Catalog # Denom.      Date      Turtle      Description      Comment

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 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.

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