contains Scott North Korea #1936. Formerly listed here w/ no catalog number but w/ a comment that it was footnoted by SG.

SC 1965 10ch 01 Aug 80 Tortoise Ship Ship (facing right) is main design feature. Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean Navy. Formerly listed here as YV 1613.

SC 2257 10 25 Dec 82 Cartoon Turtle Turtle swimming w/ cylindrical object on back. Formerly listed here as MI 2316.

SC 2258 20 25 Dec 82 Cartoon Turtle Turtle swimming at surface w/ rabbit on its back. Formerly listed here as MI 2317.

SC 2259 30 25 Dec 82 Cartoon Turtle Turtle, rabbit, and other animals on land. One figure sitting in throne-like chair. Formerly listed here as MI 2318.

SC 2260 40 25 Dec 82 Cartoon Turtle Turtle swimming on back; rabbit jumping off onto land. Formerly listed here as MI 2319.

SC 2305 Various 30 May 83 Tortoise Ships s/s containing 4 stamps and 2 seals. Two of the 4 stamps show tortoise ships, which were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy. Flags in sheet margin. This s/s was formerly listed on this site as North Korea MI BL 145. This was before Scott began listing North Korean stamps.

SC 2305 a 20ch 30 May 83 Tortoise Ships One of the tortoise ship stamps from Scott North Korea 2305. This stamp was formerly listed on this site as North Korea MI 2367. This was before Scott began listing North Korean stamps.

SC 2305 b 35ch 30 May 83 Tortoise Ships One of the tortoise ship stamps from Scott North Korea #2305. This stamp also depicts Admiral Li Sun Sin (1545-1598), the inventor of ironclad warships and the tortoise ships in particular. It was formerly listed on this site as North Korea MI 2368. This was before Scott began listing North Korean stamps.

SC 2381 80ch 19 Jun 84 Tortoise Ship Miniature s/s of one stamp. The stamp depicts Scott North Korea #2305a which shows a tortoise ship. It also depicts a large German sailing ship below the stamp-on-stamp. Both the stamp and the selvedge of the sheet contain the logo of the Zum XIX Weltpost Kongress, held in Hamburg in 1984 and the symbol of the Universal Postal Union.

SC 2381 var. 80 19 Jun 84 Tortoise Ship Stamp on stamp. This stamp depicts Scott North Korea #2305a, as well as a more modern ship. It was issued for XIX Weltpost Kongress, Hamburg, 1984. This is the single stamp from Scott North Korea #2381. Scott does not list the single stamp, only the s/s, so it is listed here as #2381var (variety). It was formerly listed on this web site as MI 2474.

SC 2801 40j 01 Jan 89 Mythological Turtle A 7th century mural w/ a Tortoise-serpent and a snake. May represent a dragon w/ a turtle's shell. Identical to the tortoise-serpent on other Korean stamps. This stamp was formerly listed on this site as North Korea MI 2985. This was before Scott began listing North Korean stamps.

SC 3155 a 50j 24 Oct 92 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheetlet of three 50j whale stamps w/ a sea turtle in border of sheet. This is Sheet II of two whale sheets issued on the same date. No turtles on stamps. Date has also been reported as 20 Oct 92. This sheet was formerly listed on this site as North Korea SG N 3211-13. This was before Scott began listing North Korean stamps.

SC 3356 1.80 won 20 Jun 94 Tortoise Ship Stamp card (86 x 54 mm), w/ six airmail stamps (86 x 9 mm), each in the form of a horizontal strip w/ a tortoise ship on it. This card was formerly listed on this site as SG N 3411a, before Scott began listing North Korean stamps.

SC 3356 a-f 1.80 won 20 Jun 94 Tortoise Ship The six horizontal strip stamps on Scott North Korea #3356. Each one is assigned a suffix of "a" through "f". Some of the six stamps are identical to each other and once peeled off of the backing paper they would be impossible to distinguish.

SC 3687 a 50 & 80 15 Dec 97 Cartoon Turtle S/S of four se-tenant stamps w/ small cartoon turtle on one of the two 80j stamps. Issued for Year of the Tiger. Line drawings of various animals in selvedge.

SC 3688 80j 15 Dec 97 Cartoon Turtle S/S of one stamp w/ small cartoon turtle. Issued for Year of the Tiger. Animals playing musical instruments in selvedge.

SC 3688 var. 80j 15 Dec 97 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp w/ small cartoon turtle, from Scott North Korea #3688. Unlisted by Scott. Issued for Year of the Tiger.

SC 3688 var. 50 & 80j 15 Dec 97 Cartoon Turtle Booklet w/ eight stamps; four identical 80j stamps w/ turtles and two each of two different 50j stamps w/o turtles. Issued for Year of the Tiger. Scott does not list this booklet but the stamps contained in it are Scott North Korea #3688 and so the booklet is listed here as 3688 variety.

SC 3802 30ch 24 Nov 98 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ship near base of stone monument. From Scott North Korea #3803a.

SC 3803 1.60w 24 Nov 98 Stone Sculpture of Turtle Sculpture at base of stone monument. From Scott North Korea #3803a.

SC 3803 a Various 24 Nov 98 Tort. Ship & Stone Turtle Sheet of fifteen stamps (five each of three different stamps). One type of stamp has a tortoise ship and another type has a stone turtle. Tortoise ship also in selvedge of sheet.

SC 3804 10w 24 Nov 98 Tortoise Ship S/S of one stamp w/ picture of naval battle, including two tortoise ships.

SC 3811 Various 15 Dec 98 Three Species of Turtles Block of four stamps w/ a lizard on one and a different turtle on each of the other three. Turtles depicted are Chinemys reevesii, Caretta caretta and Dermochelys coriacea.

SC 3811 a 10 jon 15 Dec 98 Chinemys reevesii Individual stamp from Scott North Korea #3811. One turtle on land, facing right w/ much smaller individual in background (also facing right). Stamp was formerly listed on this site as SC #3811 until renumbering by Scott in their 2012 catalog.

SC 3811 c 60 jon 15 Dec 98 Caretta caretta Individual stamp w/ Loggerhead turtle from Scott North Korea #3811. Swimming adult, facing right. Stamp was formerly listed on this site as SC #3813 until renumbering by Scott in their 2012 catalog.

SC 3811 d 1.20 won 15 Dec 98 Dermochelys coriacea Individual stamp from Scott #3811 depicting leatherback turtle. Swimming adult, facing left. Stamp was formerly listed on this site as SC #3814 until renumbering by Scott in their 2012 catalog.

SC 3811 e Various 15 Dec 98 Three Species of Turtles Se-tenant sheet of 16 stamps; four each of Scott North Korea #3811 (which see). Sheet was formerly listed as Scott North Korea #3814a until Scott renumbered it in their 2012 catalog.

SC 3811 f Various 15 Dec 98 Three Species of Turtles Booklet of 12 stamps (3 each of Scott North Korea #3811, which see). Plus, Dermochelys coriacea on front cover, Chinemys reevesii and Caretta caretta on back cover. Turtles depicted on stamps are Chinemys reevesii, Caretta caretta, and Dermochelys coriacea. Booklet was formerly list as 3814b until Scott renumbered it in their 2012 catalog.

SC 3845 2w 19 Mar 99 Tortoise Ship S/S w/ one stamp. Tortoise ship is main design feature. Selvedge shows a history of ships from a raft to a 20th century liner. Selvedge is inscribed "Australia '99 World Stamp Expo" (in English). Upper right corner shows logo of the Expo.

SC 3845 var. 2w 19 Mar 99 Tortoise Ship Booklet containing same tortoise ship stamp as Scott North Korea #3845. Issued for Australia '99 World Stamp Expo. Scott does not list this booklet but the stamp contained in it is Scott North Korea #3845 and so the booklet is listed here as 3845 variety.

SC 4276 -9 Various 18 Feb 03 Tortoise Ship Booklet w/ a strip of six stamps (of four different designs) depicting ships. Tab at far right of strip depicts a tortoise ship. No turtles or tortoise ships on stamps -- only on tab.

SC 4309 Various 10 Jun 03 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Sheet of four stamps identical to the booklet pane from the "waterfall" booklet issued on the same date (Scott North Korea 4309 var.) but this sheet has a colored border and the word "Animals" inscribed in the upper margin, so it is not from the booklet. Small turtle at base of waterfall on 3w stamp and small turtle emerging from water below boar's snout on 150w stamp.

SC 4309 a 3w 10 Jun 03 Unident. Freshwater Turt. One of the individual stamps w/ a turtle from either Scott North Korea #4309 or #4309var. Turtle at base of waterfall. Exists perf. and imperf.

SC 4309 c 150w 10 Jun 03 Unident. Freshwater Turt. One of the individual stamps w/ a turtle from either Scott North Korea #4309 or #4309var. Turtle emerging from water just below boar's snout. Exists perf. and imperf.

SC 4309 var Various 10 Jun 03 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Booklet of four stamps depicting many animals on cover and on stamps inside. Scott does not list the booklet so it is described here as 4309 var (variety) because the booklet pane is so similar to Scott North Korea #4309 (just lacking the colored margin and the word "Animals" in the upper margin). Two turtles on booklet cover (at base of waterfall and emerging from water at extreme right edge of cover). Two additional turtles on stamps inside of booklet (at base of waterfall and emerging from water just below boar's snout). Exists perf. and imperf.

SC 4391 Various 10 Aug 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of four se-tenant stamps, all depicting freshwater fish. Turtle in lower left selvedge. Although the fish are all freshwater species, the turtle is a sea turtle.

SC 4466 Various 31 Oct 05 Stone Turtle S/S of three 35 won stamps, one 75 won stamp and three labels, all depicting buildings (temples?) or large golden religious figures. One of the 35 won stamps depicts a stone turtle supporting a vertical column. Margin of sheet is a photo of wooded hills.

SC 4466 b 35w 31 Oct 05 Stone Turtle Individual stamp w/ stone turtle from Scott North Korea #4466. Man's portrait in oval in upper left corner of stamp. Man's dates of birth and death are 1055-1101.

SC 4470 35w 18 Nov 05 Stone Turtles S/S of six 35 won stamps and six labels, all depicting various buildings (temples?) and monuments. Additional monuments and sculptures in sheet margin. One label depicts a small building w/ a path leading between two stone turtles, each supporting a vertical stone column. Turtles are facing directly toward viewer. Another view of a turtle and column in sheet margin.

SC 4680 a Various 01 Jul 07 Three Species of Turtles Booklet pane consisting of a horizontal strip of four stamps, all depicting fish. Strip is surrounded by a narrow selvedge containing 28 small, simple drawings of marine and aquatic organisms. Three of these are turtles, appearing in the lower right corner. The turtles depicted are one sea turtle and two freshwater turtles. The sea turtle is a leatherback but the other two cannot be identified to genus or species.

SC 4746 var. 155 08 May 08 Unident. Freshwater Turt. S/S of four identical stamps depicting mushrooms. Small turtle near bottom edge of sheet, to the left of a large beetle. No turtles on stamps. Scott lists the stamps but does not list the s/s w/ the turtle.

SC 4871 Various 12 Sep 09 Unidentified Tortoise Mini sheet of five stamps plus one label, depicting different species of birds. Tortoise at bottom margin of sheet. No turtles on stamps. Sheet inscribed "Birdpex" at bottom right corner.

SC 4878 var. 15 20 Oct 09 Unidentified Chelonians Mini sheet of four identical stamps, each depicting a Jackson's Chamaeleon. Sheet margin depicts a small tortoise and a small freshwater turtle that may be a softshell. No turtles on stamps. The sheet of four identical stamps is not listed by Scott but each stamps is #4878.

SC 4880 110 20 Oct 09 Caretta caretta Turtle swimming right underwater. This stamp is also available as a sheet of four identical stamps w/ additional turtles in margin of sheet (see North Korea Scott #4880 var.)

SC 4880 var. 110 20 Oct 09 Caretta caretta S/S of four identical stamps, each depicting a turtle swimming right, underwater. Sheet margin shows four small turtles as follows: Red-Footed Tortoise in upper left corner, two sea turtles in lower left corner and a freshwater turtle in middle of right margin. The sheet of four is not listed by Scott but each individual stamp is #4880.

SC 4907 Various 09 Apr 10 Unident. Freshwater Turt. Mini sheet of three stamps depicting different species of birds plus three non-denominated labels depicting a raptor, an oranutan and an elephant. Turtle on bottom margin of sheet near edge of pond. No turtles on stamps. Sheet inscribed "Birdpex" in upper right corner and w/ a red and white stamp-like logo in upper left corner.

SC 4911 152w 15 Apr 10 Sea Turtle Figurine From set of four depicting gifts to Kim Il Sung.

SC 4929 Various 30 Jun 10 Cartoon Turtle S/S of four stamps, depicting a variety of cartoon animals. Turtle standing on rear legs in right margin of sheet. No turtles on stamps. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Korean Cartoon Film". Sheet exists perf. and imperf.


KOREA, SOUTH


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

100y 23 May 92 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ship on cover of stamp booklet. Booklet contains four 100y stamps (Scott 1674).

150w 05 Mar 96 Chinemys reevesii Booklet containing ten Scott Korea #1865. Picture of stamp on front cover and drawing of turtle on back cover. Footnoted by Scott, but no separate number assigned.

150w 10 Apr 97 Mythological Turtles Booklet containing ten Scott Korea #1898. Picture of stamp on front cover. No separate number assigned to booklet by Scott.

130 won 25 Sep 95 Song About a Turtle Booklet containing six Scott South Korea #1817.

20h 11 Nov 55 Tortoise Ship Presentation sheet containing one Scott Korea #225. NOTE: It is assumed that the date of this sheet is the same as Scott Korea #225.

250w 15 Apr 11 Tortoise Ship Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating 50th anniversary of Korea-Portugal diplomatic relations.

250 2011 Tortoise Ship South Korean tortoise ship sailing left. Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating the 50th Anniv. of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

250 2011 Tortoise Ship S/S w/ fourteen stamps (Seven each of two different designs). One design depicts a Korean tortoise ship and the other depicts a Portugese sailing ship. Small tortoise ships in background of sheet. Joint issue w/ Portugal commemorating the 50th Anniv. of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

270 2012? Tortoise Ship Black and white line drawing of a Korean Tortoise Ship on a plain white background w/ a light blue brder. Drawing may be that of a tortoise ship under construction.

270 2012? Tortoise Ship Brown tortoise ship facing three-quarters left on a plain white background w/ a light blue border.

SC 79 50wn 10 Apr 48 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy. Issue date from FDC.

SC 113 500wn 1949 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 185 500wn 1952 Stone Turtle Tombstone This exists as an individual stamp and on a presentation sheet.

SC 189 A 500wn 1953 Stone Turtle Tombstone All copies of Scott #189A were affixed to postal cards before sale.

SC 191 2h 05 Apr 53 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 192 5h 05 Apr 53 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 196 5h Apr 1954 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 203 B 2h 1956 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 203 C 5h 1956 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 225 20h 11 Nov 55 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 248 2h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 248 A 5h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 250 4h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 250 a 4h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone This is a mini-sheet of one stamp. Delisted by Scott in 1996. Now called a presentation sheet.

SC 251 5h 1957 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 269 4h 1957 - 59 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 270 5h 1958 Stone Turtle Tombstone

SC 356 2w 14 Aug 62 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 357 4w 14 Aug 62 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 633 7w 28 Apr 69 Tortoise Ship Tortoise ships were 16th century ironclad warships of the Korean navy.

SC 668 a 5w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Tortoise Tortoise in margin of mini s/s of one stamp.

SC 669 7w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Sea Turtle Scene from fable: "The Hare's Liver".

SC 669 a 7w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Sea Turtle Mini s/s of one stamp w/ turtle on stamp and in margin.

SC 670 a 10w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Turtle Tortoise in margin of mini s/s of one stamp.

SC 671 20w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Sea Turtle Scene from fable: "The Hare's Liver".

SC 671 a 20w 01 Nov 69 Cartoon Sea Turtle mini s/s sheet of one stamp w/ turtle on stamp and in margin of sheet.

SC 1189 30w 20 Feb 80 Tortoise-dragon kettle

SC 1212 30w 10 Nov 80 Stylized Turtle Strip of 4 different 30w stamps, each depicting a symbol of longevity. Turtle on one stamp only.

SC 1212 a 30w 10 Nov 80 Stylized Turtle The single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott South Korea #1212.

SC 1722 200wn 19 Dec 94 Chelonia mydas Due to a typo, this stamp was formerly listed as 1732.

SC 1791 440 16 Aug 94 Stylized Turtle s/s of seven stamps (three horizontal & four vertical) issued for PHILKOREA 94. Turtle is on one stamp only.

SC 1791 e 440 16 Aug 94 Stylized Turtle Single stamp from Scott Korea 1791. Turtle is swimming in a river.

SC 1817 130 won 25 Sep 95 Song About a Turtle Represents a legendary song inserted into the mythological story of the advent of King Kimsuro, founder of the Karak Kingdom. Commemorates the Kuji-ga Song (The Turtle's Back), which was first sung about 42 AD while praying to Kimsuro. It later took on the role of a work song.

SC 1817 a 130 won 25 Sep 95 Song About a Turtle S/S containing two Scott South Korea #1817. Upper selvedge inscribed "Literature Series (1st)".

SC 1865 150w 05 Mar 96 Chinemys reevesii One individual swimming underwater. Stamp is inscribed "Geoclemys reevesii".

SC 1865 a 150w 05 Mar 96 Chinemys reevesii s/s containing two Scott Korea #1865, plus a large line drawing of a turtle in the margin of the sheet. Stamps are inscribed "Geoclemys reevesii".

SC 1898 150w 10 Apr 97 Mythological Turtles Folk Painting: "Auspicious Turtles". Issued for 97th Inter-Pariamentary Conf.

SC 1973 170 won 01 May 00 Tortoise Ship S/S w/ five stamps and one label. Tortoise ship on one stamp. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Millennium Series V" in English. Upper half of sheet contains three long paragrphs of writing in Korean. Large mask-like face in upper half of sheet.

SC 1973 d 170 won 01 May 00 Tortoise Ship Single stamp w/ tortoise ship from Scott Korea (South) #1973. Miniature model of ship in foreground, admiral in background.

SC 1998 400w 11 Apr 03 Ceramic(?) Turtle Celadon pitcher with lid in the form of a dragon-turtle. This stamp was formerly listed by Scott as #1997 but was changed to #1998 in their 2007 catalog.

SC 2038 170w 16 Nov 00 Tortoiseshell Comb Four se-tenant 170w stamps in horiz. strip, all depicting Ornaments worn by women. One stamp shows a tortoiseshell comb w/ inlaid design of gold and jade. From Ho-Am Art Museum.

SC 2038 a 170w 16 Nov 00 Tortoiseshell Comb Single stamp w/ tortoiseshell comb from Scott Korea #2038.

SC 2051 170 1 June 04 Tortoise Ship Personalized stamp w/ three trumpet-like objects w/ flowers emerging from them. "Congratulations" inscribed across stamp in English. Customer-supplied picture of Korean Tortoise Ship on attached tab. See Appendix VI for an image of this stamp.

SC 2197 A 1,770w 10 Oct 11 Clay Image on Ancient Jar Ancient clay jar w/ image of a chelonian on left side of jar near neck. The word "Korea" printed vertically in gold ink that is visible only when viewed at a certain angle. Many other figures on jar in addition to the chelonian. Date also reported as 1 Oct 2011.

SC 2246 a 250w 19 Mar 07 Silhouette of Sea Turtle Sheetlet of two identical stamps w/ what appears to be a chromosome and a DNA molecule on each. Silhouettes of various animals, including a sea turtle, in background of stamps and in margin of sheet. Sheet inscribed "The Year of Biology 2007". Small, pale, shadowy silhouette of sea turtle in margin of sheet. This stamp was formerly listed here, in error, as being from the Republic of China (Taiwan).

SC 2342 250w 14 Sep 10 Generalized Turtles S/S of four stamps telling the story of Jumong, founder of the Kingdom of Goguryeo. One stamp shows men on horseback crossing a body of water on a bridge made up of marine creatures, mostly turtles.

SC 2342 c 250w 14 Sep 10 Generalized Turtles Individual stamp w/ turtles from sheet of four, telling the story of Jumong, founder of the Kingdom of Goguryeo. Stamp depicts men on horseback crossing a body of water on a bridge made up of marine creatures, mostly turtles.


KURIL ISLANDS

The Kuril Islands lie off the east coast of Russia, just north of Japan.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

1000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

1500 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

2000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia # 6068. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

3000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps.

5000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #6068. O/P is all in black. Each new stamp created w/ the o/p covers two of the old Russian stamps. Although this stamp has been called a Cinderella on this web site, it has been learned that at least one of them was used to frank a registered cover so perhaps it should be called a provisional overprint rather than a Cinderella.

1000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in in red.

1500 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.

2000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia 5468. O/P is all in red.

3000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.

5000 1996 Stylized Turtle Cinderella o/p'd on Scott Russia #5468. O/P is all in red.


KUWAIT


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1506 150 fils 2001 Unidentified Sea Turtle Design consists of a large numeral "10" w/ a sea turtle in the center of the zero. 10th Anniv. of Kuwait Diving Team. Inscribed "1991-2001" and "We Dive for Kuwait".


KYRGYZSTAN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

10c 1999 Unidentified Sea Turtles Sheet of nine stamps w/ turtles on three.

10c 1999 Unidentified Sea Turtle One of three turtle stamps from sheet of nine. Depicts one turtle.

10c 1999 Unidentified Sea Turtle One of three turtle stamps from sheet of nine. Depicts one turtle.

10c 1999 Unidentified Sea Turtles One of three turtle stamps from sheet of nine. This stamp depicts three turtles.

20c 2000 Cartoon Tortoise Sheet of four 20c values w/ dozens of cartoon animals on stamps and in selvedge. Turtle on one stamp only.

20c 2000 Cartoon Tortoise Single stamp w/ turtle from cartoon sheet of four. Turtle's head and part of carapace barely show in lower right corner of stamp.

20c 2000? C. mydas & E. imbricata Sheet of nine se-tenant stamps, all w/ underwater scenes but not making an overall unified picture. Sunken classical statuary in upper right selvedge. Commemorates Atlantis? Sea turtles on three of the nine stamps. This is a Cinderella according to Michel publishers and has been declared "illegal" by Kyrgyzstan postal officials.

20c 2000? Chelonia mydas From "Atlantis" sheet of nine. Semi-dorsal view swimming left. In "b" position on sheet.

20c 2000? Eretmochelys imbricata From "Atlantis" sheet of nine. Swimming up and right. In "e" position on sheet.

20c 2000? Unidentified Sea Turtle From "Atlantis" sheet of nine. Very small turtle near bottom center of stamp. In "d" position on sheet. This is a Cinderella according to Michel publishers.

25c 2004? Gopherus agassizi Sheet w/ six 25c stamps and one very large, non-denominated label in the center. Tortoise is on central label w/ many other desert animals and plants. Sheet is inscribed "American Dessert" (sic) in large, prominent letters.

25c 2004? Terrapene sp. Sheet w/ six 25c stamps and one very large, non-denominated label in the center. Box turtle is on central label w/ other plants and animals. Sheet is inscribed "American Forests".

25c 2004 Chelydra serpentina Sheet of six 25c stamps and one very large non-denominated label in the center. Turtle on lower right stamp, partialy submersed in water. Sheet inscribed "Swamps of North America".

25c 2004 Chelydra serpentina Turtle partially submersed in shallow water w/ Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiodes) in foreground and Water Lilies (Nymphaea alba) in background. Individual stamp w/ turtle from sheet of six. Sheet inscribed "Swamps of North America".

SC 374 16s 11 Dec 10 Agrionemys horsfieldi One individual facing three-quarters left. Specific name misspelled "horstieldi" on stamp.

SC 375 24s 11 Dec 10 Pseudemys scripta scripta One individual on land, facing left w/ head and neck extended.

SC 376 48s 11 Dec 10 Geochelone elegans One individual facing right w/ right front leg elevated.

SC 377 72s 11 Dec 10 Testudo kleinmanni One individual facing three-quarters right w/ head extended but lowered. Specific name missplelled as "kleimanni" on stamp.


LAOS


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

Various 16 Aug 04 Cuora amboinensis S/S of four each of four different stamps (total of sixteen), all depicting C. amboinensis The 5000 denom stamp appears to be a photograph, while the other three appear to be paintings. Marginal inscriptions: "Malayan Box Turtle" in left margin, "World Wide Fund for Nature" in top margin, "Cuora amboinensis" in right margin, and "Lao PDR" in bottom margin. Also, small picture of turtle in each of the four corners.

SC 584 50c 20 Aug 84 Malaclemys terrapin

SC 1304 A 150k 27 Dec 96 Dermochelys coriacea Issued for 25th anniversary of Greenpeace. CTO date is 10 Jan 97.

SC 1304 B 250k 27 Dec 96 Dermochelys coriacea Issued for 25th anniversary of Greenpeace. CTO date is 10 Jan 97.

SC 1304 C 400k 27 Dec 96 Eretmochelys imbricata Issued for 25th anniversary of Greenpeace. CTO date is 10 Jan 97.

SC 1304 D 450k 27 Dec 96 Chelonia agassizi Issued for 25th anniversary of Greenpeace. CTO date is 10 Jan 97.

SC 1304 e Various 27 Dec 96 3 Species of Sea Turtles Issued for 25th anniversary of Greenpeace. CTO date is 10 Jan 97.

SC 1441 3200k 01 Jun 00 Childs Drawing Child's drawing of many animals in and near a river. Turtle on land in lower rt. corner of stamp. Linn's Stamp News incorrectly listed denom. as 2300k.

SC 1625 Various 16 Aug 04 Cuora amboinensis Block of four se-tenant stamps, each w/ a different picture of Cuora amboinensis. WWF logo on each stamp.

SC 1625 a 5000k 16 Aug 04 Cuora amboinensis Close-up photograph of head. Contains WWF logo.

SC 1625 b 5500k 16 Aug 04 Cuora amboinensis Painting of adult on land, facing left. Contains WWF logo.

SC 1625 c 6000k 16 Aug 04 Cuora amboinensis Painting of two adults on land, one facing left, the other facing right. Contains WWF logo.

SC 1625 d 7000k 16 Aug 04 Cuora amboinensis Painting of front half of adult on land, facing three-quarters to right. Contains WWF logo.


LESOTHO


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

10m 2008? Chelonia mydas S/S of one stamp w/ turtle swimming down and left. Anterior portion of turtle on stamp, rest of turtle in sheet margin. This is probably a Cinderella.

SC 614 15s 14 Dec 87 Chelonia mydas

SC 1092 1m 27 Apr 98 Two Sea Turtle Species Pane of twenty se-tenant 1m stamps w/turtles on two. Date also reported as 14 Apr 98.

SC 1092 i 1m 27 Apr 98 Dermochelys coriacea One stamp from Scott Lesotho 1092. Date also reported as 14 Apr 98.

SC 1092 q 1m 27 Apr 98 Chelonia mydas One stamp from Scott Lesotho 1092. Date also reported as 14 Apr 98.


LIBERIA

Scott stopped listing Liberian stamps issued after August 1999 because there was no postal service in that country due to the civil war. They resumed listing them in 2005.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

32c 1998 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of nine w/ turtle in upper selvedge.

$15 20 Dec 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Se-tenant sheetlet of ten $15 stamps w/ turtle on one. Turtle extends partly onto stamp below.

$15 20 Dec 99 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from sheetlet of ten.

$15 05 Sep 00 Terrapene carolina Pane 2, of three panes of eight se-tenant stamps each, issued this date. Scene from "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame. Realistic animals on stamps, anthropomorphic animals in selvedge.

$15 05 Sep 00 Terrapene carolina Single stamp w/ turtle from "Wind in the Willows" sheet.

$100.00 15 Sep 01 Chelonia mydas S/S w/ one stamp from "Marine Life of the Atlantic" issue. One turtle on stamp plus large turtle in selvedge.

$15 15 Sep 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane 1 of two panes of nine se-tenant stamps each. "Ocean Life" issue. Turtle on one stamp only.

$15 15 Sep 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Pane 1 of "Ocean Life" issue.

$15 15 Sep 01 Dermochelys coriacea Pane 2 of two panes of nine se-tenant $15 stamps each. Turtle on one stamp only. "Ocean Life" issue.

$15 15 Sep 01 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp w/ turtle from Pane 2 of "Ocean Life" issue.

$15 15 Sep 01 Geochelone pardalis Pane 2 of two panes of eight se-tenant $15 stamps each. Turtle on one stamp only. "Monkeys and Reptiles" issue.

$15 15 Sep 01 Geochelone pardalis Single stamp w/ tortoise from Pane 2 of "Monkeys and Reptiles" issue.

$100 2003 Caretta caretta S/S w/ one stamp. Turtle in lower right selvedge, not on stamp. Stamp depicts a California sea lion. Upper left corner of sheet inscribed "Endangered Species of the World".

Various 2004? Four Species Mini sheet of four stamps, each w/ a different turtles photo. Scout emblem on each stamp. Turtles depicted are two tortoises and two freshwater emydids. Denoms are $0.75, $1.00, $1.25 and $1.50.

$0.75 2004? Kinyxis sp. Adult facing right. From sheet of four. Depicts scout emblem.

$1.00 2004? Unident Freshwater Emydid Adult on land facing right w/ tree frog on carapace. From sheet of four. Depicts scout emblem.

$1.25 2004? Pseudemys scripta ssp. Dorsal view of immature individual on land. Yellow and black; may be a xanthophyllic individual. From sheet of four. Depicts scout emblem.

$1.50 2004? Geochelone elegans Adult facing left. From sheet of our. Depicts scout emblem.

$1.00 2204? Pseudemys scripta ssp. S/S of one stamp depicting dorsal view of an immature individual on land. TUrtle is yellow and black; may be a xanthophyllic individual. Same design as $1.25 Liberian issue of 2004? except scout emblem is missing from this one.

$180 26 Dec 11 Two Psammobates Species S/S w/ two se-tenant $180 stamps w/ a tortoise on each. Tortoises depicted are Psammobates tentorius and P. oculifera (misspelled "oculifer" on stamp). Ventral view of each species in sheet margin.

$180 26 Dec 11 Psammobates tentorius One individual facing left. From s/s of two stamps issued this date.

$180 26 Dec 11 Psammobates oculifera One individual facing right From s/s of two stamps issued this date. Species name misspelled "oculifer" on stamp.

$15 15 Sep 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane 1 of two panes of eight se-tenant $15 stamps. "Marine Life of the Atlantic". Turtle spans two stamps.

$15 15 Sep 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ anterior half of turtle from "Marine Life of the Atlantic" pane.

$15 15 Sep 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ posterior half of turtle from "Marine Life of the Atlantic" pane of eight $15 stamps.

SC 484 25c 22 Aug 68 Stone Turtle ? At the time of issue, the stone head on this stamp was referred to as a turtle. The Scott Catalog now identifies the stone head as Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec Serpent God. It has also been referred to as a "mythological reptile".

SC 1356 15c 15 Oct 98 Chelonia mydas Se-tenant sheetlet of twenty five 15c values, w/ turtle on one. Inscribed "International Year of the Ocean".

SC 1356 v 15c 15 Oct 98 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Liberia 1356.

SC 1357 20c 15 Oct 98 Caretta caretta Pane of sixteen 20c se-tenant stamps. International Year of the Ocean. Turtle confined primarily to one stamp.

SC 1357 m 20c 15 Oct 98 Caretta caretta Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Liberia 1357. Small part of turtle appears on adjacent stamp (1357n).

SC 1358 32c 15 Oct 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet w/ small turtle in upper selvedge. No turtles on stamps.

SC 1359 32c 15 Oct 98 Chelydra serpentina One of two different panes of nine se-tenant 32c stamps issued this date. The turtle, a fresh or brackish water species, is shown in a marine environment.

SC 1359 a 32c 15 Oct 98 Chelydra serpentina Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Liberia 1359.

SC 2346 $50 26 Jan 05 Archelon sp. S/S of four different $50 stamps w/ Archelon on one and an additional turtle-like animal in margin. Selvedge inscribed "Prehistoric Animals - Exploration of the World Under the Sea".

SC 2346 b $50 26 Jan 05 Archelon sp. Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Liberia #2346.

SC 2389 $45 17 Jan 06 Generalized Tortoises Se-tenent sheet of four $45 stamps w/ different animals on each. Pair of tortoises on one stamp. Pane inscribed "Animals of the Bible". Noah's Ark in upper right selvedge. This is pane 3 of three similar panes issued this date.

SC 2389 c $45 17 Jan 06 Generalized Tortoises Single stamp w/ tortoises from Scott Liberia #2389. This is from pane 3 of three similar panes issued this date.


LIBYA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 797 5d 01 Feb 79 Geochelone sulcata

SC 1535 100d 25 Nov 95 Cartoon Turtle Se-tenant strip of five 100d stamps w/ cartoon animals and children, issued for Children's Day 1995. Turtle on one stamp only. Each stamp in strip has the UNICEF emblem. Strip was formerly listed here as MI 2242-46.

SC 1535 c 100d 25 Nov 95 Cartoon Turtle Depicts cartoon turtle, boy and mushroom. Stamp was formerly listed here as MI 2244.

SC 1568 100d 20 Dec 96 Four species ** Minisheet of sixteen 100 dinar se-tenant stamps w/ four chelonians. All stamps depict reptiles. ** See individual stamps. listed below, for turtle descriptions.

SC 1568 c 100d 20 Dec 96 Eretmochelys imbricata Swimming down and to left. Individual stamp from Scott Libya #1568. Stamp was formerly listed here as MI 2409.

SC 1568 h 100d 20 Dec 96 Unidentified Softshell Swimming down and to left. Individual stamp from Scott Libya #1568. Stamp was formerly listed here as MI 2414.

SC 1568 m 100d 20 Dec 96 Unidentified Tortoise On land, facing downward and to right. Individual stamp from Scott Libya #1568. Stamp was formerly listed here as MI 2419.

SC 1568 o 100d 20 Dec 96 Unidentified Tortoise On land, facing down and to left. Individual stamp from Scott Libya #1568. Stamp was formerly listed here as MI 2421.


LIECHTENSTEIN


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 584 40rp 11 Mar 76 Emys orbicularis


LITHUANIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 473 80c 30 Dec 93 Emys orbicularis

SC 773 var 1Lt 10 Jul 04 Emys orbicularis Sheet of twenty stamps plus five "internal" labels (scattered among the stamps), plus ten marginal labels. Stamps depict eagles and iguanas. Various animals on labels. Turtle is on one marginal label. Commemorates the 85th anniversary of the Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum of Kaunas. Scott has assigned number 773 to the horiz. pair of actual stamps but has not assigned a number to the entire sheet.


MACAO (MACAU)


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

SC 1081 8pcts 10 Dec 01 Stylized Tortoise S/S w/ one stamp. Male figure sitting on ground, contemplating a tortoise, which is in selvedge of sheet. Tortoise is semi-realistic except that it has two small ears or horns.

SC 1203 2pcts 09 Oct 06 Stone Turtle S/S of eight hexagonal stamps, all w/ 2ptcs denom. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "I Ching" and "Pa Kua, w/ Roman numeral V in red circle in upper right corner. Tutle on one stamp only.

SC 1203 b 2pcts 09 Oct 06 Stone turtle Carved stone turtle at base of stone monument. Individual hexagonal stamp w/ turtle from Scott Macao #1203.

SC 1297 10.00 29 Nov 09 Unident. Aquatic Turtles S/S of one stamp. Sheet shows students in front of school w/ fountain in foreground and four turtles in fountain. Issued for the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Pui Ching Escola Secondary School.


MACTAN ISLAND (local name OPON)

Mactan is a small island in the Philipines at 10.18 N and 123.58 E.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

6ct 1966 Geochelone elephantopus One of a set of ten stamps, all depicting animals and printed in black on light green paper. Design on the tortoise stamp is a line drawing of tortoise, facing right, in the middle of the stamp. Cinderellas produced at a U.S. airbase on Mactan Island by Mr. James C. Cyzl who was stationed there. Perfs were added when Mr. Cyzl returned to the U.S. Available perf. and imperf.


MADAGASCAR


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

See MALAGASY REPUBLIC


MALAGASY REPUBLIC

MALAGASY REPUBLIC is listed under MADAGASCAR in the Scott Catalog.


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

4000fmg Three species Sheetlet of four se-tenant stamps w/ a different turtle on each. Mushrooms in selvedge. Species depicted (all photos) are Chrysemys picta (1), Trachemys scripta elegans (2), and Terrapene carolina(1).

4000fmg Trachemys scripta elegans Extremely pale-colored juvenile specimen.

4000fmg Chrysemys picta Hatchling. Subspecies is probably picta.

4000fmg Trachemys scripta elegans Adult specimen. Albino except for red patch behind eye.

4000fmg Terrapene carolina Adult specimen w/ brightly-colored face. Subspecies may be triunguis.

SC 535 75fr 16 Sep 75 Cuora flavomarginata The turtle is mis-named Cyclemys Aavomarginata on the stamp itself.

SC 782 60fr 13 Mar 87 Geochelone yniphora

SC 1159 2000+400 07 Dec 93 Geochelone radiata Block of four reptile stamps, including Scott Malagasy Republic (Madagascar) #1159d. See comment on date under Scott Malagasy Republic (Madagascar) #1160e.

SC 1159 d 2000+400 07 Dec 93 Geochelone radiata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Malagasy Republic (Madagascar) 1160e. See comment on date under Scott Malagasy Republic (Madagascar) #1160e.

SC 1160 e 2000+400 07 Dec 93 Geochelone radiata Sheet of sixteeen stamps, including four reptiles, four dogs, four domestic cats, & four beetles. Date on stamp is 1991, but FDC is postmarked 9 Dec 93, and Linn's and Scott list issue date as 1993.

SC 1328 500fr 24 Oct 95 Unidentified Tortoise Lemur and tortoise in vegetation. Issued for 50th Anniv. of UN.

SC 1369 3000+600 1998 Malacochersus tornieri S/S w/ two mushroom stamps. Turtle is in lower left selvedge. Each stamp denominated "3000fmg" AND "600 Ariary" (not "3000fmg" PLUS "600 Ariary").

SC 1416 2500f 1999 Geochelone radiata Sheet of nine stamps and three labels depicting mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The labels are interspersed among the stamps. Sheet inscribed "Animaux Du Monde". Prominent tortoise in lower left selvedge.

SC 1554 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Six Species of Chelonians Vertical sheet of six stamps, each w/ a large, prominent chelonian. Each stamp inscribed "50 Ariary". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1554 a 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Geochelone gigantea Adult on land, facing left. Stamp inscribed "Tortue geante des Seychelles". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1554 b 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Dermochelys coriacea Adult swimming left. Stamp inscribed "Tortue luth" (Tortue cuir)". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1554 c 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Geochelone pardalis Adult facing right. Stamp inscribed "Tortue panthere". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1554 d 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Caretta caretta Adult swimming down and left. Stamp inscribed "Caouanne". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1554 e 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Emys orbicularis Adult basking. Stamp inscribed "Cistude D'Europe". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1554 f 250fmg 25 Oct 01 Lepidochelys kempi Adult swimming down and left. Stamp inscribed "Chelonee (Tortue Batarde)". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Six Species of Chelonians Horizontal sheet of six stamps, all w/ a large, prominent chelonian. Each stamp inscribed "300 Ariary". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 a 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Pelomedusa subrufra Adult on land facing right. Stamp inscribed "Tortue A Cou Cache D'Afrique". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 b 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Malaclemys terrapin Adult facing up and left. Stamp inscribed "Tortue Dos Diamante". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 c 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Testudo hermanni Adult facing left. Stamp inscribed "Tortue D'Hermann". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 d 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Testudo graeca Adult facing left. Stamp inscribed "Tortue Grecque". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 e 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult facing up and right. Stamp inscribed "Tortue Caret". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC 1557 f 1500fmg 25 Oct 01 Geochelone denticulata Adult facing down and right. Stamp inscribed "Geochelone denticulata". Date also reported as 30 May 01.

SC C 172 20fr 06 Jul 79 Geochelone radiata May depict a small Pyxis arachnoides. See End Note #10.


MALAWI


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

150k 2008 Testudo graeca Mini sheet of four stamps depicting a serval, a tortoise, a crocodile and a rhino. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Animals of Africa" in pale, difficult-to-read letters.

150k 2008 Testudo graeca Individual stamp with tortoise from mini sheet of four which also includes a serval, crocodile and a rhino.

Various 2007 Kinixys erosa S/S of two stamps. One depicts a cartoon character from "The Lion King" and the other has a realistic picture of Kinixys erosa. Sheet margin has portraits of Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Walt Disney.

250k 2007 Kinixys erosa Individual stamp w/ turtle from s/s of two stamps. Turtle is facing right. Boy Scout logo in upper right corner of stamp.

Various 2010 Eretmochelys imbricata S/S of four stamps depicting a ray, a sea turtle, a moray eel and a fish.

250k 2010 Eretmochelys imbricata Individual stamp w/ turtle from sheet of four. This is from the sheet of four depicting a ray, a turtle, a moray eel and a fish.

Various 2010 Eretmochelys imbricata S/S of four stamps. Two depict sea turtles, one depicts what appears to be a ray lying on the bottom and one depicts a clown fish in an anemone.

150k 2010 Eretmochelys imbricata Close-up of turtle's head, swimming left. From the sheet of four stamps which depicts two turtles, one ray and a clown fish in an anemone.

250k 2010 Eretmochelys imbricata One of the two turtle stamps from sheet of four. From the sheet of four stamps which depicts two turtles, one ray and a clown fish in an anemone.

K250 2005 Trionyx triunguis S/S of one stamp depicting the turtle w/ map of Africa, flamingos and lions in selvedge. Sheet inscribed "Animals of Africa", "Reptilia" and "Testudines". Fleur-de-lis in upper left corner of stamp.

Various 2012 Six Sea Turtle Species Cinderella sheet of six stamps w/ a different sea turtle on each. Additional sea turtle in upper margin of sheet. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Sea turtles".

150k 2012 Dermochelys coriacea One individual swimming right. From Cinderella sheet of six issued in 2012.

250k 2012 Lepidochelys kempii One individual swimming right and slightly downward. From Cinderella sheet of six issued in 2012.

350k 2012 Eretmochelys imbricata One individual swimming left. From Cinderella sheet of six issued in 2012.

450k 2012 Caretta caretta One individual swimming right. From Cinderella sheet of six issued in 2012.

550k 2012 Chelonia mydas One individual swimming left. From Cinderella sheet of six issued in 2012.

650k 2012 Lepidochelys olivacea One individual swimming left. From Cinderella sheet of six issued in 2012.

Various 2008 Unidentified Tortoise Mini sheet of six stamps depicting a tortoise, bear, cougar, butterfly, eagle and crane. Sheet inscribed "Endangered Species" in upper margin. WWF logo on each stamp.

200k 2008 Unidentified Tortoise From mini sheet of six. Tortoise facing up and to right on stony terrain. WWF logo on lower right corner of stamp. Stamp inscribed "Desert Tortoise" but this is not a desert tortoise.

Various 2007 Kinixys erosa S/S of two stamps, one w/ tortoise facing right and one w/ a character from Disneys "The Lion King". Border w/ Sir Robert Smith Baden-Powell and Walt Elias Disney. Upper selvedge of sheet inscribed "Disney and Fauna". Probably a Cinderella issue.

250k 2007 Kinixys erosa Individual stamp w/ turtle from "Disney and Fauna" sheet of two. Boy Scout emblem in upper right corner of stamp.


MALAYSIA


Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

40c Dermochelys coriacea Aerogramme w/ prominant turtle and map in cachet. No turtle on imprinted stamp.

30 sen 28 Jun 03 Chelonia mydas S/S of 20 stamps of two different designs (10 of each). One is an aerial photo of a beach on Ligitan Island and the other is a map of Ligitan Island. The stamps exist w/ the map embossed and also with no embossing. Turtle is in upper left selvedge of sheet, not on stamps. Sheet inscribed "Islands & Beaches of Malaysia Series II". Scott lists the individual stamps as 932a and 932b. They also list a s/s of 2 stamps but they do not list the s/s of 20 stamps which has the turtle.

$1 09 Oct 06 Cuora amboinensis Sheet of twenty identical stamps w/ one indiviual in very shallow water, facing right and a small second individual in background. Two C. amboinensis in upper right corner of sheet, both facing left. Red, circular logo in upper right corner of sheet with a blue, flying bird and the inscription "Minguu Setem Stamp Week 2006".

5rm 2012 Chelonia mydas Horizontal s/s of one elongate stamp depicting a green turtle, two ghostpipefish and one sea horse. Sheet margin inscribed "Underwater Life" in very small letters beneath the word "LAUT" in large conspicuous letters.

SC 95 30c 31 Jan 72 Dermochelys coriacea A strip of three different 30c stamps. The one on the left has a tiny turtle w/ her eggs.

SC 95 a 30c 31 Jan 72 Dermochelys coriacea This is the single stamp w/ the turtle from Scott Malaysia #95.

SC 179 $1 04 Jan 79 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 179 a $1 05 Oct 83 Dermochelys coriacea This is Scott Malaysia #179 w/o a watermark.

SC 324 20c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle This is a strip of three stamps (Scott Maylasia 324a thru 324c) each w/ a turtle.

SC 324 a 20c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle

SC 324 b 20c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle

SC 324 c 20c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle

SC 325 40c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle This is a strip of three stamps (Scott Malaysia 325a thru 325c) each w/ a turtle.

SC 325 a 40c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle

SC 325 b 40c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle

SC 325 c 40c 14 Apr 86 Cartoon Turtle

SC 415 $1 11 Jan 90 Dermochelys coriacea Tiny turtle w/ yachts & SCUBA diver.

SC 431 15c 17 Nov 90 Dermochelys coriacea

SC 432 20c 17 Nov 90 Chelonia mydas

SC 433 40c 17 Nov 90 Eretmochelys imbricata