What's New:  March 2010

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

  1. List of Stamps Arranged by Country

  2. Appendix II:  Labels, Seals, Advertising Stamps, Etc.

    DANISH LABEL   turtle stamp icon

    A very small (24mm X 25mm), non-perforated, gummed label depicting two hatchling sea turtles. There is no writing on the label. Its purpose and date of issue are unknown.

    DANISH WWF - 1995   turtle stamp icon

    A perforated, gummed, non-denominated label with a dorsal view of a European Pond Turtle on a white background. WWF panda logo in lower left corner of label.

    ITALIAN SWIMMING MEET   turtle stamp icon

    A sheet containing two labels, issued for the world-wide swimming championships in Rome in 1994. There is a sea turtle on one of the labels, and turtle sculptures on top of the fountain in the sheet margin.

    ITALIAN WWF #2   turtle stamp icon

    A perforated label with a child's drawing of a freshwater turtle on a rock in a body of water. Label inscribed "Operazione Salvanatura" in upper margin and "World Wildlife Fund", "Italia", and "Tartaruga" in left margin. WWF panda logo in upper left corner. From a sheet of 24 labels w/ two each of 12 different designs.

    ITALIAN WWF #3   turtle stamp icon

    Label w/ one Eretmochelys imbricata on a plain white background, swimming to the left and downward. Label inscribed "Tartaruga Marina". From a sheet of 20 labels w/ 2 each of 10 different designs. Sheet inscribed "Operazione San Francesco".

    RACINE TORTUE #1   turtle stamp icon

    A perforated label advertising a company that manufactures fishing equipment. It is printed in red ink on off-white paper and depicts a prominent turtle plus the inscriptions "La Racine Tortue" and "1936-1954". Additional writing on the label is illegible.

    RACINE TORTUE #2   turtle stamp icon

    A perforated label advertising a manufacturer of fishing equipment. It depicts a red globe with a green turtle superimposed on it and nine flags surrounding it. It is inscribed "By Test - The Best", "Racine Tortue", and "Paris, France".

  3. Appendix IV:  Chelonian Taxa Appearing on Postage Stamps and Cinderella Stamps of the World

    Aspideretes gangetica
    Chelodina expansa
    Chinemys nigricans
    Clemmys muhlenbergii
    Cuora zhoui
    Deirochelys reticularia
    Elseya novaeguineae
    Emydura subglobosa
    Erymnochelys madagascariensis
    Geoclemys hamiltonii
    Heosemys depressa
    Hydromedusa tectifera
    Indotestudo forstenii
    Macrodiremys oblonga
    Nilssonia formosa
    Pelusios gabonensis
    Pelusios williamsi
    Pseudemys rubriventris
    Rafetus swinhoei
    Sacalia bealei
    Siebenrockiella leytensis
    Terrapene ornata
    Emydura macquarii signata
    Emydura subglobosa subglobosa
    Malaclemys terrapin terrapin
    Sternotherus minor peltifer
    Trachemys scripta scripta

  4. Appendix VII:  Updates to Chelonian Taxonomy and Nomenclature
    A new appendix listing revisions in the scientific names of turtles and tortoises.

Main page Last modified:  March 28, 2010