What's New:  June 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.

    DURIT FUEL HOSES   turtle stamp icon

    A label advertising Durit fuel hoses for automobiles. The label depicts a vintage racing car with a logo in the upper right corner containing a small turtle in the center of an oval. The date of issue is unknown.

    HØLLMERS BAR   turtle stamp icon

    Two similar labels from Denmark, one with a dark green background and the other with a bright yellow background. Large black letters at the top identify the name of the bar (Høllmers Bar). Smaller letters below that translate as "Known across the country for its homemade turtle..." (presumably turtle soup). Below this is a sea turtle swimming left and slightly downward. Across the bottom of each label there is a black band with white lettering giving the address and an old-style Danish telephone number. The dates of issue are unknown.

    SCHMEISSER'S FOOD FACTORY   turtle stamp icon

    Three advertising stamps for M. Schmeisser's food factory in Leipzig, Germany. The company's featured items include turtle "extract" and guaranteed real turtle soup, not made out of iguanas, but real turtles. The three labels are very similar. One depicts a large can of turtle soup near the man's left foot, another includes a picture of a turtle on a soup bowl near the man's left foot, and a third depicts a yellow cube near the man's left foot. Dates of issue are unknown.

  3. Appendix IV:  Chelonian Taxa Appearing on Postage Stamps and Cinderella Stamps of the World
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    Appendix VII:  Updates to Chelonian Taxonomy and Nomenclature

    The former content of these two appendices is now being maintained by Mr. James H. Rea at his site, Turtle Species on Stamps.

Main page Last modified:  June 20, 2010