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10c 25 Jul 83 Eretmochelys imbricata Issue date is 28 Jul 83 according to FDC

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39c 11 Jun 85 Chelonia mydas


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14c 22 May 86 Eretmochelys imbricata Se-tenant sheet of 40 stamps forming a single panoramic picture. Upper selvedge inscribed "Palau, World of Sea and Reef - A Philatelic Panorama". Upper selvedge also has logos for Ameripex '86. The designs of the stamps on this sheet are identical to those on Scott Palau #854. Only the denominations differ. Descriptions on backs of stamps under gum. Turtle on one stamp only.

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14c 22 May 86 Eretmochelys imbricata This stamp is identical to Scott Palau #854w except for the denomination.


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22c 28 Oct 86 Dermochelys coriacea


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22c 28 Oct 86 Dermochelys coriacea Se-tenant block of four (Scott Palau #113-116).

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25c 10 Aug 90 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of 25 different stamps which make a unified scene of life in a Pacific lagoon. Each stamp depicts a different organism, whose name appears on the back, under the gum.

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25c 10 Aug 90 Eretmochelys imbricata This is the single stamp, depicting the turtle, from Scott Palau #246.


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29c 28 Dec 93 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane of 25 se-tenant stamps depicting Biblical story of Jonah and the Whale. The 25 stamps form one continuous scene.


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29c 28 Dec 93 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtles from Scott Palau #321.


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40c 16 Aug 94 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of eight se-tenant stamps, each featuring a marine animal w/ a package or a letter. Sheet is inscribed "PHILATELIC FANTASIES".


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40c 16 Aug 94 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau #335.


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29c 14 Oct 94 Cartoon Turtle Disney tourism sheet of nine stamps. One shows turtle and Donald Duck. Turtle stamp is in upper right corner of sheet.


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29c 14 Oct 94 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau 340.

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20c 01 Nov 94 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small turtle on beach in background of picture. Sheet of twelve 20c stamps illustrating folk tale, "The Story of Tebruchel".

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20c 01 Nov 94 Unidentified Sea Turtle Small turtle on beach in background of picture. Single stamp from Scott Palau #344.

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32c 15 Aug 95 Chelonia mydas Block of four different stamps. One shows a turtle and an underwater swimmer. Scott also notes a sheet of 24 stamps (six blocks of four stamps each). Sheet is inscribed "PALAU'S HIDDEN TREASURES". Logo for Singapore '95 appears on each stamp and in margin of sheet.


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32c 15 Aug 95 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle and swimmer from Scott Palau #373. Singapore '95 logo in upper left corner.

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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Pane containing two sheets of six stamps each. There is a wide horiz. gutter between the sheets containing extensive notes and a diagram explaining the life cycle of E. imbricata.

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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Close-up of swimming turtle w/ head out of water. From Scott Palau #383

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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Small stylized turtles swimming and upper half of turtle shell platter. From Scott Palau #383.

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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Pair of turtles mating (part of the image of each turtle spills over onto the next stamp). From Scott Palau #383.

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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Woman on beach w/ hatchlings crawling into the sea. From Scott Palau #383.

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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Man & woman on beach w/ adult turtle and lower half of turtle shell platter. From Scott Palau #383.


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32c 15 Nov 95 Eretmochelys imbricata Adult swimming toward nesting beach. From Scott Palau #383.

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32c 08 Oct 96 Stylized Turtle Se-tenant strip of five different Christmas trees, including Scott Palau 409d. Scott notes that #409 was issued in sheets of three strips.


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32c 08 Oct 96 Stylized Turtle Tiny turtle on bottom left of Papaya Christmas Tree.


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5c 21 Oct 97 Cartoon Turtle Minnie Mouse and Turtle reading books on the beach. Design is identical to Scott Palau #447b but denominations differ. Issued for Literacy Campaign. Inscribed "Reading is the Ultimate Luxury".

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32c 21 Oct 97 Cartoon Turtle Sheetlet of nine se-tenant stamps. One depicts Minnie Mouse and turtle reading books on the beach. Sheet inscribed "Let's Read".

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32c 21 Oct 97 Cartoon Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau #447. Shows Minnie Mouse and turtle reading on beach. Stamp is inscribed "Reading is the ultimate luxury".


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40c 29 May 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Legend of Orachel Sheetlet of twelve se-tenant stamps (all 40c). Turtle on one stamp and in selvedge.

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40c 29 May 98 Unidentified Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau #462.

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33c 19 Mar 99 Five Species of Turtles Sheet of twelve 33c se-tenant stamps depicting five different chelonians. Issued for World Stamp Expo '99 in Australia.

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33c 19 Mar 99 Dermochelys coriacea Single stamp from Scott Palau 495.

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33c 19 Mar 99 Lepidochelys kempi Single stamp from Scott Palau 495.

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33c 19 Mar 99 Chelonia mydas Single stamp from Scott Palau 495.

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33c 19 Mar 99 Heosemys spinosa Single stamp from Scott Palau 495.


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33c 19 Mar 99 Psammobates geometricus Single stamp from Scott Palau 495.


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$2.00 19 Mar 99 Eretmochelys imbricata One of two s/s's issued on the same date. Issued for World Stamp Expo '99 in Australia.

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33c 16 Oct 00 Submarine Named Turtle Sheet of 17 stamps plus one label w/ submarine named "The Turtle" on one stamp.


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33c 16 Oct 00 Submarine Named Turtle The Turtle, a wooden submarine built by David Bushnell in 1776. Single stamp w/ submarine from Scott Palau 584.

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33c 01 Nov 00 Stylized Sea Turtle S/S w/ nine 33c stamps, issued for Pacific Arts Festival 2000. Turtle on one stamp only.


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33c 01 Nov 00 Stylized Sea Turtle Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau #592. Painting titled "Storyboard Art" by D. Inabo. Large turtle w/ two storytellers in background.

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33c 01 Nov 00 Turtle Shell Objects S/S of twelve se-tenant 33c stamps issued for the 45th Anniversary of the Belau National Museum. Turtle shell artifacts on two stamps.

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33c 01 Nov 00 Turtle Shell Bracelet Klilt (turtle shell bracelet) on exhibit in Belau National Museum. From Scott Palau # 593.


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33c 01 Nov 00 Turtle Shell Money Turtle shell money for use by women on exhibit at Belau National Museum. From Scott Palau #593.

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20c 11 Jan 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of thirty 20c stamps w/ turtle in lower right selvedge. No turtle on stamps. Sheet inscribed "Palau-Japan Friendship Bridge". Identical to Scott Palau #644 except for denom. of stamps.

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34c 11 Jan 02 Unidentified Sea Turtle Sheet of thirty 34c stamps w/ turtle in lower right selvedge. No turtle on stamps. Sheet inscribed "Palau-Japan Friendship Bridge". Identical to Scott Palau #643 except for denom. of stamps.


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60c 26 Apr 02 Chelonia mydas U.N. Year of Eco-Tourism sheet of six 60c values. Turtle on one stamp and extending into selvedge.

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60c 26 Apr 02 Chelonia mydas Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau #689.

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60c 06 Feb 04 Various Sea Turtles S/S of six 60c stamps w/ sea turtles on all six plus turtle and turtle eggs in margin. Sheet margin inscribed "Life Cycle of Turtles". Turtle in margin behind inscription is Eretmochelys imbricata.

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60c 06 Feb 04 Chelonia mydas Mating pair. Inscribed "Mating Sea Turtles".

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60c 06 Feb 04 Caretta caretta Anterior portion of adult on beach. Moon in background. Inscribed "Laying Eggs At Night".

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60c 06 Feb 04 Chelonia mydas Hatchlings emerging from nest. Inscribed "Hatching Turtles". One hatchling has an abnormal scute count.

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60c 06 Feb 04 Caretta caretta Hatchlings crossing beach towards surf. Inscribed "Baby Turtles Going To The Sea".

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60c 06 Feb 04 Chelonia mydas Young adult swimming to left. Inscribed "Growing Up At Sea".

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60c 06 Feb 04 Caretta caretta Adult on beach, facing left, laying eggs. Inscribed "Returning To Lay Eggs".


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$2 06 Feb 04 Chelonia mydas S/S w/ one stamp. Sea turtle swimming underwater. Sheet inscribed "Life Cycle Of Turtles". Stamp inscribed "Sea Turtle" in tiny white letters.


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37c 13 Apr 04 Turtle Shell Money Pane of ten 37c stamps issued for 9th Festival of Pacific Arts. Large map of Palau in center of pane. One stamp depicts "Toluk" which is a form of money made from turtle shell and used by women in Palau. One of two panes issued for the 9th Festival of Pacific Arts. The other pane consists of 26c stamps and has no turtle-related material.

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37c 13 Apr 04 Turtle Shell Money Single stamp with turtle shell money (Toluk) from Scott Palau #764. Toluk is a form of money made from turtle shell and used by women in Palau.


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37c 20 May 04 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of six 37c stamps depicting a jelly fish, a shark, two rays, two chambered nautilii, and some invertebrates. Small turtle is in a picture spread across the top of the sheet. Sheet inscribed "Marine Life of Palau" in large letters in left margin of sheet. No turtles on stamps.


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18c 29 May 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Se-tenant sheet of 40 stamps forming a single panoramic picture. Upper selvedge inscribed "Palau, World of Sea and Reef - A Philatelic Panorama". Upper selvedge also has logo for World Philatelic Exhibition - Washington 2006. Bottom selvedge inscribed "20th Anniversary of First Postal Sheetlet - Celebrating 50 years of Service to the Worldwide Postal Community". Individual stamp designs are identical to those on Scott Palau #103. The only differences are the denominations. Turtle on one stamp only.


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18c 29 May 06 Eretmochelys imbricata Single stamp w/ turtle from Scott Palau #854. Identical to Scott Palau #103a except for denomination.


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75c 06 Nov 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle S/S of four 75c stamps w/ much marginal writing. One stamp shows Peace Corps volunteers tagging a sea turtle. "Peace Corps Palau, 40th Anniversary" in large letters across top of sheet, map of Palau in background.


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75c 06 Nov 06 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp w/ turtle from s/s issued for 40th anniversary of Palau Peace Corps.

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94c 25 Feb 09 Teenage Mutant Ninjas Sheet of four se-tenant stanps, each w/ a Mutant Ninja Turtle. Upper margin of sheet w/ a design inscribed "25th Anniversary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1984 - 2009.

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94c 25 Feb 09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt Donatello. From Scott Palau #954.

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94c 25 Feb 09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt Raphael. From Scott Palau #954.

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94c 25 Feb 09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt Michelangelo. From Scott Palau #954.


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94c 25 Feb 09 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt Leonardo. From Scott Palau #954.


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44c 02 Mar 10 Chelonia mydas Painting of one individual swimming left. From set of four showing various herps; not from s/s.

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75c 02 Mar 10 Two Species S/S of six 75c stamps, including four lizards, one Cuora amboinensis and one Eretmochelys imbricata. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Reptiles of the World".


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75c 02 Mar 10 Eretmochelys imbricata Painting of one individual, swimming left and slightly upward. From Scott Palau #1003.

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75c 02 Mar 10 Cuora amboinensis Painting of one individual on land, facing left. From Scott Palau #1003.

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98c 21 Dec 10 Unidentified Sea Turtles S/S of three stamps w/ a photograph of a turtle on each one. Upper margin of sheet w/ a huge close-up photo of a turtle's head. Upper margin of sheet inscribed "Sea Turtles of Palau" and "We're worth more alive!"


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98c 21 Dec 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #1028. Turtle swimming left w/ foreflippers in raised position.

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98c 21 Dec 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #1028. Turtle swimming over coral or rocks.

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98c 21 Dec 10 Unidentified Sea Turtle Individual stamp from Scott #1028. Turtle swimming right w/ foreflippers in downward position.

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$1.10 01 Oct 13 Eretmochelys imbricata Sheet of 6 stamps in 2013 Marine Life series. One stamp labelled as baby Green turtles. These have been identified as Hawksbills.


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$1.10 01 Oct 13 Eretmochelys imbricata Individual stamp from Scott #1168.


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$3.50 01 Jul 14 Chelonia mydas M/S of one stamp labelled Reptiles of the South Pacific

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3¢ 27 Aug 14 Chelonia mydas From set of 8 fish and sea creatures

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.47 18 May 16 Eretmochelys imbricata World of Sea and Reef Sheet of 40 stamps. Identical to SC 103 and SC 854 other than the values and the inscription at the bottom. Turtle on one stamp.

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$1.50 1 Oct 16 Eretmochelys imbricata One stamp on sheetlet of 3 Protected Species. Sheetlet from set of 8 sheetlets issued together.

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$2 15 May 17 Trachemys scripta scripta One stamp from set of 4 National Geographic stamps

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.50 10 Nov 17 Cartoon turtle Turtle on one stamp in sheet of 15 honouring the Community Action Agency

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$1.50 26 Jun 18 Chelonia mydas Joint issue with Republic of China

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Various 9 Nov 18 Various Sheet of 6 sea turtles - Chelonia mydas, Eretmochelys imbricata, Caretta caretta

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$1.00 28 Dec 19 Turtle figures Diplomatic Relations with Japan 25th anniversary. SC 1446a contains turtle figures in a wood etching. SC 1446e has turtle figures on glass windows